For two years, Bianca Blasl has been travelling from farm to farm in her Red Lightning. In her blog melange.in.gummistiefeln she takes us on this journey. With Schmäh and good food, she wants to build a bridge between us and our food and those who make it. This is how we found each other. Now the roving reporter has set out to test our app and find out what it all brings to everyone involved.
In many places we are surrounded by them, whether we like it or not. Sometimes they seem annoying, but without their existence, ours would be threatened. We are talking about: Insects.
Impressive facts and figures
Insects are one of the most diverse groups of animals on earth and have a wide variety of shapes and colours. Between 925,000 and 1,000,000 species are currently known and scientifically documented - the number of unreported cases is probably much higher. According to estimates, there could be between 2 and 50 million species. A wide range, which underlines the need for further research. In Austria, the population is estimated at 40,000 insect species, 345 of which are endemic, i.e. only found in Austria.
In this blog post, we would like to introduce you to another ingenious sustainable concept that we can only warmly recommend. And that is Solidarity Farming.
It is about solidarity and community and, of course, about agriculture. The concept originated in Japan in the 1960s. It has now been practised in Austria for almost 10 years. But what exactly is behind it?
Regionality has never been as important as it is now!
In times of the Corona crisis, we are all moving closer together - even if not in direct contact. We see a multitude of beautiful solidarity assistance that did not exist on this scale before.
What is also becoming very clear at this time is the enormous value of regionality. Because one thing is clear: you cannot import food security!