12 Jun Negros, the organic capital of the Philippines
In a 6 hour conference, we shared the principle of Food as medicine to over 50 delegates from Bacolods tradesmen and women. The topics included; Plantbased nutrition and how to cope with Caner and Diabetes through diet.
My mom, the resident Chef of Coocgreen Plantbased Wholefoods also prepared a plantbased, glutenfree, nutrient dense lunch samplings for the delegates.
All products of Fresh Start organic ranging from fresh produce, personal care, snack items and dine-in options are all farm to table sourced from their certified organic farm in Negros.
Pigs are very smart, their brain has the capacity and power of a 6 year old child. When they are slaughtered their fear and stress causes them to emit a powerful stench that can temporarily blind even the eyes.
Pigs dont sweat so organic or not, even when theyre fed a good healthy diet of vegetables and grains that are non-gmo, pig doesnt make for a healthy meal. Pork in many religions are off-limits due to the high level of toxicity in it.
Geese can be louder and more hyper than dogs, they are effective stable guards and can terrorize strangers as they roam in packs. These energetic bunch really gives life to any farm.
I know Ill be widely criticized by featuring Negros Silk Trade as it has yet to adapt the more sustainable practices of working with the nature of silk worms instead of “manufacturing” them but I feel that it is important that we are realistic with our expectations with livelyhood practices here in the Philippines. Not every province can afford to be strictly organic in its process and Negros Silk farm is no exception, they pride themselves for adapting the Japanese excellence in quality and for providing dignified jobs to people in the area and hopefully someday, when the market is ready, they can also adapt the most sustainable measures for cultivating silk.
Dr. Hos Farm
Dr Hos Farm is a few hours away from Bacolods Center but its definitely worth the drives. The view on the way is surreal and the weather cool.
Picking fresh herbs and spices from Dr. Hos Garden
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that makes it a must drink for all.
Not shown here, Dr Ho advices the combination of Coconut Water and Oregano to bring down cholesterol levels and ups immunity.
Dr Hos Recipe for morning powershots is also pressed root of turmeric and a shot glass size of coconut milk. He swears by this as natures potent energy spiker and under armour against diseases.
Turmeric can heal joint pain and muscle pain in its coldpressed pure form.
Organic Soybeans can also be found in Negros by no other than Fresh Start Organics.
Adorable story; A german guest bravely approached the monkey and it fled scared. When Dr Ho asked why, the former said “Im a zoo-keeper”
Guess even chimps knows whose the Gorilla in the kingdom!
This blog entry hardly gave justice to what Negros can offer but I do hope it gives a good sneak peak. Ill personally try my best to join the Organic Negros Trade fair in October to highlight more wonderfully natural finds in the Organic Capital of the Philippines