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Posted 4/19/2015 9:11pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • The purple martins finally showed up.  Now I'm waiting on the barn swallows.  We need some dry, warm weather for a week.  Calves are continuing, had a new one this morning.
  • We could add some more milk customers.   I have had some interest in Sweetpea, but until I sell her we will have a good supply of milk.
  • We took a day trip to Macon, MO about 2.5 hours  to the north east,  Along the way we follow several miles of the Missouri river with its miles of bottom farm land.  None had been planted yet, but just east of Keytesville there was someone spraying a pre-emergent to kill all weeds prior to planting.  We were traveling at 60 miles an hour and the spray rig was about 300 yards away.  We immediately could smell the toxic aerosols.  We endured that for about 15 seconds.  I can just imagine what those areas will be like when they all get started and during the growing year with the aerial spraying.  Those living in that area will be in a sea of toxic chemicals.  My suggestion for anyone traveling in such an area is to make sure the car windows are closed and the recirculate button is depressed.  
  • We are making the Green Pastures order this week.  Be sure to get your order in so we can save on shipping for everyone.
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Living in the modern world is making us sick. That’s the conclusion drawn by Dr. Pedram Shojai, OMD after many years of treating patients for the same lifestyle-induced illnesses, over and over again. This realization inspired him on a four-year mission to produce a film that might help “wake us all up.”   BE SURE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO.  HOPEFULLY YOU’LL FORWARD THIS TO ALL YOUR CONTACTS.  IT’S THAT GOOD.  IT’S ONE HOUR AND FORTY MINUTES,. WATCH IT ON A FULL SCREEN.   POP SOME POPCORN AND I THINK YOU’LL AGREE IT WAS TRULY A VERY WELL PRODUCED FILM. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/28/how-modern-lifestyle-caused-global-problems.aspx? 

 

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   On January 24, a statement signed by 300 scientists, researchers, physicians, and scholars was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe,4 asserting that there is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs.   Moreover, the paper, aptly titled "No Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety", states that the claim of scientific consensus on GMO safety is in actuality "an artificial construct that has been falsely perpetuated." The paper—which, again, bears the signatures of hundreds of scientists and academics—also notes that such a claim "is misleading and misrepresents or outright ignores the currently available scientific evidence and the broad diversity of scientific opinions among scientists on this issue." The idea of "scientific consensus" has been repeated so many times that many people believe it must be true. It's time to sit up and take notice, and to call journalists out on their lack of professional integrity when making such claims. According to Doug Gurian-Sherman, PhD, senior scientist and director of sustainable agriculture at the Center for Food Safety:5  "Preeminent science bodies like the National Research Council have recognized that some engineered foods could pose considerable risk. It is widely recognized by scientists that those risks depend on the particular engineered gene and crop. It is unfortunate that self-appointed advocates for the technology have selectively cited the literature and organizations to suggest that GE crops, generally, present no risks that warrant concern."http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/03/toxic-industrial-standards-no-longer-visible.aspx?e_cid=20150303Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150303Z1&et_cid=DM69046&et_rid=861670599 

 

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For those that watched the Ken Burns PBS Cancer program may want to check out this link and you’ll learn, as Paul Harvey used to say, “the rest of the story”. Only free through midnight tonight. http://thetruthaboutcancer.com/spring15/replay.php?a_aid=1587332 

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The movie FED UP.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaAQRfxpSjI 

 


