- Authors: LYDIA & CLAUDE BOURGUIGNON
- Publisher: Actes Sud
- Language: French
- Release date: 03/2017
- Number of pages: 64
- Dimensions: 19 x 10 cm
- Weight: 65g
- Format: softcover
- ISBN: 9782330075989
Globalization and the "green revolution" have not kept their promises, because both are ideologies that do not take reality into account.
From now on, French citizens protest against this archaic model and ask agriculture to evolve towards more sustainability, by producing quality food and by ensuring the sustainability of their profession.
Presenting sustainable agriculture as a solution for France, which imports its food and manufactured products from low-wage countries, may seem utopian. However, it has two fundamental assets: on the one hand, we can do without industrial goods, but not food; on the other hand, it is the only sustainable source of wealth for nations. Mankind is constantly impoverishing itself by gutting the earth to take its minerals and fossil fuels, yet it could simply enrich itself by cultivating the earth according to the principles of sustainability.
This manifesto restores agriculture to the central role it has always played in civilizations. It proposes solutions to make it evolve by making it both sustainable and qualitative.
Lydia and Claude Bourguignon are soil microbiologists. In the 1970s, they were among the first scientists to alert public opinion to the rapid degradation of biomass and the richness of soil microorganisms, as well as to the loss of humus and the productivity capacity of European agricultural soils. They have contributed to develop alternative techniques that have proven to be very effective.
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