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Lunchbox police strike again as child suspended from school over Kombucha

From the Healthy Home Economist:

Is this what they thought they saw? Photo via Healthy Home Economist. Click image to go there.

“First, there was the story of a preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School in North Carolina who was given a highly processed, cafeteria lunch containing pink slime chicken nuggets on January 30, 2012 because the school decided that the turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice her mother packed was not nutritious enough. Continue reading

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Vaccination choice movement growing in West Virginia, says TV news story

From Augie, at the Journal of Natural Food and Healing:

“The vaccination choice movement is growing fast. Today, I was at a Gun Show and spoke to many young fathers and mothers–some pregnant and some holding babies or had them in strollers. They were very concerned about the safety and need for so many vaccinations. They wanted several of our vaccination choice flyers to give at work, at school or their moms club.

One worked at a day care center and is going to hand them out to all the young mothers. No sooner I got home, Ann Daschel, an editor of Age of Autism, alerted me to this excellent TV news coverage–and it is fair and balanced–and focuses more on the right to choose and vaccine-injured children. This is in West Virginia–one of the strictest vaccine before education [states] in the nation.  (I have clipped the news story under fair use for education under the copyright law.)…” Continue reading


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Chocolate milk soon to be “verboten” in Florida public school cafeteria menus

From Denise-Marie Balona, in the Orlando Sentinel:

Chocolate milk is the latest food to be banned from Florida schools

“The Board of Education has agreed to move forward on a plan to eliminate sugary beverages and make Florida the first state in the nation to ban chocolate milk in public schools. Continue reading


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P.E.I. bed and breakfast egg story a case of delayed and selective prosecution

According to a recent CBC news story from March 18, a Prince Edward Island couple who operate a small bed and breakfast on the island were visited by a health inspector who forbade them to continue serving meals made with eggs from their own hens. The story goes on to say that the inspectors assert that the regulations behind their action are not new but have been on the books for a long time. The couple, Paul and Jean Offer, are so upset by the whole thing that they are going to close their B&B rather than buy supermarket eggs for their guests.

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the same sort of things go on in other jurisdictions. One Ontario farmer that I know was upset when he first heard several years ago about new requirements for eggs to be graded before being sold to customers, and so he called up the government department responsible for the ruling and asserted that he was going to break the law and that they should come and arrest him. Guess what. They declined to do so. They apparently didn’t want a fuss kicked up when the law was introduced, and the best way they saw to do that was to not enforce it for a while. Now that case was a few years ago, and more recently the enforcement of such regulations has been ramped up. Continue reading


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School children in Florida sickened by pasteurized milk at school’s cafeteria

Here an excerpt from the report by Juan Ortega, at the Orlando Sentinel:

Cooper City Elementary School in Florida, where children were recently sickened by pasteurized milk.

“The Broward School District ordered all milk removed from school cafeterias Friday after 12 students at Cooper City Elementary were sent to the school clinic with stomachaches and other children complained that it tasted funny. Continue reading

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Markham high school grade nines milk cows on a Glencolton Farms field trip

Ontario raw milk pioneer Michael Schmidt has been hosting grade nine classes from Markham high school for the past three years. Markham is a suburb of Toronto and is more than two hours drive away from Glencolton Farms. There are certainly a lot of closer farms that the school could have sent their student to.

Grade nine students from Markham in the Glencolton Farms yard

This year’s grade 9 group visiting the farm had a total of over 80 students. Michael says that 99 percent of the students have never been on a farm and have no concept about the production of food. Continue reading


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