Industrial Agriculture is Killing U.S. Honeybees

Honeybees have been in the headlines in recent years, and the news isn’t good. Alarming numbers of honeybees have disappeared without a trace, up to 70% in some parts of the country. This is bad news not only if you like honey, but also if you like to eat. Commercial honeybees are responsible for pollinating […]

Spelt Spells Relief for Wheat Sensitive

Are you sensitive to wheat? If you are, you are not alone. By some estimates, over 40% of the population has some degree of sensitivity to wheat. Symptoms may include indigestion, stomach pains, gas and bloating, as well as fatigue, headaches, excessive mucus, skin eruptions and increased pulse rate. Why would a food which has […]

Buffalo: the Other Red Meat

“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam.” This well-known song hearkens back to a time when the Great Plains of North America were the wild range of the American bison, commonly known as the buffalo. Enormous herds of buffalo, described as so numerous they blackened the plains as far as the eye could […]

Mangos: the King of Fruits

This is the age of miracles and wonders. Like being able to eat fresh mangos when you live in Southeast Alaska. Whenever I start bemoaning the horrors of modern life, I remind myself that there is a lot good about living in these times and in this place. If our ancestors could see how we […]

Organic Diet Lowers Kids’ Pesticide Exposure

Anyone who has been around kids knows that they can be big consumers of vegetables, fruits and fruit juices, especially relative to their size. This has led researchers to wonder just how much of the residual pesticides in produce children are being exposed to. A study conducted several years ago on the effects of income […]