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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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January 6, 2015

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries. We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a new kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we've seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh.

Avocados are creamy, delicious and nutritious but you don't always need the entire thing at once. To keep your avocado halves green, refrigerate them in a container with a cut onion. How do you get your berries to last longer? It's all about how you wash them. Try out this vinegar bath to keep your blackberries, strawberries and blueberries fresher than ever.

December 31, 2014

San Francisco-based iGem group said it found a way to make cheese proteins using genetic sequences found in mammals.

The DNA blueprints are inserted into the yeast, which creates cheese that is vegan-compatible because of the lack of animal products. Some of the DNA strands are from humans, because the developers hope milk proteins made from our own species will mean less chance of allergic reactions.

December 11, 2014

After years of inaction by the USDA, Cornucopia contracted for aerial photography in nine states, from West Texas to New York and Maryland, over the past eight months.

What they found confirmed earlier site visits: a systemic pattern of corporate agribusiness interests operating industrial-scale confinement livestock facilities providing no legitimate grazing, or even access to the outdoors, as required by federal organic regulations.

December 2, 2014

More than 700 chefs - including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés, Art Smith and Sam Talbot - are urging members of Congress to support legislation to mandate labeling of genetically modified foods and to oppose efforts to block state GMO labeling laws.

"This is about transparency in the marketplace and preventing consumer deception," agreed Colin O'Neil, director of government affairs at the Center for Food Safety. "Consumers can only make informed decisions when they are given the information to do so. We require labels on everything from juice from concentrate to foods that have been irradiated; why should genetic engineering be any different?"

November 18, 2014

One alarming aspect of the whole GMO debate is the fact that so many Americans are going about their daily lives completely unaware that they are consuming genetically modified organisms at just about every meal.

So what are GMOs and why should we be concerned about them? GMOs are unhealthy: Since the introduction of GMOs in the mid-1990s, the number of food allergies has sky-rocketed, and health issues such as autism, digestive problems and reproductive disorders are on the rise. Animal testing with GMOs has resulted in cases of organ failure, digestive disorders, infertility and accelerated aging. Despite an announcement in 2012 by the American Medical Association stating they saw no reason for labeling genetically modified foods, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine has urged doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for their patients.

November 16, 2014

If you care about your health and want to avoid chronic disease, then I recommend that you avoid vegetable oils as if your life depended on it... because it really does.

You've probably heard of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids before. These fatty acids are polyunsaturated, meaning that they have many double bonds in their chemical structure. They are often termed the essential fatty acids, because the body lacks the enzymes to produce them.

November 3, 2014

We know, it's so hard to resist walking by any Cinnabon, especially at the mall or airport, where your healthy food options are already limited. Just one whiff of the sweet frosted, melted cinnamon can draw you in.

One Cinnabon contains as much sugar as a 100 Grand chocolate bar plus nine Hershey's Kisses with almonds and, 11 Pixy Stix! Skip the sugar-laden bun and avoid the horrific sugar crash that would surely follow after ingesting it.

November 2, 2014

Big-food manufacturers are relentless opportunists and will jump on any nutrition trend that provides them a profit. In this case, the underlying issue is not the gluten-free diet itself, but with gluten-free packaged foods these companies are selling.

Update: we know where the candy came from and it was an accident. The candy has been stored with moth balls. The moth ball vapors have permeated into the candy. Moth balls and their vapors are VERY TOXIC and can even kill you when ingested, touched, or breathed in. The candy that was given out was the miniature Reese's cups as well as Milky Way bars. This candy was given out in the subdivision above providence (the place where all the lots for sale are). Again, this candy is now very toxic.. DO NOT EAT IT! If you trick or treated in that area just be sure to check your candy. This is a distinctive smell. It's a strong smell. You will notice it. Just so glad to know someone wasn't intentionally trying to harm children.

November 1, 2014

A coalition of U.S. farm and environmental groups has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4-D, before granting approval Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide.
 The groups are asking the court to set aside the EPA's approval.
 Widespread use of 2,4-D carries risks to human health, animals and the environment, the groups allege. They claim the EPA's approval violated the Endangered Species Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
 "They did not do an adequate job," said Andrew Kimbrell, an attorney with the Center for Food Safety, which is a plaintiff in the case. 
 "This was a rubber stamp. They acted illegally in approving this."


November 1, 2014

Panama fined a US biotechnology company's local facility that "repeatedly violated" the nation's permitting and regulatory laws as it worked to develop the world's first genetically-modified salmon. The 2012 infractions were first made public on Tuesday.

AquaBounty Technologies, a company licensed by the US government to foster what could be the world's first genetically-modified (GM) meat, is carrying out GM-salmon research in Panama. Neither Panama nor the US has given clearance to sell GM salmon, but, if regulators approve its application, AquaBounty may become the first to sell GM meat in the US. "AquaBounty is really out front on this - the current case will set an important precedent," Dana Perls, a food and technology campaigner at Friends of the Earth, told Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency. "From what we know, there are about 35 other genetically modified species in the development pipelines in other companies. So depending on what happens in this case, we'll likely either see a flow of other permits or this will demonstrate that there isn't room on the market for GM meat or seafood."


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