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GE Crops in Midwest National Wildlife Refuges – Survey

GE Crops in Midwest National Wildlife Refuges – Survey

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has allowed farming of genetically engineered soybeans and corn on several National Wildlife Refuges in the Midwest Region. The Service’s Midwest Region (Region 3) is home to a rich diversity of natural resources spread across 8 states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Center for Food Safety is concerned that, among other things, the Fish & Wildlife Service made the approval without considering the risks to the environment or wildlife posed by cultivating genetically engineered crops in these refuges. National Wildlife Refuges are important places for wildlife and serve as wintering and breeding habitat for migratory waterfowl, among other restorative purposes. Genetically engineered crops have no place in wildlife refuges, and we need your help to stop it.

We are looking for information from members who live near or visit National Wildlife Refuges in these states. NWRs are a great place for birding and other outdoor recreation.  If you have visited, or reside near a National Wildlife Refuge in the Midwest Region, or if you are an organic farmer near a Refuge we could use your help. In your email, please tell us: 1) Where you live, 2) Which refuge(s) you visit or farm near, and 3) The last time visited for each refuge.  Reply to Sylvia at swu@icta.org or call 415-826-2770. Please contact us by Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Thank you,
The Center for Food Safety

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G-RAW-NOLA My Way !


I just made granola with new ingredients and would like to share this recipe with you as it came out so delicious !

INGREDIENTS: ( I use all organic ingredients )

DRY:   Oats – Sea salt – cinnamon –  Ground Flax seedChopped Almond and PecansSesame seeds – Chopped figs – Chopped sweet prunes.

WET:   Honey – Agave – Maple syrup – Molasses – Vanilla.

I don’t give you the amounts as I don’t measure. I simply know how much I want to make and taste as I go along.

In a food processor or Mixer chop the Almonds, Pecans, Sesame seeds, Flax seeds to desired size.

In a Large bowl mix Oats with all dry ingredients;  Sea salt, cinnamon, Flax seed, Almonds, Pecans, Prunes, Figs and Sesame seeds.

Mix well with a large spoon till well blended.

In a glass or clay bowl add the Honey, Vanilla, Molasses, Agave and Maple syrup and warm 1/2 minute in microwave oven. Mix well with a spoon and pour over the Oats mixture.

Continue mixing for 2-3 minutes as the sticky mix has to incorporate with all the Oats.

Place in dehydrator for 8 to 12 hours – depending on your taste of crunchiness.

Keep in sealed tight container and enjoy with your favorite milk.

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“FARMAGEDDON” The Unseen War on American Farmers

Farmageddon – Movie Trailer from Kristin Canty on Vimeo.

Why is local food pricey and hard to find?” You deserve an answer, and this hard hitting video delivers.”

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The Organic Industry Structure

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What Does Organic Food Really Mean ?

 

Many people ask what does organic really mean?

Organic means that fruits, nuts, seeds or other ingredients are grown without the use of any pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, sewage sludge, or ionizing radiation. For meat, poultry, or eggs to be considered organic, the animals must not have been fed antibiotics or growth hormones.

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows:

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.

People sometimes mistakenly think that organic dried fruits or nuts cannot be considered organic if they contain anything other than just the dried fruit or nut. However, this assumption is false. Dried fruit or nuts that are processed in an organic certified facility using other organic ingredients are still considered organic. For example, our organic strawberries contain in addition to the organically grown and certified strawberries, organic cane sugar and organic canola oil. Since all of these added items are grown organically, the strawberries are still considered organic.

Occasionally people confuse a product being called organic as the same as being all natural. All natural products may not contain any additives or preservatives, but it does not mean that they are organic. They can be all natural, but contain products that are not grown or produced organically.

There is often a question as to why organic food tends to be more expensive than non-organic food? Organic foods are processed in a different and more regulated way than non-organic foods. This causes the production cost to be a little higher. Also, organic farmers do not receive federal subsidies like conventional farmers. Therefore, the higher cost of organic products represents a more true cost of growing. Organically grown products are much more labor intensive since there are no chemicals used to aid in growing and prevent insects from ruining crops. The organic methods of growing require much more management than conventional farming. Most organic products are grown in much smaller areas than conventional products. This smaller amount of land produces less overall organic products in comparison to standard products. Thus, the smaller supply of organic products also contributes to the higher price.

Becoming certified organic is not an easy task. Our facility had to pass many different types of inspections. Strict and accurate monitoring of all of the organic products is essential in maintaining our certification. We must keep current records of all received and shipped organic merchandise. Current records of the organic farmers must be kept as well.

