Category: Food Freedom

Organically-Grown: Is It Worth The Price You Pay? An Interview With An Organic Farm Manager

By Catherine J. Frompovich Has the ante just been upped on organically-grown food? Why would I ask such a ‘silly’ question, you may be wondering? Well, Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Washington Post, Amazon.com and a host of other entrepreneurial endeavors just bought the natural foods grocery store chain Whole Foods for close to…

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Is Lead in the US Food Supply Decreasing our IQ?

By Keri Szejda, Arizona State University and Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University The environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on June 15 released a study about dietary lead exposure, with a focus on food intended for babies and young children. Using a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) database of food samples, EDF reported some pretty…

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Police Try to Justify Photo of Cop Arresting Man Selling Vegetables, Facebook Owns Them

By Matt Agorist San Lorenzo, CA — A heartening trend is growing on social media showing that people are waking up to the state persecuting individuals over victimless crimes. The latest example of this trend comes from the Alameda County Sheriff’s department posting a photo of a deputy arresting a man for selling fruits and…

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Monsanto and Big Ag Colonizing Africa, Criminalizing Traditional Seed Exchanges

By Alex Pietrowski Of the many concerns surrounding the dominance of agrichemicals companies and GMO foods, the most frightening dimension is that corporate manufactured seed is wiping out global biodiversity in food crops and creating a punitive legal framework for our total dependence on these companies for food. Monsanto, Syngenta and other majors in agribusiness…

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World Famous Urban Food Street Just Got Mowed Down by City Enforcers

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Urban Food Street (UBS) is a hugely popular precinct in Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. This precinct spanned 11 streets and over the past 7 years neighbors grow food on the verges, free to the community. They grew enough food for 200 people and neighbors who didn’t have food-bearing trees or…

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If You Already Switched to Organic Food, We Have Good News for You

By Carey Wedler According to a recent review of existing scientific data, foods with high levels of pesticides may compromise brain health and lower IQs. The report, commissioned by the E.U. parliament to determine the safety of pesticides in food and the potential of organic alternatives, does not appear to be publicly available but has…

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PERMACULTURE: The New Ecologically-sound System For Growing Food Anywhere

By Catherine J. Frompovich Recently, I had the enormous good fortune to enjoy the screening in my local arts movie theater of a most exciting, beautifully photographed and produced, full-length motion picture titled “Inhabit.” I sat there in awe of the beauty of Nature, plus how humans are learning, and implementing, how to interact more…

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Grocery Store Rescues Food and Will Give It Away to Those Who Need It

By Anna Hunt Why should we be excited about a new grocery store? Because this new store is giving away rescued food, in addition to offering it up for sale. OzHarvest, a new marketplace in Kensington, Australia, tackles both problems: food waste and food insecurity. “Every time we save good food, we help the planet. Every…

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