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Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 Web Final

August 2016


SEPT 10th BOOKSIGNING TO BENEFIT LOCAL VETERANS GROUP Hertford, NC- July 18, 2016- Local author Laura Bush Jenkins will host a book signing to benefit Elizabeth City Hero Operations Saturday, September 10th at the Silver Fox of Hertford- 116 E Market St., Hertford, from 9am-1 pm during the Indian Summer Festival. Jenkins’ book, Undercover Patriot, is an investigative piece highlighting her experiences infiltrating anti-war groups while volunteering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and befriending wounded soldiers. She interviewed more than 60 wounded veterans, hospital volunteers, and grassroots political leaders who advocated for returning service members at a crucial point in their lives. Elizabeth City Hero Operations is a 501(c)3 charity which fosters awareness and community support for wounded warriors and their families. To learn more about the event or schedule an interview with Jenkins, call (315) 225-6984 or email The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 6 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016

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? Warren Green can be reached at Last time, I provided my background as a NYS and USDA field inspector. I literally watched and regulated the manufacture of sausage, and other meat food products. Today, I’ll provide my cancer survivor credentials. In 2005, I was diagnosed with a very aggressive prostate cancer, had a prostatectomy and my cancer was rendered undetectable. In 2008, the cancer recurred. I moved to Northeast North Carolina, my maternal roots, and at 67 years old, prepared myself to play out the string. After extensive research, I chose Johns Hopkins as my oncology provider, because of their thesis that prostate cancer had a 90% dietary link. That way of thinking was right up my alley. In 2010, I participated in muscadine grape skin clinical trials, phases one and two. Phase one’s intent was to determine effectiveness, phase two was dosage. I remained in the study until 2014 when rising prostate specific antigens ( PS A’s) required a different strategy. The clinical trial informed me that if my cancer could be controlled by a grape that was indigenous to my region, I was on the right path. From there, I began to look at local cancer fighting foods. To my surprise, a number of Northeast North Carolina’s primary agriculture crops (specifically cruciferous) are major cancer fighters. That segue’s into the “Organic Capital of the World” initiative. Since my last article, I attended a meeting with ECSU Chancellor Conway, Dr. Shirley Brown-CEO Northeastern Coalition for Minority Small Farmers & Landowners, Archie Hart-State of North Carolina Small Farm Director, Cliff Sutton- Agriculture Marketing Specialist, and Jacob Crandall- Conservation Outreach Specialist. The agenda, among other things, included the possibility of developing sustainable organic produce enterprises. Chancellor Conway mentioned an innovative farming method called “Spin Farming”. Here’s what I found. Spin farming is a small scale, adaptable, locally based farming system that can work on as little as an acre of land and relatively inexpensive to implement. I crunched the numbers for two acres of certified organic land and organic cabbage. Two acres of land can yield 60,000 lbs of organic cabbage and sells for about $1.00 per pound. Two harvest a year are possible. Spin farming is an entrepreneurially driven system that fits perfectly with the “Organic Capital” concept. Our Northeast North Carolina region is less than an hour away from a major seaport that handles the largest ships in the world and can transport goods anywhere on the planet. Plans are already approved for an interstate highway that connects our region to the national interstate network. Commercial rail service is already available. I envision a generation of young entrepreneurs, using the “Spin” model, making there own deals, with customers anywhere in the world. We’ll be expanding on that. Finally, many of my articles discus the toxicity of the U.S. and global food chain. The only way food as medicine works, is if the food is clean, nutritious, and wholesome. In today’s world, that means Certified Organic. So,unless you grow it yourself, or you know your farmer, you’re at risk. Business Home Auto Boat Renters Workers Comp. (252) 338-3322 (252) 482-2101 (252) 441-0810 (252) 793-5121 While on the subject of risk, talcum powder joins the list of lead, asbestos, arsenic and other toxic agents lobbied into the environment. Our risk based economy needs serious tweaking. We need zero tolerance. Remember, you are what you eat. Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 7