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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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wickedlocal.com

by Gatehouse Media, Inc.

March 20, 2013

Marblehead - Farm Direct Coop is accepting new members for the 2013 season at its pick-up locations in Marblehead, Salem and Melrose.

Working with local farmers for over 20 years, Farm Direct Coop brings just-picked organic and sustainable produce to members on a weekly basis. Through longstanding relationships with a variety of growers, the organization is able to bring top-quality veggies and fruits, from tender arugula, lettuce and those first luscious strawberries of June; to ripe watermelons and sweet summer corn; right on to fall's freshest apples and butternut squash.

whydontyoutrythis.com

July 20, 2013

The US Supreme Court made a ruling on lawsuits against drug companies for fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. From now on, 80 percent of all drugs are exempt from legal liability.

In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court struck down a lower court's ruling and award for the victim of a pharmaceutical drug's adverse reaction. According to the victim and the state courts, the drug caused a flesh-eating side effect that left the patient permanently disfigured over most of her body. The adverse reaction was hidden by the drug maker and later forced to be included on all warning labels. But the highest court in the land ruled that the victim had no legal grounds to sue the corporation because its drugs are exempt from lawsuits.

whydontyoutrythis.com

July 3, 2013

Did you know that Aspartame was banned by the FDA twice? How is this product legal now?

The bittersweet argument over whether Aspartame is safe or not has been going on for a long time. On one side we have medical evidence that suggests we should avoid using it and on the other side we lean on the FDA's approval that suggests it is safe. Since generally that seems to be the factor that many continue to hold trust based upon, I thought we could look into the Aspartame story to find out how it came to be accepted as safe by the FDA. You would think that something so widely used and so well accepted would have quite the pristine story leading to its acceptance. I imagine one will discover otherwise after reading this post. The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became LegalIt all starts in the mid 1960's with a company called G.D. Searle. One of their chemists accidentally creates aspartame while trying to create a cure for stomach ulcers. Searle decides to put aspartame through a testing process which eventually leads to its approval by the FDA. Not long after, serious health effects begin to arise and G.D. Searle comes under fire for their testing practices.

whydontyoutrythis.com

March 13, 2013

Launching a lawsuit against the very company that is responsible for a farmer suicide every 30 minutes, 5 million farmers are now suing Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros (around 7.7 billion US dollars).

The reason? As with many other cases, such as the ones that led certain farming regions to be known as the 'suicide belt', Monsanto has been reportedly taxing the farmers to financial shambles with ridiculous royalty charges. The farmers state that Monsanto has been unfairly gathering exorbitant profits each year on a global scale from "renewal" seed harvests, which are crops planted using seed from the previous year's harvest. The practice of using renewal seeds dates back to ancient times, but Monsanto seeks to collect massive royalties and put an end to the practice.

whydontyoutrythis.com

March 13, 2013

Launching a lawsuit against the very company that is responsible for a farmer suicide every 30 minutes, 5 million farmers are now suing Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros (around 7.7 billion US dollars).

The reason? As with many other cases, such as the ones that led certain farming regions to be known as the 'suicide belt', Monsanto has been reportedly taxing the farmers to financial shambles with ridiculous royalty charges. The farmers state that Monsanto has been unfairly gathering exorbitant profits each year on a global scale from "renewal" seed harvests, which are crops planted using seed from the previous year's harvest.

wholefoodsmagazine.com

August 10, 2015

Edinburgh, Scotland-Scottish rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead announced genetically modified crops would be formally banned, saying that the move will help preserve Scotland's "clean, green status."

This decision follows up a previous ruling by the European Union earlier this year that allows member states and devolved administrations to restrict or ban the cultivation of genetically modified organisms within their territory. This decision includes the genetically modified maize previously approved by the EU, along with six other crops currently awaiting

wholefoodsmagazine.com

July 30, 2013

A federal judge put the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the spot recently, asking the agency to decide whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be present in food products labeled "natural."

The request from U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers put on hold a class action suit against Gruma Corp., which markets tortillas and other products under the Mission brand name. The company was being sued in San Francisco court by lead plaintiff Elizabeth Cox, for claiming that its products are "all natural" despite containing corn from GMO seeds. "Under these circumstances, deference to the FDA's regulatory authority is the appropriate course," the judge wrote in her opinion.

westseattleherald.com

by Steve Shay

January 26, 2012

A few generations ago Popeye was right when he told the kiddies to always eat their spinach. And many children obeyed. They ate their vegetables, along with their meat and potatoes just like mom and dad, and Popeye, told them to do.

But that is less common now. At meal time in our culture, most kids are calling the shots. And that means mac-and-cheese, while their parents eat protein and salad. According to health and child birth educator, Catherine Berglund of West Seattle, parents caved beginning in the '60's and '70's and let the kids "just say no" to nutrition at mealtime in favor of mac-and-cheese and other bland standards. Berglund is offering a class to parents of toddlers, infants, even newborns, so that they are well-prepared, called "Good Eater 4 Life".

westonaprice.org

by Sally Fallon Morell

June 19, 2014

It's kind of embarrassing. the FDA and state health departments are constantly warning us not to consume raw cheese, yet all the most recent dairy outbreaks have involved pasteurized cheese.

In 2009 listeria in pasteurized Quargel acid-cured cheese sickened fourteen people and caused at least four deaths in Germany and Austria. In 2012, Frescolina Ricotta pasteurized cheese imported from Italy sickened twenty people and led to four deaths. Last year eighteen people got sick from pasteurized cheese in Australia, leading to two deaths and one miscarriage. The Crave Brothers listeria outbreak late in 2013 led to four hospitalizations, one death and one miscarriage. Now another listeria outbreak, this time from pasteurized queso fresco has sickened dozens including seven in Maryland. One person died in California. Why is the FDA not warning the public that pasteurized cheese-especially pasteurized soft cheese-is deadly and should never be consumed?

wellnessmama.com

by Wellness Mama

January 12, 2013

With flu season around the corner and signs for "flu shots" in every store, this is a natural alternative that is inexpensive and effective. It can be made easily at home.

If you or your child has ever had a bad case of the flu, you know how miserable it can be. Especially for moms, it is awful to see your children feeling so bad and not be able to fix it. Black elderberries (sambucus nigra) have been shown to prevent flu and speed recovery in those who have the flu. Elderberries contain high levels of A, B and C and stimulate the immune system. Several natural elderberry syrups are available at health stores or online, but usually for around $15 or more for 4-8 ounces. This recipe makes 16 ounces for a cost of under ten dollars and kids love the taste!

      

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