Veganuary and Regenuary

Veganuary and Regenuary

Faddy movements of forces for positive change?

Biome Box was created to enhance and protect our capacity to grow diverse wholesome healthy food, from healthy soil on our own lands. 

After struggling to find foods grown/reared on healthy soil when I wanted to source the best nutrition for my children, it was clear that small scale growers, carefully tending the land, were struggling to create financially viable businesses. They were all struggling to stay afloat.

Biome Box aims to financially support small scale growers that grow and harvest food with great care for the health of the soil and all life that depends upon it, (including us), through connecting them with a customer base that values their produce.

We are sadly living in a world that values convenient, short term, reductive, quick fix (often destructive) solutions, over long term life enhancing evolutionary adaptation. Whilst this trend continues we are going to reduce the quality of life for all life on earth. 

The inevitable conclusion of our current direction is to rely ever more heavily on technology in all aspects of our lives, including in producing our food. The current trajectory will see the meat industry destroyed in favour of synthetic, patentable (and therefore profitable) meat substitutes alongside protein produced by microbes in vats. Fields that could yield abundant harvests from perennial systems such as diverse forest gardens will be replaced with rapid growing trees to burn for biomass, or to offer public goods in the form of cleaner air, or carbon sequestration. This totally misses the greater potential for truly diverse, nature enhancing systems to offer even greater benefits. Perennial forest gardens for example offer a veritable feast for wildlife - all year round. Offering seeds, fruits, insects, leafy greens and copious amounts of food for the soil in the form of leaf matter. Whilst multi species regenerative grazing systems like agro-ecologically managed livestock offer rapid restoration of soil life which leads to carbon sequestration, cleaner air and water. 

The profit generating incentives offered by fake factory produced foods, have massive implications for the information that our sponsored scientific research sector and the public is exposed to. Now we are no longer being led by unbiased science and are instead led by the money.

Never is this more true than the use and manipulation of humanities ‘green’ ideals. As people search for a way to make better choices, they find themselves bombarded at every angle by advertising and biassed data. We are told that plant based diets are healthier for us - but is this true for everyone? I certainly never felt more ill than when following a plant based diet and nearly everyone I know has struggled with this too. Another area that the public is being brainwashed is in believing that because something is vegan that it is good for the planet and good for their health.

Now a diet of vegan pizzas, or fake meat burgers is suddenly believed to be beneficial to the planet and to individuals. Yet this is far from the truth. 

Unfortunately the current focus on green ideals has led to a whole heap of destructive industries jumping on the planet friendly bandwagon and selling their services as quick fix, guilt free solutions. Yet this is leading us in exactly the opposite direction we truly need. 

In order to make truly green choices, we have to begin considering the longer term, bigger picture effects of our choices. Unfortunately veganuary has now been corrupted by greenwashing to the point that it no longer serves the intentions it was created for and instead allows a confused populace to further the processed, industrially produced food sector. 

Regenuary aims to counter this negative influence and instead encourage people to make food choices that lead to healthier soils, cleaner air and water and consequently greater health for all life. There are regenerative methods of producing food that return us back to the soil, back to a healthier more life enhancing approach to making choices about what we eat. 

The current trend in consumer choices and advertising, directs money into the industrial food production systems, into greater reliance on monoculture GMO crops doused with chemicals. This is causing ever more devastating destruction to our capacity to produce our own healthy food from healthy soil. 

Good intentions and meaning well are only the beginning of making better choices - they must be followed up by personal research and finding what is ACTUALLY good for the planet and all life living upon it. 

Regenuary is now supported by producers throughout the UK that are finding ways to regenerate life within and above our soils. Whether your food choices can be described as vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, carnivore or anything else, we urgently need to spread greater awareness of the consequences of our choices.

What you eat matters - you can make a difference through your food choices - but where there is a quick fix, industrially produced, processed food on offer - then be sure to do your homework and find out where the raw ingredients for such things are sourced from and what destruction is caused by their production. 

Where did Regenuary begin?

REGENUARY is a campaign started by Glen Burrows at the ethical butcher back in 2020. The idea was to get more people to consider the impact of the food they eat.

Put simply, #regenuary is a model of continuous improvement.

Head over to the ethical butcher website to find out more click HERE

 



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