Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

… started,” he said. “As more restaurants come on board, it’s a lot easier for the local farmers because they have more clients.” The growth has allowed Dandelion to continue serving local food at reasonable prices. On Mondays, customers can enjoy $5 Giddy Up bowls or wraps that include tempeh chili topped with blue corn chips, diced tomatoes and scallions served with vegan queso. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Vegan café sees …

Nora Pouillon and the Birth of the Farm-to-Table Movement

… time on their farm, just outside Vienna. There on-site caretakers Nanni and Alois grew all their own food, composted, baked and made their own soap. Everything that could be used or reused was, including human waste. Pouillon lovingly describes home-made cream, corn mush, and a sourdough bread that took all day to bake. Pouillon’s interest in food began early. Besides hanging out in Nanni’s kitchen, she watched her grandmother, Omi, kill chickens neatly and carefully before using every bit …

Countries That Ban GMO Foods

… increase its surveillance of GMO products to make sure rules are being followed. The country’s ministry has been sued by a group of individuals who want more transparency relating to GMOs. AgWeb reported that GMO soybeans and corn are used in the country for feeding animals, but GMOs can’t be in food except for cooking oil and papayas. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Countries That Ban GMO Foods …

Special Report: The war on big food – Fortune

By Beth Kowitt | May 21, 2015 Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back? Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth hormones. Antibiotics. Gluten. Genetically modified organisms. If any one of these terms raised a hair on the back of your neck, left a sour taste in your …

We have the right to know what we are putting in our bodies – Columbus healthy living | Examiner.com

… liver, kidneys and bladder. General Mills’ cereals have to be labeled in the UK as being GMO. China, Russia and Japan will not allow shipments of GMO corn and soybeans to be imported. Monsanto has bought off Congress through SuperPACs and lobbyists, gotten immensely favorable treatment by the Supreme Court of the US, and is now battling the European Union’s labeling of Roundup as “probably cancerous”. In the meantime, the USDA has increased the allowable limits of residual glyphosate …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

By Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News | April 15, 2015 WASHINGTON • A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering. Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Penn State University. That shows a potential …

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

By Christopher Doering | April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON –When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have not seen in more than a decade — plants grown without genetically modified seeds. The corn, which will head to a processor 20 miles down the road this fall, will likely make its way into tortilla shells, corn chips and other consumable products made by companies taking advantage of growing consumer demand …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

… Genetically modified foods have also generated much alarm in many sectors of the health industry. Scientists, doctors, and health educators have long cautioned the public about the injurious effects of GM crops on the health of animals and humans. As it stands now, we have about a 70-75% chance of picking a product with GMO ingredients without even realizing it! To date, the biggest GM crops are soybeans and corn, from which thousands of processed foods are made. While washing and rinsing may …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

By Elena Day | April 3, 2015 I was gratified to read the article in the New York Times March 27 about the findings of the World Health Organization regarding Monsanto’s Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Roundup was “invented” in 1974 and within the last 15 years its use has skyrocketed with the development of crops that are genetically modified to be resistant to Roundup. In 2012, 280 million pounds of Roundup was used on our foodstuffs, including corn, soybeans, …

What Food Labels Really Mean

… survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, however, found that almost 60 percent of shoppers look for the term “natural” on food labels believing it means a food has no artificial ingredients, and also that the food contains no pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But even high-fructose corn syrup can appear in products labeled “all natural,” and even chicken injected with a saline solutions equal to 25 percent of its weight can also be …