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 4/5/2015 8:59pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The KC Food Circle is holding their second Expo this next Saturday at Penn Valley Community College.  Go to their web site for more info, time, etc.
  • New calves are continuing.  Will tag  them tomorrow and move them to a new pasture with more green grass.  That new grass sure makes a difference on the amount of milk the mother cow can produce.  My milk cows have increased about 25 percent.
  • We have added several new milk customers this past week.  Our new addition, Natalie, has settled in and will be a solid performer.  If you were not contacted this past week, and are interested in being added send me an email.  We may have misplaced your request.
  • We are going to have to make some adjustments in the number of milk cows we have.  Sweetpea is going to need a new home, and one of the two bred heifers, due to calf in August.  My limit is milking only two at any one time.  
  • I am beginning to worry about our purple martins.  The scouts usually come in mid March and the rest follow soon after.  We haven't seen any yet.  Sure hope they come.
  • We are ready to make another Green Pastures order.  Anyone wanting coconut oil, Ghee or any of their products needs to send us an email with your request.
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  • Nature provides us with a number of natural compounds that have proven effective in controlling the division and replication of cancerous growths. One of the most promising is curcumin, the anti-inflammatory, bioactive extract from the curry spice, turmeric. Here’s that word turmeric again. Would be a benefit to anyone who’s experienced a cancer issue. 

    http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/curcumin-found-to-halt-prostate-cancer-metastasis?utm_source=litn&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=&utm_campaign=03_02_15 

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    I had read about this some time ago, but I didn’t realize the significance of the info this whistleblower had provided.  You decide.  http://farmwars.info/?p=13928&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29 

     

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    Here is another very good video with Dr. Lustig

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIIXUZwpB-U&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 3/30/2015 9:41pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We had our first calf of the season today.  The next two months will be busy keeping a close eye on the cows, helping if necessary, tagging calves and moving cows to the various pastures.  Our timing this year appears to be perfect for the start date for calving.  It was 71 degrees today and looks like more good weather is ahead.
  • I had a neighbor have a customer back out on a hog purchase, so he called me. and I will be emailing two people on my list for a "dirt" hog.  If you are on my list, watch for an email.
  • In a recent news article I read that Simplot had received approval for a GMO potato.  Guess why we "need" such a potato?  This potato will eliminate the bruising.  When was the last time you had a problem with a bruised potato??
  • We got our raised beds topped off and now we can transplant the cabbage and broccoli new starts.
  • We chipped a bunch of wood Saturday and mulched all of our fruit trees today.  
  • We have a new addition to our milk barn, Natalie.  She is a first calf heifer.  She is A2/A2.  Thanks for Brennan, my current farm helper, we were able to get her milked.  We needed all my anti-kicking devices, and she still was kicking.  Finally, tonight after the third session, she only kicked once.  May have won.  We'll see.
  •  Be sure to get your copy of Effortless Healing.  It has a very good chapter on exercising.
  • Pasture-raised eggs are one of the richest sources of bioactive nutrients Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048710_eggs_pasture-raised_bioactive_nutrients.html#ixzz3TNPT0HSV http://www.naturalnews.com/048710_eggs_pasture-raised_bioactive_nutrients.html    
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  • This hasn’t been in the news lately.  I’ve had info on this in the past and here we go again.    “Gardasil [Vaccine] Will Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time”—Former Merck Physician  http://www.anh-usa.org/gardasil-vaccine-will-become-greatest-medical-scandal-of-all-time/ 

     

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    Consumers Want GMO Labels, Not Barcodes http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/03/03/consumers-want-gmo-labels-not-barcodes/  

      “Many loyal customers will likely be surprised to learn that owners and management of some of their favorite organic and natural brands are fighting against their right to know what is in their food,” Kastel added.  “We are spotlighting these companies so that consumers can vote in the marketplace for manufacturers and brands that best reflect their personal values.” http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/02/research-details-deluge-of-spending-by-opponents-to-gmo-labeling/?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=2-28-15&utm_campaign=GMO.Poster.MORE 




