Sean's Wild Life
We need to talk about meat!
A thought provoking conversation with Jeff Korsmit (@MangalitzaFarmerNL on Instagram) about his regenerative, organic, permaculture-led farming practices. Meat is hot topic of conversation right now, with many claiming meat is murder, meat production is inherently cruel, and damages the climate. It's a fascinating topic and Jeff has a pretty interesting view. He doesn't shy away from the fact the pigs, chickens, rabbits and lambs he produces are ultimately food! But have an important role to play in the health of the planet too.
We discuss the flaws in simplistic vegan anti-meat arguments, the ecological benefits of mixed, regenerative agriculture, the animal rights Vs animal welfare point of view. We explore permaculture principles, and the difference between small, local, sustainable food production and large scale, intensive monoculture systems.
We also get into a more personal topics talking about social media and mental health, and Jeff addresses the challenges and social isolation of being gay and a farmer in a rural setting. Jeff even breaks out of rugged farmer mode into a Ru Paul's Drag Race song rendition. We even talk about WWOOFing, but not the gay slang type. Don't miss it, it's a great conversation!