Whether you're on a restricted diet or you'd just like to know how Aunt Nona makes her secret pasta sauce so yummy, chances are you'd benefit from knowing just what's in your food.
It has long been known that eating chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, has numerous health benefits.
Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?
As a follow up to my thread titled, "Gluten-free Testimony" I would like to share those symptoms that have disappeared as a result of my now 49 days of being Gluten Free.
Cordain suggests that prior to the agricultural revolution, early humans ate this Paleo Diet for 2.5 million years. The 10,000 years since the popularization of farming — or just 333 human generations — he says, is clearly a drop in the chronological
Starbucks is planning to start selling beer and wine at thousands of its stores to boost sales in the evening, Bloomberg reports.
Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.
At the beginning of May the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), a U.S.- and U.K.-government-financed organization that monitors various food crises around the world, released a new report detailing the horrific consequences of the Somali
The U.S. food aid program to starving people overseas started as a domestic rather than foreign policy initiative. Developed in the 1950s by the Eisenhower Administration it’s stated purpose was not all together altruistic.
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes
Every year Tonopah Rob takes a break from the weekly markets to clean up the farm. Winter crops are nearly done and both greenhouses are bursting at the seams with thousands of transplants. It’s time to transition the farm from winter crops into su
Last year, Mike and Sheena Marie Roberts founded Grow Your Own's Community Learning Garden in Copperas Cove. They had a vision.
According to an internal company document obtained by Reuters, biotechnology corporation Syngenta will be removing one of it’s genetically engineered seeds from the Canadian market.
The pesticide producers are one of the most powerful industries on the planet, the influence they possess is enormous. You have probably heard that an Elsevier journal has retracted the Seralini study which showed evidence of harm to rats fed a GMO d
The next time you pour yourself a cold one, give yourself a pat on the back in the name of patriotism. On average, 40 percent of the price you paid for that beer is going straight to Uncle Sam and the state. Lobbyists in Washington are pushing to
Our society is largely built on the idea that science can help us make good, solid decisions. But now we're facing a world so rife with problems caused by the very sciences that were supposed to keep us healthy, safe, and productive, it's quite clear
For all of you folks whom have not seen the farm this winter, I suggest you come take a tour and see the beautiful winter crops of lettuce. This year, I’ve planted about 20 different varieties and some of them are my very own crosses. They are so bea
Not long ago, around 10pm, he saw 3 cars coming up his 1/4 mile driveway. The cars stopped about 300 feet from his house. The occupants turned off their car lights. Through the dark he was able to make out 4 men silently walking toward his house.
If we are ever to . . . produce food sustainably and justly and sell it at an honest price, we will first have to pay people a living wage so that they can afford to buy it." In his words, fair wages must be part of the push to democratize
Only a small space is required to grow most fruits and veggies for a family. So Stan and I will scamper over to our local garden center this week and for additional organic compost to augment our Super Soil and get those growies growing! By the end o
According to a stunning new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly a third of all food produced in the United States gets wasted. We are probably the most wasteful society in the history of the planet, and we are also one of the most
Taco Bell's new breakfast menu is going national next month.
Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems.
Farmer and author, Joel Salatin, spoke to attendees on Thursday, September 19, at the 2013 Liberty Political Action Conference on the important topic of food freedom.
If you shop in the health food section of the grocery store or read the foodie blogs, you may have noticed a trend over the past couple of years: gluten intolerance seems to be on the rise.
This past weekend brought several new customers to my farm because their doctors told them they need to eat produce as all natural as possible. Talking with one of my new farm supporters, the words “all natural” was discussed. For years, all natura
Could dangerous chemicals be hiding in the foods Americans eat and drink every day? They just may be more common than you think. For thousands of years, people have sweetened food and drinks with honey and sugar. Some people, concerned with calories,
Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951?
Did you know that the U.S. state that produces the most vegetables is going through the worst drought it has ever experienced and that the size of the total U.S. cattle herd is now the smallest that it has been since 1951? Just the other day, a CBS
“Growing Cities” is a new documentary film about the rise of urban farming in the United States. When Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette, two young men from Omaha, Nebraska, become disillusioned with the lack of urban farming projects in their hometo