How You Drive Change by Supporting Local, Sustainable Farmers and Ranchers
For decades, scientists warned we must change how we produce food or face disaster. Many of us grew up thinking this would be a problem for future generations. We figured our power to change anything was just too small. After all, as mere consumers, what could we do?
We recycled. We saved aluminum cans, put plastic, paper, and cardboard into a special bin. We conserved water, even letting our lawns dry out in some places. We knew our individual efforts couldn't do much. But what's the worry when the reports talk about catastrophic climate change in the year 2100? Few among us today will be alive to see that.
Yet, those changes are happening now, far ahead of schedule. Desertification isn't only in Africa. It's happening in North America, right now. Tornado Alley is growing, and severe weather is raging in places where it was once rare. Droughts are deeper and longer-lasting, followed by inundations of Biblical proportions. These wild swings are stressing systems and communities.
Big media is sponsored by the same people responsible for the problems we face. People who have the money and power to make changes are investing in keeping us pacified on a diet of junk media, and junk food. Even news is just entertainment now. These powers spread crafted and curated messages claiming to be part of the solution, but if so then why are the problems getting worse? The honeybee population is collapsing, along with other pollinating insects. Crops are so genetically modified they no longer drop fertile seeds. And our supplies of meat are still coming from dirty, fetid feedlots and slaughterhouses where nightmare conditions reign. Our land is drying up, our water is laden with pesticides, and our food becoming more expensive. Although wrapped in more layers of cardboard and plastic than ever before, there is nothing you can do when the food itself is dirty, except throw it away.
So what can we do? The answer is, if you team with the right partners, you can do a lot more. By supporting the North American Food Forum, and shopping with our partners, such as the Fresh Harvest Market, you will drive change. Your support encourages farmers to operate sustainably, holistically, and equitably. By purchasing products that are sustainably raised, you tell our partner farmers and ranchers that you support their efforts to produce local, high-quality, fresh, nutritious, sustainably produced farm-to-table-food.
Even better for your family, you ensure they are fed fresh, nutritious food such as high-quality, 100% grass-fed beef, and fresh harvest vegetables that are actually ripe and bursting with flavor. You can drive change, right where you are now by simply buying the same foods you eat directly from local, ethical, sustainable farmers and ranchers.
So join us now and become the real force of change for your family, yourself, and the world.