Avoid Disease-Prone GMO AquAdvantage Salmon from AquaBounty!

AquaAdvantage-salmon

A new Canadian risk assessment of the GMO salmon AquAdvantage finds that the genetically engineered fish is more susceptible to disease than its natural counterpart.   (Click on the photo to see an enlarged comparison of the GMO and standard salmon.) … Continue reading →

We Need Better Bugs! The Importance of a Healthy Microbiome

Mango Chutney

A new study says that we take our microbiome wherever we go, from house to house, from hotel to hotel. Our personal microbiome can even be used to identify us, like fingerprints or DNA. However, maybe the most important news … Continue reading →

Yes, I am disturbed! Why is the USDA arming itself with submachine guns?

Militarized Regulatory Forces

Why would a regulatory agency like the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) need submachine guns? Although it doesn’t say why the guns are wanted, the USDA has issued this solicitation request: Added: May 07, 2014 2:03 pm The U.S. … Continue reading →

Is Drinking Raw Milk Like Playing Russian Roulette?

Gallon bottle of raw milk

Am I playing Russian roulette?  I drink raw milk or raw milk kefir every day.  The FDA and state health department officials frequently compare drinking raw milk with playing Russian roulette. Is drinking raw milk really that dangerous? Let’s find out … Continue reading →

Why you should support the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance!

Do you care about the quality of your food?  Do you care about the sustainability of farming and the health of our planet earth?  Do you want the freedom to choose your own foods?  Do you want our small family … Continue reading →

The USDA ban on raw almonds is a food freedom issue, not a food safety issue!

[Update: On February 22, 2013: the DC Court of Appeals “held that California almond producers don’t currently have the right to even argue that the USDA overstepped the bounds of its authority with the Almond Rule.”   The Almond Rule had actually extended the … Continue reading →

Eating genetically engineered corn causes obesity

A Cornucopia article about a possible cause of obesity caught my attention recently. Although I’ve read about many other problems with genetically engineered (GE) foods, this was the first I’d heard that they were associated with causing obesity. When I … Continue reading →

More harmful effects from triclosan, a common antibacterial in hand soap

In April 2012, I wrote about the ineffectiveness of triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient in many products we use every day–hand soaps, deodorants, mouthwashes, lipsticks, toothpaste, bedding, clothes, carpets, and even toys.  A new study has shown that triclosan may be … Continue reading →

Support the fundamental rights of Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger

The Raw Milk Freedom Riders and the Farm Food Coalition are sponsoring a two-day event today and tomorrow, March 1 & 2, in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in support of Vernon Hershberger, organic dairy farmer.  At the urging of the FDA, the Wisconsin … Continue reading →

Let’s Ride Again–Raw Milk Mamas!

The Raw Milk Mamas ride again to defy the FDA’s war on raw milk.  On December 8 they will be transporting over 100 gallons of raw milk from Wisconsin to a rally at Independence Park in Chicago. After the first Freedom Ride on … Continue reading →