Tag Archives: food politics

Fat! What Is It Good For?

If you’ve been on your self-health adventure for any length of time, you already know that one of the most frustrating conversations you can have with people who simply follow the status quo is about fat. More specifically, the need to avoid it when we’re trying to lose weight. Lately, I’ve given up pointing out […]

Synthetically Modified Food—Another Reason to Worry?

GMO corn

A lot of people are freaking out about GMOs—and for good reason. The public has been lied to many times regarding food safety, so it’s no surprise we’re paranoid. How can we overlook mistakes like this old ad: “DDT is good for me-e-e!” While the GMO debate rages, now there’s a new kid on the […]

The Real Thanksgiving Story…and Some Great Nourishing Traditions Recipes

Among the many things I’ve read over time that left a big impact on me, there’s one I’ve been saving to share with my readers. It’s about one of our most loved American traditions: Thanksgiving.  A big thanks to Richard J. Marbury for bringing us up to date on what the first Thanksgiving was really […]

To the Almonds! It’s Super Bee!

The netting might be relatively opaque and difficult to see through, but you can be sure that there are millions of living honeybees riding on the trailer. When the truck says something about honey, bees, or apiaries, what’s riding is probably live insects. (Photo by Hackenberg Apiaries, used with permission from Dave Hackenberg, commercial beekeeper.) […]

Bee Safe Neighborhoods

By Donald Studinski, based on original text by David Braden, Director of Living Systems Institute Living Systems Institute (LSI), a non-profit operating in Golden, Colorado, and Honeybee Keep, a commercial beekeeping business operating in Broomfield, Colorado, have joined forces to sponsor the Bee Safe Neighborhoods program. We pose this question: “Do you want a healthy […]

Beekeepers Need a Living Wage

Don Studinski works the bees for customer Jamie Ngo. This colony is called Sugarloaf 13. Jamie pays an annual pollination fee which helps keep the beekeeper alive. (Photo by Jamie Ngo) I love my fellow beekeepers. Of course we disagree on small, unimportant details, but overall this is a wonderful bunch of people whose hearts […]

Raw Milk Battle Royale

The battle for raw milk is on! Bills to legalize or expand raw milk sales are pending in thirteen state legislatures. Is your state on the list? Find out at the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund website. You can also find out where the issue of raw milk stands in your state by visiting the Real […]

The Fat Truth

Finally, the truth about fat. You can have your bacon and eat it, too: “The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease.” Good thing we’ve been listening to Dr. Royal Lee. Listen for yourself: Eat Animal Fats, Lose Weight: 1964 Photo from iStock/Demid

Silent Sting: Plight of the Pollinators

Spraying poison on almonds

In the middle of an almond orchard, a tractor sprays the trees in bloom RIGHT NEXT to the honeybee hives. Of course, it must be lemonade they are spraying, right? They would never spray insecticide or fungicide right next to the hives, right? As far as honeybees are concerned, what happens in Southern California early […]

Happy Hunting at the Selene River Press Historical Archives

brain switch

Feed your brain with the SRP Historical Archives, a FREE database of articles from the earliest days of nutrition research. If you haven’t discovered the Selene River Press Historical Archives, you’re in for an eye-opening education. Here you’ll find a remarkable collection of research and commentary from the earliest days of nutrition science. There are […]

Check Out SRP’s New Blog and Sign up for the Weekly Blog Recap

At Selene River Press, we’re excited about our new website and our new blog. The SRP Blog is your new place to go to find out about important educational events, get luscious and healthy recipes, stay ahead with current nutrition news, read fascinating articles in the SRP Historical Archives, and find out valuable information in […]

Dinner with the “Lunatic Farmer”

Joel Salatin, prolific writer and owner of Polyface Farms in Virginia, will be in Masonville at Sunrise Ranch on September 13, 2013, to speak at a fund-raising event for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Sponsored by the Fort Collins Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Table Culinary Academy at Sunrise Ranch, this […]