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Posted 9/3/2017 10:15pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • This is the last call for ground beef from this next harvest.  Any requests received after Monday will definitely be on the following list.  For those on my current list, I will know this Wednesday how many pounds will be available.  I will send an email on Thursday which will notify you if there was enough for the entire list.  If you don't get an email, I will add you to the next list.  Pick up will be Saturday, September 16 at the farm from 12-1pm.  WATCH FOR THE EMAIL!!
  • Three people were taken off my list for a "dirt" hog, as one of my sources had an extra that he was unable to sell.  I still have several on my list, and hopefully we'll get you some pork before deer season.  Some processors close down then and it is difficult to get pork or beef processed.  I will be taking in a beef this week for three on my list.  They will be getting an email soon with details.

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THE FUTURE OF TRUCKING

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/ubers-self-driving-truck-makes-first-delivery-50000-beers/

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What Causes Liver Spots (Aging Spots)? Hint...it's NOT the liver

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7V1osGCi0c&feature=em-subs_digest

 

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In a stunning blow to science, democracy and human health, the Trump administration has overruled the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own career scientists and stubbornly refused to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to dangerous impacts on young children’s brains — including higher rates of ADHD and autism and most shockingly lowered IQs for children whose mothers are exposed to the pesticide during pregnancy.

The science behind chlorpyrifos damage to young children’s brains is so conclusive that career EPA scientists actually went so far as recommending the pesticide be completely BANNED from agricultural use, but Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt personally reversed this decision.

According to multiple media reports, Pruitt’s decision came after a brief meeting with the CEO of Dow Chemical and an intense push by agribusiness lobbyists who advised Trump's political appointees at the EPA to ignore the multiple health studies that show the pesticide chlorpyrifos can harm children’s brains.

Fortunately, the Senate is now stepping up to protect people and the planet from this dangerous synthetic pesticide and a handful of Senators just introduced a bill that would ban this toxic pesticide for good called the “Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017.”






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 8/13/2017 9:32pm by Art Ozias.
            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Miss Ruby has a new home.  She went to a good home.  We still have Clover for sale.  We also saw our Hen RV go down the lane.  We are slowly downsizing.  We actually were able to take a short two day trip to Abilene, Ks to visit the Eisenhower museum  and home.  While we were so close to Salina we visited The Land Institue.  We had a individual tour and they are doing some really great work.  They have accomplished so much and all with only personal donations.   I suggest you visit their web site,  https://landinstitute.org/ ,and perhaps you will decide to help them with a donation.
  • We have not taken a trip for awhile and with the internet one can search for places to eat.  Well, I have learn some lessons for the next trip.  Those "stars" need to be taken with a "grain of salt".  The standards for the bulk of those traveling are obviously well below mine.  One of the nights we chose a restaurant, not a chain, and it appeared to have a goodly number of 5 stars and positive comments.  Ike even used to eat there.  Well, the steak was tough, the wait staff was inattentive, visiting with other customers and when they served a day old baked potato which already had some sort of butter spread on the split potato, the"stars" quickly faded to less than two.  Food service trucks have made it to easy and there is getting to be less distance between a "restaurant" and McDonalds.
  • We are still taking names for the ground beef list.  It looks like the next pickup date will be in September.
  • We have several names on the list for a Dirt Hog.  I haven't heard from any of my sources.  
  • Don't be fooled by the slick TV ad by ModernAg.org.  It is funded by Monsanto.

Millions of Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows, study finds

https://www.nationofchange.org/2017/06/18/millions-americans-believe-chocolate-milk-comes-brown-cows-study-finds/

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What's on your peaches??

http://whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=PC&utm_source=groundtruth&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=what-hot-links&link_id=7&can_id=18a8bcd73bba53bc715eabe0092669e0&email_referrer=mega-merger-mania-mother-activist-pesticide-myths-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_subject=pruitts-pesticide-problem-new-bee-study-whats-on-your-peaches

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Monsanto company officials weren’t too pleased when their internal emails went public. The New York Times reported that one Monsanto scientists wrote this in an internal email in 2001:

“If somebody came to me and said they wanted to test Roundup I know how I would react — with serious concern.”

