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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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Food Consumer

by Jeffrey M. Smith

June 2, 2008

This guide will help you determine which products are made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so you can make healthier non-GMO brand buying choices.

Though most industrialized countries require labeling of GMOs, the U.S. does not. 9 out of 10 Americans want genetically modified (GM) foods to be labeled. Most people say they would avoid brands if labeled as GM.

New York Daily News

May 26, 2008

New Yorkers are switching to homegrown dining in an effort to cut costs as the economy flounders.

Forget budget furniture or do-it-yourself interior design - New Yorkers are switching to homegrown dining in an effort to cut costs as the economy flounders. The number of green-thumbed residents using the city's vegetable gardens has increased by the bushel in recent months because of soaring prices in the food aisles.

Natural News

by Barbara H. Peterson

May 14, 2008

The problems with Genetically Modified (GM) foods are as many as they are varied. Respected scientists have risked everything to step forward and warn consumers that this new "solution to world hunger" is bad for their health.

Giant agri-business companies such as Monsanto forge ahead to flood the world's food chain with experimental technologies that are proving to be harmful to life. The worst part is, the longer this reckless experiment is allowed to go on, the closer we get to a complete planetary takeover by Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

Science Daily

March 13, 2008

A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice.

Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans. OB is a debilitating but rare lung disease, which has been detected recently in workers who inhale significant concentrations of the flavoring in microwave popcorn packaging plants.

The Organic & Non-GMO Report

January 18, 2008

New regulations propose strict guidelines for voluntary labeling of non-GMO products.

While biotechnology and food industry representatives praised the new regulations, consumer and environmental groups criticized them, saying they didn't go far enough, particularly in terms of labeling GM foods. The FDA rejected consumer demands for labeling.

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by Ben Eastaugh and Chris Sternal-Johnson.

September 16, 2007

The true story of Soy has not been told. The many serious health hazards from consuming soy have not been told.

The consumer has not been made aware of the dangers, in order for them to make an educated decision on whether or not to consume soy. You have the right to know, and I'm going to tell you. The Health Risks Of Soy Includes But Not Limited To...

Nutra Ingredients

by Stephen Daniells

May 11, 2007

Regular consumption of unpasteurised farm milk may offer protection from range of allergies, but the researchers cautioned against drinking raw milk until more research is carried out.

The researchers, led by Marco Waser from the University of Basel, stress that they do not know what components of the raw milk may be responsible for such effects, but they could be linked to the pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbe levels in the milk. The research appears to be in line with previous studies that have reported that probiotic bacteria may reduce the the risk of certain allergies like eczema and asthma in infants.

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by Sean Poulter

March 6, 2007

The first GM food crop containing human genes is set to be approved for commercial production.

The laboratory-created rice produces some of the human proteins found in breast milk and saliva. Its U.S. developers say they could be used to treat children with diarrhoea, a major killer in the Third World. The rice is a major step in so-called Frankenstein Foods, the first mingling of human-origin genes and those from plants. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has already signalled it plans to allow commercial cultivation.

Union of Concerned Scientists

December 6, 2006

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a more comprehensive review of food products from cloned animals and their offspring before lifting a voluntary moratorium on their sale to consumers.

Most attempted clones are grossly defective and are lost early in development (cloning success rates generally range from zero to 20 percent). Defects among cloned animals include overly large fetuses, placental disorders and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

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by Deborah Wuehler

November 15, 2006

We cannot go through the month of November without thinking, "I have so much to be thankful for!" But, instead of thinking the same old Thanksgiving thoughts, I want to encourage you to look at Thanksgiving in a slightly different way this year.

Noah Webster was a man who knew his own history. In his 1828 dictionary, he defined Thanksgiving as: "The act of rendering thanks or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies; 2) A public celebration of divine goodness; also a day set aside for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties."

      

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