Hello, over time we have shared studies and discussion on Vitamin D. Here are some bullet points to recap followed by a few new discussion points presented by Dr. Jie
+ Vitamin D is plentiful in the sea. Vitamin D originates at the base of the food chain as both D2 and D3 in zoo and phyto plankton. Discussion located in blog posted January 2014 titled Food Chain as Origin of Vitamin D in Fish
+We routinely test our fclo for D2/D3 but we also went through the expense to have our oils tested using the rat bio assay. The lab fed our fclo to rats and measured bone growth/density to confirm not only are there molecules floating around but they are active in fuction. Our products were very active with vitamin D affect. The scientist who did the work taught me much on the subject. One paraphrase I will not forget; 'All the vitamin D testing is meaningless. The only way to test vitamin D is to feed it to rats! Rats don't lie! ' In other words... count all the molecules you want. Counting molecules does not equate to results.
+As commonly known within the fishery industry and referenced to Fishery By-Products Technology "Fish oil, especially cod liver oil, is the best natural source of vitamin D2"..... click icon at bottom of artcile to continue
Below is short discussion provided by Dr. Jie on Vitamin D2 vs D3. He is working on a couple papers of interest to the group and this discussion will be part of his work but in much more detail.
I just quickly searched some scientific papers and found something interesting. The argument of "Vitamin D3 is better than Vitamin D2," is really meaningless. If they have different function, or if Vitamin D2 has not bio-activities, how can it be given a name as Vitamin D?
Here is something from USDA:
Major metabolic steps involved with the metabolism D2 are similar to those of the metabolism of D3. Vitamin D without a subscript represents either D2 or D3 or both and is biologically inert, requiring two obligate hydroxylations to form its biologically active hormone, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) (DeLuca, 1988; Reichel et al., 1989).
I think people would like to concentrate on Vitamin D3 is due to it can be synthesized in the skin. But remember, the bio-active hormone is 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, which comes from both Vitamin D2 and D3.
"I Don't know a more nutrient dense food than Fermented Cod Liver Oil...Hundreds of thousands of molecular structures. It is Beyond a label discussion"
I have had about 6 identical questions in the past wk so my guess is someone is blogging about our product from a perspective of not understanding the product or simply intentionally misleading. People do make mistakes so I hope it is such rather than misleading with intent to confuse people. In past, when we have seen this type of activity, it is usually tied to selling something else. Oh what a surprise :).
If you have someone questioning Fermented Cod Liver Oil it might be as simple as thinking it through. We are doing nothing more than your gut would do to digest the liver for you. IF you are afraid of your natural digestive system then, and only then, should you be concerned about fermented cod liver oil. We are predigesting the livers with similar process of your digestive system. This makes the oil an essence of the whole liver and more available and nutritive than eating/digesting the liver itself. In addition we are learning to age the Fermented Cod Liver Oil. Maybe some day we will label with vintage years :)
I had one wholesale customer who contacted me saying that another sales person selling other products told him our products had FFA (free fatty acid) in them. My reply was 'I hope so'. Most industrialized oils will prop their products up and make claim statements on how low the ffa is in their product. But in fact this is a weakness. Industrialized oils need to keep ffa as low as possible because the process itself creates a product that if ffa is not controlled the product will be in poor condition and have a horrible or pungent smell. Industrial produced oils are completely different than fermenting the liver and have a completely different set of defining parameters. You can not look at both through the same eyes. You will continually get the wrong answers because the question is wrong. This might be how a blogger can make a honest mistake rather than intentionally misleading.
FFA is actually healthful for us. It is key for blood sugar management and other benefits........ click article to continue
Introducing Dr. Jie to our customers.
Over the years I have had a few trusted consultants within the scientific community. One of them is Dr. Jie. He has assisted in a variety of roles the past couple years including interning at our plant about 1 year ago.
Dr. Jie has a Doctorate Degree in Food Science Technology.
Some duties include:
Setting up lab for product and informational testing,
Assisting / writing Scientific papers on our products
HAACP, GMP, SOP,SSOP Director
Refining the fermentation and aging process
He will head new product development, We have been looking at making a pet food for our beloved cats and dogs for several years using the protein section of the fermented livers. During Dr. Jie's PhD Program he did some pet food development work. We hope to introduce a pet food sometime in 2015.