The email was uncovered in what the Huffington Post reported are more than 75 documents, including intriguing text messages and discussions about payments to scientists, which were posted for public viewing early Tuesday morning by attorneys who are suing Monsanto on behalf of people alleging Roundup caused them or their family members to become ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

Monsanto told the New York Times “it was outraged by the documents’ release.

But we are the ones who should be outraged by Monsanto knowingly selling a toxic product, and covering it up by attacking credible independent scientists. By government agencies that allowed, and possibly even colluded in the cover-ups and attacks. And by companies like Ben & Jerry’s that profess great concern for natural ingredients, health, the environment, the climate and “social responsibility,” while excusing themselves from having to live up to those promises.

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Was your recent steak you had for that special occasion glued together??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXXrB3rz-xU&t=28s

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Be sure to read this interview.  Promise you will!!

http://ecofarmingdaily.com/pollinators-in-peril /

 

 

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 7/16/2017 10:11pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Hello Art,

    Just wanted to thank you and tell you how 'wonderful' this last batch of
    meat is........I believe it is the best ever!  I feel so 'thankful' to have the
    opportunity to buy such good meat.

    Again, many thanks to you,
    Barbara L.
  • Our next ground beef is progressing and as soon as we have enough orders we'll process a beef.
  • The freezer beef list is filling as well.  Remember, our pricing this year again tracks with our local grocery store for their "best" ground beef.  Our price is $4/lb and with the shrinkage and processing it will be very close to the stores $4.99/lb. When you submit your request be sure to indicate when you want it and please include your phone number.
  • We have two family milk cows for sale.  One is due to calf next month.
  • We have a portable hen house for sale and will include several pieces of net fencing.
  • Anyone interested in grass finished bones?  We still have some at $3/lb.  Roast them at 425 for 20 minutes and spread the marrow on a piece of french baguette. Google bone marrow recipe for more variations.
  • Peaches, blackberries and cabbage have been great this year.  Several pies, jam, juice and of course kraut.

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What's on your peaches??

http://whatsonmyfood.org/food.jsp?food=PC&utm_source=groundtruth&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=what-hot-links&link_id=7&can_id=18a8bcd73bba53bc715eabe0092669e0&email_referrer=mega-merger-mania-mother-activist-pesticide-myths-2-2-2-2-2-2&email_subject=pruitts-pesticide-problem-new-bee-study-whats-on-your-peaches 

 

After decades of trying to reform public policy on food and farming, including an intense four-year battle to force mandatory labeling of GMOs (rudely terminated in 2016 when Congress and the Obama administration rammed through the outrageous DARK Act), food activists and conscious consumers find ourselves wondering “what’s the use of lobbying the government?”

Do we really think the Trump administration, the Republican Congress, and farm state and Establishment Democrats care about the toxicity, exploitation and environmental destruction of our food system?

The culinary directive from Congress and the White House this summer goes something like this: Don’t worry. Shut up and eat your Frankenfoods, cheap junk foods, and factory-farm meat, dairy and poultry.

Don’t worry about Monsanto’s Roundup or Dow’s neonic residues in your food and water. Don’t worry about the dubious fare at your local supermarkets, including thousands of products fraudulently labeled or advertised as “natural.”

It's time to step up the attack on Monsanto, pesticides, factory farms, fake “natural” products, organic fraud, and the entire degenerative food and farming system. It’s time to make organic and healthy food the norm, not just the niche market that it still is.

