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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / WTB Canistel Scions
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:49:08 AM »
I am looking to buy some canistel scions. If you have some available of a good variety please let me know. Thanks

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grumichima and Pitomba flowering
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:34:23 PM »
My grumichama is flowering but only a few blooms, last year it had way more. I recall them flowering later in the year so maybe it will produce a second crop. Pitomba has one lonely bloom. But my cotrg has an abundance of flowers so I'm hoping for a decent crop

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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Kratom tree cuttings
« on: July 31, 2017, 03:13:24 PM »
About where are you located?

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Sorry Caesar, should've just posted the link, but wasn't too sure on the ethics of it. But since I see people do it all the time I guess its cool...

http://realfarmacy.com/establishing-a-food-forest-full-film/

Kevin

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Shocking! Watch for yourself
« on: July 31, 2017, 02:42:49 PM »
buddyguygreen & PurpleAlligator - congrats on being vegan, I know it is no easy undertaking. I have been vegetarian (mostly plant-based) for 1 year and I feel great, better than ever and plan to go fully vegan one day.

PurpleAlligator - I think you made excellent points in your post, especially about the healthcare industry and the Blue Zones; I agree with you 100%.

JoeP450 - as for your question about vegans being devoid of chronic illness, vegan is a broad term. You can certainly be an unhealthy vegan (oreos and potato chips are vegan!). A better word for someone eating healthily as a vegan would probably be plant-based. Try researching on youtube some videos by Dr. Michael Greger, he has some videos that I think are very informative. Vegans can certainly have chronic illness, but someone who is plant-based and making sure they are getting sufficient B12, Omega 3's and consciously looking out for their health would likely be at a very reduced risk for chronic illness.

Palmcity, you link to a site describing which supplements vegans "need" (I only agree a vegan NEEDS B12 in supplement form). In fact, regardless of being a meat eater or a vegan, many people today are not getting sufficient vitamins and minerals, so this is not just a vegan problem. Also, PurpleAlligator makes very good points in his post. If you look at the leading causes of death in the USA, heart disease and cancer are leading the way. Your chances of getting cancer or having heart disease can be greatly reduced through one's eating habits. And while you are correct in saying that there is money to be made in health and death, it surely cannot be close to how much money pharmaceutical companies are making off of sick people (diabetes medicine for tens of years, hundreds of thousands of dollars on cancer treatment etc.). Hence, if we ate healthily and didn't have as much cancer and heart disease as a population, pharmaceutical companies would not make as much money, which is the point PurpleAlligator made already.

Another point I would like to touch on is the thinking that someone is going vegan or vegetarian to live longer. Surely this is not the case (it has never been for me anyways). I would recommend for someone to go vegan/vegetarian/plant-based to feel better on a daily basis and reduce one's chance of developing a crippling disease. A meat eater and vegan may live to be the same age, but how did they feel in their everyday life? And that is only the health aspect of going vegan, there are a few other major reasons...

As for the film, I enjoyed it. As with any documentary, they are trying to prove a point and are generally presenting their argument with no counter argument. It is up to the viewer to take the information and determine whether the information is relevant, or even factual. I think the film does a good job or raising awareness, as was stated earlier, and makes some great points.

There are many other great documentaries on Netflix that touch on vegan diets and or the evils (generally speaking) of animal agriculture. Forks Over Knives, Cowspiricy, and Food Inc. to name a few. I would gladly go into all the other reasons to eat less meat and/or go vegan/plant-based, but I don't want to get too off topic!

Thanks Simon for posting about this, I think it is very important.

Kevin

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Hello Caesar,

I have been following this thread and I am very interested in what you are doing. I myself am starting a food forest project right now and will post about it in the coming months.

As for food forests, the best reference I have found is a Geoff Lawton film called Establishing a Food Forest. In the first 15 minutes he really breaks down the concept and how it is implemented through space and time (google "Geoff Lawton establishing a food forest" and you will find the film). It is an excellent film well worth watching.

Something to add if it applies, but if you have the invasive brazilian pepper like I do, you can make biochar from it instead of just burning it or disposing of it otherwise. I hear biochar is invaluable, but have not yet used it.

Hope this helps and I'm excited to see how your project grows!

Kevin

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling Ice Cream Beans
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:47:21 AM »
Thank you for making these ice cream bean pods available. I have been looking to get some for over a year! I just planted all the seeds this morning. The fruits were quite good too, a nice little treat. Thanks again!

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