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Kristina Martin – GMO STUDY FINDS ALTERED AMINO ACIDS MAY INCREASE HISTAMINE REACTIONS

One of the criteria the Food and Drug Administration considers when deciding whether or not to approve a GMO is called “substantial equivalence.” This means the nutritional profile and toxicity levels of the modified plant are within the same range as a non-modified plant. When a new strain of corn is similar enough to the original to demonstrate substantial equivalence, …

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JESSE FROST – Winter: The Hottest Thing in Farming

Seeing fresh produce on the grocery store shelves throughout winter is nothing new—places like California, Florida, and Mexico have been making it happen for years. What is new, however, is how much of it has started coming from your local farmer, even in the northern half of the country. Because, as it turns out, winter farming is kind of having …

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How What We Eat Has Changed

Americans eat more chicken and less beef than they used to. They drink less milk – especially whole milk – and eat less ice cream, but they consume way more cheese. Their diets include less sugar than in prior decades but a lot more corn-derived sweeteners. And while the average American eats the equivalent of 1.2 gallons of yogurt a …

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George Kimbrell – The Sordid Tale of Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Bentgrass, the Dangerous Grass That Never Dies

Earlier this month, the Department of Agriculture quietly greenlighted the first-ever genetically engineered grass. The GE creeping bentgrass, a product of Monsanto and Scotts, is genetically engineered to be immune to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. You may not have heard of it, but GE grass has quite a horror-film backstory. Once destined for golf courses nationwide, Monsanto first petitioned USDA for …

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iEat Green – Amanda Terillo, Registered Dietician – 12.15.16

Amanda Terillo is a Registered Dietitian practicing in Central Virginia. Throughout her career she has worked with clients who had various medical issues nsuch as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, renal disease, liver disease, cancer, diabetes and weight management. Amanda does not believe in diets, but in creating eating habits that fit into your lifestyle for long-term success. She helps …

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Survey Reveals Americans Don’t Trust Scientists On GMOs

A new survey from the Pew Research Center of 1,480 people shows that many Americans don’t trust GMOs, or scientists, for that matter. Well, people don’t really see the purported benefits of GMOs, at least. [1] Generally speaking, Republicans and Democrats have some vastly different attitudes about climate change, but that’s not the case with genetically modified organisms. According to …

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Ask The Blood Detective – Franken Foods – Controversy Lies And Your Health By Dr. Michael Wald, DC, M.D., Board Certified Nutritionist – 12.01

Dr. WALD has decided to present a different topic for next week called: Franken foods – the dangers of genetically modified foods. Dr. Weil to be reached at Integrated nutrition of Mount Kisco 914-242-8844 or via email at: info at Integrated nutrition NY.com.

Christopher James Marshall – Small-House Kitchen Design Ideas

If you’re the one who cooks and your partner is the one who washes and builds, be sure to let it be known that you want a fully function small-house kitchen. You want track lights to focus on the work-space, a vent fan to remove vapors, have several ways to cook, a full-size refrigerator and freezer, and of course the …

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Robin Marri Miller – How To Make Deodorant, Toothpaste, Shaving Cream & Hand Soap With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is labeled as a superfood, and for excellent reason. Considered the “tree of life” in much of India, the Philippines, Southeast Asia and other tropical locations, the coconut tree can now be found in more than 75 countries throughout the world. But for the modern homesteader, coconut oil has more uses than just for cooking. Read more