Category: Video

Walmart Must Tell Us Why Their Ice Cream Sandwiches Don’t Melt

By Heather Callaghan For at least one week, the World Wide Web has been in an uproar about Walmart’s Great Value ice cream sandwiches that won’t melt after 12 hours in 80-degree heat. The issue was raised in this WPCO report when a Cincinnati mother, Christie Watson, saw that her child’s ice cream sandwich simply…

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Two Ways Bird Declines Are Linked to Chemical Pesticides

By Heather Callaghan Netherlands researchers fear the second coming of Silent Spring “Neonicotinoids were always regarded as selective toxins. But our results suggest that they may affect the entire ecosystem,” says Hans de Kroon of Radboud University and co-author of a study recently published in Nature journal. It’s not just the bees. There are at…

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Would You Eat a Yoga Mat Sandwich?

Heather Callaghan Mmm-mmm, just like mother used to make… The dynamic duo that is Nick Brannigan and Vicky LePage hit the Las Vegas strip again for some humorous outreach. Will people partake in their “yoga mat sandwich” samples? Popular blogger Vani Hari, aka Food Babe, shined the light on a common chemical bread ingredient: azodicarbonamide….

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An Organic Farmer in Congress: Chellie’s Story

By Heather Callaghan Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (Maine-D) has a lot to say about local alternative farming, small farms, farmers markets and restaurants serving local produce. She has a lot to say and a lot to do with its resurgence. She believes the answer to current top-heavy industrialized problems lies in reviving local agriculture. How does…

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The Root Cause of Addiction?

Dr. Gabor Mate. Photo by Jay Black. By Heather Callaghan This is presented as alternative way of viewing addiction. One that does not wage war on the addict with shame and punishment from the so-called “War on Drugs.” Is addiction entirely due to genetic predisposition? That’s non-sense, according to Dr. Gabor Mate who wrote In the…

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Bach Flower Therapy: Higher Order Energetic Helpers

By Jefferey Jaxen What would make a doctor at the pinnacle of his career as head of the emergency department at University College Hospital in London walk away from his job? Furthermore, why would this same doctor open a laboratory, private practice, and offer free treatments to the poor of London from 1920-1928? What was…

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Roundup Herbicide Dismantled in 3 Minutes

By Heather Callaghan Previously, I’ve written about Dr. Don M. Huber who once sent a warning letter to the USDA about a new pathogen discovered in genetically modified crops, affecting cattle. David Murphy of Food Democracy Now interviews Dr. Don M. Huber Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, Purdue University. In this segment, he talks about the components of Roundup…

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Child Selling Cupcakes? Illegal! Well, Maybe

By Heather Callaghan Many people take it for granted that if they make food from their home, they can sell it. It’s only recently that some states have partially decriminalized the act with the emergence of “cottage food laws.” And perhaps one might think that getting your wares featured in a news story precludes legal…

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