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2014

Wait, Wait: Ohio law against lies meets 1st Amendment
By Rady Ananda
Is a Supreme Court brief ever gut-splitting funny? It is when satirist P. J. O’Rourke writes it.

Paint Thinner in Children’s Cereal Exposed
By Heather Callaghan
A lot of home builders and painters will know what trisodium phosphate (TSP) is. But a lot of them don’t know that they eat it for breakfast!

TransEvolution: Homo predator, not Homo superior
By Rady Ananda
In TransEvolution: The Coming Age of Human Deconstruction, Daniel Estulin crafts a cogent and frightening scenario for the end of Homo sapiens, as new technologies enable genetic changes, bionic replacements and artificial, nanosized neural connections.

Check out the free Garden Planner by Seed Savers Exchange
By Seed Savers Exchange
Our Garden Planner makes it easy to draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout. Either feet and inches or metric units are supported and any shape of garden can be created.

Farm animals at play
By Food Freedom News
In the following two videos, we see goats playing and cows leaping for joy when released to pasture. Robin Mather notes, “If you give your herd something to do, you’ll have a treat that’s better to…

Food Pharmacopoeia in Pictures
By Thrive FNL
It has been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… All before making a human. He made and provided what we’d need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We’re such slow learners…

JP3 oval-learn 550

19 EU States reject GMO corn; Council approves anyway
By Rady Ananda
Nineteen of the European Union’s 28 states rejected Dupont’s insecticidal corn, citing concern for pollinators. Five EU states approved the genetically modified maize, and four abstained. But because state votes are weighted based on…

Magic Peas and Two Front Teeth encourages healthy snacks
By Food Freedom News
Parents are always on the lookout for ways to encourage children to choose healthy foods, and Joelle Burnette’s new children’s book, Magic Peas and Two Front Teeth, does just that. With less than a week remaining…

The Dumb Way to Defend Food Gardening
By Pros Ecutethem
Dumb, dumb, dumb! Waiting for someone to have their garden ripped out and then trying to help them one by one, assuming we can even know all those who are being stepped on? Writing…

How Obama-Monsanto’s Food Act Destroys Small Farms
By Rady Ananda
On par with Stalin’s farm collectivization program of the 1930s, Monsanto’s push (to the tune of $8.8 million in lobby bribes in 2008 alone) for the Food Safety Modernization Act is already achieving the…

Tell General Mills: No GMOs in breakfast cereals
Petition by Lee Camp
To: General Mills Chairman and CEO Kendall J. Powell
Will you help Lee pressure General Mills to remove genetically modified ingredients from all of its breakfast cereals by signing his petition and sharing it…

The Dr. Oz Show: Information I Couldn’t Share
By Dr. Mercola
Last week I went to New York to tape a segment with Dr. Oz on multivitamins. It’s scheduled to air on Monday, February 10th.

US Farmers Abandoning Genetically Modified Seeds: ‘Non-GMO crops more profitable’
By Daniel Jennings
A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry. Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable. Modern Farmer magazine…

I Am Steve Marsh: Global organic protection campaign faces trial
By Rady Ananda
Steve Marsh’s organic canola fields in Western Australia suffered 70% genetic contamination from a neighboring biotech farm that sowed Monsanto seeds. As a result, he lost organic certification after 11 years, and his livelihood…

Selling the public on teratogenic wars: ‘deceptions2’ a lesson in war propaganda
By Rady Ananda
Under 30 minutes, deceptions 2 is Chris Pratt’s follow-up to his popular full-length documentary from 2010. D2 focuses on the use of public relations firms to manipulate the public into supporting foreign wars of aggression, with a toxic twist…

Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of Natural Farming
By Bharat Mansata
On the 27th January, 2014, Bhaskar Save – the acclaimed ‘Gandhi of Natural Farming’ – completes 92 years. He has inspired and mentored 3 generations of organic farmers. In 1997, Masanobu Fukuoka, the legendary Japanese natural farmer, visited Save’s farm. He described it as “the best in the world”, even better than his own farm.

Another rebuttal to the anti-vitamin editorial
By Rhonda Patrick, PhD
A recent headline­-grabbing editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reviewed three studies on the topic of multivitamins and chronic disease prevention. The editorial demands that medical professionals advise against the daily use of vitamin and mineral supplements and calls for scientists to stop further research into the potential benefits of supplements. VIDEO

California legalized selling home-made food and created over 1,200 local businesses
By Nick Sibilla
A government official appears at a man’s door. The man has been breaking the law: He has sold bread baked at home. This isn’t a page from Kafka—it happened to Mark Stambler in Los Angeles.

