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BoyandhamburgerDo what?  Feed nearly $50 million in healthy grass-fed beef to the hungry over the first 5 years… That amounts to feeding 10 pounds of healthy beef to nearly 96,000 hungry people each year, or 10 pounds of beef monthly to 8,000.

Here is the basic plan:

1.  Secure a grant to procure the necessary ranches and the cattle.  This is in process.SquareMeaters

 

2.  Develop a rapidly growing, tender, and grass loving cross-bred beef cattle.

 

 

3.  Manage the cattle grazing by usinCleantheAirg highly productive ultra-intensive grazing management that leverages the land size to increase the number of cattle raised, and which also heals the soils.

4.  Use dairy cattle to increase the number of cross-bred cattle grazing on the ranches.

5.  Acquire a well-run grass-only 2800 head dairy to provide the monthly cash flow needed to sustain the beef cattle operation.SONY DSC  SONY DSC

The business plan for all of this is written and has been vetted by a leading commercial underwriter.  We welcome you donations here so we can get the project registered in the Senate for funding this spring.

 

Who are “Them?”

Who are “THEM?”
By Wayne G. Walker, PhD

Global ResQ’s new project is “Feed them Healthy!”

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Hungry People being fed

Who are “them”? For purposes of the new project, the term “them” refers to the hungry, the impoverished, and those afflicted by disasters who are in need of immediate, though temporary, sources of nourishment. Thus, them
refers to those who receive assistance from regional and national food banks or who are survivors of disasters. Note that hungry people may, and often does include those who are both living in poverty and have become obese.  In fact, there is a great percentage of people living in poverty who are obese precisely because their bodies are starving for real food.

Thus, in the broader sense, “them” refers to everyone. It refers to you
and me, our children, and our neighbors. In fact, our educational
outreach involves informing all Americans of the importance of healthy
nutrition and healthy living. But what is healthy?

Indeed. There is so much confusing information. So many food choices.
Fast foods, restaurant foods, quick serve foods, microwave foods, meats,
vegetables, ice creams, soda pops, and deserts. And so much deception
in the marketplace. In fact, it is hard to know what is healthy without
making learning about such issues a priority. In fact, when most young
adults, and many who are much older, begin to consider healthy
nutrition, they are shocked to discover that most of their favorite
foods are considered unhealthy by experts. “So what can I eat?” is
frequently the first reaction. “Everything is going to kill us in the
end, right?”

Unfortunately, society has gotten to that point. Most food in the
grocery stores has one problem or another. Most processed foods,
anything in cans or boxes, either have chemical additives, or have been
infused with sugars, high fructose corn syrup, or industrial processed
vegetable oils, or all of the above. In fact, in the United States, the
FDA has approved over 3000 chemicals for addition to foods. What is
worse is that most processed foods now contain genetically modified
(GMO) grains, fruits or sugars. And the government is continuing to
approve multiple GMO plants and seeds and has set up legal protections
for Monsanto and others who are developing such crops so they cannot be
sued for any harm caused by their patented products, or by the chemicals
(primarily Roundup or other herbicides and pesticides) that are heavily
applied to such genetically modified plants.

That protection is the same the government has been providing
pharmaceutical companies that develop and produce vaccination serums.

So in essence the government is protecting large corporations to develop
artificial and patented food products and artificial medications, while
at the same time passing laws that have the effect of driving small
farmers and dairymen out of business, those who produce healthy and
natural foods.

As America wakes up to this deplorable situation, key questions come to
mind.

So what is healthy? And who are “them?” Healthy is natural food, grown
organically, without application of dangerous chemicals, and prepared
for consumption without destroying the natural nutrients or adding
harmful substances. Healthy living requires an attitude shift, and a
willingness to learn and make changes to diets, cooking and food preparation, and careful food choices. Them is everyone. You and me.

The big question remains, however. How do we “Feed them Healthy!”? The
answer is straightforward. Start small, educate widely and promote the benefits
of healthy nutrition. Global ResQ is starting small, producing healthy
grass-fed beef and dairy products for regional and local food banks in
ways that rejuvenate the soil, and prepare the soil to grow organic
produce. We teach food recipients how to select and prepare natural
food products that are free of chemical additives, and completely free
of GMO grains, fruits, vegetables or sugars. And we show how most
people can develop their own food production system so they can always
feed themselves healthy. At the same time, we grow the ability to
provide healthy meat and produce on a much wider scale, while joining
with and supporting those who are providing such healthy food on a local
scale, for themselves and their neighbors.

Feed them Healthy! is a movement whose time has come. Them is us.

Would you feed your family on 12.5 cents per meal?

