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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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Hot Air

by Tina Korbe

November 2, 2011

45.8 million Americans received assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in August - 1.1. percent more than in July and 8.1 percent more than in August 2010.

Hot Air

by Tina Korbe

October 12, 2011

Confession: I'm writing this solely to prove to myself that I don't let my personal prejudices keep me from writing about a glaring example of hyper-sensitivity, about a blatant missed opportunity to exhibit a patriotic spirit.

I love Olive Garden. In fact, ever since college, my best friend and I have had a standing date to eat fettuccine at OG the first Wednesday of every month. Coincidentally, we were scheduled to eat there this very evening (we missed last week). The two of us have even tried unsuccessfully to replicate the exact taste of the restaurant's recipes at home. Am I going overboard to express to you just how much I depend on them for a healthy dose of carbs? If I am, it's only because The Olive Garden has itself gone a little overboard in its efforts not to "disrupt the dining experience."

mymotherlode.com

by Tina Falco

September 1, 2011

Despite intensive lobbying by the American Chemistry Council, the Senate passed AB 1319, the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act.

Critics say BPA is a hormone-disrupting chemical that is used in some baby bottles, sippy cups, infant formula, and baby food containers. It has been linked to early puberty, childhood obesity, breast cancer, and neurological and behavioral changes including autism and hyperactivity. While some manufacturers have already removed this substance from their products, it is still found in many others.

mymotherlode.com

by Tina Falco

December 8, 2010

A Central Valley egg producer filed a lawsuit today against the State of California seeking a better understanding of Proposition 2, the legislation that sets minimum standards for the size of hen cages.

The suit filed by J.S West in Fresno County Superior Court, is only asking for clarity on what Proposition 2 requires and not challenging the legality of the law. JS West is one of California's leading egg farmers that recently spent millions of dollars on new cages.

online.wsj.com

by Timothy W. Martin

October 8, 2012

As many as 13,000 patients may have been exposed to fungal meningitis from tainted spinal steroid injections, authorities said Monday, as some lawmakers called for bringing certain specialized pharmacies under greater regulatory scrutiny.

The oversight of compounding pharmacies, which create customized versions of medicines, is gaining greater attention as the death and illness tolls in the outbreak continue to rise. On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said eight people had died and 105 people in nine states had been sickened by fungal meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly inflammation to the brain or central nervous system. The CDC said a majority of the thousands exposed to the tainted injections had been contacted and weren't ill. The number of meningitis cases could still rise in the coming days and weeks, but it isn't possible to forecast how many might ultimately get sick, the CDC said. Patients have come down with the illness one-to-four weeks after receiving the injections.

cato.org

by Tim Lynch

November 8, 2013

The story of Paul Woodroof is a cautionary tale of what happens when the government steps in and overrides people's health care decisions.

I have not yet seen the new movie, The Dallas Buyers Club, but it looks pretty darn interesting. Matthew McConaughey plays the true-life lead character, Ron Woodroof, a homophobic party boy who is diagnosed with HIV and is given just 30 days to live. When the government-approved drugs don't help him, Woodroof does not go gently into the night (and to his grave). Instead, he travels abroad to buy medicine in other countries and on the black market and then he returns to sell them to others similarly situated here in the United States. The film evidently doesn't gloss over the fact that he seeks a profit as he engages in these acts. (That's a trait Woodroof shares with other human beings in the drug business, though the film does not dwell on that.)

policemisconduct.net

by Tim Lynch

October 25, 2012

A drunk, off-duty cop, Anthony Abbate, beat up a petite lady bartender, Karolina Obrycka in 2007. The video below went viral at the time. The case is now back in the news because the civil lawsuit is now underway in Chicago.

The Chicago Tribune has the sordid details here. Apparently, the key issue in the civil trial is whether the department engaged in misconduct in response to Abbate's criminal attack. In other words, did certain officers falsify reports, intimidate witnesses, and so forth. One must consider what would have happened in the case if there was no videotape. Before the tape was released, Abbate was charged with a misdemeanor. After the tape surfaced, he was charged with a felony. Even with the taped beating as evidence, and even after his criminal conviction, a judge ordered 2 years probation. No jail time at all for Abbate.

dispatch.com

by Tim Feran

April 25, 2012

Shoppers looking for natural and organic food have a new option today, with the opening of Earth Fare's first Columbus-area store at Gemini Place Towne Center.

Earth Fare, founded in 1975 in Asheville, N.C., is a growing chain whose "food philosophy" prohibits products containing high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, as well as artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or fragrances. The chain also refuses to sell any meat or dairy containing antibiotics or growth hormones.

eenews.net

by Tiffany Stecker

April 22, 2015

House Agriculture Committee lawmakers want more control over deciding which government agency -- the Agriculture Department or the Food and Drug Administration -- would control the regulation of labels for genetically modified foods.

This leaves a much-publicized bill to create labeling standards in limbo. The "Safe and Accurate Labeling Act," H.R. 1599, was reintroduced with bipartisan support last month, garnering cheers from agriculture commodity groups and criticism from environmental organizations pushing for mandatory disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on food packaging.

Personal Liberty Alerts

by Thomas Miller

October 15, 2012

One of the cornerstones of preparedness is storing food. No one argues the point of whether food is important. Maybe an argument can be found in where food is placed in the hierarchy of prepping needs, but no one will say that it does not have a place.

What I have found, though, is that not too many discussions occur about where these rations will be stored. It seems as though it is always assumed that every prepper has an extra room in the house to fill with shelves that can be neatly stacked with cans and boxes and labeled by category or a basement to do the same. I know that I, for one, have not always had these options available to me. Whether you live in a large house, a small house, an apartment or a dorm room, the need for stored food doesn't change, resulting in the need for places to store foods wherever you may live.

      

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