Thursday, January 17, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Today, I no longer drink cow’s milk. You’d think it wouldn’t have taken me so long to make the switch since my son is allergic to all milk and dairy products, but it did.
I’ve been a milk addict since I was very young. I literally cried when we ran out! It wasn’t until recently that I really began to investigate the links between our need for mass producing food and the effects it has on the treatment of animals. My husband grew up on a farm in Germany. He often reminisses about the cows on his farm that were as gentle and playful as the family dog. They’d follow him around and he’d give them treats. It wasn’t easy to see them on the dinner table, but that was acceptable. They were cattle farmers. They always treated their cattle as pets.
Here in the states, it’s different. I’ve never spent much time on a dairy farm, but I did live in the central valley in California for many years. Driving by thousands upon thousands of cows in the pastures, the cows looked happy to me. It wasn’t until I actually toured one of these dairy farms that I saw the machines and cattle corrals inside those big barns that got me thinking. It’s not necessarily a nice way to milk a cow. But the reality was that these dairy farms weren’t mistreating their cows, but were doing much more harm to the environment than anyone ever noticed.
http://www.peta.org/ How much PUSS is in your milk? Ewwww!
CHINESE and Japanese tea makers have been right all along. According to German medical scientists, the western habit of mixing milk with a cup of tea is bad for your heart. See this article here.
I thought this was funny, literally. I was reading all of these exerpts from medical professionals, not just in the United States, but in China and Germany as well, when I came upon this. It was a defensive remark made by (anonymous) the “dairy council” . When it comes to nutrition, people should listen to health and nutrition experts — not animal-rights activists, the National Dairy Council believes. Ok, I’ll take their advice too. Duh!
So,what do you think? Remember what happened to Oprah when she said “meat made her fat” so be careful in your reply, you may be monitored for training purposes! lol
Monday, January 7, 2008
I ran out and purchased some woolite carpet cleaner and guess what? I didn't work. I then took my camera with the picture to Home Depot and got some Resolve cleaner. It was supposed to be the best according the home depot helper. So I tried that. Twice. It turned the stain brown, but it was even darker.
So I thought I’d try to use a peroxide based oxy/enzyme cleaner from Shaklee called Nature Bright. I took a before picture, because I thought, if this works, it’ll just be too good to be true!
So here’s the before pic:
And after the first try, it got a LOT lighter, and without bleaching out the beige color of my carpet too! I was stoked! I tried it one more time and viola!
Here’s the after pic:
It’s a miracle! I had to show everyone and their mother! I can’t believe a natural, earth friendly, human friendly product could get out that stain AND…. it was an entire YEAR later!
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Sunday, January 6, 2008
The $515.7 billion bill (why the need for all that money??) that passed the House of Representatives late Monday (12/17/07) directs the FDA to complete further review and analysis before issuing a final decision on cloning. A similar measure was included in the farm bill that passed in the Senate last week.
I think this is a big deal. The "need" for cloning would be to claim it's a "name brand" so they can make more money off of a patented process. I believe there's no way it could be healthier when it's been genetically altered.
“I’ve looked at the immune response of hundreds of young pigs and I’ve never seen anything that low until I looked at a clone,” remarked Jeff Carroll, leader of the study. Full article here: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/food-technologies/cloning/cloned-animals-dinner
My husband and I were talking about it thismorning. He was raised a cattle farmer in Germany. He knows what he's talking about when he says, don't eat anything that's been raised on a "corporate farm".
Cloning would also make the prices go down, which hurts our farmers and in the end, us all. This allows for too much control over the food industry and could easily be cut off or regulated like the price of gas.
I send letters, sign petitions and join action groups who have power in numbers in washington and ONLY buy from organic, non cloning farmers. Our purchase power is the loudest voice we have! (use it or lose it!)