Russia feeds itself well

With only a third of the year to boot.

“Currently, with 35 million families (70% of Russia’s population) working 8 million [hectares] of land and producing more than 40% of Russia’s agricultural output, this is in all likelihood the most extensive microscale food production practice in any industrially developed nation.

“According to official statistics, in 1999 more than 35 million families (105 million people, or 71% of country’s population) owned a dacha or a subsidiary plot and were cultivating it… The 35 million plots of these families occupy more than 8 million hectares and provide 92% of Russia’s harvest of potatoes, 77% of its vegetables, 87% of berries and fruits.”

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Eat bugs Su-jerk-ski

These eco terrorists need to be extinct. I love my fresh, far away fruit.

“We cannot go on having a food chain that is 6,000 or 7,000 miles long,” he said. “We’re a northern country, why the hell are we able to buy fresh tomatoes and lettuce and fresh fruit 12 months a year? We’ve got to start living in a way that reflects the place that we live.”

www.cheknews.ca/david-suzuki-says-pipelines-will-be-blown-up-if-leaders-dont-act-on-climate-change-915197/

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Eat butter, not seed oils

The problem with seed oils is that they’re industrially processed, proinflammatory and drive oxidation in your body. Health officials like to state that seed oils are great for you because they lower cholesterol, but as Knobbe says, so does arsenic. The two toxins actually have quite a bit in common:8 “We may think this is a joke, but actually, incredibly, there’s many parallels between [arsenic] and seed oils, not the least of which is the fact that arsenic is fantastically oxidative, pro-oxidative. And t

Source: The Omega-6 Apocalypse: How It Increases Your Risk of COVID

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Iodine deficiency: The forgotten public health crisis

But most of us have forgotten that, all throughout human history, deficiency of the essential trace mineral, iodine, was a huge and widely prevalent public health crisis–not a pandemic lasting a year or two, but millions of years of crippling health problems for millions of people around the world.

www.wheatbellyblog.com/2021/02/iodine-deficiency-the-forgotten-public-health-crisis/

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Iron and Vegetable Oil Is a Deadly Combo

The evidence continues to accumulate that avoiding toxic industrially processed seed oils, often referred to as “vegetable oils,” is essential to protecting your health, and recent research adds dietary iron to the increased health risks as well, particularly for those with Type 2 diabetes.1

Source: Iron and Vegetable Oil Is a Deadly Combo

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The Case Against Processed Vegetable Oils

One of the most damaging components in our modern diet is processed vegetable oils, as they contain excessive amounts of oxidized omega-6 linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fat (PUFA). The biological damage they cause is even worse than that caused by refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup

Source: The Case Against Processed Vegetable Oils

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