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My guest today has a crazy idea I LOVE, to turn all dairy farms into animal sanctuaries!
Geraldine Starke and Refarm’d are committed to helping dairy farmers transition from animal milk to plant milk production.
Despite ALL the benefits to embracing plant foods and avoiding animal foods, a barrier in transitioning our broken food system is the perceived threat to the livelihoods of the farmers and rural communities dependent on animal farming.
Geraldine is working to solve this problem for dairy farmers and their communities.
I found this chat so inspiring. Perhaps you can relate to having a really BIG idea.
A DREAM super positive and impactful that gradually gets whittled away at by the No’s, the stumbling blocks, the unforeseen obstacles and the ever expanding money and time and energy. And yet, as far as I can see this big dream is NOT getting whittled away at!
Geraldine is stubborn in the best possible way. In perhaps a manner that you can only be when your venture – your vision – is about so much more than money or YOU.
Heads up, as this goes live you can’t buy the plant products yet.
And there’s a waiting list for dairy farmers looking to move away from animal agriculture to plant agriculture. You CAN help if you’re looking to invest or you’re a bright spark so far as equipment, logistics and all the moving parts in a mid size food production / distribution company that are tough to scale.
Sharing the Refarm’d vision also helps and of course, 100% if you’re feeling a little disheartened that we’re not moving quickly enough to a vegan world – that there’s no-one out there taking big, bold action – if that’s the case, then certainly I think you’re going to love this chat.
Let’s discuss Turning Dairy Farms Into Animal Sanctuaries with Geraldine Starke and Refarm’d.
In this conversation we cover:
- The many reasons why the future of milk and dairy is animal product free.
- How Refarm’d works with farmers to make the transition from cows’ milk to the production of plant based drinks.
- Converting farmland into animal sanctuaries.
- Refarm’d’s focus on sustainably and locally sourcing ingredients.
- The importance of the vegan community getting better at understanding, supporting and working WITH farmers.
As you will have recognised in our conversation by removing all possible barriers and hesitations a dairy farmer might have Refarm’d are taking on a HUGE task. It’s a uncompromising mission fuelled by ethics and as such I feel confident they’ll get there.
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