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ACTION NOW! USDA Ready To Approve Widespread, Risky Field Trial Of GE Trees

This e-mail arrived in my inbox this week, and it is an urgent call to action regarding genetically-engineered organisms. For those of you who are not familiar with the dangers of using genetically-modified organisms, here is a short list (source, Safe-Food.org): Imprecise Technology—A genetic engineer moves genes from one organism to another. A gene can […]

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Activism Healthy Living

What Do Farms And Antibiotic Drugs Have In Common?

Did you know that eighty percent of antibiotic use in the U.S. goes to farm livestock to help them grow quickly and prevent disease? The use of antibiotics in humans for everything from strep to staph infections to the common cold has become proliferate in modern society. It is not uncommon for a person to […]

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Activism Green Living Healthy Living Real Food

Being A Food Activist In A World Driven By Tradition, Control, And Profit

  Do you wonder about where your food comes from? Are you frustrated by the current system managing our food supply? Do you find that obtaining food from a reputable, healthy source seems difficult and you desire to make a change? Most importantly: Do you believe everyone has a right to safe food from clean […]

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Activism Healthy Living

Want More Strict Oversight of GM Crops? Let Your Voice Be Heard!

I received this e-mail in my box this week from the Center for Food Safety, and I wanted to pass this important information on to everyone about curtailing GMO crops. Please read and take action against this terrible activity which is polluting our food supply and harming our health. Thanks for your support toward a […]

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Big Corporations And Big Pharma – Dictating What's Acceptable To Eat

Has anyone noticed how the law is on the side of agribusiness, big pharma, and profit, but fails to protect the interests of small farmers/food producers, or whole foods? These corporations have spent billions of dollars making sure entities such as the Food Pyramid tell consumers to purchase and eat the most processed and chemically-filled […]

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Activism Kids & Family Real Food

Disturbed About What Your Kids Are Eating In School?

Almost one year after the beginning of our quest to improve school lunches and children’s health, we are ramping up for our meeting with the school district in our city (Boise, Idaho on June 17th, 2009). We want to bring the school lunch initiative to the forefront of our citizens’ consciousness, both locally and to […]

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Activism Kids & Family Real Food

Hormones in the Milk – Do You Know What Your Kids are Drinking?

This e-mail came to my box tonight, and I could not help but want to pass this information on to others. School lunch issues are items I feel very strongly about, and have been working on in my own city for the last 11 months. We brought Two Angry Moms to Boise last October, and […]

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Activism Kids & Family Real Food

Changing The Face of School Lunches – There's Still A Lot of Work To Do

Currently, legislation is being introduced into the Senate and House to require regulation of all foods sold in the public school environment in the United States. These bills would allow for the setting of standards for cafeteria food and vending machine purchases made by students. But are these measures going far enough? We think not! […]

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National Animal Identification System – How It Will Affect Our Sustainability

Are you familiar with the NAIS (National Animal Identification System)? If you aren’t, you soon will be. If you currently own livestock, are planning to own livestock, or eat meat, dairy, or meat-by products, you will be affected by this measure. In the midst of supposed “pandemics” such as the Swine Flu, plans to make […]

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Activism Healthy Living Real Food

The Big Gluten-Free Lie

Everyone loves bread, right? You would be hard-pressed to find someone who says they don’t like it. But for many people in the 21st century, living without wheat has become a reality. In their desperate quest to keep eating bread and bread products, they have found their savior – gluten-free foods. But did you know […]