Another Maine town, Blue Hill, passes a local food self-governance ordinance

 'Innocent looking town belies it's role in the food rights revolution. Saltbox houses cascade down to the water's edge at the harbor at Blue Hill Peninsula. Photo: Maine Office of Tourism'
--The Bovine

'On Saturday, April 2, Blue Hill became the third town in Maine to adopt the Local Food and Self-Governance Ordinance.  The Ordinance was passed at Blue Hill’s town meeting by a near unanimous vote. This comes on the heels of the unanimous passage of the Ordinance in neighboring towns, Sedgwick and Penobscot, on March 5 and March 7, respectively. The Ordinance asserts that towns can determine their own food and farming policies locally, and exempts direct food sales from state and federal license and inspection requirements.'


The cesium deception: Why the mainstream media is mostly reporting iodine levels, not radioactive cesium


by Mike Adams, The Health Ranger

'Virtually all the numbers you're seeing about the radioactivity coming out of Fukushima are based on iodine-131 which only has a half-life of 8 days, not the far more dangerous cesium-137 which has a half-life of 30 years. So while the mainstream media reports that "radiation levels are falling rapidly" from the 7.5 million times reading taken a few days ago, what they're not telling you is that the cesium-137 radioactivity will take 30 years just to fall by 50 percent.

It's the great global cover-up in all this: What happens to all the radioactive cesium being dumped into the ocean right now? It doesn't just burn itself out in a few months like iodine-131. This stuff sticks around for centuries. '


Our Immune System: Nature’s Perfect Machine

'The human immune system is an amazing, complex, intricate biological framework of structures and processes that is exquisitely designed to protect the body from a wide variety of pathological agents. It is composed of countless cellular and subcellular mechanisms that gives it an intelligence and flexibility that is nothing short of miraculous. B cells and T cells, and Natural Killer cells (that’s really what they’re called!) and immunoglobulins all coordinated and synchronized and astoundingly effective, in most cases the immune system is all that stands between us and potential disaster caused by bacterial, viral and environmental invasion. Without an immune system you would be dead in hours.' 


Radiation Sickness


 by Dr. Mark Sircus

'You really do not want to get sick from radiation exposure and that is why the supreme rule in dealing with radiation is to avoid exposure. You want to move as far away from the danger as possible and you surely do not want to eat radioactively-contaminated foods. There is great individual variation in how people respond to radiation and the process is not fully understood. 

If you are feeling sick from radiation exposures, be assured this is not a figment of your imagination. Radiation syndrome, radiation toxicity, radiation illness and/or radiation damage will make you and your children very ill possibly to the point of causing death in one of a number of different ways.' 


Your Cigarettes. Radiation Worse Than Chernobyl. What Corporation’s DON’T want you to know...

'Do you know what you’re actually putting into your body?
The radiation dose from radium and polonium found naturally in tobacco can be a thousand times more than that from the caesium-137 taken up by the leaves from the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

Do you even know how much of that stuff is comparable to Japan?

While Japan has been spewing out only 7millirems, smoking two packs of cigarettes a day imparts a radiation dose by Polonium 210-emitted alpha particles of about 1,300 millirem per year.

On another....The radiation level in central Tokyo reached a high of 0.109 microsieverts per hour in Shinjuku Ward Thursday, data from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health show He found that the dose from natural radionuclides was 251 microsieverts a year from smoking.'

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Canada Okays GMO Wheat!

'Canada is giving the go ahead to GMO wheat. Although it is not ready for production yet, the plans are set: The National Research Council plans to develop genetically modified wheat in Canada — a measure long resisted by the country’s wheat farmers. The NRC says Canadian wheat farmers are becoming less productive and need to adapt, especially in the face of climate change. It suggests GM wheat as a solution.' 


Health Freedom victory within reach in North Carolina as SB 31 amendment clarifies definition of medical felony crimes

 Mike Adams
Natural News

'We are on the verge of being able to report a significant health freedom victory in North Carolina. Although we do not yet have a confirmation that this amendment has passed, NaturalNews received the text of an amendment from a North Carolina state Senator who sponsored the bill, and the text is encouraging (see below).

