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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.

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December 25, 2010

In Western Australia organic farmer Stephen Marsh has had his organic accreditation suspended after independent testing showed his oats and cereal crops had been contaminated by genetically modified (GM) seeds.

The Liberal Party Barnett Government allowed Genetically Modified (GM) canola crops to be grown commercially early this year, despite warnings that contamination of organically grown crops was a palpable risk. The National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA) is conducting an official investigation.

December 24, 2010

Washington's organic apple growers need to gain a better understanding of how much of their crop is sold without an organic label, costing them higher prices in the retail market.

Washington leads the nation in organic apple, pear and cherry acreage, primarily in the central, irrigated regions of the state. For the first time in several years, however, organic acres for apples and cherries declined in 2010 -- 6 percent for apples and 12 percent for cherries. Organic pear acreage increased 4 percent.

December 23, 2010

Britain's Health secretary Andrew Lansley created what he calls five "responsibility deal" networks with businesses, co-chaired by ministers, to write the new policies.

In the decaying British Empire, where there's a government camera on every street corner, Britain's Department of Health has decided to allow fast food companies like McDonald's and KFC, as well as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, and Mars, to craft its official government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related disease.

December 17, 2010

BOSTON -- There's a science to supermarket shopping, according to food marketers. And now spaces are being designed based on what they know about how we shop.

According to George, the market's next challenge is to draw the shopper further into the store. "They're trying to put the hot features in the middle of the aisle so you have to go down there and see those," said George. Research shows a lot of shoppers do a U-turn. They get what they want out of the aisle and then turn back.

by Permaculture Schools

December 12, 2010

Permaculture is a sustainable design science rooted in natural patterns. By observing the way nature works and then applying the same patterns and principles, we learn to design truly sustainable, extremely resilient systems.

Permaculture is what our ancestors instinctively knew when they lived in villages, made their own things, and grew their own food. It is the art of respecting nature and working with it, rather than against it, to cultivate land, plants, animals and people by fostering mutually beneficial relationships between them. It is also is a philosophy, one that changes you from the inside, as you see that there is a way to heal the earth, live in harmony with nature, and create abundance we can share.

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December 11, 2010

A federal agency reversed itself Friday and said lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses are, in fact, for adults -- not children's products subject to a previously announced recall.

The stunning about-face came after the Consumer Product Safety Commission said last month the glasses were children's products and thus subject to strict federal lead limits. Lab testing by The Associated Press found lead in the colored decorations up to 1,000 times the federal maximum for children's products. The CPSC has no limits on lead content on the outside of adult drinking glasses.

by Alex Berezow

December 10, 2010

Maybe "scam" is a strong word, but "hyped" probably isn't.

More and more scientific research is showing that organic and green products don't live up to expectations-- or even to the label, for that matter. This post by Melinda Moyer describes how so-called "green" household cleaners aren't any less toxic than regular household cleaners. In fact, almost any product can claim to be "green" because there are no laws regulating that.

by Health Freedom Action Alert

December 8, 2010

S.510: Hidden in House Amendment to Senate Amendment to House Bill! HR 3082 now hides S 510! The House passed it by 212 to 205 - without a single Republican vote!

It is buried in the 423 pages of the Continuing Resolution which provides government funding for the next fiscal year - a MUST PASS bill. But the S.510 amendment can be removed by the Senate before the bill is passed. Act here to help make that happen. Food Freedom advocates know that this bill is nothing short of disastrous for health, freedom and food because it gives control of all food to the multinational corporations, not you and not the small farmer.

by Tina Falco

December 8, 2010

A Central Valley egg producer filed a lawsuit today against the State of California seeking a better understanding of Proposition 2, the legislation that sets minimum standards for the size of hen cages.

The suit filed by J.S West in Fresno County Superior Court, is only asking for clarity on what Proposition 2 requires and not challenging the legality of the law. JS West is one of California's leading egg farmers that recently spent millions of dollars on new cages.

by Ed Morrissey

December 1, 2010

Apparently, no one told Harry Reid to check Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution before passing S510, the food-safety bill that Democrats hailed as a major lame-duck session achievement - and which ran afoul of their own party in the House.

Section 107 of the bill raises taxes, and as any Constitutional scholar can attest - or anyone else who has actually read the document that Senators swore to uphold when taking office - only the House of Representatives has that power: A food safety bill that has burned up precious days of the Senate's lame-duck session appears headed back to the chamber because Democrats violated a constitutional provision requiring that tax provisions originate in the House.


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