Munchie Squad

“Bacteria die on cicada wings-new treatment?”

Researchers have found that cicada wing structure able to kill bacteria on contact. Researchers find cicada wing structure able to kill bacteria on contact Below is an enlarged Cicada (P. claripennis) wing surface. Credit: Biophysical Journal, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2012.12.046 (Phys.org) A combined team of researchers from Spain and Australia believe their research shows the first known occurence […]

“Help support organics”

An Open Letter to the Organic Community from Ronnie Cummins After 45 years of hard work and grassroots struggle, the organic community has built up a $30 billion organic food and farming industry and community. But 10% annual growth isn’t enough to avert the public health, environmental and climate crisis ahead – a crisis caused […]

Congressional push Remove antibiotics from Food – Comp. Med Assoc.

From the Rep. Slaughter Antibiotics in Food Survey The information supplied by the food industry, Rep. Slaughter, the only microbiologist serving in Congress, is urging consumers and the Congress to act now. Editor’s comment: Beware of companies using antibiotics routinely in stock feed for “growth” of the stock when shopping. Congress must strengthen US laws […]

“Will organic farmers slew the Giant? Help needed!”

On March 31, 2012, a judge in the Southern District Court of New York will decide whether a class action lawsuit — Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association (OSGATA) et al.vs.Monsanto — representing some 300,000 organic farmers against biotech giant Monsanto can proceed to trial. Will you help set farming on a safer healthier soil? […]

“New Discovery Shakes the Foundation of Cancer Research”

By Dr. Mercola  October 15 2011 Two widely cited, published cancer research studies contain fabricated data, will be retracted The Mayo Clinic concluded that data about harnessing the immune system to fight cancer had been fabricated, resulting in the retraction of 17 papers in nine research journals Cancer research in the United States needs to […]

“Protect family -read bar codes”

I am going to watch those bar codes a LOT more now… I am busy reading the ingredients.. Boy.. shopping is a full time job!!! ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY–NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK—CAREFULLY! With all the food and […]

“Organic ketchup rules”

Their is an art and science to creating a great tasting full bodied organic ketchup. Burgers and hot dogs, brats and grilled chicken and steaks for some need ketchup. The Stir launched How to Cook a Wiener & Eat It blind taste test of 10 ketchup brands to determine which ones had superior tomato flavor […]

“Step up to the new Food Plate?”

The old question What’s on your plate has taken on new meaning today with the unveiling of the new Food Plate image that will replace the food pyramid. Government (USDA) hopes that Americans who found  following the dietary guidelines of the food pyramid challenging will step up to the plate and eat healthier now. It’s […]

“Effects of Japanese radiation blast now downplayed-poor choice”

Marine scientists say they are concerned about radiation spewing from the crippled Japanese nuclear plant. “Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is accumulating in marine life off Japan’s coast above legal limits for food contamination, Greenpeace said Thursday. The environmental group said its findings run counter to Japanese government reports and the WoodsHole […]

“Fighting for quality school eats”

Concerned about the obesity of our children, the battle starts here, in their school’s cafeteria. If you’ve been wondering where Season 2 of the Food Revolution had gone on ABC do not fear the show is taking a short break following the recent positive events in the Food Revolution in L.A . Looking forward to […]