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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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The American Spectator

by Paul Chesser

May 5, 2010

PepsiCo is a member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership a coalition of corporations and environmental groups. USCAP's mission is to "quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions."

The House of Representatives has obliged in the form of the Waxman-Markey bill. According to the Heritage Foundation, this bill would destroy over 1.1 million jobs, hike electricity rates 90 percent, and reduce the U.S. gross domestic product by nearly $10 trillion over the next 25 years.


by Ben Buchwalter

May 1, 2010

Diving into the "paper or plastic" war, the California Supreme Court will decide whether it's legal for a community near Los Angeles to outlaw the use of plastic bags at checkout counters.

When Manhattan Beach banned the bags in July 2008, the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition was quick to mobilize. Somewhere along the line, public opinion landed on the side of paper bags, which are easier to recycle than their plastic counterparts. But a 2007 investigation by the Washington Post revealed that paper is just as harmful - and sometimes more so - than plastic for the environment.

PR Newswire

by Organic Trade Association

April 20, 2010

Through May 1, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is helping schools access and offer students more organic food with a national contest to award a winning school with an organically grown garden or an organic vending machine.

More than 900 schools across America are currently competing for the prize. The winning school selects the garden or vending machine for installation in the 2010-11 school year. The site also features tools and information for schools, parents and students to advocate for more organic food in schools.

My Motherlode

by Bill Johnson

April 19, 2010

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers to immediately discard recently purchased ground beef at any Winco store.

The ground beef has already been recalled by Winco due to the possibility of an E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled ground beef was sold in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Sale dates are March 28 through April 9.

The Des Moines Register

by Joy Taylor

April 18, 2010

Buying organic or locally grown foods is fast becoming an easier choice.

Is the extra expense for organic food worth it? Many consumers believe organic foods serve as a preventive measure against health risks. And because organic farming emphasizes the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water, organic foods have appeal for widespread environmental concerns.

Wisconsin State Journal

by Mary Spicuzza

April 13, 2010

Thousands of families without income aren't participating in the state's welfare program; some say it's too daunting, but other participants say it's easy to navigate.

Stung by recent findings that far more families who may be eligible aren't enrolled in the program, the state is revamping W-2 to make it easier to understand and ensure those struggling aren't improperly turned away.

The Tripoli Post

April 11, 2010

Cattle vaccination campaign - Libya Wednesday launched a national vaccination campaign in Al-Hamada Al-Hamra, south-west of the country, to immunize over one million sheep against micro-organisms.

The campaign, the largest ever conducted in Libya, is part of the periodic vaccination campaign meant for all sheep in the region. He said the work was not only limited to vaccinations but also to take random samples of flocks of sheep and to analyze them.

March 26, 2010

Avian Influenza is continuing to devastate the Mexican poultry industry with some reports stating that two million birds have now been destroyed.

According to the last notification report of the OIE dated 28th February, there are 11 reported outbreaks in the Guanajuato region with over 1 million susceptible birds confirmed. However, there are fears that the number is growing ostensibly and the impact will soon be felt on the market as was the case last year, when prices sky-rocketed as a result of an AI outbreak.

Philadelphia Daily News

by Christine Fisher

March 18, 2010

Nhu Huynh, a clinical oncology nutritionist who works with Chef Jack Shoop at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility in the Northeast, recommends a diet high in lean proteins, fruits and vegetables for everybody.

For cancer patients, Huynh prefers baking, boiling or grilling foods, because digesting fried foods requires extra enzymes that may be deficient in a patient's system. Nutrient-rich soups and smoothies also are easier on a delicate digestive system.

Organic Pastures

March 13, 2010

Yesterday Whole Foods called the nation's raw milk providers to inform us that as of today, Saturday March 13 at 8 am, they will be removing all raw milk from their shelves. Their actions make it seem like a health emergency, and it is not.

This is not a safety issue. Our wholesome and delicious raw milk is still available at local stores throughout CA. As a very large corporation, Whole Foods must respond to the decisions of their board of directors.


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