Home, home on the range. Where the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And, the skies are not cloudy all day”—a verse from a good old American cowboy song from times gone bye.
Just imagine what the experience of Lewis and Clark must have been like as they crossed into the Great Plains and saw this vast grassland, home to 64 million bison, along with wolves, bear, birds, bees and humans (the native Americans)—a humming, thriving healthy ecosystem.
The soil of the prairie was rich and deep, filled with microbes, worms, insects and organic matter, able to absorb and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, thereby reducing excessive CO2 levels (greenhouse gasses), protecting against the warming our planet, and resultant erratic and violent weather patterns. The Great Plains soil was able to hold water and to filter water, thereby providing protection against draughts, erosion and providing to its inhabitants’ clean drinking water—an ecosystem perfectly in tune. Mother Nature provides these ecosystem services for free. The biosphere left in the hands of Mother Nature to do its work, creates grasslands, forests and abundant biodiversity, not desserts and wastelands.
But, what do we have today in the mid west? Just a handful of bison (count them with one hand), and over 40 million cattle and other live stock in animal prisons (CAFOs). The cattle are fed foods that they are not genetically able to handle, given antibiotics to keep them alive long enough to push their unhealthy bodies into rapid growth and to hasten their trip to the slaughter house. Have you seen Food Inc.? If not, you truly owe it to yourself to see it. It is a perfect educational tool for the whole family, for your patients, for the public school systems of America. Food Inc. exposes factory farms for what they are. The corruption of our food system worldwide, by a handful of giant transnational corporation, becomes apparent and understandable. The need for action unmistakable.
What can we do? Plenty! These are very exciting times and there is much being done. Briefly, I’ll introduce you to some exceptional individuals and organizations, worthy of your checking out. Here are their links:
The Soil Carbon Coalition– Put the carbon back where it belongs. Check out this non-profit organization. They have an amazing solution. If you have only a minute, go to the bottom of their home page and click on the Carbon Cycle Video, and if you’re really pressed for time just click on Part 2. It is well done. You’ll be glad you did.
The Polyface Farm– At Polyface our goal is to collect as much solar energy as possible. And grow as much grass as possible because we are completly grass based. In this link you’ll meet Joel Salatin, and his Polyface farm—it shows us what a farm can be. It’s a bit of heaven on earth—truly home on the range.
That’s it. I’ll keep this email short and sweet because my hope is that you will take just a moment to check out the important links above—they present a new vision of how to stop global warming, and reverse the de-evolutionary process.
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Let’s look at them from right to left: Energy Sustain: organic quinoa, amaranth, chia, buckwheat and millet, all especially milled to make their nutrients available. There is no gluten, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, or excipients and additives of any kind. They are clean and pure. They are kosher. Cruciferous Sprouts: broccoli, daikon radish, red radish, watercress, kale, mustard, cabbage. All freeze dried sprouts harvested on the third day when their glucosinolates are at their heights. Phyto Power: whole and very potent multi-species of wildcrafted Blueberry, Dandelion and Rosehips—just think of the red, blue and green power. Ultra Minerals: 72 nano sized, negatively charged plant derived minerals from Deep Time—predating humans destructive involvement with the land. Original Synbiotic Formula: good bacteria and good fiber. Mix with a little dilute organic pear or apple juice—a good breakfast.
The Last Quiz Answer:
This amazing creature is the Amur leopard. The last remaining viable wild population, estimated 20-25 individuals, is found in a small area in the Russian Province of Primorsky Krai, between Vladivostok and the Chinese border.
In adjacent China, 7-12 scattered individuals are estimated to remain. In South Korea, the last record of an Amur leopard dates back to 1969, when a leopard was captured on the slopes of Odo Mountain, in South Kyongsang Province.
It is estimated that between 1970-1983, the Amur leopard lost an astonishing 80% of its former territory. Indiscriminate logging, forest fires and land conversion for farming are the main causes. According to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), one of my most favorite conservation groups, believes that the Amur leopard can be saved from extinction if the present conservation initiatives are implemented, enhanced and sustained.