When people talk about cancer prevention and diet they are usually referring to a high fiber and low fat diet. However, I believe there is an even greater threat that few are even aware of. In March 2015 The World Health Organization designated the herbicide glyphosate, widely used on GMO crops, as “probably carcinogenic to… Read More What Everyone Ought to Know About Glyphosate in Our Food
I first discovered Christina Pirello on her PBS show “Christina Cooks!” It soon becomes obvious Christina is an authority on natural and whole foods, as well as passionate about her mission to help others change their diets from standard, unhealthy, American fare to whole food, healthy cooking. She came by her mission, and her expertise,… Read More Christine Pirello is America’s Healthy Cooking Teacher
This post is a continuation of last week’s 3 Top Reasons to Take to the Streets with Hundreds of Millions of People Worldwide in May 23rd. The American government is being replaced by global corporations and has become a government of, by, and for big business not the people. From the beginning they’ve pursued a… Read More 4 Important Reasons to March Against Monsanto
Begun in 2013, the Worldwide March Against Monsanto is an annual call to action aimed at informing the public and calling into question long-term health risks of genetically modified foods and demanding that GMO product be labeled so consumers can make informed decisions. Once a year millions of people worldwide march on the same day… Read More Top 3 Reasons to Take to the Streets with Hundreds of Millions of People Worldwide on May 23rd to March Against Monsanto
Today’s post is by Ronnie Cummins the international director of the Organic Consumers Association and its Mexico sister organization, Via Organica.As Ronnie points out it’s time to stop playing the “my cause is more important than yours” game because the stakes are too high. It’s time to unite the food, forest and climate movements, and… Read More It’s Time to Unite the Food, Forest, and Climate Movements
OK it’s not officially endangered yet, but Monarch Butterfly populations are down over 90%. On the 26th of August 2014 The Center for Biological Diversity, The Center for Food Safety, The Xerces Society, and Dr. Lincoln Brower petitioned the Secretary of the Interior to add the Monarch Butterfly to the Endangered Species list. Quoting from… Read More Do You Know the 4 Simple Things Can You Do to Support the Endangered Monarch Butterfly?
As another global March Against Monsanto approaches (May 23rd) more people are talking about GMOs. It still surprises me how many people have never heard of them or have any idea what they are. So this post is a brief primer on what GMO foods are, and what the controversy is surrounding this hot topic.… Read More What Are GMO Foods And Why Are So Many People So Upset About Them?
While you’re planting your garden this spring why not support not only your organic kitchen but honeybees and other wild pollinators too; because they are in trouble – which means we’re in trouble. About one-third of the human diet comes from insect pollinated plants. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the honeybee is responsible… Read More Give bees a chance. Plant a bee friendly organic garden this spring.
Steven M. Druker a public interest attorney and founder of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting technologies that foster human and environmental health, is well qualified to speak on the topic of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) in the food supply. In 1998 he organized a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and… Read More How the FDA Betrayed our Trust and Encouraged the Release of Unsafe Foods
My hiatus took much longer than expected. One thing led to another in a transition that tested the boundaries of Murphy’s Law. It’s all given me plenty of time to consider changes I want to make to My Food Friend. I’ll be rolling out changes to the layout and format over the next few weeks.… Read More It’s Been a Long Winter