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Food and Water Watch By: Sharon Furlong
i went to the Food and Water Watch event last night called "Healthy Farms, Healthy Families: Town Hall Forum and Antibiotic-Free Thanksgiving" at the Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Pa. Here is a report for the website:
The Food and Water Watch Organization, a group dedicated to preserving the integrity of what we eat, drink and live with, hosted a fascinating program called "Healthy Farms, Healthy Families: Town Hall Forum". It gathered 5 local folks from different but relevant walks of life to talk about the exploding problem of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. The 5 participants were (and i apologize in advance for the guesses in last names' spellings): Krista Dolene, infection prevention specialist with Doylestown Hospital; Dr. Hubert Karreman, veterinarian extraordinaire with a national/international reputation concerning bovine matters and organic agricultural/livestock issues currently working for Rodale Institute; Daniel Weaver, Culinary Institute graduate, farmer and sheep raiser who is also working for Seodexo in helping school institutions to utilize local, healthy food products; Kathleen Fields, farmer, chicken, hog and duck raiser who also runs an Educational Center on her farm and is a Certified Nurse Midwife; and Jan Cho, musician turned businessperson who has started "Good Enough for Kids", a business devoted to providing healthy, organic snack foods.
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