Annual March Against Monsanto, May 24, 2014

This year’s  Memorial weekend kicks off Saturday May 24 with the 3rd annual March Against Monsanto taking place on every continent and nearly every nation on the planet. Think of the march this weekend as not only a memorial to those lost in wars, but also as a memorial to the good, clean food that sustained humanity throughout the eons […]

Deadly fungus savaging coffee plantations

First it was bananas, then citrus fruits, now it’s coffee crops under attack. Coffee rust, or roya, in Spanish has already caused $1 billion in losses across parts of Latin America, according to survivalbackpack.us.  Roya is highly contagious, due to its airborne fungal spores. Arabica coffee beans which come from smaller, high-altitude farms and are the […]

Moves proceed in Russia to curtail spread of GMOs

A bill submitted to the Russian State Duma lower parliament house by the Duma Agrarian Committee and the liberal Democratic faction seeks to equate GMO-related activities to terrorist acts and impose criminal liability on producers, sellers and transporters of  genetically modified products. According to Izvestia, criminal responsibilty is assigned only to companies and government officials. […]

Arthritis Prevention and superfood broccoli

Former president George Bush senior may have been the most famous person to publicly declare that he detested broccoli, but most of us have heard others (especially children) proclaim the same distaste. Even in Bush’s time broccoli, along with its cruciferous cousins brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, nutritionally rich in vitamins A, B, C and K, as well as […]

Hormone-disrupting BPA still used extensively in U.S.

BPA, or Bisphenol A is a toxic chemical used in 99 percent of all plastic bottles in America, even though its  safety has been questioned by scientists since the 1930s.  BPA derives from a combination of carbolic acid, polystyrene and acetone, which comprise its molecular constitution, according to Dr. Edward Group, quoted in Waking Times. Like […]

Is USDA preparing for night SWAT team raids?

Once upon a time (though most moderns probably don’t realize it), the 150-year-old U.S. Dept. of Agriculture was a benevolent agency whose purpose was, as cited in Wikipedia,  “to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural production and trade, assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the U.S. and […]

Vitamin B supplements lower the risk of stroke in Chinese university study

According to research completed in China at the end of 2013, new evidence suggests that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke. The research results were reported in the online version of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Previous studies have conflicting findings regarding the use of vitamin […]

Water and walking for your brain

If you don’t drink enough water, your brain is not functioning as well as it should. Water sharpens the brain, as has been proven by test results of students who sip on a bottle of water while taking a test. Says University of Texas neuroscientist Joshua Gowin, quoted in farsnews.com, “Brain cells require a delicate […]

David picks a fight with Goliath

Tiny Vermont, the second-smallest state in the U.S., has spit in the angry eye of  some of the world’s richest and most powerful multinationals by signing into law a requirement that all food containing genetically modified ingredients must be so labeled, becoming the first state to brave the wrath of Big Food. And the ink was […]

Mum’s the word about stuff pumped into your meat

It’s a tough job to provide meat for the Standard American Diet, but somebody’s gotta do it, and Big Ag is ever vigilant in finding the most efficient chemicals to use in presenting attractive, hopefully pathogen-free meat. It’s a never-ending job, not to mention a vicious cycle, as we all know by now that pathogens are becoming increasingly […]