September 28, 2011
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has recently introduced legislation that would make it legal to transport raw milk across state lines. Such bill was subsequently co-sponsored by Congressman Chellie Pingree (D-ME). Although this bill would not affect the ability of states to continue to harass small dairy farms, it is a monumental step in the right direction.
September 25, 2011
Most people perceive the media as an industry that is in the business of selling entertainment and information. While this is partly true, it severely mischaracterizes the media’s primary role. Rather than functioning to sell entertainment and information, the media’s primarily role is to deliver audiences of consumers to corporate advertisers. In other words, the media’s product is YOU.
September 24, 2011
The influence of the media is overwhelming in creating the current and sad reality that we see in the field of nutrition and industrial agriculture. I have written numerous posts on this blog about the media and its influence, and I think these posts nicely summarize the truth. But I think a deeper understanding might be necessary in order to be truly convinced. One easy way to obtain a deeper understanding of the media and its influence is to review the works of the intellectual and scholar Noam Chomsky.
September 23, 2011
Cartoon by Mike Adams of www.NaturalNews.com. In addition to the above, please go to website for the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Campaign for Real Milk.
September 23, 2011
On Thanksgiving Day, 2009, NBC refused to air a powerful ad by PETA against industrial agriculture’s inhumane treatment of turkeys. NBC’s decision is typical of the media’s treatment of such topics, which would have the potential to harm the interests of big industry if accurately presented. But even with this media bias, a ray of truth occasionally gets through, even from the most unlikely sources.
September 22, 2011
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has published a video documenting the horrific treatment that animals endure in the factory farm system that generates the vast majority of the meat products for sale in conventional supermarkets. PETA uses the video as part of an argument that one should not eat meat. But this argument goes way too far.
September 8, 2011
Cartoon by Mike Adams of www.NaturalNews.com.
September 6, 2011
Eating higher quality food costs more money. That’s the startling truth according to MSNBC, which last month published an article headlined, “Healthy eating adds $380 to yearly grocery bill, study shows.” My primary reaction to this article was, “Of course. And that’s how it should be!” Given the immense importance of food to our life and health, we should expect that a large portion of our resources will be devoted to obtaining it rather than to buying bubble gum and i-Pods. The consequence of looking for a cheap alternative to nourishing food could be even more costly.
September 4, 2011
Following up on the theme from my prior post, there is a movement of people who are taking a stand against Monsanto Company, the primary force behind GMO technology. The Organic Consumers Association has organized a campaign called Millions Against Monsanto order to educate people on the dangers of GMO foods and to mobilize political [...]
September 3, 2011
What are genetically engineered (GE) foods, also called genetically modified organisms (GMO)? They are species of animals or plants that have their DNA altered by laboratory processes in order to bring about desired characteristics like immunity to an insecticide or pesticide or ability to grow in certain climates. What’s the problem, you ask? It’s a really big problem for all things that eat.