An expanded worldview is required for understanding and valuing new technologies. When your worldview and your understanding of the processes of life changes, so will your farming techniques.
In our worldwide research we have gradually developed a coherent worldview of farming that connects the three families M + E + I (that means Mass, Energy and Information). In fact, each family is based on a specific way of looking at the world and at nature.
The widely existing conventional family is built on a chemical worldview of the physiology of life and has led farming towards chemical techniques to control the processes in soil, plant and animal. In this P-worldview we perceive matter as particles and we apply matter as fertilizer and pesticides. This is also the view behind most biological or organic techniques that (re)emerged with the environmental crisis.
Over the last decades an ‘electromagnetic’ perspective on farming evolved and introduced a whole series of new techniques on the market. In this worldview – based on the findings of Louis de Broglie – matter is perceived in its expression as waves that always carry energy. Such waves can be detected in the space around visible objects. Key words are frequencies and resonance and energy. Techniques are based on light and sound, and on fluctuations in magnetic and electromagnetic fields.
A third jump in worldview is required to understand and accept the relevance of patterns and the influence of mind and heart on living nature. It adds to farming techniques the possibility for farmers to support plants and animals with pattern information. Here we are in the so-called ‘quantum information field’, that – in relation with DNA – shapes matter, it puts matter in its form (it literally in-form-s life processes). The hypothesis is that this information field informs wave patterns that in turn inform physiological processes. Although not all quantum physicists would agree on this worldview, an important number of them do.
To achieve a more fundamentally sustainable development – let’s say, more in line with evolution – humanity may have to adapt its attitude of dominance-over-nature and embrace a deeper communication-with-nature.
Just three references may induce you further into this enlarged worldview.
“Quantum Agriculture” by Hugh Lovel. 2014. Quantum Agriculture Publishers, Blairsville, Georgia.
‘Life on the Edge. The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology’ by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden. Published in 2014 by Bantam Press. www.transworldbooks.com.
“Live and Let Live. How multidimensional collaboration heals ecosystems.” by Jim Conroy and Basia Alexander. 2014. Plant Kingdom Communications New Jersey USA.
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