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E.coli Beef Recall! ( 8th this year)

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

Looks like the nation has just identified the 8th beef recall of 2009. The recall involved E. coli O157:H7 and is just the latest in a string of incidents. E. coli O157:H7 was first recognized as a cause of illness in 1982 and today accounts for the majority of food borne illnesses.

Studies have shown that grass-fed cattle are less prone to developing this deadly strain of E. coli. here is the link for more info: http://www.eatwild.com/foodsafety.html.  All the  more reason to buy direct from local farmers who grow grass fed beef,  raw milk and free range eggs.  It should come as no surprise that cattle on the typical grain feedlot are the major source of this problem.  A predominant grain diet has negative effects on the cattle’s  digestive tract and makes them prone to developing this strain of E.coli.

Instead of the draconian National Animal Identification System(http://farmtoconsumer.org/nais.html) how about animal feed reform and changing the feedlot  system.  Better yet find a local farmer who does  grass-fed beef and ask to visit the farm and ask about their feeding program, and do they use hormone implants?  Remember grass is the natural diet for cattle.

STOP NAIS

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Written by Kenda Roberstson and Steve Moreau

National Animal Identification System is the proposed electronic tracking process,which opponents say will be too expensive and not solve the problem of diseased animals coming from other countries. Protect your access to grass-fed raw milk, truly organic chicken, and other farm fresh foods in Orlando and through out Florida. Click below to learn more. http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/nais-listening-comments.htm

Protect your access to local grass-fed farm foods.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
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Small farmers in America are under attack. Over the past few years, many responsible, caring farmers have seen their farms quarantined, raided and even shut down by governmental agencies bent on protecting pasteurized milk processors and powerful factory farms.

With all the good small farmers are doing to provide healthy, naturally raised foods to their community, it is a shame they are being hit with lawsuits and put in jail simply for trying to run their businesses without government interference and make a living.

Thanks to The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund small farmers are getting the legal support they need and otherwise couldn’t afford, and the interests of consumers who want to buy fresh foods directly from the farm are also being represented.

The non-profit organization’s is made up of farmers and consumers who pool their resources to protect:
·    The constitutional right of family farms to provide fresh foods to consumers
·    The right of consumers to buy fresh foods directly from family farms
·    Family farms from harassment by federal, state and local government

Along with these important issues, The Legal Defense Fund is currently tackling two major issues that threaten the health and welfare of consumers and farmers across the country – the implementation of a National Animal ID System (NAIS) and the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

To learn more about this vital organization and the good it is doing, or to make a donation, visit http://www.ftcldf.org