Submitted by Readydone
Next time you walk into a supermarket take a good look around and enjoy the experience, after all, you are paying for it, the light bill, the manager’s mortgage, all of it is coming out your pocket even though you think all you are buying is food. Very little of your money is used to pay for food, the most of it is for the convenience of getting the food to you.
If you had to run down a yardfowl every time you wanted eggs for breakfast or pluck a chicken every time you ate a snack box, I am sure most of us would be father-thin vegetarians. So we go to the supermarket for our food every month or so but how reliable is the supermarket? The short answer is it isn’t. Let me illustrate.
It takes 3 days for all the shelves to empty in every supermarket when there is a hurricane watch, 3 days tops, that is how long it would take for us to start feeling the effect if the supply of food was to halt. Then what? I hope you have a backup plan, I got my kitchen garden.
We at Baird’s Village picked our fight, it is to get people to grow some of their own food, we don’t want to upset your hectic lifestyle to grow a little bit of okras, but we want you to be conscious and aware of what is going on in the world and to show resilience. The big problem is that we don’t produce enough food. We think that the supermarket is always going to be the most cost effective solution to our needs, let me illustrate why this is about to change. It is called the 45th minute.
The world’s populations are growing at an exponential rate but our brains tend to see things within a linear context. To illustrate exponential growth, imagine you and all your loved ones are handcuffed to the top seats in the gymnasium and there is a drop of water on the floor. Now this drop of water is growing at a rate of doubling every minute (@1min=2drops @2min=4drops) How long before all of you drown? ……………………. 49mins, we tend to think linear like rain fall, but exponential is a different thing. The problem is that at 45min there is 2 feet of water in the gym and everybody chatting and waiting on the police or someone to bring help not worried about the water level at all. At 47min everybody is chewing off their hands but it too late.
China has a one child policy to try and curb this exponential growth, it is that serious, but it is nowhere else in the world, as more people are born the demand for food goes up and with it the prices, don’t sit around and think that a politician well help you get cheaper food, they want you to buy more so they can tax more. In the same way we get together and pay all the supermarket bills without noticing how the little 10c mark up on the okras makes it happen, we can notice how growing them same okras for free will help we get rid of the mortgage easier.