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Breezy Hill Farm Update Jan. 20, 2019

Posted 1/20/2019 8:04pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The next ground beef pick up date will be Feb. 2 at the farm from 12-1pm.  On Jan. 30 I'll have the numbers and will be sending an email to those on the list.  There will not be enough for all the requests, so I was able to schedule another date in Feb.  Those not getting their request filled will move to the top of the list for that harvest.
  • Wow, 11+ inches of snow and then temperatures near or just above freezing and that means MUD.  It's much better to have the ground frozen.  
  • We are caught up on Dirt Hogs.  Those on the list will be getting an email next week.  We are sure enjoying our pork from the last one.  We had a pork roast with our homemade kraut and it was excellent.

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On October 9, the Organic Consumers Association reported that samples of Maseca white and yellow corn flour tested positive for concerning levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.

Testing also revealed that the some Maseca flour samples tested as high as 94.15 percent for the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO). That’s a startling finding, given that GMO crops are not allowed to be grown commercially in Mexico. Those findings can mean only one thing—Mexico-based Gruma, which owns the Maseca brand, is importing GMO corn from the U.S. to produce its flour, sold all over the world, including in Mexico and the U.S.

Maseca, the leading global brand of Mexican corn flours, plainly states on its website:

“MASECA is made of 100% natural corn and is vital for the good diet, its high nutritional value and is synonym of health and energy.”

And yet, our tests show that samples of both white and yellow Maseca brand flours contain traces of Monsanto’sRoundup weedkiller. Tests also show that most of the flours are made with GMO corn.

That’s bad news for U.S. consumers. It’s even worse news for consumers in Mexico, who might rightly assume that the Mexican brand of corn flour they use to make tortillas wouldn’t be made from GMO corn—because open-field growing of GMO corn is prohibited in Mexico.

Are those tortillas you've been making with Maseca flour toxic?

 

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Eating too much damaged omega-6 fat and too little animal-based omega-3 sets the stage for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, depression, Alzheimer's and more

  • Research shows replacing saturated fat with omega-6 oils raises your risk of death if you have heart disease

  • Omega-6 fat in and of itself is not the problem. Linoleic acid is also found in foods such as nuts, seeds and eggs, and is important for health. The problem is that we now eat far too much of it, and in oxidized form

  • Omega-6 linoleic acid reduces omega-3 in your body by competing with the omega-3 ALA for metabolism to the longer chained PUFAs, EPA and DHA

  • Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is initiated by the oxidation of the linoleic acid inside the LDL particles, and oxidized LDL is associated with the development of atherosclerosis.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/10/01/omega-6-vegetable-oils-promote-heart-disease.aspx

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Sanderson Farms, the third-largest poultry producer in the U.S., has stood firm against the tide of calls to reduce antibiotic use, vowing to continue using the drugs in their chickens, going so far as to use it as a selling point

  • Sanderson Farms advertises their chicken as 100 percent natural. However, tests reveal a number of questionable and potentially hazardous drugs in Sanderson’s chicken

  • Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against Sanderson June 22, 2017, alleging the company’s “100% Natural” claim is false and misleading, as testing reveals their chickens contain human and veterinary antibiotics, tranquilizers, growth hormones, steroids and pesticides

  • Sanderson’s motion to dismiss the case was recently denied and the lawsuit will move forward

  • Public pressure is finally starting to pay off. November 30, 2018, Sanderson announced it will discontinue two antibiotics deemed medically important for humans for disease prevention by March 1, 2019

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/18/sanderson-farms-cafo-chicken.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20181218Z1&et_cid=DM254726&et_rid=496574309

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For years, experts have warned we may soon be at a point where virtually all antibiotics fail, and once that happens, it will be devastating to modern medicine. What can you do to minimize your risk? Three key recommendations that can help reduce your risk for antibiotic-resistant infections include:

  1. Avoiding antibiotics unless your infection is severe enough to warrant it

  2. Staying out of hospitals as much as possible — Treatment using medical scopes is particularly risky.27 Also remember that antibiotics do not work for viral infections such as cold or flu

  3. Buying only organic or biodynamic grass fed meats  and animal products — Remember nearly all meat served in restaurants and on planes are raised in factory farms and therefore more prone to contamination with potentially drug-resistant bacteria.  (BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE "GRASS FED MEATS" LINK ABOVE)

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/18/annual-agriculture.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20181218Z1&et_cid=DM254726&et_rid=496574309

 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com