Healthy Land, Healthy People
On a related topic, this website is broadening its horizons to look at the health of the land itself from the point of view of the Average Joe consumer on the outside looking in at the commercial farmer on the inside. This naturally follows on from the way grazing is affecting huge areas of public as well as private land as farming is big business. You can be sure that where there is a lot of money involved, nature gets shoved to one side. There are many aspects to modern farming methods that are not in keeping with the way in which nature works and some of the problems that are associated with that need to be addressed.
While we don't claim to have all the answers, we certainly can take what we do know and understand about the health image that we see of the land and put it into coherent articles for information and perhaps even enlightenment of visitors reading this site. Several articles are in the pipeline on this subject which will enable this website to branch out a little while still keeping its core subject matter as its all related in the end.
Caring For the Environment
We hear so much nowadays about how we should all be caring more about the environment and being more aware of the consequences of our actions, yet while the message is pretty clear, it seems that it is falling on way too many deaf ears. Maybe the few who dare to create new calm confidence and have the right mindset over concerns for the welfare of our environment are doing the right thing, but the uncaring majority seem to be just as happy to do nothing and leave it to the few who really care.
There are plenty of good reasons for people to try and order their lives rightly and that includes getting into green issues on the environment and the natural world that supports us and gives us the life that we have come to enjoy and in far too many cases take for granted. Just becoming more aware of what is going on around us, we can learn to understand what we need to be doing more of in order to help preserve nature's balance and the environment that supports it.
Many of us are often searching for a better way to live and looking for ways in which to improve the health of the land we line on and in turn the health of the physical bodies that we inhabit. We seek wellness solutions at every turn yet are reluctant to give our time and energy to improving that of the land. We still take it for granted that when we put out the trash, it is gone the next day and we have no more to do with it.
But we do! You only have to go see a landfill site to bring it home to you just how bad that circumstance is. But you can change that by changing the way you view the world that you live in. Essentially, you can create a new you simply by becoming more environmentally aware and putting into practice a right way of living and of dealing with issues that not only affect you personally but also affect your community and your country.
Maybe it should be part of the education of all kids that they pay a visit to a huge landfill site and see how their parents are ignorantly destroying huge areas of land and polluting it with their ill thought out trash. Maybe it is something that should be shown on educational programs on local TV stations or even nationally. TV is a powerful medium for selling ideas as well as merchandise, so why not use it to teach people that their actions do have an effect on the whole world, no matter how small. One person's trash might not make much of a difference, but a million people's trash combined makes a huge difference!
Then we have the issue of our country's population growing in both numbers and (more worryingly) in girth thanks to a reluctance to monitor their health and fitness levels while all the time consuming so much junk food. But what exacerbates the problem for our population is that all that excess food is packaged in so much plastic based packaging which gets dumped, guess where? Yep, in land fill sites!
Maybe our kids have a better handle on how our planet should be treated than we do. And the hope is that they will come up with better ways to treat it than we ever have. We can only hope that future generations will be more in tune with the environment and better understand and be willing to work with nature to produce a healthier environment where healthy people can live and enjoy the amazing harvest that they sow on this wonderful planet that gives us a safe and wondrous home.
Farming Food and Crops
There is a lot that we can learn from the way in which the agricultural industry produces the food that we eat. farming methods vary from country to country, but the bulk of all farming done in the West is of the intensive kind. This means that every square foot of arable land is used as effectively as is possible and this is helped by the lavish use of a cocktail of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides that kill anything and everything that might do anything to reduce the yield.
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One of the major reasons for maintaining the health of the land is of course so that the people who derive their sustenance and livelihoods from it can be healthy also. The modern way of life has created an unhealthy aspect to the way we eat, drink and live and many people are in need of weight loss solutions to counter not only their bad eating habits but also the very make up of the food they are eating. This comes partly from the land that produces that food,
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Working with Nature
It's important to understand why we should work with nature in our farming and food production. To get a better understanding of why we should do this, it is worth taking a look back into humankind's distant history to see where it all came from. Some things may surprise you, others will seem like simple common sense to folks. Some of this may give you a sense that you ought to be taking more notice of the way in which nature works and the world around you and to be grateful for it.
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The Health of the Land
There are plenty of things wrong with the way that commercial farmers are using the land to grow crops. In the name of farming for big profits, or according to the claims of the farmers themselves in order to stay afloat while the greedy supermarket chains force down the prices to rock bottom, they are forced to use a barrage of chemicals to ensure the biggest crop per square yard that they can manage.
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Water: Another Myth Exposed
Are you absolutely sure that the water you are drinking from your domestic faucet is completely pure and safe to drink? Maybe you believe it is because your local water authority told you so. But don't be so sure they are telling you the whole truth about what's in that water and why you should be a little more concerned than you may currently be.
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