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Busting Up Food Myths October 26, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Sustainable Living.
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Want to know more about Sustainable Farming . . . watch this!

Sustainable Farming is better for us, for the planet, and for farmers.

To learn more, visit Food Mythbusters:

The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need—today and in the future? Our first Food MythBusters film takes on these questions in under seven minutes. So next time you hear them, you can too.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  Food Matters ~ You Are What You Eat * The New Frontier (Taking Simple Steps) * The Better World Handbook

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1. Andra Watkins - October 26, 2012

I love my CSA this year, Nancy, and when we visit the Farmers’ Market, we only visit the booths of actual farmers who grow their own food using sustainable practices. I’m glad this is becoming more prevalent.

The flip side of it, though, and what scares me, is how Big Ag is trying to coop the popularity of sustainable eating. Nothing they do will ever be sustainable.

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Yes! When we seek out and purchase sustainable locally grown food through CSA’s, Farmer’s Markets, and Community Gardens, we encourage local farmers to keep growing and planting real food, rather than selling out and giving up.

We are what we eat.

2. Don - October 26, 2012

Loved the video. Makes so much sense, Nancy. Reminds me of a similar strategy of now wanting to lower the required blood pressure levels because the big drug companies need to increase their prophets.

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Yes! Great example of how Big Business tries to increase profits by manipulating us into doing what they want us to do.

We need to stop buying into what these false profit-seeking prophets are selling.

Three Well Beings - October 26, 2012

You’re right about blood pressure levels, Don. The same has happened for cholesterol levels…gotta push those statins! Gheesh!

Don - October 26, 2012

lol – yip you’re right.

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Don’t forget all the other over-prescribed drugs for Alzheimer’s, ADHD, PTSD, etc., etc., etc.

We can reject suggestions that we take “medication for life” . . . and, instead, lower our blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety, and stress levels through diet, exercise, meditation, yoga.

We don’t have to become pawns for Big Pharm.

Three Well Beings - October 26, 2012

So true! I find so many of my friends don’t even question the pills! I really don’t understand that reaction. I think I’m going to share your post today on my FB…I don’t know if anyone reads my FB page any more, but I can try! 🙂

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

Thanks, Debra. We can change the world . . . one pill at a time!

3. Three Well Beings - October 26, 2012

Californians will be voting on a Proposition mandating accurate food labeling and it was looking like it would pass with overwhelming popularity–then the industrial farming “thugs”–I’m biased, so forgive the language–came in with the most ridiculous claims and threats, and it now appears the Proposition will go down in defeat. The power of industrialized farming, Big M, in particular, is alarming to me. It can be discouraging. I have friends who think I am ridiculous on this topic, but I’m not concerned about me. It’s my grandchildren’s food sources that concern me terribly! I will now go over and watch the video. Thank you, Nancy. Debra

nrhatch - October 26, 2012

“Thugs” is a great word for them, Debra. Other good words ~ bullies, thieves, liars, cheats, pirates, polluters, etc., etc., etc.

Our future depends on looking out for our kids and grandkids. And it starts with what we put into their bellies.

Hope that you are surprised by passage of the proposition.

4. colonialist - October 28, 2012

Good products at fair prices – alien concepts, it seems!

nrhatch - October 28, 2012

Our foods are so laden with chemicals . . . we’re becoming pickled in our own juices.


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