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Excellent viticultural course – In Stellenbosch – 15 to 17 June

Excellent viticultural course – In Stellenbosch – 15 to 17 June

Georg Meissner is special in the world of viticulture. Not only is steeped in the BioDynamic method, he sits on the research team that compares organic/conventional/BioDynamic in a multi year trial at Geisenheim University in Germany and in addition to that he makes wine from

Glyphosate revisited and the subjectivity of science.

Glyphosate revisited and the subjectivity of science.

The ubiquity of this poison is an example of epistemicide. I elaborate on epistemicide at the bottom of this blog. The chemical that is added to keep Glyphosate in suspension in the herbicide is what lab people give lab rats to create tumours. I wrote

Our farming philosophies explained

Our farming philosophies explained

I was put in touch with these guys recently and if you click on those highlighted words (especially scroll down to the photos with their subtitles) you will get an erudite explanation of what the philosophical underpinning is to our grazing methodology. To understand what underlies

True cost accounting, a phrase we will hear more about in 2016.

True cost accounting, a phrase we will hear more about in 2016.

Hello I write this with my management accountant hat on. I have an Honours Degree in Management Accounting and studied accounting for 5 years. Not once was the concept of true cost accounting (TCA) mentioned. If accounting was truly costed, if you will excuse the

Glyphosate, the carcinogen every South African ingests daily.

Glyphosate, the carcinogen every South African ingests daily.

I wrote the article below for one of my recent columns in Longevity Magazine. The only Glyphosate free bread in this country are the organic loaves baked by Fritz Schoon in Stellenbosch. (Every loaf tested in the supermarkets contains Glyphosate). Not only is he using

5 reasons for BioDynamic agriculture.

5 reasons for BioDynamic agriculture.

People who can distill complex ideas into language that lesser mortals can understand are rare. Monty Waldin is one of them. He has a great website which is here. The full article is on his website but I have taken his five points and listed

Food produced in violence begets violence.

Food produced in violence begets violence.

Hello There are many very well explained reasons for the upsurge in violence in this already violent country. One that has not been properly explored is referred to in the title. We are the only country in the world where the staple diet is GMO

Malnutrition starts in the soil. The paradox that is agriculture.

Malnutrition starts in the soil. The paradox that is agriculture.

Hello Obesity, starvation and infertility are all forms of malnutrition which starts in the soil.   1. We, South Africa, are now the third most obese country in the world. Sugar, which is in all processed foods which most of the population consume as their

Shelterbelts. Part of our pasture management system.

Shelterbelts. Part of our pasture management system.

Hello dear Reader If you look closely at the above photo, taken in October 2013, you can see a bumble bee in the middle of the picture enjoying the nectar of the keurboom (virgilia oroboidies). This tree was planted in our first shelterbelt alongside our