All posts tagged: topsoil depletion

What we eat creates the world

I used to think of the things that I eat as going away when I eat them. Certainly that is so in the small picture, but when I look at the big picture, the world overall, whatever people eat we actually make more of. What we eat creates the world. When I eat fresh, local eggs from pastured chickens or meat from other pastured animals it encourages my farmer to set aside land for animals to roam in. They eat bugs, weeds and slugs and make rich fertilizer (poop) to rebuild the top soil. When I eat local, organic produce more farmland in my community is preserved, small farmers get paid for tending the land. Small farmers are more likely to plant a large variety of crops, continue heirloom varieties and leave natural tracts of land for bees, butterflies, … Even more so when I shop from biodynamic or permaculture farmers at a farmers market. When I buy fair trade, sustainably grown chocolate, coconut and other exotic foods it protects the rainforest, provides good jobs …