WISE TRADITIONS REGIONAL CONFERENCE – BUFFALO, NEW YORK
The Wise Traditions regional conference is coming to Buffalo, NY, September 15 – 16, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel & Conference Center.
Four educational tracks – Traditional Foods, Wise Healers, Raw Milk and Wise Entrepreneurs will feature speakers:
Sally Fallon Morell author of Nourishing Traditions Cookbook
Michael Schmidt Canadian raw milk hero
Kathy Pirtle, author of Performance Without Pain
Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom (NA), homeopath and contributor to Wise Traditions journal
Plus a host of regional speakers.
For more information visit www.westonaprice.org/buffalo
Early bird registration for WAPF members is $195 or $160 for senior/student members.
WISE TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
We are also gearing up for our large annual conference. We have a great list of speakers. Please plan on meeting us in Santa Clara, CA at our 13th annual International Wise Traditions Conference, November 8-12, 2012.
IN THE NEWS
RAW MILK VICTORY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
HB 1402 (2012), the proposed bill to allow for direct sales of raw milk products without a milk-producer-distributor license for certain small scale dairy producer-distributors in New Hampshire, was signed by the governor this past week. After having been passed by the NH House, the bill went to the Senate, where it passed without any further opposition by the FDA or any other party.
This result would not have been obtained without the Weston A. Price Foundation’s rebuttal to the testimony of John Sheehan of the FDA that was filed in early March. You can access the document here: http://realmilk.com/documents/ResponsetoJohnSheehanTestimony.pdf
RAW MILK VENDING MACHINE
The first raw milk vending machine is selling 200 litres of real milk every day in a tiny settlement in Golden Bay. The owners want to expand throughout New Zealand. This article was in the Nelson Mail in May, see the positive comments: http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/6932212/Public-lap-up-sales-of-raw-milk
OZARK RAW MILK PROTEST
Ozarks Farmers Protest Raw Milk Restrictions by Distributing in Health Department Parking Lot – kspr.com http://bit.ly/MhOHfy #wapf #rawmilk
We have 573 chapters worldwide. These volunteers are generously and diligently working to help people in their area find nutrient-dense foods. Some chapter leaders also choose to host meetings. If you have a farm food or artisan food product they should know about, please contact your Local Chapter Leader. If you are looking for foods or want to see whether there are meetings in your area, please see the list of Local Chapters on our website and in our journal.
If you don’t see one in your area, check again later, we are getting new chapters weekly, or consider offering to be a Chapter Leader yourself. Besides being a member and submitting a short annual report, your only obligation is to provide a list of food sources for those who contact you. Meetings are appreciated but are optional.
CHAPTER LEADER NEWS
Sarah Pope created a podcast with her radio interview for 100.7FM St. Louis in May discussing bone broth and promoting the Wise Traditions Regional Conference: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/podcast-of-what-about-nutrition-radio-interview/
LATEST BLOG POSTINGS
KAAYLA DANIEL’S BLOG: Recovery from Modern Diets
Soy-Ling of America: Second-hand Soy from Animal Feeds
People who are allergic to soy may also react to eggs, dairy and flesh foods. This is usually chalked up to multiple allergies, but the cause might well be soy residues from the soy-based chows fed to poultry, cows, sheep and fish. In her latest blog “The Soy-ling of America: Second-hand Soy in Animal Foods,” Dr. Kaayla Daniel looks at evidence proving soy isoflavones end up in egg yolks, organs and muscle meats.
CHRIS MASTERJOHN’S BLOG: Mother Nature Obeyed
The Maasai, an Interlude — What Does All This Sociocultural and Historical Stuff Have to Do With Heart Disease?
In this post, Chris explains why we need to understand the culture and history of the Maasai in order to understand their freedom of heart disease. Using illustrative examples from debates between the research teams of George Mann, Bruce Taylor, and Jose Day, he shows how issues of spirituality, social organization, interactions with governments, and many other issues may impact both the risk of heart disease independently of diet and the Maasai diet itself.
