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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 Seattle Times

by Lynn Thompson

July 29, 2009

Edmonds has become the first city in the state to ban reusable plastic grocery bags at retail stores.

The Edmonds City Council approved the ban Tuesday night 5-1, saying plastic bags hurt the environment and are easily replaced by reusable grocery bags. The ban won't affect plastic bags for produce and bulk food, which will continue to be available to shoppers. Stores can still offer free paper bags.

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."

Tampa Crime Examiner

by Charisse Van Horn

July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009, little Bailey Barzano, a 4-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after eating a Skittles candy.

Currently, no one is certain how the Oxycodone managed to get inside a bag of Skittles that appeared to be sealed shut. Additionally, no one is sure how Bailey managed to get the bag of candy in the first place.

Contra Costa Times

by Jessica Yadegaran

July 27, 2009

Here, at 1,600 feet above sea level, there is ash underfoot, and Mount Veeder winemaker Dave Guffy coaxes vines from the volcanic soils to produce grapes of beauty and power.

From the Napa Valley to Argentina's towering Mendoza peaks, mountain winemakers speak of a fourth dimension, a "mountain weirdness," says Guffy, that impacts the already challenging conditions present in maintaining mountain vineyards -- power supplies, water rights, erosion and wildlife.

San Francisco Chronicle

by Jessica DeCostole

July 16, 2009

The organic-food business is booming: About 70 percent of Americans buy organic food occasionally, and nearly one quarter buy it every week, according to The Hartman Group, a market research firm.

For most of us, the reason is simple: We want natural food that's better for us and for the environment, says Samuel Fromartz, author of Organic, Inc. But buying organic can cost you -- as much as 50 percent more -- so read on to know when it's worth it.

IceNews - Daily News

by Jarrett Iovine

July 14, 2009

Canadians will soon be drinking water that originated in Greenland now that the government has granted permission to a Canadian company to pursue a plan to fish for ice from its glaciers.

Iceberg Canada Corporation will soon begin exploring ways to harvest ice from the Qoqqup Sermia glacier near Narsaq and the Narsap Sermia glacier near Nuuk; and if the government likes their proposal they will get the green light.

Salt Lake Tribune

by Brooke Adams

July 7, 2009

Brittany Olsen and Havilah Mills are counting on their new clothing line to reshape the way consumers think about their health and the planet, one T-shirt at a time.

The two twentysomethings are owners of The Green Element, which sells tanks, T-shirts, hoodies, hats and a women's underwear line called Eco-Booty -- all made with organic cotton and water-based inks.

Taiwan News

by Central News Agency

July 7, 2009

Suppliers of farm produce that is inaccurately labeled as organic will be slapped with fines from $909 beginning Aug. 1.

The council began to implement new regulations on organic farm produce and processed agricultural products Jan. 31, but offered a grace period so that local manufacturers and retailers could adjust their product labeling.

The Epoch Times

by Laurie Sanders

July 6, 2009

A new study carried out by the Children's Food Campaign has uncovered some terrifying facts about the ingredients going into baby foods.

The survey of over 100 baby food products, exposed just how unhealthy these foods really are. There are many parents out there who research the best options for their children and go on to use organic baby foods. This is surely one of the most misleading marketing campaigns of the moment. On closer inspection, these organic baby food brands may not be as appealing as one may hope.


by Kelli S. Simkus

June 25, 2009

The cost of fresh vegetables is going up every single day just like some of the other necessities that we need in life.

Planting our garden this year has been a learning experience for us. It is our first real attempt at a large garden. We planted 17 different types of vegetables. For the first 2 weeks plants started popping up everywhere. I was so excited about our growing garden.


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