Limbo Dancing and Raising the Bar!

by Gailstrail on January 17, 2015

grass fedIt’s happening folks! Humanity is raising its’ consciousness bar, our dollars are talking and businesses are paying attention.

Due to our technological advancement, we can mobilize, organize, and connect with more people faster than ever! The information we are sharing is making an enormous impact on our culture. Good changes are occurring. We are ‘walking our talk’. A couple of recent events:

Thanks to Investor Demands, Wendy’s Will No Longer Be Slinging Soda to Kids

Wow! Maybe ‘kids’ can slow down. Who knows what will happen when they do…and who the heck are these ‘investors’, I want to shake their hands’.

“Wendy’s  joins McDonald’s, Subway, Chipotle, Arby’s, and Panera as the newest quick-serve restaurant to remove soda from its kids’ menu.”

‘Hat’s off’! Bravo! Good work! Well done! Brilliant!

Dude, They Found Your Carnitas: Chipotle Solves Its Pork Crisis

“Thanks to Niman Ranch’s emergency supply of humanely raised hogs, the meat will be returning to your burrito shortly.”

I don’t eat pork, just can’t. However, Chipotle is deffinately marching to its’ on kind of business drum…personally I’m excited about their ‘beat’. Who knows what else Chipotle has in mind. I’ve  a suspicion. You’re going to see more and more ‘Organic farmers’ at their doors! I’d also like to know more about Niman Ranch’s pork farm. I want to say thank you for rearing his pigs humanely and find out where else he sales his humanely raised pork.

We’re discovering and educating ourselves faster than ever about the good stuff. Our dollars are having a huge voice. It’s a language all industry understand and our dollars are changing our businesses.

It’s our ability to mobilize and organize and to get information out about these changes which are raising our bar on the kind of food we want.  Whether it’s a  ‘consciousness shift’ or for some other reason. It’s incredible to witness.

Hats off to all you ‘nerds’ for creating this technology!

The organic industry, and it is an industry, has a different consciousness, it’s an industry about sustaining the world with nourishing and growing without non-toxic chemicals, rearing healthy and happy livestock. Want a fun job and lasting job. Become an ‘organic’ anything it’s a sustaining and growing industry, growing faster than any other food industry!

Industry may not listen to just one of us, but when we put our voices together, we will be heard. Oh, one more ‘hats off’ Here’s to all the ‘tree huggers’ who never give up!

Happy Tree Hugging Trails!

 

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My Dream

by Gailstrail on January 13, 2015

Once upon a time we reproduced to shun extinction. Now we must stop reproduction for the same reason.My Dream

is that we be more realistic about how many humans our world can sustain. Do we need to continually manipulate nature to support a population who seem to believe there is no boundaries to how many people our world can sustain?  Are the consequences we are witnessing not enough evidence of our mis-guided nature? Introducing poisons’ into the world to manipulate agriculture and feed an over-populated world; when you think about it, it’s a craziness.

My dream is that we are more thoughtful in our approach to bringing more and more humans to the the planet.

Is sex a form of entertainment? Is your only claim to fame having a baby…then our world is doomed! The challenges our children face are greater than what we adults in our mis-guided actions can presently correct. It’s appalling that we would bring more children here; believing life will be better for them and they can correct our mistakes. Is it fair to bring children into a world which is bursting at the seam and scrambling to sustain an already over-populated world which is continually at war, with systems of government who work for the rich? Governments who view it’s population as mere resources and pawns and care so little that every society has poverty and suffering…and its’ citizens say, ‘It’s okay that we have poverty and suffering, it’s always been this way’!

is that our development stops creeping in on wildlife habitat; that we continually expand spaces which acknowledge our inter-connectedness with nature and wildlife. My dream is for spaces that celebrate this connectedness; exciting and joyful places; places where bird songs, babbling brooks and the wind through the trees supply much of the entertainment we crave. Am I delusional?

My dream is that Offices’ of Economic Development and Public Finance around the world offer environmental incentives which have an extremely high tax break for people and business who want to move here and NOT drain or poison our resources, employee locally; and not destroy wildlife and natural habitats. Wildlife does not understand the ‘concrete jungle’ that keeps crumbling the land.

My dream is that all governments make education (free for everyone) and infrastructure (including agriculture) their priorities.

My dream is that everyone accepts their responsibility as a steward to our planet and understands what being a steward means: Setting aside our ‘wanting’ to look at what is ‘needed’.

 

Is this a crazy dream?

 

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