In a day and age when industrial food manufacturers bring us 100% orange juice that’s not really 100% juice, or shredded cheese packed with wood pulp, is it any surprise that when you pay $4.99/lb for a supermarket turkey (even an “organic” one), you’re actually buying a “bird” that’s typically 40% salt water?
Big-O Organic Eggs
Industrialized agriculture is no stranger to organic food. Sadly, organic standards in some areas (particularly egg production) do little to produce a more nutrient-dense egg from an authentically happy hen. Industrial organic egg producers take advantage of the letter of the law to violate its spirit and cheat consumers out of hard-earned dollars by asking them to pay premium prices for eggs that are essentially the same as any other.
7 Things You Can Do to Prevent Food Waste at Home
80 billion pounds of food waste in the United States annually and studies show that your family is throwing away 25% of your food budget! Let’s discuss 7 ways to prevent food waste in your own home (and how that would impact the world if we all did it)!
How far does your food travel?
These pears crossed the ocean. TWICE. Sadly, this isn’t unusual. It’s a normal part of the business of food in the US. How did we get here?
Rogue GMO Wheat – Dangers and Costs
The USDA has now identified the unapproved rogue GMO wheat they found growing in a field in Washington State last month. MON 71800 is a strain of genetically-modified wheat made to resist Round-Up. The Round-Up Ready Wheat is not approved for commercial use in the US or anywhere in the world. Monsanto, the wheat’s creator,…
You should watch The Biggest Little Farm
If you thought Food, Inc. or Fresh or The Future of Food or Farmageddon were amazing, be prepared to have your socks knocked off by The Biggest Little Farm. This documentary is hands down the most joyful, moving, and compassionate look at what it takes for a small, family farm to make it in the…
Vegan Parents Jailed For Gross Negligence
Yet another vegan couple was jailed last week after their baby nearly died from malnourishment. Though very tragic, this isn’t all that surprising given the alarming number of babies who are inadvertently killed and/or nearly starved to death by their well-meaning vegan parents. (See: Why I’m not a Vegan) A Swedish court sentenced the couple…
Monsanto Faces Thousands of Lawsuits after $2Bn Verdict
The wave of lawsuits being mounted against Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer, is growing, according to an article published today by NBC News. This comes after a jury awarded a $2 Billion settlement to Alva and Alberta Pilliod last week after they sued Monsanto for not disclosing that their Roundup herbicide causes cancer. It…
Why I’m Not A Vegan
Oh, there are too many reasons to go into them all here. The one I want to explore today, though, isn’t about health or wellness or tradition. It’s about life. It’s about the undeniable truth that all life comes from death. Many turn to veganism in an attempt to “do no harm.” A lovely, poetic, beautiful idea. Those who embrace it through veganism want their life to be from that which is freely given; they don’t want to know, deep down, that their own place in this world came at the cost of another sacred life.
Yet it does. All life does. Let’s begin by looking at the root of all life — the soil.
The State of Food Freedom
We are all tired of politics but it is safe to say that we still enjoy food! See how my cynicism turned instead into hope as I researched the food freedom during this legislative session.
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