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Posted 10/23/2016 8:12pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We have another source for Dirt Hogs.  This one may be somewhat more reliable and the prices will track closer to market prices.  Hog prices have dropped a bunch just recently.  It would be a good time to stock up before winter.  We will be going back to Gilbert's for processing.
  • We are weaning Romeo.  He started getting into the next pasture.  He is the most perfect dairy bull I've raised.  We will be milking his mother for a while, so will have plenty of milk until colder weather.
  • I've made arrangements for my college agronomy student to attend the upcoming ACRES conference.  It is in Omaha this year.  Just couldn't pass it up.  It is very seldom in the midwest, usually Ohio, PA etc.  I hope he can keep quiet in his college classes.  He'll get a huge dose of "the other side".  When I get the program, I'll help him select some of the presentations.  I wish I could go as well, but I'm still working on my hip, leg issue.
  • Two beeves are going in this week.  I've already notified those getting this harvest.  Be watching your email for instructions to call the processor.
  • Our fall green beans are producing like crazy.  They are so much easier in the fall.  Pests are no problem.  

 

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Secretary of Agriculture, head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Tom Vilsack, recently made such a statement. As reported by Politico:1 "There's been a lot of griping from some corners about the impact of large-scale industrial agriculture on the environment and its sustainability, and Vilsack is tired of it. In remarks to the GreenGov Symposium … the secretary said critics of conventional farming should understand the role they play in that system as consumers. Americans spend about 10 percent of their income on food, thanks to the U.S. agricultural system, while residents of other developed countries spend 20 percent. For those in developing countries, the outlay is 50 percent. As a result of U.S. farmers and the efficiencies of large-scale farms, Americans have more money in their pockets for things like housing, education and luxuries like vacations, Vilsack said." In other words, shut up about sustainability and just be happy there's plenty of cheap food to be had. What's so crazy about a statement like this is the miniscule view it takes on a subject that has extraordinarily vast ramifications for human health and future generations.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/04/vilsack-industrial-farming.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mv1&utm_campaign=20161016Z1&et_cid=DM124793&et_rid=1710569068    

 

Ultimately, it takes a toll on the health of those who consume this denatured, contaminated and ultra-processed food, and it threatens the very ability to continue growing food in the future. We're not even talking about some far distant future that is easy to ignore. We're talking about a mere 20 to 60 years in the future!   According to various scientific predictions:  Within 60 years, the world's topsoil may be completely lost.   Potable water is quickly being depleted and becoming increasingly scarce.  By 2050, antibiotic-resistant infections — a health crisis directly attributable to industrial farming — may kill 10 million people worldwide each year. Phosphorus, needed for fertilizer, may soon be completely depleted.  Modern fertilizer consists of varying amounts of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).  Both phosphorus and potassium, neither of which can be synthesized, are becoming increasingly sparse.   According to the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative (GPRI), we could hit "peak phosphorus" as early as 2030. Without these fertilizer ingredients, the entire world would quickly be in trouble. Phosphorus in particular is critical for healthy plant growth. The only way to do without these fertilizers is to radically alter the way we farm the land.  Using regenerative farming methods, fertilizer use becomes less of a rate-limiting factor.   Yet Vilsack is "tired" of hearing about how industrial farming hurts the planet and its inhabitants, and he wants Americans to pipe down and thank the gods of efficiency we can afford to take vacations with the money we save on food. We have the most expensive health care system in the world, even though it ranks 37th in terms of quality.  Over the past 15 years, more than $96 billion in agricultural subsidies have been handed out to industrial farmers who pollute the environment and contribute to the destruction of the ecosystem, all in the name of efficiency.  Provide industry farmers with crop insurance. Last year, this price tag came to a whopping $14 billion. Virtually all U.S. corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton crops are insured under this program, and as noted by Bloomberg:  "The arrangement is a good deal for everyone but taxpayers. The government pays 18 approved insurance companies to run the program, pays farmers to buy coverage and pays the bills if losses exceed predetermined limits … Unlike direct farm aid payments, which are capped at $40,000 per farm, there is no limit on crop insurance subsidies … The heavily-discounted insurance incentivizes farmers to cultivate marginal acres that may or may not be fertile. And the program's been vulnerable to fraud …"   By using your tax dollars to prop up the industrial farming system, it falsely makes the food appear inexpensive when in reality you're paying for it in other ways and in other places than your grocery store. Agricultural subsidies are just one portion of the hidden costs you pay. There's also environmental cleanups, such as the removal of nitrates from drinking water, lakes and rivers. And then, of course, there are health care costs.   Take Syngenta, for example. Up until the year 2000, Syngenta not only produced atrazine — a toxic pesticide that triggers overproduction of estrogen, thereby raising your risk of breast cancer — but also letrozol, a chemical that blocks estrogen production and is used as a treatment for breast cancer. So, simultaneously, Syngenta was selling an agricultural chemical that promotes cancer, and a drug that treats it.   



