Category: Food Freedom

29 States Allow Big Ag To Act As Seed Legislator?

By Heather Callaghan, Editor States like Oregon, California, Texas, Montana and Iowa just simultaneously nuked the ability to have seed laws. Claws of Big Ag found puppeteering legislators. With little to no fanfare at all, the states passed “seed preemption laws” that essentially shut down public discourse on seeds laws – including the use of genetically engineered crops. There…

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Farming Programs On The Eastern Seaboard

Programs to Help Aspiring Farmers Bring Vision to Fruition If you’ve ever fantasized about becoming a farmer, you’re certainly not alone. Many of us idealize what it might be like to live off the land, working in concert with nature to grow food that will nourish our families and communities. Recently, the Chesapeake Foodshed Network, a…

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America’s food industry is getting a makeover. The driver? Millennials.

As Millennials age and replace the Baby Boomers as the food industry’s main consumers, a new American diet that rejects processed foods is becoming increasingly popular and shifting the current supply chain. At present, only 15 percent of U.S. farmable land is devoted to growing the fruits, legumes, and greens that this generation is hungry for,…

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How Good Food and Strong Social Ties Will Save Society

Op-Ed by Joe Jarvis Good food plus interesting people is a recipe for happiness. As humans evolved, we lived in tight-knit self-sufficient communities. Nomadic hunter-gatherers spent their time foraging, hunting, eating, and playing together. It’s tempting to romanticize those days, but they came with some pretty harsh realities. As stressful and lonely as the modern world can be,…

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U.S. Inadvertently Proves Free Trade Doesn’t Work; Sanctions Made Better Russian Ag Eco, Food Independence

By Brandon Turbeville Over the past few decades, Americans may well have become the most heavily propagandized people on the face of the earth. This propaganda push reached a fever pitch after 9/11 and has intensified with each passing year, with Americans becoming more and more disconnected from reality by the month. In 2017, hysteria and…

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The Lurid Reason America’s Franken-Chickens Must Be Washed with Chlorine

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Let’s say you like to eat chicken and you’re all right with that. You’ve heard about arsenic in chicken feed and chicken imported to China and back again, but you’re still amenable to that. Chances are you probably wouldn’t be OK with why U.S. factory farm chicken must be washed in chlorine. Recently, the UK was…

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First of Its Kind “Food Sovereignty” Law Just Legalized Local Food Trade WITHOUT Govt

By Justin Gardner Maine has taken a bold step toward freedom, becoming the first state in the U.S. to enact a ‘food sovereignty’ law giving communities power to regulate their local food economy. The bill, titled An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems, was passed unanimously by the state Senate and…

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UK Shocked to Find it Has Duplicated U.S. Factory Farms

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A new report has shocked the UK who apparently did not know that they have just witnessed the reverse of a British invasion. That is to say, they awoke to realize that US-style factory farms now dot the shires and any idyllic semblances of a family-run farm are now gone. Our unfortunate trend in…

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Man’s Blessing Box a Food Pantry For the Hungry You Can Replicate

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The concepts of Little Free Pantries and Blessing Boxes are finally starting to blossom across the country. That’s good news for those who like to lend a helping hand – and great news for those who need it. Similar to “Free Libraries,” the concept is simple. A cabinet with a window is placed on a…

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