greetings from israel. I feel like i am the most controvesial person on the block, being both food technologist and permaculturist. i am the food industry and the alternative. I believe people should eat healthy,fresh food straight from the garden, but if they don't eat fresh, then it preffered to be industrial, because homemade not-fresh food is dangerous. as you can understand i don't see the world coloured in black and white. I spent my childhood days saving animals(who probably didn't need my saving), like a lost kittens,birds, lizards,cameleons,etc. my mom would go nuts. My childhood hero was jerald durrel, i had his books and i wanted to go around the world saving wild animals. I grew up reading the israeli version of national geographic, and when i finished my service I wanted to manifest that dream. something happened there, someone told me a life-changer sentence, it was "animal don't need my help, they need my absence",he was totally right. for example i went to a small river basin in israel this year, it was beautiful,all kinds of water birds fishing and nesting, and i just could stare at them, i so wanted to join, to be a part of that, but i can only be a watcher. if i would try to find my way in ,the birds will fly away and the moment will be gone. i was confused. somehow i ended up voluntering in an amazing permaculture project, which gave me an answer. yes, i am part of the man tribe, and i can contribute to that river basin and be part of that illusive concept of nature, our role is being the administrator, the organizer...the permaculturist. what a huge resposibility, our job to manifest a river basin so birds could fly over, instead of flying away. after my journey ended and i learned so much, but didn;t know what to do with all that, and had to find a way to make it part of reality, instead of part of a journey(which in some ways is a time-out of reality). i went to college and came back to the family business in the food industry, this time as a technolgist. my permaculturist side was dormant,waiting for the right time to rise. and it happened, we purchased our lot, i observed it all season, and start implementing. now here i am.