FARM TO CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
WAPF APPEAL LETTER
The annual appeal letter was mailed June 8, 2012 to all Weston A. Price Foundation members. Every year, our President, Sally Fallon Morell, encourages WAPF members to join and donate to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. The letter describes some of the important work the Fund has done to safeguard our beloved nutrient-dense foods, especially raw milk.
This year, the $100 donor gift is unique! An official limited edition organic cotton WAPF tee shirt in two styles for ladies and adults. If you prefer to join or donate online, please visit www.farmtoconsumer.org/appeal2012 by August 31, 2012. These tee shirts will not be available for sale following the appeal.
The $250 donor gift is the popular Benefactor Appreciation Event at Joel and Teresa Salatin’s Polyface Farm, including 2.5 hour hay wagon tour with Joel, lunch featuring farm-fresh-fare with the Salatin family, interns and staff, a tasting of local wines, $10 gift certificate to spend in the Polyface Farm store, and a short program with a drawing for gifts including $250 in Polyface Farm Store gift certificates.
For more information about the Polyface event visit www.farmtoconsumer.org/polyface
FTCLDF 5th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund by attending the Celebration, Saturday July 7 at P.A. Bowen Farmstead, the farm and home of Geoffrey Morell and Sally Fallon Morell, located in Brandywine, Maryland. http://farmtoconsumer.org/5years/index.htm
The Celebration Farmstead Lunch and Tour is 11 am – 4 pm. Tickets are $75 for adults, and $95 after June 29. If you want to see the farm through Sally’s eyes, purchase the Premium Tour and Breakfast Upgrade for an additional $100. That event begins at 8:30 am. All proceeds benefit the FTCLDF. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in donating foods or exhibiting.
LATEST PRESS RELEASES
Nutrition Non-Profit Opposes Costly USDA Animal ID Plan
See this and our latest and archived press releases at: http://www.westonaprice.org/press
Membership now stands a 14,423, increase of nearly 2,000 in the last 6 months! We are grateful to all the members who have helped encourage others to join. Thanks also to those who offer gift memberships to their friends and family.
We keep membership fees low but depend largely on these fees to accomplish our many projects. Our membership is growing thereby allowing us to take on new projects and continue with old ones. Consider a gift membership for your next birthday present, wedding or baby shower gift.
We have produced a membership poster; we would be happy to send you a free copy. Email email@example.com to request one. We suggest displaying it next to our brochures in an office, store, meeting, etc.
TALKS BY SALLY FALLON MORELL
Please check our calendar page for upcoming events: http://www.westonaprice.org/calendar/calendar
July 7 – Aquasco, Maryland JOIN THE CELEBRATION – this promises to be a fun day.
Tour of the P. A. Bowen Farmstead, which will host the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/5years/index.htm
September 15 – 16; Buffalo, NY: WAPF Regional Conference. http://www.westonaprice.org/2012-buffalo-regional-conference/2012-buffalo-regional-conference
November 8-11 – Santa Clara, CA: 13th Annual Wise Traditions Conference http://www.westonaprice.org/2012-conference/2012-conference
Q. What is the difference between the principle trans fat “elaidic acid” found in hydrogenated oils and the “elaidic acid” found in meat? Your web site claims that trans fats are extremely harmful to the body yet meat, which is one of the health foods you promote, contains the same trans fats chemically identical to the ones found in hydrogenated oils. Can you explain this?
A. Hydrogenated oils contain a whole range of trans fats, the vast majority harmful to the body. Butter and meat fats contain only one trans fat, trans-vaccenic acid, which the body turns into CLA, a beneficial substance.
Q. My mother has a feeding tube and I cringe to see what they are giving her. What are other options?
A. We are not experts on this question. A good option is raw milk. For further information visit http://lucysrealfood.com/basic%20instructions.htm
Q. Why does the infant formulas include lots of vegetable oils like sunflower and olive oil? These are very high in linoleic acid.
