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Surely you've noticed some problems in your food supply.
* GMOs, banned in nations that honor the precautionary principle, are common in US grown food.
* Toxic pesticides are being used more and accomplishing less.
* Meat has gotten absolutely frightening.
Industrial agriculture has largely replaced family farms. Profits have supplanted purity as the priority of government regulations as the fox tends the hen house
By now, you probably accept that the aisles of our grocery stores are filled with poison
Well, yes, and we were eating long before grocery stores were invented. Food is a primary interaction with the living planet. Perhaps it's time to re-examine the nature of that interaction. How did our ancestors survive?
You don't have to become a paleolithic hunter-gatherer. At least not yet. It might be worth consideration as the system starts to crash. Meanwhile, we can cling to what seems worthwhile in the modern agricultural system, while spitting out what tastes wrong to us. Farming with minimized use of petroleum products
It is important to have and share a vision of a healthy future, but only if it gives you incentive for action. The remainder of this article is devoted to specific actions you may take to undermine industrial agriculture and build a healthier alternative.
Support your local farmer's market
Most importantly, you can grow your own organic food to share with neighbors. Start by listing what plants you most enjoy eating. Research the ideal growing conditions of those plants, until you find a match with where you live. Return the nutrients you eat to the soil.
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Americans put far too much time and energy
Learn permaculture techniques that are locally appropriate.
Along with bicycling