Category: Food Freedom

A libertarian farmer’s take on GMO labels

by Rady Ananda Last night, two real-food icons debated whether the federal government should mandate labeling of genetically modified foods: Dr Joe Mercola, who runs the world’s most popular alternative health site, and farmer and author Joel Salatin, who’s been featured in several documentaries including Food, Inc. and Fresh. The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense…

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Pink Slime: Cargill’s New Announcement Reveals More…

By Heather Callaghan Cargill Inc., among the world’s biggest beef processors, is taking the road less traveled and has decided to disclose ingredients for their version of what consumers and media call “pink slime.” Rival pink slime producer, Beef Products Inc., nearly shut down in 2012 after the media and consumer backlash caused such a…

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Scary Spice: FDA’s Recent Scrutiny on Spices Overblown?

by Heather Callaghan Spices have become lauded for their many health benefits in recent years. You can use them to simply doctor up your foods if you don’t have time or money for diet overhaul or supplements. They can be purchased at incredibly reduced prices in bulk at health food stores and ethnic food shops….

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Over it! Study Shows Cover Crops And Organic Fertilizer Improve Zucchini Yield

By Jonathan Parker Finding the proper combination and rotation of crops can be a challenge in any given farming system. Permaculture enthusiasts will be familiar with the idea of cover crops. Cover crops are grown below, between, next to and sometimes even over the primary growth. They prevent weeds from taking hold, help provide proper nutrition…

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Listen to Free Worldwide GMO Mini-Summit Oct 25-27

By Heather Callaghan Online radio summits are growing hugely in popularity. Mainly in the consciousness and metaphysical realms – but why not have summits on other topics, too? The GMO mini-summit begins today and promises to inform anyone who is interested in all the aspects of genetic modification. Newcomers and GM-savvy alike are sure to…

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No Scientific Consensus on Safety of GMO Foods

Scientists release statement as World Food Prize goes to Monsanto and Syngenta There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified foods and crops, according to a statement released today by an international group of more than 90 scientists, academics and physicians.[1] The statement comes in response to recent claims from the GM…

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Are Food Allergies Serious and Legal Issues?

by Catherine J. Frompovich Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including one in 13 children under 18 years of age, or two children per school classroom. [1] Furthermore, food allergies have increased about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011 per the U.S. CDC study released in 2013. [2] Something that needs to be pointed…

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Who Owns the Organic Brands?

image source by Catherine J. Frompovich Money is being spent BIG time in offensives against GMO labeling bills introduced in various states. One humongous battle—over $7.2 Million worth and counting—that currently is going on, is in the State of Washington regarding Initiative 522. Mike Adams of NaturalNews discusses that here. Regarding the defeat of GMO…

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