By: Jessica Dean
6 minute read
Following a pure food diet packed with organic, biodynamic foods is a great health choice. Go you. Eating only the foods nature intended and only the nutrients you’ve evolved to enjoy is a great way to live well.
The United States might be considered a force for innovation throughout the world, but one area where it has fallen behind is agricultural sustainability. Farms in America continue to deplete 295 million tons of topsoil every year, while other parts of the world are making a sharp turn towards sustainable techniques that consider soil creation to be the benchmark of a successful season.
Have you noticed in the past few years there has been a large shift in how we think about food? This trend, in many ways, began as Millennials started earning paychecks and participating in the economy. Their desire to know more about what’s in their food and its environmental impact began permeating the consciences of other shoppers. Now, more than ever, people want to know what’s in our food and the environmental impact our food chain is having on the environment.
We're back with another update from our organic gardening project! (In case you missed it, check out our month 1 installment here).
In the eyes of a four year old, a month must feel like an eternity! But for myself and my husband, we couldn’t get over how fast the month had gone! We were so amazed that our initial planting of the seeds in the starter pots produced little seedlings. We were on our way to creating our organic garden from seeds and our son, Keegan, could not be more excited!
There was a time when food was grown and harvested in an ultra-pure, unaltered way, free from the chemicals that are so common today. Pesticides, preservatives, colors and flavorings were introduced with the intention of improving accessibility and quality of the food supply but regrettably have also introduced health risks. As awareness has increased, so has the desire to return our food industry to a more natural state, much like that which is found in biodynamics.
Most parents agree, few things are as important as the kind of food you feed your family. More is at stake with every meal than simply satisfying taste buds. Are your daily dinners setting your children up for long lives of good health, or are you introducing the ingredients into their diets that will one day lead to chronic disease?
Have you ever wondered how to start a garden? The secret, we’ve found, is starting small.