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Posted 11/11/2018 8:05pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 11/7/2018 4:02pm by Art Ozias.
            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE
  • Weighed the remaining beeves and have three that are ready.  Would like to move them before cold winter weather.  We took one in today and have reduced the price per pound to $4/#.   For your planning each half weighed 310 lb.  I should be able to get a schedule for the end on November.  That would mean you would get your beef sometime in early December.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The average person will suffer over 9,500 cuts, bruises and other minor mishaps in their lifetime, increasing their risk for infection; seniors risk acquiring non healing wounds costing nearly $32 billion annually

  • Researchers from Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University found Oregon blue clay has antibacterial properties to fight wound infections, including those from antibiotic resistant bacteria

  • Diatomaceous earth (DE) and bentonite clay have risen in popularity due to their health benefits for both humans and their pets; DE is available in food, pest control or pool grade and is effective against fleas, ticks and lice

  • Bentonite clay has also demonstrated health benefits, including reducing skin inflammation such as psoriasis or eczema, treating dandruff or as a natural deodorant

 

Some great information for pets in this article!!

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/09/05/bentonite-clay-health-benefits.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20180905Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM231837&et_rid=410402300

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Joel Salatin: Communicating Ecological Eating

February 1, 2016 in Eco-Living & HealthFarm ManagementOpinion

This article first appeared in the February 2016 issue of Acres U.S.A.

Six Key Messages for Consumer Outreach

 

http://ecofarmingdaily.com/communicating-ecological-eating/?utm_source=Acres+U.S.A.+Community&utm_campaign=aead06006f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_09_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65283346c2-aead06006f-167799457&mc_cid=aead06006f&mc_eid=9b38c085f3

 





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 11/3/2018 8:51pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • I think the Plovers have finally gone south for the winter.  Now I can grade our lane that was damaged a little from the past rains.  The Plovers always make their nests right in the middle of the lane.  Their eggs are camouflaged with the white gravel.
  • I visited with Tom Gilbert (Gilbert's meat processing) recently and he was complaining about people requiring that their beeves are dry aged for three weeks.  He said it is such a pain to trim the hair off.  So, dry aging is a rotting process with bacteria causing the meat to essentially spoil.  It makes the meat more tender.  However, the mold grows and becomes "hairy,"  growing to over an inch.  They now power wash the side and then spend time trimming to remove it completely.  It ties up his cooler space, as they hang in the cooler longer and he can't take new beeves as the cooler is full.  Also, he has to keep the temperature lower as that retards the growth somewhat.  We only dry age our beeves for 10 to 12 days and preclude the "hair" problem.
  • We have started a new list for Dirt Hogs.  The last list worked very well.  
  • Have you noticed that there is a lot less High Fructose Corn Syrup?  Remember, last year they tried to change the name  and  failed.  Now you will notice "fructose sugar".  It used to be HFCS-42, now it is HFCS-90 and is "fructose sugar".  BE AWARE AND KNOW WHAT IS ON THE LABEL.  Sugar can be beet sugar which is genetically modified.  Make sure it is cane sugar!!!
  • Recently, we received our quarterly issue of WISE TRADITIONS, fall 2018.  If anyone is considering or has already done some research on the  HPV vaccine, be sure to read the article by Nelson.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH!!!  I was lucky, WAP had already posted the article on their website.   Their website has a lot of great articles.  You may want to bookmark their site.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Raw milk vending machines provide a convenient outlet for residents in many countries to stock up on what is considered a healthy and wholesome food

  • Self-service machines may be found at farmers markets and small farms as well as in shopping centers and near schools and playgrounds

  • Farmers are connected to the units via a real-time cell phone app, which sends out an alert if there’s a temperature change and even lets farmers check into the machine’s status at any time; inspectors are also given key cards so they can access the machines

  • While many Europeans are free to enjoy a glass of crisp raw milk anytime they like courtesy of self-serve vending machines. In North America selling raw milk is often forbidden

  • In Canada, it’s illegal to sell or give away raw milk, a law that’s enforced in many provinces and is punishable by fines and, in some cases, jail time.



https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/09/04/raw-milk-vending-machines-flourish-in-europe.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20180904Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM231840&et_rid=410253887

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Vote. Please.

the word VOTE spelled out with wooden scrabble game tiles
 

This is the part of our newsletter where we remind you each week that our work depends on you, and that we need your support.

