Category: Food Freedom

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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Maine Law Gives Local Government Control Over Food Regulations, Will Hinder FDA

By Mike Maharrey Last month, Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law that gives local governments the authority to enact ordinances regulating local food distribution without state interference. The new law not only takes a big step forward for food sovereignty and local control by limiting state regulation, it will also create an…

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U.S. Threatens World Seed Security in Its War on Syria

By Brandon Turbeville ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) is one of 15 important international agricultural research centers. It is also the host of a seed bank which contains 150,000 samples in its temperature-controlled seed vaults. Based in the Syrian town of Tal Hadya, the organization was focused not only on saving…

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Farmer Faces $2.8 Million Fine After He Bought 450 Acres of Land and Began Plowing It

By Organic & Healthy A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits just to plow their fields. “The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)…

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PEI Approval of Rollo Bay Facility Puts Wild Salmon at Risk, Groups Say

By Canadian Biotechnology Action Network Charlottetown, June 27, 2017: Today, local and national environmental groups expressed profound concern over a decision by the Government of Prince Edward Island to approve construction of the world’s first factory to grow genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) fish. “GM salmon poses a major risk to wild salmon,…

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Organically-Grown: Is It Worth The Price You Pay? An Interview With An Organic Farm Manager

By Catherine J. Frompovich Has the ante just been upped on organically-grown food? Why would I ask such a ‘silly’ question, you may be wondering? Well, Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Washington Post, Amazon.com and a host of other entrepreneurial endeavors just bought the natural foods grocery store chain Whole Foods for close to…

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Is Lead in the US Food Supply Decreasing our IQ?

By Keri Szejda, Arizona State University and Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University The environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on June 15 released a study about dietary lead exposure, with a focus on food intended for babies and young children. Using a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) database of food samples, EDF reported some pretty…

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