Here in Nenana, agricultural land has been opened up and we have had several meetings about the use of the land and the ideas people have for it. Personally, as long as the farmers don’t destroy the environment with pesticides, I’m all for it.

This is a step in the right direction for Alaska because currently we are about 92% dependent on the lower 48 for food and resources. We learned during the plandemic that Canada can block much of that incoming food supply. It was a wake-up call to how vulnerable we are to empty shelves. 

Alaskans are known for being preppers, and I read years ago that we – as private individuals – are the most prepared people for emergencies in the USA. We stock our freezers and fill our shelves, can our food and smoke our meat. When winter hits, we are ready to go. I have a garden, laying hens and ducks and raspberries growing all over my yard. This is the Alaskan way.

Let’s keep up this momentum until we flip the tables and instead of being 92% dependent on the Lower-48, we can become 92% self-sustaining.

But I still need grain and dairy products. As I research healthy options to feed my family, I came across some disturbing information.

MRNA shots which contain deadly spike proteins and can alter DNA, (the foundation of who we are), are being introduced into some livestock in various factories. Read here and here. They talk about how safe it is, but I say bologna! We saw a person drop dead after an MRNA shot and no, I do not believe they are safe at all. With a 75% miscarriage rate, there’s nothing safe about that. 

I contacted Umqua Dairy and Tillamook Dairy to inquire about MRNA shots in their dairy cows. They both looked into it and called me back and said that there are no MRNA shots in the sources where they get their milk, cheese and ice cream. So, their products are mostly where we get our dairy from or local milk from neighbors.

In more food news, check out this article that was just released about how China is quietly taking over U.S. food supplies. These are the same people that flew their spy balloon over our military bases. How safe is this food going to be?

The point is that now is the time for our state to continue working towards more Alaska food sustainability. We need to do our own personal research on where our food comes from, and we should really support our local farmers and ranchers. 

USDA has had several grants for these very goals. Some villages have started community green houses, and in the past the food stamp program also included shopping at Farmers Markets.

Let’s keep up this momentum until we flip the tables and instead of being 92% dependent on the Lower-48, we can become 92% self-sustaining. Then we will know where and how our food was produced. Good healthy food is like medicine to our bodies, as opposed to GMO and plants saturated in pesticides, which are poison to us. We’re going in the right direction, let’s keep it up.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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OPINION: In an uncertain world, Alaskans must move toward food independence

Pamela Samash
Pamela Samash is a longtime Fairbanks area resident. She currently serves on the Alaska Commission on Aging, and is the president of Right To Life – Interior Alaska.