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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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HSLDA

September 23, 2008

This coming Monday, September 29, homeschool parents will be able to pick up a complimentary tall size (12 fl. oz.) cup of Pike Place Roast from Starbucks.

This promotion is part of Starbucks "Great Start for Great Teachers," and is now open to all teachers. HSLDA intervened when we were alerted that homeschool parents were not included in the promotion.

Naturo Doc

by Dr. Andrew Weil

September 16, 2008

Eating trans-fatty acids in margarine, vegetable shortening, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils probably increases cancer risks, promotes inflammation, and accelerates aging and degenerative changes in tissues.

Since 1869, another political debate has gone on, this one concerning the merits of margarine versus butter. In that year, a French food chemist succeeded in making a cheap substitute for the real thing, which had become scarce and expensive in the wake of a European cattle plague.

Organic Pastures

September 4, 2008

SB 201 "The Fresh Raw Milk Act of 2008" will be signed by the Governor only with your support! Call 916-445-2841

Please call Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and ask him to sign SB 201. When he was a body builder he drank raw milk. He knows the nutritional value of this wonderful and whole food. He needs to hear our support loud and clear. Your calls and letters will encourage him to overcome any voices within his administration that still oppose SB 201.

The Wall Street Journal

by ane Zhang and Julie Jargon

September 4, 2008

Twenty food companies have told a consumer group that they won't use milk or meat from cloned livestock. The pledge only applies to cloned animals; not products from clones' offspring.

Other companies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc., have also banned the use of cloned animals in food products. Many haven't made a similar pledge to avoid using food from the conventionally bred offspring of clones, however, partly because no one is tracking the offspring.

Mercola

by Dr. Joseph Mercola

August 15, 2008

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, produces the Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce. It is based on the results of nearly 43,000 pesticide tests.

Food grown in healthier soil, with natural fertilizers and no chemicals, simply has to be more nutritious. It is common knowledge -- though knowledge that is greatly suppressed in the United States. But science is catching up, making suppression of this fact more difficult to sustain.

World Net Daily

August 15, 2008

McDonald's, home of kids' Happy Meals and the Big Mac, has been cited by a boycott campaign for sponsoring conferences at which homosexuals are trained to be activists, according to the American Family Association.

"First, the company paid $20,000 to become a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and to have a seat on the board of directors. Next, McDonald's refused a request to remain neutral in the culture war by choosing to promote the gay agenda. Then McDonald's accused those opposing the gay agenda, including same-sex marriage, of being motivated by hate," the AFA's alert said.

The New York Times

by Stephanie Clifford

August 11, 2008

Whole Foods Market said Monday it would tighten oversight of its suppliers to keep substandard products out of stores, after recalling ground beef that apparently sickened customers in two states.

Scrambling to contain the fallout from a recall that threatens the chain's reputation for quality, Whole Foods acknowledged that it had failed to catch an important change made by one of its suppliers of ground beef, Coleman Natural Beef.

The Mercury News (CA)

by Holly Hayes

August 1, 2008

Summer gardens are heading into their peak producing weeks, and it's a time-honored rite of the season to share and swap the bounty with neighbors, friends, family and co-workers.

But before you load up that basket of fresh-picked tomatoes, peppers and zucchini, and before you cut a bouquet of flowers to take to your mom, check out the latest version of the county's light brown apple moth quarantine map. Lines have recently been redrawn to include even more of Santa Clara County in an effort to curb the spread of this relatively new and voracious pest.

Tanzania Standard Newspapers

by Gasirigwa Sengiyumva

July 26, 2008

Consumers hear and read about organic farming but they are not always sure what that means. They sometimes question what 'makes' food organic - and why it is more expensive than other foods.

They may be puzzled by the typically higher cost of these foods, wondering why this should be so as the benefits of such foods may be perceived as being not worth the extra expense. Essentially, organic food is any food product that is grown in organically-certified land without any chemical treatments - either in the form of fertilizers or pesticides.

Mercola

July 26, 2008

Thirty countries have already experienced food riots this year. Tens of millions of people are being pushed into abject poverty and starvation. And to a large degree, this crisis is man-made -- the result of misguided energy and farm policies.

Some nonconventional media outlets even point the finger directly at the similarities between our current situation and previous man-made famines for the end purpose of mass genocide and calculated population control. In spite of what you have likely heard, a large shift to organic agriculture -- which by definition is non-GM -- could not only protect and improve the environment, but help end world hunger too.

      

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