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Grave Danger of Falling Food

The Most Revolutionary Act

Grave Danger of Falling Food

Tony Gailey (1989)

Film Review

This documentary is about Australian Bill Mollison, the father of the international permaculture movement. The title, which is ironic, refers to air drops of food aid (by the industrial north) to compensate the third world for destroying their food production systems. Mollison defines permaculture as a design system for housing, energy, water management, waste recycling and food production that follows nature’s engineering principles. Permaculture purposely mimics natural systems to create a permanent, sustainable culture for human beings.

In addition to exploring Mollison’s personal history and philosophy, Grave Danger of Falling Food offers a good introduction to permaculture design and the concept of permaculture zones.

Lifestyles that Restore the Planet

Despite Mollison’s lifelong concerns about the environmental devastation wreaked by industrial agriculture and multinational extractive industries, he has reservations about the war mentality of the environmental movement. Instead of “fighting” to…

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4 responses

  1. Excellent share. Proud to be an Aussie :).

    December 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    • 🙂 i can see why, thank you

      December 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      • Just reblogged that post. Excellent and well worth sharing 🙂

        December 30, 2014 at 1:37 am

      • thank you 🙂 Happy New Year!!

        December 31, 2014 at 12:25 am

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