Category Archives: Food

What You Should Know About The Farm Bill

Here is a great article that explains what you need to know about The Farm Bill and how it will effect you and your family.

Top 10 Things You Should Know About The Farm Bill

Posted by Sara Sciammacco in Food, Subsidies, Water on June 27, 2011

The Environmental Working Group knows that you care about the affordability and availability of healthy food and clean drinking water. So we wanted to make sure you know as much as you can about the massive piece of legislation that guides federal agriculture policy.

Meat Radiation

The American Meat Institute has petitioned the USDA to call the proposed radiation of the surface of chilled beef carcasses a “processing aid” rather than the current “antimicrobial food additive.” This classification shift would allow the use of irradiation without labeling. Currently, the agency requires that meat or poultry treated with radiation bear the “radura” logo along with the statement “Treated with radiation” or “Treated by irradiation.” Dr. Urvashi Rangan of the Consumers Union believes that “consumers have the right to know if their meat is irradiated at any stage of its processing.” The petition was reviewed at a September hearing, and a decision is pending.

Non-GMO Project

Non-GMO Project

Believe it or not, there are over 60 countries in the world that require GMO products to be labeled, unlike Canada and America which do not require these foods containing GMOs to be labeled as such—this in spite of the fact that numerous poles indicate that most Americans want GMOs labeled.

How Do You Feed Your Brain?

You can get a transplant of any organ —except your brain. It can’t be replaced. So take great care of it!

Here is what you may not be aware of and should be:

Your brain is a heavy eater (of oxygen and other nutrients). That’s because your brain works hard to run your body and is the conduit for your thoughts. Therefore, it has to ‘eat a lot’ to stay well—and that food is served through the blood.

Your brain is only 5% of your body mass, yet it consumes 20% of the oxygen in your blood. It’s a real energy-hog.

Your brain runs on blood like a car runs on gasoline. When the blood flowing to the brain runs into a clog or restriction, the system goes down fast and you’re in trouble. Here’s what doctors are now discovering…

Fluoride-free water is vital for health

Water vs. Coke

There are a lot of illogical things that are going on in our society. With the erosion of our standard of living, job security, and Constitutional Rights, it is sometimes hard to look at the bright side in a stressful, overly polluted environment. Mainstream media and newspapers print exclusively chaos and violence giving an extremely stilted picture of our lives. Let’s face it, if there really was that much murder and death, no one would leave home without their Thompson machine gun and full bulletproof armament. The world is really nowhere close to the chaos that the media presents to us.

Butter & Your Health

As I continue to do more research, I’m finding out that there are some very simple laws that are being grossly violated. I have ordered some information and books, which has not arrived at this writing, but this is the gist that I got.

The Fight Against GMOs

As we approach the Dawn of the New Millennium, the unfortunate pot of turmoil seems to be madly boiling over. Global economic collapse and all of Europe having lost their sovereignty to the European Union seems all to be doom and gloom. But this isn’t exactly true. One piece of good news that indicates all is not going as planned is the subject of Genetic Engineering and the European Union.

10 Diseases Linked To Soda

Statistics shows that Americans drink more soda than ever before. They account for more than 25 percent of all drinks consumed in the United States. More than 15 billion gallons were sold in 2000 — about one 12-ounce can per day for every man, woman and child.

But here’s some information that may keep you from opening the can or bottle:

Growing Food Locally

I am no economist, but it doesn’t take a wizard to see why life feels so stressful when one looks at the prices of things. In a casual perusing of the almanac, one realizes that though the average income was only $3,216 in the 1950s, gas was 20 cents a gallon, milk was 82 cents, and a house was only $14,500!

Coconut Oils The Ultimate Healthy Oil

In the last issue, we talked about all the various health benefits of the coconut oil. In the past, my experience as been, that the oil has a funny burnt taste and pretty much odorless. However, intuitively I recognize that this shouldn’t be the case so I started to research, for the best quality, coconut oil that I could get my hands on. Sure enough the common coconut oil, that most of us have experienced, is called RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized). This product is produced from copra (dried coconut meat). Due to the drying process (often air or sun drying) the resulting oil must be refined, bleached and deodorized in order to make it suitable for use. The final product is yellowish-white in color with a thick texture and no taste or odor. This was the type, which for many years was used in commercial baked goods and for popping corn. Although coconut palms do grow in some states in the United States, this RBD oil is generally the only one, which might be familiar to those of us living in the U.S.A. Although it has been exposed to bleach, solvents, high temperatures, etc. this hydrogenated and that it melts at around 76’ F.