Monday, September 16, 2013

Eight Foods

Maybe eight food additives or processes is a better way to describe this, but I found this very interesting.

"4. Potassium bromate (or bromated flour): Great for impatient bakers, bad for your kidneys and nervous system.  Found in: Wraps, rolls, bread crumbs, bagel chips, flat breads.
Why it’s dangerous: Derived from the same harmful chemical as brominated vegetable oil, brominated flour is used to decrease baking time and reduce costs. Only problem is, it’s linked to kidney damage, cancer, and nervous system damage.
Where it’s banned: Europe, Canada, and China."

We have become pretty cautious shoppers over the years.  Healthy, nutrient dense food is too rare to try and find and pretty expensive!  What we grow in the garden can rarely be topped in the Kroger Garden we normally shop at.

Take a look at the list.  Do you use those food additives?  It's about impossible not to in the states unless you have a very individualized program going.  I don't know anyone who really does except for avoidance of most of this "bad list" which is very difficult to do.  Do you think it's important to avoid them?

LuAnn froze another batch of our big tomato crop yesterday.  I sprayed Crossbow on a few noxious weeds I have left, is this a conflict of interest?

It is not a conflict of interest on a modern day farm or about any property out here in the country.  Residents will have a chance to discuss these things at the Farm Science Review near London, Ohio starting early tomorrow morning.  I might sneak up for a day but the main priority this week is to be at Keith Schlapkohl's farm at Stockton, Iowa for his field day Thursday come rain or shine.  Some of the speakers there are very knowledgeable about healthy nutrient dense food and crops.

I am having computer problems again probably thanks to the huge volume of material I run through each day and not enough time managing it.  I am old school and I store too much stuff.  One good reader prints it out and puts it in a notebook.  I also have notebooks full of these topics.

Hope to see some of you at Farm Science Review or Stockton Iowa Thursday.

Ed Winkle

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