Direct Democracy proposal for Agriculture

People's Administration's outlook and ethics regarding UK agriculture

The People's Administration believes that any country's economic prosperity is heavily linked to the natural climate and environment of its land and, the social cohesion of its civilisation. The weaker the environment becomes and the looser social cohesion becomes, the weaker the economy becomes. This in turn leads to further environment abuse and even looser social cohesion and this then forms an infinite downward spiral.

The UK has always been a strong agricultural producer because of environmental conditions. Due to climate, global positioning and soil types, we are naturally well placed to be able to produce an extremely wide variety of food types. In the modern era, UK farmers have been forced to reduce their productivity and land is either left unused or is eventually sold for other purposes [such as property development] and we view this to be an abuse of this land because the land is not being used for its best potential.

If UK farmers were allowed to grow food crops, hemp crops and bio fuel crops to primarily suit UK markets, we would be spending less money on imports and spending more within the UK economy whilst exports could potentially increase.

If [as Monsanto & Cameron say], world hunger can be solved by increasing crop yield, why are UK farmers still forced to leave 30% of their land arable and, why is it illegal in the UK to grow GMO unless it is imported from Monsanto in the US? It is our strong belief that Monsanto is the enemy of the farmer, of the consumer, and of nature and its products [that are legally exempt from scientific testing and from prosecution if found to be corrupt], have the potential to create BSE-type diseases in all that it touches and as such, we believe that David Cameron's will to satisfy Obama and Monsanto amounts to outright treason.

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What is it that is so flawed within the UK farming industry that makes organic produce more expensive to buy than non-organic produce? How is it that the most natural methods of producing food are the most expensive for consumers? If we reassess our natural environment for it's potential strengths and weaknesses and support the UK farming industry, we will become more self-sufficient and our economy will increase due to a reduction in imports coupled with an expansion in UK consumer spending staying within the UK economy.

We recognise that doing this could compromise the EU farming subsidies paid to UK farmers but we believe that UK farmers would benefit more from their own productivity if supported by the People's Administration and local traders.

With regards to capitalism, the centralised globalised capitalist system requires that in order for businesses to survive, they must minimise costs, maximise profits and forever increase their profit margins so as to forever expand. In our opinion, these are not necessary components of a successful business or of capitalism itself and, they can actually be extremely restrictive making businesses inflexible and therefore vulnerable [as with the banks for example].

The English 'work ethic' and corporate capitalist maximisation has ensured that the UK has the longest and hardest working hours in Europe, whilst being one of the least productive countries in Europe.

Within a direct democracy, a decentralised economy where businesses draw upon their local resources, use digital internal processes with digital marketing methods, focus on sustaining a profit [not on expanding profits] and are regulated by localised social justice [as opposed to centralised government regulation], will be the businesses that thrive and re-start a reformed UK economy.

The answers to most, if not all questions about anything can be found in studying nature. Nature never maximises but instead always optimises. For example; plants never consume more energy or space than they need yet they survive, grow and hopefully live to fulfil their purpose. Nature makes the smartest use of what is already naturally available to it, not the biggest use. We believe that the UK economy will be best served if we base our economy upon our natural environment and copy the behavioural elements within it by translating them into business models and, by adapting the current capitalist model so that it is based upon optimising - not maximising.

At the same time, our environment will automatically become prioritised along with our economy and both will thrive. Simply planting a seed and maintaining its growth through to it becoming an edible food is capitalism - and it's fair and it's sustainable if we optimise instead of maximise!

We call this Eco-Capitalism.

It is no coincidence that our global economy is collapsing at the same time as our global environment and that direct democracy may now be the only tool that could save the economy and environment.

Voting for direct democracy outside a general election

Direct Democracy - Audio

It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.

This is not a protest campaign.

In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all of the democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK has signed-up to], the people already have the lawful right to reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.