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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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CNS News

October 26, 2011

An Arizona mother of four has received a hand-delivered letter from a lawyer prohibiting her from setting foot in eight Phoenix-area McDonald's and threatening her with criminal trespassing charges if she did.

gothamist.com

October 13, 2011

A former NYPD Detective testified last week that he regularly saw police plant drugs on innocent people as a way to meet arrest quotas.

Ex-Detective Stephen Anderson, who worked in the Queens and Brooklyn South narcotics divisions, was called to testify in the trial of Brooklyn South narcotics Detective Jason Arbeeny, who has been charged with falsifying public documents and business records. Mister Anderson's testimony was intended to reveal that, as the Daily News puts it, cop corruption wasn't limited to a single squad. In fact, it's pretty widespread! Anderson was busted for helping plant cocaine, a practice known as "flaking," on four men in a Queens bar in 2008. He testified yesterday that he did it to help out fellow officer Henry Tavarez, whose "buy-and-bust" arrests had been low.

CNS News

October 10, 2011

Wal-Mart has been ordered to temporarily close some stores in the Chinese city of Chongqing and to pay 2.7 million yuan ($421,000) in fines following an investigation into the mislabeling of tons of regular pork as "organic."

CNS News

October 5, 2011

Monsanto's fourth-quarter results beat Wall Street expectations. But the company says it has to restate the last two year's earnings because of a federal investigation into its herbicide sales.

The world's biggest seed company on Wednesday said a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will prompt it to restate earnings irregularities arising from incentives it paid dealers of its Roundup Herbicide. The St. Louis company said it had a net loss of $112 million, or 21 cents per share, for the quarter ended Aug. 31.

gaia-health.com

September 27, 2011

A significant part of who we are is defined by the microflora of our digestive systems. If it's changed, even in the smallest way, by genetically modified foods, then we are changed. It's happening now. It's not science fiction.

We have strong evidence from a single study-published eight years ago-that the very nature of what we are is being tampered with by GM foods. Direct, horizontal, transfer of genes from one bacterial organism to another is well documented. We know that it happens in the human gut. Our relationship with gut bacteria is symbiotic. Changes in those bacteria can have long-ranging effects, including on the mind.

marketwatch.com

September 18, 2011

Despite a growing number of studies that show antidepressants to be no more effective than placebos, they remain one of the most frequently prescribed drug types in the U.S. Millions of Americans take antidepressants every day.

Doctors have discovered that there are undiagnosed physical conditions behind depression which, when addressed, restore emotional health without dangerous drugs. One of the most common health problems behind depression is gluten intolerance, an umbrella term which includes celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

canada.com

August 29, 2011

All households in Nanaimo will be participating in the city's organic waste diversion program by October.

Franssen said with all households throughout the region participating in the program, an estimated 6,000 tonnes of food waste annually will be converted into compost, conserving landfill space, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and "saving money." As part of the program, each household is required to separate organic kitchen garbage, such as food waste and meat bones, from their other garbage.

healthypets.mercola.com

August 25, 2011

Pet food made from wholesome living foods is promoted by the American Pet Products Association, but you should be careful when buying these kinds of pet food.

Consumers are sparing no expense in their pet food purchases these days, and it seems the trend toward more expensive pet diets is here to stay. If you feed a commercial pet food, I recommend you learn all you can about ingredient labels and the quality of various brands. Don't leave it up to pet food companies and marketers to sell you on a particular type of food, nor should your choices be dictated solely by what your dog or cat likes to eat.

consumerfreedom.com

August 12, 2011

In commentary published online today by the British Medical Journal, public health activists call for a global campaign to reduce salt consumption.

The commentary's basis is the idea that the question "is not whether to reduce salt intake but how to do so." Unfortunately, these overzealous do-gooders overlook a mountain of research indicating that the question is still quite open. Two studies published in past three months examine whether reducing salt would have any positive effects and indicate that indiscriminate sodium reduction might actually have negative health consequences.

benzinga.com

August 2, 2011

Data gleaned from U.S. government websites and government-sanctioned reports on foodborne illnesses show that the risk of contracting foodborne illness by consuming raw milk is much smaller than the risk of becoming ill from other foods.

"At last we have access to the numbers we need to determine the risk of consuming raw milk on a per-person basis," says Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education foundation that provides information on the health benefits of raw, whole milk from pastured cows.

      

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