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Food Shortage

Living Crisis

Look around… supply shortages are everywhere.

Last year it was paper products, today it’s baby formula, and tomorrow it will be something else.

This crisis will continue to take on new forms and it will get worse before it gets better.

Why? Because we are dangerously reliant on imports—consumables produced in other countries that we could make right here at home… but don’t.

In fact, we import double the amount China does, even though they have far more people. And data suggests that 75% of our fruit and almost half of our vegetables will be imported in just a few years.

And that’s just the beginning…

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What’s Behind the Push to Stop Eating Beef?–Texas Slim

July 15, 2023
[FULL TRANSCRIPT BELOW] Across the Western world, we’re hearing growing calls to stop eating meat—and especially beef—to combat climate change. But is this really about saving the planet? “They're trying to take the animal and the soil out of our consumption model, and turn it into basically something that's grown and produced in the labs,” argues Texas Slim, founder of The Beef Initiative. The campaign against beef is just one part of a radical transformation that both our food and our health have been subjected to over the last half-century, says Texas Slim. A study in 2018 showed that 88 percent of American adults are metabolically unhealthy. What are the root causes? And how do we turn this situation around? FULL TRANSCRIPT Texas Slim: Welcome to Ginger Hill. Jan Jekielek: Thank you. Texas Slim: Thanks for coming. It's a windy day, but here we are. Mr. Jekielek: That's right. Texas Slim: It's not bad though. We're close to the cows. We're standing close to the oldest established town in the United States of America. This is some of the most fertile land that we came from. How that land became to be in this nation was through something I call beef intelligence. What we've lost as a nation is that form of intelligence. What is a cow? What is soil? What is nutrition? What is food intelligence? What is health? Basically, it all starts with the cow. Mr. Jekielek: How are these cattle different from the typical cattle that we might get in a typical supermarket? Texas Slim: Basically, what these cows are doing right now, they're land tools. We call it regenerative farming and ranching. They basically consume and process the grass and the soil. The global beef industry, which did start in the United States, was stewarded by the multinational corporations, and they have a different protocol. There is one thing I learned from my grandfather. I come from West Texas cattle country, and he always taught me that a cow is a land tool. What does that mean? It means that they allow us to eat the earth, and this is how we got here. The vitamins and minerals that we got from our ancestors comes from the soil. The cow basically rebuilds that soil. In today's modern times, people have forgotten that. They don't know what nutrition is. They really don't know what food is. We can look at the cow as a steward of the land and stewards of our health. They were stewards of our community. They were the stewards of our nation at one time. What's fascinating is that you can release these cows onto a pasture. They will go straight to the highest protein source and they will consume that. Then, they know how to deliver that protein through their systems to us. We honor them. We let them have a good life. I always say a cow that's raised and stewarded in a regenerative way, they have one bad day and that's ...
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    Look around… supply shortages are everywhere. Last year it was paper products, today it’s baby formula, and tomorrow it will be something else. This crisis will continue to take on new forms and it will get worse before it gets better. Why? Because we are dangerously reliant on imports—consumables produced in other countries that we could make right here at home… but don’t. In fact, we import double the amount China does, even though they have far more people. And data suggests that 75% of our fruit and almost half of our vegetables will be imported in just a few years. And that’s just the beginning...
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