JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Every day that passes, it seems we learn more and more about the crazy food industry. The conditions these poor animals are kept in for the sake of big business, the way that they brutalize them in their lives and deaths, and the crazy things they pump into their systems, all for the sake of making them larger with a faster growth rate so they can bring them to industry as soon as possible to make as much cash as they can is down right disgusting. It's just not right! It's not right for the animals, and it's not right for the people that unknowingly digest them, thinking that everything is fine and that's just our meats! Our fruits and vegetables have the same craziness going on by irresponsible growing practices!
Instead of spending the time grossing everybody out by spotlighting the problems, let's ask ourselves this...What can the average person do about it? Anything? Are these giant corporations really in so deep with our governments that the people no longer have a choice? Well, good news! There is PLENTY we can do!
First, try buying from local farms and growers. Things like local ranches or farmers markets are great for that. If you can't, then try sticking organic for your fruits, veggies, and dairy (although, we are discovering even that isn't as it seems sometimes, so pay attention). When it comes to meats...free range, grass fed is the way to go! Remember, as simple and natural as we can keep things...the better we are for it.
Here's an idea! Something new to me actually. Today...I started a garden. Not just any garden, but for $12 bucks a year, I am "leasing" a 10ft by 15ft plot of land from the city to grow my garden on. Turns out, these community gardens have been around for decades. :-)
I'm starting easy with just a few things while I learn. I have high hopes though. What a great way to make some changes to the way we do things!
The possibilities are endless on this! Your get to know your community. You can do it as a project with friends and family. You can even use your harvest to help with things like teaching the next generation the responsible way to do things, and feeding the hungry. Not to mention the benefit you will get by being outside, and growing your own veggies! There's no real downside here folks...it's great!
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