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The Rawsome raw milk attack and the future of private food clubs in America

From David E. Gumpert on the Complete Patient blog:

“When you watch the brief video below [above] of the raid yesterday on Rawesome Food Club, resist the inclination to focus on the conversation and shouting happening off to the left. Instead, keep an eye on the guy who keeps appearing on the right. He’s the law enforcement agent who’s literally closing the gate at Rawesome Food Club in Venice, CA, so no one can see that the agents inside are gathering pretty much all the nutrient-dense food in the two shipping containers that house Rawesome, prior to carting it off. Continue reading

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Trick Science or Autism Propaganda?

The following excerpt from Augie’s “Journal of Living Food and Healing” includes excerpts from a Forbes magazine piece titled “Unlocking the Genetic Secrets of Autism“. Augie’s commentary is indented:

Henry Miller and Elizabeth Whelan, authors of the Forbes story

Forbes magazine published an article today called “Unlocking The Genetic Secrets Of Autism” by Dr. Henry I. Miller and Elizabeth Whelan. The subtitle is: A new study will spread greater aware ness of the public health benefits of wider immunization.

I must disclose that I used to be a fan of Ms. Whelan in the 80s and 90s as she was and still is President of the American Council on Science and Health. I admired her then, when I was pro-big business, because she was superior in explaining that “science” shows that industrial food and food additives were perfectly safe and were of no long term consequence. But, since being some what enlightened to farm fresh food and the leading nutritional science education, I concluded that Ms. Whelan is a Queen Pawn for Big Food. Now, I am convinced of this. But today I was not surprised to see that she and her team of 400 scientists are still playing their magic for Big Food– but was shocked to are doing it now for the nutritional health and pharmaceutical industry– all in the name of consumer education– like the many other tax-exempt, non-profit front groups.

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GMO corn linked to organ damage in animals; but at Forbes magazine, Monsanto is “Company of the Year”

We found this in a note by Mark Frauenfelder on BoingBoing:

A surreal monument to agricultural artifice

From a new study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences: “We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity. This can be due to the new pesticides (herbicide or insecticide) present specifically in each type of GM maize, although unintended metabolic effects due to the mutagenic properties of the GM transformation process cannot be excluded.” (Via Naked Capitalism)

Now here’s an excerpt from a recent story by Robert Langreth and Matthew Herper in Forbes magazine, lauding Monsanto as Company of the Year, titled “The Planet versus Monsanto“. It’s interesting to see here how supporters of genetic modification argue their case: Continue reading

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