Weston A. Price Foundation
We talk shop with Kimberly Hartke
I had the chance to meet Kimberly Hartke in person when I caught up with her and Ann Marie Michaels at the Take Back Your Health conference in Washington DC. Before I even met Kimberly, I spotted her booth set up at the event with stickers and buttons featuring raw milk (“Got any Moo-shine?”) and our most beloved Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. To quote Paul Wheaton (regarding the Farm to Conusumer LDF), “I guess now a days superheroes trade in their cape for a brief case.” So listen along as you get to hear this straight from the source on raw milk, farm raids, the Weston A. Price Foundation and the legendary Weston A. Price diet.
We talk about:
-Mission of Hartkeisonline.com
-Having that access to the audience to give information on real food media
-History of the real food message
-What gives Kimberly hope as she looks across the free market of ideas
-Research of Dr. James Carlson
-Lot of new information reaching the mass audience
-Being a publicists can be emotionally draining when having to deal with farmers having tocontend with legal problems aside from weather, sick animals, market fluctuations and regulations
-Modern news cycles start to read like an Ayn Rand novel
-History of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Kimberly’s connection with the foundation
- Sally Fallon Morell educating people about the importance of food to human health through the Weston A. Price Foundation
-Close to 15,000 members organized into 572 local chapters world wide
-Wilson could not imagine what the world would look like if we did not have Dr. Price’s work from the 1930’s as a control group
-Bio of Dr. Weston A. Price (a dentist) and his quest to find out why primitive tribes were so much healthier
-Dr. Price’s book is called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
-Kimberly’s story of how she came to embrace real food from gourmet cook to packaged convenience processed foods back to real food and health
-Benefits of membership to access the information of the Weston A. Price Foundation cod liver oil, raw milk, food choice, agriculture practices, processed food and more
-USDA Dietary guidelines are very controversial, Kimberly covers the critiques and the different revisions of the guidelines through the years
-Discuss shopping at ethnic markets where you can look at something and recognize it as food
-Talk about the book Hungry Planet and how it highlights the food intake of demographically “typical” families in different countries around the world—compare and contrast that with other less developed countries in the world
-Medical marijuana yes, raw milk no
-Raw milk movement is not to get it into Wal-Mart, but to allow it to be sold and consumed legally
-What law can possibly be written to protect me from myself? Who owns me?
-Ground swell of interest in food rights
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-what is in a glass of raw milk? Compare and contrast store milk from raw milk
-People who are intolerant to milk tend to be just fine with raw milk much like home ground flour made into bread is tolerable by people who are ceilacs.
-Milk is water, lactose (milk sugar) and live white blood cells—it is the first dose of immunity babies get in nature
-Much of the vitamin theory is very recent in the development of man’s knowledge
-Now we know so much, we do not need healthy bacteria and gut flora we will take everything plastic wrapped and sterile—thank you very much
-How do to you determine “safe food?” Do you see a lessening of food borne illness outbreaks now?
-Some of these new pathogens are so resistant to modern methods
-Would rather see regulations scale rather than be one-size-fits-all straightjacket
-When there is an outbreak of food poisoning in meat it is usually multi-state and in the hundreds of thousands of pounds of meat
-Government is not as funded to set up inspectors at every meat processing plant—they would rather have very few clients. Who has more of an interest in safe milk? Why not have privatized inspectors?
-Outside of a stable law it is too hard to regulate things on a completely untethered system
-Public has to stop demanding that the government protect them from every possible thing that could happen
-What was Kimberly’s reaction the first time she had raw milk?
-What legal actions are facing farmers right now?
-You can get more about HR1830 & S3240 on farmtoconsumer.org
-Food sovereignty ordinances becoming popular in local municipalities
-Local food security is a significant measure towards national security in the event of a real emergency
-What can consumers do to be active about food?
-How to become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation
-Raw milk is still legal in Africa (www.sendacow.org.uk)
-Kimberly’s favorite use for raw milk
-Kimberly’s favorite breakfast recipe
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