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Interview with farmer Joel Salatin
Another Reason Wheat Destroys Your Performance
When you look at biochemistry, it really is amazing that people still think of wheat as a food.
Besides lectins, phytic acid, digestive inhibitors, and various other antinutrients, wheat is mostly contaminated with mold toxins. The toxins form while the wheat is being transported or stored, but new evidence is showing they’re also common while the plant is growing.
In 2003, there was a massive outbreak of fusarium head blight (FHB) in Western Australia. FHB is a mold-causing disease that is a major problem for farmers around the world, but until this time Western Australia had been mostly unaffected. FSB and other mold outbreaks are common around the rest of the country, but this was one of the first such outbreaks in this region. This adds to the evidence that the problem of mold contamination is only getting worse around the world. Read full story
Ask any photographer what they’re working on, and they’re sure to tell you about their project. It’s almost as if these days photographers don’t take pictures any longer, they take projects. This being the internet, it would be tempting to simply find someone to blame. Pretend you’re raising a question, and you’d be ready to go: “Have art schools (alternatively: galleries, bloggers, photographers, photobooks, everybody’s grandmothers, whoever else you can think of) killed photography by insisting on projects?” But it’s easy to see how little would be gained from that approach. Instead, it might be worthwhile to try to probe a little deeper. (more)