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Amid the worrisome and growing problem of bacterial contamination of food, there is some good news. Dairy products are some of the safest foods for consumers to eat. The chart to the right from a report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows just how low the risk of foodborne illness in milk …

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Essay by Tim Wightman, President, Farm to Consumer Foundation Editor’s Note:  The following essay by Tim Wightman, sustainable farmer and President of the Farm to Consumer Foundation is a response to the Dodge Superbowl Commercial “God Made a Farmer” that was seen by millions this past weekend.  I have included the commercial here for you to …

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When I was a kid, I loved to chew bubble gum. I remember becoming quite proficient at blowing very large bubbles at summer camp one year.  From then on, chewing bubble gum became a favorite childhood pastime of mine. While chewing gum once in awhile is certainly not a cause for concern, chewing gum every single …

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The second of the five cooking tips I filmed for News Channel 8 Today television show demonstrates how to make pumpkin pie without canned evaporated milk. Canned evaporated milk is one of the most health robbing processed foods that is regularly part of Holiday meal preparation and it can so easily be avoided!

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Cod liver oil served a very important purpose in the diet of the early settlers of Newfoundland.   In the age before antibiotics, taking one’s daily dose of cod liver oil could mean the difference between life and death if one came down with the flu during Newfoundland’s frigid, windy and sometimes unrelenting winters. Cod …

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Today is a very exciting day for me because I just received word from Gayle Guyardo, anchor of the NBC Morning Show here in Tampa that a series of Thanksgiving cooking clips that I filmed for the show will start airing tomorrow and continue through Thanksgiving week.   What’s even more exciting is that Gayle’s …

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In an announcement that made parents everywhere scratch their heads in disbelief, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement last month questioning whether organic food was really any better for children than conventional food.  The statement, which was published in the Journal Pediatrics, comes on the heels of a highly flawed Stanford University study released …