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Primalisms: Gag Laws, Raw Food, Green Smoothies & More

May 25, 2012

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1) B.C. law to ban information on farm outbreaks – Overrides Freedom of Information law, carries stiff penalty. Complete BS:

B.C.’s Liberal government is poised to further choke off the flow of public information, this time with respect to disease outbreaks. The Animal Health Act, expected to be passed into law by month’s end, expressly over-rides B.C.’s Freedom of Information Act, duct-taping shut the mouths of any citizens – or journalists – who would publicly identify the location of an outbreak of agriculture-related disease such as the deadly bird flu.

“A person must refuse, despite the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, to disclose . . . information that would reveal that a notifiable or reportable disease is or may be present in a specific place or on or in a specific vehicle,” Section 16 of the Act reads.

It is quite conceivable that the provincial government, in the event of a disease outbreak at a farm, would delay releasing a warning in order to protect the farm in question or the industry it’s part of.

2) The Raw Food Diet for Pets. You don’t eat cookies, why would you feed your pets kibble?

3) How Green Smoothies Can Devastate Your Health

The vegetables used in green smoothies are almost without exception high oxalate foods.  Over time, a high oxalate diet can contribute to some very serious health problems particularly if you are one of the 20% of people (1 in 5) that have a genetic tendency to produce oxalates or if you suffer from candida or other fungal challenge.   In those cases, a high oxalate diet can deal a devastating blow to health.

4) Cool all-glass (no plastic, no metal) canning and storage jars/containers.

5) Recipes for all sorts of vegetable chips.

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Aaron May 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I was digging around trying to find the reasons supporters of the Animal Health Act give for the law and found this: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2012AGRI0019-000750.htm

It’s from the Minister of Agriculture, so buyer beware. But if you believe what he says it doesn’t sound so bad.

Having said that, I think it’s just protection for Big business – I guess you guys aren’t immune to it up their either. Sigh.

And I loved the green smoothie article. Don’t overeat certain greens, and when you do consume them, make sure to do it with butter. Stir that pot!

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[email protected] May 27, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Thanks for digging up that link! I agree, with emphasis on “if you believe what he says”. The problem of course is the question of how long it’ll take to “confirm” and if it’ll ever actually get “confirmed”. I still feel that freedom of speech should prevail, along with a healthy dose of “better safe than sorry”.

I was happy to read that green smoothie article as well. Another one of those things that are all the rage in terms of being conventionally healthy.

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