Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
“Beyond the issue of poor nutritional quality are methods of food production and distribution that have additional negative effects on human and environmental health. These methods have contributed to the development of antibiotic resistance; air and water pollution; contamination of food and water with animal waste, pesticides, hormones, and other toxins; increased dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels (including fertilizers); and a food system that is increasingly vulnerable to accidental or intentional contamination. These methods of food production and distribution are inherent parts of the prevailing agricultural system, which is may be referred to as “conventional farming, modern agriculture, or industrial farming.”
In other words, it’s time to find a new way of doing things.
As part of the AMA policy resolution:
- That our AMA support practices and policies in medical schools, hospitals, and other health care facilities that support and model a healthy food system, which provides food and beverages of naturally high nutritional quality, is environmentally sustainable and economically viable, and supports human dignity and justice.
- That our AMA encourage the development of a healthier food system through the US Farm Bill and other federal legislation.
- That our AMA consider working with other health care and public health organizations to educate the health care community and the public about the importance of healthy and ecologically sustainable food systems.
According to the same Council on Science and Public Health report “Optimal public health requires a good, healthy food supply, but the United States cannot have a good, healthy food supply without a sustainable food system.”
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
This statement is screaming at me today. Many conversations in my little village lately about "change" but it is fascinating to me that those speaking about change are doing the same things that have always been done -- I hear "that's the way its always been done" and other cliche's.
It makes me crazy (eeeeeeekkk).
In my opinion (and remember this is only my opinion and not meant to judge anyone elses thoughts) our best bet is to all get together... Create community... STOP the madness... Do and think differently - it is safe! The Universe WILL provide! Lets NOT do what has always been done, lets DARE to be different, lets LISTEN to our hearts and remember we ALL want to be happy. Okay, there I have opened the door, peeked inside, and wow have I seen an amazing future - which begins right now in this moment!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
The weekend was such a blast! Felt like we were going to prom... dressing up, giggling, feeling like movie stars, and then the prom pics... Our friend Sidney was our "chaffeaur" and she took photos of us for (of course) future "blackmail" -- tee hee hee. So, here is the one that I really love and hope you all had a great weekend too!