Daily Archives: May 25, 2011

CBC’s genetically modified food primer

From CBC News:

“The typical Canadian kitchen is likely to contain many ingredients or foods that have been genetically modified. Everything from bread to tomatoes, corn and soya oil has been produced from altered food organisms.

Some estimates peg as many as 30,000 different products on grocery store shelves as “modified.” That’s largely because many processed foods contain soy. Half of North America’s soy crop is genetically engineered.

The term “genetically modified” refers to the alteration of genetic material. Specifically, it means the genes of one organism have been “cut out” and then “pasted” into another organism.

GM plants are often created to resist disease and eliminate the need for pesticides. Desired characteristics, such as a hardier texture, higher nutritional value or faster growth, are chosen to produce a kind of “super food.”  Continue reading

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Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt has “left the city” after speaking at a raw milk conference in Prague last week

We’ve received word that Michael Schmidt has finished his presentation at the raw milk conference in Prague May 20th, and is en route to other European destinations. We hope to have more detailed news soon. Meanwhile here is a photo from earlier this spring of Michael at the Weston A. Price Foundation table at Toronto’s Total Health show:

That's Michael Schmidt towards the right side of the photo, with a few of his many WAPF friends.

Original caption: “The Weston A. Price Foundation exhibited at Total Health Show in Toronto, Canada and Liz Pitfield served as a “distributor” of our DVD – they only have 6 or 7 left out of 30 she reported!” Continue reading

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TV reporter conflates raw milk with sex — can’t sell it, but you can give it away

From Russia Today, a news show discussing raw milk, along with other stories.

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