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Sound Consumer, January 2003

Making better food choices — Confessions of reformed shoppers

“I used to stay up late at night, drink and smoke, slug down a couple of fatty, sugary doughnuts for breakfast, survive the middle of the day on fast-food meals and reward a hard day’s work with a bag of chips, some orange-colored-cheese-like product, a stick of pepperoni and a 32-oz Big Gulp.” — Dennis Weaver 12 years ago.

“I used to stay up late at night, drink and smoke, slug down a couple of fatty, sugary doughnuts for breakfast, survive the middle of the day on fast-food meals and reward a hard day’s work with a bag of chips, some orange-colored-cheese-like product, a stick of pepperoni and a 32-oz Big Gulp.” — Dennis Weaver 12 years ago.

Acupuncture to lose weight or stop smoking

While acupuncture itself is more than 2,000 years old, the use of acupuncture to reduce physical cravings is a fairly recent development. In the early 1970s, Dr. H. L. Wen, a neurosurgeon in Hong Kong, was studying the effects of acupuncture on post-surgical pain. Coincidentally, he found that stimulation of certain points on the ear dramatically relieved withdrawal symptoms in one of his patients who was a long-term heroin user.

While acupuncture itself is more than 2,000 years old, the use of acupuncture to reduce physical cravings is a fairly recent development. In the early 1970s, Dr. H. L. Wen, a neurosurgeon in Hong Kong, was studying the effects of acupuncture on post-surgical pain. Coincidentally, he found that stimulation of certain points on the ear dramatically relieved withdrawal symptoms in one of his patients who was a long-term heroin user.

Our food is in the path of development

Our national food supply is threatened by development. Fully 86 percent of our fruits and vegetables and 63 percent of our dairy products are produced on the edge of urban areas. The problem is wasteful land use. The villain is sprawl.

Our national food supply is threatened by development. Fully 86 percent of our fruits and vegetables and 63 percent of our dairy products are produced on the edge of urban areas. The problem is wasteful land use. The villain is sprawl.

Saving farmland: the grassroots does it again

The PCC Farmland Fund is an independent, self-supporting 501(c) 3 nonprofit land trust. We are a lot of little people doing something big together, the broad grassroots base of the Fund’s pyramid of resources. This article includes donations raised for the Shipley Fields, Good Nature Publishing free print offer, information about how to leave a legacy and the Donor Roster for November 1 – 30, 2002.

The PCC Farmland Fund is an independent, self-supporting 501(c) 3 nonprofit land trust. We are a lot of little people doing something big together, the broad grassroots base of the Fund’s pyramid of resources. This article includes donations raised for the Shipley Fields, Good Nature Publishing free print offer, information about how to leave a legacy and the Donor Roster for November 1 – 30, 2002.