The third strike has hit home. 2 wonderful mother figures in my life, have life threatening cancer and one closest to me, my mother, has died unexpectedly (not cancer related). I am sad is so many ways. For my sister who I wish had a closer relationship with my mother. My wife, who loves her mother with all her heart and wants to see her mother overcome the pancreatic cancer naturally, not chemically. For my boys whose experiences with her have ceased. And for myself, having to endure sibling conflicts that seem to take away from her life. And losing a place I called home where my mom spent 45 years building and rebuilding the 20 acres into a great place to do so much.
I truly understand we all have to pass from this life to the next at some point, but more and more our lives are being cut short, in some cases unexpectedly like my mother.
I hear (just today) “it to hard and I take the easy way”. We have been put into a life in society today that pushes the easy like a drug. “Come on, just drive through and pick up something to eat”. It tastes good. “Ok just this once”. And you think they did me a favor, I didn’t have to cook, buy groceries clean dishes and put them away. Wow, thank you fast food restaurants!
Even with the tragedy, it is difficult to make decisions to do better, change, and focus on the actions that can realign a family environment based on what is right and good. The easy is chosen over the right and not so easy, even if the threats to life and health are slapping us like an abusive partner or mugger in a dark street.
First, we must understand that quality food must be grown to feed the human being. Without food the human being will die.
Second, to continue to live and live healthily, we must have nutritional foods grown that enables the body of the human being to function without artificial and unnatural assistance.
Thirdly, in order to sustain the first two items above, we must maintain the growing environment in such a way that sustains the elements within it that our foods contain.
And if there is a fourth item to address, it is the variety of foods we will need to maintain or recover that have been lost due to the high yield and single crop production. This will allow for greater nutritional sources for human health and wellness.
So, since we are not currently and absolutely for all, doing the 3 items above, we will not exist well. We will continue to be sick, pharmaceutically stabilized (with side effects……..), live a less than quality life, and continue to be a revenue stream for the company’s and corporations that control our lives and livelihoods. Think about it and keep in mind, when we do not or cannot nutritionally fulfill our health needs, because we have to go to great length to actually determine if the food is quality… it affects every single action we have – Sleeping, thinking, working, making familial decisions, raising children, staving off the variety of childhood allergies, diseases, to ADHD, Autism…as well as an extensive list of adult ailments.
And Now, Hurricane Harvey has shown us the terrific power of nature against the humanity that stands in its way. Lives are devastated and completely unprepared for the live changing nature that can occur. We may not ever know if this was due to man’s lack of care on the planet earth or just a random natural event. What I am sure of is the Increases in the tornados, droughts and misuse of land in the United States and a few other countries are DIRECTLY related to the CAFO and the use of enormous land masses to grow crops mainly to feed the animals we eat in mass, and crops fail due to droughts “A Harvest of Woe”, it is a lose/lose situation.
I know I may have been a little all over on this blog, but bear with me, and thank you.