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“Ingredients” Documentary on Local Food Systems

Monday, April 16, 2012 20:42 1 Comment

Last night I watched an excellent documentary that is available for instant viewing on Netflix – “Ingredients.” The movie discusses the alternative food supply – locally grown food – that is essentially a backlash against the failings of the industrial food model. This is a terrific film that mostly focuses on farms in Oregon that supply [...]

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What is in Your Child’s Federal Lunch? 7M Pounds Of Scrap.

Friday, March 9, 2012 21:46 2 Comments

The Yahoo headline makes it quite clear: “Seven Million Pounds of “Pink Slime” Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program.” I blogged about these pink slime-ammonia burgers back in February. While the libertarianoids like to wax poetic about the free market-ness of McDonald’s and Taco Bell, here is the story of the real free market at [...]

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Their Plates Ain’t My Plate

Monday, March 5, 2012 3:33 4 Comments

Spot the differences between the government’s “MyPlate” (2nd one down) and the Harvard version of MyPlate. A little, but not a lot. Harvard: eat cheap sugar and carbs, but make sure it is “whole grain.” Oh, and limit that red meat (echoing the government buzzwords).   On the other hand, this is definitely MyPlate.  

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Joel Salatin Interviews

Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:57 1 Comment

Over at Robb Wolf’s blog there is a great string of blogs going up from a contributing blogger and real foodist, Amber Karnes. Amber has put up interesting video interviews of driving and chatting with Joel Salatin. Parts I and II are up. Note in Part II where Joel talks about a “scale” rating individual [...]

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Joel Salatin on Twinkies vs Raw Milk

Sunday, July 17, 2011 16:23 No Comments

Here’s Joel Salatin at the 2:50 mark of the video, stating that he thinks it is pretty amazing that we have a government that decides it is perfectly safe to feed your kids ho-ho cakes, Twinkies, and mountain dew, but its unsafe to feed them raw milk. If you are the kind of person who [...]

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