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Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 Web Final

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Health and Nutrition Strategies For Cancer Survivors and Everybody Else Warren Green is a 30 year member of the Institute of Food Technology, A HAACP (hazard analysis critical control point) Instructor with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition Science. WHAT’S IN YOUR DIET? September and October were big months for my promotion of “The Organic Capital Of the World”. The feasibility appears to have gotten the attention of a cross section of our region. So, I’ll devote a few more sentences to illuminate the concept, and why it’s my passion. As long time readers are aware, for many years, I facilitated a prostate cancer support group here in Northeast North Carolina, where according to the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry, the cancer disparity is the highest in the state, and for prostate cancer among African-American men, the highest in the world. I was personally and professionally intrigued by the data. I sought answers from the American Cancer Society who sponsored the the support group, and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine ,who are my providers. Their working thesis is that cancer is primarily environmental. The environmental link that interested me most was the 90% dietary link. That’s where the professional part came into play. For new readers, I’m a retiree from the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service/ Standards and Labeling Division. In that capacity I analyzed mandatory formula’s and data submitted by the food industry to determine compliance to federal standards and regulations. The Standards and Labeling Division exposed me to food lobbyist, Federal rulemaking and how our country’s food chain works. Prior to my tenure at USDA Headquarters, I was a New York State field inspector in New York City, and a USDA Inspector in Charge, in rural New York State. My background and perspective is that of a food safety Warren Green can be reached at warreng9241@hotmail.com expert that happens to be a cancer survivor., Since my diagnosis I’ve been obsessed with the cause. In fact, “Cause and Effect” is my working philosophy. There’s a strong correlation between the quality of the food, and the rise in disease, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. I’m convinced that if we fixed the quality of the food (the cause), we can began to mitigate the disease disparities. Here’s the fix. The U.S. food chain has been compromised, and wholesomeness is only assured on product identified as “U.S. Certified Organic”. The Albemarle Region has the potential to be the largest producers of organic foods in the Northeast, and possibly in the entire country. We are blessed with the geography, the logistics, the climate, and the agricultural talent for organic, agriculture enterprises to be a major sustainable contributor to this areas economy. Small acre farms are the perfect element for organic farming because of the producer’s ability to quality control the regulatory requirements for “U.S. Certified Organic” production. Contact Shirley Brown :“Northeastern Coalition for Minority Small Farmers and Landowners” for organic soil testing information. Finally, a clergyman friend advised me that producing food for mankind is a special calling. Remember, you are what you eat. Business Home Auto (252) 338-3322 (252) 482-2101 Boat Renters Workers Comp. (252) 441-0810 (252) 793-5121 The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 7