Debunking the propaganda about organic food, and how it can’t feed the world. It can through the use of biodiversity, permaculture, growing the appropriate foods for each unique biosphere-and how to adapt your crop to your environment; and feed the soil, earth, beneficial insects & mycelium, the animals, and so we will have healthier bodies, and spend less on healthcare- as a whole country. Which is beneficial to us; but not to the producers of toxic chemicals, seeds and food. Who pollute the whole planet underfoot as they plan & labor to grow product with long shelf life, capable of being shipped long distances, with the highest profit margin, that will dominate the marketplace squelching out competition, that will make us sick. Good, then we turn to their brother & utilize Big Pharma’s products and services. Good riddance to all of them, they don’t work. Time to bring in the Commonsense Era !
“When you compare organic versus conventional food, it is absolutely inarguable that organic food reduces dietary exposure to pesticides by 98 percent.”
Find the best poultry guide. This new site can help you avoid factory farmed chicken and eggs, Did you know that 20 massive companies produce 96+% of the 8 billion chickens that Americans eat? Pushing small farmers out of business, totally disregarding any idea that animal welfare matters to us, and considering that 80% of antibiotics go into animals that we eat- creating a dangerous health risk… I want to avoid these guys at all costs. I can deal locally, or use this guide to decipher claims (Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Heritage seem to be the only clear labels that mean anything. We know “natural” or “cage-free” mean nothing) ; and find the smaller farmer, the ones dedicated to raising their poultry in a healthy and humane way without polluting the environment and wasting vast amounts of water. Let’s support them while they’re still around, and try to help them keep from getting swallowed up by the giants!
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This is a great article from a book by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins that blasts common myths regarding world hunger:
We are led to believe that there is “too little food” for “too many people” – when we live in a day and age where there is an abundance of food, but it is our political systems and the oligopolies (a few global companies that control a huge market share) that have grown to dominate the “food scene” that don’t allow the food to be grown and distributed where they can benefit the hungry. The industrialization of agriculture has not helped but has been a detriment to both the environment & to those societies that have had their lands taken from them to mass produce poor quality food/feed/fuel that only benefits these large private interests .; and has really created a “hunger from plenty” situation – By removing the power of private wealth from the equation and letting the farmers themselves practice common sense agroecology; – only then, with true democracy at play, can we “feed the hungry” along with fixing the environment, (and even societies) that have been destroyed by this oligopolistic system.
In this Backgrounder we encapsulate 40 years of learning and in-depth new research to reframe ten such ways of thinking explored in our latest book World Hunger: 10 Myths.
I watched a travel foodie show where the cook viisited Argentina- known in the food world for their excellent meats. He was expecting to see heads of cattle grazing the ranchlands &to film some colorful Argentine cowboys. But more common nowdays is the CAFO experience : he visited with the managers of the new style of mass production gmo fed cattle and toured the operations, and, in the end, got to participate in the old traditional cowboy style of cattle ranching, These few ranchers are still trying to preserve the lifestyle of previous generations. They also believe that the quality of the beef they derive is much superior in taste and nutrition. Not to mention the quality of life if you care about the animals themselves. Cattle can also benefit the environment around them as did the bison on the long gone prairies of the Midwest,,,
Residents of Malvinas, Argentina, have forced a half-completed Monsanto GMO seed facility to be dismantled after protesting for three years.