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Agriculture

Defending Small Farmers With Peter Kennedy, FTCLDF Attorney

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast This week, we continue our discussion with Pete Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, where he’ll describe the Great Apple Muffin and Oatmeal Cookie Confiscation by authorities in Michigan, several more ways in which our food freedoms are assaulted, and how Peter’s role at the Fund helps real farmers make a living and thoughtful consumers get access to health-promoting foods.

If you missed the first half of this interview with Peter when he described the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food, click over to listen now.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

2:13 ~ The danger behind 18 Oatmeal Cookies and 17 Apple Muffins

07:49 ~ Bogus claims about real food

11:00 ~ Accountability for large processors

21:21 ~ Number of farms driven out of business by the government

22:20 ~ The difference in safety between imported and local food.

14:58 ~ Success stories in favor of real food

27:18 ~ Why you should become a member of the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast In the US, we’ve been led to believe that our Constitution protects our freedoms. But if you’ve ever been seriously ill and relied on certain foods like raw milk or organic, non-GMO foods for your recovery, you’ve quickly found out that the government doesn’t have your back and in fact is working overtime to outlaw these very foods. That’s why our Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy, an attorney for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, has dedicated his work to protecting both family farms and consumers who want to consume the life-affirming foods they provide.

Listen in as Peter describes the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility, and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food.

Hear the conclusion of Peter's interview when we find out what makes muffins so dangerous to the US government, more secrets about food freedoms, and Peter’s role working with Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

05:32 ~ Why didn’t the founding fathers protect food?

19:29 ~ What happens when the FDA raids a farm?

26:59 ~ What the FDA says about citizens’ rights to consume foods.

28:30 ~ How the FDA violates congressional statutes.

34:07 ~ The problem with studies.

38:19 ~ How the dairy and pharmascuetical industries are on the same team.

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Raising chickens in the City: Justin Rhodes Part II

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Easy Backyard Chickens with Justin Rhodes on The Nutrition Heretic podcast This week we continue our interview with Justin Rhodes of Abundant Permaculture about raising chickens in the city.  He enlightens us on the procedures to take for sick birds, the mating habits of chickens and what his favorite breeds are and why. Plus our listeners get their most burning cock questions answered. All this and more....

If you missed last week's episode when Justin taught us everything we need to know about raising permaculture chickens, including how to enjoy every last bit of the chicken you just choked, you can listen to it right here.

You can follow Justin through his website, Abundant PermacultureFacebook, YouTubePinterest and Instagram.

Access Justin's free video series on raising chickens.

 Highlights from today's episode:

2:53 ~ Protecting your flock from predators such as dogs and mongoose.

5:00 ~ Breeding your birds and incest - gross!

14:34 ~ How long chicken litter should be composted before using in the garden.

19:20 ~ Justin's favorite dual purpose chickens.

26:35 ~ Special considerations for keeping chickens in freezing winter climates.

31:09 ~ Learn about Justin's Permaculture Chickens Film.

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Easy Backyard Chickens With Justin Rhodes

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Easy Backyard Chickens with Justin Rhodes on The Nutrition Heretic podcast Give Justin Rhodes 2 1/2 hours and he can teach you everything you need to know about keeping backyard chickens. In today’s episode we talk with Rhodes about his 10 year journey of raising permaculture chickens, including how he went from feeding expensive grain to using a compost feeding system that can actually put more money in his pocket.  You won't want to miss hearing about all of the parts of a rooster you can eat, nothing goes to waste with permaculture.

Don't miss the conclusion of this interview with Justin Rhodes next week when we get his take on culling those ornery roosters, solutions for keeping birds when the temps drop below freezing and how to watch his film “Permaculture Chickens."

You can follow Justin through his website, Abundant PermacultureFacebook, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Highlights from today's episode:

4:30 ~ The best-ever description of permaculture.

5:07 ~ What does "permaculture chickens" mean?

8:50 ~ How to feed your chickens for free!

15:49 ~ How the Rhodes' started raising chickens.

21:55 ~ Start the timer! How fast can chickens make usable compost?

23:10 ~ Egg quality vs. quanity - why all eggs are not the same.

26:10 ~ How to hande a sick chick.

29:30 ~ Surival of the fittest.

32:00 ~ Coop construction.

34:12 ~ Advantages of having a rooster around.

38:03 ~ Eating your cock - balls and all!

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Healthy Dairy, Healthier Planet; The Many Benefits of 100% Pastured Dairy Phyllis van Amburgh

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Dharma Lea Farm on the Nutrition Heretic podcast Are dairy cows destroying the planet? Should milk cartons carry a skull and cross-bones on them? Our healthy ancestors would’ve laughed at our modern theories about dairy. Today’s guest heretic is Phyllis van Amburgh of Dharma Lea Farm in New York State. As a member of the Savory Global Network of farms, she knows that raising cows 100% on grass is not only possible, but can benefit the earth and us by regenerating grasslands and producing milk that is far superior to the crap on supermarket shelves.

In this episode, you’ll also learn the differences between A1 and A2 milk and which one is least likely to elicit an allergic reaction, how to plan your grass farming routine around the seasons and the new genetically engineered grass that is threatening dairy farms.

