Apr 30, 2006
This is an article by Nicholas von Hoffman in the Nation. Somehow or other, the message must get across to our authorities that it is modern intensive farming that must be controlled:
The more detailed report from GRAIN, an international NGO promoting sustainable agriculture, is here:
Please print out these articles or forward to as many people as possible, so they are aware of the issues behind the bird flu scare, and hopefully contribute towards making the right decisions by authorities.
Apr 14, 2006
Here is how we shade seedlings from the sun - no plastic sheets, etc., just some branches and good old dried lalang.
We use dried lalang. Sometimes we shred the lalang, depending on the requirement of what is planted.
You can contribute to sustainability by buying local. Buy from farms near to you. This reduces tranportation fuel. Imported fruits tastes great, but a lot of fuel was burnt bringing those delicious strawberries to you. The fruits may be cheaper than locally grown to you as a consumer, but the costs to the Earth is more. The price you pay reflects the subsidies most governments give to farmers either directly or indirectly. Put back the subsidies, add the fuel costs, etc. and you will see a totally different picture - one that cannot be sustainable in the long run.
Sustainable farmers like DQ do not use subsidies. We use what nature provides.
This bush of creepers were all green. Within two weeks of spraying our bio-nutrients, it started to flower abundantly.
Our high Qi compost and compost tea produces abundant crops without the use of chemicals. Here is a maize plant with four ears after we sprayed our tea. This particular type normally have one or two ears. The plant is only about 3 feet high.
Even heliconias at our farm flower incessantly and in abundance.
Apr 10, 2006
We were selling our first crop of organic cucumbers and customers were asking whether we have those mini Taiwanese cucumbers. We were puzzled for a while as we thought we were selling Taiwanese minis. Now we realised that due to our bio nutrients and high qi compost, the sizes were significantly different for the same age:
Apr 09, 2006
Our Prime Minister visited our associated goat farm at Serting.
Here's a Bernama news report on the visit. The guy on the left with sunglasses in the accompanying photo is HS Wong. The white haired guy on the right is the CEO of Gema Padu group, the major shareholder of the farm, Major (rtn) Ng Bon Chong.