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You are healthy. Do not doubt. Do not question. Big Brother insists!

June 23, 2006

Feeling a little under the weather? Throat feel a little raw? Maybe running a slight fever? Think that it might help to go to the doctor and have a strep culture taken? If you were Creekstone Farm in Kansas, and you wanted to test your cattle for the “Mad Cow” prion–just to be absolutely certain…

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Moorganic Milk

June 22, 2006

An increasing number of farmers are abandoning conventional ways for organic dairy farming nationwide. Nowhere is the change more apparent – and growing more rapidly – than in Vermont, where organic dairy farmers account for nearly 10% of the state’s 1,200 dairy farms, according to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. By next year,…

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Food for Thought – How buying local food contributes to sustainability

June 21, 2006

An Econ-Atrocity, brought to you by the Center for Popular Economics. If you would like to automatically receive CPE’s Econ-Atrocities and Econ-Utopias by email, subscribe by going to the following link: http://www.populareconomics.org/site_files/subscribe.html To see our archive of Econ-Atrocities please visit www.fguide.org. Food for Thought – How buying local food contributes to sustainability By Heidi Garrett-Peltier,…

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Genetically Engineered Crops May Produce Herbicide Inside Our Intestines

June 13, 2006

Spilling the Beans, April-May 2006 Genetically Engineered Crops May Produce Herbicide Inside Our Intestines By Jeffrey M. Smith Pioneer Hi-Bred’s website boasts that their genetically modified (GM) Liberty Link[1] corn survives doses of Liberty herbicide, which would normally kill corn. The reason, they say, is that the herbicide becomes “inactive in the corn plant.”[2] They…

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Robin Food

June 9, 2006

Thanks to Sustainable Eating for linking to The Scotsman German ‘Robin Hoods’ Give Poor a Taste of the High Life A gang of anarchist Robin Hood-style thieves, who dress as superheroes and steal expensive food from exclusive restaurants and delicatessens to give to the poor, are being hunted by police in the German city of…

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Having your civil disobedience and eating it too!

June 7, 2006

This is just about the best thing I’ve heard of in I don’t know how long. (For the cynics out there, suffice it to say, “a goodly while.”) Food: local, healthy, delicious, and illegal. You gotta love it. http://www.vermontlocalvore.org/events/chixevent.htm

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What’s up at Slow Food

May 26, 2006

A life that’s good, clean, and just… with slow food as the start. Sounds good. Here’s what they’re up to these days. 1. UNISG: The Next Stages Dear Friend, The University of Gastronomic Sciences began as a dream which we can now declare a reality: there are 126 students from all over the world enrolled…

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Milk Moon

May 3, 2006

Sign up to receive the new moon newsletter on the new moon every month. If you live near the Bay Area, sign up to receive information about classes, feasts and other events in the San Francisco Bay Area. http://www.wisefoodways.com/lists/?p=subscribe Stirring the Cauldron –May moondark kitchen notes from Jessica Prentice The moon is new!! We have…

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Food tips

May 3, 2006

Common Dreams shares an article from the Independent on better and worser foods. Published on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 by the Independent / UK What Not to Eat: the Truth about Food by Rose Prince Low-fat is good, butter is bad; buy free-range, not battery; tofu’s terrific, lard’s a killer… Messages about what we should…

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Getting Organized to Have Local Foods in Your School Next Fall

April 17, 2006

You near Albany, NY? Then this is directly for you. You live elsewhere? Then consider it a worthy pursuit to imitate. Like’s bein’ done at Yale for example. Farm and Food news: Saturday, May 20, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at Bethlehem Town Hall (Albany, NY, metro area), the Regional Farm & Food Project,…

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Good Food Corner: Spicy Fried Egg and Tomato

January 31, 2005

Add some punch to a bland winter afternoon. Dust off your frying pan and whip up some Spicy Fired Egg and Tomato for yourself or your family. Taken from This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow, this recipe is great for less-than-perfect tomatoes. Ingredients 1 mild green chili pepper 4 tablespoons unrefined corn oil 1…

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