Tag Archives: Food

  • Podcast

    Dennis Meadows: The Limits To Growth

    Revisiting one of the most seminal studies of our era
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5:23 PM


    Fifty years ago, an international team of researchers was commissioned by the Club of Rome to build a computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth on a finite planet.

    In 1971, its findings were first released in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, and later published in 1972 under the title The Limits To Growth. The report concluded society would start experiencing serious declines in resources and population soon after 2030.

    One of the original seventeen researchers involved in The Limits To Growth study, Dennis Meadows, joins us for the podcast this week. Fifty years later, what does he foresee ahead?

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  • 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


    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


    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.

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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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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