“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― Buckminster Fuller
We may not live on a farm, but we can grow where we live.
It is all about the soil!
Follow Up -Industrial Agriculture
by David Proctor
July 23, 2020
Urban Farm Lifestyle Magazine Published Weekly
Last year I wrote about Industrial Agriculture and how you can’t really fight the existing system, you need to show a better way and then replace the existing system.
2020 has been a tough year for the big agriculture corporations and the huge farm operations. Trade has been disrupted with other countries.
Processing plants have closed due to the virus and close proximity of workers.
The efficiencies that we have strived for by “Get Big or Get Out” have collapsed in on themselves.
Grocery store shelves have been vacant of food at times.
Large confined feed operations for hogs, chickens, and cattle have had to slaughter and bury or burn the animals due to processing plants being closed, and disruptions in the distribution process of the food chain.
The large corporation’s solution to this is to produce food in a laboratory “Impossible Burger”, along with other vegetarian processed food, and call it “food” but it is anything but that.
They have reproduced the looks of food, the texture, and flavors, but this is not food. They have learned from producing junk food so as to be able to fool our brain and gut.
This production is nothing more than what goes on in producing pharmaceuticals, it is all chemistry, all dead food with no life, and no true benefits to you, the earth, or life itself. It is made because it is cheap, easy and is very profitable.
The next thing you will hear is that we have to go this route because of “Safety”. Which is just another way of saying control.
This is not the route we need or should go.
We need small local farms producing food for their neighbors.
We need our seeds back, to where we own our own seeds, instead of the seeds sold that can only produce one crop.
We need to get government out of being the food police. People think the government will fix our problems. I do not see where that is the case.
To have true food security, plus nutritious food that when produced, helps benefit nature, not try to fight nature. We will see that our bodies will be in better shape to fight existing and new viruses, existing and new diseases that turn up, and help us live longer in younger bodies.
These are the benefits of buying food from your local farmer.
This is what the year 2020 has taught and shown us. Rely on ourselves and our neighbors. We are reaping what we have sown. Let us all sow a new and different crop to replace the existing system.
These are the benefits of raising and growing your own food where you are at.
Check It Out!
I believe the better way is following what nature has shown us by having herbivores moved through pastures, like the Serengeti in Africa. Large and small herbivores are continuously moved by preditors.
Managed or flex grazing does just that, instead of having the animals continuously graze a pasture, the herbivores are moved on a daily basis by the rancher or farmer. This benefits the plants, the land, the animals, and us!
I do not expect you to watch all of this video since it is over an hour, but if you do you will learn a tremendous amount of information from it!!
Intro to Adaptive Grazing – Part 1: Introduction to Adaptive Grazing w/ Dr. Allen Williams 1:13:29
Get to know who grows your food, or better yet, you be that person. Now is the time for Urban Farmers!
Just my opinion!