Personal thoughts that helped me gain some insight into the principles of organic farming. Four fundamental forces of evolution that form an analog to physics.
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The subject of physics inspired my search for the fundamental forces of evolution. There are four fundamental interactions in physics: gravity, electromagnetic force (electromagnetism), weak interaction (weak nuclear force, weak force), and strong interaction (nuclear strong force, color force). These are then the fundamental forces in physics.
In 1980, when I started with organic farming and later exporting the organic bananas grown in Tenerife, I first tried biodynamic agriculture. It seemed to be the best method at that time. But an experience I had that I describe below in the section “What this means for organic farming” and certain dogmas of the method that were simply too esoteric for me prompted me to discontinue this “special” type of farming and switch to traditional organic farming. Important: I do appreciate the Demeter quality very much, but it was just not “my thing.” (Demeter is a German brand with products that have been produced based on anthroposophical, biodynamic principles.)
I read a lot, of course, but as I was on my own, I also had a lot of time to think. I was interested in life.