Just like many of you, our family has dealt with health problems that needed to be managed.
Research is now linking the increases of Autoimmune Disease, Cancer, ADD, ADHD, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer's and many more to the current food production model and the miles your food travels to your table.
Bottom line, when your produce is picked, it begins to die and looses nutritional and beneficial value. The healthiest food you can eat is farm to table.
At Montiel Farms, get the food from harvest to your table as fast as possible.
Socio-economics almost always reveals how a family or individual values food.
The nutritional gap between the wealthy and poor directly impacts the education, physical health, and mental functionality of individuals at all ages.
In short, those who eat better, live better. Those who eat poorly, remain poor in their wealth and health, and tend to pass bad nutritional habits on to their children.
As a result, healthy food is not usually sold or readily available in lower income neighborhoods.
Let's change that!
According to an article published by the Department of Justice (Diet, Crime and Delinquency), diet and nutrition are directly related to juvenile delinquency and adult criminal behavior.
The lack of nutritional density and diversity disturbs the biochemical functioning of individuals. Citing that a lack of quality food can alter the mind and unleash 'criminal behavior.'
Sugar starvation, vitamin deficiencies, lead pollution, food additives and food allergies can convert a normal brain into one capable of criminal behavior.
Improve nutrition = less crime!
Did you know, the loss of fertile soil and erosion can be linked to the end of every major civilization in human history?
It's true! The way populations grow and eat food directly impacts the ability for our civilization to survive.
Want to save the world, eat better locally grown food. If not, history has already started to repeat itself.
We are loosing soil at an extremely high rate due to tilling and chemical field spraying killing soil biological life.
Did you know that Kansas is becoming a desert?
We can change that to!
The world seems stuck in debate on the way to reverse 'global warming' and how to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. The real question should be, how do we pull carbon out?
Easy answer, fast growing plants like native grasses (not the stuff in your lawn) and vegetables!
Plants feed on carbon by pulling it out of the air and into the soil. Monocropping has reduced the amount of fast growing native grasses, and our ability of to pull it back down.
Support food growing practices that promote a living soil and contribute to pulling carbon out of the atmosphere and into the soil for plants to grow.
You can't build a strong house on a foundation with holes. Just like you can't grow great food on dead soil.
Did you know soil was alive?
In one handful of healthy soil, there are more 100 billion individual specimens of bacteria, made up of over 10,000 different species. That bacteria is critical, for the health of your body! That is why the only way to get the nutrition you need, is to grow in healthy, living, soil.
We measure that by the percentage of organic matter. In a typical monocrop field, that drops to less than 3%. In healthy soil, we want it to be at least 6%.
Real farming brings life to soil.