Can Radio Waves Completely Transform Agriculture?
A single innovation from an octogenarian professor in Ireland is raising eyebrows and gaining accolades, though it is strangely absent in the U.S. mainstream media.
Professor Austin Darragh of Limerick University is employing a new use of radio wave technology that could be called the new or real miracle grow. The consequences of its implementation are being referred to as “the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough.”
The biotech industry continues to assert that modern-day farming must be driven by genetic modification in order to provide more consistent crop production. This assertion is often coupled with climate change and overpopulation arguments which remain scientifically debatable.
In terms of straight food production, however, GMOs do not provide more food; it’s one of the many GMO myths that continue to be perpetuated by those who stand to gain the most from genetic modification of the food supply, as well as the increased use of pesticides and herbicides that have resulted.
Sustainable agricultural practices are the real answer. This has been proven time and again. We are often shown images of starving people in Third World countries who presumably need saving by corporate GMO conglomerates. However, in just one example, poverty-stricken rice and potato farmers in India confirmed record-breaking yields after switching to truly organic food production. (Source) This is a similar story as others reported in Africa, with incredible additional benefits to the economy and human rights (read the full report here).
This is exactly the promise held by Vi-Aqua technology.
Extensively tested in Ireland and several other countries, the inexpensive water treatment technology is now being rolled out across the world. The technology makes GM obsolete and also addresses the whole global warming fear that there is too much carbon dioxide in the air, by simply converting excess CO2 into edible plant mass.
The compact biscuit-tin-sized technology, which is called Vi-Aqua – meaning ‘life water’ – converts 24 volts of electricity into a radio signal, which charges up the water via an antennae. Once the device is attached to a hose, thousands of gallons of water can be charged up in less than 10 minutes at a cost of pennies.
The newly energized water is not only an inexpensive solution that renders genetic modification unnecessary while being environmentally sensitive, it gets better results. Early results suggest that crop production can increase by as much as 30%. Carrots actually showed a yield increase of 46%.
Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides.
There is also a massive reduction in water consumption, thus addressing yet another serious concern as fresh water resources are dwindling worldwide.
Europe in general has shown increasing resistance to permitting GMO crops, instituting bans in numerous countries. Field trials of Vi-Aqua are ongoing there and are gaining rapid traction.
Now that there appears to be a viable solution tailored to cheaply and safely address every single concern used by large biotech conglomerates to sell their provable poisons, this very well might be something already growing beyond their control.
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