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Foodie Friday: Janet Gilles on Changing Diets

Evolutionary Diets and the Value of Traditional Herbs and SpicesBy Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / June 19, 2009 As our food supply gets further and further away from traditional origins, new diseases crop up in the landscape. Peanuts, … Continue reading

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Too Cheap to Meter – Janet Gilles

Warning, Danger AheadJanet Gilles It is tempting to believe that a simple solution such as the single payer system will solve our health care crisis. However, modern science offers a new challenge to public health. Nuclear energy was too cheap … Continue reading

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J. Gilles : Medical Means Toxic

Public health and the pharmaceutical mythBy Janet Gilles / May 11, 2008 / The Rag Blog Onward with the lesson that medical means toxic, the FDA cannot approve a drug without establishing the level at which it will kill half … Continue reading

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Concentrated Salad on Foodie Friday – J. Gilles

Bearing in mind that our food supply, coming now from giant megacorporations far away, grown on poor soils, does not have the same nutrient content (see here) as it did when we were growing up, in fact far less, ways … Continue reading

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Friends of New Journalism

FRIENDS Anonymous Shelley Allison Roger Baker Ryan Bernard Sherwood Bishop Joan Brochstein Paul Buhle Brady Coleman Cecilla Colomé Robert C. Cottrell Richard Croxdale Mike Davis Donna DeCesare Mercedes de Uriarte Claire deYoung Bernardine Dohrn & Bill Ayers Thorne Webb Dreyer … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday : Bread, Puppets, and Boiled Veggies

Bread and Puppet Theater. Image from Akimbo.Health care:Bread and Puppet aioli By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / March 5, 2010 See “Boil those veggies!” by Janet Gilles, Below. Anyone taking in the recent health care “debate” — in … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform : Our Christmas Eve Present

Congress’ health care reformPromises huge returns for all ‘Their principal job is to reinforce the great ideas of yesterday while suppressing the great ideas of tomorrow.’ — Deepak Chopra on skeptics. By Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / December … Continue reading

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Cannabis Commerce : Wasted Potential

Graphic from sloshspot. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Put that in your pipe and smoke it Love it or hate it, people smoke marijuana — lots of it. In some states marijuana consumption and possession have been decriminalized, and even … Continue reading

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BOOKS / ‘Eating Animals’ : The Beef with Factory Farms

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals:A sweeping indictment of factory farms …what we should be talking about is how upward of 99 percent of animals are raised and what it does to them, what it does to the environment, what it … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: Food Is Power

Graphic from the Environmental Working Group.The Carbon TradeBy Janet Gilles / The Rag Blog / September 11, 2009 Seventy percent of the farm subsidy goes to just a small number of states in the upper Mississippi River basin, where farmers … Continue reading

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Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene

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