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 3/22/2015 9:29pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I'm sure most saw the recall of 274,000 cases of Kraft Mac and Cheese.  Now where do you get rid of that amount of "stuff"?  My guess is it went into chicken, hog or cattle feed.  I guess they will clean it up and your fried egg will be ok.  Remember to check the label on Mac and Cheese and you may be surprised to find there is no cheese in it.
  • Here's another great one.  Monsanto settled for $350,000 for contaminating farmer's wheat in Washington state.  Their settlement included $50,000  grants to Land Grant Colleges.  Now isn't that convenient?  The fox is already in the chicken house (ref a recent Update that delineated the amounts Big Ag has "invested" in Ag Universities), so they get a access to another door  to guard our chickens.
  • Hopefully, each have watched the Brown lecture on U tube that I posted recently.  We all need to be able to counter the "feed the world" folks with examples of how sustainable agriculture is being accomplished.  Some of you may know Blake Hurst, the Farm Bureau guy, and could send him the link.  I'm not holding my breath.  They have too much invested in their failing approach and as Joel Salatin said in a recent talk, most won't even consider an alternative because of peer pressure.  Fortunately, I never worried much about peer pressure.
  • I noticed that WIC allows whole milk for infants up to age 23 months, then it's 2% or skim.  Someone must have connected somethe dots that developing brains need good fats.  Seems like I heard that a child's brain is not developed until early twenties.
  • Our green house is turning GREEN on the inside.  Debra has the benches full of young plants.  Looks like a great Spring is underway.  Grass is greening.  Cows aren't as interested in hay.
  • I found a great new book, Effortless Healing, by Joe Mercola.  I'll include the link, http://www.effortlesshealing.com/?e_cid=oc-effortlesshealing  and you can decide. 
  • I just finished Will Winter's ACREs presentation.  It is a two CD set.  Excellent if you want to learn  from a Holistic Vet.
  • Be aware of Organic Valley.  Cornucopia has caught them cheating.  It good to check out the cornucopia site occasionally, http://www.cornucopia.org/ 
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The French fries McDonald’s sells in the US are made with over a dozen different additives. The fries sold in the UK are just potatoes fried in sunflower or rapeseed oil. If McDonald’s can make a tasty French fry without preservatives, antifoaming agents, color stabilizers, TBHQ, and added flavorings for its British restaurants, why do they refuse to make them in the US? More than 3,000 food additives are used in US food production, including infant foods and foods targeted to young children; many of which are banned in other countries due to health risks     “What's ironic here is that when there's a concern about export, food producers will make sure to produce their food without toxic drugs and additives. But if the food is destined for the American market, they use them seemingly without any concern whatsoever. Why the double standard? The US claims to be a forerunner in "science-based" food and medicine, yet only in America will you find as many toxic ingredients used on a regular basis! The industry claims that the products banned in other countries really are safe to use—even if there's evidence to the contrary—and refuse to alter their business practices even in the face of public outcry. Yet they have no problem complying with cleaner food when another country says "no thanks, we just don't want to take the risk of feeding that to our people." Increasing numbers of Americans are really trying to clean up their diet and eat healthier, and knowing exactly how a food is grown or made, and what it contains, is part and parcel of making healthier choices.”   BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!!!   http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/11/mcdonalds-fries-ingredients.aspx?e_cid=20150222Z1_PRSNL_MV_1&utm_source=prmrsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mv1&utm_campaign=20150222Z1&et_cid=DM68424&et_rid=851588689      

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"Since we cannot possibly eat enough cholesterol to use for our bodies' daily functions, our bodies make their own. When we eat more foods rich in this compound, our bodies make less. If we deprive ourselves of foods high in cholesterol -- such as eggs, butter, and liver — our body revs up its cholesterol synthesis. The end result is that, for most of us, eating foods high in cholesterol has very little impact on our blood cholesterol levels. In seventy percent of the population, foods rich in cholesterol such as eggs cause only a subtle increase in cholesterol levels or none at all. In the other thirty percent, these foods do cause a rise in blood cholesterol levels. Despite this, research has never established any clear relationship between the consumption of dietary cholesterol and the risk for heart disease… Raising cholesterol levels is not necessarily a bad thing either."

You Might Be Getting Too Little Cholesterol in Your Diet

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/02/us-guidelines-dietary-cholesterol-limits.aspx?e_cid=20150302Z1_PRNL_art_2&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20150302Z1&et_cid=DM69047&et_rid=859747544 

 



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 3/8/2015 9:52pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Looks like Spring is here.  I pruned my fruit trees yesterday and did six grafts.  The old applesauce tree may have some Arkansas Blacks in a few years.  
  • We are making some modifications to our cattle working facilities.  Should make life easier.
  • Hope to plant my oats for this year.  Should be warm enough this week.  
  • The Bought video, free to watch, has been extended for another week.  If you need the link, it is posted on our website under What's Up.
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Whitehouse.gov was caught freezing vaccine choice petition to prevent signatures from reaching 100,000 threshold.

 

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048806_vaccine_petition_White_House_fraud.html#ixzz3TBech3VJ     

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Just so you know where to vote with your dollars. http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/meas92-prop105.0211.1500px.jpg   

For complete article go to this link.  http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/10/biotech-agribusinesses-spending-heavily-defeat-state-gmo-food-labeling-votes/

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Scientists theorize that the reason gluten is causing these digestive system problems is due to the excessive hybridization of wheat over the last 50 years, which has created newly modified gluten molecules that are foreign to the human digestive system compared to the ancient wheat that humans ate for several thousand years historically, and even compared to the wheat that your grandparents ate 50+ years ago.     Some of you may want to watch this video.  It’s how it can, and used to be done.  I have Brown’s ACREs presentation at the last conference.  Very Good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yPjoh9YJMk&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 3/1/2015 8:05pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Remember, if you're wanting pork or beef you need to send an email, and I can put you on my list for this year.
  • I sure hope everyone watched the eight part video I just sent Thursday night.  It may have been confusing due to the introduction concerning the  increasing vertical integration of the beef industry.  The link was at the bottom.  The video was about the vertical integration of the poultry industry as a warning to the beef producers. This lawsuit (filed by contract growers against Perdue)just happened last week.  I doubt you'll see any mention of this in the media.  If you need plans for a chicken tractor, stop by.  Raise your own.  They'll be in the freezer before they start crowing.  Your neighbor won't even know, and when you give them a nice fresh chicken, you can then tell them you raised them in your backyard.  Or get on Virginia's list.
  • How many have seen the Farxiga tv ad?  Wow, there's more side effects than info about the drug.  Such happy faces and happy music.  It even removes some of the sugar from your body.  There's a lot easier way to remove the sugar.  Oh yes, you may even see an ad from a law firm that has a class action lawsuit against the drug company.  Our FDA has sure been busy conducting safety studies. Ha.
  • Last issue of ACREs magazine had an excellent interview with Dr. Christine Jones.   

Acres USA:  Are you a cancer survivor?

Jones:  Yes, I am, which is basically why I do what I do ... .

Acres USA:  You say it's not just the toxins in our food that are the problem, but the use of biocides-chemicals that kill living organisms-which reduce the nutrient content of food.  And you attribute that nutrient reduction to the inhibition of the plant-microbial bridge.

Jones:  Spot on. If the plant -microbe bridge has been blown, it's not possible for us to obtain the trace minerals our bodies need in order to prevent cancer--and a range of other metabolic disorders.  Cancer is not a transmissible disease.  It's simply the inability our bodies to prevent abnormal cells from replicating.  To date, the response to the cancer crisis has revolved around constructing more oncology units and employing more oncologists and more research.  The big breakthrough in cancer prevention will be in changing the way we produce our food. 

  • Well stated.  We need to keep our immune systems, gut biome at peak performance.  To make sure they are on their "A" game, feed the good guys with home made kraut (it's real easy to make),  your own yogurt (not store stuff) and be sure to throw in some turmeric.  Try to minimize contact with the 80,000 chemicals, only 2-3000 have been tested.  Hold your breath when you shop the isle with the cleaning products.  A blind person can find that aisle.  Now is the time to order your garden seeds for this next year.   Debra  has our plant bench full and hasn't even started the tomatoes and peppers.
  • I finished the book, Defending Beef.  I know why they chose that title. Niman, who has a law degree, attacks all the various objections to the ruminant( the cow) with the thoroughness of a defense attorney in the court of public opinion.  I highly recommend the book.  Be sure to read chapter 8.

