Category Archives: Media

Northern Valley News: Farming – in harmony with nature

Published April 2017 by Rachelle Armstrong, Business Manager, Soil Restoration Farming. Former CSIRO scientist, Dr Maarten Stapper, delivered some hard hitting messages to Dandaragan farmers recently about the challenges modern farming practices are creating. “Current soil problems are the result … Continue reading

The Canberra Times: Scientist Maarten Stapper takes us inside his Canberra garden

We last met agricultural scientist Dr Maarten Stapper when he was working with grains at the CSIRO (Kitchen Garden, August 31, 2004). Since then, he has featured on the ABC’s Australian Story (2009), about his road into biological farming systems … Continue reading

Outback Story: Restoring the Balance

“The shift to agro-ecological farming is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of the people of our planet,” says former CSIRO scientist and now regenerative consultant Dr Maarten Stapper. “Using regenerative agriculture we can feed nine billion people with half the fertilisers … Continue reading

WellBeing: Farming for the future

Agriculture may be what feeds us but industrial farming methods are threatening our planet. How can farmers produce enough food to feed a swelling population in a way that benefits the Earth, themselves and their communities, and anyone who eats? … Continue reading

Farm Weekly: Back to basics at Pingelly soil seminar

Published in Farm Weekly, Thursday, August 13, 2015, page 7. SOIL health is one of the key factors for profitable farming: it may seem an obvious statement but soil is too often placed down the pecking order in from management … Continue reading

Narrogin Observer: Talk reveals secret is in soil

“On September 9, I was extremely fortunate to attend a seminar in Dowerin given by Dr Maarten Stapper, a farming systems agronomist, entitled Soil Health for Profit – a cropping and mixed farming forum.” Click here to view full article. … Continue reading

GM Showdown at Ausveg Debate

Maarten participated in the Great Debate about genetically modified (GM) crops at the 2013 Ausveg National Convention. Four speakers had been handpicked in the GM debate on the pro and against sides. Where does the horticultural industry want to go? … Continue reading

Bush Telegraph: Hands up for GM-free food

“More than 40 members of the Border Landcare Organic Group (BLOG) gathered at Wallangarra on Saturday to hear Dr Maarten Stapper and show their opposition to genetic modification (GM) of our foods.” Click here to view full article. Published in … Continue reading

Scientists ‘bullied or forced out’ of CSIRO

This article about Scientists in CSIRO was published nationally by Fairfax on September 18th. Maarten Stapper is mentioned as ‘allegedly pushed out because of his criticism of genetically modified crops’. It was not just the questioning on GM but also … Continue reading

Letter to the editor | Australian Certified Organic Magazine

Letter to the editor, Australian Certified Organic Magazine, Spring 2011, p 5.