Leaked! Food Lobby Threatens to Sue Any State that Tries to Label GMOs
Reported by Organic Consumers Association
This document was prepared by the Grocery Manufacturers Association for use by industry lobbyists. It contains factually incorrect and misleading information, intended to persuade state lawmakers to reject GMO…

Air Force whistleblower speaks on chemtrails
Kristen Meghan, former Air Force Bio-Environmental Engineer gave a groundbreaking presentation at the 1st Annual Save Long Island Forum in Hauppauge, NY, Saturday, January 18th 2014, of what she had discovered about chemtrails while serving her country. This BRAVE young…

95% Monsanto shareholders vote no GMO labels
By Richard D. Hartwell
While about 95% of consumers want GMO foods labeled, Monsanto thinks otherwise, as reported by Richard Hartwell who listened in to yesterday’s annual shareholder meeting. Results of Monsanto Board of Directors’…

DDT Pesticide Exposure Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
By Robin Lally
Scientists have known for more than 40 years that the synthetic pesticide DDT is harmful to bird habitats and a threat to the environment. Now researchers at Rutgers University say exposure to DDT – banned…

McDonald’s: To survive, don’t eat our food & get a 2d job
By Neetzan Zimmerman
“McResource Line” — McDonald’s’ employee-only resource and advice site — has been dispensing a hot mess of helpful tips in recent months: From advising workers to get a second job, to suggesting they sell their…

12 All-Natural, Antifungal Essential Oils
By Sustainable Baby Steps
From athlete’s foot to thrush and even dandruff, using natural, antifungal essential oils is always a safer option than over-the-counter creams, sprays or medications which come with side effects. According to research, those side effects could…

12 Unusual Uses for Olive Oil to Simplify Your Life
By Tricia Drevets
You may already know the benefits of cooking with olive oil. A key component of the healthy Mediterranean diet, olive oil is loaded with antioxidants and has a high concentration of monounsaturated fatty…

Healing Infections Without Antibiotics
By Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman ND, MSW
We bet there are many of you reading this article who think nothing of taking Vitamin C and lots of liquids for a cold or using Aloe Vera gel for a burn. But, how…

Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits
By Mother Earth News
Our comprehensive crop guides take you crop-by-crop through common vegetables and fruits for backyard gardeners. Each guide explains how to plant, when to plant, best harvest practices, how to save seeds, and how to deal with…

NatGeo: 10 Biggest Energy Stories of 2013
By National Geographic
U.S. Fracks Its Way to Top in Oil, Gas Environmental Impact of Fracking Feeds Public Backlash Photographs by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic The environmental impact of modern oil and gas drilling techniques is sparking battles across the…

FDA Public Meeting on transhuman technology set for Feb. 25-26
By Jessica Cussins
The FDA public meeting to discuss mitochondrial replacement that was postponed due to the government shutdown in October has now been rescheduled for February 25-26.

Watch The Beautiful Truth
By Rady Ananda
Compelling and potent, this 2008 docufilm celebrates how far we’ve come in taking back our food supply, and even acknowledges the reality that no one can verify an electronic vote count.

2013:

Hardly Anyone Eats This Meat, Yet It’s a Vitamin-Packed Superfood
By Dr Mercola
Although not considered a favorite of the Western palate, organ meats such as liver and heart are the superfoods of the animal kingdom and are some of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. Dr. Weston Price…

Top 10 GE Labeling Stories of 2013
By Just Label It
2013 has been an amazing year in the fight for GE labeling! We have seen the first passage of GE lableing laws on the state level, the introduction of legislation on the national level and the…

The Case is Far from Closed for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
By Linus Pauling Institute
In their recent editorial in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements,” the authors conclude that “we believe that the case is closed—supplementing…

VA, not Iowa, biggest corn producer; and it’s organic not GMO
By Paul Bedard
Virginia, long known as tobacco country, has a new title: Corn king. A farmer from near Richmond broke the 12-year-old Iowa record of 442 bushels of corn per acre with 454 bushels, nearly three times…

Big Dairy wants to medicate our milk
By Rady Ananda
The Ontario Dairy Council shared in funding a study showing that the anti-cancer properties of green tea can remain bioavailable when extracted and placed in a milk medium. The Dairy Council is looking to…

When to Plant App
By Mother Earth News
The When to Plant app is available now for $1.99! Knowing the best times to start seeds, direct sow and transplant garden crops is key to growing a successful garden. Our When to Plant app…

Brazil delays approving terminator seed ’till Feb. 2014
By Rady Ananda
Brazil’s Judicial Commission has tabled a bill allowing for genetically modified terminator seeds until February 2014, when it will again take up the topic.

Russian scientists fight GMO registrations in Supreme Court
By Sustainable Pulse
A group of scientists and food security experts have taken the Russian Government resolution, which will allow the registration of GM crops and products containing GMOs from June 1, 2014, to the Supreme Court.

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2013 Stats for Food Freedom

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt:

This blog was viewed about 300,000 times in 2013. The busiest day of the year was May 19th with 10,237 views. The most popular post that day was GMO Crop Sabotage on the Rise: French citizens destroy trial vineyard.

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