Category: Food Freedom

Trader Joe’s Donated – Instead of Wasting – 35,000 Pounds of Food When Coolers Malfunctioned

By Natural Blaze staff A Trader Joe’s had ample opportunity to chuck their perishable goods into the dump after refrigerators unexpectedly malfunctioned. Many grocery stores presumably do this. Instead, the chain blessed those in need and proved that practices that support food waste need to go! Interestingly, this act of donation appears to be a…

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Big Food’s Lobbying Arm Disappearing Thanks to You?

By Katherine Paul Consumers can take satisfaction in the fact that they’ve played a role in what some say is the diminishing power of the GMA over Washington policy. At the height of the GMO labeling battle, we not-so-fondly referred to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) as “Monsanto’s Evil Twin.” [Recently], a former GMA executive told Politico that…

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Family Farmers Are Going Extinct, Parity Can Bring Them Back

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze A recent article in the Omaha World Herald paints a dire picture for Nebraska farmers and for the farming community in the rest of the country as well. As reports of economic improvement – despite real metrics – continue to be paraded about in the media, America’s farmers are facing extinction. Family…

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Court Rules Front Yard Garden ILLEGAL But Plastic Flamingos Are Okay

By Matt Agorist Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal just claimed that it is okay to fill your yard with plastic flamingos but if you plant vegetables, it’s illegal. Miami, FL — Last month, Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal upheld Miami Shores’ tyrannical and entirely unhealthy ban on front-yard vegetable gardens. The village of Miami Shores, according to…

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Thunderclap: Replace NAFTA Day of Action National Call In Today

​Pennsylvania dairy farmer Brenda Cochran says, “The underlying crisis afflicting rural America–rural poverty–is a result of federal agriculture, dairy, food and trade policies that do not provide farmers a fair price–one that covers our costs of production.  ​Farmers do not need NAFTA–we need a fair price–and NAFTA should be terminated unless farmers and workers are paid…

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Can Cranberries Conquer The World? A US Industry Depends On It

By Michael Carolan, Colorado State University Name all the billion-dollar crops grown in the U.S. Midwest. The answer: Corn, soybeans and cranberries. Wait, what? Roughly 60 percent of the U.S. cranberry crop is produced in Wisconsin, generating close to US$1 billion in revenue and 4,000 jobs. Other top-producing states include Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and…

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