Daily Archives: December 28, 2011

Mobile van to bring fluoride to Florida county that voted to remove it from the municipal water supply

From Ethan A. Huff, on Natural News.com:

Just what we need?

(NaturalNews) Back in October, the Pinellas County, Fla., Commission voted 4 – 3 to stop adding artificial fluoride chemicals to the county’s municipal water supply, which serves roughly 700,000 residents (http://www.naturalnews.com/033801_f…). But now local health officials are suggesting that the county purchase a mobile fluoride van as an alternative, which would drive around town and administer fluoride and other conventional dental services directly to children.

Believe it or not, theSt. Petersburg Timesreports that the Pinellas County Commission will soon vote on whether or not to purchase this mobile fluoride van for $532,339 in taxpayer funds, which is more than twice the $205,000 a year the county has been spending to purchase fluoride chemicals for the water supply. The Commission had asked the county’s Health and Human Services department to come up with a new way to use the $205,000 for other dental purposes, and the mobile fluoride van was their proposal. Continue reading

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“Uniting or Dividing” — farmer Michael Schmidt on the occasion of one million visits to “The Bovine” raw milk blog

Michael interviews Michael Schmidt, reflecting on the occasion of one million visits to this blog.

In the vortex of raw milk controversy, things are not always as they seem to be.

M: One Million visits to the Bovine, is this a reason to celebrate?

Michael: Yes, this is remarkable and significant within the context of a new form of dialogue.

M: There are more discussions following many articles, very often with rather radical views and extreme verbiage. How much weight are you giving to these comments? Continue reading

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Forced vaccination of health workers

From the Lyme Disease Sentinel:

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“Yesterday I attended a social function where I learned a bit more about hospital politics. A friend, who is an anesthesiologist, was very concerned over the changes being made in the hospital where she has worked for many years.She wasn’t specific about the changes but did say these changes were not in the best interests of the patient.

I half jokingly responded saying that these changes were probably in the best interests of the corporations. Her eyes widened and she exclaimed just how “on target” I was. YES, she said….that was the exact inference that hospital management made clear to us. Then my friend proceeded to relate to me one of her greatest concerns, one that she personally had to deal with……forced vaccinations of health care workers. Continue reading

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Foraging runs afoul of the regulators

From Peter Jamison in the SF Weekly:

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Iso Rabins has always done a delicate tango around environmental and food regulations. Rabins pioneered the Bay Area’s burgeoning wild-foods movement when he founded ForageSF in 2009, but city health inspectors, noting the potential hazards of eating products gathered in the wild — the best-known of which come in the form of poisonous mushrooms — were never thrilled with his organization or its various commercial offshoots.

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Farmer Brown vs The State of Maine

From Kevin Miller in the Bangor Daily News:

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“EAST BLUE HILL, Maine — Officially, her name is Sprocket. But Dan Brown has a tongue-in-cheek moniker for the 4-year-old cow at the heart of his legal problems with the state of Maine: Troublemaker.

Sprocket, it turns out, isn’t just part of Brown’s dairy operation at Gravelwood Farm, a small family farm on Blue Hill peninsula, but the entire operation. She is responsible for every ounce of milk that makes its way into the Brown family’s coffee and cereal. What the Browns don’t use, in some cases, is sold as bottled milk, butter and cheese made from raw or unpasteurized milk. Continue reading

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