Jan 22 2011
A Face Book reader writes:
“Somewhat/kind of/sort of informative article written above – http://www.newswise.com/articles/young-american-families-demand-fresh-affordable-healthy-food-options?ret=%2Farticles%2Flist&category=latest&page=10&search%5Bstatus%5D=3&search%5Bsort%5D=date+desc&search%5Bhas_multimedia%5D.
HOWEVER!!! I think the focus should also be on the ‘inner cities and rural’ places of this country. In many of these places access to fresh fruits and vegetables are almost non-existent. When they are available in these places its often in supermarkets only… and are usually badly damaged fruits and vegetables almost ‘spoiled’ I’d say.
The following 2 quotes are true from the article:
1) “A third of all families with children have income less than twice the federal poverty line, meaning that affordable family meals are in great demand”.
2) “Six out of 10 families are practicing some form of healthy eating strategy, such as eating more fruits/vegetables, whole grain, and low fat dairy; limiting fats and sugar; reducing portion sizes”.
A lot of Families of low income and even average income CANNOT afford fresh fruits and vegetables, not to mention the NON-Affordability of ‘ORGANIC’ fruits and veggies.
This is why I find it to be so hypocritical of these ‘Health Gurus who go around saying “you must be vegetarian” “you must go RAW”. Sure I agree being a vegetarian is awesome I know this because I am one of them. However instead of having expensive seminars and vacation get-a-way’s to advocate vegetarianism and raw foodism why not go into these areas of the country and advocate local city council’s to put in green groceries, turn abandon lots into little farm area’s where fresh veggies can be grown and sold @ an affordable price to Families in these neighborhoods.
Why don’t these influential GURUS spend some of their own monies in this direction. There is a REASON the obesity/hunger rate is so high in this country. The poorest person can walk into a fried chicken shack or a Wendy’s or Mcd’s and have enough money to pay for low cost unhealthy food. However the same people cannot Walk into a ‘Whole Foods’ or a Health Food store/supermarket and afford goods sold there. Purchasing a half to full cart of food/fruits/veggies in whole foods supermarket is next to ‘impossible’ for a poor or average income family.
Anytime I come across a “health Guru” in a conference/talk or seminar. My 1st question during or after the “lecture” is always what are ‘YOU’ doing to help folks in the inner cities/rural areas to have access to what your here selling and advocating?
In conclusion, to all small and largely influential health Gurus: instead of selling books, having your own popular Facebook page, why not use your influence to help those truly in need of the same ‘education and access of healthy food that you are blessed to have.
My 2 cents on the matter”. :-D
Well said and I agree, up to a point – because your frame of reference is still rooted in traditional “organic growing” as the food source of solution. In today’s world, no matter the source, traditional organics on the “cleaner end” and the GMO madness on the other, all food is of extremely poor nutrient / mineral value, with few exceptions; all of it is of bad quality due to extreme mineral deficiencies. The GMO et al nightmare being unleashed upon the world end of the spectrum has risen to make up 80% plus of the food consumed. It is total crap and should not be eaten. Traditional organics, though certainly a preferred choice unfortunately is also mostly of inferior nutrient mineral value. This because our lands have been rapped of necessary minerals and biology that processes it for the plants. Modern agriculture and it’s resulting food chain is not only in trouble it is collapsing. It has failed us. Again, when profit is the only guiding value, corruption and ill health is what you get and it self-perpetuates. Modern food, and I include traditional organic practices, is extremely deficient in nutrient / mineral values and it all is killing us.
This is where we depart from this model.
Re-mineralization of our lands and enhancing the biology of our soils is the only way we will regain health back on all levels, from soils to table. Our lands are so depleted of all the important minerals and biology needed to process and move their resultant nutrients that going back to “traditional organic methods” is in its own way as doomed as modern agriculture. Our commercial organic foods are nearly as poor quality as are their chemical brothers – they spoil equally as fast, sometimes faster, but more importantly are equally low in nutrient values. And GMO “ANYTHING” is utter madness and must be completely stopped and totally avoided as food for humans and animals, consciously. PERIOD! Now one “might think” well, at least “organic foods” are devoid of pesticides etc. Yes, true. But nutrient poor food is nearly as toxic to us as the chemicals and GMO crap “organic” seeks to avoid and free us from. Our food supply is killing us, be you eat “traditional organic” or not: if it is nutrient poor, matters not where it came from.
Go to any mall in this country and sit and watch the people for a few hours. THAT should tell anyone with two active brain cells we are a very sick species, humans. Why? There are a lot of peripheral issues and symptoms. Underlining all of it are two things: 1) our spiritual disconnect from who we really are and our natural powers, healing among them and, 2) this “crap” that we call our food supply.
To further complicate things within this “mess” we have created a parasitical paradigm system in which to experience “human”, a system that will zero in on anything and anyone who seeks to remove it.
Regarding the second issue, your readers might want to review this on record document US Senate document No 264, 1936: http://art-bin.com/art/obeach_soils.html. Dr Carey Reams further built on this. Our company T&J Enterprises, www.tandjenterprises.com has further developed the technology and growing methods making it possible, and very affordable for the average person and small local farms to again achieve health in our soils and in ourselves through what we grow and eat.
