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How industrial food system endangers our health

The Philippine population has reached 100 million.  How are we going to feed this growing population when our farms are taken over by real estate development and testing ground for GMO?

Capitalists and entrepreneurs see the opportunity that tons of profits can be made if food are produced at a massive scale and at lower cost. These so called food entrepreneurs have created food production systems backed by bankers and financiers to speed up and bulk up meat production. Chickens are raised in cramped chicken sheds causing immobility and disease but can grow enormously in 45 or even 21 days.  In food factories, the natural instincts of cows, pigs and chickens are redesigned – cows these days do not eat grass anymore much less seen a blade of grass and yet produce tons and gallons of milk because of constant feeding of hormones and antibiotics so that milk can be produced at a massive scale at cheap cost.

Food has become denatured food products that contribute to diseases. Obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes are at an all time high in the Philippines but doctors warned us that most of these diseases can be healed or controlled by food – real food.

Real food are fruits and vegetables grown on living soil in season and eaten in season. Animals grow on pasture and fed on grass, table scraps, garden waste and worms. They live out their natural instincts and are mobile to do whatever and wherever they wanted to go and graze.

 

Soon we will be offering our own native and white chickens, and ducks too including pastured pork.

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Different varieties of green leafy veg

Different varieties of green leafy veg

Sprouts.

Sprouts.

Grass clippings are used for mulching to conserve moisture.

Grass clippings are used for mulching to conserve moisture.

Mountain Rice

Mountain Rice

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Soil is enriched of natural nutritional fertilizer so it meet your needs.

Soil is enriched of natural nutritional fertilizer to meet your needs.

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This 3 feet red lady papaya is not just a beauty but is bounty aplenty of anti-oxidant, Vitamin E and E and folate.

This 3 feet red lady papaya is not just a beauty but is bounty aplenty of anti-oxidant, Vitamin E and E and folate.

Rows of calamansi grow alongside a barrier.

Rows of calamansi grow alongside a barrier.

Greenhouse for lettuces and herbs.

Greenhouse for lettuces and herbs.

Worm bed that provides nutrient-rich fertiliser for plants and soil.

Worm bed that provides nutrient-rich fertiliser for plants and soil.

Heaps of carabao manure that fertilises the soil.

Heaps of carabao manure that fertilises the soil.

Fertilisers in ceramic jars.

Natural fertilizers in ceramic jars.

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So good, it makes you cry!

One of the things that we are proud of is that our food is grown on living soil that not only provides soul-satisfying flavour but most of all offer natural therapeutic and healing remedies. Red onions for example are often valued highly for its flavour . Our weekly harvest offerings include red and white onions  which our subscribers love so much.  Our own research  showed that red onions are packed with quercetin that keeps free radicals at bay.

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Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is particularly well suited for scavenging free radicals. Aside from its antioxidant properties, quercetin has been found to possess cancer-fighting, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has shown promising potential for preventing and controlling the formation of intestinal polyps, suppressing the rhinoviruses that are the underlying cause of common cold, treating psoriasis, and inhibiting the replication of viruses including the herpes simplex virus that can cause cold sores. It has also been shown to reduce the risk of  stomach cancer: according to one study, half an onion a day could reduce the risk of stomach cancer by 50%.

Organic red onions are available weekly at TheVillageGreenShop.

You can enquire at 0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

Source: http://www.healwithfood.org/health-benefits/eating-red-onions.php