The Wicking - Gbiota bed story


The battle of an innovator to change the global food system

I have decided to write a book about how we need to change our food industry.

Twenty years ago I pioneered Wicking beds and gave them their name. They went totally viral on the internet and are widely used across the globe, but unfortunately with much technical misinformation.

I am hoping that there are people reading this message who may have pictures of their Wicking beds and be willing to tell the story of how they learned about Wicking Beds and their experiences which I could use in my book.

Since those early days I have focused on modifying the Wicking Bed system to grow gut food, natural pre and pro biotics. I call these Gbiota beds.

We know our guts control our appetite, manufacture many of the chemicals we need to replace our body parts as they age and host much of our immune system, a cheap and convenient way of increasing health span - but they need to be fed. Gbiota beds are a low cost way of growing natural gut food, breeding beneficial biology in organic waste - a sustainable way of growing our food.

After the success of Wicking beds on the internet it was expected that this message would go viral on the internet. But not so.

People are fed up with the internet being used as a high pressure sales system using manipulating data to create false impressions for profit. (Lying)

The internet has changed from being one of the greatest sources of information for the public to a massive high pressure selling machine, a hot bed of manipulation of the truth with very skilful psychological advertising collecting our personal information and selling this to monopolistic mega corporations.

How has the internet changed from such a major social service to its current state and what does this mean for the future of humanity as technology, particularly artificial intelligence (spying) leaps ahead?

This is the story I want to tell about the food we all need to eat so I ask if you have pictures, information or views and comments that you pass them on to me.

I have created a special email for this project colin@gbiota.com

Please understand that I will assume that by providing this information that you are giving me permission to use it unless you specifically indicate that this is private for my use only.

Thank you for your cooperation

Colin Austin

More info at www.gbiota.com

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Soils for Wicking Beds

I have made two videos, Greta Foodberg - where are you?


which is short 1 min 38 secs and shows how we can change the world

and What food crisis - preview


which gets down to the nitty gritty and hence is much longer, over 26 mins but explains the technology of how to grow food which will keep us healthy.


What is the Gbiota club?

gbiota bedsThe aim of the Gbiota club is to make Gbiota food readily and widely available at an affordable price.

Gbiota food is essential to feed our gut biology which forms part of our intelligent control system.

Read more about the Gbiota club at www.gbiota.com and www.gbiota.club



Colin Austin © Creative common - this is in the public domain and may be copied and reproduced with acknowledgement of source

Just ask

Just ask any competent doctor, dietitian or read the medical literature and you will see the importance of our gut biology. It forms part of our intelligent control system which manages how much and what type of food we want to eat, how much and where we store fat and is also home to the bulk of our immune system.

If we want to increase our health span we need a healthy gut and that means we have to add to our diet food that feeds our gut biology - gut food.

We know how to grow gut food - any competent grower can do it. Just add selected essential minerals to the soil, inoculate with beneficial biology biology and feed it organic waste so it breeds. My web site www.gbiota.com has all the information readily available on how to grow gut food.

There are thousands of growers, particularly the smaller hobby farmers just outside of our major cities who really understand the benefits of Gbiota farming.

Then why aren't we all eating gut food?/font>

The cabbage story

You can go to the local super market and buy a cabbage for say $2. The farmer will get about 40cents for each cabbage but he grows them by the hundreds of thousands, using automated machinery, chemicals and cheap labour to make a viable living.

TThe system works (for them).

Now maybe a dedicated biological grower wants to go to the trouble of adding all those trace mineral, zinc, magnesium, iodine, selenium etc to the soil, avoid using harsh chemicals and inoculate and feeding the biology to grow gut food. It simply cost more.

The super market may try and sell this in the speciality food section for say $4 but it looks just like any other cabbage so people don't buy and ends up going rotten and being thrown away.

A health conscious individual may decide to buy a cabbage from a de

The system does NOT work.

Change the system

If people want to add gut food to their diet they have to take action and change the system, no one is going to do it for them. First they have to form a group. I have set up a social media site www.gbiota.club where people can join and form a local group. May be just one or two people at the start but they can recruit their friends who in turn recruit their friends until there is a sizeable group. They can then make contact with biological growers and persuade them to join the group. The growers and consumers can chat and convince the growers - you grow we will buy.

They can buy directly from the growers using www.pickandeat.shop.

Now they group can organise economic transport. Someone in the group organises transport with a schedule, hopefully several times a week, which is published on www.pickandeat.shop. The growers can then post on www.pickandeat.shop showing what produce they will have available on each day. Customers can then buy produce from a number of growers and book a pick up and delivery from the transporter.

The growers will harvest just enough to fill the orders, there is no waste by speculative harvesting. A variety of produce is collected from multiple growers and delivered either to customers homes or a pick up point like a cafe or market.

It may cost say $160 for a collection and delivery but if that is shared among 100 members that is only 16 cents.

This system can work.

This can work

Club members can buy genuine gut food directly from the growers, they know the minerals, biology and organic waste has been added - that is part of the www.pickandeat.shop system, the produce is harvested in the morning and delivered fresh that same day.

It is also economic - by sharing the distribution cost the net price can be lower than from the conventional system - there is minimal waste and we are recycling waste organic material regenerating our soils for the common good.

How you can make if work

I can't make this work by myself - I provide advice for free on how to grow gut food (on line and in www.gbiota.com) I have made gbiota.club and www.pickandeat.shop - if you have any suggestions on how I can improve these sites or find any issues please let me know - so I can fix - that is part of my contribution.

But I don't have the time or resources going around to set up growers across the globe. But you can make it work and the first step is to join the www.gbiota.club group and recruit new members. start chatting hem to convince the growers to grow gut food and organise to share the distribution costs.

Join the Gbiota club

There's real food and fake food.

Real food used to be for the fringe dwellers but the virus has meant that there is a boom in people wanting a healthy gut and strong immune system.

The Gbiota club is where people go to learn about, share, grow, buy and eat real food.

Why not join - it's free - just go to www.gbiota.club


 The Corona virus is not some random and isolated disaster. It is the inevitable outcome of small farmers struggling against the might of big food and trying to make a living by the uncontrolled selling of wild animals.

This need to be a warning for us all. We need to change our food system to avoid yet more unpredicted disasters.


The thousands of deaths, bad as they may be, are still relatively small in comparison with the millions of premature deaths from diabetes, obesity and dementia which are routine in our Western food system and which stems from the view that profits of the mega corporations and their shareholders take precedence over the health of the people.

The Gbiota club is a group of people who believe that peoples health should be the priority and is a combination of technology and a social movement.


The technology is simple, just a way of growing food in nutrient rich biologically active soil which enhances our gut biota (Gbiota).

 The social movements says that the priority with food should be our health and not corporate profits. Club members can be consumers or growers.


farmGbiota consumers want to buy food where the priority is their health and are fully prepared to pay a fair price to growers.

Gbiota growers commit to enhancing their soil to grow healthy food in a sustainable way and expect to receive a fair reward for their services.

So read my web then email me at colinaustin@bigpond.com and become a grower or consumer or just show support for the movement.

To read the full story goto www.gbiota.com