In the Web of Life

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Category Archives: Eat what you know. Eat what you grow.

Radical Mycology’s Mushroom Cultivation for Remediation

Part 2 8:47

Part 3 11:34

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70 year old achieves health and energy with raw foods diet

This is another inspirational story about good health being achieved by a plant based diet.
4:07 min

How Cleansing Cures Cancer: the Evita Ramparte Story

Evita narrates this video about how she transformed her life when she received an ovarian cancer diagnosis. I think her story can help others who may not (yet) have a cancer diagnosis, but are struggling with obesity and poor health and stress.
9:45 min

Gardening Hacks – 10 Simple Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden

5:17 min

Smoothie Kit Creations

How to Make Your Own Smoothie Freezer Kit Creations

This is a great idea. Normally I don’t care for storing food in plastic. However, if it is a choice between drinking smoothies or skipping them because you can’t plan ahead to have ingredients on hand…or take the time to put it together in the morning… Well, this is a great way to get organized to eat well.
Smoothie Kit Creations by Tammy Kresge

Parents, teach your children how to grow food

The truth of oversupply: dispelling the Great Lie

People get it. Organic methods produce better food and chemical herbicides are toxic to the plaent. If they also understood there is no food shortage and that the ecological destruction by industrial agriculture is NOT NECESSARY to prevent famine, they would support dismantling this suicidal system.

But what industry understands, and the food movement does not, is that what prevents total rejection of bland, industrialised, pesticide-laden, GMO food is the standard acceptance, especially in Western countries, of the overarching agribusiness argument that such food is necessary. It is necessary to feed the world.

So, if the food movement could show that famine is an empty threat then it would also have shown, by clear implication, that the chemical health risks and the ecological devastation that these technologies represent are what is unnecessary. The movement would have shown that pesticides and GMOs exist solely to extract profit from the food chain. They have no other purpose. Therefore, every project of the food movement should aim to spread the truth of oversupply, until mention of the Golden Fact invites ridicule and embarrassment in the population, rather than fear. ~ Jonathan Latham, PhD

article by Jonathan Latham
Source: Common Dreams

Using glyphosate herbicide can wipe out local earthworm populations

How Cooking Can Change Your Life – Michael Pollan

When you are McDonalds you like this red box with a bouquet of really long chips [french fries]. Looks really good. So they insist that all their potatoes be Russet-Burbanks and they further insist that they have no blemishes at all. There is a very common defect of Russet-Burbank potatoes called net necrosis. You’ve seen them with those little brown lines or spots that come through them. Well, McDonalds won’t buy them if your potatoes have that. The only way to eliminate that is to eliminate an aphid and the only way to do that is with a pesticide called Monitor that is so toxic that the famers that grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside to their fields for 5 days after they spray. Then when they harvest these potatoes they have to put them in these atmospheric controlled sheds the size of a football stadium because they are not edible for 6 weeks. They have to off-gas all the chemicals in them. So you see, the desire for a certain kind of chip leads to a certain kind of agriculture.

video 20:17

CAFO eggs have to be washed & refrigerated–not so pasture raised organic eggs

Why Do You Keep Refrigerating Your Eggs? by Dr. Mercola

When you have eggs from tens of thousands of chickens – or more — all under one roof, there’s a good chance they’re going to get feces and other contaminants on them. The US solution, rather than reducing the size of the flocks and ensuring better sanitation and access to the outdoors, is to wash the eggs…
Industrial egg washing, by the way, is banned in much of Europe, not only because of potential damage to the eggs’ cuticles but also because it might allow for more “sloppy” egg-producing practices.