WTF? POLICE-FARM-STATE? The Fading Constitution…

Had to toss this one up if you are interested at all in civil liberties and truth-in-farming (big ag farms that is)…

Florida Lawmaker Wants To Make Farm Photos Illegal

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Video: Why GMOs Are Scary: 10 Minutes You Should See…

To be candid, we did not know all these details about how GMOs are created – and it’s not good, o no sireee–

Be more educated in your discussions about this issue watch now:

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/FZ5OxdIq5DY?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0

“Shunning” Whole Foods, (and you don’t have to be Amish)

Web Definition: “Shunning”

“Shunning is the act of deliberately avoiding association with, and habitually keeping away from an individual or group. It is a sanction against association often associated with religious groups and other tightly-knit organizations and communities. Practiced by the Amish as a kind of social punishment  for improper behavior.”

by Ravi

As little as 6 months ago, we were (somewhat reservedly) defending Whole Foods as  a kind of only and last choice for at least SOME conscious food shopping experience.

How things can change.

please check out why you should choose REAL local sources for your food click here

Serious Cool Sh*t #8 – “NO TO GMO” Rap – Damn Good for a Health Blogger!

Good beat, good rap, GREAT MESSAGE!!

Check It Out:

STARVATION & DEBEAKING ARE ALLOWED?? – Just Get Your Own Damn Chickens (or buy local)!

You would think that “Certified Organic” would carry the highest standards for quality and humane eggs, yes? (we did)

Well, NO! Would you cut out your dog’s tongue?? Debeaking is a horrible and inhumane management method of chickens that is only necessary because of the cramped, unhealthy conditions under which they are kept.

Then look at these egg ratings…

How to Decode Egg Cartons

and use this

Egg Scorecard

to buy eggs RESPONSIBLY! (PLEASE)

EMERGENCY POST! NEW GMO INFORMATION – PLEASE ACT NOW!

ATTENTION ALL CONCERNED – THIS INFORMATION HAS **JUST** BECOME AVAILABLE REGARDING THE GMO DISASTERS PERPETRATED BY MONSANTO. BELOW IS THE LETTER TO THE USDA FROM COL (Ret.) Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor, Purdue University.

PLEASE READ AND THEN ACT BY CLICKING THE LINK AT THE END OF THE LETTER. THIS IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE BECAUSE OF THE USDA HAS NOT STOPPED MONSANTO GMO’S AND HAS JUST LAST WEEK APPROVED MORE GMO PLANTING (OF ALFALFA) PLEASE READ AND REACT.

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance source of letter HERE

Researcher: Roundup or Roundup-Ready Crops May Be Causing Animal Miscarriages and Infertility

PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ!

Paleo/Primal Eats @ Walmart – Cheap, Fake & Coming Soon!

by Ravi

I Can't Believe It's Considered Food

The “Paleo/Primal- Diet” thing is getting big – or at least big enough for the Big Boys in the food industry to start taking notice. The second largest Big Boy food/household products conglomerate Unilever announced their interest/intent recently.

Sound exciting? Think again.

The results will most-assuredly be a disaster to the Paleo/Primal movement. The Big Boys, regardless of all their deceptively written (and disgustingly pseudo-sincere) press releases, will definitely NOT be looking to improve the SAD or the health of the world – they will look at improving their bottom line. Period.

read how the food conglomerate Big Boys are heading your paleo way

Betrayal STINGS: Organic Leaders “Surrender”- to Monsanto

After seeing hints of this around the blog-o-sphere this week – I finally landed on the real dirt – and it’s butt uuuuugly–

Reality Sandwich Report

on Organic Leaders Sellout

I’m no lover of unbridled American corporate structure – and this revelation nails the concerned-food-consumers coffin shut and hermetically seals their GMO eating fate.  And I am appalled.

PLEASE CLICK HERE – READ MORE – TAKE ACTION!

Re-thinking the Appropriate Cost of Food

Percent of Average Family Budget for food

1901 – 42.5%   1956 – 33%   2009 – 12.4%

What’s wrong with these numbers?

Nothing! declares many newspaper articles “We’re sooo much better off than we were 100 years ago!” they exclaim with elation – “why the cost of food is only 25% of what it used to be!”   When one examines the reasons for these figures, the real implications of this truth are not ecstasy, but out-and-out horror.  I’m not going to discuss all the other aspects of “our better life”- they are sometimes positive and sometimes argumentative (having ipods enriches our life?… I mean, I have one, but does an ipod really make me happier?)

But in the arena of food – these trends are frightening. Why? Well, as witnessed by a recent and ridiculous article titled “In Praise of Fast Food” the author argued that industrialized food has actually improved our lot in life.  Oh really? Her reasons ranged from the idea that the foods produced were not all that bad relative to the freedom their ease of producing and acquiring has provide us. Such gems as this statement abound: “If we assume that good food maps neatly onto old or slow or homemade food, we miss the fact that lots of industrial foods are better.”

What? Excuse me? – Does this author live on THIS planet?

This sentence strikes home my very point. The author is bemoaning the poorly paid labor of the local food grower or “artisan” (a word she feels is elitist) and the essential slavery of the traditional mothers of families sweating in the kitchen all day to produce the family’s fare. Then she goes on to praise easily obtainable (and of course cheap) industrial food as a boon to mankind – helping relieve cultural sufferings of the people who toil at labors like squeezing gorgeous pressed olive oil or making  handmade tortillas.  Sounds more like she had a bone to pick with a traditional upbringing. It also sounds like the 1950’s ads for all the “work saving appliances” that have led us into our consumerist spiral downward.

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Re-thinking the Appropriate Cost of Food

Percent of Average Family Budget for food

1901 – 42.5%  

1956 – 33%  

2009 – 12.4%

What’s wrong with these numbers?

Nothing! declares many newspaper articles “We’re sooo much better off than we were 100 years ago!” they exclaim with elation – “why the cost of food is only 25% of what it used to be!”   When one examines the reasons for these figures, the real implications of this truth are not ecstasy, but out-and-out horror.  I’m not going to discuss all the other aspects of “our better life”- that these articles espouse, they are sometimes positive and sometimes argumentative (having ipods enriches our life?… I mean, I have one, but does an ipod really make me happier?)

Lots of Industrial Foods are Better…. (wtf?)

more about the declining cost and quality of food here