There is so much information out here on the internet that I could just about read for the rest of my life. The more I read and learn, though, the more I want to do and try for myself. Some of my reading teaches me how to do or understand new things. Some of it motivates me to learn, and grow more of our own food, or make more of our own hygiene products, to avoid what is out there on the market. Either way, what I am learning can be put to use. Knowledge. One of our most precious commodities. Here are some things I have read over the past month or so. I hope you learn something, too.
Here are some things I have learned that I don't like. Some of them make me mad. How can the dollar be more important than healthy, productive people? I don't get it, and I'm glad I don't get it. That means I don't think like that.
GM Wheat Discovered Contaminating Wheat Fields in Montana
U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato
Study Links GMOs to Over 22 Different Diseases
Gene-Altered Apples Get U.S. Approval
Fluoride in Drinking Water May Trigger Depression and Weight Gain, Warns Scientists
Monsanto's New 'Herbicide-Resistant' GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts
Scientific Team Sounds the Alarm on Sugar as a Source of Disease
And then there are those articles that give me more insight into how to improve our health with food and diet.
Scientists Prove Organic Food More Nutritionally Rich Than Conventional, GMO Crops
Olive Oil May Prevent Cancer, Study Finds
Heart Disease and Diabetes Risks Tied to Carbs Not Fat, Study Finds
Sourdough Bread and Health
Benefits of Kefir
Low Carb Fermented Foods
And then there are some articles that are just unbelievable.
Officials Declare 'Eating Healthy' a Mental Disorder
Thanks to M.E. Masterson over at Adventures of My Life! who put a link to this article, G.H.A. (Goat Haters Anonymous) from Krazo Acres yesterday, we had some very good laughs. I guess you might have to have personal experience like the folks from Krazo to truly enjoy the humor in this article. We thought it was hilarious.
There is not much going on here on the homestead. We have had steady snow all afternoon. The garden is white. The pastures are white. The roads are white. And I am rather bored. Reading is a good past time on days like this, so I hope you learn something from these links. I can't say I hope you enjoy them all, because I find some of them down right disgusting. But like any good leader, it pays to know your enemies and their tactics. Learn all you can so you can equip your mind for this battle called life.
Until next time - Fern