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Change We Can Eat: Will Politi-locos Act to Stop the Drugging of our Food Supply?

It remains to be seen how the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Actwill fare.  This legislation could help stem the insane approach to drugs that our food industry has convinced itself is normal and necessary.  In a nutshell, the bill would help prevent the routine use of antibiotics in farm animals, which, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, accounts for an incredible 70+% of the antibiotic use in the United States.  Most of the animals are not (yet) sick.   ...

Are You Thirsty? Honest Tea? Honestly!

In an issue of Organic Processing, an organic industry trade mag published this fall (yes, odd as it seems, it is an industry), Seth Goldman, the President of Honest Tea (over $27 million in U.S. sales last year) defended his decision to partner with Coca-Cola. He explains that he can still do good, do even more... that his company can still walk the walk on integrity and values. Maybe.Putting aside any issues with the Coca-Cola Company (for another day, that is, because we sure got 'em), ...

In a Rut? Create Your Gut!

and security of our food supply is not all there is to know in order to wake up and eat better. Of course, we all want clean good food. But, one of the most important concepts to help you wake up is the phenomenon of conscious metabolism. Experience shows that just as we can literally "change our mind," by changing how we think, perceive and interact with the world that surrounds us, so too can we "change our metabolism."There is much talk about how the body's metabolic meter, which ...

Got De Skills? Losing the Art of Knowing How

Recently, we heard a lecturer who spoke about the de-skilling of the Western population. Apparently, we no longer perform tasks that for generations before us were basic to daily life. We cannot build, fix, construct, process, and create as our ancestors did. This is definitely true when it comes to how people eat. These days, there are folks who can barely do more than open a package to heat something up, preferring to order in, carry-out or let someone else do it. Bad idea.Fact is, you ...

American Versus Chinese Milk: Monsanto Does Good?

The news of tainted Chinese milk seeping into Cadbury's chocolate, not to mention the mouths of babes, is yet another assault on consumers, which may well serve the cause of awakening. After all, when pets started dying from those bags of Chinese pet food last year, many woke up for the first time to the fact that a safe food supply matters to more than just humans.All living creatures need food to live ... and the healthier (less tainted anyway), the better. So, maybe just like with Fido's ...