     

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  • Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crop System Puts Monarch Butterflies at Brink of Extinction. The KC Star published my letter to the editor a week ago Saturday, re the demise of the monarch.

    http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/06/monsantos-roundup-ready-crop-system-puts-monarch-butterflies-brink-extinction/
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  •     Food Sovereignty: A New Mandate for Food and Farm Policyby John Ikerd http://www.agdevjournal.com/attachments/article/511/JAFSCD-Ikerd-Food-Sovereignty-Column-February-2015.pdf   
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  • Paid by Monsanto...Check out who is paying for research at our Ag universities.

     http://farmwars.info/?p=13887&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29   

 

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  • The city of Des Moines, Iowa, located in the heart of farming country, is tired of footing the bill for cleaning up after surrounding farms. So city officials are taking their complaint to court.  On January 9, 2015, the city sent a letter to three northwest counties, announcing its intent to sue the counties for polluting central Iowa’s drinking water.  http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/10/clean-big-ags-mess /    
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  • The Unexpected Implications of Industry Involvement in Trans Fat Research

  • "Schleifer believes the trans fat case shows two sides of the same coin. First, it confirms that industry indeed “meddles in science in order to defend their products.” But it also demonstrates that sometimes corporations will use negative findings to “persuade themselves that a product needs to be changed.” That’s a good thing. It’s unfortunate it doesn’t happen quicker, and more often, and in more branches of industry.  I personally feel there are a number of industries that have and continue to fight tooth and nail against evidence showing their products to be very harmful. The tobacco and chemical technology industries are but two examples where you’d be hard-pressed to find any real shifts in position based on their own research."
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    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/22/trans-fat-research-bias.aspx?e_cid=20150222Z1_PRSNL_art_1&utm_source=prmrsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150222Z1&et_cid=DM68424&et_rid=851588689 



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 2/26/2015 9:18pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

I don't usually send out an UPDATE during the week, but I just received this email from R-CAlf. I have belonged to this organization for several years.  They are, in my judgment, the only cattle organization who is truly dedicated to the preservation of the independent cattle industry.
I think they are sending this email and link to the video to hopefully make cattle producers aware of what and how the Big Four beef processors are planning to gain control and to vertically integrate and control the beef industry.


"

Hello All,

 

Below is a documentary that aired on Fusion cable last night.  It's about how the meatpackers have captured the chicken industry.  Dudley Butler is included in this story.  This is the model the packers are now applying in the beef industry.  Yes, the beef industry is very different from the poultry industry, but the strategy remains the same:  1. Controll access to the market; 2. Promise producers timely market access if they enter contracts; 3. When the price-discovery market is eliminated, dictate prices and terms to producers; 3. Transform the marketing contracts into production contracts to dictate what genetics are to be used and what production practices must be performed.  As the documentary reveals, the USDA is helping the packers to accomplish their goal of capturing the livestock and poultry supply chains away from independent producers.

 

This story should be spread far and wide.  "

 

http://interactive.fusion.net/cock-fight/ 

 

Contact Virginia and order your chickens.  They are raised right!!!  I steer clear of chicken on restaurant menus.  I have complained several times to Panera that they have way too many (CAFO)chicken items on their menu.

 

 

 

 

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 2/22/2015 8:33pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Finished another batch of kraut.  The new system worked just fine.  We have several of the sets available ($15).  We also have two yogurt makers ($24).
  • My letter to the Star on the monarchs was published this past Saturday.  We need to get the KC Food Circle more active in food, ag, health issues.  I'll keep trying.
  • The last hog purchase was great.  The prices have dropped a bunch.  I had a half extra, and it's going in my freezer.  I will try to get Gilbert's to experiment on some cuts that I learned from Cole Ward's presentation at the recent ACREs conference.  I'll still cure and smoke the bacons.
  • The spreadsheets (Excel) I use to track the beef cattle were not very sophisticated.  I have searched for a software program (commercial or from a university), and all were way too complicated.  I called an Ag professor at the local university and thought he would surely have a source.  He had the same response and used a self developed spread sheet.  So, I decided I'd develop my own and now have a very user friendly Excel spread sheet that calculates everything.    
  • I started reading a new book, Defending Beef, by Nicolette Hahn Niman.  I haven't finished it, but I've read enough to highly recommend it.  It's one of those books that one wishes would be in the local library.  I won't waste my time looking.   Several years ago I donated books to the local library and found  out how their system for including books works. (Most end up in their book sale.) My library is right here in our living room. 
  •  We are losing Cindy Hoedel's column in  the KC Star Magazine which is ending.  What a shame.  I looked forward each Sunday for her article.  You can find her at bit.ly/cindyhoedel and in selected feature sections of the Star.
  • http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article5555334.html       

