One can hardly suggest we are struggling in these ‘chemically supported’ systems of our soils, plants, animals and humankind because there have been no clear indicators of failure or we simply did not know another way. The truth is anything but this.
Over a hundred years ago, research and publications began warning of the dangers of chemical fertility, the potential loss of food nutrition and soil destruction. But that was not all. Great discoveries, research and understanding were coming forth about the laws of nature as it applied to soils, soil chemistry, soil biology, plant growth and nutrition. This research and learning continued in earnest in the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, even on until now, but at even more accelerated rates in the past several decades.
So how was it that the ‘industry’ chose to follow the path that has lead us to the current calamities that besiege us in agriculture today and away from the known and ongoing discoveries that continued to prove that natural law was the course to follow?