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Support Chickens

Did you know? September is National Chicken Month!

Whether you do or don't consume chicken, you may be interested in raising awareness about the welfare of these animals.  It's important not only for the chicken's "chickenness" but also for the consumers who eat these animals.  Recent findings show that consumers distrust the chicken industry, and for good reasons.

This video very briefly summarizes the problems with modern-day factory farm practices:

PETA outlines--with disturbing images--the horrible practices of chicken farming in the U.S.  The answer for many--including myself, for two years--is to simply avoid eating chicken.

However, if you wish to continue consuming poultry while keeping the animal's (and your!) health in mind, there are things you can do!  In an ideal world, we'd all be in close reach of a farm we could rely on to properly raise our poultry for us (like Polyface Farm) , but that's not always an option.  Even when shopping at …

Debunk the Debunkers and listen for yourself

Last week, my dad sent me a link to an article about Michael Pollan and the Paleo diet.  He knows that I'm a big fan of BOTH, so it made sense that he'd forward this to me, and I was eager to read it.

You can read the original article here: Michael Pollan Explains What's Wrong With The Paleo Diet"- The celebrated food author dishes on how to eat well: less meat, more microbes, and cook it for yourself.".  Based on the title, you'd logically assume that this interview was just that: The Great Michael Pollan going through reasons why the "paleo diet" is wrong.  If you read the full article, you may still think that. But, if you listen to the actual interview... you see this title is completely misleading.

First, I read the article (by Cynthia Graber), and immediately sent my reactions back to my dad.  To be clear, my gripes below are with the article's framing and titling, not with Pollan's arguments.

My initial email response:

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