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Sperm Killer- Monsanto Roundup Herbicide May Cause Gene-ocide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ruled to allow Roundup herbicide residues in food at concentrations a million times higher than levels already shown to be carcinogenic in cell research. Now a new study published in Free Radical Medicine & Biology adds to a growing body of research implicating the herbicide’s main ingredient, glyphosate, at concentration ranges well within the EPA ... Read More »

Strength in Numbers- It Takes a Village to Feed the World

Organizations worldwide are working to create a more sustainable and just food system. Food Tank lists 101 organizations to watch in 2014 (Tinyurl.com/FoodTank100). All are vital in creating a better food system. Here are a few examples. Food MythBusters is telling the real story of how food is produced through short films, showing that we can have a food system that ... Read More »

Relaxing Rules- U.S. Organic Standards Under Siege

Last September, without any public input, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), under pressure from corporations, changed the way the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) decides which non-organic materials are allowed in products labeled as Certified Organic, all but guaranteeing that when the NOSB meets every six months, the non-organic and synthetic materials allowed in organic items will increase. Certain ... Read More »

Food Transparency- Vermont Demands GMO Labeling

Vermont Senator David Zuckerman and Representative Carolyn Partridge spearheaded efforts for the state to pass the nation’s first unrestricted mandatory labeling bill for genetically modified organisms (GMO). The state legislature’s collective efforts, lasting more than a decade, led to an unprecedented, game-changing new law signed by Governor Peter Shumlin on April 23. Anticipating the current lawsuit by Monsanto and the ... Read More »

Sneak Attack on Dietary Supplements

According to Scott Tips, president and legal counsel for the National Health Federation (NHF), harmonized global standards are enabling overall reduced vitamin and mineral levels in pill and food form. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to both the current Nutrition Facts panel on food labels and Supplement Facts panel on dietary supplement labels that ... Read More »

Celebrate Life Festival

Celebrate Life Festival (CLF), one of Europe’s largest spiritual events with more than 1,000 attendees live and online, invites you to join the Mystical Summer School – Renaissance of Spirit, from July 24th to August 3rd, 2014. In the eleventh year of the CLF, people from all over the world will study the mystical principles in a dynamic mix of exploration and celebration, exercises and encounters and develop ... Read More »