This week, we’re going to ask for something else: If you care about your health, if you care about safe, pesticide-free food, if you care about clean, safe water and a pollution-free environment, if you care about animal welfare, please, please vote on November 6.

Like it or not, food is political. When your tax dollars are used to subsidize the growing of GMO crops that compromise your health and foul your drinking water, that’s because politicians voted to subsidize a degenerative food and farming system, not a regenerative one.

When factory farms are allowed to pollute your water and air with impunity, that’s because politicians have passed exemptions to laws that others are required to follow.

When yet another factory farm goes up in a poor, rural community, that’s because local politicians wrote zoning laws to allow them, and tax laws to reward them.

When schools use Roundup weedkiller on your kids’ playgrounds, and cities spray Roundup on local parks and roadsides, that’s because elected school board officials and city council members allow it.

You still have time to research who’s running for your local and state offices. If your local candidates are on the wrong side of food and environmental policies, don’t vote for them. Find candidates who share your values, and elect them instead.

The above was extracted from Organic Consumers Association.

But please, on November 6, get out and vote, as if your health depends on it. Because it does. There are a few other reasons for voting.

 




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 10/21/2018 9:05pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • One more day replacing a boundary fence and tomorrow we will wean this years calves.  They'll be noisey for a few nights.  Usually, it's not too bad as we keep the mothers on the other side of the fence.
  • That recent rain has really turned on the grass.  All that latent energy being stored during the semi draught was released and wow it was green overnight.
  • Finally, we got the dirt hogs scheduled and those on the list will bee notified this week.  Pork prices are now quite low, so those getting pork will be getting a pretty good deal.

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Where to Find Safer Food  hint?  Breezy Hill Farm

There's little doubt that the presence of herbicides and pesticides in food pose a health risk, especially to young children. To minimize the risks to your family, consider buying organic produce and certified grass fed animal products. As the saying goes, "money talks," and to create change, we have to vote for the agricultural system we want with our pocketbooks.

While many grocery stores now carry organic foods, it's preferable to source yours from local growers whenever possible, as much of the organic food sold in grocery stores is imported. If you live in the U.S., the following organizations can help you locate farm-fresh foods:

Demeter USA — Demeter-USA.org provides a directory of certified Biodynamic farms and brands. This directory can also be found on BiodynamicFood.org.

American Grassfed Association — The goal of the American Grassfed Association is to promote the grass fed industry through government relations, research, concept marketing and public education.

Their website also allows you to search for AGA approved producers certified according to strict standards that include being raised on a diet of 100 percent forage; raised on pasture and never confined to a feedlot; never treated with antibiotics or hormones; born and raised on American family farms.

EatWild.com — EatWild.com provides lists of farmers known to produce raw dairy products as well as grass fed beef and other farm-fresh produce (although not all are certified organic). Here you can also find information about local farmers markets, as well as local stores and restaurants that sell grass fed products.

Weston A. Price Foundation — Weston A. Price has local chapters in most states, and many of them are connected with buying clubs in which you can easily purchase organic foods, including grass fed raw dairy products like milk and butter.

Grassfed Exchange — The Grassfed Exchange has a listing of producers selling organic and grass fed meats across the U.S.

Local Harvest — This website will help you find farmers markets, family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area where you can buy produce, grass fed meats and many other goodies.

Farmers Markets — A national listing of farmers markets.

Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food From Healthy Animals — The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, hotels and online outlets in the United States and Canada.

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) — CISA is dedicated to sustaining agriculture and promoting the products of small farms.

The Cornucopia Institute — The Cornucopia Institute maintains web-based tools rating all certified organic brands of eggs, dairy products and other commodities, based on their ethical sourcing and authentic farming practices separating CAFO "organic" production from authentic organic practices.

