Probiotics the Original Way
I've been interested in farming, raising animals, and health and think I may have found a way to tie these passions together.
What is Biotechnology?
At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for more than 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.
Modern biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.
Currently, there are more than 250 biotechnology health care products and vaccines available to patients, many for previously untreatable diseases. More than 13.3 million farmers around the world use agricultural biotechnology to increase yields, prevent damage from insects and pests and reduce farming's impact on the environment. And more than 50 biorefineries are being built across North America to test and refine technologies to produce biofuels and chemicals from renewable biomass, which can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
See where I'm going with this? Modern science loves Frankenstein-like approaches to everything. I'm of the belief that answers lie in the 'old ways.' Planting by the moon, eating real food, and other such nonsense. These are the areas I hope to explore. I think people get wrapped around the idea that the correct path is always the modern path, ignoring lessons from our past and moving beyond primitive methods.
While I'm not 100% sure exactly what this blog is going to be, I know what it is NOT going to be. It's not going to be a blog where I make exaggerated claims about how I can heal you of every modern disease. It's not going to be the Resistant Starch/Cold Thermogenesis/Potato Diet Blog--but I'll probably talk about all of these things from time to time.
If there's one thing I've learned in the last couple years, it's that there are few easy answers and that everyone is vastly different. But, we are all humans and can all benefit from much of the same good advice.
Rain's stopped. Time to go mow the yard.