6000 pounds of food per year on city lot


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Many of us are saying NO to manufactured foods, the only way too assure the food you eat is REAL is to pay heavily, or grow your own. In the poorest parts of America the only options are fast food or frozen pre-packaged foods packed with preservatives and untold amounts of sugar and salt. Also, farmers markets are becoming the norm, we have several every weekend during growing season where a few years ago it was a novelty.
 

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grown my own since the age of 10 .My dad had an organic 5 acre farm and we had plenty of customers back then who wanted home grown ,fresh from the garden food .I used to have a quarter acre at my house in NJ and neighbors loved that ,now only a little garden for us .Grew up canning all the extras and grew up with a root cellar to over winter stuff .When I was 9 my parents bought the farm and we got started only 2 acres were for my fathers wood business .Cut and sold firewood and he worked nights at Kentile Floor Tile .He provided well but we never lived beyond our means .
 
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Many of us are saying NO to manufactured foods, the only way too assure the food you eat is REAL is to pay heavily, or grow your own. In the poorest parts of America the only options are fast food or frozen pre-packaged foods packed with preservatives and untold amounts of sugar and salt. Also, farmers markets are becoming the norm, we have several every weekend during growing season where a few years ago it was a novelty.
We watched a movie on Netflix the other night, "Plant Pure Nation" that went over how few options for fresh food there were to some residents in some cities, but there was no shortage of fast food outlets.
Apparently farmers markets are appearing more and more but I also look at some of the local "farmers" as people that are simply bringing in imported food and selling it as "local". There are no controls at farmers markets that I'm aware of.
 

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It doesnt matter how you eat! In the end you are still going in the same bag that the guy who ate McDonald's all his life will go in. Be carried out of your house or hospital by 2 or 3 big fat guys who sat in the ambulance just hours before smoking cigarettes and eating burger King from a greasy bag. I eat what ever I buy at the grocery store,drink my water from my well without even a house filter and eat fast food on the way home from work on my 1 hr commute from my job as a welder. Life is too short to stress about your health. We all get sick and die......
 

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If you're concerned about your health and quality of life, it should matter what you eat.
For example, prescription pills should not be a regular part of a healthy person's "diet".
Tell that to someone who needs the pills to live or to manage pain. Diet doesn't solve everything.
 
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We talking food here or something more "recreational"? :D
John
Hey Haro, don't you find it ironic that 10 years or so back that the Provincial government outlawed cigarette sales in pharmacies, but now Shoppers Drug Mart is first in line to sell medical marijuana?
 

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Yea but I would prefer that they have to wait a little longer for me.
Longevity of life is mostly genetic. My family doesn't get much past 60 no matter what we eat. I have some health nut relatives and they still check out around the same age as the party animals. My wife's family is opposite with same same dynamic.
 
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If you're concerned about your health and quality of life, it should matter what you eat.
Agreed. Quality of life is key. Someone who eats nothing but junk has a much better chance for a poor quality of life in their later years. Whether I live 60 years or 90 years, I want to stay mobile and active for as long as possible.

In fact, I know first-hand that eating healthier makes a difference. I used to eat junk all the time when I was a teenager. Very rarely would I eat healthy foods, and I would be completely exhausted after walking two miles. Honestly, I would be tired after a mile. Had I kept that up, I doubt I'd be able to walk a mile now without needing a break. You all know how often I get outdoors, I would be so depressed if I were not able to walk a mile. Thankfully, I started eating healthier after the high school years. Now days, I can easily hike 8 miles, and I imagine I could go a lot further if were ever to hike on a trail that's longer than 8 miles.

Eating healthier is not stressful after the initial switch, and it DOES makes a difference, not about when you die, but about how you live.
 
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I have bee a vegetarian all my life and sure has not harmed me .Cremate me and throw me in the veggie garden and little me's will grow .Poor hubby if he outlives me :LOL::ROFLMAO:
 

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