All our products are packaged in pharmaceutical licensed facilities, Dr. Jie will take over the role of coordinating the product safety testing and meeting regulatory guidelines ... This area of food manufacturing is ever more tasking.
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Kent Fry; friend, neighbor and broad based successful multi generational farmer, had heard about applying raw milk to the soil but never gave it much thought. Conventional farming is low margin and high risk. There is no room for error.
His farm is broad based, milk cows, beef cows, row crops , pasture and hay fields.
About 2 months ago he had a milk compressor go down. The milk company would not take his milk as it did not cool properly. Rather than cry over warm milk (pun intended :)) he took the milk from the bulk tank and spread it on a large alfalfa field.
A few wks later he returned to the field to start the process for timing the chopping of the field. He was not sure what he was looking at. He had to get down from his 4-wheeler and look at the plants. He was not sure it was really alfalfa. He had never seen leaves so large. There were leaves larger than a quarter. And looking under the plant there were no leaves sloughing off. It was very thick from top to bottom of the plant.
Posted on December 22, 2013 By Conan Milner, Epoch Times | December 20, 2013
Is this article correct. Or spoof? how could we miss this one comming?
In a few months regulators are poised to approve the first genetically modified apple. The new fruit is expected in grocery stores as early as 2014.
Made by Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the Arctic Apple comes in Golden and Granny Smith varieties, with Fuji, Gala, and others to follow. Unlike conventional apples, Arctic does not brown when sliced or bruised.
The Arctic Apple differs from other genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in a very important way: consumers will be able to identify it.
All fresh fruit will be labeled with an Arctic sticker, and processed foods containing more than 5 percent of Arctic Apples will bear the Arctic logo. Only pasteurized products such as juice and sauce will not be labeled.
As big food manufacturers and bioengineering companies spend millions to squash campaigns aimed at identifying GMOs, Okanagan wants its product to stand out in the marketplace.
In a series of videos addressing questions of safety and science, OSF owner, orchardist, and bioresource engineer Neal Carter said that unlike other GMO crops that are designed with traits that only benefit the farmer such as built-in pest control or pesticide resistance, Arctic Apples are designed with the consumer in mind.
Flavr Savr a Failure
OSF is not the first to try this business model. The Flavr Savr tomato, introduced in 1994, was the first commercialized GMO. Initially popular, the tomato was never profitable.
I don't know how I missed this story. Did most of you see this story? I personally think this should be one of the major stories of the year in the USA. A foreign government owning this large of a chunck of a our domestic food production/ processing in the US... Not cool.
I am not trusting of... much I guess. I don't believe media 'stories' and not sure where to search for real news coverage that is not propaganda based.
Chinese State-Owned Company Purchases Smithfield Foods
On September 6, the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment approved a deal valued at approximately $7.1 billion allowing China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd (Shuanghui Group) to officially take ownership of Smithfield, Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork producer. Shuanghui had already purchased all of Smithfield's stock back in May for approximately $4.72 billion. “The deal, which would be the biggest purchase of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, still needs shareholder approval at a special meeting scheduled for September 24,” according to Reuters. Shuanghui announced that Smithfield would be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange after the takeover was complete.
One thing that Reuters and other Western media fail to mention is that Shuanghui International Holdings is controlled by the Communist Party of China.
If you are not aware, Cod Livers are a super food. Just like fermented raw milk goes from yogurt to curds and whey (all good foods) so do the Cod Livers as long as it is fermented. Most know that a processed milk will spoil rather naturally ferment into functional foods.
When we ferment the livers the oil is second to none for functional human nutrition as attested to a by moms, doctors, clinical trials, energetic testing and bio-feed back testing. But don't forget about the by-products, they are life giving and fully functional. Just like fermenting milk, none of the cod liver is 'rotting' but all fermented and ready to eat/use and all life giving.
