Food produced in violence begets violence.


There are many very well explained reasons for the upsurge in violence in this already violent country.

One that has not been properly explored is referred to in the title.

We are the only country in the world where the staple diet is GMO (Genetically Modified Organism). The way the seed is modified is through violence, the way it is farmed is through violence and the way that “food’ is prepared to end up on the supermarket shelf is through violence.

In addition to the violence in the food it is also micronutrient deficient. All GMO food contains glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup). Human breast milk now also contains glyphosate. So does all bread tested in the shops in this country. Glyphosate chelates minerals (holds on to them, making them unavailable), especially Zinc, Manganese and Iron. Click on the mineral to understand it’s role in the human body.

Then just when you thought it could not get worse the WHO has just labelled glyphosate as a carcinogen.

Insertion of the genes is done violently, glyphosate and artificial fertilisers kill the soil microbes and then the food is heated, beated, treated, pastuerised, homogenised ensuring that any nutritional benefit that might have been there is lost.

The food we imbibe is essentially manifested energy. Before you roll your eyes and close the browser understand that photosynthesis, from which all plant matter appears, is an energetic process whereby non matter becomes matter. We either eat the plant or the animal that ate the plant. Hence imbibing the energy with which that plant was grown. BioDynamic agriculture and to a lesser degree organic agriculture seeks to grow non violent food that is grown in complete harmony with the complex called nature.

I also encourage you to do this experiment at home. We did it last month.

Take two plates. Place come cotton pads onto the plate. Put some seeds in each. Wet the cotton pads. Place the seeds in the same room at least 3 metres apart. Then focus hate, violence etc on one plate and then go to the other and focus love, hope, joy etc on that one. Do this a few times daily over two weeks and observe what happens.

love v hate, spelt grain

It is clear from the photo above, taken in our home, that the love plant grew and the hate one did not.

If you want to understand more about how your thoughts, sounds and words influence matter then read up about the work that Masaru Emoto did.

A last anecdote. I was talking to my Zulu staff about them killing foreigners (Zulu was the first language I learnt to speak). I asked why. What happened then I have seen many times. A look of faraway determination sets into the eyes, the jaw tightens, the nostrils flare somewhat and then in a deeper than normal voice pronounce that it is so because their King ordained it. Then I start asking them if their King meant killing his sixth wife and the mother of our President’s son, both of whom are foreigners. At that stage deflation happened, the shoulders shrug, the eyes drop and they call upon that ubiquitous Zulu troublemaker, Angazi.

Angus, not to be confused with Angazi.

21 April 2015

P.S margarine is made in an explosion proof factory

Eggs are mislabelled. This is something you can change.


96% of the hens in this country “live” in cages where they produce their eggs. The poultry industry is fighting an amendment in parliament that would label these eggs as caged.


You can do one of two things.

First, email Ms. Matlou Setati (the official responsible) here. Full details about her role are in this great information pack. She needs to get your email before the close of business tomorrow.

Second, you can attend a public hearing in Stellenbosch. Tomorrow, the 31st of March, at the Stellenbosch Quarantine Station of the DAFF. It is at 9am. The phone no is 021 809 0231 and the Google Map link is here 

Although this would be a great improvement in transparency there is another egg related mislabelling. I am referring to the other con that the egg industry and the nationwide retailers are pulling on consumers, namely free range eggs. These are not free range in anyone’s definition of the word. Labelling these as barn raised, which they are, is also part of the amendment. More details on this issue here.


30 March 2015


55 years of experience is just one of the benefits you get for free with our meat.


There are many things that you get for free in our meat. Unlike feedlot/grain fed beef where your free gifts are heart disease from too much Omega 6 and environmental destruction.

spencer 1960

The first free gift is Spencer Nicholls. Here is in in 1960 when he started butchery in what was then Salisbury, Rhodesia. Three weeks into the job.

8 years later he opened Ballantyne’s Butchery. That was 1968. So long ago I can’t even imagine. Behind him is an Okto bandsaw, the same model as we use and is in the photo below.

spencer ballantine 1968


The photo below was taken last week. Spencer, now 70, is holding up the first photo.

spencer today

If you look carefully at the first and last photo you will realise that on the first photo Spencer is wearing a leather finger guard and in the third photo the old photo is resting on his finger on the scar he obtained in his first week at work in 1960. That is why he was wearing the leather finger guard in the first photo.

I have had the privilege of working with him for a year and his professionalism and enthusiasm is inspirational. He debones a hindquarter in 4 minutes. I spend every Monday deboning and I think I have a greater chance of running a sub 4 minute mile than deboning a hindquarter in 4 minutes.

angus deboning

Slowly, slowly learning the art of deboning.

The second benefit is that our beef reverses global warming. Along with our laying hens in their Eggmobiles, our cattle sequester Carbon. You can read all about Carbon negative beef here.

Today was a very exciting day. We had our first meeting to decide how to spend our first income from the Carbon credits. Half of the net income goes to my staff. A condition that Credible Carbon and I agreed on. Below is Anton Cartwright explaining to the team what Carbon credits are all about. An obtuse subject at the best of times, but they suffered through as they are all getting cash for taking something that cannot been seen and storing it in the soil.

sticks carbon explanation


The third free benefit that comes with our beef is that it nourishes you. The Omega 3 and 6’s are in balance. The rights fats are there. CLA too. More about the benefits of grass fed beef here.

Finally our beef is legal. Unless your so called grass fed or free range beef is rollermarked with a trademarked rollermark it is in contravention of the Agricultural Product Standards Act. More on this subject here.


16th of March 2015


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