STONE BREADS book
STONE BREADS book
BREADS OF STONES, JULIUS HENGEL / LEIPZIG, 1898
Brot aus Stein, durch mineraliche Düngung der Felder.
Research and translation:
Juquira Candirú Satyagraha
- Hans Landgraf
- Jairo Restrepo Rivera
- sebastiao pinheiro
Stone Bread is a book to understand in depth the nutritional power of rock meal in agriculture, from the fertilization of the soil to its role in the freedom and sovereignty of all the peoples of the world.
"Stone loaves for the fertilization of the fields"
It was the title that Julius Hensel, more than a century ago, chose for his book. But who would understand?
Hensel, a compatriot of Martin Luther, with his writings is revolutionizing agriculture with the remineralization of soils. Hensel's motto was: "the still unknown nutritive forces of rocks"
We don't know the difference between breast milk and powdered milk, we don't even know the difference between human milk and breast milk, or that powdered milk is cow's milk. So how can we demand that it be known that the inventor and first patent holder of powdered milk was Justus von Liebig, father of agricultural chemistry, while Julius Hensel promoted the importance of breast milk in his best-known work? "life"?
Hensel was persecuted, imprisoned, forgotten and renegade; "university" doctors in soils, still don't know his writings; because these belong to or are the object of ideological and dogmatic deformation, without ethical concern and moral honesty on the part of those who learn.
A group of black peasants and rebels reluctant to their slavery, who maintain their customs and who in Brazil are called "quilombolas" began to cultivate "oryza glaberrima" rice, originally from Niger, which their ancestors cultivated in Africa; Prohibited from being cultivated in Brazil since 1750, in the hands of the quilombolas in Rio Grande do Sul today it is recovered and cultivated with "rock meal" without fertilizers, herbicides and urea. In the first thirty days the quilombolas wanted to destroy the crop, because of the "weeds" and under the "stand"; After sixty days they were getting used to the strength of the crop that defeated weeds and tillered with gigantic vigor.
At harvest they obtained more than 8,000 kilos of grain per hectare. In the mill, the yield was higher than 72% when the average production in Rio Grande do Sul is 5,500 kilos of grain per hectare and the yield in the mill is below 60%. On the other hand, with a part of this harvest, more than seventy different foods and some drinks were made.
Of all this, the most shocking was the story of the "quilombola" Olegario, 73 years old: "At the beginning I didn't like that rice one bit, but when I saw that some ducks came to make their nests in the rice field , I had to leave, because here there is no more space for birds, since everything is covered with herbicides and insecticides. Then when I was approaching to control the water and other work in the rice, an adult bird proudly presented its ten new ducklings and would stay around the corner, as if wanting to teach me something. The whole family flew a few days before the harvest. But next year, I will have more rice and for sure more ducks." African rice, rock flour and the humble sensibility of the farmer teach us something new.
The "quilombola" Olegario, with his age and life experience, could help many who studied the "philosophy of science" without understanding the context in the text. This is why many doctors repeat like sheep in the university and believe that: poisons, transgenics, eucalyptus and agrofuels are good and essential.
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