There is a big trend, today, in healthy eating circles to eliminate foods from our diet. Eliminate everything “bad” and we’ll be left with only good. Sounds good in theory but in reality it leads to an imbalanced diet that may do more harm than good. Scientists seem to change their minds with maddening regularity… Read More 17 Guidelines of Healthy Eating the TCM Way
Usually wine stains and wax on linen spells disaster, but in the hands of Amelia Harnas those same materials are used to create unique works of art. A look at her website clearly reveals a creative woman who, aside from being “born with a blue and white sticker on her forehead proclaiming: Future Artist” cannot… Read More Discover the Amazing Wine StainPortraits of Amelia Harnas
Last week I posted about the trouble an activist friend of my had making an appointment with Sam Graves office to discuss HR 1599. After three weeks of trying, I went to social media after witch a friend at Organic Consumers Association made a phone call to the scheduler in the D.C. office and the… Read More Follow Up to Sam Graves Post Broadcast on Radio
Angela, an activist friend of mine, is the daughter of a Vietnam vet whose health was devastated by exposure to Agent Orange (a product of the Monsanto Corporation) and a mother who is actively doing what she can to fight Monsanto’s domination of our food supply. She has been diligently trying for three weeks to… Read More How Can Sam Graves Represent the Voters if He Won’t Talk To Them?
In February of 2015 Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) introduced bill HR 1599. While the bill is officially called the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” many, including myself, called it the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act because it would strip states of their right to pass GMO labeling laws and keep us… Read More Stand Up For Your Constitutional Rights Before Monsanto Strips Them Away
I once had a roommate who would load a pick-up truck with watermelon every 4th of July and drive to our neighborhood park in late afternoon or early evening. He didn’t come home till he’d given away all the watermelon. He called it Watermelon Day and had tee shirts printed, which he gave away as… Read More 8 Things You Should Know About Watermelon Plus 7 Fun Facts
Corn is a summer staple, a must at backyard barbecues, and one of the most versatile plants around. Just think of all corn gives us; tortillas, corn bread, tamales, popcorn, hush puppies, hominy grits (not my favorite but very high on some people’s list) polenta, corn pone, corn bakes, succotash, and the list goes on.… Read More What You Need to Know About Corn in 1,000 Words or Less.
This morning (June 25, 2015), a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture is hearing from Monsanto’s hired guns who are rattling off a litany of excuses for why state and local governments shouldn’t be allowed to pass GMO labeling laws or crop bans, why the FDA shouldn’t conduct pre-market safety testing on GMO… Read More Giving Away the Farm
I recently became fascinated by the work of Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller, specifically her sugar murals. Yes these intricate and beautiful tile murals are created from sugar and frosting – they’re perfectly edible. My love of these murals is three-fold. First I am drawn to their beauty. Then I love the surprise of the medium… Read More Who Would Think You Could Create Outdoor Art From Sugar and Frosting? Shelley Miller Did and the Results Are Amazing.
Three dietary / health concerns that are an issue for vegetarians and vegans are deficiencies in iron, B12, and iodine. When all three hit me I thought I was going to die. This is not hyperbole, I’ve never been so sick in my life. To say I was always tired seems a mild understatement. I… Read More Don’t Miss the Boat on Seaweed Nutrition