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 10/9/2016 7:42pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef  pick up this past Saturday was successful.  All those who were not on this harvest are on the next list in the same order.  Due to deer season the processor is closed for beef and pork for the entire month of November.  We have another harvest scheduled for mid December.  Those wanting more from that harvest will need to send me an email.  Be sure to include how many pounds you want.  
  • If you picked up on Saturday and your ground beef was in one of the cardboard trays, could you email me with the number on the end.  We lost track of the total number of trays.
  • Remember to order your Thanksgiving turkey from Virginia, souscon4@gmail.com.
  • We harvested our 15 fryers this past Saturday.  They averaged just over 6 pounds.  The smaller ones we left whole for our rotisserie and the bigger ones were reduced to meal sized portions.  Carcasses will be cooked down at a later time for soup stock.
  •  Those of us who've had the advantage of having Hostettler's near are saddened to hear they are closing their store and will move all inventory to their Versailles store.
  • We reduced our Dirt Hog list this past week.  I was able to secure three hogs.  I still have some names on my list, and hopefully, we'll be able to get those requests filled.  If interested, just send an email and indicate if you want a half or a whole.

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Dr. Berg Part III. Take time to watch. “How to Postpone Death”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRRc2yQK_Ws&list=TLRNr5FbUgZ98wMTEwMjAxNg   

 

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Wheat Flour: A Silent Killer in Your Food? 

https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/wheat-flour/?gl=582843337   

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IS RAW FERMENTED MEAT SAFE TO EAT? Very interesting article. http://www.fermentools.com/blog/is-raw-fermented-meat-safe-to-eat/   

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There's a New Evil Empire in Town - Will It Be Even Worse Than Monsanto? Maybe it’s time to have a review of history!!! 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/27/monsanto-bayer.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160927Z1&et_cid=DM120191&et_rid=1683702498  

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Why We’ll Need a Universal Basic Income 

Be sure to watch the short video!!

http://www.nationofchange.org/2016/10/01/well-need-universal-basic-income/   





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 9/25/2016 10:19pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Remember, the last chicken day for this year is coming soon, Oct 8.   Contact Virginia at souscon4@gmail.com.
  • We got our last cutting of alfalfa in the barn this past week.
  • Thanks to our student helper, Dallas, we are getting the milking done and slowly catching up on various projects.  
  • Ruby's eye has healed quite nicely.  That was a close one.
  • Two beeves are going to the processor this week.  Those getting beef have been notified.  You will be getting an email with the weights and instructions for calling the processor this Wednesday.  Be watching your emails.
  • The beef for ground beef is also going in this week.  I have a long list of those wanting ground beef.  I should have a good idea by Thursday how many pounds will be available.  I will notify those on the list, starting at the top and working down.  Not all will get ground beef from this harvest.  There will be another in about four weeks.
  • How many are using Tom's of Maine toothpaste??  Well, they got caught by Cornucopia making false statements on their web site.  Tom's sold out to P & G and, as usually happens, the large corporation hides behind the brand, and quietly makes changes in formulations to increase profits.  A much better option is Auromere.  Check it out. Read their label.

