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What You Need to Know about Pork

If visions of mistreated animals injected with a continuous supply of hormones and antibiotics leave you feeling confused and terrified about your food choices—this post is for you. I’m cutting through many myths about how pork is produced, so you can rest assured you are making the right choices. For this post I interviewed Wanda Patsche, a pig farmer from Minnesota. Aren’t big farms owned by big agriculture companies? Wanda: Family farmers own 97% of pig farms. Some farms are …

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Yikes! Are there Antibiotics or Hormones in Your Milk & Dairy Foods?

Are antibiotics and hormones used in dairy cows contributing to the obesity epidemic, early puberty and antibiotic resistance? Before going down that road, we have to first we have to first ask if there are any antibiotics or hormones in milk and dairy products. In this blog post I will cover: Why are antibiotics given to cows? Antibiotics are not in milk, here’s why. Why are growth hormones given to cows? Are there any hormones in my milk and dairy food? What are the cows …

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Where Does Your Milk Come From?

Last week I had the fabulous opportunity to visit Mountain Valley Farm in beautiful Ellijay, GA. The picture above shows my colleague’s young son with Frank Wright whose family founded this farm in 1840 and he brought dairy cows here 40 years ago. First and foremost, this farm is beautiful. If you have the opportunity to go visit, it is worth the drive to Ellijay. And they have a Farm store open to the public on Friday evenings, Saturdays and …

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