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Expat Files – 11.26.17

#1- Something fishy going on here in Latin America regarding food labling and “expiration dates”. Yes “expiration” and “to be used by” dates have been popping up recently and are now seen on most food products here. But can you really trust them?   #2- An “amparo” is a Spanish word for a court date “postponement” and why white collar political …

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Chris Hedges – The 1 Percent’s Useful Idiots

PHILADELPHIA—The parade of useful idiots, the bankrupt liberal class that long ago sold its soul to corporate power, is now led by Sen. Bernie Sanders. His final capitulation, symbolized by his pathetic motion to suspend the roll call, giving Hillary Clinton the Democratic nomination by acclamation, is an abject betrayal of millions of his supporters and his call for a …

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Big Food Seeks To Exempt Itself From The Freedom Of Information Act

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” the famous quote attributed to Hippocrates, is probably more important today than ever before as a handful of corporations, dubbed Big Food, gain more control over the food industry. Hippocrates’ statement brings up a very complex question: Is food as ‘healthy’ as it used to be, and can it still effectively protect and heal the …

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Top 11 front groups disguised to confuse you about food safety

Over the last few years, health advocacy has challenged harmful food production technologies while promoting sustainable alternatives. Multiple tools and strategies have included litigation, legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, policy initiatives, public education, grassroots organizing, and media outreach. In response, the food industry has ramped up its public relations efforts to reassure the …

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MARCO TORRES – Fruits and Vegetables Reaching An Alarming State of Nutrient Depletion

Fruits and Vegetables Reaching An Alarming State of Nutrient Depletion What if our food has been getting less and less nutritious? What if modern intensive farming methods — many of which solved malnutrition problems when they were first introduced — have affected the mineral and vitamin content of what we eat? Could having a constant supply of varied produce and …

Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style By Rob Lever

A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry. Lab-grown meat, vegan cheese and “animal free” milk and eggs are headed for consumers, often with backing from the tech sector and its financial allies. These products could fill an important need while reducing environmental problems such as energy and land use for traditional food industries, according to backers. …

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Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food – Vandana Shiva

“Science” is derived from the scire – “to know”. Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. “Agroecology, not the mechanistic and blind paradigm of industrial agriculture, is the truly scientific approach to food production.” The knowledge we need for growing food is knowledge of biodiversity and living seed, of …