From David E. Gumpert’s latest post:
Maine farmer Elliot Coleman shares his wisdom
“…He says he’s had animals at different times since I last saw him, and he’s spoken out about the misguided efforts to blame meat eating for contributing to climate change, such as in a 2009 Grist article, in which he states, “If I butcher a steer for my food, and that steer has been raised on grass on my farm, I am not responsible for any increased CO2. The pasture-raised animal eating grass in my field is not producing CO2, merely recycling it (short term carbon cycle) as grazing animals (and human beings) have since they evolved. It is not meat eating that is responsible for increased greenhouse gasses; it is the corn/ soybean/ chemical fertilizer/ feedlot/ transportation system under which industrial animals are raised.” Continue reading
These dowsing techniques illustrated in this short clip on biodynamics are not part of standard biodynamic practices. Which is not to say that they’re inappropriate or not a good idea. Maybe just not for everyone.
Biodynamics is practiced in lots of varying ways, and this is just one example that seems to work well for this particular grower.
From the “Early Onset of Night” blog:
What happens when that "mechanically separated" industrial chicken "hits" your digestion?
“Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it. Continue reading