Category: Food Freedom

Total GMO Ban To Be Considered By Russia Within Weeks

By Natasha Longo As one of the few nations in the world with a GMO-free platform, Russia does not allow any cultivation of GMOs for commercial purposes. Their regulatory agencies recently suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The Russian…

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5 More GMO Myths Debunked

Image by Heather Callaghan Why avoid genetically modified foods? There are plenty of reasons; namely, your health. But you might hear people regurgitate the same old biotech slogans, when really it’s about feeding a bottomless bottom line and propelling an even bigger agenda. Biotech and chemical companies like Monsanto, DuPont, and Dow to name a…

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Pink Slime Back in Schools? It Never Actually Left…

By Heather Callaghan It’s only been 5 years since consumers slowly started hearing about a secret ingredient that has resided in some meat products for 20 years, now dubbed “pink slime.” To hear the American Meat President talk of ammonium hydroxide gas treated “Lean Finely Textured Beef” you’d think this stuff was manna from heaven,…

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City Keeps Farmers’ Market Shut Down on Technicalities

by Heather Callaghan In June, we reported on a David and Goliath fight between a longstanding farmers’ market in Mount Jackson, Virginia and the city. It was a nonsensical decision on the city council’s part to require the market operators to cough up $15-20,000 to pave a lot that had been used successfully on gravel…

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Pesticide-Superweed Treadmill Hot Topic at Chemists Convention

by Rady Ananda Superweeds are dominating the discussion at the American Chemical Society (ACS) symposium, being held in Indianapolis through Sept. 12. Not surprisingly, the solutions proposed include different toxic brews in tandem with stacked genetic traits in a never-ending chemical arms race with Mother Nature. Currently, 218 different plant species are herbicide resistant, two…

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Do You Know How Hot Dogs Are Really Made?

By Marco Torres We all know that hot dogs are not the healthiest food, but many people will consume them regardless. What’s the harm in consuming a few frankfurters here and there at BBQs, sporting events and gatherings right? Everything in moderation right? Unsuspecting consumers have no idea what really constitutes a hot dog. Even…

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