AT LAST SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF CHRISTIANITY
By William Olkowski, PhD
Well, I am clapping for my religious friends and family for a recent report by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), on how to end world hunger. As part of a broad alliance of world wide Christians some ecological sense may be emerging from a group I have little knowledge of. The EAA are calling for food and farming systems instead of systems based on pesticides and GE seeds. Haleluya!!
What’s so funny about that sort of statement is they think its based on the ” Christian values of fairness, care for creation and sustenance for generations. This global network of Christians calls for investment in agroecology. Why? Because it works.”
We should take “Whatever Works”, as Woody Allen recommends, but while keeping an open mind, let’s not let the brains fall out (from my favorite Skeptic), and forget that religions are still the greatest force working to keep us human’s apart. And as long as we are separated there will be wars over oil, water, land, wildlife and other resources. But there is common ground hardly explored, food security is one of them.
This is a global Week of Food Action, and as part of the push, a broad alliance of Christians from around the world has released a set of recommendations for ending world hunger.
Despite best attempts by the chemical industry to use “feeding the world” as moral justification to sell pesticides and proprietary, genetically engineered (GE) seeds to farmers worldwide, members of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance are calling for investment in agroecology. Why? Because it works. Read further as there are some good examples which could have wide applicability. Some few successes amidst so many tragedies, so let’s give the successes some clapping.