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Video: Dr. Paul Connett In-Studio: Calgary City Fluoridation Ending!

Calgary: City fluoridation ending within weeks Medical magazine notes shift from treating tap water By Jason Markusoff For Calgarians wary of the side-effects of water fluoridation, it will be the day the taps can flow freely. For dentists, it will be the day that more tooth rot begins to set in. Some undetermined day in the next few weeks will mark the end of Calgary adding fluoride to its water supply. Council repealed its 20-year-old fluoridation bylaw Monday, and within two weeks Alberta Environment will give formal authority for the change, a report to aldermen says. “Once the order is issued, we can turn the taps off,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi told reporters before the evening vote. The bylaw repeal passed 10-4 on Monday, with Nenshi among those voting against it. It’s been an issue that previous councils and voters have grappled with for decades, with repeated plebiscites and council decisions. It could someday return to the ballot box with another plebiscite, as some doctors have suggested in the weeks since February, when council voted in a surprisingly definitive 10-3 vote to scrap fluoridation. The move got attention Monday from the influential Canadian Medical Association Journal, which also noted the recent decision from the US Department of Health and Human Services to lower the recommended fluoride concentration to 0.7 parts per million, from 1.0. Calgary had long been adding the hydrofluroislic acid chemical to city water to achieve

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4 Books for Growing Food in Winter

Don’t let cold weather stop you from producing and enjoying your own food. For many, the coming of winter simply means cultivation moves indoors or under cover. Small farmers, homesteaders, home gardeners, and commercial growers can extend the growing season with techniques outlined in these essential books. There’s no need for urbanites and small-space dwellers […] Read More

Is My Broth (or Stock) Bad?

Are you planning to start the GAPS diet or any other diet aimed at boosting gut health this year? If so, chances are that stocks and broths are critical components. Even if you’re not changing the way you eat, but you often have pots of aromatic goodness bubbling on your stove, you may have wondered, […] Read More

A Simple Way to Grow Fresh Greens Indoors This Winter

Just because the temperatures have started to drop doesn’t mean you have to live without fresh greens until Spring. Author and gardener Peter Burke’s innovative method of growing soil sprouts indoors can help you grow nutrient-dense greens all year long at a fraction of the cost of buying at market. Burke’s book, Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening, is […] Read More

Recipe: Medlar Cream Cake

If you’re looking for a simple cake to serve guests, try this medlar cream cake. What’s a medlar? The fruit of the medlar tree, Mespilus germanica, tastes like lightly spiced apple butter scooped soft right out of the russeted skin. The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center in California has a small but significant collection of […] Read More

Chelsea Green: In the Media 2016

Oh, 2016. Where did the time go? Each year, Chelsea Green receives hundreds of mentions (well over 1000 in 2016) in the media both big and small. From interviews, to excerpts, to opinion pieces by authors we’re always working to make sure that the mission and message of each book is spread far and wide. […] Read More
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