RealMilk.com — If you're still unsure of where to find raw milk, check out Raw-Milk-Facts.com and RealMilk.com. They can tell you what the status is for legality in your state, and provide a listing of raw dairy farms in your area. The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund36 also provides a state-by-state review of raw milk laws.37 California residents can also find raw milk retailers using the store locator available at www.OrganicPastures.com.



Breezy Hill is on Eatwild and Local Harvest. Have your friends checks us out.



https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/09/04/preharvest-use-of-glyphosate-poisons-kids-food.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180904Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM231840&et_rid=410253887



THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 10/14/2018 9:00pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Still no word on the dirt hogs.  I'll check again this week.
  • Romeo and my old beef bull had another misunderstanding last night and Romeo was pushed, thrown through the fence along the highway.  That bull would perhaps still be there if not for our Border Collie, Sunny.  Sunny's nipping at his heels was just enough to irritate him and get him wanting to go somewhere else, up the lane and into the corral.  I guess Romeo will have to go.  There must be peace in my pastures.  I've got enough to do without fixing fences.
  • Finally, have some rain but not enough for runoff to the ponds. 
  • Will be delivering beef this week, so watch for an email.
  • Just a reminder on how we price our beef.  We keep our pricing very close to our local grocery store's price for their ground beef.  It has stayed close to  $5.29 per pound for commodity, CAFO beef all year.  Our $4.50/lb plus the processor's about 70 cents per pound is very close.  Our finished beeves will weigh around 600 pounds hanging weight.  A half is 300 and the split half is 150.
  • If you missed Virginia's last chicken day for this year, contact her. She may some extras and consider reserving your Thanksgiving turkey.
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The a2 Milk Company™ Launches into Walmart

We have been drinking A2 milk for thirteen years and had many milk customers during that time who enjoyed the benefits of A2.  We still have Iris and get two gallons whenever we need milk.  Just lock up her calf and milk the next morning.

https://www.fb101.com/2018/08/the-a2-milk-company-launches-into-walmart/



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  • According to the ruling, Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression” and was responsible for “negligent failure” by not warning consumers about the carcinogenicity of its product

  • In the week following Johnson’s verdict, Bayer stock fell by 18 percent, evaporating about $14 billion of the company’s market value (a loss equivalent to 21 percent of Monsanto’s acquisition value)

  • Stock traders also cite lawsuits over dicamba-related crop damage as a driving factor for the stock plunge. Last year, over 3 million acres of U.S. farmland were destroyed by chemical burns from dicamba drift.

 

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As of September 19, 2018, 18 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O26 were reported from 4 states – Colorado (10), Florida (15), Massachusetts (1) and Tennessee (1). Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 5, 2018 to July 25, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from one year to 75, with a median age of 16. Sixty-seven percent of ill people were male. Of 18 people with information available, 6 (33%) were hospitalized, including one person who died in Florida.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions was a likely source of this outbreak.  

These used to make the nightly news, now they occur so often one has to find the info on internet sites.


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If payment is not received by November 1, you will be removed from the subscriber list moving forward. If you would like to stop receiving the Farm and Food File, or if you've received this message in error, please don't hesitate to let me know. 

 

In case you missed it, the Farm and Food File was highlighted by Wendell Berry in the New York Times on Monday. Berry notes, "Alan Guebert was right when he said in one of his columns that this farm bill will be much like the last one insofar as it will not address the real problems of agriculture. Those problems, as you know, are soil erosion, soil degradation, the pollution of waterways by sediment and toxic chemicals, various ecological damages, the elimination of small farms, the destruction of the cultures of husbandry and the ruin of country towns and communities. And maybe we should add specifically the curse of overproduction, which at present, as often before, is the major and the cruelest problem."

 

This is one of my main sources on AG related policy and happenings. You may want to subscribe.




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 10/7/2018 8:30pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We still have that donkey, a Jenny, that was apparently dumped on a nearby road.  No one has yet claimed it.  I guess it will reside on Breezy Hill.  
  • Our ground beef pick up went very well.  I was worried about the rain, but it rained early in the morning and then later in the afternoon.  We got a total of 2 inches yesterday and one inch today.  No runoff and the ponds are just 3 inches fuller.  I don't expect them to fill until next  Spring.  I think the three inches will be enough to drive in some posts and fix some fence.  The ground has been so dry that we could not drive in posts.
  • We have started a new list for ground beef.  Next harvest  will not be until probably next year.
  • The dirt hog supplier is having difficulty in scheduling with the processor, so that's on hold for now.  As soon as that breaks, I'll send an email.

