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The Non-Sustainability of Monocultures & From Bio-imperialism to Bio-democracy. By: Martin Matthew Zais. The Non-Sustainability of Monocultures. Monocultures dominate and will eventually strangle themselves ‘scientific forestry is harmful Undermines diversity and local knowledge

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By martin matthew zais

By: Martin Matthew Zais



Monocultures

  • Monocultures dominate and will eventually strangle themselves

  • ‘scientific forestry is harmful

    • Undermines diversity and local knowledge

  • ‘Sustainable’ yields are harmful

    • Create uniformity and collapse

    • Focused on economics of a forest

  • Normal forests have become abnormal

Monocultures


Natural processes

Natural Processes


Selective cutting

  • Selective cutting sounds like a good idea. themselves

  • Logging operations must also build infrastructure which destroys forests.

    • In some logged forests only 33% of the trees remain unharmed.

  • Sustainable yields are in direct conflict with biological productivity

    • Forests afforestation rates have dropped 40%

Selective Cutting


Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus


Agricultural globalism

  • Native crops are well adapted themselves

  • New pests do not come in with the plants

  • New superbugs/weeds

  • High yield require lots of water.

  • Inputs are sold like NPK

Agricultural Globalism


Democratizing knowledge

Democratizing Knowledge



Ecology equity and efficiency

Ecology, equity and efficiency


Who controls biodiversity

Who controls biodiversity?


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