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The factory farm industry is so full of bad actors it’s tough to say who’s the worst. But Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) surely belongs at or near the top of the list. Besides Tyson’s well-documented animal abuse record, its callous disregard for the safety of its employees, and its role as one of this country’s worst polluters, Tyson is also actively lobbying to prevent Congress from passing legislation that would provide basic protections for the farmers who raise the animals, under contract, destined for Tyson’s processing plants. Why? So Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson can protect his billions in profits. Over the years, the farmers who work for Tyson have watched their incomes drop, while Tyson himself has been feathering his nest thanks to higher and higher profit margins. Tyson doesn’t even pay farmers enough to meet their operating costs. Of growers whose sole source of income is chicken farming, 71 percent of them are living below the poverty line. New but yet-to-be-enacted rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act would help protect farmers who supply chicken to Tyson. But if Tyson has its way, those rules will never see the light of day. TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to stop Tyson Foods .    http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=jLxcPFhZEvgXYxTqKVGIlo89Z%2FvPhHVL    

 

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  General Mills claims that its Nature Valley granola bars are “Made with 100% Natural Whole Grain Oats.” Given that claim, and given that there are no commercially grown genetically engineered oats (at least, not yet), you’d naturally expect Nature Valley granola bars to be free of glyphosate, right? You would be wrong. Testing by an independent laboratory reveals that Nature Valley granola bars do indeed contain glyphosate, the key (and cancer-causing) ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. We thought you’d like to know. We also thought you’d agree that General Mills should be forced to stop deceiving you and millions of other consumers. So today, OCA and our allies, Beyond Pesticides and Moms Across America, sued the junk food giant and its Nature Valley subsidiary for violating the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (“DC CPPA”), D.C. Code §§ 28-3901, et seq. by making “false and misleading representations and omissions” about its Nature Valley products. Read our press release.

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If ever there were a time to connect the dots between soil health, food and climate that time would be now. Or better yet, yesterday.     A new study by Oxford University scientists suggests that 248,000 people will die each year in China by 2050 because of climate- linked decreases in food production. India faces a yearly loss of 160,000 people, with Vietnam, Bangladesh and the U.S. next in line, according to the study, published in “The Lancet,” a UK medical journal.The study’s authors conclude that reduced consumption of fruit and vegetables pose a deadly health risk. Why will so many people be at risk? Because thanks to global warming, there won’t be enough fruits and vegetables to go around.

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Pesticide Poisoning Ignores Laws and Avoids Liabilities

  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/10/chemical-pesticide-poisoning.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20160810Z1&et_cid=DM113583&et_rid=1612300986 



 

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 9/11/2016 8:44pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ms Ruby had her calf finally.  She had a bull calf this past Thursday.  We finally got her calf to nurse.  What a struggle.  When I went out this morning to milk I found her with her eye socket hung up on a hook eye.  Not sure how long she was in that situation.  Luckily, my new helper was here to help with the milking.  He got behind her and pushed her forward a little.  Not easy to push a 1100 pound animal when she is in pain.  I was able to unhook her.  Luckily the eye ball was not damaged.  We cleaned the wound with UdderSol and put any eye patch on to protect the eye from debris and flies.  That was a very close call.  It was a great learning lesson for the senior AG student.  If you have milk cows be sure to have UdderSol on hand.  It is an oregano oil based product from Fertrell.  Oregano oil is more antiseptic than many vet products.  It is an excellent treatment for mastitis.
  • The pears are finally gone.  Wow, what a year for pears.
  • Debra dug up one sweet potato plant and there were four large potatoes.  We had one for dinner today and it was enough for five people.
  • We have added back several milk customers and may have more extra milk.  I updated our entry on www.realmilk.com.
  • If you need to find appliance repair parts, add this website to your refrigerator,  www.appliancepartspro.com. If I had know about this recently, I would have saved $50 and much time.  You just need your model number of the appliance.  They have the various replacement parts and there is even a short 1-2 minute video showing how to replace the particular part.
  • My Dirt Hog source called and he will be having some ready in about three weeks.  Let me know if you are wanting on the Pork list.
  • We plan to weigh the beeves tomorrow.  We will be taking at least two in at the end of the month.  Those on the list will be getting notification soon.
  • The latest Grassland Farmer magazine's editorial stated that grassfinished beef was being sold at 50 to as much as 100% of commodity (store) meat.  That is easy to verify when one sees ground beef for nearly $10/lb at Natural Grocers, Terra, and Whole Foods.  We have always kept our pricing based on our local grocery store's prices for commodity beef.  So, I guess Breezy Hill ALL GRASS beef is on sale for 50% off.

