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LISTEN: Author Jeffrey Smith Talks about the Dangers of GM Foods on NHPR

Jeffrey Smith is the author of Seeds of Deception, Genetic Roulette, and other books on the problematic and contentious issue of genetically modified foods and crops.

He recently spoke with James McWilliams on New Hampshire Public Radio about the dangers of biotechnology. You may remember McWilliams as the ethical-food blogosphere’s least favorite person of 2009 for his ridiculous attack on the local food movement.

Head to New Hampsire Public Radio’s site to listen.

There’s been much debate recently around the pros and cons of GMO food products. Supporters say they’ve brought “substantial” benefits, including the ability to feed a hungry world.  But critics, who call these products “frankenfoods,” believe they pose far too many risks to both the environment and human health.  We’ll look at the latest research – and this ongoing debate.

And check out Jeffrey’s books in our store!

A Thanksgiving Hit: Apple Pie with Cider Jelly

The Thanksgiving season means a barrage of holiday recipes that overflow your inbox and social media feeds. Some of these are new and innovative, meant to impress guests and sure to fade away from the culinary canon. However, there’s a reason that certain other recipes stand the test of time: they just work. We’ve had […] Read More..

Release Your Inner Viking With New Book on Mead

Unlock the mead brewing secrets of the ancient Norse with homesteader and fermentation enthusiast Jereme Zimmerman’s new book Make Mead Like a Viking. Whether you’re new to homebrewing or looking to expand your current brewing and fermentation practices, Zimmerman’s welcoming style and spirit will usher you into an exciting new territory of wildcrafted experimentations, including more than 20 recipes to try.The fermentation […] Read More..

For a Very Viking Thanksgiving, Try Homemade Mead

The people who lived the Viking lifestyle a thousand years ago enjoyed myriad foods and beverages and throwing feasts that lasted several days to show off what they had stockpiled throughout the harvest season. Bring the Viking spirit of celebration to your Thanksgiving table this year with a traditional batch of spiced orange mead. Brew up the following recipe […] Read More..

Brew Outside the Box: Making Mushroom-Infused Beer

When thinking about drinking a nice cold beer, the flavor of mushrooms doesn’t exactly spring to mind. But for the adventurous brewer – and drinker – infusing mushrooms into brews is a great way to combine the medicinal benefits of fungi with one of the world’s most consumed beverages.The best part? You can grow mushrooms […] Read More..

Recipe: How To Make Your Own Chèvre Using Natural Ingredients

Making cheese at home may seem like a time and labor-intensive process, but what if you could make a delicious, high-quality cheese that practically “sits and takes care of itself”? According to David Asher, author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, you can.Asher is an organic farmer and goatherd, so his recipe for chèvre, or goat […] Read More..
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