reply to post by AGWskeptic
Have you watched the movie Food Inc. yet? I hope you do, it talks about a strain of e-coli which is deadly, which we have only because of mass
feeding of corn products to cows. Cows were not "made" to eat corn, they were "made" to eat grass.
We are creating our own problems in many ways when we have so many laws which support large corporations instead of laws which support each individual
persons right to choose their own food.
If I want to drink unpasteurized milk, that ought to be MY choice and not some corporate conglomerate controlling my choices. Right now I do not have
that choice unless I own my own cow. I don't have the space for that or I probably would. I am on a waiting list though for a cow share program,
but I could be on this waiting list for years before a space opens up. It can be frustrating on this end of things. Also the milk even in the cow
share program is pasteurized because of the laws. I feel though at least I would be supporting my local farmers, and getting my milk from cows fed
organically and free ranged without growth hormones.
Having grown up on a farm drinking unpasteurized milk from a grass fed free range cow every morning, not once did any of us ever get ill from it and
most mornings it was still warm from the cow. Can't get any fresher and healthier than that if you are going to drink milk from a cow.
@getreadyalready, I agree with you about the killing of the good bacteria etc. and the use of anti-bacterial soaps etc. My daughter used to have
asthma, USED to have it very bad. Her asthma specialist asked me what I used to clean with and when I told her she said no no no. She then guided me
to stop using anti-bacterial soaps etc. to use white vinegar and baking soda and lemon juice for cleaning and for air fresheners. It has been years
since I started doing this and my daughter no longer has asthma, AND my son's allergies have gotten MUCH better.
She explained that using anti-bacterial soaps keeps our children from building up immunities, making their immune system have a much harder time
fighting off illnesses.
We don't "need" all these crazy full of chemical cleaners that many buy from the large corporations. White vinegar kills off bacteria etc just as
well without the harmful side effects, while still leaving our children able to build up their immune system and leaving them healthier and visiting
the dr's office less often.
I don't know the answers personally, but I do know that having large corporations controlling our food IS causing problems.
Get out of my fridge, get out of my bedroom and get out of my womb. None of them belong to you or a corporation or the government. ;-)
(and by "you" I mean those who want to control my choices)
Come on, I thought this was a "free" country, and by free I don't mean free range for corporations and pens, corn, antibiotics and growth hormones
for the rest of us.