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The Science Behind Why We Need a Community

By UPLIFT on Friday May 19th, 2017

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Why We Are Stronger Together

Have we been misled by believing that competition in life will strengthen us? Could the ‘survival of the fittest’ theories be all wrong? Cellular biologist, Dr Bruce Lipton, believes so.

Rather than promoting evolution that we’re all in this together, we’re sort of like ‘oh the evolution is who’s going to be the fittest’.

He explains how ‘survival of the fittest’ theories have led to a breakdown of community and that our world is not meant to be a battle ground. Instead, he argues that humanity’s best survival strategy is unity.

Here’s this beautiful garden…And we’ve turned it into a battleground, and we’re destroying the garden right underneath our feet, because we’re looking at it all based on a competition.

Plus, we meet Anja Lyngbaek and Alejandro Lopez-Musalem, who’ve created a dream community in a Mexican cloud forest. They’re part of the growing Local Futures movement and they share their story of creating a dream community.

May 19th 2017
25:49

About Our Guests

Dr Bruce Lipton is a cellular biologist and author of the bestselling book, The Biology of Belief.

Anja Lyngbaek has worked with Local Futures on a number of specific projects since 1986, including the UK Local Food Program. Anja currently lives in Mexico, on a small-holding with her family. She is a co-founder as well as the Programs Director of Microcuenca del Rio Citlalapa – a local NGO in Veracruz, focused on sustainable community development, and has co-founded a rural primary school based on these principles. Anja gives talks, holds workshops and teaches on a variety of subjects related to food and farming, localization and eco-technologies, to both children and adults.

Alejandro Lopez-Musalem is a native Zapotec from Oaxaca, México. Alejandro was the Mexican Country Director of the NGO – Heifer International for ten years and has worked for various organizations on issues related to environmental protection and food and farming. Alejandro draws on his personal experience as a small producer of various crops and cattle in his home town. He currently lives in an eco-community in a Cloud Forest in Veracruz, with his wife Anja and their son

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