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After watching several documentaries about our food supply and learning just how deficient in nutrients the food we consume has become over the past 30-years, our family has decided to make some serious changes. We are buying organic, eating in season and buying locally. Our meat is grassfed, our bread in homebaked and I feel good about what my family is eating.

If you aren't aware of the danger genentically modified corn and soy products present to your families diet, continue reading. Find out the latest news and commentary on GMO food sources, eating and buying organic foods, nutritional news, food related health issues and much more.

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gnowfglins.com

by Melissa Norris

May 5, 2014

If I had to choose one vegetable to grow, it'd be green beans. And since this post is all about beans, I just have to tell you about my absolute favorite one in the whole wide world. Do you hear the excitement in my voice?

Beans are wonderful plants, providing benefits to our bodies and our garden soil. Through my many years of growing beans in my own garden, I have discovered a few tips. Here they are.

blogs.naturalnews.com

by Sandy J. Duncan

June 1, 2014

These unique veggies will add a nice bit of excitement to your garden and your meals.

This doesn't mean that tomatoes and carrots aren't great veggies; it's just that they aren't the most unique choices available. While you're out shopping for your usual garden additions, here are some vegetables that you should definitely take a second look at. They're not your usual fare, but these plants are very special and can make any garden stand out!

gmopundit.blogspot.com

by David Tribe

May 28, 2013

t is frequently claimed that GM foods are not properly tested, or asserted that few independent studies have been published to establish their safety.

Another similar claim made is that the food regulatory agencies rely exclusively of corporate information to decide whether GM food and feed are safe. The further claim is made that very few independent tests relating to GM food safety are done. This conventional 'wisdom' is wrong. The modern scientific literature shows that these commonly held opinions are merely myths. Academics Review website comprehensively shows that many of these myths are merely baseless rumours and misinformation.

kitchenstewardship.com

by Chris Pearson

July 15, 2014

Did you know there are over 200 synthetic chemicals found in the cord blood of newborns, influences of civilized society with unknown effects that our children are exposed to even before they are born?

Pondering the number of foods, chemicals, products and other environmental influences that are in our children's world that weren't even around thirty, fifty, or a hundred years ago is mind-boggling. I know that testing products on children is kind of a no-no and not done as often as animal tests or adult human testing, so I assumed that there were likely no studies on the safety of many "food products" that children regularly consume. I couldn't wait to start researching the idea.

blogs.naturalnews.com

by Chris Wimmer

September 27, 2014

Canning and the purchase of the classic mason jar has skyrocketed. Jarden Home Brands, the biggest U.S. producer of mason jars, reported that mason jars have nearly double since 2001.

arden credits the renewed interest in canning as part of the larger culture shift away from processed and prepackaged foods. By canning and preserving your own food you are able to avoid the modern artificial additives. Many of which have not been studied for long-term human consumption.

rodalesorganiclife.com

April 13, 2015

Eggs have a bad reputation, but the newest scientific research finds no connection between eggs and high cholesterol or heart disease. In fact, eggs may just be the perfect food.

Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs were loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol, and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. That couldn't be further from the truth, though. When Wake Forest University researchers reviewed some of the top scientific studies, they found no link between eating eggs and heart disease.

rttnews.com

July 26, 2013

Teens working on a field in Champaign County, Ill., were treated at a hospital after they were accidentally sprayed with fungicide from a crop-dusting plane Thursday.

The teens were working in a field detasseling corn for the Monsanto corn company when the accident happened. 79 were treated at Carle Foundation Hospital for exposure to the fungicide. All of the teens were decontaminated on site by emergency responders before three busloads were transported to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

alternet.org

by Lindsay Abrams

October 12, 2013

Among the ostensibly "non-essential" services on hold during the government shutdown is the Food and Drug Administration's food inspection program. As many as 80 food production facilities each day may be going uninspected.

Food coming from outside the U.S. is also going unmonitored. As Food Safety News first reported, meat inspectors at the USDA are still on duty, but food-safety workers at the FDA are not allowed to use their cellphones, check their emails or, most important, inspect imported food. Normally, according to Quartz, the FDA blocks imports from tens of thousands of facilities with records of violations.

healthy-holistic-living.com

by Jesse Cannone

May 29, 2014

Fingernails and disease don't go together in most minds... but they should. Your fingernails can give you valuable health warnings and signal the presence of serious disease.

Take a good long look at your nails. Hold a hand level with your nose about a foot out from your face and scrutinize each one. Look at the curves, dips, ridges, and grooves. Check out how thick or thin they are and if your nails are chipped or broken. Make a note of the color of the nail itself, the skin under it, and the skin around the nail.

agweek.com

April 23, 2013

U.S. families are embracing organic products in a wide range of categories, with 81 percent now reporting they purchase organic at least sometimes.

Not only are more consumers choosing organic products at least sometimes, but the majority of those buying organic foods are purchasing more items than a year earlier. New entrants to buying organic now represent 41 percent of all families - demonstrating interest in the benefits of organic food and farming is on the rise.

      

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