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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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by Dr. Mercola

April 1, 2012

The infant formula produced by Martek Biosciences Corporation is found to contain GMO-derived additives and toxic solvents that may harm your baby's health.

The product is an omega-3/omega-6 oil (DHA/ARA) synthesized from fermented algae and soil fungus. The oil is extracted from this biomass using hexane, a neurotoxic byproduct of gasoline refinement that is specifically banned in organics. The Cornucopia Institute investigated Martek's patent and safety filings at the FDA, and discovered that the product also contains synthetic chemicals, stabilizers, carriers, and some of the ingredients are also genetically modified.

by Dr. Mercola

December 31, 2010

Find out how the U.S. government subsidizes the commercial dairy industry and how this affects the supply of raw milk.

You're likely familiar with the "Got Milk" advertising campaign that encourages you to drink more milk for its array of health benefits. Perhaps you also saw the ads a few years back stating that eating more dairy could help you lose weight. Both of these marketing campaigns were created by a nonprofit corporation called Dairy Management -- an organization that not only employs 162 highly skilled product developers and marketers but also is largely funded by the U.S. government. As the New York Times reported, Dairy Management's $140-million annual budget comes in large part from a government-mandated fee on the dairy industry along with several million a year from the Agriculture Department.

by Rheana Murray

January 16, 2012

A former fast food employee says mice ran rampant in the Philadelphia McDonald’s where he worked, and he caught it all on tape.

Video shows a mouse scurrying around inside a plastic bag filled with hamburger buns at the McDonald’s on Stenton Avenue in the West Oak Lake section of Philadelphia, where Karrium Demaio, 29, worked.


March 1, 2009

Many people eat genetically modified foods without being consciously aware of it. But the question is are genetically modified foods safe for human consumption?

Many of the processed foods readily available on grocery shelves have genetically modified ingredients. The most common genetically modified foods are soybeans, maize, cotton, and rapeseed oil. So many foods containing field corn or high-fructose corn syrup such as cereals, snack foods, foods made with soybeans (including some baby foods) and foods made with cottonseed and canola oils may have genetically modified components.

by Mac Slavo

August 5, 2013

In recent years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been regionalizing disaster supplies and rapidly procuring hundreds of millions of ready-to-eat meals, blankets, and body bags.

Coupled with the Department of Homeland Security's suspiciously massive purchases of ammunition, firearms, and riot gear, it is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. government is positioning itself in advance of an as of yet unknown widespread calamity. The stockpiling of supplies often considered prepper staples has been occurring since at least 2008, and has increased in scope and velocity throughout the last several years. In fact, the government has been buying so many supplies and in such large amounts that shortages have affected the world's leading manufacturers to the point they've been forced to suspend shipments to retail customers of survival foods and ammunition.

by Nadia Kurtz

July 2, 2013

Salads are nutritious while potato chips are not; fruits and vegetables are an essential part of one's diet and consuming too many fats and sugars are bad. These are all factual claims about healthy eating that the majority of people follow.

What many people don't realize, however, is that not every salad is healthy, and that some potato chips may be healthier than others. They also don't always realize that the way food is made also has an effect on its nutritional value. Although many organic foods are very nutritious, it is important to understand that organic does not necessarily mean healthy.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

by Chris Rosenbloom

June 18, 2009

Food costs are rising, and consumers are starting to question if paying 40 percent to 150 percent more for organic food is worth it.

There is a widespread belief that organic foods are more healthful than conventionally grown foods with more nutrients and lower risk of food-borne illnesses, and that they may provide protection from or even cure cancer.

by Alex Mierjeski

April 19, 2015

American taxpayers are paying over $9 billion to subsidize public assistance programs for full-service restaurant workers.

"The lowest wages is the country are actually full-service restaurant occupations, and the difference is with fast food like McDonald's, there's a federal minimum wage of $7.25, but for tipped workers, there's a lower minimum wage for them," Maria Myotte, National Communications Coordinator at ROC, told ATTN:. Since full-service restaurant workers' wages are set to incorporate tips, they make less per hour. But tip amounts are rarely consistent, and generally only bump up wages to regular minimum wage.

Austin American-Statesman

by Miguel Liscano

July 28, 2009

It cost him his job at a Round Rock Randalls, but Troy Schafer, who was fired last week after chasing a purse snatcher out of the grocery store, said he didn't have much choice.

The customer called police as Schafer collected Welch's purse, which had already been gone through and dropped in the field. Then Schafer chased the suspect for about another quarter-mile before police caught up and arrested the 15-year-old. "We got her purse back, all of her money, everything," Schafer said. "Then, the next day, my loss prevention unit from Randalls came in and said I was suspended without pay."

Australian Food News

by Josette Dunn

September 27, 2010

Aussie mums are undertaking DIY labelling of contaminated baby food this morning, after tests showed one of Australia's leading infant formulas contains a number of unlabelled genetically modified products.

Activists in Sydney and Melbourne have taken food safety into their own hands and labelled the baby formula, S-26 Soy, clearly tagging it as genetically modified and giving parents the right to choose. At 9am this morning, mothers entered a major Woolworth's outlet in Sydney and Coles' Fitzroy store in Melbourne to stage a sit in. They are demanding that supermarkets remove the products from the shelves until proper testing and labelling has been undertaken.


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