Armed Feds Pay a Visit: Amish Farmer Faces Hundreds of Thousands in Fines

Armed Feds Pay a Visit: Amish Farmer Faces Hundreds of Thousands in Fines
  Amos Miller, an Amish farmer who runs a holistically managed small farm in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania, grows and prepares food in tune with nature, the way he believes God intended. This seems like a sound idea to the approximately 4,000 customers who purchase Miller’s meat, eggs and dairy products from his private, members-only food club. The federal government, however, appears to disagree.… Read the rest

Lawmaker Blames Baby Formula Crisis on ‘Corporate Greed’, Asks $28 Million to ‘Bolster FDA’

Lawmaker Blames Baby Formula Crisis on ‘Corporate Greed’, Asks $28 Million to ‘Bolster FDA’
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) on Tuesday introduced legislation calling for $28 million in emergency funds to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) address the nation’s infant formula shortage. In a House briefing, DeLauro said there are two parts to the nationwide shortage: safety and supply, and “parents should not have to choose between these two things.” DeLauro, Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said her legislation addresses the “here and now” issue of the shortage, blaming the crisis on industry monopolies.… Read the rest

Sleep Is Hard Enough To Come By–Don’t Make The Mistake Of Eating These Foods Before Bed

Sleep Is Hard Enough To Come By–Don’t Make The Mistake Of Eating These Foods Before Bed
‘Don’t Eat That Now–You’ll Have Bad Dreams…’ The Same Applies To Adults: Foods To Avoid Before Bed We’ve all been there: you eat some late-night, strange Chinese take-out or indulge in some mini-candy bars around Halloween and you have trouble sleeping. Maybe you wake up with stomach pains, or you toss and turn, or you have bizarre dreams and wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.… Read the rest

Profit Over People, As Usual: How Captive Regulatory Agencies Are Allowing A Slow-Motion Epidemic Of Obesity To Threaten The Health Of Billions

Profit Over People, As Usual: How Captive Regulatory Agencies Are Allowing A Slow-Motion Epidemic Of Obesity To Threaten The Health Of Billions
Millions Of People Versus Billions Of Dollars: Who Will Win? According To Regulators The Sugar-Coated Answer Is Simple If you are a regular reader of these pages, you have seen the same stories we have been fascinated with: study after study pointing the way to healthier, happier human species. Studies showing us just how devastating added sugars and high-fructose corn syrup are, how threatening refined foods are to obesity rates, normal development, and a healthy endocrine system.… Read the rest

The Cult Of Perfection Reaches The Produce Section: Study Finds That Americans Throw Out Half The Food They Produce

The Cult Of Perfection Reaches The Produce Section: Study Finds That Americans Throw Out Half The Food They Produce
Let Them Eat Cake: Study Finds That Americans Are Throwing Out Half The Food They Produce Because It Doesn’t Look Nice Enough We all hear about how wasteful people in the U.S. are, and there is more than anecdotal truth to that. If you’ve ever lived overseas in a county that is less wealthy than the U.S., you learn very quickly how long consumer items can really last.… Read the rest

Deficient: One Of The Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies Is Also One Of The Most Frequently Misdiagnosed–And Easily Treated

Deficient: One Of The Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies Is Also One Of The Most Frequently Misdiagnosed–And Easily Treated
Vitamin B12 Deficiency: One Of The Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Conditions Could Also Be The Cause Of A Variety Of Maladies It’s hard to imagine, given the wide array of supplements and vitamin-enriched foods that we face every time we go to the grocery store that somehow, our ancestors managed to get everything they need to live and thrive living a hunting and foraging existence on the savannahs of Africa.… Read the rest

Guess Who’s Paying A Premium To Make Americans Fat: You Are. How Taxpayer Subsidies Fuel Obesity And Other Disease

Guess Who’s Paying A Premium To Make Americans Fat: You Are. How Taxpayer Subsidies Fuel Obesity And Other Disease
We Already Know That Taxpayer Subsidies To Unhealthy Food Industry Giants Are A Rip-Off–Here’s The Proof That They’re Killing Us Too If 70 percent of your countrymen were at risk of contracting a deadly disease, or already dying from it, and you found out who was secretly paying to make them sick, you would want that person prosecuted to the full extent of the law, wouldn’t you?… Read the rest

Fast Food Packaging Found To Seep Into Food, Impact Hormones–Processed Grocery Store Food Packaging Too

Fast Food Packaging Found To Seep Into Food, Impact Hormones–Processed Grocery Store Food Packaging Too
Chemicals In Fast Food Packaging Found To Penetrate Food, Upset Hormones In People Who Eat Them Just when you think you’ve got the whole “chemicals in your food” thing licked… From bisphenol-A in our water bottles to glyphosate on our food crops to the myriad of nasty additives and preservatives that are in processed foods, sometimes it seems like we’re playing whack-a-mole to keep up with all the ways that food manufacturers are trying to poison us.… Read the rest

What Won’t They Think Of Next? Monsanto Scientists Find A Way To Alter Insects Rna By Spraying Plants

What Won’t They Think Of Next? Monsanto Scientists Find A Way To Alter Insects Rna By Spraying Plants
Monsanto Using RNA Spray To Alter The Genetic Makeup Of Insects, Seeks To Get Plants To Do The Same On Their Own. File under: Jesus Christ, here they go again. The evil geniuses at Monsanto have come up with yet another novel way to disrupt life as it has existed on this pale blue ball for billions of years, this time not by creating a laboratory-birthed crop seed, but by actually altering the genetic makeup of pest insects through a spray applied to crops.… Read the rest