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The world is focused on glyphosate, but another commonly used farm herbicide could be just as poisonous.   http://www.anh-usa.org/as-bad-as-glyphosate/                     ***********************************************       

Oprah and Bestselling Author Michael Pollan: Mindful Eating Read more: http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/oprah-and-bestselling-author-michael-pollan-mindful-eating#ixzz4HzTMu8kV 

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  According to the USDA’s own Agricultural Research Service (ARS), about sixty new patents are issued for USDA inventions each year. These patents are then transferred through licenses to the private sector—mostly to biotech companies. ARS has released more than 400 new crop germplasm lines since 2000, and the USDA spends about $220 million taxpayer dollars on biotechnology research each year. http://www.anh-usa.org/us-department-of-monsanto-a-k-a-usda/    

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Global Water Crisis Looms Large

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/10/global-water-crisis.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160810Z1&et_cid=DM113583&et_rid=1612300986        




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 9/3/2016 9:40pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Clover finally had her calf, a bull calf.  Ms Ruby is huge and due anytime.  So, we will be having extra A2 milk, and if any of our previous customers are not getting all they want or their source has dried up, send an email. We will reinstate you as extra becomes available.   Liberty Hill has dried their cow and won't have any until next March.
  • We still have two cows for sale Natalia and Buttercup.  Clover and Mrs Ruby's prices are going up.  (Training costs)  It is not easy to get a first calf heifer trained.  I have a new helper, Dallas.   He arrived just in time.  He is a senior at the local university and majoring in Agronomy.  I've already started slowly introducing him to OUR traditional form of AG.  It will be interesting to find out what they are teaching in "conventional" AG.  He is enjoying milking.  He finally has got the hang of getting the milker cups to stay on.
  • I had a very good helper this evening milking Clover.  Debra still has the art of handling a manure fork.  She grew up with horses and cleaning stalls.  I have had several high school and college helpers, and they don't have the slightest idea on how to properly use the pitch fork.  They are from the "bobcat" generation.  I guess they still have pitch forks at the local farm store, but I doubt that they sell many.
  • Still enjoying our pears.  I never eaten so many in my life.  Plant a pear tree.  They are easy to tend.  Have you ever found a worm in a pear??  Just prune each year, or buy a longer ladder for the next crop.

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Syngenta Terrorized Scientist for 15 Years to Quell Concerns About Atrazine

In the featured video, Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology, explains how Novartis (which later became Syngenta) hired him to investigate the effects of atrazine on amphibians, and then blocked the publication of his work when they didn’t like the results.

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/03/syngenta-atrazine-effects.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160903Z1&et_cid=DM117984&et_rid=1648440089      

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We think our friends at the Savory Institute are on to something with the launch of their #ConsumerRevolution. It’s time to flex our consumer muscles. It’s time to let corporations know in no uncertain terms that they may be able to bribe politicians—but when we stop buying their products, including the organic brands owned by junk food companies that poison and pollute, they’ll have to either clean up their acts, or pack up and go home. Where do we start? Over the coming months, we will roll out a number of targeted campaigns that will expose some of the worst food companies on the planet, and call on them to start producing healthy food, using farming practices that heal the Earth, not poison it. In the meantime, you can download our Buycott App to help you choose products that both regenerate your health, and the environment, and reject brands owned by corporations that lobbied against GMO labeling. Almost 500,000 consumers have already downloaded the Buycott App. Let the #ConsumerRevolution begin! TAKE ACTION: Download the Buycott App



