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Sunday, 12 August


Susanne: Goodbye, gluten-free "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Its no exaggeration to say that lives are transformed by the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Look what happened to Susanne after her health was ruined by being gluten-free, reversed by following the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox.

Food manufacturers, out of ignorance or ruthless profiteering, have chosen to replace wheat and gluten with cornstarch, rice flour, tapioca starch, or potato starchamong the few foods that provoke high blood sugar and insulin more than even our favorite grain to bash, wheat. It means that people who are gluten-free and consume such garbage replacement products gain weight in visceral inflammatory fat, develop higher blood sugars and type 2 diabetes, glycate body proteins that lead to conditions such as cataracts and arthritis, develop hormonal distortions, and markedly increase risk for heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Gluten-free replacement foods are, in a word, awful.

Here is what Susanne learned by making the mistake of consuming gluten-free foods, now all reversed on the Wheat Belly grain-free lifestyle:

I started Wheat Belly in September of 2017. I figured Id give it a try to see if it would work for me. I had just looked into the Keto diet but hated the fact that you had to count micros and calories. It was the one thing that always discouraged me from starting a diet. Wheat Belly sounded like something I could stick with. After all, watching your carbs and eliminating grains and sugar seemed easy enough.

Prior to starting Wheat Belly, I was gluten free for 6 years. 6 years earlier a doctor noticed a nodule on my thyroid. He suggested I go gluten free, so I did. I found removing wheat kept my nodule from growing and kept my Hashimotos from getting worse. However, over the next several years food manufacturers started to get smart and began making new products with gluten free flours (corn, cassava, rice, potato, tapioca, etc) and thats when my issues really began to get worse.

Over those next 5 years I thought I was doing the right thing for my body. However, my weight kept...

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Saturday, 11 August


Monsanto to Pay $289.2M in Landmark Roundup Lawsuit Verdict "IndyWatch Feed Food"

August 10, 2018
Baum Hedlund Law

A San Francisco jury returned a verdict today in the case of a former groundskeeper with terminal cancer against Monsanto Company, ordering the agrochemical giant to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

Dewayne Lee Johnson filed the lawsuit (case no. CGC-16-550128) against St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. on Jan. 28, 2016, alleging exposure to the Roundup herbicide he sprayed while working as a groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District caused him to develop...

Friday, 10 August


Journal, Summer 2018, Digestive Disorders "IndyWatch Feed Food"




Consumers Right to Know Where Their Meat Comes From "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Speak up for consumers right to know where their meat comes from!

Right now, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows meat to bear the label Product of U.S.A. if it simply passes through a USDA-inspected plant.  That means that a company can import meat from from a steer that lived its entire life in Brazil, Uruguay, or Australia, and was processed there and then have that meat cut into steaks in a plant here and label it as Product of the U.S.A.

This loophole misleads consumers into buying meat from other countries even when they intend to buy from U.S. ranchers.  Research has shown

  • 93% of Americans want to know where their food comes from, and
  • 75% of Americans indicate the source of origin of their food is a major attribute when making their food choices.

Fortunately, the USDA is considering a petition to ensure that Product of the U.S.A. labels are only used on meat that actually comes from the USA.  This change would give Americas family ranchers a fair opportunity to market their products to American consumers who care where their food comes from and want to support products made in America.

Learn more about how the current law is hurting American grass-fed beef producers in particular:

You can help by submitting comments to the USDA by August 17, 2018.


Submit comments online:

Submit by mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20250-3700

Attention: Ms. Mary Porretta, Petitions Manager

Office of Policy and Program Development

Reference: Petition 18-05

Writers Block?

Your letter will carry far more weight if its written in your own words and focused on YOUR reasons for caring about this issue.  It can be as short or as long as you like.

Here are some questions that can help get started:

  • If youre a consumer:

o   Is it important to you to buy from U.S. farmers and ranchers?

o   Do you look for a product of the U.S.A. label and assume it means that the animal was raised in this country?

o   Are you willin...


House Farm Bill Fails. . . For Now "IndyWatch Feed Food"


Work requirements are already part of the SNAP program, but the new proposal would eliminate exemptions for people with young children (over the age of six, but still too young to be left at home alone), and it relies heavily on training programs that are not yet in place in many areas of the country. The last farm bill funded ten pilot projects for training programs, to identify best practices as well as to identify and address funding and implementation challenges. The results of the pilot projects arent done yet, so many people have raised concerns that its not clear how to implement these programs in a feasible manner. In addition, by changing to a per-week requirement (as opposed to the per-month work requirement under the current program), the new requirements could disqualify many part-time workers, from waitresses to seasonal farm labor, who dont have control over their hours.

For decades, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has provided funds to help farmers who choose to implement practices on their farm that promote long-term sustainability. This funding has enabled farmers to help promote healthy soil, water, air and wildlife habitats that benefit everyoneand, at the same time, improve the profitability of their operations. CSP funds have been used by livestock producers to build cross-fencing, install water lines and take other measures t...


Hippie Food by Jonathan Kauffman "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed The Way We Eat
By Jonathan Kauffman
William Morrow and Company

When my family take our normal Sunday drive to and from town, my kids favorite post-church activity is listening to food shows on the radio. One Sunday, the radio announced an interview for a new book on the history of health food in the U.S. I was intrigued because, while there is plenty of material on the history of U.S. farming and nutrition over the past fifty years, I hadnt seen too many books about this aspect of history.

A few days later, I found myself sitting down to enjoy Jonathan Kauffmans Hippie Food, a briskly paced, beautifully written and bounteously researched book on the history of the U.S. health food movement since the middle of the twentieth century. It starts with a good introductions, covering the rapid changes in Americans dietary habits that took place in the sixties and seventies, touching on farming, food and finances in a few pages. Kauffman brings these data to life with historical examples from primary sources. For example, the sudden drop in Americas spending on foodfrom around 25 percent of income to about 15 percentis apparent in the cookbooks and convenience stores of the time.

Against this backdrop of a nation quickly moving to the displacing foods of modern commerce (as Dr. Weston A. Price called them), the countercultural forces of the sixties and seventies, along with increasing wealth, created a window of resistance. From food co-ops to the first organic farms, all sorts of people and groups sought an alternative to the homogenization of food and culture that was taking place. Kauffman makes an important comment at the books beginning, stating, I have no interest in telling you why you should be eating it. Rather I want to know why so many other people did. His work isnt an endorsement or argument in favor of any particular dietary philosophy but instead an exploration of the brief but important part of our nations history that helps us understand the health food movement today.

Kauffman structures his exploration in three parts. The first three chapters cover pre-1968 figures and forces that set the stage for the revolutionary period of 1968-1974. This latter period, while culturally important and consequential, was brief and gave way to the rise of the post-1974 baby boomer lifestyle revolution. These three historical periods provide the overall structure to Kauffmans story of our nations eventual embrace of some aspects of hippie food.

The first chapter alone is worth the price of admission. Kauffmans colorful but concise writing quickly moves the reader across a cadre of individuals whose health teachings, almost seventy years later, still...


TPV Podcast, Episode 312: 6 Year Podversary Show "IndyWatch Feed Food"

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