When many Americans think of farm animals, they picture cattle munching grass on rolling pastures, chickens pecking on the ground outside of picturesque red barns, and pigs gobbling down food at the trough.
Over the last 50 years, the way food animals are raised and fed has changed dramatically—to the detriment of both animals and humans. Many people are surprised to find that most of the food animals in the United States are no longer raised on farms at all. Instead they come from crowded animal factories, also known as large confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
For those that don’t know who Curtis Stone is, he spin farms in Kelowna (Green City Acres), and has learned how to take 1/2 an acre and turn it into gold. He gets calls from all over the planet from doctors and lawyers on how to make money farming. This is why I want to introduce you to Curtis. If we can show a viable and profitable industry and hungry market for fresh local food (I believe it’s here: demand is higher than supply) then we can change the landscape for monoculture and mass factory farming. I’m not saying get rid of it: I am thinking it needs a bit of revision. We should not be paying farmers peanuts from our tax dollars (middle men take money from us and the farmer). They should profit without subsidies, as all farmers should. And live a good life.
Stop Putting Your Eggs In One Basket
Really good video on the state of our food system: it’s time for all small egg producers to either make changes in the “system” and join forces. We are living in times when, if we choose to do nothing (and it is about wise choices), the next generation will ask “why was no one listening?”
From Natural News…
Scrambled Eggs: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=EDCEEE66359E89ED8D001AABC849A8DE
April: purchasing organic eggs carries many personal reasons behind it. No one does it blindly. The last salmonella scare on factory farmed eggs increased the entire organic egg industry: we have a list of eggs to avoid and buy below:
Just How Organic Are Those Organic Eggs?
In the wake of this summer’s salmonella outbreak scandal, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration uncovered dangerous, deplorable conditions at several large commercial factory egg farms, organic egg farmers reported a significant increase in sales. Natural food stores and farmer’s markets were inundated with concerned customers seeking safer egg options.