|Posted by Simon & Shelley on March 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM||comments (0)|
Laura Sevier: What inspired you to make the film about the food industry?
Robert Kenner: I had read Eric Schlosser's book Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma. I realised I knew so little about where food comes from and how much our food systems had been changed.
The illusion is that food comes from a farm with a white picket fence and barns but it's not. It's from huge mega factories where tens of thousands of animals are confined in one space. Waste used to b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon & Shelley on February 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn.
Dr. Don M. Huber, who coordinates the Emergent Diseases and Pathogens committee of the American Phytopathological Society, as part of the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon & Shelley on February 5, 2011 at 11:17 AM||comments (0)|
Humans have been drinking and trading raw milk and its products (cheese, yogurt, kiefer, etc.) throughout history. The bulk of the world favors raw milk. France, for example, provides vending machines for travelers. Even England’s monarch is a raw milk fan. Brian Lewis reports:
“It’s also said that Her Majesty is so keen on it that when grandsons princes William and Harry were at Eton, raw milk from the monarch’s Windsor dairy herd was delivered dail...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon & Shelley on January 31, 2011 at 7:18 PM||comments (0)|
According to Richard C. Cook, veteran Project Manager for the U.S. Treasury Department and Policy Analyst for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
"Cheap, mass-produced foods are largely based on grains and beef raised by massive agribusiness firms, so that the atrocious American diet is inextricably linked with capitalist enterprise controlled by Wall Street. A key ingredient is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), suspected of being a major cause of diabetes and heart disea...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon & Shelley on January 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM||comments (0)|
Birds that are good egg layers are often not good meat producers! However, heritage breeds are not genetically engineered to be specialized and so lay eggs as well are produce tender, delicious meat.
Columbian (picture) are solid egg layers and all round meat birds making them an ideal multi-purpose breed.
Leghorns are kept for egg production. They lay white eggs. They are...Read Full Post »