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Pennies per meal

How about 14 cents or even 20 cents?

How do they do it?  Who?  The food banks of America. 

Those numbers are what is implied by the ratio of donations-to-meals-provided that food banks advertise.  Give us a donation of $1 they say and we will feed, respectively, 8, 7 or 5 hungry people.  The first is from Feeding America, the leading food bank organization in the United States, the second from a statewide regional food bank in the Feeding America network, and the third from Arvest Bank in their feeding 1 million hungry people program each year. (Note: Arvest Bank is owned by Walmart).

This is both great news and terrible news.

These are great numbers for attracting donations and showing how far charitable donations go toward “helping” those in need.  And when families cannot afford to purchase food, or lose their SNAPS (formerly called food stamps) allocations from the government, these gifts of food do satisfy the chronic nagging hunger.

But would you spend so little to feed your family?  Could you?

There are two massive problems with this picture.  Both are terrible.

The first problem with the food bank system as it exists today is the kinds of foods that are supplied to the hungry.  Sure, with $100,000 in United Way donations, a local food bank can supply 500,000-800,000 meals each year. But what kind of food is it and what long-term problems do these donated meals create?

A survey of local food banks, which are largely supplied by a regional food bank, shows that most of the food provided consists of canned food products and processed foods, often cereal and other grain-based products which are processed with various vegetable oils.  These foods are often left over and extra food products with expiring dates that have been donated by the large chains and agri-businesses.  What isn’t on the shelves are organic foods, fresh vegetables, butter, healthy meats and free range eggs.

In a word, food bank recipients receive the low end of the Standard American Diet food products.  And such products are well known to contribute to the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and multiple other chronic diseases.  Worse yet, many of these products are well known to contribute to, or directly cause, multiple forms of mental disease and violent behaviors.

So, in essence, the food bank system provides exactly the wrong kinds of foods for people who are often under intense financial and emotional stress.  That kind of empty nutrition on top of extreme stress is a recipe for continuing the vicious cycle of poverty and illness.

In America, we should be able to do better than that!  I know we can but there is another major problem: socialism, government borrowing, taxes and over regulation that have led to financial decline in America.

I will mention just one indicator: SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the Food Stamp program that costs taxpayers $78 billion each year.  Started in 1969, for most of its existence, this program has provided benefits to about 10% of the population with some minor cycles.  But with the Obama administration, the program began to increase rapidly from 9% in 2008 (the year of his election) to 11% in 2009 until in 2012 it had grown by 65% to cover 15% of the population.  During the same period, the cost of the program more than doubled (108.4%) from $37.6 billion to over $78.4 billion.

At the same time, the average benefit per person has increased from $102 per month to $133 per month.  So a family of 4 would be entitled to $532 worth of SNAP benefits.  And among the types of products that qualify for SNAP purchases are soft drinks, candy, cookies, cakes.  So a family on SNAP can purchase hundreds of dollars worth of products loaded with sugars, chemicals and carbohydrates laced with processed oils.  And they can receive free, the same type of foods from the food banks.   All of this, of course, contributes to obesity, as well as to chronic and mental illnesses.

Meanwhile, for those who are willing and able to pay their own way, real unemployment numbers are way up, largely due to the massive government borrowing, the noxious regulatory growth and the increased taxes.  And with ObamaCare, the situation will only get much worse.  Consequently, the ability of good-hearted Americans to donate and help those in need has will continue to decrease substantially.  And the dependency of those in poverty on socialism programs will only deepen.  At the same time, the addictions to foods they are permitted to buy and are given free of charge is slowed only by the creeping obesity and resulting chronic medical conditions.

In a word, taxing people more to provide richer socialism benefits is akin to eating more sugar-laced products to curb hunger.  Both are leading to very negative consequences of illness, diabetes, obesity, dependency on government handouts, economic collapse affecting all Americans, and multi-generational habits of poverty.   This is a true disaster in the making.

There is a better way.  Feed them healthy!  And provide the means for all recipients to upgrade their nutrition understanding, cooking skills, and intellectual capabilities.  It will help make poor people smarter, more emotionally balanced, healthier, and more energetic.  In a word, better able to hold a job and start real progress.

That is the long-term mission of Global ResQ.

Check out the Feed them Healthy! Brochure

If you have landed here through a Facebook ad, please take a minute and look through the Feed them Healthy! Brochure.  There is lots of information there about our objectives, our production strategy, financial strategy and the process of getting this done.

We welcome your interest and your comments.  The is a big project.  Once it receives start up funding, we will have much for everyone to pitch in to make the Feed them Healthy! program a success.