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Friday Food News-Farming family, Eat Real Event, Wheat may affect Diabetes, Monsanto’s legacy, the real Swine Flu info.

Posted by chefmax on August 28, 2009

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From the NYTIMES, By Christine Muhlke, a really good story of a farming family that is fighting the good fight. They are also tied in with Chef Rick Bayless and he has helped them grow some really cool items. Great story.

If you are in the East Bay area this weekend there is a a Eat Real Event. From SFGATE, By Tara Duggan. Jack London Market, Jack London Square (at Embarcadero and Webster), Oakland. 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the beer shed can be purchased in advance, at $20 for eight tastes ($25 at the door). Cash only (credit cards accepted at beer shed). See for times, tickets and locations of special events.

A new study shows that consumption of wheat may contribute to type 1 Diabetes. From Healthday, an overview of this study.

Monsanto’s legacy. From the Organic Consumer Association, a report on a scientist in Argentina that has received threats over his findings that the herbicide has some serious health hazards. Not really a surprise is it? See FOOD INC.

Also form the  Organic Consumer Association, a break down the real issues with the Swine Flu. You do not need to just blindly wait for a vaccine that may not work and contains very questionable ingredients. It is a good idea to know the facts and not just the propaganda.

Sorry to end on a couple of downers. I know we can change things for the better but we have to beat down the false information that is gobbled up by people that hate for no real reason. I hope you have a great weekend and I will talk with you on Monday.

Chef Max



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