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Ponder this: Do you think you could grow or wild forage absolutely EVERYTHING you consumed for an entire year? Well, Rob Greenfield is 1 week shy of completing a whole year of doing so and today we talk about his latest “Food Freedom” project, talking everything from how he planned, travelled, what medical precautions he took, what he found hard and what was easy and what he’s looking forward to eating when he’s done. We also go on to talk about foraging, traveling and carbon emissions and being beholden to money and how to reverse that a little in one’s life. Enjoy the show, it’s such a pleasure to have Rob back to chat again bringing with him his infectious enthusiasm for doing better by people and planet. Alexx.
The Questions I Asked Rob:
- So, a year being responsible for the growing, catching and preparing of literally every bite of food you’ve consumed over the past year. Where do we start? Let’s start with the motivation to do so, as it’s a nice place from where we left off last time…
- What kind of study/planning did you undertake?
- What was the toughest thing to grow?
- Were you followed/did you check in with a Doctor at any point along the way? Anything medically interesting about the journey in terms of how your health was impacted – either positively or negatively?
- How was travelling while you’ve been committed to this project?
- What were some of your favourite foraged discoveries?
- Let’s talk about the roadkill moment
- Tiny house
- I’d imagine, given you’re so open to connecting with like minds, that opportunities sprouted throughout this past year, to connect deeply with others. Can you share what some of those ‘new friend’ experiences have been while undertaking this?
- You have about two weeks to go – Most people who do a ‘strict dietary protocol’ of some kind, radically shifting the way they eat for a period, fantasise about what they’d eat if they could – is there anything on your done-day that you’re getting a hankering for, or has detachment from desire for certain foods become a part of the learning on this journey?
- How much of a part of your success to this point was having your tiny house in Orlando?
- Why the decision to move it to @SustainableKashi eco village, so close to the end of your time? (We’ll probably talk about communal living, the true spirit of the village that you’re finding living there too.
- You said on Insta the other day, while you didn’t have any retirement savings, you felt more secure than you believe most people to be as they get older. Can you elaborate?
- How do you reconcile something like a speaking tour from an environmental perspective?
- For people feeling sad that they’re so disconnected – perhaps even ashamed, if they’ve only just realised… What are the simplest, most positive steps people can take to reconnect to their food source?
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To know more about Rob Greenfield: www.RobGreenfield.org
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