Four reasons why small scale food production will save the planet

It has been proclaimed that we are at the peak of food production, and with industrialization, chemicals, and genetically modified foods choking the nutritional efficacy of the food supply, it’s time to get back to a better model.

Something as humble as a back yard garden, or even a patio container garden, can help us get back not only a nutritious food supply, but also, to regain skills and interactions that are missing from our current lifestyle.

Fresher, cleaner, and more nutritious food

The introduction of large scale farming geared towards world production on the shoulders of a relatively small number of producers, was a recipe for a degraded and highly travelled food supply. This movement virtually guaranteed that food quality would become compromised, and the people of this planet would suffer as a result.

However, if we get back to our roots and begin supporting smaller scale farmers or produce even a small percentage of our own food supply, we can start to alleviate the negative impact industrialized farming has created for our health. A planet with fewer chemicals, pollution, “strip mining”, and genetic alterations will undoubtedly make a positive impact for people, and this can be achieved through small scale food production that focuses more on local, cleaner and nutritious foods provided by proper soil stewardship.

Develops survival skills

Mention survival skills to most people today and their first thought is making it through the day without coffee and being forced to cook one meal a day on their own. Unfortunately, we have lost the skill set that would afford us the ability to adapt to any disruptions in our cozy little world, and this leaves us in a very precarious situation.

However, if you could pick up a single skill, a good suggestion would be the ability to produce your own food. With this basic survival trait and a small plot of land, any disruptions that will inevitably occur in the food supply won’t cause you and your family to die of starvation.

Raising plants is therapeutic

It’s no coincidence that both the planet and the people living on it are in need of massive therapy. The current health of the people is largely a microcosm of how we have decided to treat the planet, and the only way to remedy this disconnection is to get back in touch with nature.

The simple act of being at one with nature, raising plants in a garden, and physically connecting with the surface of the earth (also known as “earthing” or “grounding”) is extremely therapeutic and could provide that natural chill pill to our highly stressful lifestyle. Re-establishing this connection across the planet would create a less hostile society, and could even save the planet from impending political wars.

Sustainable and low pollution production

Industrial farming practices place a terrible burden on the soil, the environment, and food quality. The current state of food production is not sustainable, and the poisoning of our air, food, and water is a prime example of how we could be wiped off the planet a lot earlier than expected.

Small-scale production is much less intense on the soil, produces very little pollution, and generally results in higher food quality. This results in a happier planet and happier people living on it due to less denaturing of planetary gifts that are meant to feed, not destroy us.

Not only that, it is estimated that 40% of food in the United States today goes uneaten. This suggests more large-scale production is not necessary. Better food management is imperative. This can be much more easily accomplished with smaller scale gardening, due to better awareness of consumers’ needs in a smaller, more manageable environment. A perfect scenario would be producing our own food with the least amount of resources possible, which can be accomplished through innovations like the Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow Box Kit.

Eight hard hitting facts about cancer

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Cancer can be incredibly scary, especially when you don’t understand how to prevent the onset through incorporation of a healthy and holistic lifestyle that addresses all the core factors that facilitate its development. Unfortunately, avoidance of this deadly disease is difficult due to the pollution of our food, air, and water.

Check out these 8 sobering stats, and then make a decision to be an exception to the rule.

1. Worldwide, about 1 in 8 deaths is caused by cancer. Yet, the media and health authorities are obsessed with “preventing” virtually non-existent diseases like polio or generally non-life threatening conditions like measles. Is because there isn’t a vaccination or pharmaceutical “cure” for cancer yet? Interestingly enough, developed countries have higher incidences of cancer, where humankind has generally aborted its connection from the healing power of pure food, air, water, sun, and earth.

2. People aged 55 or older have the highest cancer risk. Approximately 77% of ALL cancers diagnosed are present in men and women in this age group.

3. On the other side of the spectrum, more than 40 children are diagnosed with cancer every day, which equals more than 14,000 each year in the United States alone. Cancer and its conventional treatments will end the lives of four children each day, more than complications from congenital birth defects, type 1 diabetes, and asthma combined. The survival rates are not improving due to the focus on conventional treatments and endorsing collateral damage (killing all cells, with toxic drugs), rather than addressing the cause and endorsing an approach that is the antithesis to cancer – namely, a connection back to nature in all its forms.

4. More than 90% of all lung cancer cases are caused by smoking, but it’s not the actual tobacco that causes the cancer, it’s the chemicals that are utilized in the making of tobacco products that cause cancer. Quitting and avoiding second hand smoke is the easiest course of action to avoid this diagnosis, which is the leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States.

5. Sleep deprivation is described as those who get less than 6 hours per day, and this demographic has an increased risk of colon cancer. Recent studies have indicated that there is a much higher risk of cancer for those who work night shift schedules, perhaps due to improper sleep patterns disrupting circadian rhythms and quality of sleep. Proper sleep is one of the most healing activities at your disposal due to its regeneration capabilities, so covet it like a newborn baby.

6. Skin cancer is diagnosed most often, and the number of cases is increasing every year. This has spurred the myth that the sun causes cancer, but this is not entirely true. Appropriate sun exposure increases your levels of Vitamin D, which has been shown to be responsible for prevention of 77% of ALL cancers. The sweet spot is getting enough sun exposure to get your daily dose (20-30 minutes in early morning or late afternoon, on arms and legs), then getting out of it or using a non-carcinogenic sunscreen to avoid burning. If you do burn, it can cause DNA damage and eventually cancer, so a balanced approach is important.

7. Only a very small percentage of cancers have a genetic link (less than 5%), which is not what most “cancer experts” convey. However, social heredity (habitually doing the things our family has done) is a big factor, and we can avoid this subconscious way of doing things that don’t serve our health by reprogramming ourselves to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

8. Researchers worldwide agree that at least 50% of all cancers are preventable! In 2015, an estimated 1.6 million deaths will be attributed to cancer, and being able to prevent at least half those deaths through
a more holistic lifestyle is very encouraging!

The thing that makes cancer the most scary, is the mystery behind it for the majority of people, and the inclination that it pops out of nowhere and is indiscriminate about who it chooses to inflict. This is NOT the
case, and a little education and action can go a long way to prevention and successful treatment of cancer, naturally.

Start with understanding how cancer develops from our habits by reading Daily Habits That Cause Cancer. Then, incorporate cancer-killing foods, by reviewing Top 8 Foods and Herbs For Healing Cancer. Armed with this information, you can begin to wake up the healing power of the body, and start to buck some of these crazy statistics. Also check out the first few sources below for natural cancer remedies.