Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles -- researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at
In some places, the term "natural" is defined and enforced. In others, such as the United States, it has no meaning.
If you read this article in full ("Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes"), it'll read like a comedy skit. The USDA, Congress, food companies (including huge players like ConAgra Foods and Schwan Food Company), and industry lobbyists (for frozen fo
Suzanne Forsling has become somewhat of a celebrity for her ingenuity. Her resourcefulness finds a practical application for re-purposing rain gutters.
A goat and a garden will keep you alive and healthy through any food crisis. This is our fourth year gardening, and we messed around and got it right this time.
Ultra filtering is a high-tech procedure where honey is heated, sometimes watered down and then forced at high pressure through extremely small filters to remove pollen, which is the only foolproof sign identifying the source of the honey. It is a sp
Even smarter: Get your fix in a cozy cup of hot chocolate made with real polyphenol-rich cocoa powder, no-fat milk, and sugar-free sweetener. Bingo! All the benefits, none of the bad stuff.
A comprehensive investigation conducted by Food Safety News (FSN) has found that the vast majority of so-called honey products sold at grocery stores, big box stores, drug stores, and restaurants do not contain any pollen, which means they are not re
It would be nice if politicians and regulators left us alone. But they don't. They always want to do more. Recently, there have been shortages of some medicines.
Turns out salt actually has a number of innovative – albeit strange – uses related to health, cooking and food preparation.
Alex talks with Activist and Journalist Adam Kokesh about the feds and their attack on the right of people to produce and consume raw milk. Adam also talks about his mixed feelings toward what really happened on 9/11.
C.W. Post should know. He was a patient at the Kelloggs sanitarium. His health didn’t improve one bit while there, but he saw the business opportunity, and started his own sanitarium. And his own Post Cereal Company. You might recognize his version o
Olives are commercially grown primarily for their oil. While not discussing that in this article, usually where there are olives there are commercial small batch pressers if you are inclined to press your own. Also many olive tree varieties exist f
Mothers and their children staged a unique protest at the FDA on November 1, 2011. Calling themselves the Raw Milk Freedom Riders, the moms and supporters deliberately broke federal law by crossing state lines with raw milk.
Providing yet another reason for its 9 percent approval rating, Congress is attempting to write the nation’s next farm bill in secrecy—sneaking it into law as part of the deficit reduction package to be produced by the “supercommittee.”
How does the food industry respond to those in the public health and nutrition arena who systematically call them out? Is there is a legitimate fear that one day "the people" will realize how unhealthy many of their products are?
...but it might be internet broadcasted.
A group of mothers from across the country who feed their children raw milk plan to hold a demonstration to protest the FDA’s crackdown on raw milk production and distribution, arguing that the government campaign not only criminalizes raw milk, but
No bread, pasta or sugar: Stone Age-style restaurant serves only food that was available to our caveman ancestors
The health department hack returned, this time with local police. Thankfully, the police officers, not understanding why they were called, did nothing and left. This is just another reminder that people are not free to make their own choices regar
If I ever have to bug-out on foot it will be under dangerous circumstances, and I will need to move quickly and cover at least several miles. This on-foot bugout is my truly worst-case scenario: minimum supplies, emergency escape.
On top of an old bowling alley in industrial northern Brooklyn sits an expansive translucent greenhouse. Inside, a bounty of produce thrives under the supervision of a computer-controlled network of sensors, motors and plumbing.
Patents with claims on bread, flour and noodles (EP1331845) and cucumber (EP1433378) are due to be granted. Nov 2 a patent will be granted to Bayer for a cucumber derived from conventional breeding. Patents on air, light and love next?
Make the most of your organic cents. Eating healthy is difficult if both parents work full time, and are on a limited budget. Don't despair, it can be done. Eating healthy is not only for the rich!
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the “Saturday Night Live’’ skit on which it’s based, some supermarket chains aren’t laughing
“Titled “The Ordinance to Protect the Health and Integrity of the Local Food System,” Sedgwick’s 4 pg document invokes the town’s right to self-governance, and states that local producers and processors may sell food to consumers without licensing.”
Worried about the integrity of the food you buy at the supermarket?...Inflation pushing up prices...where some of your fruits and vegetables are coming from? A food shortage in case of a local or national disaster? Then this article's for you...A ve
The ruthless raid on the part of miscellaneous government agencies has sparked a wave of unprecedented discord over the question, How can government dictate what we choose to eat when we each have unique standards for good nutrition?
Ultimately, the FDA was responsible for allowing food with “10,000 times too much contamination” than should be permitted, the study’s authors said, failing to highlight the elevated risk to children and pregnant women.
You're Likely Eating Foods That Contain a Built-in Pesticide and Don't Even Know It