My brother, dad, and I recently drove two counties over here in our homestate of Texas to pick up 8 local bee hives. The adventure of picking them up was a success, but not without a fair share of trouble.
The folks from Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply recently hosted a luncheon that featured Joel Salatin talking to farmers and local food activists. His talk covers a wide range of issues, and in typical Joel Salatin style, he weaves a beautiful tapestry of agrarian and food related topics.
In this third review of Joel Salatin’s audio message, I want to consider some of his charges regarding community values. Values extend far beyond production methods and health choices, but include the way that people, animals, and God’s creation are considered and treated. Pursuing the establishment of values in our food systems will give us more consistency, and ultimately, credibility.
Without the philosophy of looking to Scripture and nature first, Joel Salatin declares that “we will never know what science to embrace.
View farming and food as an area to exercise consistency, such that in this—the only area in which some non-Christians will see our faith manifested—we are in harmony with our profession of serving God and believing He created the earth.
The traditional method of understanding nutrition consisted of the macronutrients of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Carbohydrates are energizing; proteins are fortifying; fats are lubricating—to put it basically. New nutrition understanding is pointing to a fourth food source deserving of a prominent place alongside the other three (though comprised of the first three elements) –Green Foods.