Educator, advocate and activist, Sally Fallon Morell has probably been responsible for more healthy children in this country than any other single person. A generous and selfless evangelist for Traditional Foods, Ms Morell has created a world-wide organization to promote the distribution of knowledge of about sourcing and using Real Foods. Journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, mother, homemaker, advocate and community activist, Sally Fallon Morell is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats. Continue reading “Biodynamics Now! Podcast Episode 2: Sally Fallon Morell”
On the evening of December 22 (correction: the interview is now rescheduled to December 27), we’ll tape an hour long interview with Local Food/Real Food production innovator and mentor of thoursands of ecological farmers, the self-described “Christian–libertarian–environmentalist–capitalist–lunatic–Farmer,” Joel Salatin, about any and all topics pertaining to food from how to produce it to how to assure we have access to it in its purest form. (The podcast will be available here and through iTunes by noon on Thursday, January 6, 2012.)
You can ask Joel a question for this forthcoming interview by going to the “Podcast” menu above and choosing the “Ask a Question” sub menu. We’ll try to bring all questions to him on the evening of the 22nd. (No need to ask a question after December 22.) (Now rescheduled to a December 27 deadline.)
If you haven’t read Joel’s newest book yet, you should get hold of it. It’s truly a deluxe publication: over 350 pages long (each one containing both facts and informative humor), hardcover with pictorial dust jacket and, unlike many books in the Health and Wellness genre, has an index! It’s a delightful, informative and entertaining read that makes clear the precarious situation we Americans have worked our way into by supporting a food system based on personal convenience and corporate profitability. Unlike many books on this topic, this book gives concrete ways and simple steps that every family can use to improve the quality of their nutrition and promote a higher level of household food security as a hedge against the insecurities of the weather, mainstream economics, and politics.
While Folks, That Ain’t Normal is written for people who are just beginning to join the Local Real Food choir, I have to admit that although I have a lifetime of farming experience I gleaned a lot of practical knowledge from this easy-to-read book, from firewood gathering to old time hog butchering. Although our flock of heritage laying hens is around 200 strong, after reading Joel’s book, I’m pretty much convinced that I’m not practicing appropriate culinary ecology by not having a few in my backyard to eat table scraps as efficiently as possible and reduce the theoretical carbon food print of our breakfast eggs. Continue reading “The BDNow! Podcast Episode 1: Joel Salatin”