Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Sugar — just HOW bad is it for you?

From John Gruber on the “Daring Fireball” blog, a quote from the James Bond movie “Never say never”:

“M: Too many free radicals. That’s your problem.

James Bond: “Free radicals,” sir?

M: Yes. They’re toxins that destroy the body and the brain, caused by eating too much red meat and white bread and too many dry martinis!

James Bond: Then I shall cut out the white bread, sir.”

And now from a recent New York times story on sugar by Gary Taubes:

“On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new viewers at a rate of about 50,000 per month, fairly remarkable numbers for a 90-minute discussion of the nuances of fructose biochemistry and human physiology. Continue reading


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Radiation fallout from Japan affects food safety across North America

Dr. Robert J. Gilbert Ph.D.

“Dr. Robert J. Gilbert has a multi-faceted background in both spiritual and scientific studies. He is a former U.S. Marine Corps Instructor in Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Warfare Survival; since leaving the service in 1985 he has conducted independent research into the Geometric basis of modern science and new technologies…..” Read more

Clearly, in light of his background, Robert Gilbert is someone worth listening to on the subject of radiation dangers from the recent nuclear disaster in Japan. Here’s an excerpt from a page on his Vesica.org website, dealing with the subject: Continue reading


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“Milk War” documentary about raw milk and Michael Schmidt to screen

See the latest documentary film about raw milk in Ontario and the Michael Schmidt story, May 1st, 2011 in Toronto:


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Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt to conduct good friday concert of Handel’s “Passion According to St. John”

Full details at Symphony in the Barn

Click image above to go to Symphony in the Barn site to order tickets or get more information.

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Survey indicates demand for raw dairy and nutrient-dense foods will increase

The latest from David E. Gumpert at the Complete Patient blog:

“…Evidence is mounting that demand for raw dairy and other nutrient-dense foods will continue, even accelerate. The latest indication comes from the huge accounting and consulting firm, Deloitte, which has just published results of a national survey on “Consumer Food Safety”. While the focus of the survey is on safety, when it comes to food, a higher percentage of respondents (54%) are concerned about “healthiness of the ingredients or product” than “safety of the ingredients or the product” (49%). (See page 9 of the report.)

This isn’t to suggest that safety isn’t a major worry, but mainly to highlight how widely the concerns about health are spreading. This constitutes a major business opportunity for farmers of all types, especially dairy farmers. Look for more smart ones to take advantage of the opportunity that beckons and move to escape the market power Big Dairy wields over farmers, and finally begin to make money from their investment and labor.” Continue reading

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