Gentle Strength and Holistic Food Group are sponsoring
Howard Lyman, author of"The Mad Cowboy,"to speak at
Murdock Hall-ASU on Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Howard is"the cattle rancher who won't eat meat!"
and is the President of EarthSave International,
promoters of plant-based eating.
Howard was a fourth-generation family farmer from
Montana who speaks from personal experience that
chemically based agricultural production methods are
unsustainable and ecologically disastrous. In 1983,
he sold most of his farm and eventually became a
lobbyist for the national Farmers Union which
succeeded in having the National Organic Standards Act
passed. Since 1991, Howard has traveled throughout
the country speaking and educating the public about
organic sustainable agriculture and the dangers of
current methods of food production.
In 1996, Howard was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show
speaking about food safety and Mad Cow Disease. His
statement"that just stopped me cold from eating
another burger"brought a lawsuit from the Texas Beef
Group. In awarding the case to Howard and Oprah, the
judges stated:"Stripped to its essentials, the
cattlemen's complaint is that the Oprah show did not
represent the Mad Cow issue in the light most
favorable to United States beef. . . . Lyman's
opinions were based on truthful, established fact."
Nine months after the opinions for which Howard and
Oprah were sued were virtually identical to the
conclusions the FDA reached.
Mad Cow Disease stems from cattle being fed rendered
animals. It is a serious health threat to meat
eaters, with a 100% mortality rate. It attacks the
central nervous system, causing disintegration of the
brain to become like Swiss cheese. It has an
incubation period of years between infection and
appearance of symptoms, which include mood swings and
numbness, hallucinations, uncontrolled bvody
movements, followed by dementia that destroys the
mind. It withstands antibiotics, boiling water,
bleach, formaldehyde, solvents, detergents, and
enzymes known to destroy most bacteria and viruses.
"It would be difficult to conceive of any topic of
discussion that could be of greater concern and
interest to all Americans than the safety of the food
that they eat." Judge Mary Lou Robinson
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and
children 12 and under. Obtain your tickets by
calling Susan at 480-419-1813 or see Nancy at the
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