Midwestern Bio-Ag Bio-News Vol 12 Issue 1

Great newsletter from Gary Zimmer. Hope you get a lot out of it also. Topics are below.

Lynch family farms
Gary Zimmer ‘s Winter 2007 letter
Fertilizer ??
Cull Rate Costs
Field Day in Pix
Feeding Pigs
Lead or Push?
Study Results
Healthy Soils
’07 Meetings
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Midwestern Bio-Ag Bio-News Vol 12 Issue 1

What is the True Cost of Food?

This short animation movie is made to alert people about some of the problems of producing and eating food using synthetic chemicals, genetically modified organisms(GMO), the cruelty and triple bottom line costs of producing meat. It shows what happens when we allow big corporation interests to control the food chain and therefore our health. Producing and buying local organic food from ethical suppliers can greatly improve these problems.
Some Helpful Solutions Below:

  • Try to eat more fruit and vegetables,and less meat. When you purchase meat try to look for hormone free, grass fed, antibiotic and organic alternatives.
  •  Purchase organic produce whenever possible.
  • Purchase from local and independent sources whenever possible. Farmer markets are ideal.

Send this video to your friends and family so they can understand the benefits of local organic produce. You need to have flashplayer enabled to watch this Google video

Olive Leaf Extract – Potent Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Agent

This book provides valuable information on using olive leaf extract to fight invading bacteria, viruses, fungi and other harmful microbes.

Fighting microbes with Olive Leaf Extract

It is no secret that pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses can cause serious health dangers in humans. With modern medicine’s struggle to develop more powerful drugs to fight these microbes there are natural alternative like olive leaf extract that need to be looked at more closely.

Olive leaf extract is a natural, safe and effective product with powerful anti-microbial properties. In the below book there is more on olive leaf’s therapeutic abilities, past use, and safety.

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Olive Leaf Extract Book

The Story of Stuff

Where do all the things we purchase originate from and why are they so cheap?  The Story of Stuff explains the process from mining of the raw materials to use and disposal.  In this process the people/environment in each step are often forgotten and are not normally factored into the true cost.  These hidden costs are not normally accounted for until many years down the track when we have health/social or environmental problems.

This 20 minute video looks at the other side of production and product consumption.  We need to get together and look at ways of solving this problem and hopefuly after viewing this video it will change the way you view stuff forever.

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Eating Garlic is Good for the Heart

Researchers have cracked the mystery of why eating garlic can help keep the heart healthy. The key is allicin, which is broken down into the foul-smelling sulphur compounds which taint breath. These compounds react with red blood cells and produce hydrogen sulphide which relaxes the blood vessels, and keeps blood flowing easily. Lead researcher Dr David Kraus said: “Our results suggest garlic in the diet is a very good thing. “Certainly in areas where garlic consumption is high, such as the Mediterranean and the Far East, there is a low incidence of cardiovascular disease.”
Read more at BBC Health