Eating Local & Organic » Videos It's time to take back our food, medicine and farms! Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:59:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Food Movement Rising Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:56:50 +0000 Laura A fascinating talk given by Michael Pollan on the rise of the food movement which started in the 1970s and was propelled further by food safety concerns in the 1990s.

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Michael Pollan: The State of Our Food System Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:09:15 +0000 Laura The following is an excerpt of a talk given by Michael Pollan on the changes that have occurred within our food system and what it’s doing to us.

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Without Labels All We Get is “Answers” Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:27:40 +0000 Laura This is a spoof on the website created by the biotech companies, GMOAnswers, to generate discussion of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

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Today’s Modern Food: It’s Not What You Think Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:20:35 +0000 Laura This two-part series by Nomad Man Productions examines the state of the modern food supply in the United States.

The food we buy today is the product of a business who’s more concerned about their own profits than their customers health and the government regulators are looking out for the interests of the businesses rather than the American people’s well being.

It provides a fascinating, yet frightening, look at how a multitude of harmful ingredients have ended up in the food we eat.

Part two delves into the topics of corn-fed beef, an unnatural feed choice for animals meant to graze on grass, and the synthetic cancer-causing hormones injected into cattle. And rounding out the discussion are the dangers of food packaging with chemicals that disrupt hormonal systems, causing cancer, brain disorders and other issues.

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5 Good Things About Coconut Oil

As Dr. Mercola points out coconut oil actually has a lot of health benefits. Here’s a list of 5 reasons to incorporate coconut oil into your diet.

1.  50% of its saturated fat content is lauric acid which your body converts into monolaurin. Monolaurin actually destroys lipid-coated (fat-coated) viruses and bacteria!

Monolaurin destroys lipid coated (fat coated) viruses and bacteria. This includes Herpes, Chlamydia, helicobacter pyloris, Epstein Barr, and influenza, just to name a few. There are many pathogens against which Monolaurin is effective. A significant pathogen that seems to be susceptible to Monolaurin is HIV. Within the past few years, a number of studies have been under way, studying the highly successful treatment of Monolaurin against the HIV.

There are economic and political reasons why this low cost, safe, and effective natural compound, derived from mother’s milk and coconut oil is not known to many. Suffice it to say that it is time to give credit back to coconut oil. (Source: Health King Enterprises & Balanceuticals Group)

2. It’s great for anyone who wants to boost their metabolism and decrease body weight.

3.  Coconut oil supports healthy heart and thyroid function.

4. Because its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal it provides great protection for your skin, and makes a great natural hand sanitizer. It’s also a good skin moisturizer, leaving skin feeling smooth and silky.

5. Because it has a higher smoke-point you can cook with it without worrying about the oil becoming dangerously oxidized.

Read Dr. Mercola’s full article here to get even more interesting information about coconut oil.


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GMO A Go Go Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:24:49 +0000 Laura Learn about the dangers of GMOs in animated fashion in this video from InfoMatic Films, sponsored by Natural News.

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Are Those Broccoli Leaves Edible? Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:04:52 +0000 Laura Call me crazy, but I just found out that the broccoli plant has these huge leaves! Why did I never know that before? I’ve never seen them at the grocery store or even at my local farmer’s market. So who’s eating all these broccoli leaves?

Well, if you happen to be lucky enough to come across some broccoli leaves, this entertaining video will show you how to cook them. They’re kind of like a cross between collard and mustard leaves.

Or use those large, beautifully green leaves in a protein smoothie for a nice boost to your day.

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The Next Generaton of Organic Farmers Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:58:21 +0000 Laura FARM! is a short film about the newest crop of organic farmers in Georgia. They’ve approached farming in a unique and innovative way that overcomes the obstacles of not having any land, or the money to buy land. They’ve also developed great networks from which to draw knowledge and wisdom of best organic and sustainable farming practices. It’s an interesting and thought-provoking look at why and young people are getting into farming.

You just might end up with a farm after watching this film. It made me want to.

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Watch Out For These Franken-Egg-White Breakfast Sandwiches Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:04:50 +0000 Laura What’s going on with egg whites? They’ve been frankenized.

Let these companies know you want real egg whites!

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High-Fructose Corn Sizzurp: By Monsanto Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:21:19 +0000 Laura Dad’s Garage TV brings us this video on Monsanto and their product High-Fructose Corn Sizzurp:

There’s a new sweetener in town and it’ll get you straight faded.

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