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Fear Of Food

Why have we become so afraid of what we eat?

Nutritional experts…legitimate and self-described…have been telling us what makes up a healthy diet for centuries, and nutritional science is still a work in progress. The one constant? Change. “Year after year,” says author and professor emeritus Harvey Levenstein, “scientists come out with studies…about which foods are bad for us.”


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Kalispell Kreamery Stands Alone

Kalispell Kreamery Stands Alone

Hedstrom Dairy’s 200 Holsteins are the last remnant of the Flathead Valley’s once-thriving dairy industry. Owners Jared and Mary Tuck designed, engineered, and built their creamery from the ground up, and now market a wide range of dairy products from their 1,700-gallon daily milk production.

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    On Our Own

    On Our Own

    Switzerland’s commitment to agricultural self-sufficiency has resulted in a production system of exceptional quality, small scale, and staggering price – Swiss food prices are about 60% higher than the European average. “Agriculture delivers supplementary benefits beyond the food, and (farmers) should be explicitly paid,” says one official.

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      Faithful Farmers

      Faithful Farmers

      Nuns at the Abbey of Regina Laudis are followers of Saint Benedict, and are called to live by the work of their own hands. Although they sell some of the production from their small farm in Connecticut, making money isn’t the goal; finding their purpose in this life is.

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