“We depend on stores to get food, so we depend on money, and as a consequence we depend on a paid work or social aids given by the State.
However today, unemployment is increasing and more and more people struggle to find a job. So, how can you eat if you can’t rely on social aids?
“ Everyone needs to eat, and as food comes from the ground, let’s grow our own food ourselves!
Juan Anton Mara, 78 years old, goes for a 40-minute run several times a week. He organizes meetings that last several days at his home with dozens of people. “Everyone brings their own sleeping bag, and we figure things out” he says.
There’s no need to say that Juan Anton is in stunning shape! What is his secret? A healthy lifestyle and his desire to change the world must have played their part.
The purpose of each of his actions is indeed to « change the world », or to be more precise, to fight hunger in the world. No less.
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“Society should be based on two cornerstones: « work » (the contribution of one’s skills to society), and food production. This way, no matter what happens, if one loses their job, they will always have something to eat.
“ As long as we depend on a paid job, our safety will be hanging by a thread.
These are not just words. Juan Anton puts the theory into practice in his own life and even goes further: he experiments withevery possible ways to make farming easier.
Being self-sufficient for food is not only safe, it is also a way to get some kind of freedom in a society where ther is no choice anymore (ever).
When you’re in a bakery and the baker can’t tell where his flour comes from, when the market is under the control of the GM industry, and when you can’t choose the products you want to buy, it is a dictatorship.
When the people you vote for spend their time lying and acting contrary to their words, it is a dictatorship.
We have to find a way to do things ourselves. We have to learn how to grow and produce healthy food, and how to sell or exchange it ourselves.