Category Archives: Food in the News

Depraved Nutrition Amid Caloric Affluence

It only costs eight bucks. And it’s a quick read. But Pottenger’s Cats: A Study in Nutrition foretold the nightmarish results of dietary experimentation on the American population. “We now observe in the human race the successive generational decline, exogenously imposed, by a degrading food supply. All this is done not for the good of […]

What’s Lurking in Your Beer?

What’s in your beer besides beer? Take a look at this list from the Food Babe before you lift your glass. She includes high fructose corn syrup, propylene glycol, GMO sugars, artificial colorings, and other nasty stuff in a list you will find useful if you drink beer. Who would’ve thought there’d be ingredients in […]

A Wealth of Health Resources: The Weston A. Price Foundation

In 1939, Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist with a passion for nutrition research, published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. This classic reference documents the detrimental effects of processed, refined diets on dental health. Dr. Price had done clinical and laboratory studies in search of the causes of poor dental health but then ingeniously decided to […]

Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal

Joel Salatin wants to give curious young apprentices hands-on training with the animals at his farm. He wants to sell his neighbor’s pickles and salsa along with his own fresh meat and dairy products. He wants to give educational tours of his farm to classes of young students. Mostly, he wants to empower Americans to […]

Stand with Your Farmer

Food is always in the news because our fight to protect our right to good food is alive and well. And that fight is on 24/7 because of government overreach and overregulation. Imagine people who are willing to work hard on the land and in the barn every day to bring superior nutrition to your […]

Lactose Is Not Another Demon in Your Gut

“I’m lactose intolerant, but I have no problem drinking goat milk,” my friend Lauren lamented recently. Lactose intolerance is yet another demon that haunts us these days, so you’re probably hearing your friends and family dealing with it. Let’s look a little closer: Lactose is a simple milk sugar. The lactose in goat milk is […]

Gluten Is Not the Demon in Your Gut

Gluten sensitivity is another demon in what seems an endless march of demons entering our lives each day that we eat farther from the Garden of Traditional Foods. Although many of us have become gluten sensitive, that is not the whole story. Gluten is formed from a combination of naturally occurring proteins in wheat and […]

Heroes of Individual Food Rights Unite!

Has anyone noticed the growth of government lately? Did you ever think you’d be looking over your shoulder just for making personal food choices? You are free to buy cigarettes that the Surgeon General plasters with health warnings on the top 50 percent of both the front and rear panels of each cigarette package. Yes, […]

God Bless the Italians!

It is finally happening: A four-decade ban on importing salumi from certain locales in Italy will end on May 28, 2013. Salumi is, of course, the name for Italian dried cured meats, most of them raw. This means enzymes in the meat, instead of being destroyed by heat, can break down proteins over months into a variety […]

Get Off the Corn Syrup!

Where are the honeybees disappearing to? Scientists increasingly believe several interacting factors—from disease-carrying parasites to poor nutrition to pesticides—are responsible for the mass die-off. For instance, studies show that exposure to even nonfatal levels of neonicotinoids may make bees more susceptible to disease. But nothing makes a living creature more susceptible than malnutrition. Commercial beekeepers feed […]

Boys on Soy Formula

Soy infant formula should only be used as a last resort, says the Israeli Health Ministry, French Food Agency, German Institute of Risk Assessment, British Dietetic Association and other government health organizations around the world. As far back as 1999, warnings about soy and infant formula have rocked our world. In this shocking letter, two FDA toxicology experts officially […]

Truth or Fiction: Protecting GMOs

This past year, the Consolidated Continuing Appropriations Act 2013, to provide funding for various federal agencies through the end of the 2013 fiscal year, was passed. The contents of Section 735, which has been called the “Farm Provision” or the “Monsanto Protection Act, are startling: For the first time in our food chain, not even a judiciary […]

Raw Milk for Rosy Cheeks

What d’you s’pose gave those British girls their rosy cheeks and great bone structure back in the day? Could it ‘ave been the raw milk and cream, luv? Raw amino acids, critical to collagen and protein production, figured into the diet of every indigenous person, be it fish, dairy and fermented dairy, or meats (salami […]