The bee problem has been identified by some as a result of a certain class of insecticides.... ones that coat seeds and used in other ways...if i recall ponch, goucho are a couple names given to some within this class. I think i read that the issue as been resolved in the EU by banning this class of insecticides... Anyone what to share more on this topic. Has there been new insecticides that skirt the EU ban? Good book on the topic. "A spring without bees."
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — In an almond orchard in California's Central Valley, bee inspector Neil Trent pried open a buzzing hive and pulled out a frame to see if it was at least two-thirds covered with bees.
Trent has hopped from orchard to orchard this month, making sure enough bees were in each hive provided by beekeepers. Not enough bees covering a frame indicates an unhealthy hive — and fewer working bees to pollinate the almond bloom, which starts next week across hundreds of thousands of acres stretching from Red Bluff to Bakersfield.
"The bloom will come and go quickly," said Trent, who works for the Bakersfield-based bee broker Scientific Ag Co. "The question is: Will the almond seeds get set? It depends if you have enough of a workforce of bees."
That has growers concerned as nomadic beekeepers from across the country converge on the state with their semi-trucks, delivering billions of bees to the orchards for the annual pollination. Most almond trees depend on bees to transfer pollen from the flower of one tree variety to the flower of another variety before fertilization, which leads to the development of seeds.
Dr Huber Spoke at the WAPF conference this past wk. If there is one presentation to buy this is the one. Dr. Hubers information is startling. If you have been following this story linking glyphosate and a new pathogen you will know the importance if his work. Here are a few tid bits; The 'New' Pathogen is close to being sequenced, maybe within the month more information on this story. The US has dipped 25% in human fertility rate in the last 5 years. 93% of US females have this pathogen in their system. It appears the pathogen will be a prion or prion like. The pathogen is the first of its kind in its ability to cross between plant, animal and humans with the same destructive force harming fertility of its host. It is directly associated with glyphosate and is harbored in the soil and our food chain.
One paraphrase from the talk '...we are on the brink of a calamity...risk of loosing an entire generation....'
I think the link to buy the talk by Dr Huber will be posted soon on the WAPF.org site.
Dr. Huber is a retired Colonel, 13 years Joint Chiefs of Staff (two administrations), 40 year Purdue University pathologist emeritus
From Huber's summary: "The introduction of such an intense mineral chelator as glyphosate into the food chain through accumulation in feed, forage, and food, and root exudation into ground water, could pose significant health concerns for animals and humans and needs further evaluation."
The next 6-9 months will be interesting....a new awakening? hopefully....
Who is Obama and why have we been mislead
GMO's..Monsanto brought us PCB's and told us they were safe, they brought us agent orange, white and blue and told us they were safe and they brought us GMO's
Drought and question on chem-trails
The US loosing/ gutting of the manufacturing sector of the our economy
US 29th in world in tech/Internet services with costs that are many times higher than any other country
Wars and the US military industrial complex..Iran/Israel, Iraq etc....
Why is US and the rest of the world in dept...and to who...
The farming tech bomb below has potential for catastrophic effect to the US economy....One of the few sectors of our economy that is profitable is our farm economy
After a French study suggested that rats fed on Monsanto GMO corn suffered tumors, Russian researches plan their own, this time public, experiment. The unique reality show with rats is expected to prove or deny GMO’s health-threatening influence.
The Russian scientists, who oppose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food, expect that their year-long experiment will show whether the controversial cultivation process has effects as dangerous asFrench revelations claimed on September 19.
Scientists from France’s University of Caen made public the results of their classified study, publishing the images of rats with tumors after they were fed a diet of genetically modified (GM) maize produced by American chemical giant Monsanto.
If someone would like a pallet or two, or would like to stock up for winter, please call as we are looking to partner with a wholesaler or a few larger farms who can take these tubs b4 winter. They are great for health and vigor including during stress of weening and winter stress. Pallet orders will have special pricing*********
****Two calls with the same question related to below so i better post for all*****
Q Is the liquid fish soil rescue good for lawns?
A. It is outstanding for lawns. Apply in spring and fall. It is ok to boost with a little molasses and/ or raw milk. Short story...We applied to our garden and had about 1 gallon left over. A member of the family took the gallon and scooped the Liquid Fish out and spread it with a cup (not diluted) by tossing it in different directions. About 3 days later we had a artistic dark green design all over our lawn that lasted for a couple months.