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Opportunity Knocking X2: Kill Food “Safety” Bill by Defunding

Update Bulletin on the Food Control Law – S.510 Emergency!
Defund the Law!

Article by: “Natural Solutions Foundation – Health Freedom Portal”

THE GLOBALISTS ARE ABOUT TO SUFFER A MAJOR SETBACK IF JACK KINGSTON REFUSES TO FUND THE PHUDE “SAFETY” BILL.  HERE’S HOW YOU CAN PUT YOUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL TO HELP MAKE THAT HAPPEN:

1. SEND YOUR STRONG OPPOSITION TO FUNDING THE BILL TO YOUR RESPRESENTATIVES AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE HERE:

2. ENLIST THOSE OF YOUR YOUR CONTACTS WHO EAT FOOD TO DO THE SAME BY EMAILING THEM THE LINK AND ASKING THEM TO TAKE ACTION AND CONTACT THEIR CONTACTS: http://tinyurl.com/nofoodcontrol

3. CALL THE OFFICES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, the committe which funds the FDA

Senator Thomas Harkin says that Jack Kingston cannot be serious because the Republicans would not dare to block funding for the new law.  Let’s help them dare to block funding it.

Call Chairman Kingston and the members of the Subcommittee as often as you can to give them this, or a similar message:

“Hello, my name is [Your Name] and I am calling to support NOT funding HR 2751’s mis-named “Food Safety” provisions.  They increase federal costs without any meaningful food safety gain, put unnecessary “food police”on the streets of America, do nothing to control Big Agribiz, the source of all significant food borne illness and make it impossible for small farmers, including organic farmers, to survive the regulations.  I urge Congressman [Name] NOT to fund this law which was passed to serve the interests of Big Agribiz despite the enormous outpouring of opposition by ordinary people like me.”

Here are the Committee Members and their Washington DC Phone Numbers:

  • Chair: Jack Kingston (GA, R)      (202) 225-5831
  • Tom Latham (IA, R)                     (866) 428-5642, Toll Free,   Phone: 202-225-5476
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO, R)             (202) 225-4404
  • Robert B. Aderholt (AL, R)         (202) 225-4876
  • Cynthia Lummis (WY, R)             (202) 225-2311
  • Alan Nunnelee (MS, R)                (202) 225-4306
  • Tom Graves (GA, R)                    (202) 225-5211
  • Hal Rogers (KY, R)                      (202) 225-4601
  • Norm Dicks (WA, D)                    (202) 225-5916

Note: As new Subcommittee Members are announced, their names and phone numbers will be added to this list.

4. HELP FUND THE BATTLE: JOIN EITHER THE ‘510 CLUB’ OR THE ‘2751 CLUB’

Click here, http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=189, to make your recurring donation of $5.10 or multiple thereof to support this battle. Or use the same link, http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=189, to make your recurring donation of $27.51 or multiple thereof, to support health freedom.

Put the decimal wherever you can afford to (e.g., $5.10 per week or month, $51.00, $510.00, $27.51, $275.10, mulitplied by whatever number is works for you) to join us in fighting this battle.

2751 is the number of the bill that the lamest of lame duck congresses used to sneak the S. 510 ‘PHUDE Safety‘ provisions through by hiding them there and then passing it by “Unanimous Consent”, meaning every single member of the US Senate rolled over and played dead for Monsanto and their ilk.  Put your wallet and your shoulder to the wheel.  How often do we get this chance?  Let’s seize it now and make the difference.

Donate whatever you can afford each week or month.  You make the decision.  This is a long battle and we need the resources to fight it – and win.

Article by: “Natural Solutions Foundation – Health Freedom Portal”

RAW: Maple Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

  • 2 cups cashews, soaked at least 6 hours and drained
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup*
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut, dried and unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

1. Place all ingredients except chopped pecans in the food processor.
2. Process until smooth.
3. Stir in the chopped pecans, by hand.
4. Place by teaspoon full onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate at 140 for the first 1/2 hour (don’t worry, the food temperature will never get above 116), reduce heat to 115 and dehydrate for 6 hours.
5. Remove from sheet onto screens. Continue to dehydrate for another 4-6 hours.
6. Top with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Maple Cinnamon Glaze

1. Stir all ingredients together.
2. Let cool until the mixture just starts to thicken.
3. Spoon on top of cookies and let cool

Makes 2 1/2 dozen

*Maple Syrup is not raw but used frequently in raw food recipes.

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