 

 Highlights from today's episode:

10:09 ~ 4 Ways Dharma Lea Farm is different from what people usually think of as a dairy farm.

21:30 ~ What makes grass-fed cows produce better quality milk?

31:05 ~ The real reason cows are brought into the barn at night - it's not what you think!

34:20 ~ Do you know the difference between A1 and A2 milk, and what it could mean for you?

39:49 ~ Why will the Savory Network's holistic management system allow us as a species to keep growing?

44:48 ~ What are the similarities between Korean Natural Farming and the Savory Institute model?

47:16 ~ Can antibiotics affect organic certification?

56:00 ~ What "pasture raised" really means.

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Can Korean Natural Farming Methods Be Easily Applied To Home Gardens? Find Out With Our Guest Heretic Chris Trump

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Chris Trump on the Nutrition Heretic, Korean Natural Farming at Home Can the Korean Natural Farming methods discussed in last week’s episode be easily applied to home gardens? Today we continue our discussion with Chris Trump of the Island Harvest Macadamia Nut farm in Hawaii.

We’ll separate facts from fiction, learn about Indigenous Microorganisms and Chris’s experiences learning with Master Cho — the developer of this complete farming system.

Discover what happened when Adrienne watered her neighbour's plants, is it possible to have a no-smell piggery, and what is the Ferrari of diverse microorganism inputs… on this episode of The Nutrition Heretic Podcast.

To see Chris in action talking about Korean Farming, check out his YouTube channel.

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How Can Mushrooms Save the World?; Korean Natural Farming With Guest Heretic Chris Trump of Island Harvest in Kapaau, HI

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Chris Trump on the Nutrition Korean Natural Farming Despite what you might think, our guest heretic isn’t related to a certain controversial Presidential candidate, but that doesn’t mean that he’s without controversy. Our Guest Heretic, Chris Trump owns the largest farm in the world to use the Korean Natural Farming method. On today’s episode you’ll find out what makes this unique farming method, which uses basic kitchen ingredients superior to standard organic methods, and how you can get started at home… only on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast.

Catch the second half of this interview here.

To see Chris in action talking about Korean Farming, check out his YouTube channel.

 

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30% Yield Increase During California Drought; Growing Top Soil; Practically Free Farming Method; Guest Heretic Spencer Smith at the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management

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Spencer Smith, Holistic Farming, Nutrition Heretic Podcast After his wife, Abbey, returned from working on a  holistically managed farm in South Africa in 2005, she and her husband, Spencer sat down to create their own Holistic Context Statement. In this week’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we talk with Spencer Smith, learn what a Holistic Context is and how creating one for yourself is important for anyone who wants to engage more meaningfully with their farming, family and their food choices.

Spencer Smith is the leader of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management, part of the Savory Network.  To keep up to date with Spencer and Abbey, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Intagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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Defining Organic; All About Animal Welfare, Regenerative Agriculture, and Rural Economics; Guest Heretic Will Harris of White Oak Pastures

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Will Harris Farm Animal Welfare on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast When Will Harris’s dad started using ammonium nitrate fertilizer on his farm in 1946, he had no idea he was destroying the microscopic flora and fauna on the land that are necessary for maintaining healthy top soil. So after 50 years, he moved to a farming system that is not only organic, but regenerates the soil by emulating nature’s own processes while concentrating on animal welfare and restoring rural economics.

Harris's White Oak Pastures farm pasture raises and hand butchers 5 red meat animal species and 5 poultry species. Using techniques learned from the Savory Network, Harris uses these animals to restore balance to the soil. As a result, his farm is able to withstand drought and heavy rains equally well with no loss in crop production. In today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we learn about the inaccuracies of labels such as organic and grass-fed as well as how Harris's smart farming methods are helping to restore his 150 year old family farm into a thriving farm for the future.

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Beyond Organic; Healing Our Soil; Remediating Fukushima Radiation; Guest Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell Farms

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Beyond Organic; Healing Our Soil; Remediating Fukushima Radiation; Guest Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell FarmsIt's no secret that factory farming has eroded our top soil, but is organic really the answer? Many people are surprised to know that while organics are better to eat than conventional foods because of the reduced pesticide use, they still deplete our soils at an alarming rate. So what IS the answer? This week, our guest, Jeremiah Hinton of Maxwell Farms explains the benefits of building the microorganisms in soil with Bokashi composting, fish emulsion and other cheap soil-building techniques that use ingredients that might already be in your kitchen. These natural farming techniques will leave your soil healthier and more nutrient rich than before you planted your crops!

For those who aren't ready to start soaking fish guts in sugar, Jeremiah sells his fish emulsion on his website at Maxwell Farms Hawai'i.

Click here to access Jeremiah Hinton's Bokashi Recipe: How to Turn Any Kitchen Scraps Into Black Gold In One Month

If you're curious about Bokashi and would like to learn more about how you can reduce your kitchen waste and at the same time revitalize your soil, you may like to read up on it, and if you'd like to jump in and start composing at home, here are a couple products that might interest you

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