In Florida, a food-stamp recruiter deals with wrenching choices
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A good recruiter needs to be liked, so Dillie Nerios filled gift bags with dog toys for the dog people and cat food for the cat people. She packed crates of cookies, croissants, vegetables and fresh fruit. She curled her hair and painted her nails fluorescent pink. “A happy, it’s-all-good look,” she said, checking her reflection in the [...]
From Food Renegade:
Sedgwick, Maine has done what no other town in the United States has done.
The town unanimously passed an ordinance giving its citizens the right “to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing.” This includes raw milk, locally slaughtered meats, and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s also a decided bucking of state and federal laws.
From David Gumpert’s coverage:
This isn’t just a declaration [...]
So far the scandal over horsemeat in hamburgers and lasagne has spread beyond Britain. The scandal has seen food makers across America pull millions of products labelled as beef meat of the shelves.
Horsemeat Scandal Goes Global As World’s Largest Food Maker Pulls Tainted Pasta From Spain And Italy
First it was Ireland, then the entire UK, then Germany, and gradually it spread to all of Europe (except for France of course, [...]
January 25, 2013
Before you read this article, be warned: you may never want to eat again.
You probably already know that our food supply is contaminated. But did you know that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) allows a certain amount of rat excrement, insect heads and maggots in the food supply, along with a number of other contaminants?
The FDA published a pamphlet, “Levels of Natural or Unavoidable Defects [...]
By Washington’s Blog
GMO Food Producers “Voluntarily Consult”, But There Is NO Real Safety Testing
Many people assume that the Food and Drug Administration tests genetically engineered foods for safety.
But as USA Today reports:
Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market?
A: No. Instead there is a voluntary consultation process. Genetically engineered foods are overseen by the FDA, but there is no approval process. Foods are presumed to be safe unless the FDA [...]
Inflation burdened food producers this summer, as food and energy prices increased some 1.7 percent.
But the most surprising part of the new BLS report was one commodity you don’t often see in headlines: eggs.
“Food prices jumped 0.9%, above the 0.6% we had factored in,” said Barclay’s Economist Peter Newland. “This largely reflected a 22.8% surge in the price of eggs.”
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/egg-prices-2012-9#ixzz26Mdj6LJ8
Big Agriculture and food companies are shelling out gobs of cash ahead of November’s election to convince Californians to vote against a proposed law that would require businesses to label products that contain genetically modified organisms.
Proponents of Proposition 37 applaud the strict labeling requirements and say it will help consumers make better purchasing decisions. Opponents say that the labels are misleading and overly burdensome to food producers. Not only that, they claim, [...]
Sunday, July 8, 2012
We’ve gone on at great lengths discussing the dangers of genetic modification. Monsanto’s GMO corn has been linked to weight gain and organ function disruption, while GMO crops and pesticides destroy our farmland and environment.
According to the Alliance of Natural Health, the grandchildren of rats fed GMO corn were born sterile. GMO is just one of those things to avoid, but with our own government in bed with Monsanto, it’s not [...]
Winnie-the-Pooh: [tries to climb out the front door but is stuck] Oh, oh, help and bother! I’m stuck.
Rabbit: Oh, dear. Oh, gracious. Oh. Well, it all comes from eating too much.
– Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Food and drink manufacturers are, like Winnie-the-Pooh, in a tight spot. Ten days ago Michael Bloomberg, New York’s mayor, announced a ban on the sale of “supersized” sugary drinks in restaurants, cinemas and stadiums. And this [...]
(NaturalNews) Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called “the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America.” It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people [...]
Here’s my 2cents on fixing the economy:
It doesn’t take a genius to see what’s wrong with this economy and some clear and concise steps we can all take to improve the economy immediately. I don’t think pumping more money in will help- lets us the money we have to shore up our own country’s economy.
While reading Slow Money, (If you don’t know about Slow Money, [...]
World Bank offers risk management product
“The World Bank announced a new risk management product earlier this week that aims to provide up to $4 billion (R27bn) in protection from volatile food prices for farmers, food producers and consumers in developing countries.”
Climate change will cause the price of staple foods like corn, rice, and wheat to more than double over the next 20 years. It’s already starting in China.
Climate change does more than just wreak havoc on the weather; an unpredicatable climate makes it hard to farm, which causes the food in your local grocery store to become a lot more expensive. A new report from [...]
McDonald’s and Wal Mart Warn of Inflation Because Big Banks Use Trillions of Taxpayer Money as Gambling Chips for Speculative Commodities Plays
McDonald’s is warning of inflation in food prices:
McDonald’s Corp forecast higher prices for beef, dairy and other items and said it would cautiously raise prices to keep attracting diners, who are grappling with higher grocery and gas bills.
McDonald’s and other restaurant operators are getting [...]