That our mass food supply is so seriously devoid of mineral nutrient content is bad enough due to chemical growing methods and mineral depleted soils. But these companies of the likes of Monsanto and DuPont etc are now creating “so-called food” by design (GMO) that can not be, by design, nutrient rich. They are screwing up the natural design of things, including humans, in a big way. This issue is at the core of the nation’s health problems: companies cannot parasite off a healthy populace. This is very much a deliberate strategy and policy. They are by design keeping the public sick. They are very deliberately on an agenda to keep people from growing and eating healthy thus becoming body healthy. We have proven that our soils can be re-mineralized in such a way that anyone can grow high quality nutrient rich fruits, vegetables and greens, (all plants) and do so affordably on any level of growing application; it is all a matter of delivery. We have proven that consuming such foods can have a huge impact on improving one’s health. We want to let people know they DO NOT have to settle for eating this crap that passes for food on the mass market! They do NOT have to settle for being sick because of consuming it. They do have a choice.
People are always asking us what makes you guys so different from the tons of vendors of garden products?
Here’s the scenario from the farm to your table.
The growers are growing fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, etc – food – that is low in nutrient value and quality. Some of this food spoils or is eaten up by insects and diseases right there on the farm and is thrown out or recycled back into the soil. The fruits, vegetables and greens that are harvested is crated up and shipped to food distributors. The food distributor throws out the percentage that has spoiled by the time they receive it. The food distributor supplies a number of stores and the stores throw out yet another percentage that spoils before they can put it on the shelf for the public to purchase. You, the consumer go to the store and purchase what looks good to you, passing over what is already spoiling since it was put out! You take it home and store it for a short while expecting to consume it, but end up finding a percentage has spoiled easily within days to a week, having to throw out part of that purchase.
We have put an end to those losses and low quality plants.
Our Organic Garden Kit, and growing system we call “Nature’s Own Growing System” allows nutrient packed high quality fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts etc – food – to be grown which doesn’t spoil after it is harvested. It isn’t eaten up by bugs and disease organisms don’t bother this produce. High quality produce doesn’t spoil on the farm. It doesn’t spoil on its way to the food distributor. It doesn’t spoil on its way to the various stores. And it doesn’t spoil after the consumer purchases it. High quality fruits, vegetables and greens have much higher levels of nutrients present than the produce that spoils so readily. With low quality food we experience declining health and with high quality food we experience improved health. This is the ultimate goal we all seek through the consumption of high quality food: good health. The problem is you cannot buy this quality level of food! But we have solved that problem and high quality fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts etc – food – can now easily be grown with our Organic Garden Kit.
What is the significance of what we are doing? Changing the Way the World Grows, literally.
This is not in the best interests of the current paradigm, but is in the interests of every living being on this planet, human and otherwise. To paraphrase a line from a recent popular movie, (AVATAR) “Let Eywa know you have heard her, and choose life.”
We would love to work with inner city green advocates seeking to create inner city urban community gardens and or who are just trying to help the poor grow more healthy. We developed this growing method to fit “ALL” growing needs and incomes. There is no excuse NOT to grow health now. We have been developing this for 13 years and have proven it can be done year in year out by anyone anywhere in the world. And our customer base is now worldwide, go figure. In fact anyone who has space for a couple 18 gallon plastic tubs and sunny spot to put them can now grow high quality food and lots of it. Minimally we triple the yields in the same growing space. As an example of costs: our organic garden kit runs $88.00. If you planted nothing more than one let’s say Early Girl tomato plant. You will minimally yield 100 tomatoes off that plant (the reality will be up to 400). Here in Spokane organic or otherwise tomatoes are running over 1.50 each but let’s use 1.50. 100 times $1.50 = $150.00 dollars. Minus 88.00 for the kit is an earning to the grower of $62.00. Our kit will easily grow 28 of those tomato plants. So that is $62.00 x 28 = $1,728.00 dollars earned at these prices for the cost of $88.00, plus your water, planter, finished compost as your medium (is what we recommend), cost of plant or seeds. No chemicals are used, no pesticides since bugs do not bother healthy plants, no diseases, no loses.
Our method of growing is called enhanced organics high nutrient density high brix growing. Many of our findings, discoveries and achievements in this area are original and exclusive to our company – (not duplicated by anyone anywhere in the world) – T&J Enterprises, owned by my brother, Thomas Giannou.
Our growing method is for the people. We have never had a return in 13 years: we use what we sell because we developed it: thus, we only sell products that work. Last year was our busiest season in 13 years, in the by far worse economy in 13 years – our customers are our sales force with over 97% return base and referrals. You do not achieve that with something that does not work.
I am not here on Face Book to be “popular”. I am here to inform, to show people they have a choice. That they do not have to settle for this “killing field parasite illness driven paradigm”. People do not have to live like this, there is another way. Our methods, our system, and philosophy is one of “health response”. The system the world is living under largely “forced response” – like addicts getting their fixes.
The choice is there, and the choice is yours.
What are we doing about the things you speak of?
“Changing the Way the World Grows”.GHTime Code(s): nc