Study Shows Low Cholesterol in Women Is Associated With Higher Death Rate

A Norwegian University study questions the ‘common knowledge’ that total cholesterol is a strong risk factor for heart disease.   The aim of the study was to determine the “strength and validity of total serum cholesterol as a risk factor for mortality as defined by current CVD (cardiovascular … Continue reading →

Biotech Industry Group Looks for Influential ‘Ambassadors’

The UK Guardian is reporting that leaked documents indicate EuropaBio, Europe’s largest biotech industry group—members include Monsanto, Bayer, and other GM (genetic modification) companies—is “recruiting high-profile ‘ambassadors’ to lobby European leaders on GM policy.”  A draft email among the documents claims to have “have interest” from Sir Bob … Continue reading →

Let’s Go, Raw Milk Mamas!

Go mamas!  A group of mothers who feed their children raw milk are planning a peaceful demonstration to “defy FDA interstate commerce and food safety law on raw milk in support of farmers across the nation willing to supply fresh … Continue reading →

CSPI’s Advice is NOT in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has long been an advocate of controversial food policies.  Since the 1970s they have attracted media attention to many of their campaigns.  Two reports brought my attention back to CSPI.  The first was … Continue reading →

Twin Persimmons Farm – Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Grimes County

I’ve just learned about a vegetable CSA program in the Houston area–Twin Persimmons Farm.   If you’re not familiar with a CSA, here’s the Wikipedia definition: A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farming operation … Continue reading →

What Does Genetically Engineered (or GMO) Mean?

After my last post on GMO labeling, I was asked “What are GMOs?”  Most people don’t really know much about it, and they certainly don’t know how extensively these organisms have already affected our food supply.  To help avoid possible confusion, in this post … Continue reading →