Pokeweed anyone?

By: Michael Hetzer Some of you may remember a 1968 hit song by Tony Joe White called “Polk Salad Annie” which describes a poor southern girl who cooked polk salad every day, while her father laid around, her brothers stole water melons, her mother worked on the chain gang and whose granny was eaten by … Read more

Wisconsin Renewable Energy Fair – 2017

On Saturday June 17th my wife Kate and I took our bikes to Stevens Point and met up with my son Zach and his wife Ellen. From nearby Plover we travelled the Tomorrow River trail west until we came to Custer Road. We went north through the tiny Hamlet of Custer, crossed Highway 10, rode through … Read more

Killing People with the Fork

By Paul M. Otten, Editor A good number of years back I had the privilege of meeting Howard Lyman, the author of Mad Cowboy. Howard had been a large scale cattle rancher turned vegetarian. You may remember him best from his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show that resulted in a huge lawsuit from the … Read more

Food Compounds That Kill Test -Tube Cancer Cells Analyzed

By Marcia WoodARS News Service; Agricultural Research Service, [email protected] 4, 2008 Strawberries, grapes, blueberries and some familiar seasonings like rosemary contain compounds that can–in test tubes–kill cells of a childhood cancer. Nutrition-focused research by molecular biologist Susan J. Zunino of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), Davis, Calif., may reveal … Read more

Vegetables and Fruits Aid Weight Loss

The public seems to have lost interest in low-carbohydrate fad diets. In a recent survey conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research, four out of five weight-conscious people said they turn to salads, vegetables and fruits when trying to shed a few pounds. This is good news. Despite all the books, advertisements and commercial … Read more

Apples Give A Healthy Start To A New Year

American Institute for Cancer ResearchThe Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – features apples and honey rather than champagne and fireworks. Like most New Year’s celebrations, it is a joyous occasion, but just a bit more solemn. It is a time to reflect on the year that’s ending and focus on bringing in a sweet … Read more