It's Not Too Late to Go Organic

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It’s Not Too Late to Go Organic

It’s not too late to change – and get healthier and happier!

People who eat organic foods reduce their pesticide intake by as much as 90%, according to a study from the University of Washington.

Further, research found certain strains of soilborne bacteria not only stimulate the human immune system, but also boost serotonin levels in mice.

Low levels of serotonin are tied to depression and drugs inhibiting its reuptake in your brain are used as antidepressants.

Perhaps putting your hands in healthy organic soil can prevent depression!

If we all farmed and gardened the organic way, we may not need the antidepressant drugs we’re finding in our water supply.

A lot of people won’t agree with these statements – money might even be spent trying to negate this message.

These campaigns create doubt, play on your insecurities, and perpetuate falsehoods in favor of corporate profit.

We have to be prepared for desperate attempts to salvage profits.

Imagine a new future.

Think for a minute about what the world could look like if we all worked together and made it organic.

Let’s take the leap in our minds.

How would we make this grand goal of going organic happen?

And what would the world look and feel like?

First, like on the current organic farms, there would be a transition period.

We wouldn’t need more land for farming, but we’d need more farmers farming differently.

Fortunately, a lot of young people who currently can’t afford the land are interested in farming.

And a lot of people who are out of work may not mind working on a farm.

But we’d need to create a new model for farm employment, since we shouldn’t just rely on farm families, illegal immigrants, and migrant workers.

Maybe a required period of farm service could be part of every public school education so kids could learn where their food comes from.

Summer vacations from school were originally intended to ensure kids could help their families with the farming during the busy growing season.

This work gave children important physical activity, lessons in responsibility, an understanding and respect for food and where it comes from, and an appreciation of the benefits of hard work.

The farms themselves would need to become more diverse.

Instead of endless rows of corn and soybeans, the farms would have animals, vegetables, chickens and eggs, and a variety of crops sowed in a rotation system producing much more food and fertility over time.

We could convert all those corn and soybean fields into pasture to raise grass-fed cattle and hogs.

The hogs would be freed from their tight cages, nutrients would be returned to the soil rather than festering in toxic vats, and we’d have cleaner and healthier meat to eat.

Remember, organically managed pastures sequester a lot of carbon, and animals eating their natural diets have fewer diseases.

Turning corn and soybean fields into pastureland would reduce the supply of those commodities enough so the fewer farmers who still grew them would get a better price for their crops.

And the meat produced would be much healthier and better tasting for all of us.

Plus, instead of sitting in big tractors all day, becoming bored and overweight, farmers could get back in the saddle and become cowboys again.

Come join me on my weight loss journey!  I’d love to have you along!

Have an awesome day!

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If you’d like to read Organic Manifesto, go here Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

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Dick and Lenay

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