Browsing All Posts filed under »Organic Food«

Biointensive mini-farming

July 22, 2016


“Biointensive agriculture isn’t a new way to garden, but instead it relies on principles used by ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese. It focuses on teaching individuals- not large-scale farmers- to enrich their soil so that they can grow their own food close to population centers.” — Kirsten Dirksen

Bhutan Shop in Topanga – More than just a shop

October 16, 2013


If you are heading out Topanga way in California, make sure to stop at the Bhutan Shop on Topanga Canyon Hwy. Coming from the ocean its in the first little bit of shops on the left as you come into town. If you are looking for clothing, incense, tapestries or other wonderful things from Bhutan, […]

Shopping for non-GMO foods with Inelia Benz

June 10, 2013


Come with Inelia Benz on a shopping trip with a couple apps on her phone to help her and us make better food choices. Steering away from GMOs. VIDEO: Fooducate automatically grades foods and beverage on a scale from A to D. There are 10 distinct grades: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, […]

The Ugly: The Monsanto Protection Act

May 4, 2013

2 The Monsanto Protection Act” was a provision of the HR 933 spending bill. Section 745 of HR 933 was the section that included the Monsanto Protection act. It was evidently dropped in by an anonymous Senator. It states that Federal Court cannot stop or intervene when GMO crops are planted or sold by biotech […]

Growing Food in the snow

March 29, 2013


Grow food in the snow – a visit to Will Allen’s Growing Power VIDEO: John from makes a special trip to Milwaukee, Wisconson to show you how YOU can grow in the winter time – in the snow!

GMOs, The Compelling Research

October 13, 2012


WATCH VIDEO FROM THE EVENT FREE: This is the Science You Need to Know! Renowned experts present the latest science & research behind the detrimental effects of GMOs and the impact on our health and environment. Presented by Seeds of Doubt: Speakers include: Don Huber, PhD – Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, Purdue University Michael Antoniou, […]

California’s Prop 37: Label GMOs

August 9, 2012


Read Propostion 37:,_Mandatory_Labeling_of_Genetically_Engineered_Food_(2012) Require labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if the food is made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibit labeling or advertising such food as “natural.” Exempt from this requirement foods that are “certified organic; unintentionally produced with genetically engineered material; […]

New Film on GMOs

January 31, 2012

0 GMO Film Project Sizzler from Compeller Pictures on Vimeo. THE GMO FILM PROJECT tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake of […]

Permaculture Pathway

April 21, 2011


Interview with Penny Livingston, a permaculture teacher based in Marin, CA. Part 2: There are 4 parts in all.

Video from The Rally For The Right To Know What’s In Our Food

April 3, 2011


More information on future Marches and Bills: ————— LOS ANGELES Rally For The Right To Know What’s In Our Food March 26, 2011 at the Federal Building Federal Building/Westwood, CA — BACKGROUND The U.S. government, and the FDA do not require anything Genetically Modified (GMO) to be identified on ingredient lists. Genetically Modified foods […]

S.510/HR.2751 Update

December 21, 2010


Senate passed S510 this month, then the House “tacked” the bill onto the “must pass” CONTINUING RESOLUTION that is needed to continue Government Programs. Then the Senate attempted to ad S510 food bureaucracy to the Omnibus Funding Bill. —From FIND OUT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT —Video There are several videos on the right. […]

December 8: Update on S510

December 9, 2010


Basically they have now inserted the language of S510 into a “must pass” bill relating to funding of the government itself. Please help stop S.510 as a tack-on via HR 1755 to HR 3082. S.510: Is now hidden in a House Amendment to Senate Amendment to House Bill! HR 3082 now hides S 510! The […]

S510 Update: November 30

December 1, 2010


The bill has passed the Senate. Now it goes to the House. Please contact your House Representatives and ask them to defeat the bill. Contact your Representatives: Print/Read S510: Here is some information on why this bill should not be passed: —From Health Freedom USA 1. The “Manager’s Amendments” do not […]

S.510 update November 24

November 24, 2010


On Monday, November 29, there will be a cloture vote on Senate Bill 510 to send it immediately to the Senate floor for a final vote (Cloture requires 60 votes. If there are fewer than 60, the bill will not go forward). Let’s make sure the cloture vote fails. S. 510: The FDA Food Safety […]

November 18 update on S510

November 18, 2010


Food Safety Modernization Act In the Senate on Nov. 17: Cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 74 – 25. This means there will now be up to 30 hours of debate on the issue. Senate Calendar: Read Previous Blog Posts with background […]

Important Nov. 17 update on S510

November 18, 2010


Please contact your Senators, and demand that they put a “hold” on the bill today! Write your Senators to tell them about the overwhelming sentiment of their constituents who, like you, are adamantly opposed to the passage of S510 or any other legislation which industrializes the US food chain, damages independent and organic farmers, community […]

Update on Bill S.510

October 15, 2010

0 This bill was considered in committee which has recommended it be considered by the Senate as a whole. Although it has been placed on a calendar of business, the order in which legislation is considered and voted on is determined by the majority party leadership. Keep in mind that sometimes the text of one […]

Put a HOLD on S.510 and S.3767! Protect Our Right to Grow Food and More

September 24, 2010


S.501 and S.3767 These bills could be part of a far reaching crack down on small local farmers (and you) being able to grow your own organic food. SIGN Petition: This bill could potentially facilitate Codex Alimentarius ) involving a crack down on growing your own food and access to health supplements. Please […]