A. Answer from Chris Masterjohn. The amount of sunflower oil and olive oil in the infant formula recipe provides the amount of unsaturated fatty acids found in the milk of modern American mothers. I have found compelling evidence that arachidonic acid and DHA are necessary for infant development, but not linoleic acid. That said, linoleic acid serves as a precursor for arachidonic acid, so I think the formula should have some linoleic acid (mainly from the sunflower oil). However, it is likely that current linoleic acid levels in breast milk are higher than they otherwise would be, not because they are needed, but because they are present in excess as a result of the consumption of vegetable oils. So I think the amount of linoleic acid in the formula should be normalized to pre-1960 data for Americans, or, better, if they are available, to data from breast milk concentrations of mothers from traditionally living populations that had not yet encountered dietary vegetable oils at the time the data were collected. This would mean reducing the amount of sunflower oil by half.
Q. Nitrates: It is confusing that WAPF has always advised against using meats cured with nitrates but then they highlighted an article about bacon by The Naughty Nutritionist which contradicts that advice.
A. Answer from Kaayla Daniel, PhD We are learning! And the article exposes the myth that the celery salt-cured bacons found at Whole Foods are nitrite free. They are not. It appears the old fashioned method may be preferable for all the reasons discussed in the article. And nitrites in the presence of Vitamin C do not convert in the body to nitrosamines.
Given the fact that hardly any true, old-fashioned traditionally made bacon from pastured pigs is available, we will continue to recommend bacons such as Applegate etc in our Shopping Guide as “good” because they are preferable to regular commercial supermarket bacon. However, regardless of what it says on the label, “no added nitrites” does not mean nitrite free. Indeed the nitrite content could be quite high.
DO YOU EVER SHOP ON AMAZON?
YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES CAN GENERATE INCOME FOR WAPF
If you ever purchase items from Amazon.com, your purchase can generate referral fees for the Weston A. Price Foundation if you click through to Amazon from our website.
All our Thumbs Up book and DVD reviews have links to buy them on Amazon (such as our NAPD review here: www.westonaprice.org/thumbs-up-reviews/nutrition-and-physical-degeneration), or you can just go directly to our Amazon Store at http://astore.amazon.com/thewestonapri-20 (click on the “Powered by Amazon.com” link to shop Amazon in general).
You don’t have to buy one of the items we’ve linked to; ANY purchase you make after clicking though from our site earns WAPF a small commission. Over the years these small amounts have added up and really helped. So bookmark our store and click through from there whenever you want to buy from Amazon, and you’ll help fund our work just by shopping!
Visit Weston A. Price exhibits at these upcoming events! Thank you to the volunteers that staff these exhibits, providing important service for their community.
If you’d like to staff an exhibit in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
June 22 – 24 – Grass Valley, CA
Exhibitors – Chapter Leaders Shan Kendall & Cathe’ Fish
June 23 – South Jordan, UT
LDS Holistic Living Conference
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Anji Sandage
Healthy Home Party – Moms Meet
Exhibitor – Donna Chapin
July 7 – Sept. 29 – Pagosa Springs, CO
Exhibitors – Chapter Leader Zoe Groulx
July 7 – Brandywine, MD
FTCLDF 5th Anniversary Celebration
July 12 – 14 – San Antonio, TX
Reformation Food and Family Conference
Exhibitors – Chapter Leaders Karl & Nancy Gail Falster
July 20 – 21 – Sugarcreek, OH
Family Farm Field Day
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Owen Yoder
July 22 – Red Deer, AB, Canada
Screening of Food Matters
Exhibitor – Chapter Leader Jem Mathieson
July 27 – 28 – Christiana, PA
Family Days on the Farm
Volunteer needed, please contact email@example.com
July 27 – 29 – Kissimmee, FL
FL Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Conference
Exhibitors – Pete Kennedy, Esq. and Gene’ Walls
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