One Man, One Cow, One Planet
It looks at biodynamic agriculture, a Rudolph Steiner-inspired system of organic farming. The film focuses on proponent Peter Proctor, a worm-obsessed Kiwi gardener; and his work promoting biodynamics worldwide, particularly in India, where he argues that modern industrial agriculture (eg. artificial chemicals, GM seeds) has made soil and plants toxic, and farming unsustainable. Proctor’s simple recipe to save the planet? One man and a bucket of cow dung.
The outcome of the battle for agricultural control
in India may just dictate the future of the earth
Why YOU should see this film
Modern agriculture causes topsoil to be eroded at 3 million tons per hour. (that’s 26 billion tons a year). Human mass is replacing biomass and other species. The carrying capacity of the earth is almost spent. To maintain our comfort zone lifestyles we will soon need five earths to sustain us in the style to which we have become accustomed.
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“It was only as we plowed through all 48 hours of material we discovered there was a bigger story: the intrinsic link from western agriculture to the marginal farmer in India. It was something that played out on the screen. Our journey is the audience’s journey. ” ~ Barbara Summer Burstyn, Co-producer