The idea of "nutrient farming" of a few nutrients in monocultures
of a few crops has already started to be pushed at the policy level.
Locavores argue that agricultural trade and specialization lead to monocultures
that in a time of crisis, such as an insect infestation, will destroy large acreages with no diversity of crops to fill in the gaps.
The fact is where there are monocultures
there are not enough food sources for these pollinators to survive.
But we've forgotten how because if you've got a huge tractor to drive, monocultures
are the only way to go.
Alex Morgan, manager of sustainable agriculture at the Rainforest Alliance (RA), described travels to coffee farms that were once diverse forest habitats and are now bleak monocultures
with "a lot of garbage from human waste and waste from coffee mills that goes directly into streams and rivers" and farmers who have "no real negotiating power.
Others maintain small monocultures
with higher yield per unit area," said Hata.
It follows then that biodiversity conservation is intimately bound up in food sovereignty struggles against industrial monocultures
around the world.
Grassroots organizations throughout South America denounce the devastating effects of an agricultural model based on monocultures
, land and profit concentrations, labor exploitation , and environmental destruction.
The report also notes that government policies that promote monocultures
and discourage local self-sufficiency put farmers' livelihoods at greater risk and contribute to climate change.
may be hitting farm profits, Welsh plant scientists have discovered.
And they say the result would be a series of monocultures
that would provide little sustenance for wildlife.
Long-term extensive Crown leases are the main corporate equity Monocultures
are inherently unstable, and in 2005, David Ramsay's Council on Forest Sector Competitiveness admitted that corporate ecology of Northern Ontario is crashing.