Daily Archives: September 6, 2010

Raw milk workshop to kick off Sept. 30th Biodynamic Farming conference — Farmer Michael Schmidt to speak

Excerpted from Kimberly Hartke’s blog:

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by Rebecca Briggs, Editor, Biodynamics Magazine

The Biodynamic National Conference, “Biodynamics and the Future of Agriculture: Growing the Food Revolution,” will feature a pre-conference workshop co-sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation on “The Benefits and Politics of Raw Milk.”

Raw milk, one of the most primal and health-giving foods, is now at the center of the growing food rights movement and a storm of political controversy. How did this happen? Why is it so important? Where do we go from here? These questions and more will be addressed by an incredible panel of luminaries in the raw milk and food rights movement. Continue reading

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Zombie legislation again! — Bills C51/C52, then Bill C-6, now brought back as Bill C36 — is this still Canada?

Excerpted from the Canadian Action Party website:

“….Bill C-36 redefines government as “a government of a foreign state or of a subdivisions [sic] of foreign states” or “an international organisation of states.” This is the opposite of sovereignty. The bill also infringes on personal sovereignty because penalties for infractions under the bill cannot be refuted in court.

The Harper Government has been attempting to pass the provisions of this Act Respecting the Safety of Consumer Products for several years. In promoting Bills C-51/52, C-6, and now Bill C-36, we are told that the Ministry of Health and its officers need extraordinary powers, such as freedom from the constraints of due process and judicial oversight, to protect us from dangerous consumer products. Continue reading

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WHO study in China shows “pesticide exposure linked to suicidal thoughts”

Excerpted from EurekaAlert.org:

“A new study in China has found that people with higher levels of pesticide exposure are more likely to have suicidal thoughts. The study was carried out by Dr Robert Stewart from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London together with scientists from Tongde Hospital Zhejiang Province.

The agricultural pesticides commonly used in China are organophosphates which are in wide use in many lower income countries but have been banned in many Western nations. It is well known that they are very dangerous if ingested as an overdose but there is also biological evidence that chronic low-grade exposure to these chemicals, which are very easily absorbed into the body through the skin and lungs, may have adverse effects on mental health. This study is the first epidemiological evidence to suggest possible effects on suicidal thoughts. Continue reading

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KING CORN movie trailer — How high fructose corn syrup ruined America

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