This book made me go vegetarian for 4 years.
However - I also note that this strain could also be killed by....cooking the spinach. Which is still a hell of a lot healthier than using ammonia.
I think a lot of you know that we are doing incentive programs for SNAP (food stamps) and WIC purchases at 14&U and BFM this season. We will be giving bonus dollars to low- income customers to increase their purchasing power of fruits and vegetables at market.
We have been petitioning the Mayor;s office to put $150,000 in the 2013 budget to support these programs at farmers' markets citywide. And we just heard that it might happen -- IF the Mayor hears from a LOT of us today and tomorrow.
WE NEED YOUR HELP--- It will just take 60 seconds.
Please call Mayor Gray Today or Friday before 3 pm! Phone calls make a big impact.
It's a beautiful day, so maybe you can use this call from your cell phone as an excuse to step outside for a minute....
Please call the Mayor's Office at 202-727-6263 -- or you can stay at your computer and email firstname.lastname@example.org -- and relay the following message -- just the first two line will be fine if you are calling in.
"My name is ____ and I am a supporter of D.C. farmers' markets, especially [name of market(s) you support].Please put $150,000 into the fiscal year 2013 budget for farmers' market incentive programs for SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program), WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) recipients. This District support would help leverage additional investments from foundations and other donors. It would help low-income consumers double the amount of fruits and vegetables they can purchase at participating farmers markets and generate local economic activity."
End of message to Mayor's office.
Thank you for supporting nutrition incentive programs at 14&U, BFM and other markets across the city.!
This, from the second page of the article. The last ten years have seen some great trends in expanded consciousness and availability of healthy, high quality food, but even if you're lucky enough to live in a place with farmer's markets and CSAs it's still really expensive. As usual, the profit lies in catering to the affluent, in the form of luxury supermarkets like Whole Foods and spinning out organic-labeled versions of everything at double the price. This is all good and well, but the vast majority of people don't need to switch to eating grass-fed beef so much as they need to alter their basic eating habits. Myself included!
With meat, it's not quite as easy to wash it off, or boil it for 10 minutes, without making the food unappetizing. Yeah, you cook it if you've got a burger, but I'm trying to find evidence that the temperature at which you'd cook a burger is enough to kill off the e. coli.
But it actually speaks to a larger difference between "processing" vegetables vs. meat for mass consumption. I'll admit my experience with processing vegetables and produce is confined to home cooking and my forays into home canning, but if you're gonna do any canning you do still have to take a bit of a self-taught crash course
Anyway, my basic question is: If meat is so 'dangerous' how come more people don't get sick from it? It seems fairly obvious to me that if Americans do something hundreds of billions of times a year, and hardly anyone gets sick from it or dies, then it's not dangerous.
The number of people who died of bubonic plague last year was also pretty damn small. You still think THAT'S dangerous, right?....
The plague victims had a 50/50 chance of surviving due to symptoms such as high fevers and internal bleeding that caused black spots and large tumors. “The victim feels a profound depression, and death usually comes after three to five days. ” he Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, it has been conclusively proven via analysis of ancient DNA from plague victims in northern and southern Europe that the pathogen responsible is the Yersinia pestis bacterium. Thought to have started in China, it travelled along the Silk Road and reached the Crimea by 1346.
From there it was probably carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. It spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60 percent of Europe's population
reducing world population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in the 14th century.
It has been pointed out that Americans experience a slew of diseases and maladies – cancer, for instance – at much higher rates than any other known population in history. People have lots of theories about this, and of course when you're talking about billions of people it's hard to narrow down exact causes.
Basically, I don't think you can rule out problems with meat-eating by pointing at the general health of Americans.
Well, there's a honking great study just out that begs to differ
This is exactly the sort of comment people used to make about smoking back when the health consequences of smoking were first becoming widely understood. No one is saying "eat a steak and you'll drop dead"--they're saying "eat red meat five times a week and your chances of getting a whole variety of cancers increase substantially."
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