The amendment has not yet passed, but if it does, it will alter the text of the bill to indicate that the Class I felony charge would only be applied to those who "falsely represent" themselves as being licensed medical practitioners, not merely to those who "practice medicine without being duly licensed."

The distinction is crucial to protect holistic health practitioners. A law which targeted people who merely "practice medicine without a license" would have technically criminalized huge numbers of holistic healthdenied any sort of license to practice medicine by the state ( 

The new language of this amendment, if adopted, would limit the Class I felony charge only to those who falsely (fraudulently) pretend to have a medical license while actually having no such license (see the amendment text, below).'


Long Term Food Storage Basics - How to Pack Rice, Wheat, Beans and Dry Goods

When It Comes to Natural Health for Children, We're Living in a Police State

'Increasingly, state governments are determining what treatments a child can and cannot have—regardless of parents’ wishes. Three shocking stories prove the point.
In April 2003, Barbara Jensen took her son Parker, then twelve years old, to an oral surgeon to have a small growth removed from his tongue. The growth was diagnosed as Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The medical center at the University of Utah recommended surgery and chemotherapy. The chemotherapy was very aggressive and ran the risk of making Parker sterile and stunting his growth.

The parents refused treatment even though doctors said chemotherapy was imperative, and instead sought second and third opinions (they believed he had been misdiagnosed) and considered alternative therapies.

The doctor who provided the diagnosis went to the state Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and filed a medical neglect complaint against the Jensens in juvenile court, obtained a court order requiring chemotherapy, and a judge ordered the state of Utah to take custody of the boy.'


Vermont Considers Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

MONTPELIER — 'Here’s what Shayne Lynn envisions somewhere in Chittenden County: an office as non-descript as a doctor’s office or a pharmacy from which he would sell marijuana to those with qualifying medical conditions.

There’d be a waiting room. Clients would be seen by appointment only. There’d be security. He might also offer clients yoga, acupuncture and Reiki. He’d probably grow the marijuana somewhere else, at an indoor facility.

Lynn could become one of the first people to run such an operation in Vermont if proposed legislation the Senate is expected to consider this week passes.

Lynn, a 40-year-old professional photographer who lives in Burlington, said he believes in marijuana’s medicinal value for those who suffer from chronic pain and he thinks it’s wrong that such people have nowhere legal to buy the relief.'

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GPs Must Return Flu Vaccine over Narcolepsy Fears

'The Heath Service Executive (HSE) will remove all stocks of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix from GPs' surgeries, the Sunday Independent has learned. The vaccine has been linked to the disabling sleep disorder, narcolepsy. Last week, this newspaper revealed that eight people who received the swine flu vaccine in Ireland have developed the devastating disorder, with most of the cases involving teenagers and young adults.' 


14 Foods that Cleanse the Liver

'Modern society has created a sad state for our over-processed livers. Anytime we overeat or eat processed or fried foods, and, anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress, the liver becomes overworked and overloaded. 

When the liver is taxed, it can’t process toxins and fat in an efficient way. There are many foods that can help cleanse the liver naturally by stimulating the natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body.' 


Why Nuts Are So Healthy!

Real Doctors Have Real Things To Say


 'The caesium fallout levels now rival the levels recorded when
the Soviet nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded in 1986.'

Dr. Mark Sircus

'Fortunately we have a medical diagnosis of the situation from a doctor who knows something about iodine and the necessity of taking more of it now. Dr. David Brownstein, author of Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, is a friend and a great author of honest medical books. If I could scream with a megaton of force it would be a scream at the orthodox medical establishment to listen to Dr. Brownstein about iodine. You have to understand, screaming would be required for they are very hard of hearing over there at the FDA and CDC. Even hearing aids don’t do much good for the higher officials in these organizations. 

Neither organization puts out trustworthy information because they are front organizations for the organized selling of poisons or what are otherwise called pharmaceuticals. Like the radiation they are telling us is safe, pharmaceuticals must be taken in low dosages to avoid the harmful side effects. It’s the poisonous nature of pharmaceuticals that create the side effects. Same with radiation—it’s the poisonous nature of nucleoid particles that create the radiation sickness and cancer.'