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The a2 Milk Company™ Launches into Walmart

We have been drinking A2 milk for thirteen years and had many milk customers during that time who enjoyed the benfits of A2.

https://www.fb101.com/2018/08/the-a2-milk-company-launches-into-walmart/



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  • According to the ruling, Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression” and was responsible for “negligent failure” by not warning consumers about the carcinogenicity of its product

  • In the week following Johnson’s verdict, Bayer stock fell by 18 percent, evaporating about $14 billion of the company’s market value (a loss equivalent to 21 percent of Monsanto’s acquisition value)

  • Stock traders also cite lawsuits over dicamba-related crop damage as a driving factor for the stock plunge. Last year, over 3 million acres of U.S. farmland were destroyed by chemical burns from dicamba drift

Monsanto Faces Another 5,000 Roundup-Related Lawsuits

Another Roundup-related trial is scheduled to begin in October, and there are an estimated 5,000 additional plaintiffs waiting in the wings for their day in court.9 All believe Roundup exposure caused their cancer. That number is also likely to grow now that a precedence has been set. As reported by Carey Gillam in The Guardian:10

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/08/28/bayer-inherits-toxic-legacy.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180828Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM231189&et_rid=403754333



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As of September 19, 2018, 18 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O26 were reported from 4 states – Colorado (10), Florida (15), Massachusetts (1) and Tennessee (1). Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 5, 2018 to July 25, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from one year to 75, with a median age of 16. Sixty-seven percent of ill people were male. Of 18 people with information available, 6 (33%) were hospitalized, including one person who died in Florida.

Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions was a likely source of this outbreak.



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Good afternoon,

 

If you would like to continue receiving the Farm and Food File by Alan Guebert in your email inbox every week, please submit $20.00 payment (via cash or check made out to Alan Guebert) as soon as possible. Payment can be mailed to Alan Guebert, 21673 Lago Drive, Delavan, IL 61734. If you cannot pay by cash/check and would prefer to pay electronically via credit card, please reply to this email and I would be happy to invoice you directly.

 

If payment is not received by November 1, you will be removed from the subscriber list moving forward. If you would like to stop receiving the Farm and Food File, or if you've received this message in error, please don't hesitate to let me know. 

 

In case you missed it, the Farm and Food File was highlighted by Wendell Berry in the New York Times on Monday. Berry notes, "Alan Guebert was right when he said in one of his columns that this farm bill will be much like the last one insofar as it will not address the real problems of agriculture. Those problems, as you know, are soil erosion, soil degradation, the pollution of waterways by sediment and toxic chemicals, various ecological damages, the elimination of small farms, the destruction of the cultures of husbandry and the ruin of country towns and communities. And maybe we should add specifically the curse of overproduction, which at present, as often before, is the major and the cruelest problem."

 

Thank you for your readership. As always, you can contact Alan directly at agcomm@farmandfoodfile.com

 

I subscribe to Alan's column so I can keep up to date on AG news and issues.  His voice is someone I trust when AG issues are involved.

 


THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/23/2018 8:13pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Next ground beef day is now scheduled for Oct 6.  We are including roasts in this pickup.  Several people have already indicated that they want a roast or a brisket.  We will try to accommodate as many requests as possible.  Obviously, we don't know the yield now but, will know the Wednesday before and will notify all who are getting ground beef.
  • Remember, the last chicken day will be coming soon and also you will want to reserve your turkey.  Contact Virginia, souscon4@gmail.com.
  • Boy do we need rain.  The only positive from this dry spell is that the places that normally can't be mowed or a drainage problem couldn't be fixed, can be addressed.  Tomorrow we should finish the drainage issue and get the area reseeded.  Then it can rain, rain, and more rain. 
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USDA-Backed “Factory Farm” Takeover of Organic Milk Production Crushing Family-Scale Farmers and Forcing Them Out of Business

https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/08/usda-backed-factory-farm-takeover-organic-milk-production/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=8.11.18&utm_campaign=DairyMORE

