Friday, September 17, 2010

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Moving in the right direction!

Dispensing antibiotics to healthy animals is routine on the large, concentrated farms that now dominate American agriculture. But the practice is increasingly condemned by medical experts who say it contributes to a growing scourge of modern medicine: the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including dangerous E. coli strains that account for millions of bladder infections each year, as well as resistant types of salmonella and other microbes.

“Is producing the cheapest food in the world our only goal?” asked Dr. Gail R. Hansen, a veterinarian and senior officer of the Pew Charitable Trusts, which has campaigned for new limits on farm antibiotics. “Those who say there is no evidence of risk are discounting 40 years of science. To wait until there’s nothing we can do about it doesn’t seem like the wisest course.”

High Fructose Corn Syrup Might Become "Corn Sugar"
Just fyi - it will still be the same thing. Here's the Skinny + Fat versions.

Some interesting ideas/suggestions and things to ask yourself. Here's an example of one: Don't compare prices between farmers who are trying to do this for a living and those that do it only as a hobby (and don't have to make a living from what they produce and sell).

Eating asparagus out of season? It's probably coming from Peru. Check out this article... it might have us asking the same questions in the above. Water, money, aid- it's all mixed up. Great article!

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