Eating locally and seasonally to protect our health, animals and the planet: An interview with Dr Hugh Jellie
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Meet Dr Hugh Jellie, an NZ veterinarian, with a passion for the planet and the welfare of animals and humans. Dr Jellie talks about his interest in regenerative organisations, animal welfare and a healthy microbiome. He explains the importance of soil ecology and why changing our thinking to a symbiotic - living systems approach to how we grow our food is important.
Dr Jellie discusses plant-based nutrition, the health of the ecosystem, the complexity of nature and the unintended consequences of removing animals from the land. He talks about the Savory Institute and why we need a change in thinking around the role ruminants to play in soil preservation, sequestering carbon, water retention and human health. He also discusses the serious implications of our use of glyphosate and its effects on human health.
Dr Jellie talks about the potential of regenerative agriculture to feed the world. Why we need to know where our food comes from - the consequences of glyphosate in our food chain, particularly in plant-based nutrition. He discusses the importance of eating local and eating seasonally to improve our health as well as that of the animals and planet. We need to be looking at our supply chains and where our food is coming from. He ends by saying "we all have choices to make every day". I think it is to consider the consequences of our choices, not just now, but in the future. He also says "food is the medicine of the future". Again, I wholeheartedly agree. Food is the most important drug we take every single day - we can choose healthful life-giving food or toxic poison that destroys our health.
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