Thus handy article explains some of the buzzwords used on egg cartons....
Eggs are good for you, especially raw.
You know and trust your farmer.
It is tough to read through this well done article and keep any doubt that conventional chemical farming has any wins over organic. I'd say that organic wins hands down on every front. The game is over. We just need to accept that the science behind poison based food is faulty. Time to return to what works.
Hunter finally caught our elusive egg thief! After sleepless nights chasing this guy, two missed shots, he ended up in hunters live trap. This has been the cleverest and quickest skunk we faced!
Now the problem is.. ... what does one do with a love skunk inside a trap inside the barn!. .......
This article covers another example for why it is important to know the farmer that raises your meats, know how they do things, and be able to trust them. Most, virtually all chicken and pork in the stire today was raised on a constant diet of antibiotics. Why? Antibiotics do not increase yields. Period. They do minimize death and losses from horrid unsanitary living conditions. So.. .. antibiotics allow saving money by breaking nature's sanitation laws, leaving animals in cheap, deadly conditions, then keep them as live and growing with constant my medicine. Do you want to buy meat from an animal raised where it would be sick and die without constant medicine? It does matter!
They may be small, but these little toms are certainly proud of who they are! All 8 inches strutting around like they are king of the pasture.
This morning the young turkeys meet last years breeding toms from across the fence. The encounter reminded me of divisions been nations such as east and west over the Berlin wall our north and south during the American civil war. If the fence was not there, these little fellows would surely get into it with their own fathers, trying to prove who is stronger. Trying to earn the right to be next year breeders.
Well the wall is there, and these two groups will stay arrested. They will have to be happy staring down their neighbor.
For the most part, there is but one purpose for most GMO crops today: sell more poisons.
Think about it.. . The modification of most GMO crops is the ability to withstand higher than normal applications of certain poison (herbicide or pesticide). That's it. Nothing more. Why do that unless the end result of to use more poison in the field?
So. .. the purpose behind GMO crops is to allow higher levels of poison than ever before, to allow for killing weeds and insects that have themselves developed immunity to the poison.
Why they call this "feeding the world" is beyond me. It should be termed "poisoning the world". It has nothing to do with feeding unless they plan on feeding poison.
Here is an article on a study about pesticide use in GMO crops.
Finally summer is here in force. After an unusually cool spring , it is hot. We hit 104 today, and at 7pm it is still at 100. Time to shift the work hours outside to early morning and late evening.
The heat is welcome though. Heat represents energy from the sun, which is what fuels life on the farm. While we work indoors, nature is in high gear outside.
What do these all have in common? They are intersecting in our food supply, raising questions and risking future ability to produce food.
This article is definately worth a read.