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Breezy Hill Update 121210

Posted 12/12/2010 9:18pm by Art Ozias.
  • If I didn't answer your emails the past few days it was because Debra and I wereattending the ACRES,usa annual convention.  It was held this year in Indianapolis.  There were some excellent speakers.  I will mention a couple and when they are listed on the ACRES web site you can order the CD and have the same excellent experience.  I will list them in order of importance.  First, Jerry Brunetti is always great.  He had two presentations, The Rainbow Effect (1 hour) and the second The Fires Within (2 hours).   Jerry posts his power point on his web site (agri-dynamics.com).  That helps as he has a lot of data in his presentations.   Arden Anderson's talk titled, Food Quality and the Impending Public Health Crisis (1 hour) was outstanding.  I always get their CDs and listen to them several times.  Each time I learn something new.  There is just so much learn from them.
  • Milk will be iffy with the cold weather.  When it gets cold, a lot of cows' intake goes to keeping themselves warm.
  • Plenty of eggs.  The pullets are laying quite well.  Yolks are not as orange as when they are on pasture, but we are adding alfalfa  to their diet.  That should get the carotenoids back.  We have an updated pricing for eggs.  Medium to large eggs will be $3/dozen.  The smaller eggs will be $2/doz.  We have raised our own non-GMO corn and are using a predominately non-GMO ration for our hens.  Eggs are such an incredible source of essential nutrients for good health.  At $3, an egg is 25 cents.  Two eggs for breakfast is 50 cents.  A Snickers candy bar is 99 cents.  Now for half the cost, which do you think will improve your health??

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Thanks Joseph. This verifies we get the “best” government that money can buy, before they are elected and after they get in.  Read and weep.  I guess it helps to call, but save your $100 donations (bribes) and use them to buy LOCAL.  http://statesmansentinel.com/senators-bribed-support-food-safety-modernization-act

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Thanks for the link, Mark.  http://www.npr.org/2010/11/11/131253386/as-beef-prices-stay-low-small-ranchers-cry-foul

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Just for fun?  No, this is serious stuff.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnN6FFjZBZQ&feature=player_embedded

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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

 

 

I wholeheartedly agree with Carlos Monteiro's assessment that "the most important factor now, when considering food, nutrition and public health, is not nutrients, and is not foods, so much as what is done to foodstuffs and the nutrients originally contained in them, before they are purchased and consumed."

Americans currently spend upwards of 90 percent of their food budgets purchasing processed foods, which offer very little in terms of nutritional value and instead typically contain ingredients that will actually cause you harm.

Monteiro maintains that "consumption of ultra-processed food and drink products, especially since the 1980s, is the main dietary cause of the concurrent rapid rise in obesity and related diseases throughout the world," a sentiment that closely echoes my own.

What makes processed foods, or as Monteiro calls them "ultra-processed foods," so devastating to your health?   Here is the link to entire articlehttp://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/22/how-ultraprocessed-foods-are-killing-us.aspx

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This may be in Canada, but it is true here as well.  This could apply here in the US just as well.   http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/edmonton-declaration-schmidt.htm

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Concerned about your eyes? Eggs are great food for your eyes.  

Zeaxanthin is already abundant in your diet, provided you eat enough fresh, raw, vegetables and some fruit. Your best source of lutein is from the yolks of eggs -- but make sure they are organic eggs laid by free-range pastured hens.

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/23/astaxanthin-the-eye-antioxidant-550-times-more-powerful-than-vitamin-e.aspx

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Farmers ordered to stop selling raw 
(from Natural News)
It's always ugly to see a little guy grow into a big bully... but that's exactly what's happening in the milk industry right now.

 

The CROPP cooperative, which sells milk and other dairy products under the "Organic Valley" label, has banned its 1,600 farmer-owners from selling raw milk on the side.

 

Why?

 

Who knows... but from what I understand, the same week CROPP announced the ban, the village of La Farge, Wisconsin, received a $1 million federal grant that will be used primarily to help Organic Valley expand its rapidly growing operations.

 

Was this part of some quid-pro-quo arrangement with raw-milk-hating feds? I don't know -- but I do believe in the old saying, "follow the money."

 

In any case, CROPP's strong-arm tactics mean its farmers can only sell raw milk to their immediate circle of family, friends and neighbors -- and just in case anyone starts making a lot of new "friends," those sales can't exceed 1 percent of total milk volume.

 

And that could be deadly for little dairies already struggling to make ends meet.

 

In a recent Action Alert, Weston A. Price Foundation President Sally Fallon Morell wrote that CROPP farmers have been losing money hand over fist -- and many of them need to sell a little raw milk on the side to survive.

 

"The new policy will force these farmers to choose between remaining a CROPP member or selling raw milk exclusively, either of which will likely lead to severe financial stress or even bankruptcy and possible loss of the family farm," she writes.

 

So much for the milk of human kindness -- because clearly, CROPP would rather see its farmers suffer than allow them to run a side business that has zero impact on the cooperative as a whole.

 

After all, other cooperatives allow it. Even Horizon Organic, part of the multibillion-dollar Dean Foods conglomerate, allows its farmers to sell raw milk.

 

Some people are calling for a boycott of Organic Valley... but really, you shouldn't be drinking that "milk" in the first place. Even the best organic supermarket milk is still pasteurized, homogenized swill that's been heated and treated until all the nutrients are cooked right out.

 

Find a local farmer who can hook you up with real, raw milk instead. After all, it doesn't just taste better -- it's better for you.

 

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More on milk from Dr. Mercola

Raw milk is nature's best cure for allergies, asthma, digestive disorders -- and even autism!
(remember the A2 beta casein info I provided in a prior BREEZY HILL UPDATE ?).
People all over the country are finally waking up to the benefits of this miracle cure. In terms of nutrient content, health benefits, and plain good taste, nothing beats it.

 

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, is one of the top experts on cancer prevention. He is frequently called upon to advise Congress about things in our environment that may cause cancer, and he has written eight books, including one of the best books on the topic at hand, called Got (Genetically Engineered) Milk?

Dr. Epstein points out several additional differences between rBGH milk and untreated milk (organic milk):

  1. Contamination of the milk by the GM hormone rBGH
  2. Contamination of the milk with illegal antibiotics and drugs used to treat mastitis and other rBGH-induced disease
  3. Increased concentration of the thyroid hormone enzyme thyroxin-5'-monodeiodinase
  4. Increased concentration of long-chain and decreased concentration of short-chain fatty acids
  5. A reduction in levels of the milk protein casein

All of these factors can cause or contribute to health problems.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/25/finally-huge-victory-against-monsanto-milk.aspx 

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 that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra