I've always had the notion that if I took care of my two acres it
would some how resonate and effect the local then the larger state.
This based on the Chinese Ideal that the individual must be in health
before the family can be which grows to the community then state.
Hence my own perhaps our interest in gardening local.
Guess I have been screwing up royally by this ideal obviously in the
last few years. Hope tomorrow inspires me to do more on my end.
Sorry for the bad URL. It worked fine on my end.
Gist of which is
Edited on Fri Feb-08-08 02:30 AM by dmesg
Obama will limit farm subsidy payouts to $250,000 per farm, and tighten
loopholes that allow Monsanto and ADM to subdivide their huge
sharecropper empires into hundreds of paper companies to rake in
taxpayer money. He wants farm relief to help keep family farms
sustainable, not to keep Monsanto profits rising.
He will strengthen pollution standards on large megafarms so that they
don't keep dumping their toxic sludge into our waterways.
He will push through a packer ban so that meat packers no longer own the
livestock and treat herders like sharecroppers.
He will immediately and strongly implement country of origin labeling on
He has an investment program to strengthen regional food systems and
organic farms, and a crop insurance modification to end discrimination
against organic farmers.
He will implement a recruitment and education program to help more young
people learn to farm, as well as tax incentives to help new farmers
start their first farm.
Obama: he's got it right about agriculture.
(And yes, I am going to keep posting stuff like this until the "all
style no substance" BS disappears from GD-P)
it all sounds like good stuff but where are the citations. It easily
could have gotten by me but I've never heard him say any of these things.
Been reading "What to Eat" by Marion Nestle. For those who think about
adding fish to their garden, you may want to stop and reflect. The
oceans are sewers now. Predator fish like albacore, shark, salmon,
swordfish, and mackerel are concentrating methylmercury in themselves
and any one who eats them. Most of the methylmercury comes from coal
fired plants. The other problem is persistent polychlorinated biphenyls
(were in electrical transformers); polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and
hexabromocyclododecane (flame retardants); dioxin, and DDT. These
concentrate in our fats and are passed to our offspring through the
placenta, as is the methylmercury. They mimic endocrine and can cause
Funny (?) thing though, "farmed" fish are higher in these contaminates
(except for the methylmercury) than are wild fish.
Now I've got myself thinking about where the fish emulsion comes from
for our organic gardens. I'll check with the local "Master Gardeners".
If you must eat fish, pick non-predator fish or smaller, young fish to
Now get out there and have fun =:Oo
Republican and Democratic "Leadership" Behind Bars
Better yet, don't eat any animals. There is no need to anyway. The
whole protein bullshit is so untrue. Cows are vegans. They eat grass.
Hmmm. I wonder how they got all those muscles we love to eat. The
animal muscles of animals make us lose calcium, are are mostly fat
anyway. Not to mention hormones, toxins, and everything else. Cows
are prey, not predators. They don't have teeth to bite into anything.
How do you explain that?
Fish? If people saw how fish are processed they'd puke for days. Fish
emulsion is easily replaced with a superior product in liquid or dry
An no, I don't eat meat of any kind including fish, am working on
removing all dairy and eggs and should be vegan by the end of next
month. I just have to get used to cooking without dairy and eggs.
Updated daily when able.
Cows basically eat all day and chew their cud and have multiple stomachs loaded
bacteria that can break down cellulose. Grass eaters are also stupid.
The only protein found in plants are enzymes. Proteins are not used for
This means very low levels of proteins. Humans cannot thrive on green
only because our gut is not designed to extract much nutrition from "greens".
The only part of the plant with a higher protein to cellulose ratio are seeds.
typically dont have all the essential amino acids, so mixtures of seeds need to
eaten at the same time to provide all amino acids.
Here is table of protein in typical seeds
symptoms of protein deficiency.
The>whole protein bullshit is so untrue. Cows are vegans. They eat grass.
This would be news to many agricultural scientists. Try a Google search
on "protein content of grass" and you will learn something. For example,
I'm not a vegan or some sort of food nut. I've raised and eaten cattle
all my life.
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