Category: Food Freedom

Latest Fear Mongering About Self Sufficiency: Salmonella in Backyard Chickens

By Joe Jarvis Two years ago I moved to Florida from Massachusetts. When people found out I was moving, they would often immediately remark, “Get ready for the brutal heat and humidity!” It was their first instinct to bring up any possible negative about moving to a much more pleasant climate. About a year later,…

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Big Corps Selling Lower Quality Foods To Poorer East EU Nations

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A Slovenian and an Australian sip a Coca-Cola at the same time, although worlds apart. The latter enjoys a typical formula. But the former’s is exploding with elevated sugar content and fructo-glucose. The Coke in Prague might dance a more muted jig on the taste buds than the one in London. What happened? People have…

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Feds Threaten Maine Food Sovereignty Law; Governor LePage Caves

By Michael Maharrey Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a special emergency session of the legislature to roll back a food sovereignty bill he signed into law earlier this year, after the federal government threatened to take over meat and poultry inspection in the state. Sen. Troy Jackson (D-Aroostook) sponsored Senate Bill 725 (LD725)….

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Class Action Suits Against Monsanto Mount as American Farmers Lose Millions of Acres of Crops

By Alex Pietrowski A growing amount of anger and outrage against Monsanto has culminated in a number class action lawsuits being filed against the agrochemcial giant. At issue now are the devastating effects of dicamba, a potent herbicide formulated for genetically modified seed. The product has a tendency to drift onto neighboring crops after being applied…

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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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