Real Food Summit online July 8-16
Thanks to notification via Andrea the Gastronaut's brilliant blog, I've just listened to a telephone interview/slide show with Polyface Farms farmer Joel Salatin. If you've read Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma, and or seen Food Inc., you'll recognize this remarkable farmer. This interview, part of the Underground Wellness Real Food Summit's downloadable videos, is jam-packed with easy-to-understand explanations about the genius that is the family farm, what Salatin calls "the integrated farm".
The interview is one of many available on the Underground Wellness Real Food Summit internet conference page. Each day of the summit beginning today and running until July 16, three videos will be available for viewing for 24 hours only, to be replaced by the next day's offerings. With Good Food Sector heavy weights like Salatin and GMO expert Jeffrey Smith in the roster, you can't go wrong registering (it's free) and downloading the vids that interest you. Act quickly if you want to see the Salatin vid.
Salatin views the barnyard animals—cows, pigs and chickens—as co-labourers on the farm. The herbivore cow's job is to help refresh the grass by essentially mowing it. By doing this, the cow redistributes the nutrients, from the lowlands where the gravitational pull concentrates them, to higher ground, to which the cow moves in a bid to keep an eye out for predators. The pig and the chicken, omnivores both, are similarly responsible for the redistribution of nutrients, but they also eat bugs, … (MORE)