Saturday, May 28, 2011

Non GM feed for chickens

There are many organic chicken feeds available on the market but most have soy and corn in them which are now thought to be tainted with genetically modified soy and corn. The only way to keep GM food out of your animal feed for sure is to make it or buy it without the soy and corn. I have found an organic feed for my chickens and ducks that does not have the usual soy and corn in it. 

The organic chicken feed that does not contain soy or corn is called Cascade Grower/Layer Poultry Feed. It is from Magill Ranch in Wamic, Oregon. Ask your local feed store to carry it for you if you want it.  It is more expensive than the usual organic food.

Azure Standard also carries Magill Ranch's Cascade Feed if you want to order on line for delivery. However, using Azure is more complicated than getting it from a local feed store. Here is the page with their feed on it
Azure also has some organic non-soy/corn grains that you could use for your animals.

The Non-GMO Project certifies foods that are GMO free but they don't have animal feeds listed on their site.

I am currently searching for a goat feed that is non GM certified and organic. If you know of one, please tell me. Otherwise, I will let you know when I find one.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Raw Milk: A bill to protect it

Unpasteurized Milk Bill, HR 1830 - To authorize the interstate traffic of unpastueruzed milk and milk products that are packaged for direct human consumption. If you are a raw milk drinker, or think others should have the right to drink raw milk, contact your congressional representative to tell them to support this bill.  

I am including a link here that will allow you to easily look up your federal and state representatives names and contact address/email/phone numbers.

I can't say it any better than Ron Paul. Here is how he introduced a bill on May 11th, 2011 to make it legal to sell raw milk in the United States. (It is about time!)

"Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation that allows the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines. This legislation removes an unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell or otherwise distribute, and people who wish to consume, unpasteurized milk and milk products.
Hard as it is to believe, the federal government is actually spending time and money prosecuting small businesses for the "crime" of meeting their customers' demand for unpasteurized milk! Recently the Food and Drug Administration conducted a year-long sting operation targeting Rainbow Acres Farms in Pennsylvania. As a result of this action, Rainbow Acres' customers will no longer be able to purchase unpasteurized milk from this small Amish farm.
Mr. Speaker, many Americans who the government wishes to deny the ability to purchase unpasteurized milk have done their own research and come to the conclusion that unpasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized milk. These Americans have the right to consume these products without having the federal government second-guess their judgment about what products best promote health. If there are legitimate concerns about the safety of unpasteurized milk, those concerns should be addressed at the state and local level.
I urge my colleagues to join me in promoting individual rights, the original intent of the Constitution, and federalism by cosponsoring my legislation to allow the interstate shipment of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption."