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War of the Words — Eating the Greens & Naturally Sustainable Organic Foods

War of the Words — Eating the Greens and Naturally Sustainable Organic Foods

I have referred to the War of the Words several times in my talks and conversations –and it seems to resonate, so I will expound here. There is some intended sarcasm also.– Augie

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Make Up Your Own Words

Government, corporate and academia change-makers are  always defining and redefining our words for us. “Water” for example may have different meanings depending on the specific laws or regulations the word is set within. Redefinition is an age-old practice to manipulate people and take control. As soon as you understand one word defined, you can be sure its definition has already been changed. Attorneys love it.

Organic comes to mind. If you search the Journal you will not find me using the term– as I have a distaste for it– like organic CAFO-type factory farmed chickens and eggs. The word has caused so much confusion and frustration– I don’t like to use it. USDA stole the term from the grassroots and twisted it to where can mean a battery of concentration camps of 250,000 chickens or even a million–voila, most of your organic chickens and eggs at the supermarket. Funny, pesticides and herbicides are organic too.

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UPDATE on Organic Valley Dairy Coop Ban on Raw Milk: What Can Be Done?

UPDATE:  Sally Fallon, Founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation sent out a letter today about the Organic Valley decision to ban all dairies under contract from offering raw milk to consumers. They recently decided to allow their dairy members to sell only to family, friends and neighbors (I have a different definition–such that these terms mean everyone!) AND limiting this to only 1% of the volume sold to OV (as if they were a federal rule-making agency). Sally says the OV milk products are ultra-pastuerized, making their products sterile, killing the health-giving life in the organic raw milk. (Labeling it organic whole milk is deceptive– it is neither organic, whole or natural) She suggests consumers purchase from another company.

Read the original story I wrote in May called Reasons for Organic Valley Raw Milk Decision: Part of the Government/Corporate Partnership?– along with all the comments, with Sally’s full letter at the end of the comments. –-Augie

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In the National Spotlight: An Ohio Natural Food Store

Taken at the Open House at Wholesome Acres Market

FIRST thing that pops up on my laptop over my first cup of coffee this morning is about to be presented to you. It was as if Christmas came early this year for me and for you. Santa (that’s me) and Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth) are bringing you, especially in NE Ohio, a way to set some goodies under your tree. The spotlight on an Ohio natural food store and delivery service is written by Elizabeth Walling, the Journal’s Alabama Correspondent over at The Nourished Life blog. I wanted to feature this store last summer after the open house I attended– but I got caught up into other things– but Elizabeth cooks this up much better than I could. Continue reading

Free Natural Cures Database: International Award Winner

Natural Cures

Natural Cures

No sooner did we post the recommendation to use Wilderness Family Naturals for your source for a complete line of inexpensive herbs, spices and teas, I had a chance to review an amazing site to perfectly complement the associated health benefits and healing properties of these substances.  It is an open-source wiki database (as in wikipedia) state-of-the-art, compiled be individuals and alternative health practitioners. I think you will be as astounded as I am with Mamaherb.com Continue reading

Connect to Wilderness Family Naturals’ Healing Substances

 As a publisher of an international food and health journal, I must take extreme diligence in recommending any product much less endorsing one. On this rare occasion, I am delighted to introduce you to this small family whole food ministry– Augie.

IMAGINE: Imported organic spices, herbs, teas, coconut oils, nuts, berries and such from small family farmers around the world delivered to your door. Now imagine being connected to the largest global database of their health benefits, application and ratings from users for specific diseases and disorders through the Journal.

 

EXCITING NEWS: Wilderness Family Naturals is offering readers of the Journal a 10% discount on top of the already low prices for the month of September only. 

Fischer Family at Bean Lake in Minnesota

Fischer Family at Bean Lake in Minnesota

Wilderness Family Naturals (WFN) is a small, family-owned, organic whole food ministry and importer for small family farmers throughout the world. Owners Ken and Annette Fischer and their seven children were victims of an FDA enforcement action in July 2009 that so far has cost them $100,000 and requires them to pay FDAs legal and travel expenses for the next 5 years. They were also required by FDA to terminate their contracts with 300 U.S. resellers/affiliates that sold much of their products. Read our story, updated today, September 4. Although their business is fine, more invoices from the FDA are coming. When I spoke to Ken yesterday and Annette in August, I told them I think “help is on its way.” Continue reading

Connect to Wilderness Family Naturals' Healing Substances

 As a publisher of an international food and health journal, I must take extreme diligence in recommending any product much less endorsing one. On this rare occasion, I am delighted to introduce you to this small family whole food ministry– Augie.

IMAGINE: Imported organic spices, herbs, teas, coconut oils, nuts, berries and such from small family farmers around the world delivered to your door. Now imagine being connected to the largest global database of their health benefits, application and ratings from users for specific diseases and disorders through the Journal.

 

EXCITING NEWS: Wilderness Family Naturals is offering readers of the Journal a 10% discount on top of the already low prices for the month of September only. 

Fischer Family at Bean Lake in Minnesota

Fischer Family at Bean Lake in Minnesota

Wilderness Family Naturals (WFN) is a small, family-owned, organic whole food ministry and importer for small family farmers throughout the world. Owners Ken and Annette Fischer and their seven children were victims of an FDA enforcement action in July 2009 that so far has cost them $100,000 and requires them to pay FDAs legal and travel expenses for the next 5 years. They were also required by FDA to terminate their contracts with 300 U.S. resellers/affiliates that sold much of their products. Read our story, updated today, September 4. Although their business is fine, more invoices from the FDA are coming. When I spoke to Ken yesterday and Annette in August, I told them I think “help is on its way.” Continue reading