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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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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.

SimKrap

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.

World Net Daily

by Henry Lamb

June 20, 2009

NAIS, as the program is widely known, was announced in 2005. The announced schedule required all livestock owners to register their premises with the USDA before 2007; tag every livestock animal with an electronic tag (or implant) by 2008...

Rhonda Perry, representing the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, said that NAIS was a proposed solution in search of a problem. If the USDA were really interested in livestock producers, consumers and animal health, she said, they would look where problems are known to exist. She said the millions of pounds of meat recalled from processing plants is not the fault of independent producers. She said the USDA continues to allow imports from countries with known disease problems. "This is not the fault of small family farmers," she said.

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.

Contra Costa Times

by Matt Wrye

June 16, 2009

Churches, nonprofits, food banks and social agencies across the Inland Empire are bracing for an onslaught of residents needing food, clothes, shelter and money as lawmakers hash over the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program.

If CalWORKS gets axed, more than 1.4 million recipients statewide would lose temporary assistance for food, shelter, clothing and welfare-to-work support services such as child care, including more than 102,000 people in San Bernardino County.

Food & Water Watch

May 28, 2009

Every time there is a new recall of tainted food, irradiation companies and their proponents in government call for further centralizing our food distribution system and running all of our meat and produce through irradiation facilities.

There are no studies to show that, over the long-term, eating irradiated foods is safe. Add in the nutritional damage irradiation can do to some foods and we believe it is far too soon to allow large portions of the food supply to be irradiated.

Food & Water Watch

by Cory Forsyth

May 28, 2009

Tell Secretary Vilsack We Don't Want a Food Irradiation Zealot in Charge of Food Safety!

Some research has indicated that food irradiation promotes tumor growth and causes genetic damage, but even worse is that we don't yet understand what the long-term health effects might be.

Knoxville Trivia Blog (TN)

by Byron Chesney

May 27, 2009

Economic times are tough. We all know that. And, Earth Fare, the healthy supermarket, seems to know that too. Have you been to their stores?

So, now, we want you to tell us why you deserve or just plain want this gift card. We've all got stories. You may have a family of four to feed on a tight budget. You may have lost your job recently and just need some extra help.

      

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