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“Raw Milk Mommies” to demonstrate at FDA

Moms do not appreciate the government telling them how to feed their children and restricting their access to what they feel is a healthful food. On November 1, 2011, mothers from around the country will protest outside the Food and Drug Administration building in Silver Spring, Maryland to protest the FDA’s restriction on the purchase of raw milk across state lines. According to a press release from The...

D.C. to host world premiere of film about war on family farms

If you consider yourself a locavore, a supporter of family farms, or just a parent concerned about your children’s health and the future of the planet they will inherit, be sure not to miss the world premiere of Farmageddon–the Unseen War on American Family Farms, a mom-created film that documents the FDA’s raids on small¬† farms. For more information about the film and its D.C. run, see the the...

Rally for Food and Farm Freedom brings a cow to the Capitol!

What a great day to celebrate food choice — and to protest the government’s efforts to curtail those choices. The sun shone brightly today at Upper Senate Park for the rally to protest the arrest of an Amish farmer selling raw milk. It was inspiring to see so many Real Food and raw milk supporters turn out, including so many with babies and children! As Weston A. Price Foundation founder Sally Fallon...

Just take those sugary characters off the shelf

Long before I’d even come close to letting my son watch a Clifford video, his eyes lit up at the big red dog on the Cascadian Farms cereal box. Come to think of it, that was probably even before I ever let him eat any cereal. (Any cereal always been gluten-free and character-free, and I’ve stopped buying boxes, now making my own granola from soaked GF oats. But I digress.) The point is, even if you...

Food dyes: FDA misses the opportunity to help children

I was so excited to hear that the FDA was taking on the issue of food dyes and considering banning them or requiring a warning label. People deserve to be protected from foods that cause such havoc in young brains. Unfortunately, the FDA voted 8 to 6 last week not to ban artificial food dyes or to require that products containing them warn of a possible risk of ADHD. At least the FDA recommended that further...

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