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Tag Archives: Food

  • Podcast

    Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

    How to turn your backyard into a food production system
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4:14 PM

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    Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

    Even those with no prior experience can swiftly learn how to grow and raise a meaningful portion of their dietary calories.

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  • Insider

    Becoming Tomorrow’s Hero

    Act now to get yourself safely and smartly positioned
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Clarify the specific outcomes you think are most important to prepare for
    • Models of regeneration (vs consumption/extraction)
    • High return-on-investment steps everyone should take
    • Make of yourself a model to inspire others

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Save The World By First Saving Yourself, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    I worry that almost nobody is ready for what’s coming.

    Not financially, not psychologically or emotionally. And not with respect to their current lifestyles.

    My decade-plus tracking the data leads me to conclude that:

    • Food insecurity will be part of my future.
    • Energy abundance will diminish over time
    • The financial system has enormous losses baked right in and they cannot be avoided
    • Our local city/town or communities will feel the impacts of the loss of purchasing power coursing through their veins. This ‘simplification’ will be very destructive to those unready or unable to adapt.
    • Either humans voluntarily stop putting too much carbon into the atmosphere or nature will force that outcome under far less favorable terms.
    • Travel will become quite limited and perhaps become an unaffordable luxury within the next couple of decades.

    Do you share these?

    If so, I don’t want to panic you. Quite the opposite. I want you to realize that while these are potential eventualities you can’t control, you can do plenty about how they’ll impact you.

    These are the smart responses virtually anyone can take that will offer you tremendous advantage against…. (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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  • Blog
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    How To Lose Weight

    Adam's first-hand experience
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:05 AM

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    Happy New Year’s Day!

    If you’re like most people around the world, you’re spending time today planning your resolutions for the coming year.

    And if you’re like most people, ‘losing weight’ is probably on your list.

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  • Podcast

    Tim Young: How To Start A Small Farming Business

    For all those dreaming of becoming artisan entrepreneurs
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, November 26, 2017, 7:08 PM

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    Many readers of this website have shared with us their hopes of one day shedding their office jobs for a more meaningful, more resilient life involving a deeper connection with Nature. Starting a small-scale farming business is the most common dream we hear from these folks.

    But how to get started? And.. Can you really make a living at it?

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  • Podcast

    Adam Parks: How To Select & Prepare Sustainably-Raised Meats

    A ranch-to-table primer
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:15 PM

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    What specifically should you look for when choosing a provider to buy your meat from?

    Additionally, most folks don't realize how important the butchering process is to how well meat tastes. What qualities are important to look for in a butcher?

    Former rancher and current meat-repreneur, Adam Parks, joins us for this week's podcast to give practical guidance on these questions, as well as recipe and cooking tips for how to get the most out of the meats we eat. After all, if you go to the trouble to select the healthiest product and get the best butchering, you want to ensure the meals you make from it are prepared well, too.

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  • Podcast

    Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat

    Rewiring our diet for better health
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, March 20, 2017, 4:14 PM

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    As human animals, our genetic programming pushes us to optimize caloric intake with the minimal amount of effort expended. The food industry knows this, and has for decades been developing "foods" scientifically engineered to appeal to that evolutionary drive. That result? An explosion in obesity, chronic health conditions like diabetes, and a society shamed by itself.

    Robb Wolf's guidance revolves around working with, not against, our primal wiring. Eating more, but of the fuel our body truly needs, is much better than merely eating less of the processed gunk sold to us in most aisles of the grocery store.

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  • Podcast

    Dave Murphy – Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate

    Are we being fed poison for profit?
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 1, 2017, 6:16 PM

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    In November, a very concerning report — Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate — was released by The Detox Project and Food Democracy Now!, raising the alarm of the high levels of glyphosate in the US food supply and the (deliberate?) low levels of awareness of its associated health risks.

    Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, joins us this week to explain the finding of this new report on the world's most-used herbicide (more commonly known by its retail brand: Roundup). As happened in past decades with the alcohol and tobacco industries, there's compelling evidence that profits have taken a priority over consumer safety — and as public health concerns are being raised, Big Ag is circling its wagons and attacking the questioners rather than embracing open scrutiny.

    Are we being poisoned in the pursuit of profit?

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    The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001

    Calculating the real inflation rate
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:31 PM

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    In our household, we measure inflation with the "Burrito Index": How much has the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco truck gone up?

    Since we keep detailed records of expenses (a necessity if you’re a self-employed free-lance writer), I can track the real-world inflation of the Burrito Index with great accuracy: the cost of a regular burrito from our local taco truck has gone up from $2.50 in 2001 to $5 in 2010 to $6.50 in 2016.

    That’s a $160% increase since 2001; 15 years in which the official inflation rate reports that what $1 bought in 2001 can supposedly be bought with $1.35 today.

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