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Even More About Farming

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Are fish a healthy alternative? / Pandemics: When Roads Lead to Animals / What is Vertical Farming? / Meet the Joyful Gardner / No Green Thumb? No Worries!

Are fish a healthy alternative?

(clever marketing strikes again)

Industrial ocean fish farms are not only breeding grounds for disease, they're also wiping out smaller, forage fish populations in order to feed their carnivorous, farmed fish populations. This then leads to more harm to eco-systems and less nutritious fish for consumers. Through clever marketing, we've compartmentalized eating fish into the healthy alternative category, disregarding how damaging our appetite for these water-based animals really is (not to mention HIGH toxicity). It's another tough pill to ponder.

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"Every hour, Americans eat about one million animals."

- Dr Neal Barnard, American Physician + Founder of PCRM

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Pandemics: When Roads Lead to Animals

Mystery solved. We know that deadly epidemics and pandemics can be caused by animal to human viral transmission. Because of how food animals are raised and sold, along with our insatiable appetite for animal protein, we're all paying an outrageously high price. Global economic collapse and death are two sound reasons to say a holy yes to eating a WPF soup for supper tonight. 

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What is Vertical Farming?

From Wikipedia: "Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimize plant growth and soil-less farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics." The global vertical farming market is estimated to hit 17.5 billion dollars (15.3 billion euros) by 2028. Although start-up costs are high, this industry is prolifically growing like micro-greens. Looks like engineers, inventors, and wealthy investors are working hard to feed hungry humans.

Life begins the day you start a garden.

- Chinese proverb

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Meet the Joyful Gardener

Stacey Murphy is "a garden geek, growing food since 1979, and her superpower is packing, literally, tons of food into tight spaces." She also hosts a Joyful Gardener docuseries, has a practical and fun YouTube channel, and is a badass WPF and food-hero advocate.

No Green Thumb? No Worries!

(home, school, or community food "farms" made easy)

Edible gardens are on the rise. Reasons include budget-conscious shoppers, farm to fork enthusiasts, and awareness of depleted soil and the need to take more of the future into our own hands. Don't have a green thumb, an outside growing space, or a high bank balance? No worries. Want to learn how to grow food in a cold climate? No problem. Ready to invest in a high-tech geodesic dome that can operate year-round? Gotchya. Also, don't miss Cookhouse Hero's section on sprouting and gardening HERE.

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