January 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm (Agriculture, Community gardens, Environment, Food Safety, Genetic Engineering, Growing Power, Happy Tonics, Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm, Soil, Sustainable Agriculture, Will Allen)
Tags: biodiversity, Food Safety, Food security, Food Sovereignty, FRESH, Great North Woods, Growing Power, Joel Salatin, local food supply, Mary Ellen Ryall, Native Crops, Polyface Farm, seed saving, Sustainable Agriculture, the movie, Will Allen
- Lacinto kale. Italian heirloom from 18th century.
Just when we thought the global food battle was lost to genetic engineering (GE) in Washington, DC, along comes hope. I am thrilled to speak about the Good Food Movement.
The movie FRESH will be out this spring. Watch the movie trailer at http://www.freshthemovie.com/
Happy Tonics promotes the importance of local grown and organic crops and grass fed animals for dairy, poultry and meat.
FRESH the film is already marching forward in Wisconsin. You can view the film in Hayward, on January 31, at 2 p.m. at the Park Theatre. The film features Joel Salatin from Polyface farm, Shenandoah, Virginia, and Will Allen, of California’s Growing Power. Both of these extraordinary people have been instrumental in the Good Food Movement. Allen says,
“The Good Food Movement is now a Revolution.”
If each and every one of us can take this message home and practice it, we can change the global food marketplace one plate at a time. Remember Margaret Meade said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Visit Will Allen at www.growingpower.org/blog
Visit Joel Salatin at http://www.polyfacefarms.com/
Let us know how we can work together to promote food sustainability in our own neighborhoods right where we live. Home is where the heart is. Let’s hear from yours.
Good day, Mary Ellen
November 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Food Safety, Genetic Engineering, Happy Tonics, Joel Salatin, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, Mary Ellen Ryall, Michael Pollan, Monarch butterfly, Polyface Farm, Sustainable Agriculture)
Tags: Food Inc., Joel Salatin, Mary Ellen Ryall, Polyface Farm, Sandy Stein
Food Safety News: If you have the opportunity please read Food, Inc. The book, edited by Karl Weber, teaches about “How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer – And What You Can Do About it.” It is a participant guide to the movie Food, Inc. a must see film to comprehend why we need to talk about feeding ourselves with local grown produce and grass fed dairy, meat and poultry. The exciting news is that Wal Mart is now getting involved in the organic movement. When America buys “organic” the big box stores listen. Thank goodness people vote with their pocket books. In my mind, there is no sense in arguing with the multi-national industrialized food czars. In the end the buying public decides. Choose healthy naturally grown foods meaning non packaged foods to support health.
Joel Salatin is featured in Food, Inc. He is the owner of Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Salatin is featured in Michael Pollen’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
Officers of Happy Tonics had the honor of speaking before Mr. Salatin at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College Sustainable Living Conference in Hayward, Wisconsin, on 25 September 2009. Sandy Stein spoke about the Three Sisters Garden (corn, beans and squash). I addressed Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations of the Midwest and affect on migrating monarch butterflies.
Seed saving break out session