Category: Food Freedom

So You Want to Start a Resistance

By Tony Cartalucci Talk of “resistance” ebbs and flows as political parties enter and leave power. The one constant among this turbulent process is the futility and impotence of these so-called “resistance” movements ignited and left to burn. When President Donald Trump took to the White House in January 2017, such calls were once again…

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Panera Kept Promise, New Menu is Now 100% Clean

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Big news! Panera Bread Menu is Now 100% Clean. Panera has kept its promise to phase out artificial ingredients, artificial food dyes, preservatives and ingredients no one can pronounce. Even as late as 2014, the chain failed to live up to their $70 million dollar ad campaign: Live Consciously. Eat Deliciously. Not with their GMOs,…

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Trump Abandons, Dismantles The TPP!

By Brandon Turbeville On January 23, 2017 President Donald Trump made clear that the United States is no longer pursuing the horrific trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an Executive Order, Trump officially abandoned and disbanded the TPP which the Obama administration, Congressional hacks, Wall Street, and major corporations had worked for…

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Hemp is Becoming the New Tobacco For Kentucky Farmers

By Ariana Marisol Across Kentucky’s rolling hills, farmers are beginning to plant less tobacco and more hemp. The once tobacco-dependent state has now more than doubled sowings of hemp in 2016, becoming the second highest producer in the U.S., trailing Colorado. Kentucky’s first hemp crop was grown in 1775, with almost all of the nation’s production…

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Activists Arrested For Feeding Homeless, Vow to Keep Feeding Them

By Nika Knight ‘The hunger enforcement officers are here. This is their idea of serving the public.’ Seven activists with the peace group Food Not Bombs were arrested for feeding homeless people on Saturday in a public park in Tampa, Florida. The group is undaunted and maintains it will return to the park on Tuesday to…

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Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

By Marco Torres Due to current levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But what’s the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today? Higher antioxidant levels, lower pesticide loads, better farming practices…

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For Our Food System’s Sake, Let’s Say “No” to Corporate Consolidation

By Anna Lappé, Lisa Palmer Mergers puts food workers and small-scale farmers at risk and increase vertical integration, hurting farm­ers’ ability to compete. (CD) When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their thoughts. In this interview with Ensia contributor Lisa Palmer for Ensia’s 2017 print…

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Codex Lazy Monkeys – Nutrition Committee Condemns 90% of World to Poor Health

  By Scott C. Tips, NHF President & General Counsel Codex Lazy Monkeys Codex Nutrition Committee Condemns 90% Of World To Poor Health At the beginning of this week December 5-9, 2016, the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) became the very thing that Codex Secretariat Tom Heilandt warned against…

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