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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 Kris Gunnars

November 16, 2014

Barely a week goes by without a new "health food" arriving on the market. In many cases, the health claims are bogus and don't have any real studies behind them.

This appears to be the case with an oil called grape seed oil. Due to the high amount of polyunsaturated fats and Vitamin E, it is being marketed as healthy. It is claimed to have all sorts of health benefits... including lower cholesterol and a reduced risk of heart disease. The problem with many of these so-called health foods is that they aren't healthy at all.

by Sam Catherman

August 23, 2015

If NASA truly wants to send humans to live in places beyond planet Earth, they are going to have to make sure that people have the best chances of survival. This means packing as many essential Earth materials from food to vitamins to plastics...

But fertilizers aren't the only use for human waste in space. Researchers at Clemson University have received a $200,000 yearly grant to figure out how to use urine and exhaled carbon dioxide as building blocks for a number of useful materials. Professor Mark Blenner from Clemson reports, "A particular strain of yeast can be genetically manipulated to create polymers, or plastics, used for 3D printing, as well as Omega 3s, which lower heart disease risk and protect skin and hair." A genetically modified strain of yeast will incorporate nitrogen from urine and exhaled CO2 into the production of these materials.

by JD Belanger

June 9, 2014

Tami Gingrich, Ohio, has eggs nearly as colorful as the leaves and pumpkin on a fall day. Understanding egg quality is a must for the backyard poultry keeper, since no one else will be inspecting them for you.

Imagine breaking open an egg, not knowing what you'll find inside! Animals of all kinds, including early humans, have eaten eggs in this manner for eons: pea fowl and pigeon eggs, ostrich and pelican, turtle and alligator eggs. Like the wild animals that even today relish an egg at any stage of development (raccoons and bears enjoy them already hatched), our ancient ancestors probably didn't care: it was food. Today we have higher standards. We prefer chicken or duck eggs from known sources...

by Boss Hog

May 7, 2017

OK, well, the extremely biased opinions of the various "beef boards, fish factions, and chicken coalitions" have had their free reign for the last 50 years, so I think it's finally time to hear what the actual doctors have to say...

Bacon's Blood-Balancing Bounty: Several university and medical center studies have shown that including bacon as a regular, moderate part of one's diet naturally works to lower the body's blood pressure and blood sugar levels, helping to prevent and/or alleviate the effects of diabetes, as well as heart disease, stroke and heart attack.

by Kaity Moquet

September 23, 2013

Student organizations, city officials and now the county parks department are all pushing to include more organic and locally grown food into the diets of students and residents across the city of Madison and Dane County.

As part of its Organic Agriculture Lands initiative, Dane County will lease 24 acres of county park land to an organic grower, according to a Dane County statement. The county also has a community garden at another park, and hopes to open up another fresh food market in Madison, the statement said.

by James Burger

September 21, 2011

Opponents of a Kern County ordinance that would outlaw storefront medical marijuana cooperatives and the sale of edible pot products have blocked the law from taking effect.

The Kern County Elections Division on Wednesday verified that Kern Citizens for Patients' Rights had collected 17,350 valid signatures from registered Kern County voters. That's the number required to block the bans. Elections workers reached the 17,350 number Wednesday and stopped counting. About 2,662 of the original 26,326 signatures submitted remained uncounted, a cushion of support Kern Citizens didn't need.

by Kacey Culliney

October 25, 2015

The global cereal market was valued at $29.1bn for 2011 and is estimated to surge to $29.5bn for 2012. But what companies are soaking up the profits?

Kellogg's, whose cereal brands include Corn Flakes, Crunchy Nut and Frosted Flakes, eats up the lion's share of the market representing 32.1% of the global retail value. The US cereal giant recently struck a joint venture with Chinese agribusiness Wilmar International to drive its market penetration in China deeper.

February 19, 2013

Regulatory limits on the levels of moulds and toxins present naturally in foods produced from grain crops should be expanded to include so-called "masked mycotoxins," suggest researchers.

The warnings come from researchers based in Italy who explain that 'masked' mycotoxins - that change from harmless to potentially harmful forms of moulds when already in the body - are not currently covered by regulations. Writing in Chemical Research in Toxicology, the team note that many health experts regard mycotoxins as a serious chronic dietary risk factor; ranking them a greater risk than any potential health threats from pesticides or insecticides.

by Kacey Culliney

February 19, 2013

The Kellogg Company has issued a voluntary recall in the US on three sizes of its Special K Red Berries cereal packs due to the possible presence of glass fragments.

The packs recalled are Special K Red Berries 11.2 ounce, 22.4 ounce twin-pack and 37 ounce. They have been sold in various retailers across the US. "Kellogg Company has taken this precautionary action due to the possible presence of glass fragments. There have been no reports of any injuries associated with this product," the cereal company said in a statement.

by Kacey Culliney

December 13, 2012

GMO content is harder to quantify in breads made from maize flour than maize semolina because the grain has a smaller particle size and has been processed more, a new study finds.

Published in the journal of Food Chemistry researchers investigated GMO (genetically modified organism) traceability in the traditional Portuguese maize bread 'broa'. "Considering the needs for genetically modified organism traceability in highly processed foods, the aim of this work was to assess DNA degradation, DNA amplification and GMO quantification along [the] bread making process of broa."


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