Why We Cook Sally Fallon Morell shows why many foods need to be cooked
Mitochondria and Health Wayne Feister tells us why the mitochondria are all-important
Prenatal Ultrasound: Not So Sound Children’s Health Defense explains the risks of prenatal ultrasound
Dissecting Fake Burgers Sally Fallon Morell discusses lab-grown meat, GMO soy burgers and other tasteless junk
- President’s Message: The Fifty-Fifty Pledge
- Letters: Letters to the Editor of Wise Traditions
- Caustic Commentary: Sally Fallon Morell takes on the Diet Dictocrats
- Reading Between the Lines Merinda Teller explains what microwave ovens do to your food
- The Wise Traditions Pantry Kelly the Kitchen Kop suggests how to get your spouse on board with real food
- Homeopathy Journal Anke Zimmermann discusses perinatal trauma
- Technology As Servant John Moody on why to avoid hair dyes
- WAPF Podcast Interview Thaddeus Owen on the importance of sunlight
- All Thumbs Book Reviews
- Tim’s DVD Reviews
- Legislative Updates Judith McGeary keeps us up to date on
- Vaccination Updates Kendall Nelson explains why flu shots are unsafe and ineffective
- A Campaign for Real Milk:
- Healthy Baby Gallery: More Wise Traditions babies!
by Sally Fallon Morell
With this issue we celebrate twenty years of the Weston A. Price Foundation—the date of our incorporation was September 2, 1999! See pages ten and twenty-five for a walk down memory lane.
In honor of our birthday, WAPF has launched a campaign called the Fifty-Fifty Pledge, a drive asking our members to spend at least 50 percent of their food dollar purchasing raw milk and raw milk products, meat, poultry, eggs, produce and other nutrient-dense foods directly from local farmers and artisans.
In today’s world of corporate agriculture and food industry consolidation, the only way that we can save our pasture-based, pesticide-free farms is to make a conscious effort to purchase food directly from conscientious farmers. If you are lucky enough to live near such a farm, just make a habit of visiting the farm every week or two. If you are far from a farm, consider banding together with a few friends to take turns picking up your farm food, or join one of the many food clubs that deliver farm-fresh food to food drops.
Moreover, the highest quality food today is mostly produced on regenerative family farms. For those of you not in the habit of purchasing from a farm, you can start now by giving yourself and your family the gift of improved health by patronizing your local farmer. For sources of local food, contact your WAPF chapter leader or go to websites like realmilk.com and farmmatch.com. The health of present and future generations depends on a prosperous small-farm sector.
Purchasing your food directly from local farmers doesn’t mean you have to forego the world’s marketplace. With the other 50 percent of your food dollar, you can celebrate how small the world has become, enjoying rice and pineapple, spices and exotic ingredients from remote parts of the globe. Modern technology gives us terrible processed food—which we need to make every effort to avoid—but also allows us to have the best of both worlds, local and international.
We are looking forward to the best of everything—food, speakers, exhibitors, friends, networking—at Wise Traditions 2019, our 20th annual conference! We hope you will join us to celebrate. We have a terrific program planned, with many new speakers as well as perennial favorites. For further information and to register, see pages fourteen to seventeen, or visit wisetraditons.org.