Natural Pet Food Products

Getting back to nature is getting the most natural gesture of humanity despite all the innovations and developments; we find natural ways as the most effective and safest ones. Beyond our own food solutions, we are seeking healthy and more neural food products for our pets as well. Pets are part of our life and our household; we have to take much care and concern about their food and their nutritional requirements, so like all other things, natural pet food products are becoming preferred choice of most of animal owners.

On the other hand manufacturers too are laying greater emphasis in making most nutritional, simple and safest pet food available by making a lot of research and development in pet food supplements. Everyday new techniques have been adopted in developing easily digestible and more easily preservable food. According to new development, scientists are finding it very handy to utilize the indigestible scraps by adding some artificial vitamins and minerals in it and by making it preserved for a year or so to create layers on it and eventually they add dyes to add color and attraction for customers.

If you are really concerned about the health and safety of your pet and your want him to live longer, you have to be very choosy and caring for his food. Nature has made sufficient arrangements to feed its creation and normally wild animals unless they are not under the supervision of some caring pet owner. Nature has made a tremendous arrangement to make animals live by eating other animals and creatures, built we start making them live by eating specially prepared food. Pet food is not just for the sake of satisfying hunger anymore, there’s a much more technical and nutritional investment in it to make it more cherishing and tasty.

Due to the growing complications and side effects, like human beings, pet owners too are shifting to natural food to get healthier and less exposed to artificial flavors and dyes. Sticking to natural products is the need of the hour and it’s much safer too. There are a lot of renowned brands that offer natural animal products and they have gained immense success and popularity by satisfying the nutritional needs and retaining the true taste of pet food.

Opportunities For Self-Sufficiency – Food Production

In the past most people grew their own food; now we are dependent on an unsustainable and polluting agriculture. If we do garden at all we should consider planting fruit trees and growing vegetables between the flowers. Most gardens are too small to grow all our vegetable and fruit requirements; however what we do grow is at least under our control, and can allow us to keep to organic principles in the process. How far is it possible to have a garden that provides a reasonable amount of food? Almost every garden has enough space for growing a small quantity of vegetables and one or more fruit trees. Herbs can of course be grown in all corners of a garden and inside the house as well.

The first decisions to be made relate to fruit trees. These can be very productive and can provide some to all of our autumn and winter fruit needs, depending on the size of our garden. If you have no fruit trees at present, it is worth planning their positioning such that shading in particular is carefully considered. The choice of fruit or nut trees (e.g. apple, pear, plum, hazelnut or walnut) is a personal one, but it is worth finding out what is likely to grow well in your local climate and soil. Fruit trees are probably the best crop to go for if you have enough space, as they require little maintenance- only yearly pruning and limited feeding.

Certain vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach and lettuce, are very productive in quite small areas. Peas and beans can be grown up hedges and garden fences. By carefully selecting the varieties, it is possible to harvest a succession of fresh vegetables and fruit throughout the year particularly with the use of a conservatory, greenhouse or cloches. If you have a small garden and wish to grow more, consider an allotment. If you are growing vegetables for the first time, start in a small way and experiment with different crops and different positions in the garden.

There is one further problem to be mastered. How can we successfully grow fruit and vegetables without modern pesticides and fertilisers on which so much food production has come to rely? Fertilisers can be replaced by compost and by an understanding of what makes a fertile soil, which are addressed in the subsection below.

As regards alternatives to pesticides, it is important to learn ecological methods of pest control. Here are some examples of what you can do:

o Encourage natural predators-spiders, hoverflies, ladybirds, and dragon-flies all prey on a wide range of insect pests. Birds, toads and hedgehogs are also effective predators of slugs and snails.
o Use ashes, lime or sawdust around plants to act as barriers.
o Use aromatic plants-garlic, onions, marigolds, and tansy-these repel some insects, and the plants can also be made into natural sprays.
o Time your planting to avoid the worst seasonal infestations.
o If necessary, use weak soap solutions with small amounts of vegetable oil.

