Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008) was born and raised on the Japanese island of Shikoku. He was the oldest son of a rice farmer who was also the local mayor. Fukuoka studied plant pathology and worked for three years as a produce inspector in the customs office in Yokohama. In 1938 he returned to his village home determined to put his ideas about natural farming into practice, but it was only after World War II, that he could wholeheartedly devote himself to farming.
Distressed by the effects of Japan’s post-war modernization, Fukuoka started to be involved with several projects to reduce desertification throughout the world. He remained an active farmer until well into his eighties, and continued to give lectures until only a few years before his death at the age of ninety five. His main work “The One-Straw Revolution” is one of the founding documents of the alternative farming and food movement.
Fukouka’s so-called “do-nothing” philosophy inspired and influenced the development of agricultural techniques like Permaculture: a common-sense, sustainable practice where living plants and crops are always growing in the soil in order for Nature to resume its natural cycles as it does in woods and forests, eliminating the use of pesticides and fertilizers. This allows the soil to regenerate continuously and to increase its hummus which contains many useful nutrients for healthy soil. The brown rice we use to produce BioSurice® for The Healthy Zone products is grown following this natural method.
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