Daily Archives: August 19, 2011

Paleo diet — early man goes out to eat

From Alesh Houdek, in The Atlantic:

Image: Lord Jim/flickr via The Atlantic. I'd say that looks like a photo of street art by Banksy.

“The idea of the Paleo diet has been around for decades, but it’s really taken off over the last couple of years, with a slew of booksblogs, and a prominent podcast espousing its virtues.

And no wonder—it has a compelling sales pitch. It’s based on the idea that while humans have been eating for approximately 200,000 years, we’ve been farming for only about the last 10,000 or so. Continue reading

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There ought to be a law… keeping kids safe from their parents, and raw milk

From Dr. Richard Raymond, former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2005-2008) on Bill Marler’s “Real Raw Milk Facts” website:

“….In Colorado, it is illegal to sell raw, unpasteurized goats’ or cows’ milk, but the people who fell ill and the farmer got around this by what is called the Goat Share Program. You buy a share of a goat (or cow) for a set price and get a set amount of milk in return. And you pay a “boarding fee” on top of that to cover the farmers’ costs and labor. So it is technically your goat, I guess, and therefore you are not violating the law by “buying milk.”

Laws are written for a reason, usually to help keep us safe. Parents who find ways to circumvent the laws should be held responsible when their children suffer because of their actions. Continue reading

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