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 8/28/2016 8:50pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Recently made some more kraut.  There is no comparison.  You can't find any store kraut that even comes close.  We still have some kits for sale.  Get one and get a head of cabbage. In two to three weeks you'll have great kraut.
  • We still have some pears.  Any gleaners out there??
  • I recently finished the book, Real Food, Fake Food.  Read this at your own risk.  It will cause you to read labels more closely, and some of your favorite foods, be aware, may not be what you think they are.
  • We have an apple tree that I have threatened to cut down for the last two years.  I wasn't even sure it was an apple tree.  It is at least 8 years old.  Well, it was full of apples this year, and Debra has made the best apple sauce.  Several bags already in the freezer and some more to process.  Apple sauce is great with a dirt hog pork chop or a good ginger snap cookie!!
  • Virginia will be having another chicken day on Sept 10.  Make sure to get your fryers reserved.  There will be one more chicken day for this year.  Stock up for the winter.  Whole fryers at Terra (a health food store in KC) are $4.59 a pound, and they only weigh 3#.  There is not much meat on a three pound bird and about the same skeletal structure (bones) as a bigger bird.  Her email is souscon4@gmail.com
  • Ground beef at Terra was $9.49.  USDA average price for retail beef is $6.18.  Breezy Hill ground beef is a $5.25.
  • We may soon have some good news for milk customers .  We have two cows as big as a barn and past due.  I have had some interest in buying them but nothing firm yet.  I need to find someone to do the milking, as my right hip isn't working very well.  I have an interview tomorrow morning with an AG student.  

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Zika: Brazil Admits It's Not the Virus

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/16/birth-defects-brazil-not-zika-virus.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20160816Z1&et_cid=DM114092&et_rid=1621111328 

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Monsanto Benefits Hand Over Fist From Tax Dollar Subsidies

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/26/monsanto-gmo-subsidies.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160726Z1_B&et_cid=DM112322&et_rid=1588950102      

 

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How Your Tax Dollars Are Used Against You by Promoting Obesity and Disease

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/20/farm-subsidies-drive-health-problems.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160720Z1&et_cid=DM111630&et_rid=1580281704  


 

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 8/17/2016 8:51pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Blackberries are done, but we still have raspberries.   The Martins left last week.  The many barn swallows are still here.
  • We sold our last two Brown Swiss milk cows this week.  They went to someone who had bought one two years ago.  Sad to see them go.  We started with Rosebud over 10 years ago.  Great family cows.
  • We still have two A2 Guernsey family milk cows for sale.  One I'm milking and get 3 gallons each day.  The other is due Feb 16, 2017.  We are slowly downsizing.
  • The next possible Dirt Hogs are Aug 23.  If interested let me know.
  • The next ground beef day will be Oct 8.  We have a full list of requests and may not be able to fulfill all the requests.  The next time will be in late Nov or early Dec.  
  • Now is the time to plant your fall vegetable gardens and winter vegetables.
  • We have several pear trees that are loaded.  If interested let me know.

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This is What “Feed the World” Looks Like Today  I think you’ll like Alan Guebert.  He grew up milking cows in Illinois and unlike many present day ag writers actually knows something about agriculture.

http://farmandfoodfile.com/2016/03/02/this-is-what-feed-the-world-looks-like-today/ 

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Magnesium — An Essential Mineral for Heart Health

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/25/magnesium-for-heart-health.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160725Z1_B&et_cid=DM112324&et_rid=1588298841 

 

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Sixty-four other nations have been labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for years. Here in the U.S., Monsanto's influence runs so deep, we just became the first country in the world to UNLABEL GMOs, as President Obama will soon sign a bill that nullifies Vermont's GMO labeling law, which just went into effect July 1.

Be sure to read this section of article.  Academics Review — Just Another False Front Group for Monsanto

Monsanto not only helped raise funds for Academics Review, Monsanto executives also "collaborated on strategy and even discussed plans to hide industry funding," The Huffington Post writes.

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/26/monsanto-gmo-subsidies.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160726Z1_B&et_cid=DM112322&et_rid=1588950102 

 





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 7/31/2016 8:49pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • I have a half of a Dirt Hog available.  I need to know by tomorrow evening.
  • Guineas are spoken for and are doing fine.  Mother guinea and some of the "village" are teaching them the ways of a guinea.
  • If you like fish, beware.  I just finished the chapter on fish in the book, Real Food, Fake Food, by Larry Olmstead.  It is either mislabeled, or farm raised in a foreign country with no (very limited) government import inspection.  And olive oil is buyer beware.  I think I'll have this book for my beef customers next year.
  • Peaches are gone.  I had the last bowl with ice cream.  Sure were good pies, jam, galettes, with cereal and bowls of peaches and cream.
  • Pasture mowing is progressing and will be cutting the final crop of hay this week.

