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Ban on labeling milk as rBGH-free struck down as unconstitutional in recent Ohio appeal court decision

RBGH is a growth hormone designed to increase milk production. And it’s made by Monsanto Eli Lilly. Here’s an excerpt from a report by Helena Bottemiller on Bill Marler’s “Food Safety News”:

"Our Friend the Cow", indeed! No mention of bovine growth hormone use here, but that would certainly fit right in with this model of exploitive dairying. Picture via the Lovenati blog.

“After more than two years of litigation, a federal court last week struck down an Ohio ban on labeling dairy products as “rbGH free,” “rbST free,” or “artificial hormone free” if produced by cows not treated with bovine growth hormone. Continue reading

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What you don’t know about Fluoride can damage your children’s health

Here’s an excerpt from a story that affects just about everyone in the western world. This is from a recent post on Augie’s Journal of Natural Food and Healing titled “FLUORIDE ALERT: Slowly poisoning the children” and is by by Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD:

Author Sylvia P. Onusic, Ph.D. Read her bio at the bottom of this post.

“Our kids are getting too much fluoride. It’s here, it’s there, it’s everywhere!  You might think, if a little is good, more is better. Not in the case of fluoride, which has no nutritional value in the human diet and is considered an extremely hazardous material which requires, by law, special transportation and disposal.

Fluorine is the element, and all compounds of fluorine are called fluorides. Calcium fluoride occurs in nature but it is not calcium fluoride that is put into toothpaste, mouth rinse, drinking water, and other products.

The fluoride added to US drinking water is considered a hazardous waste by EPA. Now it is purchased from China.  Remember the melamine in baby formula, the tainted dog food, the childrens’ toys and jewelry? Continue reading

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Factory farming and sewage sludge use on farmland blamed for death of lakes

Who says investigative journalism is dead? This report by David Michael, from Augie’s Journal of Natural Food and Healing shows that concerned individuals are still out there, digging the dirt on matters of public concern. Here’s an excerpt from David’s report:

“Human illnesses and animal deaths have occurred recently from neurotoxins secreted by a heavy slime of blue and green algae floating on Ohio’s largest lake—Grand Lake St. Mary’s (Grand Lake) in Auglaize County. This is a lake that has been deteriorat ing for decades, but especially so in the past 10 years as factory farms have sprung up all over the area, and more are being built. Continue reading

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Wisconsin raw milk dairy policy drives artisan cheesemaker to move elsewhere

The following excerpt is from Kimberly Hartke’s blog, where it’s titled “My Farewell Speech to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection:

Farmer Scott Trautman with cheesemaker Bill Anderson. Photo via Kimberly Hartke's blog.

“My name is Bill Anderson.  I am 25 years old.  I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and have lived here for my entire life.  Though I grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, I just completed the entire Wisconsin cheese maker licensing program, and passed the final exam yesterday.  I should also mention that my mother grew up on a diversified family-run dairy farm in central Wisconsin. Continue reading

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What the Ohio governor doesn’t want you to know about grocery store milk

Thanks to Kimberly Hartke for bringing this story to our attention. The following is from her post.

“Here is a video action alert about Ohio’s move to ban “rbGH free” labels on milk. This move will cause national brands to remove informative labels, and deny consumers, no matter what state they live in the right to choose….”

“….Does this make you sick? Please Contact the Ohio Governor to Voice Your Concern: Continue reading

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USDA sponsors study to learn how consumers judge raw milk safety

Here’s an excerpt from the report in Health X-Pert.org:

Why do raw milk drinkers keep on drinking it -- in spite of "expert" warnings to the contrary -- enquiring minds at the USDA want to know. Home on the Range photo.

“Despite mounting evidence of the health risks in unpasteurized milk, raw milk advocates continue to tout its alleged benefits, dismissing warnings about bacterial contaminants that can sicken or even kill adults and children, as I write in the Informed Patient column today.

The situation bedevils public-health officials and food-safety experts. “We know raw milk is hazardous, but we don’t know what it is that drives people to consume it anyway,” says Jeffrey LeJeune, a microbiologist and researcher at the Food Animal Health Research Program at Ohio State University.

Dr. LeJeune is conducting a study with funding from the USDA to learn more about how consumers make judgments about milk safety. “There are tacit webs of belief that drive behavior, and everyone acts in what they believe to be a rational way,” Dr. LeJeune says. Continue reading

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Ohio student didn’t want vaccination, restrained by police to get H1N1 shot

Excerpted from a story by Shelley Hanson, from The intelligencer:

This picture is of another boy (not the one in Ohio) who left hospital in a wheelchair nearly a week after developing severe headaches, muscle spasms and weakness in his legs following a swine flu shot. CDC says there was no clear link. I guess that means the boy in Ohio really had nothing to be afraid of, right? Photo by Brendan Smialowski for msnbc.com See excerpt of story at bottom of this post.

“WHEELING – It took the strength of two sheriff’s deputies to keep a middle schooler still enough to receive a shot of the swine flu, or H1N1, vaccine at a recent clinic.

During a regular Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board meeting Tuesday, health department Administrator Howard Gamble told board members about the student’s attempt to flee Wheeling Middle School during a vaccination clinic held there last Friday. Continue reading

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