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Posted 5/4/2015 9:59pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Green Pastures order will be here tomorrow.  If you ordered something it will here for pickup.
  • The martins and the barn swallows have returned and even though they were late this year, we're glad to have them.  We have a new martin house for this year, and it is filling up.
  • Several of the interviews this past week on the Food Revolution Summit were very good.  I especially liked Joel Fuhrman, Eric Schlosser, Robyn O'brien, and Alisa Gravitz on bees and monarchs.
  • I called my state senator and had to leave a message.  I guess they are real busy.  I left a question regarding spray drift that may occur as production agriculture sprays herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides on their crops.  Still no response.  Guess I'll call again this week.
  • Remember when the Corn Refiners Association tried to change the designation for high fructose corn syrup to the new name "corn sugar" and the FDA refused?   Well, now you need to be on the lookout for "fructose" or "crystalline fructose".  General Mills claims"no high fructose syrup" on their Vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon Chex box and in truth it does have HFCS only they just "changed the name".  I just saw an ad for Heinz' new catsup and they are saying no HFCS.  I guess we'll have to fact check that.  Who can you trust???  I learned about the name change in the latest issue of Wise Traditions.  Great quarterly publication from the WAPF.
  • For you living in the city and who stay on four lane highways, I'll try to be your eyes and ears for what is happening in rural areas.  You just don't see this stuff at 70 mph on an interstate.   The Star had a front page article on the price of beef.  Most was correct, but an important part was omitted that has to do with the USDA farm policy in allowing monocropping of land that traditionally has been pasture land.  Land owners are terracing and tiling (cost shared with your tax dollars) what usually is referred to as "hill ground" and with the tax payer subsidized crop insurance are converting that land to soy and corn.  Result, fewer acres for pasture land for cattle production.  So now we have the hill ground being terraced and that should solve the potential erosion.  As I've said in previous UPDATES, it does not solve erosion, just slows it.   And the producers are NOT farming "on the contour".  If you look closely now that the corn plants are small, you'll see they are simply going "round and round", up over the terrace and thereby negating the supposed benefit of the terrace.  I guess that's easiest and allows for their GPS units to make sure they get the exact number of plants per acre.  Also, it makes it easier and less destructive to use their sprayers. 
  • I attended the Wes Jackson presentation at UMKC this past week.  I was hoping to see Roy Blunt, Pat Robertson or Vicky.  No luck.  They were not there.  I guess they are still drinking the same kool-aid.
  • Looks like this is going to be a very good year for our orchard crops.  I'm sure glad I got that Holistic Orchard DVD.
  • We have lost six huge oak trees.  It is a job getting them down and the fire wood cut out and the rest chipped.  We have a wagon load to spread tomorrow and will be planting our tomatoes.  I planted 10 hickory, ten persimmon, eight hazelnut, ten white pines, two chestnuts and two gooseberries.  I also planted ten Acai berries.

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Non-GMO corn offers far more nutrition without the poison, study shows Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/049515_GMO_corn_nutrient_content_glyphosate.html#ixzz3YfADxloG  


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 4/26/2015 8:43pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Hope everyone took the time to watch Origins.  If you need the link it was in my last UPDATE.
  • The Food Revolution is currently underway.  The interviews will be this week.  They are available live during the morning and are posted for just 24 hours.  I listened to three of the interviews today while watching a baseball game.  There's nothing to watch, so tune in and learn about the food revolution that is underway.   Two were especially good.  If you get this in time you still can get Andrew Kimbrell and Jeffery Smith.  Here is the link for the replays, http://summit.foodrevolution.org/replays .  to sign up to get the daily notices use this link, http://summit.foodrevolution.org/broadcasts .  Smith tells about the Artic apple and the Simplot potato.
  • We could add one or two milk customers with pick up on Saturdays.
  • The last dirt hogs were a real bargain.  They were 20 cents per pound less than just a month ago.  If interested I'll add you to my list.
  • Wes Jackson, founder of the Land Institute in Salina,KS will be in KC this coming Wednesday evening.  Call 816-235-6222 to reserve a seat.  Event will be held at UMKC.
  • Every one of my fruit tree grafts were successful.   I'm sure everyone has heard that planting an apple seed in hopes of getting a tree that is identical to the apple the seed came from is one in a thousand.  So go ahead and plant some seeds and get your apple tree growing.  You may be lucky and get an apple even better that the original.  If not,  get some scions and graft on four or five different varieties of apple and then you can harvest apples sequentially.  Just make sure the varieties ripen at different times.  You can have your own apple orchard in your backyard from just one tree.  I sure most Home Owners Associations will allow a tree, but would frown on an orchard of ten apple trees.

Turmeric is having a health food revival, and it may be for good reason! As one of the most studied spices, according to the National Institutes of Health, researchers have looked at turmeric as a natural alternative to treat a variety of common ailments. .With thousands of years of documented usage, turmeric has been used to treat everything from high blood pressure to arthritis and depression throughout the ages. This yellow orange root can be used in cooking or taken orally in capsule form.   http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/is-turmeric-more-effective-than-these-5-otc-medications?utm_source=litn&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=&utm_campaign=03_30_15 



How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/17/400391693/how-the-food-industry-relies-on-scientists-with-big-tobacco-ties?sc=tw  

 

 No, McDonald's is not removing all antibiotics from its chicken. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/049354_McDonalds_antibiotics_chicken_McNuggets.html#ixzz3XiRmPBh4

 

     #3 Robyn O’Brien: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick The third in a series of videos intended to whet your appetite and help you start activating your own food revolution even before the Food Revolution Summit begins. If you missed video #’s 1 and 2, we encourage you to watch them first. -          See more at: http://summit.foodrevolution.org/resources-3#sthash.x511Izjm.dpuf    http://summit.foodrevolution.org/resources-3 

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 4/19/2015 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

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(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.


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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