Read Ronnie’s essay: ‘Degeneration Nation’





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 6/18/2017 9:57pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Our ground beef pick up went very well.  We dodged a bullet on the heat that was forecast.  Everyone showed up close to start time, and within 30 minutes we had filled coolers and trunks and everyone was headed home.  Thanks
  • We still have some ground beef available since the yield was so good, and we had to take three in instead of two, as two would not have been enough for the requests we had on our list.  We wanted to make sure everyone got  their amount since the next harvest will not be until fall.  It's just too risky in the summer trying to miss a heat wave.  It would not be much fun to have several hundred pounds of ground beef melting in the back of my truck.
  • So, we are starting a new list, and it will be in October or November before we will have a ground beef pick up.  Plan now for your next trip.
  • We have added several to the Dirt Hog list, but it will be a while on that.  Most of my sources don't have hogs that big during the summer.  It's just too hot and hogs don't do well in the heat.
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  • Seven State Attorneys General Mount Legal Challenge to EPA for not Banning Chlorpyrifos

https://www.cornucopia.org/2017/06/seven-state-attorneys-general-mount-legal-challenge-epa-not-banning-chlorpyrifos/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=6.17.17&utm_campaign=LegalMORE

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Short Film Reveals the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/06/17/our-daily-dose-fluoride-documentary.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170617Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM147637&et_rid=2046403590

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D3 deficiency is a silent epidemic with serious consequences to good health.

 NEVER take Vitamin D Without Vitamin K2

Just as important as vitamin D3 is taking vitamin K2! Taking Vitamin D without vitamin K could actually be harmful to your Health

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15cb6630901e71ed




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 6/12/2017 10:40pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef pick up will be this Saturday.  Those getting ground beef will be getting an email this Wednesday.  On Wednesday I will know how many pounds are available and will also know the cost for the processing.  With that I will be able to determine the price.  I have stated the price will at least $5 and not more than $5.50 per pound.  The temperature is forecasted to be in the nineties, so be sure to bring coolers.
  • Freezer beef sales have started.  This spring, with our renovated pastures, has been phenomenal.   Our hay fields have been way above average.  Our red clover and alfalfa plants were waist high.  It took an extra day for curing.
  • Interested in fryers?  Virginia is having another chicken day.  She is guaranteeing they will weigh in the 4-5 pound range.  Her email address is souscon4@gmail.com.
  • Anyone interested in having a bee hive should get Sharashkin's presentation at the past ACRE's convention,  "Beekeeping In-Depth: Capturing a Hive of Local, Adaptive Bees & Appropriate Hive Design, by Leo Sharashkin".  Go to the ACRE's web site.   We now have a hive and it is doing very well.
  • The renovation and upgrades for the house listed on Zillow are progressing.  To have someone under a lease with option to buy and for that to not materialize, resulted in numerous items not being maintained.  It's listed on Zillow for now.  As soon as we get it finished we will be listing it with an agent.  Go to Zillow.com and search under zip code 64019.  It's 3400 square feet, energy efficient home on six acres with easy access to a four lane Highway.
      




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 5/21/2017 10:25pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I got caught up with emails last night.  If you didn't get an email acknowledging your request then your request for beef or pork must have been blocked and you need to resend your request.
  • I am getting close to enough requests for ground beef so I can get that harvest scheduled.  Check your freezer and if you are getting low, send your request and I'll add you to our next  ground beef day.  Ten pound minimum and still $5/lb.
  • Our guinea hens hatched out over 30 keets.  If you're wanting some very interesting birds send an email. We don't need any replacements this year.
  • If anyone knows someone interested in a great family milk cow, we have two for sale.  Both are A2/A2 and are very gentle.  One is due to calve in August and the other just had a heifer calf.

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Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/27/insulin-resistance-speeds-cognitive-decline.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170427Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM141457&et_rid=1984061820

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Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/26/hazardous-chemicals-in-sunscreens.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170426Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM141459&et_rid=1983671806
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REMEMBER LAST UPDATE INCLUDED INFO ON CHLORPYRIFOS!!

With Monsanto looking to be acquired by Germany-based Bayer, is Dow Chemical taking over Monsanto’s role of chief influence-buyer in Washington, D.C.?

Dow wasted no time wooing Trump—the poison-peddler ponied up $1 million for the new president’s inauguration festivities. Trump swiftly rewarded Dow by naming CEO Andrew Liveris to head a new White House manufacturing working group.

