Biodynamic farming will absolutely come to prevail in the global agricultural scene within just a few years due to the exponential use (or rather misuse) of mineral fertilizers and crop protection chemicals all of which are made with the use of drastically diminishing natural reserves of oil and natural gas.

For instance, production of nitrogen synthetic fertilizers is one of the most natural gas consuming productions in the modern industry. Consequently, the availability and price of natural gas directly affects the supply of synthetic fertilizers for chemical-intensive conventional farmers in the most developed countries of the World.

As the natural resources base is coming short in reserves, humanity will soon realize unavoidable need to change the ways it farms. The only alternative to chemical-intensive conventional farming is organic or biodynamic farming.

First of all, the soils which have been heavily ruined by minerals and deprived of soil-native bacteria, fungi and nematodes  by intensive farming will need to be restored in a very prompt manner. To do so, biodynamic preparations and other biodynamic farming methods will have no other sound alternatives which would be able to reproduce the life of the soil and thus retrieve the natural balance to the most important asset of agriculture.

Secondly, the shrinking reserves of natural gas and oil will inevitably result in immense increase of prices for the tillage equipment as wel as the fuel to run it. As a result, land cultivation will have to be minimized which will also additionally require biodynamic natural methods of pest control and protection of crops against weeds.

Not to mention that genetically modified soya, corn and cotton will become totally useless and obsolete as they require a certain “level of technology” to accompany; and that level of modern agronomy is heavily oil-driven.

Another huge reason for biodynamics to become the leading farming technology worldwide is the way it prevents the carbon emission on the largest scale. While conventional farming is seriously responsible for direct and indirect intensive emission of CO2, biodynamic farming methods tend to minimize the negative effect by bringing carbon particles back into soil where they become nutrients for crops as well as natural fossils in a longer run.

We can see already today that the European nations which mostly practice chemical-intensive conventional farming methods and thus might soon become severely disbalanced in their foods supply have made plans for the next decade to significantly increase organic crops production. However, given the exponential element of the intense harmful effect of conventional agriculture on the well-being of all the nations, it becomes obvious that the “realistic” plans of the developed nations are way too optimistic. The massive transition to organic farming should start occurring in 2010.

It takes a great deal of good will and a bit of understanding of arithmetics to realize that the transition from conventional to organic and biodynamic farming should start happening NOW!

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