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Raw Milk In Vogue: Only a Greenlight Away?

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

food borne illness outbreaks

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 products is compared with other foods such as seafood and poultry.

Even produce carries a significantly higher risk for foodborne illness than dairy and this includes dairy that is completely unprocessed and consumed fresh from the farm.

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Sustainable Farmer’s Response to “God Made a Farmer” Superbowl Ad

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

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 view prior to reading Mr. Wightman’s eloquent, insightful and moving words.

Are you a sustainable farmer?  How did you react to the “God Made a Farmer” commercial? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

God may have made a farmer ….

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Healthy Chewing Gum Alternative

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

healthy chewing gum

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 day as a habit definitely can be detrimental to health.  As I covered in detail in a previous post The Sticky Truth about Chewing Gum, habitual gum chewing wastes valuable digestive enzymes and can contribute over time to TMJ and other jaw problems among other issues.

Fortunately, there is a very healthy chewing gum alternative to brands laced with aspartame or GMO sugar.

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Video: The Healthiest Way to Thicken Gravy

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

When it comes to thickening gravy, most people are missing the, uh, boat entirely!

Cornstarch is the most common gravy thickener, but this is a terrible choice as it is most likely made from unlabeled genetically modified corn unless you make the effort to buy organic.  GM corn has been linked to organ failure and tumors in animals.  Do you really want this stuff to be included with your holiday meal?

Even if organic, cornstarch is basically devoid of any nutrition or flavor and not worth the price.

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