In February, after Trump signed an executive order aimed at rolling back regulations (including those on pesticides and GMOs), he handed the pen to Liveris. Fitting, given that Trump’s new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, was quick to overturn the Obama administration’s proposed ban on one of Dow’s moneymakers, chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide. (Pruitt’s move prompted a lawsuit by environmental groups).

Now, it seems, just banning organophosphates isn’t enough. A new report by the Associated Press (AP) says lawyers for Dow and two other manufacturers of organophosphates are asking Trump’s administration to throw out the EPA’s own studies on the dangerous effects of chlorpyrifos and other organophosphates, known to lower I.Q.s and cause neurological damage in children.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-I77VrhOVg&feature=youtu.be

 





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 4/28/2017 2:51pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Finally, I have a new hip.  I have not been keeping up very well lately due to the operation.  It will still be a while before I can function as before.  Right now, I have a 25 pound limit for lifting, and am using a walker and  slowly a cane.  Can't do much farm work with those limits.  Thankfully, we will have Dallas, the fourth year ag student at our local university.  He will be helping his grandfather this summer, and can help me as needed.
  • We had a single monarch butterfly lay a bunch of eggs one day on milkweed plants that were just barely 3 inches tall.  By the time the eggs hatched the milkweed had grown and now we have over two dozen caterpillars devouring the milkweed.
  • The Purple Martins arrived in full force.
  • The house on VV will be vacated by end of May.  We will have it ready to show by mid June.  If you know anyone interested in a great location, a unique floor plan, a house with a solar heating system, about three acres of excellent black soil, about 1 1/2 acres of woods, a spring fed creek ,  quick accessibility to four lane Highway 50,direct them to the listing on Zillow.  House is listed on Zillow.com.  Just enter zip code 64019 and the house address on Zillow is miss labeled Bb.  It should be VV.
  • Our pasture renovating is complete.  Rains have been great and timely.
  • Blondie still has not had her calf.  If she has a heifer, the price will be increased.  She was due last week.

 

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A fact you can NOT deny: Chlorpyrifos is a threat to human health

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/epa-neurotoxin-2205.html

 

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Turmeric gaining in popularity due to the growing awareness of chemotherapy and its negative side effects

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/turmeric-cancer-cells-2200.html

 

 




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 4/12/2017 9:42pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Martins finally arrived and we have two new gourds houses (24 gourds). Today I saw martins at all of the houses.  It's great fun to watch them fly.
  • Also the barn swallows have returned.
  • We finally have blue birds in at least one blue bird house on our lane.  Houses have been there for at least three years and have mostly been places for sparrows. 
  • Anyone wanting to relocate from the city to a 6 acre rural setting can go to Zillow.com and enter Centerview, MO and check out the listing at house number 549.  You could be our neighbor.
  • We still have two milk cows for sale.  Clover is in production and Blondie is due next week.  We are still milking Ruby once or twice a week.  Got to have milk for granddaughter for her "cookie and milk" when she gets to our house after school.  Debra and I had a glass last night for dinner and Guernsey milk is truly the best milk possible.  Remember, I was on the FFA milk judging team that went to state contest in 1958-59.
  • Reminder, anyone wanting to be on the Dirt Hog list, send me an email, half or whole.
  • The ground beef list is progressing.  As soon as we have enough  I'll schedule with the processor.
  • The price for our grass finished beef this year is $4/lb hanging weight.  With processing it will be about $5/lb.  So, a split half (about 150#) would cost $750.  Or, you can shop at our local grocer and buy 150# of their best (feed lot commodity) beef at $4.99/lb and you would have spent about the same amount.  However, with our product you'd be getting truly grass finished beef with all its health benefits.
  • Anyone interested in a chicken tractor and a mobile hen RV with some poultry netting, we have one of each.
  • Anyone wanting to learn the fine art of having a home orchard should get the book, Growing Fruit With A Smile. Our orchard looks the best ever.  I've done some grafting this Spring, but have some more to do.
  • We have some bottles of cod liver oil with butter oil. They sent a full case on our last order.  They are $29 plus $1 for shipping.

