Posted by: cindydyer | November 14, 2009

Food Safety News

hidastabeanReported by Mary Ellen Ryall

If you have the opportunity, please read Food, Inc. The book, edited by Karl Weber, teaches about “How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer—And What You Can Do About it.” It is a participant guide to Food, Inc., a must-see film to comprehend why we need to talk about feeding ourselves with local grown produce and grass fed dairy, meat and poultry. Right: Native Hidasta beans grown by Rochelle Becker

The exciting news is that Walmart is now getting involved in the organic movement. When America buys “organic” the big box stores listen. Thank goodness people vote with their pocket books. In my mind, there is no sense in arguing with the multi-national industrialized food czars. In the end the buying public decides. Choose healthy naturally grown foods meaning non-packaged foods to support health.

Joel Salatin is featured in Food, Inc. He is the owner of Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Salatin is featured in Michael Pollen’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

sandyseedsaveOfficers of Happy Tonics had the honor of speaking before Mr. Salatin at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College Sustainable Living Conference in Hayward, Wisconsin, on 25 September 2009. Sandy Stein spoke about the Three Sisters Garden (corn, beans and squash). I addressed Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations of the Midwest and affect on migrating monarch butterflies. Left: Sandy Stein leads a breakout session in seed saving.

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