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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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nj.com

by Tony Dearing

October 29, 2016

The "D" in vitamin D doesn't stand for dementia. Or does it? We know that many older adults don't get enough vitamin D, and that's a problem. It can leave your bones brittle and more easily broken if you slip and fall.

What we didn't know, until now, is that a lack of vitamin D may be every bit as bad for your brain as it is for your body. According to a spate of recent studies, people age 60 and older who have low levels of vitamin D are significantly more apt to suffer cognitive decline.

theguardian.com

by Ruth Michaelson

October 28, 2016

A shortage of basic goods and skyrocketing food prices are fuelling discontent in Egypt, where a currency crisis has hit imports. Sugar has all but vanished from supermarkets.

Egyptian authorities, who have blamed traders and suppliers for hoarding and smuggling goods, said they have so far seized 9,000 tonnes of sugar in raids on factories and warehouses, including facilities belonging to Pepsico and Edita, one of the country's largest manufacturers of confectionaries. The sugar is intended for resale to the public at subsidised prices.

kcra.com

by Natalie Brunell

October 28, 2016

A nationwide shortage of avocados has led to higher prices and less fresh eats in California and the Sacramento area.

The price of avocados is three times what it was two weeks ago. It's caused some Sacramento businesses like Taqueria Jalisco to stop serving the California staple. "It's just so expensive, and I don't think the consumers are willing to pay for it," Flores said. "As a small business owner, it doesn't make sense to carry it right now."

sbs.com.au

by Alyssa Braithwaite

October 28, 2016

Be prepared to pay more for your roast spuds, hot chips and potato salad. Australia is experiencing a potato shortage because of flood-affected potato crops in the southern states.

"The growers I've spoken to in Tasmania and Victoria in particular have had issues with the wet weather, meaning it's harder to get potatoes out of the ground," Lindhe tells SBS. The variety worst affected is the dirt-covered brushed potatoes, because of the way they are prepared for sale.

thecampusvoice.wordpress.com

by Mary L. Gordon

October 28, 2016

The agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto and The Food and Drug Administration have repeatedly claimed, since 1996, that the Genetically Modified Organisms they introduced into the American food supply are perfectly safe for human consumption.

But new studies are showing some very different results. A recent article in the prestigious Nature magazine shows that the path of GMOs in the human body can have catastrophic effects on your health. According to the 2008 article entitled, "Characterization of microRNAs in serum: a novel class of biomarkers for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases", when we eat GMOs, they travel to the blood stream and eventually deposit on human organs such as the liver, pancreas, heart and lungs. These deposits are the cause of organ failure in humans, cancers, and other diseases.

mnn.com

by Robin Shreeves

October 17, 2016

When I make my family-favorite holiday sweet potato casserole, I sometimes make it with what are labeled yams in the grocery store. I've always known sweet potatoes and yams are similar enough to use either of them in the dish.

We generally think of sweet potatoes as the brownish-orange skinned vegetable with orange flesh inside - although sometimes they might be marketed as yams. The similar looking purple-skinned, white-fleshed vegetables are usually called sweet potatoes, but we don't always think of them that way. In reality, they are both sweet potatoes, just different varieties of the vegetable.

healthyfoodhouse.com

October 16, 2016

Hunza people are a small population, situated in Northern Pakistan, and are believe to be the healthiest, happiest, and the longest-living people in the world.

These people are the only one who do not know about cancer, give birth at 65, and regularly bath in cold water. According to the AMA Journal, Dr. Robert McCarrison claims that not a single person among them has ever suffered from cancer. We would all like to know their secret, wouldn't you?

planetnatural.com

October 15, 2016

We've put together 50 of our favorite backyard composting tips to help you make amazing homegrown compost. Enjoy!

The microbes responsible for breaking down your compost pile need a balanced diet of nitrogen and carbon. Nitrogen comes from green materials such as food scraps, manure and grass clippings. Carbon comes from brown materials such as dead leaves, hay, wood chips and shredded newspaper. A ratio that contains equal portions by weight (not volume) of both works best.

ourstoneyacres.com

October 15, 2016

As the weather cools and you start putting your garden to bed for the winter use this October planting guide to get a few seeds planted for spring harvest.

As you read this post, please keep in mind that this October Planting Guide is intended for those of us living in USDA Zones 4 to 7. Also you should know that anything you are planting in October in cold winter climates will be planted for SPRING harvest. You won't be seeing any harvests until early spring or later.

foodfacts.mercola.com

October 10, 2016

One of the most wildly popular trees on the planet is the cacao, the plant species from which cocoa - and chocolate - is derived. While some might think cacao and cocoa are one in the same, they're not, exactly.

There's been a lot of discussion about free radicals and antioxidants, but some are unsure of what these terms mean in regard to our health. Exposure to the sun, cigarette smoke, pollution, and toxic chemicals, such as chemical weed killers, and unhealthy foods can all release free radical activity in the body, however they also can be produced by factors like stress, damaging healthy tissue. Antioxidants in the foods you eat reverse that process, helping to combat disease by zapping harmful free radicals. That's where cacao comes in. Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate - more than 20 times than that of blueberries. Protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids are also present. The precise blend of all these elements combined serve to kick in naturally occurring phytochemicals that have incredible benefits throughout the body, such as lowered LDL cholesterol, improved heart function, and reduced cancer risk.

      

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