Farmers Friday

Besides helping to optimize human fertility, it is also my mission to help optimize environmental fertility, which basically means soil fertility. In fact, one cannot be without the other. The two are so closely connected, that if we truly want to optimize one, we have to look at the other, too.

I am especially passionate about the role animals play in soil fertility. Contrary to main-stream propaganda, animals (and as such eating animal foods) are not intrinsically harming soil fertility nor climate. To the contrary – done “correctly”, grazing animals is one of the best ways to regenerate the soil, to increase soil fertility and thus to fight climate change! It is the industrial way that we raise them that is the problem. The HOW is much more relevant when it comes to what we grow and eat than the WHAT. That is true not just for animals, but also for plants. I explore this topic much more in detail in my 3 part article on how Eating Animal Foods can be regenerative for human health & fertility, environmental health & fertility and can also be ethical. You find that article here.

From an industrial to a sustainable food system

I believe that the solution to our food system’s (and such ecological & climate) crisis is to make a qualitative shift from industrially-produced foods to regenerative, sustainably-produced foods – across all food groups – rather than merely shifting from one food category to another (i.e. from beef to chicken or from animal foods to plant foods) within the industrial model, as currently promoted through campaigns such as “Meatless Monday”. Small-scale regenerative farming (i.e. permaculture, agroecology, biodynamic farming…) is central to this approach.

I dream of a Farmers’ Friday Movement that discusses and raises awareness about topics such as: Real Food vs. edible food products, regenerative vs. sustainable vs. industrial agriculture and food systems, the role of animals, ethical meat etc.

I explain and visualize this idea more in this document.

So far it is just an idea… If it speaks to you, please join the Facebook Group I created here and ideally help me animate it. This group aims to:
• Connect like-minded people
• Exchange relevant information
• Inspire each other and learn from each other
• Move forward the idea of a Farmers Friday (as opposed to a Meatless Monday) in your respective communities

Please note that this group does not push any specific way of eating, except for quality, local, seasonal, sustainably produced Real Food. Anybody joining this group needs to respect the principles of Biochemical Individuality, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all and that what works for you will not necessarily work for someone else. I will exclude anybody from this group who tries to push their beliefs on others or criticizes others in a disrespectful way.