'Lunatic' farmer Joel Salatin in B.C.

'Joel Salatin is probably the most influential farmer of the modern day. Making headlines from the New York Times to the Stockman Grass Farmer, he is articulate, passionate, controversial and entertaining. He was recently in B. C. where the B. C. Association of Farmers’ Markets teamed up with the Richmond Food Security Society for a conference called “Working Together to Strengthen Our Local Food System”

“This is a moment in history in which we can change the way we farm to be transparent and sustainable, creating nutrient-dense, ecologically friendly food,” he said in an interview. Salatin touts the decentralization of food systems from the global and continental scale to what he calls “local food sheds.”

Up to half of all the food grown in North America is lost to spoilage due to processing, packaging, storage and shipping, all products of a food system that is overly centralized, he said.

“By creating local food sheds, with a smaller geographical footprint, what we will end up with is a symbiotic, integrated, collaborative relationship between food systems, the people and the place we live,” he said. Boulevards and yards are spaces that could grow food, space that you seldom see wasted on lawns in countries such as Italy where land is scarce and precious.

“In the U.S. we have 35 billion acres of lawn,” he laughed, but not too hard.'


Have some butter with your veggies!


'...  A Swedish study recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that eating fruits and vegetables didn’t lower the risk of coronary heart disease… unless said fruits and vegetables were consumed with high-fat dairy products! Why would this be? The answer is simple biochemistry. Many of the vitamins and micronutrients in food are fat-soluble, which means they cannot be absorbed without the presence of adequate fat. 

That means that if you eat fruits or vegetables without fat, you’ll absorb only a fraction of the nutrients you would absorb if you ate them with fat. Tara Parker-Pope, the health columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote an article about this some time back. She actually gives the ratios of nutrient absorption with and without accompanying fat. She reports on a study of the nutrient absorption from fat-free salsa with and without extra fat:' 


Breaking: Dr. Paul Connett - New Studies Yet Again Confirm Fluoride LOWERS IQ In Children

End of Week Three 

By Dr. Mark Sircus

'The other great concern are the hundreds of thousands if not millions of cases of cancer that will be caused in northern Japan if they do not bring this disaster under some kind of control. Hundreds of thousands of people are already slated sometime in the future to have cancer from this catastrophe but are they widening the evacuation to a necessary 200-or-more-kilometer area?

Meanwhile the all-clear sirens have sounded in America where scientists and everyone else pretend that the Pacific Ocean will protect them, but if that is not the case with mercury emissions from China and India why would anyone think it would be the case with radioactive particles? It has been estimated that 30 percent of California’s pollution comes from the other side of the Pacific! Fumes and dust from industrial factories, coal-powered energy plants and privatelyo wned cars in China are crossing the ocean and polluting the air in the United States.'


How to Make a Nut Milk - Almond Milk

'I’m a huge fan of nut milks especially because they’re so much healthier than [pasteurized] dairy milk and taste amazing! I created a quick, simple video with my friend Lisa Paris explaining just how easy it is to make your own almond nut milk. . Almonds are an incredible food! They were one of the first cultivated nuts on earth and are so rich with nutrients. Its important to mention that you need to be buying ‘raw’ organic almonds to get them most nutrients from them.

However, many don’t know that a law was passed a few years ago requiring all almonds to be pasteurized. The worst part is they can still legally be labeled as raw! If you didn’t know this, make sure to check out an article I wrote all about it here: Raw Almonds Are Illegal The good news is there are 2 loopholes that still allow you to purchase truly raw almonds, so make sure to check that article out.' . Okay, back to our amazing Almond Nut Milk! 

Here’s what you’ll need to make this (Almond Milk): 


NC bill threatens to criminalize naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, midwives, aromatherapists as felons

'Alternative health practitioners in North Carolina (NC) and their patients need your help to defeat a stealth bill that flew under the radar of most everyone in the natural health community. Senate Bill 31, which clarifies the penalties for the "unauthorized practice of medicine," essentially criminalizes the practice of unlicensed forms of medicine, which includes the work of many naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, aromatherapists, and even some midwives in the state. 

