Organic Valley, a face palm, and assorted other mind meanderings.
A few weeks ago, I emailed Organic Valley about an article I’d read. Their total response is here: [url]http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82249-4.html#post1154742[/url] Also, my very first bitch/post in this journal was one of being purely pissed off at the squirrelly-ness of our food producers.
Some of the highlights of the OV response were:
[quote] None of our cows are allowed to consume any GE Cropps or GMO grains as it is prohibited in the Organic Program.
On January 27, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced their decision to fully deregulate Roundup Ready Alfalfa for commercial sale. This decision impacts our food security, the diversity of our agricultural system and consumer choice. The issue is especially critical for the growing organic dairy sector, through which many farmers rely on organic alfalfa for feed. We are deeply disappointed with the USDA's decision.
Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative strongly opposes GMOs. GMOs are a continued trend in industrial agriculture, pushing the small family farmer off the farm with cheaper food and more expensive on-farm costs. The safety of GMOs is highly questionable. Worse, there is no labeling of products that use GMOs, so consumers cannot make choices in the market place.
The USDA's decision can only renew our commitment to fight GMOs. This will be a life long struggle for many of us, and one that we can never give up on. We will continue to explore all available legal and regulatory actions we can take to protect organic farmers and consumers, and develop ways to maintain the integrity of our products given this new decision. [/quote]
The best news in all of that for me (and after all, it is all about me) is that not only do I not have to switch to butter from another country, but OV brands can be found in just plain old grocery stores.
Y’all know I love Paula Deen. Even though about half the stuff she makes is full of sugar, I do enjoy her attitude and how much she loves food. Besides, she starts just about every recipe with butter.
I have to say though, that she did kind of cross a line with me when she messed with burgers. After all, I take my burgers seriously enough that it was the pink slime debacle that led me to paleo and primal information in the first place.
It’s a 2008 episode according to Hulu. Title is Brunch Club. The burger starts off okay. 85/15 beef, parsley, onion, s&p, garlic powder. She uses cooking spray, but heck, in 2008, so did I, so I’m not going to get too upset. Grill 4-5 min on each side.
Then, she gets all primal, actually and tops the burger with a fried egg and some bacon. Now we’re talking. So, what does she do with this beautiful creation? Does she pick up a knife and fork and eat it as is? Or even just put it on some plain bread or muffin type thing? Nope, [B]she sandwiches it in between two donuts[/B]. Face palm squared.
I guess cutting the donut in half and using it like a burger bun just wouldn’t have been enough donut for our girl. Paula, sometimes I have to wonder what you’re thinking. I mean for me to come up with that snack, I’d have to be about 20something years old, with no bread in the house, and too stoned to drive to the grocery store. LOL.
This is cool. It’s a banana slicer.
Not cool enough to buy for $4, but if I ever run into one at a thrift store or yard sale for 50cents, I’ll buy it in a heartbeat.
I’m still tired today. Not sure what’s going on. Maybe I’m fighting a cold. Two days in a row is unusual for me.
TV shows I like. Supernatural, Arrow, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, and Vampire Diaries. I’m sensing a bit of a theme. There’s going to be a spin-off of Vampire Diaries called (I think), The Originals. It’s going to take place right here in New Orleans. Hopefully the city will give them incentive to film here. I haven’t done any extra work in awhile, and I’d love to do it for that show.
Don’t make Mommy call the exorcist again!
Just because I like it.