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Grass-fed Beef Bearing the U.S. Flag Likely from Australia or South America

https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/08/grass-fed-beef-bearing-the-u-s-flag-likely-comes-from-australia-or-south-america/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=8.11.18&utm_campaign=COOLMORE ou

 

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Do you have a dog?? What are you buying for your dog food??https://www.cornucopia.org/2015/11/new-report-exposes-dangerousunhealthy-pet-food/

 

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Since the beginning of recorded history, the beneficial properties of salt have been well known and documented. Early civilizations greatly valued salt, and used it as a trading currency as well as a preservative for food.

 

https://products.mercola.com/himalayan-salt/himalayan-salt-lamps.htm?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=yrp1&utm_campaign=20180822Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM233497&et_rid=399596519





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/16/2018 9:38pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We still have a few tubs of lard.  It has no preservatives.  It is $6/tub. 
  • We have two glass doors from a commercial refrigerator.  They are double walled, about 4 ft by 1 1/2  and would work well for a cold frame.  Free to the first person.
  • Ground beef is scheduled.  Pick up will the Saturday, Oct. 6 from 12 to 1 pm at Breezy Hill.  Last week we had an arm roast and this Sunday Debra had a corned brisket.  Both were excellent.  We can do some roasts and brisket with our latest ground beef harvest.  I will need to know who wants a roast or brisket.  They will be at the same price as the ground beef,  $5.50/#.  These will be on a first come basis.  Obviously, there are just so many roasts and brisket per animal.  If there are no requests for roast or brisket, they will be ground and included in the hamburger total.
  • We watched Farmegeddon this morning on Link TV.  I had watched this a couple of years ago and it was a stark reminder of just how bad government regulations on small local producers were and still are.  Some progress has been made, but there is still much to do.
  • Have just about finished pasture mowing in hopes of fall rains for stockpiling grass for winter grazing.  We need six to eight inches of rain.  Ponds have received no run off since Spring.

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Attorney Peter C. Wright is a lawyer who has spent his entire career helping Monsanto and Dow avoid cleaning up their toxic pollution.

According to the New York Times, Wright, who spent 19 years at Dow, one of the world’s largest chemical makers, once described himself in a court deposition as “the company’s dioxin lawyer.”

Now, Trump wants to put Wright in charge of—guess what?—forcing companies like Monsanto and Dow to clean up their toxic pollution.

Wright has a long history of being on the wrong side of the chemical safety debate. One of his favorite defense strategies is to argue that dioxin, a known carcinogen and Monsanto and Dow pollutant, isn’t really as bad as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes it out to be—even though scientists place dioxin (which often ends up in our food) “among the most toxic chemicals known to man.”

We have just two words: Fox. Henhouse.

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Watch "2 Types of Vitamin K2 (MK-4, MK-7) for Your Bones, Clogged Arteries, & Heart Disease - Dr Mandell,"

 

https://youtu.be/oE21JOpBdvw

 

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Meet Dr. Mercola. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/08/11/game-changer.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180811Z1&et_cid=DM226990&et_rid=389822981

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BE SURE TO CHECK THIS OUT. YOU WILL WANT TO BOOK MARK THIS. BE SURE TO CLICK ON “FOOD FACTS”. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/08/11/mercola-food-facts.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20180811Z1&et_cid=DM226990&et_rid=389822981

 

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Really?? The inventor of cheerios was a chemistry teacher who lived in nearby Chilhowee, Mo. https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/cheerios-nutrition/?mpweb=144-7231627-407598920

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Customer Comments. “I'm driving up to visit my family this Thanksgiving. I'd like a quarter please. Your beef is the best and I miss the taste. Texas beef just isn't as good. I'll have a large cooler and some dry ice to get me back to Texas”

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Most recently, a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to have been caused by runoff from a nearby factory farm into a canal. Water from the canal was used to irrigate the lettuce

It's already been proven that CAFOs are a major source of water contamination throughout the U.S. As noted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality:6

"Nationwide and in Arizona, the potential for surface and ground water pollution exists through livestock facility discharge of manure-contaminated run off to natural waterways and through wastewater leaching to aquifers."

 


THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/9/2018 9:26pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Finally got some rain.  Only 1 1/2 inches.  Good for the grass, but ponds and sub soil moisture is still lacking.  The spring has not started running yet.
  • We made all the beef deliveries this past week and all went well.  
  •   We have received enough requests, I will schedule the processing for the next ground beef this week.

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You would think that meat labeled “Product of U.S.A.” would come from cattle actually raised in the U.S.

Surprisingly (or maybe not), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) doesn’t see it that way.

Under current federal government labeling policy, imported beef can be labeled “Product of U.S.A.” as long as it passes through a U.S.-based meat inspection plant, or is blended with beef from cattle raised in the U.S.

That goes for 100% grassfed beef, too. And the policy is killing U.S. grassfed beef producers.

The American Grassfed Association (AGA) and the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) have submitted a petition to the USDA asking its Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) Agency change its labeling policy—to protect U.S. ranchers and consumers.

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Industrialized farming is responsible for a large share of today’s air pollution, water pollution, deforestation, rising carbon emissions and the depletion, erosion and poisoning of soils.

Does that mean we should give up farming? And start making our food in chemical labs?

Biotech start-up companies like Impossible Foods would have us believe that their fake meat is the answer to all our prayers. But is it?

The jury is out on the long-term health consequences of consuming lab-grown meat, the meat substitute created by Impossible Foods, and derived in part from genetically engineered yeast.

But this we do know: Real—and regenerative—farming, not lab-grown fake food, has the power to clean up the environment, revitalize rural communities and economies and provide enough nutritious, real food to feed the world.

Read ‘Ditching Nature in Favor of Fake Food Is Not the Solution to Destructive Factory Farming’

Read 'Impossible Burger and the Road to Consumer Distrust'

The biotech industry has long insisted that genetic engineering is no different than, or at the very least a continuum, of traditional plant breeding techniques—a myth perpetuated by the industry to shield it from public criticism, as well as from regulatory oversight.

But a new study from the biotech industry itself admits that there are in fact significant differences between new methods of genetic engineering, including the gene-editing technique CRISPR, and conventional plant breeding, further dispelling the claim that the two methods are one in the same.

The study lends support to the July 25, 2018, ruling by the European Court of Justice that food and crops produced using new gene-editing technologies must be regulated in the same way as genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—which in the EU means they must be labeled as GMOs.

U.S. consumers should be so lucky. Unfortunately, in the U.S., where there is yet no meaningful law requiring the labeling of GMO foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it won’t even regulate gene-editing techniques, much less require labels on foods produced by those technologies.

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"Cancer and Iodine Levels" 

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Posted 9/3/2018 8:47pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • When it comes to maintaining your health and preventing disease, the important role played by your mitochondria cannot be overstated. If your mitochondria are not functioning well, your health is sure to be suboptimal. Your mitochondria also influence your longevity.
  • Given the outcomes of the ongoing research around stearic acid, it only makes sense to ensure you are consuming healthy amounts of this fatty acid on a regular basis. Grass fed beef, coconut oil and cocoa butter are healthy sources
  • Because grass fed cows are maintained in healthier conditions, the meat's quality is superior to conventional, grain-fed beef. Because the animals eat a natural diet free of grains, the meat tends to be loaded with more nutrients. Better sanitary conditions ensure grass fed meat is free of harmful pathogens that are common to CAFO cows. Beyond that, grass fed beef contains healthy levels of:

    Beta-carotene

    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a potential cancer fighter

    Minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc

    Omega-3 fatty acids and a healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats

    Vaccenic acid that can be transformed into CLA

    Vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin) and E

    Did You Know Meat Labeled as 'Product of USA' Actually May Be Sourced From Other Countries?

     

  • Next chicken day is this Saturday.  Contact Virginia, souscon4@gmail.com.



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