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CDC Executive Resigns After Being Caught Colluding With Coca-Cola to Salvage Soda Market

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/12/cdc-soda-industry-coca-cola.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160712Z1&et_cid=DM113047&et_rid=1569093049   

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Toxic Crisis Facing the Globe: Are Your Air and Water Safe?  Be sure to watch the video at the very end of article.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/12/toxic-crisis-air-water-safe.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20160712Z1&et_cid=DM113047&et_rid=1569093049 

 

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Please add me to the ground beef list again!  Awesome product!  Had to supplement Amish farm raised ground beef but not grass fed.  Better than the local chain but nothing like your ground beef!  I sure hope to stock up on yours so I never have to do that again!  H.Walton

 

Thank you so much for making this ground beef available to us.  It is very much worth the drive!  Please go ahead and put us on the list for another 100 lbs for the next time!  H. Gray

 

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Ractopamine: The Meat Additive Banned Almost Everywhere But America.  Be sure to reserve your turkey now from Virginia.  She has a limited number and they will not have RACTOPAMINE.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/24/ractopamine-beta-agonist-drug.aspx 

It’s banned in over 100 countries, just like GMO’s.  But our government in both cases say “there’s no problem, it’s safe”.

 




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 7/25/2016 9:17pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Still have 5 extra baby guineas.  We need to leave them a while longer with their mother.  She will teach them how to be a true farm guinea.   Last night was the first night they were on the roost.  They had been sleeping on the floor with their mother.  Takes a while to get all the "natural" things in place.
  • The ground beef list is still growing. In fact, we are very  close to having enough for another harvest.

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The Land of Non by Alan Guebert.  

For years we Americans have been perfecting the art of non-action action. It began about a generation ago with the non-apology apology: "If I offended you, I apologize." Later we moved on to the non-committal commitment: "I'll be there unless I get a better offer."      Now, courtesy of Congress, our non-legislating legislature, we might soon be buying non-label labeled food.      Congress reached this state of higher non-ness by carefully noting what the American public overwhelmingly and repeatedly said it wants-country of origin labeling (COOL) for meat and poultry and the labeling of all food that contains ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs)-before voting to do just the opposite.      In 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives tackled the public's GMO labeling demand by punting; it voted 275-to-150 in favor of voluntary GMO labeling. In the Land of Non, voluntary labeling means, of course, almost everyone will voluntarily not label food that contains GMOs.      Not to be outdone by the non-labeling labelers in the House, the U.S. Senate finally awakened to act on June 29 when it easily approved (68-to-29) a procedural vote to move its complicated GMO labeling bill to a full Senate vote.      Unlike the House's voluntary non-labeling standard, though, the Senate bill contains a mandatory labeling standard-albeit one with more dodges in it than a used car lot. The shiniest clunker is something the Senate chose to call the "bioengineered food disclosure system."      The name alone is certain evidence that Big Food's lawyers and Big Ag's lobbyists have already washed, rinsed, and waxed the pending bill to ensure it contains the highest possible level of effective ineffectiveness. With this outside help, anti-government government insiders reshaped the Senate bill into pure shapelessness.      For example, under the Senate language, large food companies have three options to label any GMO ingredients contained in their products.      First, explains the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the companies can place a "barcode or QR code"-a quick response code-on its food labels. Those codes, however, "require consumers (to) use a smartphone to find more information about a product."      So no smart phone, no food info; that's so dumb it's clever.      Second, a company can use "a symbol on the package" to denote its contents are GMO. What symbol? The one "to be created by U.S. Department of Agriculture." That shouldn't take long, eh?      Or, third, the food company can place "an actual on-package statement that the product contains GMOs." A simple, uncomplicated label? Brilliant!      Critics of the Senate bill quickly point out, however, that most food companies will choose the first two, less transparent labeling loopholes for non-labeling labels and few, if any, would choose to openly label.      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), also, sees trouble in the Senate bill because it gives new food labeling authority to the U.S. Department of Agriculture "that is otherwise under FDA's sole regulatory jurisdiction..."      For example, explains a FDA "Technical Assistance memo" that dissects the Senate Bill, "We note that (a) provision to allow information regarding the GE," or genetically engineered, "content of food to be present only in an electronically accessible form"-the barcode and QR code exceptions in the bill-"and not on the package label would be in tension with FDA's statute and regulations, which require disclosures on food labels."      Tension, indeed.      Also, notes the FDA memo, "The definition of 'bioengineering" used in the Senate bill "would be somewhat narrow" and likely mean that many foods from GE sources will not be subject to this bill..."      That's not an accident. It is, in fact, exactly what you would do if you want to write a non-labeling label law that, first, doesn't conform to current law and, second, will likely never become law.      But that's the trick in running a non-legislating legislature, right? If you actually do anything, it must-by definition-end up doing exactly nothing. (Editor Note: The bill has passed the House and Senate and is awaiting the President's signature.) © 2016 ag comm 

