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Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals


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Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

When schools in California's Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito will eat fresh, local food year-round, thanks to a partnership with the Conscious Kitchen, a project of the environmental education nonprofit Turning Green.


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If this becomes a movement watch for lobbyists from Monsanto to get laws passed to make this illegal. Government officials will justify this by pointing out schools use taxpayer dollars and proposals in trade deals such as the TPP already work on laws that will forbid such actions in the future.


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If only this idea would spread, but there's little chance it will spread until our national priorities are reshuffled. The article failed to mention this district is among the most wealthy in the nation and is located in a region rich with organic farms and ranches.


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You are right. Big agriculture that rules our food intake will have to change first.
Secondly many people and children have been conditioned by this flavor enhanced junk food for far too long to suddenly change their taste buds.


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Small steps in the right direction but they are still feeding dead bodies to kids. ("lean protein"). Protein is widely available from non-animal sources. When will the mainstream powers that be start making decisions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions instead of nibbling around the edges of the problem?


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Besides the kids getting better nutrition. I have to believe that the cafeteria workers find greater satisfaction actually cooking than heating MRE's doled ot by the Department of Agriculture (and maybe even the Pentagon--who knows?).


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A retired teacher, myself, I came to know that a school without a communal garden and greenhouse, along with an auditorium with professional stage with lighting and with a "kick-ass sound system, plus field trips to art studios and frequent outdoor hikes through our wild, natural beauty were glaring omission to our children's innate need and desire to interact with our natural life-sustaing systems."

Organic, non-gmo food is a must diet in this polluted atomic age.


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lol I just can't get this editing thing happening! Sorry that you have to deal with two mis-spellings from a teacher! lol


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vegetarian? vegan? that would be indoctrination but maybe the next generations will grow up bugs and grubs and lab grown some kind of "soylent".


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One little problem here is that even if one ate 'organic'.. the healthy eating guidelines on Mainstream Medicines leave much to be desired.

Example. 'Food Groups', 'Food Pyramid' advice is to consume grains 5-6X daily, with grains even making up 1/4 of the daily food intake.. yet the science says

ALL grains are high in lectins that desensitize cell membranes to insulin, causing insulin over production. Grains are also high in leptin plant hormones that interrupt signaling between your liver and pancreas, causing insulin disturbances. These 2 cause obesity and diabetes2. (On a zero grain, zero sugar, high sat-fat, high protein Paleolithic diet, diabetes2 has been turned around in a month).

Grains are high in carbs that fatten. Digested carbs first top up the muscle and liver glycogen, the stored sugar. The rest is rapidly converted to body-fat in the cells' mitochondria via the Krebs cycle. Digested fat only slowly converts to useable energy molecules in the liver.

The high carbs also raise artery-calcifying tri-glycerides. Grains are high in phytates that block calcium and iron absorption. White flour has residual chlorine from the bleaching that depletes immune-boosting selenium from the body.

One also can easily destroy the calories, cholesterol and RDA myths. One must then, if this is so, why the misinformation. The answer may be in profit. Consider that stain drugs are a 25B$ annual business. To market statins, fats have to be made to look bad, to fatten, which they don't, that's the carbs, and to clog arteries which, they don't, they all protect. That makes it easy for the doc to advise taking statins to lower the 'bad cholesterol'!

One also notes that healthy eating promotes fruit and veg, not eggs, liver, cream, butter etc. these loaded with super-nutrients the body needs 24/7.

With 99% of health sites toeing this line, it's not easy to get accurate data. Find free, up-to date*, healthy eating advice on the tthairsolutions site.

*A 1953 study in Framingham, MA, assumed that dietary cholesterol elevated blood cholesterol and that in turn causing artery calcification. This was shown to be complete nonsense by Dr. Robert Atkins MD and Richard Passwater PhD in 1974! Today the Framingham study remains the 'Gold Standard' of Mainstream Medicine!


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School lunches, prepared and cooked onsite with local supply as available (twenty-five cents and a nickel
for milk) kept me alive from 1947 t0 1952. Our school faculty ate them at a table in our only dining room
as well. The State of Florida subsidized those lunches (free for some unknown students), which was the
most brilliant move they ever made. Money well spent.


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Fresh, local, organic, seasonal ------- and low fat. No good.
Vegetables and cooking, the entire curriculum.
No ecosystem, no husbandry, no ranch/grazing. No fermentation or any other way of preserving. No meat, bones, marrow, cartilage, tongue, liver or skin. Certainly no classes of food comprised of preservation: cheese.
No butter or lard...
Nothing to wash it down but gallons of water. It's fud kup.

You'll have organic, local, in-season fresh CARBS. Fat, when they are hungry for it, will have to come from CAFOs. This school district will not promote organic meat operations over feedlots, but horrid feedlots over organic operations, under the pretense that we don't need any meat at all.

Watch what the school does the next time an ORGANIC farm gets invaded by the government.
What will they say in their classes.


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At the bottom of the article, ""Schools that incorporate an integrated approach to edible
education—combining local, seasonal food procurement strategies with
hands-on lessons taught in the classroom, kitchen, and garden—..." "

Âż Does that mean that they teach even some Home Economics, such as how to cook for oneself? Something I haven't heard of in America in eons.
( Such a rich school district (*), the stereotype is that every household has a hired housekeeper to cook for them. smile )
*= And have to wonder when Gov. Brown and Pres. Obama and Sen. Sanders will get around to taxing them more because they are well above the median income, pushing the 1% lower qualifying income, if they haven't passed it already...