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But there are new market trends and demands from consumers who are now placing greater value on traditional skills, and healthier food produced "the old fashioned way." The 21st century sees a whole generation of "baby boomers" heading into their senior years, with complex health problems that did not plague their parents and grandparents generations, in spite of all the "medical advances" the 21st century brings us. Traditional ways of producing food are coming back into the spotlight, as some are questioning whether those responsible for filling the shelves of our grocery stores and supermarkets truly have our best interest in mind, or represent our core values.
In the Philippines, by contrast, about 50% of the population is still small-scale family farmers. Some would see this as a negative thing but others, like Marianita and me, see that this is actually a strength in the 21st century. My years in the Philippines showed me a way of life where people are still connected to their communities and sources of food. While mass-produced foods are undoubtedly choices available to the majority of Filipinos in the 21st century, in most places the community market still operates where one can find "native" or locally-produced foods, much the same as it has been for hundreds of years.
The alarming trend, however, in the Philippines as well as in most developing nations, is the desire to prosper as the U.S. has, and follow the way of industrialization and technology. I am certainly not anti-technology. But I do believe there is great value in traditional ways of producing food. As more people wake up to the fact that there are just certain things in nature that cannot be improved upon by man, because they follow the laws of nature set forth by the Creator, traditional ways will also reap economic value by providing a quality product to the consumer that technology cannot provide.
When Marianita revived the traditional way of making coconut oil, as you will read about in Chapter 1, only a few left in her home community from her parents generation still knew how to produce this quality coconut oil that we named "Virgin Coconut Oil." A massive training program had to be instituted to teach the younger generation how to produce this quality product. We were within only one generation of losing this traditional skill. A few years later now, we have shown the world what a traditional skill, producing a quality product that cannot be mass-produced, can do economically for the Philippine economy and what it can do for peoples health, as is evidenced by the more than 100 testimonies recorded in this book.
This book is the result of four years of research and feedback from thousands of people who have begun to incorporate Virgin Coconut Oil into their diet. We started an internet discussion group called Coconut-info four years ago that grew to over 7000 people, and is now the Coconut Diet Forums. All the archives from past years, which include many of the testimonies which you will read in this book, are stored on Coconutdiet.com. You can search tens of thousands of messages for yourself to see what people are reporting about the effects of Virgin Coconut Oil in their lives.
Another great transaction from this seller, highly recommend, A+++++++++++Published 7 days ago by JC
This book is very informative, much technical information regarding coconut oil in regard to production, its effect on health, and even recipes. I recommend it highly.Published 12 days ago by Alice Shaver
This book has help me in countless of ways. I came across coconut oil on line and have been using it because I have a thyroid condition. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Sylvia Rodriguez
A great book to introduce you to the many benefits of coconut oil. Bought this for a friend.Published 1 month ago by Ken Hayes