The Farm and Food File is published weekly through the U.S. and Canada. Source material and contact information are posted at www.farmandfoodfile.com.  Allan grew up on a farm milking cows.  He knows about AG and is one of the few writers that have "walked the walk".

 

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Magnesium Deficiency May Result in a Shorter Life

  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/27/deficiency-of-this-vital-mineral-may-result-in-a-shorter-life.aspx    Round Up is chelating magnesium in our soils and therefore our foods don’t have the same levels of magnesium (and other elements/minerals) as were available before current AG  chemical farming practices.




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

Art Ozias

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(660) 656-3409
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Posted 7/17/2016 9:35pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We had a successful ground beef pick up this past Saturday.  Over 800 pounds are now in our customers' home freezers.  The longest drive was from Marceline, MO, Walt Disney's hometown.  That was 2 hours and 15 minutes, ONE WAY.  Thanks to all our valued supporters.  We strive to provide the best product at a price comparable to the commodity beef at the local grocery store.  We know that grass finished beef at Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, etc is around $9.00 per pound.  We thought we had a better than normal yield on this harvest and lowered our price from $5.25 to $5.  Turns out the processor may have shorted me 50 pounds.  At least for now one box is missing.  It was box number 13.  Maybe someone was superstitious and skipped that number like they used to do in high rise hotels.  No floor was numbered thirteen.  Hopefully, they will find the box or have a plausible explanation.  If not, I will need to go back to the $5.25.
  • We have a family milk cow available.  I thought she was spoken for, but that didn't happen.
  • USDA's average retail price for beef is at $6.15.  Our freezer beef, grass finished, is still under that.
  • We hatched about twenty guineas.  We need about a dozen to add to our flock.  Anyone interested in getting a start??
  • We have two large tractor tires that make great raised beds for gardening.  We keep ours full of onions.  If interested let me know.  If you're not too far away we can deliver.
  • We have started a new list for ground beef.  We will be harvesting another this fall.
  • Also, we have a list started for "Dirt Hogs".  One of my contacts will have two or three ready in about two weeks.
  • One more peach tree to pick, blackberries, sweet corn and soon raspberries.  Thanks to the recent 6 inches of rain, the grass is very green for mid July.

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Smoothie drinkers may want to watch this podcast.  You may want to bookmark this page.  http://www.motherjones.com/media/2016/05/bite-podcast-vegetarian-amanda-cohen-adam-danforth-dirt-candy 

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Vaccines, Vaccines.  If you have a baby please be informed.     http://drrachael.com/vaccines-vaccine-injuries-my-perspective-as-a-doctor-and-mom/   

 

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Vitamin K2 Deficiency Is a Significant Cause of Cardiovascular Disease

    While vitamin D helps you absorb calcium, vitamin K2 directs your body to deposit the calcium in the appropriate places. In other words, it's the vitamin K2 that tells your body to deposit calcium in your bones and teeth, and not in your organs, arteries, muscles or soft tissue. An effective analogy is that vitamin D is your gatekeeper, allowing the admission of calcium, and vitamin K2 is the traffic cop, telling the calcium where to go. With vitamin D and calcium you'll have the traffic, but without vitamin K2 you'll have a traffic jam and calcium being deposited exactly where you don't want it — in your arteries. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/13/vitamin-k2-deficiency-cardiovascular-disease.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20160713Z1&et_cid=DM110792&et_rid=1571631440 

 

PLEASE TAKE TIME AND WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH DR KATE  RHEAUME-BLEUE.





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