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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:56 am 
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I hope this forum will fire up as the planning/ planting/growing season is here.
http://www.organicgardening.com/feature ... 08,00.html

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Susan- what a great article!! It says everything that needs to be said if you ask me! Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:25 pm 
I have to admit that while I've let my subscription lapse from time to time, I always come back to subscribing to Organic Gardening.

Even with the advertising, the articles are always informative, I've gotten many wonderful veggie recipes from them, & heck, even the advertising has provided me with some interesting info.

Compared to other mags out there, I'd rather put my mag money where my interests really lie.


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Here's a 'time'ly, and pertinent, article in this week's TIME:

Of particular interest to me is the question/doubt/disbelief that commercial "organic" growers are, in fact, organic. It's pretty obvious that unless you grow your own, it probably ain't...and that's an indictment of society as a whole..ain't it.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1595245,00.html

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Safeway grocery stores has been advertising their new line of Organic products lately, but I don't trust them. I'd rather support the stores that have been selling organics from the start, any way, rather than run them out of business by shopping at a big chain store. Shopping at Wild Oats may not be a lot better though, but that's our only choice here since they bought out the local chain. Now Whole Foods Market may take over Wild Oats here, plus open up a second store. I prefer local chains myself.
I do grow a vegie garden, but I have critters to contend with and don't always get as much food out of it as I'd like.


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CB2- great article- Thanks!

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Just take a look at this list:
http://www.foodnews.org/methodology.php

What are "safe amounts" of pesticides? How about our children, starting out their lives consuming the "safe amounts"?
Our Grandparents did not have to deal with very much of this.
I have read that our children might be the last generation that outlives their children.
http://www.todaysparent.com/food/toddle ... 192&page=1

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What are we and our children being fed? I believe it is a very different world than our granparents were fed in and our children just may have a lot less healthy time on Earth because of it.

http://www.wormdigest.org/index.php?opt ... 8&Itemid=2

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Hi-tech crops are bad for the brain

"Miracle" crops, hailed as the answer to global famine, are contributing to widespread brain impairment in the developing world, a new report concludes. It says that the high-yielding rice and wheat varieties that brought about the much-heralded "Green Revolution" are among a range of environmental factors undermining human intelligence.

The study concludes that a deadly combination of soil erosion, pollution and inadequate diet is affecting the intelligence of millions of people, with effects ranging from severe intellectual disabilities to "sub-clinical decline" in whole populations.

The report says that the new crops, unlike their predecessors, fail to take up minerals such as iron and zinc from the soil. So even as people consumed more calories, their intake of these key "micronutrients" fell.

"High-yielding Green Revolution crops were introduced in poorer countries to overcome famine," the report says. "But these are now blamed for causing intellectual deficits, because they do not take up essential micronutrients."

The report is written by Dr Christopher Williams, a research fellow with the Global Environmental Change Programme. Using already published UN data he has calculated that 1.5 billion people -- one quarter of the earth's population -- are affected by "Green Revolution iron deficiency". He claims the condition impairs the learning ability of more than half of India's schoolchildren.

The greatest drops in the intake of iron took place in South and South East Asia, the very areas where the Green Revolution was most successful.

Other UN figures show that half the world's pregnant women are anaemic, because they have too little iron, putting both them and their babies at risk. The condition is thought to be responsible for 200,000 deaths a year.

See News report in The Independent, London:
http://www.biotech-info.net/hi_tech_crops.html

Pollution 'damages intelligence' -- BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/te ... 722907.stm

"The Environmental Threat to Human Intelligence", by Dr Christopher Williams
http://www.susx.ac.uk/Units/gec/pubs/br ... ief-13.htm

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Too dumb to survive?

The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is:
the stupid people are so sure about things,
and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts. -- Bertrand Russel
http://www.protext.com/DUMBING/index.html

Major schoolbook companies are making their books dumber than ever, because they perceive that there is a big, ready market for such products. The market is provided by schools where "education" consists chiefly of submerging students in feel-good pastimes, furnishing students with easy successes, and ensuring that even the laziest and the worst-prepared students will seem to be doing well.
http://www.textbookleague.org/82dumbo.htm

Stupid in America
Why your kids are probably dumber than Belgians.
http://www.reason.com/news/show/33014.html

In extreme amounts, more than 10 micrograms per gram as measured in hair (which scientists use to gauge the body’s mercury levels), mercury can cause mental retardation, cerebral palsy, deafness and blindness. In the lower-level amounts typically found in Americans — fewer than 2 micrograms per gram in hair — risks to a newborn include a drop of a few IQ points, slow brain development and learning disabilities.
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19441470/

Disease-promoting ingredients in everyday foods and groceries are far more dangerous than terrorists. We've got a food supply that is accelerating the deaths of literally millions of Americans each year? The toxic additives and ingredients found in our foods are directly causing chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. They're even causing mental disorders (ADHD, depression) while creating unstable mental conditions that lead to violent, aggressive behavior, especially in young males. more
http://www.newstarget.com/004781.html
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http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/rawfood.htm

From 1983 to 2007, autism rates have climbed from 1 in 10,000 children to 1 in 150 children, a growth rate of 6,000%
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http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=22711

http://www.laleva.org/eng/electromagnetism.html
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