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  (Newark, Ohio)
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What's Wrong With Our Food System - Speech by 11 yr old boy.

Excellent speech by Birke Baehr an eleven year old boy.

 

 

 
 

The development of drug resistance scares the hell out of me," - Kellogg Schwab

Kellogg Schwab, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Water and Health, refers to a typical pig farm manure lagoon that he sampled. "There were 10 million E. coli per liter [of sampled waste]. Ten million. And you have a hundred million liters in some of those pits. So you can have trillions of bacteria present, of which 89 percent are resistant to drugs. That's a massive amount that in a rain event can contaminate the environment." He adds, "This development of drug resistance scares the hell out of me. If we continue on and we lose the ability to fight these microorganisms, a robust, healthy individual has a chance of dying, where before we would be able to prevent that death." Schwab says that if he tried, he could not build a better incubator of resistant pathogens than a factory farm. He, Silbergeld, and others assert that the level of danger has yet to be widely acknowledged. Says Schwab, "It's not appreciated until it's your mother, or your son, or you trying to fight off an infection that will not go away because the last mechanism to fight it has been usurped by someone putting it into a pig or a chicken."

 

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Most Antibiotics in the US Used for Farm Animals

As much as 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U. S. are fed to chickens, cattle and hogs — not to treat disease but to make them grow faster. This increases profit margins for livestock producers, but it puts YOUR health at risk.

 

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Joel Salatin - Eco-Agriculture Can Feed the World

I read this article yesterday in Acres USA by Joel Salatin. As always, he makes a very compelling case for sustainable agriculture.

This piece will help any eco-farmer help answer the question folks ask that goes something like "Do you really think we can feed the world using all these old methods of farming?"

 

This is a pdf file you will need Adobe Acrobat.

 Read it here.

 
 

Monsanto in the spotlight again

Blood on our Farms: Is Monsanto Responsible for 1 Suicide Every 30 Minutes?

 

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