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Milk, Milk everywhere!

I’m not one who buys everything organic. But when it comes to milk it’s a different story altogether.

I grew up drinking fresh cows milk that got home delivered each day and the milkman pouring in an extra 200 ml in the little glass that I used to hold, trying to be like mum.   1,126 more words


Straight, No Chaser: Food Contamination and Protecting Yourself From Foodborne Illness

Those of you who are regular readers of Straight, No Chaser may have heard me say that everything you place in your mouth either harms or helps you. 894 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Ball FreshTech Canner - Not Just for Canning Anymore

When Ball put out their FreshTech electric water bath canner this year, which I previously reviewed here, they also advertised it with some additional uses, beyond just using it as a canner. 981 more words


Apple Cider Safety

Fall is here, the apple harvest is in full swing and that means it’s time for cider! I do enjoy apple cider, but am cautious because it has been involved in a number of foodborne illness outbreaks. 277 more words

Food Safety

Raw Milk’s “Health Benefits” Are Mostly Imaginary

Maybe you like the taste of raw milk. (That’s more likely because it’s grass-fed than because it’s raw, but okay.) But if you’re chasing after health benefits in raw milk, think again.

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Modern Alternative Mama: How Did This Get "Past Your Eyes"?

Regular readers of crunchy mommy blogger Modern Alternative Mama (Kate Tietje) know that she’s an ardent opponent of pasteurization.1,2,3,4  According to Kate’s twisted view of science, pasteurization kills all the “good” bacteria in food products (milk, honey, etc.), leaving room for the “bad” bacteria to grow. 337 more words


Another health food tampered with! Any guesses?? Almonds it is!

Natural, raw, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Loaded with minerals, they are among the healthiest of tree nuts. 527 more words