How to Grow the Most Flavorful Tomatoes

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/03/31/tomato-growing-tips.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170331Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM137958&et_rid=1947952937



Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Tom Brady’s Diet, How to Slow Aging & Fine-Tune Your Carbs

http://fatburningman.com/dr-justin-marchegiani-how-to-slow-aging-heal-your-gut-boost-testosterone-without-drugs/ 





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 3/26/2017 9:08pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are still waiting on the Purple Martins.  Last year they were later than usual. This year we thought they might come early.  I may have to clean out the sparrows again.
  • We are adding names for this year's beef harvest.  It looks like in about two weeks we will start the pasture rotations.  We sure did need the 1 1/2 inches of rain that we just had.  I have fed more hay this year due to the dry spring than for snow.  I think we may have had one inch of snow, twice.
  • This past Saturday we had a table at the KC Food Circle Expo.  Despite the rain there was a very good turn out.  Got to meet a lot of people, and there was a lot of interest in locally produced foods.
  • Debra has moved a lot of seedlings to the green house.  The next step is get the raised beds ready.  Since we had such a mild winter, it has been much easier to raise the various greens, lettuce and spinach.  We've had all we could eat.

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Do you read labels? I do, even though some of my friends scoff. They say we're all going to die anyway.  I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid of poor health. So, I read labels and look for those food additives science tells me to avoid. Read on and I'll wager that Michelle convinces you to do the same. http://www.fermentools.com/blog/food-additives/

 

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Health warning: How sugar depletes the human body of 5 essential nutrients

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/sugar-chronic-disease-2172.html

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More positive information on Vitamin K2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-GrPVXZSM&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs





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 2/19/2017 9:27pm by Art Ozias.

           BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Thanks to all who made the ground beef pick up day a total success.  We've started a new list.
  • We also had our first ever sausage day.  It was supposed to be just ground pork, but we had a mix up in communication with the processor.  There were  eight extra pounds and the sausage was great.  Good job Tom.  Yes, it had prepared seasonings, salt, pepper, sage, sugar and red pepper.  The salt level was a little high and SUGAR??  Why add sugar to something that does not need to be sweet.  Save that for a pie or cake!!!  Next time it will be ground pork and we can each add our own spices.  That list is already well underway.  
  • This weather is not normal.  We have renovated about half of our pastures.  Sure glad Dallas has been here to help.
  • Debra started some seeds on the porch for our 2017 garden.  I've been working in the orchard pruning fruit trees.  This weather may prove to be the demise of the fruit production for this year.  The trees are starting to push their buds.  I'm sure we will have some freezing weather and that may ruin the fruit.
  • I  have saved some scions for grafting.  I'll wait until closer to Spring to do the grafting.
  • Mark your calendar for the KC Food Circle Spring Expo, March 25.

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Paraquat - Banned in EU While US Increasing Use of This Toxic Killer

Thirty-two countries have banned the use of paraquat, an herbicide so toxic it can kill you in a single sip. As mounting risks of accidental, occupational and intentional exposure are revealed, including a solid link to Parkinson's disease, the US continues to allow its unchecked use. Its use is even increasing among US crops.


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New infographic shows how only 10 companies control every brand we know

Regardless of what the companies claim, the Big 10 do have the power and resources to address hunger and poverty within their supply chains.

 

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France passes controversial bill making cameras mandatory in all slaughterhouses

http://www.nationofchange.org/2017/01/16/france-passes-controversial-bill-making-cameras-mandatory-slaughterhouses/

 

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Can Capsaicin in Chili Peppers Help Beat Cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be three new diagnoses of cancer and one death every minute in 2017. Recent research has demonstrated a substance found in a specific pepper may help kill cancer cells. I'll give you more strategies to help prevent the growth of abnormal cells.

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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