“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 […]

“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 […]

“A recipe for a quality life”

It is about Quality in buying food, preparation, companions,work and service = quality life 75 per cent of Americans are focused on eating more whole grains What is a whole grain? A whole grain is a grain unprocessed and straight from Mother Nature. They include: amaranth, barley, brown rice, bulgar wheat, couscous, millet, oatmeal, popcorn […]

“Scientists unlock chocolate genes”

Don’t mess with Mother Nature Researchers have found the genes that code for the production of the cocoa butter in Theobroma cacao, needed to make sweets, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Studying the genes of Mother Nature’s finest crop cacao, researchers are finding ways to make the best chocolate in the world “better”. Better means, increased disease […]

Immediate Moratorium On Genetically Modified Foods

American Academy of Environmental Medicine has called for an Immediate Moratorium On Genetically Modified Foods based on their health risk.

"FEDS sue over sale of inferior meat for school lunch program"

Meat packers sued by FEDS and HSUS over poor quality meat sold to FEDS for school lunch programs.

Healthier Produce – Organic vs. Conventional

“The Organic Center published a comprehensive survey of 97 peer-reviewed studies addressing this question. Conclusive comparative studies of vegetables are difficult — weather, soil type, the variety and harvesting practices all come into play. The review narrowed the studies to only those that had controlled for these features. They found that organic produce usually ranked […]

World Food Crisis and Politics

FarmPolicy.com July 15, 2008 Keith Bradsher and Andrew Martin reported in today’s New York Times that, “At least 29 countries have sharply curbed food exports in recent months, to ensure that their own people have enough to eat, at affordable prices. “When it comes to rice, India, Vietnam, China and 11 other countries have limited […]