 

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  • Over the years,  cholesterol became a household word for something you must keep as low as possible, or suffer the consequences. Today, dietary fat and cholesterol are typically still portrayed as the worst foods you can consume. This is unfortunate, as these myths are actually harming your health. 1 Cholesterol is one of the most important molecules in your body; indispensable for the building of cells and for producing stress and sex hormones, as well as vitamin D. Since the cholesterol hypothesis is false, this also means that the recommended therapies—low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, and cholesterol lowering medications—are doing more harm than good. “Press your doctor to review and assess the other often overlooked but possibly more important factors that can shed a brighter light on your unique situation – namely tests which look at hs-C-reactive protein, particle sizes of the LDL cholesterol (sometimes called NMR Lipoprofile), Lipoprotein (a) and serum fibrinogen. These measurable physical clues will help fill in a few more pieces of the puzzle, and enable you and your doctor to develop a more customized program to help manage your risk, with or without cholesterol drugs. If your doc’s not interested in looking under the medical hood, then it may be time to switch to a new mechanic.
  •  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/12/7-factors-cholesterol-levels.aspx?e_cid=20150112Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150112Z1&et_cid=DM64853&et_rid=802951320   

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A corporate power grab is underway, so where's the media?

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Monsanto’s Roundup. Enough to Make You Sick.





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 2/15/2015 9:04pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Waiting for the snow tonight.  I wonder where that guy is that stopped by last summer and informed me that "you don't have anything to do, the cows do it all".  Well, in single digit temperatures and a strong wind with a tractor with no cab, it gets cold real fast feeding hay.   
  • Yesterday it was warm and I prepositioned several bales to eliminate a half mile of driving in the cold.  Still pretty cold especially driving into the wind.  
  • Last week in the Update, I shared some thoughts on the meaning of the word "science" as being used in today's debates on myriad of topics.  Part of that referred to a book review in the latest issue of Wise Traditions.  There was another review in that issue,Science for Sale, by David L. Lewis, PhD.  And this past week Farm Wars had an article by Barbara Peterson, Paid by Monsanto.  I'm providing the link to that article,  http://farmwars.info/?p=13887&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FarmWars+%28Farm+Wars%29   
  • Her article pertains to ag related research, but someone could write on the same topic for many of our disciplines, health, food etc. 

Interested in cancer? Here is the other side of the pink story. 

http://foodmatters.tv/content/top-10-cancer-documentaries-of-all-time?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FM+NL+-+February+4+2015&utm_content=FM+NL+-+February+4+2015+CID_0999ef92b372cffd6d553a0d60a85206&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor%20Email%20Marketing&utm_term=10%20favorite%20cancer%20documentaries%20of%20all%20time    

A Corporate Coup d’Etat

  http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/04/corporate-coup-detat/      We finally won (Feb 9,2015).  It’s hard to believe.  This has been ongoing for several years.   Washington, D.C. - In papers filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, industry opponents to the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This ends the lawsuit, American Meat Institute (AMI) et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture et al., originally filed in July 2013 by domestic and international meatpackers and trade groups that sought to strike-down the popular labeling law that informs consumers where the meat they purchase was born, raised, and slaughtered.  

