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True GMO Answers

Posted October 25, 2016
Are you interested in a one-stop site with lots of info about GMOs?  You’ve hit the jackpot!  Read more.

How First Lady’s Organic Garden Became a Junk Food Campaign

Posted October 24, 2016
In response to Mrs. Obama’s invitation to dialogue about the importance of healthy eating and her promotion of local and organic foods, in a March 2009 letter to President Obama, the Mid America CropLife Association wrote:2“Fresh foods grown conventionally are wholesome and flavorful yet more economical. Local and conventional farming is not mutually exclusive.  If Americans were still required to farm to support their family’s basic food and fiber needs, would the U.S. have been leaders in the advancement of science, communication, education, medicine, transportation and the arts?”  Read more.

Salmon Scam: Is Your Wild Salmon Really Wild?

Posted October 24, 2016
If you opt to put healthful, wild-caught salmon on the menu, be warned: the fish on your plate may be an imposter – and inferior in every way.  In a “bait and switch” worthy of the slipperiest con man, farmed Atlantic salmon is routinely being substituted for pricier and nutritionally-superior wild-caught Alaskan salmon.  Read more.

Chair of Monsanto Tribunal Explains What it Means and What it Might do

Posted October 24, 2016
The chair of the Monsanto Tribunal, Judge Françoise Tulkens, who heard witnesses in The Hague on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, hopes to contribute to the development of international law by the inclusion of new issues, in particular ecocide.   Tulkens was a judge for fourteen years at the European Court of Human Rights – she was even the Vice President – and was appointed in September 2012 to the Human Rights Advisory Panel of the United Nations in Kosovo.  Read more.

Soylent is the Future of Food, if the Future of Food Means Constant Diarrhea

Posted October 24, 2016
Of all the attempts to “disrupt” the food industry with Silicon Valley-funded projects, few are as blunt as the one presented by Soylent. Sure, Blue Apron and its peers remove the supermarket from the task of putting dinner on the table, but Soylent goes further: It takes away cooking and also the need to wield a fork or a table knife. Its meal bars and just-add-water drink mixes are meant to provide all that a body needs, with none of the drudgery or aesthetics of the table.  Read more.


Beware of Baby Carrots

Posted October 19, 2016
Baby carrots, which are now one of the most popular carrot forms, were not invented until 1986, when a California carrot farmer created them to save some of the broken and misshaped carrots in his harvest.16 Baby carrots are not actually ‘baby’ carrots at all but rather are less-than-perfect carrots that have been shaved down to a smaller size. Not only are baby carrots more expensive than whole carrots, they’re also typically given a chlorine bath to prolong shelf life.  Read more.

How to Eat to Beat Winter Bugs

Posted October 19, 2016
It’s that time of year again – when everyone at work, school and home seems to be ill.  But if you want to avoid a winter bug as the nights get colder, you may find that tweaking your diet could have a powerful effect.  Read more.