In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at the history of Cuban sustainable agriculture and farming. Specifically, I look at why sustainable and organic methods, such as urban farms and market gardens, proliferated in Cuban farming, and what that might mean for farmers markets and local food systems in countries like the United States. Some of the principles of Cuban agriculture could be used to build a system in opposition to our current industrial food and factory farm system.
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1. Bill McKibben's "The Cuba Diet": http://billtotten.blogspot.com/2005/04/cuba-diet.html
2. Eat Local: Cuba's Urban Gardens Raise Food on Zero Emissions: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20090127/eat-local-cubas-urban-gardens-raise-food-zero-emissions
3. Creating a Sustainable Urban Agriculture
4. Cuba's Green Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyLU9CP7iRE
5. What Cuba can teach America about organic farming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MsnXTMC1-E
6. The Paradox of Cuban Agriculture: https://monthlyreview.org/2012/01/01/the-paradox-of-cuban-agriculture/
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I've been working to create sustainable food systems in the US for ..decades. People will no allow it. They do not like you growing food in the US. They will say ''what a beautiful tree'', and I will say, ''this tree makes food'' and they will say ''oh, it makes food it is disgusting, you must kill it according to the law now and if you don't we will.'' I'm not joking. And wish you luck. Permaculture could save the planet but people don't want it. They want turf grass lawns and dog pooh.
I have been actually thinking about ways to create a sustainable local food system here in America, and I knew nothing about what they are doing in Cuba! Great model when looking for ways to create a systems that is common sense and sustainable.
The world needs to start rethinking this global system that has been created since the end of WW2, because the strain and the demands of such a complex global system needs to be address. If we are going to have future generations to live on the planet.
The way agricultural is currently is ridiculous and irrational. Nobody in political leadership on all fronts, local, federal, through global organizations. Aren't thinking about what if this system falls? Then what? Cities would be starved in days causing civil unrest.
The only way forward is to start thinking local and sustainable. This Cuban model is a good start for thinking a sustainable but effective solution to a huge problem no one is talking about.
Also, really love your channel and the content you produce really great! Been with you since the start. Hope to see you blow up soon!
(Sorry for long post. Had a lot to say...( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ )
I love your videos man. Most of what you cover is right up my alley as I am majoring in sustainability/resource management. Funnily enough, I don't watch them often. This one really grabbed my attention based on the subject matter. Thanks for putting in the hard work to make this. You definitely deserve more attention!
Marin Community Foundation and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Overall, US-born Muslims make up the largest percentage at 34% of all Muslims in the Bay Area, followed by 14% born in Pakistan, 11% in Afghanistan, 10% in India, 3% in Egypt and 2% each in Iran, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen.
Silicon Valley Pakistani-American by the Numbers:
There are 35,000 Pakistani-born Muslims in San Francisco Bay Area, or 14% of the 250,000 Muslims who call the Bay Area home, according to the study. Bay Area Muslim community constitutes 3.5 percent of the area’s total population and is one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in the country.
As of 2013, South Asian Muslims, including Pakistanis, have the highest income levels, with nearly half (49%) of them having a household income above $100,000. In comparison, those groups with the lowest proportion of household incomes above $100,000 were Hispanic Muslims (15%), Afghans (10%), and African American Muslims (10%).
The Bay Area Muslim community is very diverse in terms of race and ethnicity:
South Asians (30%)
African Americans (9%)
Asian/Pacific Islanders (7%)
Based on the survey findings, the majority of Muslims live in the following three counties:
and Contra Costa (12%)
Thousands of Pakistan-born techies are working at Apple, Cisco, Google, Intel, Oracle and hundreds of other high-tech companies from small start-ups to large Fortune 500 corporations. Pakistani-Americans are contributing to what Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee describe as "The Second Machine Age" in a recent book with the same title.