Ice Cream Giant Announces Plans to Stop Using Milk From Cows Treated With Artificial Hormone rBST

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/02/08/ice-cream-giant-announces-plans-stop-using-milk-cows-treated-artificial-hormone-rbst/   





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 2/8/2015 9:28pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I have included two letters I sent to the KC Star recently.  They haven't been published, so I guess I'll have to do it.  I wish they would check writer's submissions closer.  It would also be helpful to publish letters sooner that attempt to clarify a submission.  They will be at the end of this UPDATE.
  • Now that you have checked the Cornucopia web site results for yogurt, you will see why many of our customers make their own.  If you can boil water, you can make yogurt.  It is also a way to make store milk have a whole lot more value.  We still have some yogurt makers for sale.
  • I started a new batch of kraut with my new fermenting items.  They are sure easy to use.  A set costs $15.
  • Let's all take a deep breath on the latest media craze, measles.  I received the latest issue of Wise Traditions from the Weston A Price foundation and they had a book review of Anatomy of an Epidemic, by Robert Whitaker.  After reading what was done to, and is still being done to people with "mental disorders" one can only question what "good" science, or as some in the media and politics refer to as "sound" science really means.  What doctors did to patients was done based on science, as perceived to be true then.  Hopefully, we have learned that science, good, sound or otherwise is not static.  Maybe in the future, and hopefully not to distant future, we will consider that maintaining a well functioning immune system is the best way to ensure our health.  Anyone not maintaining a viable immune system with today's plethora of  processed food and the every present sea of toxic chemicals must be trusting Big Pharma. 
  • Grass fed milk is $10.30/gal at Natural Grocer's.  Ground beef is $8.49.  A pork shoulder roast is $14.29.  And an arm roast was $10.49, and it had a bone in it at least 3 inches in diameter.  Bones are great, but not at that price.

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The Bitter Truth About Sugar

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/31/bitter-truth-sugar.aspx?e_cid=20150111Z1_PRSNL_MC_1&utm_source=prmrsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mc1&utm_campaign=20150111Z1&et_cid=DM64837&et_rid=800048714    

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Cindy Hoedel: I love red meat, rich foods and science says it’s OK

THIS WAS IN THE KC STAR’S SUNDAY MAGAZINE.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article5555334.html#storylink=cpy

 

TWO LETTERS

The “GOODNESS OF GRAPES” that occurred in a recent Letter to the Editor is because of GENETIC SELECTION thanks to a guy with the last name of Thompson.  It had absolutely nothing to do with injecting genes foreign to that plant to create a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).  Likewise the apple that the MD gets at the grocery has been GENETICALLY SELECTED, otherwise we would still be eating apples the size of crabapples.  And bananas would be very small with large seeds.  Plant selection and plant breeding ARE NOT, I repeat ARE NOT the same as what the bio-tech industry is doing to change the genetics of a particular species by injecting it with genes from another species. I recently overheard an ignorant lady explain that GMO’s are not harmful and that, for example, if you cross an Angus cow with a Hereford you will get a genetically modified animal.  The MD stated that “we have for years eaten genetically modified organisms created by nature”.  Really, created by nature??  I think, based on this “educated” MD’s letter, he may want to get out his old text books.  Oh yes, “you should ask your health care provider if this is right for you”. No thank you.   I prefer to do my own research.      

 

 

Bloomberg business editors need to read The Meat Racket, by Christopher Leonard and they would know how the chicken business really works.  In the Jan 27 Business section of the Star, Chicken Wing Inflation needs to be fact checked.  “American farmers are giving their chickens extra feed” is erroneous in that the chicken contract growers (not  my definition of a farmer) have no control on what their millions of birds are fed. Furthermore, you can’t give a CAFO bird more to eat.  They are on full feed from day one, with lighting controlled to insure the maximum time for eating.  They are harvested at 4 to 4.5 pounds.  If kept on feed longer they will die as their bodies outgrow their organs. The feed is totally controlled by the vertical integrator, Tyson , Perdue et al..  I’d be very surprised that they adjusted their feeding formulas/rations. They are able to produce the same bird cheaper since input costs are lower.  So why is the price of wings increasing? Corporate profits are getting fat and it’s not the wings.  





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