Some other ways of avoiding the use of pesticides:

o Choose only healthy plants and seeds.
o Give plants the right soil conditions, light and moisture.
o Rotate annual crops.
o Grow a diversity of vegetables and flowers.

Organic Food Production Is Great for Testosterone Levels and the Environment

Everything in life is related. The food we eat is related to the health of our bodies. The testosterone we naturally produce is related to the quality and purity of the foods we eat. Organically grown foods with no fertilizers, chemicals or pesticides added are related to how much testosterone we produce naturally. The carbon in our atmosphere which is causing global warming is related to how much water our soils will safely retain for growing our foods.

By getting the formula right for producing our foods organically, we can reduce our need for water – which if you haven’t noticed is in desperate short supply; we can maintain richer soils that grow increased production of our chemical-free crops and with the right growing techniques, it serves to pull this carbon out of the air we breathe, thus reversing the filth in our air. Organic production will maximize our health and testosterone production, clean up our air, solves our water shortages and hopefully it will bankrupt our greedy food-processing corporations.

It is hard to imagine a supermarket filled with only organic foods and produce, but we can all dream I suppose. Certainly the world would be a much healthier and happier place if the general population all had normal testosterone levels because the masses would be slimmer, more muscled, fitter and active and quite frankly much sexier. Indeed one of the reasons I live in China is because of the near absence of obesity here, and that life in the west is not a pretty site with fat people everywhere I look.

I dream of a world with of normal testosterone levels where the people are attractive to see in the street. After 18 visits to the United states of America, the widespread obesity is the single most striking reason that comes to mind of why I stopped going there.

Balance and Harmony in Food Production – An Individual Choice

The idea of intensifying food production in order to support what will be a world population of 9 billion within a few decades is under real consideration, particularly with the release of a new scientific study which highlights the urgency of the situation.

The problem is caused by the misuse of agricultural land, food waste, the desire to switch to a “western” protein based diet in countries such as China and India, and, of course too many people being born. The solution, according to John Beddington, Britain’s Chief Scientist, is to allow population levels to peak naturally and meanwhile to develop technologies such as GM while devising ways to use potential and actual farming land as exhaustively as possible.

This approach focuses the debate entirely on the human needs and perspective without consideration for the other inhabitants of our planet, without whom we would not able to survive. Because we are dependent on the plants, animals and minerals for our well-being, does it not make sense to look after them to the best of our ability? It could be argued that their needs come before ours because they are so important in our lives.

If we treated a fellow human being as a machine to be exploited and then discarded, it would be considered extraordinary and unacceptable, but for the lower kingdoms of nature it is happening all the time all over the world, even now. When we have allowed abusive farming practices to occur, eventually she hits back with dramatic consequences, as we have seen with the outbreaks of BSE, Foot and Mouth and Avian Flu. There is no doubt that, if the human desire for a comfortable self-centred lifestyle is pursued at the expense of the planet, the planet will rebel, to our cost.

We can learn a lot by observing our natural environment, and how it keeps itself in balance – unless man intercedes! If a species becomes over-abundant then it will ensure the appropriate number for its survival is achieved whatever it takes: it may be disease, weather, lack of food, a new predator…….the outcome is a return to perfect equilibrium with everything in harmony. I have no doubt that, if our global human population is allowed to continue to grow far beyond what is tolerable, it will be reduced forcibly and perhaps painfully to what is acceptable.

The alternative is to confront the need now and to begin to discuss, at least, the problem of over-population and to consider ways of dealing with it. People will not want to hear, and it will be very controversial, but really, it must be done, publicly, internationally, and now.

In the spirit of a balanced approach to food production, it is heartening to hear stories of communities working together from a shared ethos of simple co-operation with nature and each other – groups of people in the US forming private organic food clubs, The Rininging Cedars initiative in Russia, people plot-sharing and re-planting orchards in the UK. In the end, while governments may talk of The Big Society and similar centre-led initiatives – excellent in their own way – it is up to each of us to put into practice what we believe.