Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

David Suzuki looks at link between autism and gut dysfunction, on CBC

From CBC.ca:

Click image to go to a page where you can watch this trailer.

“A fresh perspective on autism research with the developing “Bacterial Theory” of autism. The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the industrialized world, autism has increased an astounding 600 per cent over the last 20 years. Continue reading

22 Comments

Filed under News

Raw milk crusader didn’t hurt anyone

From Denis Langlois, in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

Michael Schmidt and supporters, leaving the Newmarket court after the sentencing last month.

“Raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt plans to appeal both his Sept. 28 conviction and subsequent sentence for producing and distributing unpasteurized milk.

Karen Selick, the Durham-area farmer’s lawyer, said the law has “inflicted an injustice” in the Schmidt case. Continue reading

12 Comments

Filed under News

GMOs and biotech losing ground?

From Helkie Ferrie in Vitality Magazine:

Photo via Vitality Magazine.

“… the question we face … is whether this [GMO] cornucopia presents a picture of health and lawful bounty, or instead the hellish image of nature betrayed.” C. Holdrege & S. Talbott, 2008

Ever since biotechnology introduced genetically modified foods in the mid-1990’s, biotech scientists have insisted that these foods are “substantially equivalent” to what we’ve eaten since the dawn of time. Yet for the past 15 years, roughly 90% of people around the world have demanded that GMO foods be clearly labeled, so they can be avoided.

How do our regulators respond? At the latest round of  CODEX labeling debates in Quebec City in March, the U.S. FDA soothingly suggested that “consumers do not need GMO labeling, as it would only confuse them, and they would then make the incorrect food choices.” Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under News

More tooth decay among the children of vegetarians, says Kingston-area dentist

From Pam Killeen:

.

Andy Oudman (1290 AM CJBK, London ON) and Pam Killeen interview Bob Clinton, DDS and Ramiel Nagel, author of “Cure Tooth Decay,” about the real causes behind tooth decay. Hint: Tooth decay is not caused by a fluoride deficiency. Dr. Clinton and Ramiel discuss the groundbreaking work of Canadian dentist, Dr. Weston A. Price, author of the most important book every written on nutrition, “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.” LISTEN HERE — http://tinyurl.com/7old3xc (December 8, 2011) Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under News

“Fraser Health wins round one in raw milk battle”, says Chilliwack Progress

From Robert Freeman, in the Chilliwack Progress:

“The Fraser Health Authority won the first round in its case against distribution of raw milk by a Chilliwack cowshare group in BC Supreme Court on Tuesday.

But Gordon Watson, cowshare spokesman, vowed to be his “prickly, cantankerous worst” when the courtroom battle resumes on April 2.

“The lawyer for Fraser Health got an order stating that its officers can go onto the farm property at any time, without a search warrant. But so what?” he said in an email to The Progress. “Under the Public Health Act they could have done that anyway, if and when they had good reason.” Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under News

Farmageddon screening for Congress

From Kimberly Hartke:

Panel discussion from the New York City screening of Farmageddon: Panel discussion with director Kristin Canty, Angela Davis, Sarma Melngailis, and Max Goldberg. Photo from Laurel on Health. Click to go to the story on her blog that includes this picture and others from that screening.

December 6, 2011–Washington, D.C.– Independent filmmaker Kristin Canty announces today that her film is being screened next week for members of Congress, and the shocking new food documentary was invited back for an encore run at Chicago’s prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center. This summer’s theatrical releases in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Boston garnered critical acclaim, and grassroots interest spawned 150 community screenings around the country. Continue reading

11 Comments

Filed under News

Denmark introduces the world’s first “fat tax” on foods with saturated fats

Lots of us know that fats are not all bad. In fact the right kind of fats are absolutely essential for health. Thus this Danish idea of taxing fat as if it was all bad for you is clearly wrongheaded on at least two counts, the second being the presumption that the nanny state knows better — they don’t — and is therefore somehow justified in telling people what to eat.

Photo from "Primal Body, Primal Mind" blog. Click image to go there.

From BBC News Europe:

“Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first fat tax – a surcharge on foods that are high in saturated fat.

Butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil and processed food are now subject to the tax if they contain more than 2.3% saturated fat.

Some consumers began hoarding to beat the price rise, while some producers call the tax a bureaucratic nightmare. Continue reading

6 Comments

Filed under News