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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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Los Angeles Times

by Money & Company

December 21, 2009

A variety of reports over the last week demonstrate the growing entrenchment of organic goods.

Market research firm Mintel said recent survey data showed that nearly 40% of consumers claimed they hadn't changed organic-product purchasing habits because of the recession and only 3% had stopped buying organic products altogether.

News With Views

by Jonathan Emond

December 14, 2009

As the clock strikes 12:01AM on January 1, 2010, Europe will enter a nutrition science Dark Age. The stultifying effects of that backward movement will hit food and dietary supplement companies hard all around the world.

The movement toward replacing private choice with government fiat proceeds apace internationally. Europe's condemnation of food supplements and claims about them is among the latest examples of that movement. Under European Commission regulations no food supplement may be lawfully sold anywhere in Europe unless EFSA scientists opine that the food supplement is both safe and bioavailable as "substantiated by generally accepted scientific evidence."

Reliable Answers

by Annette M. Hall

November 27, 2009

I was asked to bring the dinner rolls. Under normal circumstances, I would have used my breadmaker to whip some up but I had received my very first KitchenAid 5-Quart Mixer and I was excited about using it.

The search began for the perfect dinner roll recipe. I tried several I had found online that were taunted as "the best dinner rolls" only to be sorely disappointed. I wanted these to be special -- the rolls are an important part of the meal and they simply had to be perfect.

by Carolyn Thomas

November 9, 2009

Harvard Medical School's Dr. Marcia Angell is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It.

But more to the point, she's also the former Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably one of the most respected medical journals on earth. But after reading her article in the New York Review of Books called Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption, one wonders if any medical journal on earth is worth anybody's respect anymore. "It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine."

ABC 15

by Rebecca Thomas

October 29, 2009

Trying to eat healthy and buy organic? Maybe all natural or non-genetically modified? We found out that many foods are not exactly organic.

There are certain rules set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a product to be called organic. But if you take a closer look at the list of ingredients, you will find chemicals in many of them. Farmers left them out, but the manufacturers put them in.

News With Views

by Byron J. Richards

October 28, 2009

America's sugar crop is under GMO assault and the FDA has begun a new era of human experimentation. America is in dire need of a new super hero - and he has arrived. It is Larry Leptin, defending your right to be healthy.

On September 21, 2009 a stunning shot was fired across the bow of Monsanto and its new legion of Frankenfood sugar beet growers. Judge Jeffrey S. White of Federal District Court in San Francisco said the Agriculture Department should have done an environmental impact statement as required by law.

Common Dreams

by Sustainable Agriculture Advocates

October 27, 2009

Sustainable agriculture advocates expressed disappointment with the Obama Admistration's nomination of Islam Siddiqui, a former pesticide lobbyist as our chief agriculture trade representative at the office of the United States Trade Representative.

Siddiqui is currently a vice-president at Croplife America. Croplife is an agrochemical industry trade group representing Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont and Dow Chemical, among others. Croplife America's regional partner, Mid America CropLife Association, notoriously "shuddered" at Michelle Obama's organic garden and launched a letter writing campaign in protest.

NBC Los Angeles

by Olsen Ebright

October 16, 2009

When it comes to snack time, black bears in Yosemite National Park have a favorite automotive treasure trove: the minivan.

From 2001 to 2007, bears broke into 908 vehicles at the park. Of those break-ins, a whopping 26 percent were minivans, according to the Journal of Mammalogy.

Mirror News (UK)

September 25, 2009

A company director who provided pies to Buckingham Palace has been jailed for re-packaging cheap supermarket goods as organic.

Stansfield, of Daventry, Northants, was jailed for 27 months. His wife, company secretary Kate, 44, got a suspended jail term. Both admitted fraudulent trading.

PR Newswire

by Organic Valley

September 25, 2009

Organic Valley, America's largest cooperative of organic farmers, today launched the first online calculator that shows consumers the toxic burden prevented by their choices of organic vs. non-organic and "natural" foods.

Much like an online shopping experience, the Organic Valley calculator invites visitors to put their favorite Organic Valley dairy products into a simulated shopping basket to weigh the positive impact of their organic food choices. The calculator automatically adds up and displays the amounts of pesticides and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers avoided by that product...

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