Friday, July 14, 2017

Sustainable food production

Image stolen from linked article
Here's an excellent article from the good doctor, Michael Eades.  He's one of the few docs that get it with respect to nutrition (and he used to live in Boulder, I wish I knew about him then).

What has released more carbon into the atmosphere? The total of industry from the industrial revolution until now or farming and tilling soil?

What is soil? It's little chunks of rock with organic matter mixed in. It's a continuum from sand (just silica) to poop (just organic matter). You know what organic matter is? Carbon.

Tilling the soil to grow row crops uses up all of that organic matter which eventually goes into the atmosphere.  Likewise, intensive use of grazing animals can put the carbon back into the soil. A few feet of topsoil across all of our current grazing and farming land could sequester all the carbon that everyone is worried about. And it wouldn't be that hard, we just need to change to a more distributed, less managed, more natural food system.

I would love to buy the Shanahan Ranch just south of Boulder and turn it into a real sustainable food production system. It's convenient that Alan Savory's HQ is in Boulder, it's inconvenient because I don't have a few million dollars. Does anyone want to chip in?



Warm-up

row 500 / run 400
crawling lunge
10 KB swings or snatches
double KB overhead lunge
10 TGUs or windmills
10 goblet squats
5 pull-ups or push-ups or dips

Strength

squat 8-5-3x5

Accessory/Skill

2 pull-ups + 2 dips between strength sets

Group Workout

5 rounds:
10 kettlebell high pulls
10 lunges with kettlebell in goblet squat position
5 push-ups

then 

4 rounds:
20 medicine ball throw
10 jump squats

then

2 minute anchored squat



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