The bill was adopted by a judiciary committee in early March, and it recently passed the NC Senate. Now, the NC House is set to vote on the bill tonight, and unless NC governor Bev Perdue vetoes it, the practice of natural medicine for many in NC may soon become a more severe criminal offense.'


Medical marijuana industry rapidly grows mainstream

'The medical marijuana industry is beginning to show its age.
After humble California beginnings in 1996, 15 states and the District of Columbia now have legalized marijuana use for ill patients who have a doctor's recommendation. 

Medical marijuana has been found to help with chronic pain, nausea and other symptoms of diseases including cancer, muscular dystrophy and AIDS. Nearly 25 million Americans are medically eligible to buy marijuana. 

Sales are expected to hit $1.7 billion this year. Just last week, a San Francisco-based outfit, the ArcView Group, formed the industry's first investment network to link cannabis entrepreneurs to qualified investors with "seed" money.' 


OMG! Genetically modified cows produce 'human' milk

'The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.'

'Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company.'


Video: Michael Moore - What really caused shootings at Columbine? Clip from Gary Null's "The Drugging of our Children"

Come On People! Join the Garden Revolution

Come On People! Join the Garden Revolution

“Why not feed the people everywhere and let the peace begin. Turn your swords to plowshares everywhere and feed the people.” Stephen Stills There is a garden revolution happening all over the country. 

People are taking responsibility for their food and have begun small gardens on the porch, a windowsill, a small patch of yard or a large swath of land. Recently StillPoint Schoolhouse and the Foodshed Alliance, here in New Jersey, hosted their first Organic Gardening series and the class was full of eager amateur gardeners interested in learning how to grow food without the use of chemical sprays. 

This course will go through the spring, summer and fall months and will include growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, preserving, canning, fermenting and freezing produce in anticipation of the winter months.'


Cellphone Radiation May Alter Your Brain. Let’s Talk.

'In a culture where people cradle their cellphones next to their heads with the same constancy and affection that toddlers hold their security blankets, it was unsettling last month when a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that doing so could alter brain activity.

The report said it was unclear whether the changes in the brain — an increase in glucose metabolism after using the phone for less than an hour — had any negative health or behavioral effects. But it has many people wondering what they can do to protect themselves short of (gasp) using a landline.
“Cellphones are fantastic and have done much to increase productivity,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, the lead investigator of the study and director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. “I’d never tell people to stop using them entirely.”

Yet, in light of her findings, she advises users to keep cellphones at a distance by putting them on speaker mode or using a wired headset whenever possible. The next best option is a wireless Bluetooth headset or earpiece, which emit radiation at far lower levels. If a headset isn’t feasible, holding your phone just slightly away from your ear can make a big difference; the intensity of radiation diminishes sharply with distance. “Every millimeter counts,” said Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News, an online newsletter covering health and safety issues related to exposure to electromagnetic radiation.'


Oakland gardener questions need for permit to sell produce

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Author, farmer and Ghost Town Farm blogger, Novella Carpe... Kat Wade / Special to The Chronicle

Author, farmer and Ghost Town Farm blogger, Novella Carpenter peels an onion in her backyard farm in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Carpenter, cancelled her usual Wednesday Farmstand after Oakland City officials closed her down Tuesday stating that she needed a Conditional Use Permit for growing vegetables for $2500 in addition to the $2500 fine for noncompliance. 

Kat Wade / Special to the ChroniclePhoto: Kat Wade / Special to The Chronicle


'Carpenter milked goats, made cheese and ate much of the produce. She also wrote a popular book, "Farm City," about the experience and became an icon of the Bay Area's urban farming movement.

But the future of her Ghost Town Farm is in question. This week, Oakland officials suggested it may need to close. The reason: She sells excess produce and needs a costly permit to do so.
"It seems ridiculous," said Carpenter, 38. "I need a conditional use permit to sell chard?" '