Daily Archives: September 22, 2010

LCBO’s “Food & Drink” mag puts raw milk in context of a 9,000 year history

This is an excerpt from a recent story about milk, published in the magazine of Ontario’s Liquor Control Board:

Photo: Rob Fiocca (this image is cropped from the original)

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Processed meat too dangerous to eat?

Will this be a death knell for the industry? Probably not…. because most people are not paying attention. Oh well, maybe a few more will wake up after reading this. The interesting thing is that “too dangerous to eat” is exactly what the public health types are saying about raw milk. The following is excerpted from Total Health Breakthroughs.com:

Did you hear the one about the Buddhist monk who went up to a hot dog vendor on the street in New York and said "Make me one with everything"? Picture via Total Health...

“The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives. Continue reading

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Food Deserts — what if, in your neighbourhood, you could only buy junk food and processed food?

Anthropologist Michael Powell looks at food in America, from Farmers Markets to “Food Desertification” (that’s about how in poor urban areas, opportunities to buy healthy food without driving a long distance are severely limited). Excerpted from the “Savage Minds” blog:

Food desertification across the U.S. circa 2000. Via Foodmapper blog

“One of the most rapidly growing retail forms today is the farmer’s market, a transitory gathering of local farmers who set up tables under tents and provide access to locally grown fruits and vegetables. There are many different types of farmer’s markets, some limiting what a vendor can sell to only produce grown on the vendor’s own farm, while others allow more leeway and may include prepared foods. In California, where I live, farmer’s markets were made legal about 25 years ago. The original intent was to provide access to locally grown fruits and vegetables to lower-class neighborhoods. Continue reading

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