Finally.... All By-Products are listed and to introduce the products we are doing it in style with a 40-60% off Sale. This sale will last until Mid September only. Invite other farmers and gardeners to the sale.
For descriptions please view the individual products or read the intro blog posting from a few wks back.
Many have been buying these by-products over the years and by demand we have posted them available on our web site.
Liquid fish soil rescue. 5 gal reg $75.00...Sale $37.00
Liquid fish soil rescue. 1 gal reg $20.00...Sale $15.00
In less than an hour, Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and USDA senior scientist (see Box) delivered to the UK Houses of Parliament a damning indictment of glyphosate agriculture as a most serious threat to the environment, livestock, and human health .
It's almost time to say goodbye to the food your grandparents consumed, because genetically modified crops have spread their toxic attributes across the globe. As their damaged genetics spread, their potential harm is being denied, and scientists who speak out are persecuted.
Honeybee carcasses coated the ground around hundreds of Florida beehives after a mysterious massacre claimed millions of bees and mutilated a way of life for local bee keepers.
Experts have ruled out 'colony collapse disorder' and the bee keepers suspect that their bees were poisoned with pesticide. Florida agriculture officials and the local sheriff's office are both investigating.
Posted on October 3, 2011 Posted on Farming and Agriculture Web Site
Some 400 hectares of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said.
High prices are their own worst enemy. Increased profit margins entice entrepreneurial investment, which results in increased production. Lower market prices inevitably follow. The magic hand of Adam Smith ensures that winners' gains and losers' losses will be temporary, as entrepreneurs correct market imbalances.
Below animal ID act alert is about controlling wealth and money. Cattle are money, as they have been through all human history. So is Gold and Silver. Did all catch our treasury secretary testimony to congress a couple wks ago when he said that gold and silver are not money....he thinks the only money is a 'Note or IOU'.
1Botany & Plant PathologyPurdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA 2Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Braunschweig, Germany
Plant diseases are a major limitation to improved production efficiency and crop quality as they reduce nutrient availability, uptake, distribution, or utilization by the plant. Disease symptoms frequently reflect the altered nutritional status of the plant and it is frequently difficult to clearly distinguish between the biotic and abiotic factors involved.
(NaturalNews) When India's seed economy was forced by the World Bank to become globalized in the late 1990s, economic conditions within the nation's agricultural sector almost immediately took a nosedive for the worst.
USDA Certified Organic’s Dirty Little Secret: Neotame
By Barbara H. Peterson
Just when we thought that buying “Organic” was safe, we run headlong into the deliberate poisoning of our organic food supply by the FDA in collusion with none other than the folks who brought us Aspartame. NutraSweet, a former Monsanto asset, has developed a new and improved version of this neurotoxin called Neotame.
I received a call from a bio-chemist who works in the filed of biotic fertilizers. He read the article on raw milk as fertilizer that circled the globe and called to offer his help in describing what we have in the raw milk as fertilizers.
Below are some bullet points to the discussion
1. Soil will have between 3-4,000# of bacteria per acre (this can vary depending on sprays, soil type, temps etc...)
Do you pay attention to where your food comes from? Do you go to the grocery store and purchase whatever is on the shelf, or do you think about what’s in the food you eat and how it is produced?
Do you spend any time considering the preventative side of taking care of your body through the foods you eat? Do you spend a lot of time and money eating out at restaurants and fast food establishments, or do you devote more effort to preparing home-cooked meals with good ingredients at home?
Below is an article that was published/discussed in many printed news, TV, radio, blogs this past wk. I think the publics interest in the story is good news for dairy farmers. What the article does not discuss is an observation made during the Field Day comparing side by side fields of milk spray and se salt mineral spray. Not only did the milk field appear to have more growth but the field was loaded in Tall Fescue.
"This article appeared in the March 10, 2010, issue of the Unterrified Democrat, a weekly newspaper published in Linn, Mo., since 1866. In addition to writing for the paper, Voss raises registered South Poll cattle on pathetically poor grass that he is trying desperately to improve.”
Nebraska dairyman applies raw milk to pastures and watches the grass grow