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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 18, 2010

High fructose corn syrup remains as one of the most controversial health topics.

The facts continue to pour out, and you have the ability to understand why corn syrup, and the variations of the substance, extremely hinders the health of people across the world.

Center for Food Safety

January 15, 2010

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has repeatedly introduced two bills related to GE crops and foods in the House of Representatives.

The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act would require mandatory labeling of all GE foods; the other, The Genetically Engineered Food Safety Act, would require mandatory, pre-market safety testing of GE foods. We need you to contact your Representatives and encourage them to support these important bills!

The Center for Food Safety

January 15, 2010

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a first-time case about the risks of genetically engineered crops. Named Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the case before the high court in an ongoing battle waged by the Center for Food Safety

The modified alfalfa seed at the heart of the dispute has been engineered to be immune to Monsanto's flagship herbicide Roundup. Monsanto intervened in a 2007 federal district court ruling that the Department of Agriculture's approval of GE alfalfa was illegal.

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.

Arizona Reporter Newswire

September 25, 2009

On the way to the screening, I picked up a pack of Doritos. How's that for defiance? Here's why. Look at the package: Doritos with cheese is made with whole corn and vegetable oil; so far so good.

One cannot help feeling guilty for consuming this after seeing Jean-Paul Jaud's documentary, "Food Beware," whose subject matter is more accurate in its French title, "Nos enfants nous accuseront," or "Our children will accuse us." Why does Jean-Paul Jaud believe organic food is so necessary that he's ready to start a revolution to get French kids to insist on it?

Central Valley

September 19, 2009

On July 26, with a brief article, the Sacramento Bee broke the story that Nestle Waters is coming to Sacramento. A glowing article in the Business Journal and a critical article in the News and Review followed, and then the story was mostly forgotten.

Nestle claims that their Sacramento plant will be a "micro-bottling plant," bottling only 50 million gallons of water. Nestle has fought for the last 6 years, without success, to establish a bottling plant in the town of McCloud, California. While rumors abound that Nestle is abandoning their plans for McCloud, the company has indicated that it all depends on what happens in Sacramento.

Twain Harte Times

August 26, 2009

At long last the mysteriously elusive Jeb's Waffle's and Ribs finally opened its doors last Thursday.

Shawn claims the turkey club he devoured was one of the best he'd ever had. Score one point for the home team. I helped out with the cooked-to-perfection onion rings.

August 13, 2009

Advances in agricultural technology-including, but not limited to, the genetic modification of food crops-have made fields more productive than ever. Farmers grow more crops and feed more people using less land.

To purchase genetically modified seeds, a customer must sign an agreement that limits what can be done with them. (If you have installed software recently, you will recognize the concept of the end-user agreement.) Agreements are considered necessary to protect a company's intellectual property, and they justifiably preclude the replication of the genetic enhancements that make the seeds unique. But agritech companies such as Monsanto, Pioneer and Syngenta go further.


August 8, 2009

BEIJING -- China's organic produce movement is growing steadily amid recurring health scares and a desire for a return to natural food, some growers say.

"The Chinese people are very aware that their food is rubbish," said Romuald Pieters, director of Sustainable Development & Agriculture Creation, a consulting firm working in China. Last year's contaminated-milk scandal reinforced fears about China's food supply.

Sunday Express

August 2, 2009

Economy Gastronomy, the BBC's latest flagship cooking show, is championing the art of eating well but cheaply.

The presenters, chefs Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett, will tell families how to serve up tasty food without busting the household budget. Each week, the pair will give top tips on how to swap microwave TV meals in favour of savoury home-made tortillas, hotpots, bhajis and fish pies by using leftovers in the fridge and cupboard. But TV bosses have decided not to include organic food in the show's money-saving menus.


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