Veganic agriculture is a progressive approach to growing Plant-Based Whole Foods (PBWF), with respect and reverence for all animals, the environment and human health. It is a completely biocentric form of agriculture that eliminates the use of all substances derived from animals while enabling and encouraging natural biodiversity alongside the enhancement of wild native animals.
Veganic farmers are not permitted to use animal products as fertilizers such as manure, blood, bone & feather meals and fish emulsion, these substances are often obtained from intensive factory farms and slaughterhouses or by-product from already exploited and overfished oceans. Animal farming has a destructive impact on the environment and most modern farm animals are kept in confined inhumane conditions, are exposed to a variety of contaminants and viruses, therefore, requiring antibiotics, antifungals and a multitude of other chemical compounds within various insecticides and topical treatments. All of which is passed on to those who consume these products.
Methane emissions from ruminants are cited as one of the main drivers of climate breakdown but are also responsible for contamination of waterways from waste, in the form of slurry, runoff and airborne ammonia. Soil erosion and soil compaction from grazing practices create a system held in limbo with zero succession and biodiversity recovery. It is now clear that animal agriculture is not sustainable because of the land required to rear billions of animals alongside the food to feed them as well as the environmental impact. In the UK alone the estimation of land that could be potentially re-wilded could be as much as 70% on a plant-based veganic diet
Veganic agriculture completely ends the relationship between animal agriculture and the production of plant-foods by maintaining fertility using plant-based techniques. Veganic systems aim to create a more sustainable, ecological way to farm, with reduced use and reliance on fossil fuels.
Veganic farmers produce their own fertility sources within the farm and the Veganic ethos is that by feeding the soil, the soil will feed the plants and the plants will feed us.
Adding organic plant-based materials to the soil produces a biodiverse living soil that is bountiful with microorganisms and nutrients which creates and enhances long-term fertility. Veganic food producers are devoted to the protection of natural ecosystems that are an intrinsic part of the overall biodiversity of their land and its food production system.
Veganics lessens our footprint on the land we require to sustain us and keeps natural systems in harmonious balance. Thereby protecting the environment and hopefully the planet for future generations.