Can Your Beans Do That?

# 8 A Web Of Issues; Animal Welfare (mostly)

An episode of Can Your Beans Do That?

By Farmersledge
Musings on how raising and eating rotationally-grazed meats is an unrivalled venue to address a host of issues; ranging from carbon sequestration to the diabetes epidemic to the decline of rural communities. The podcasts are best listened to in chronological order as many concepts build on each other.
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#10 A Philosophy of Pleasure
Some question why taste is included in the web of sustainability. Rather than just a cherry on top, I see pleasure as essential to the whole endeavor of regenerative agriculture.
October 9, 2019
#9 Local & Labels
Most rural agricultural communities have suffered the same fate as soils and African countries at the mercy of foreign aid. Supporting local is part of the antidote by buffering the constant flooding of the market and revitalizing the infrastructure that supports appropriately-scaled agriculture.
April 15, 2019
# 8 A Web Of Issues; Animal Welfare (mostly)
In order to remain successful and regenerative at the same time, a farm must keep a number of issues synergistically in tension. Championing one at the expense of others typically results in a warped operation. Big thanks to Natasha Shannon who is now my coach and editor.
December 27, 2018
# 7 When Organic Makes The Grade pt 2
Helping is an art. And when done improperly, can cause great harm and foster dependency. What applies to aid in Africa has pertinence to ameliorating soil when vegetable farming. Appropriate inputs are vital, but so is appropriate scale.
September 22, 2018
#6 When Organic Makes The Grade pt 1
I eat a lot of organic vegetables. Boy do I eat those veggies. Then why do I insist on bringing up the 'dark' side of vegetable operations? In order to distinguish the baby from the bathwater, I discuss the difficult hurdles vegetable growers, as well as grain growers, face in order to meaningfully call their agriculture regenerative.
September 22, 2018
#5 Beyond Mitigation (Can Your Beans Do That?)
Highlighting the shortcomings of approaching answers simply through mitigation.
September 20, 2018
#4 Waste Not
In which I zip through a ridiculously simplified history of Western philosophy, and then address the most over-looked feedback loop of them all.
September 20, 2018
#3 Information Highways
Behind the scenes, systems are maintained by exchange of information at the micro level.
September 20, 2018
#2 Eating Is Nature's Currency
Eating our way back to environmental health.
September 19, 2018
#1 A Tale Of Two Paradigms
Introduction and defining terms in the context of how I understand the difference between conventional-industrial farming and regenerative or sustainable agriculture.
September 19, 2018
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