I have spent the last 2 months investigating the food supply in America. What started as an idea to improve my shopping choices, left me shocked and angry at what I found.
Nutrition is no longer just about eating a balanced diet consisting of whole organic foods. Industrialized factory farming has destroyed our soil, sprayed our food with toxic chemicals, and treated our animals with synthetic hormones and anti-biotics.
Not only has it diminished the nutritional value of our food, but it is causing serious health and environmental problems.
So, what’s the solution?
Biodynamic regenerative farming. Biodynamic farming is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. Essentially, it is a choice to regenerate and preserve the quality of our soil and restore the nutritional value of our food.
Healthy soil makes healthy plants which don't need herbicides and pesticides. Biodynamic farming goes beyond the Organic Certification, which is simply a list of "don'ts" but doesn't actually address the health of the soil or the nutrition of the food grown.
The following resources will introduce you to Biodynamic farming, how and where to purchase Biodynamic food, and the risks of continuing to rely on our current factory farming practices.
An Introduction To Biodynamic Farming
"The Biggest Little Farm", an award winning film, is a heartwarming and educational experience that will introduce you to the world of Biodynamic farming.
I loved this film! I'm also happy to report that I recently found and purchased some of their produce at Erewhon, a health food store, in Los Angeles.
How To Purchase Biodynamic Food
If you would like to learn how to transition from factory farmed food to Organic and eventually Biodynamic food, then this guide is for you.
This guide will equip you with all the knowledge you need to navigate shopping for vegetables, fruits, eggs, chicken, beef, fish, pork, and turkey. You will no longer be fooled by terms like "Cage Free" or "Vegetarian Fed".
Anti-Factory Farm Shopping Guide
by Evgeny Trufkin
Why Industrialized Factory Farming Is Destroying Us
And finally, if you want a mega-dose reality check on the current state of affairs with our food supply, then you should listen to this podcast with Dr Zach Bush.
It's a profound discussion on how our farming, air pollution, and pandemic are all correlated. This podcast compelled me to make it my mission to share important information with my network and begin this newsletter.
You now have a solid resource guide to navigate the American food system. Eating quality food that is free of toxic chemicals is one of the best things you can do to preserve your health.
Don't worry about trying to eat perfect. Just continue to educate yourself and strive to make better choices over time.
The information in this article should illustrate the problem I often speak about regarding soil depletion and why we are so nutrient deficient.
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