LET'S BE GMO CLEAR! There is no GMO tomato on the US market today! I repeat. There is no GMO tomato on the US market today. To write so, as many misinformed bloggers and writers do, only confuses and misleads readers and consumers, while seed companies like Monsanto, Dow, and J.R. Simplot, to name a few, elate... Continue Reading →

One Bad Apple?

In case you have not heard, the USDA has recently approved the first Genetically Engineered apple. It's called the "Arctic Apple." Now, remember, organic apples are not Genetically Engineered, or "GMOs."  Yet, soon, conventional farmers everywhere will have the option to grow and sell  the Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties of Okanagan’s non-browning “Arctic” apple. Let's get geeky. So... Continue Reading →

Meet your “Agriprenuer”!

This is Kevin Muno, agroforestry farmer with a passionate reverence and ethic for the land. What could we love more, right!  Kevin is founder of Montado Farms, and is embarking on a proposed restoration agriculture farm modeled after the oak savanna biome of the Mediterranean California climate. His Kickstarter campaign is almost near it's goal... Continue Reading →

In solidarity, #ItAintOverI522

As we await the final count from Washington states GMO labeling prop I-522, I feel it timely to repost my article from early this year,  "From Agent Orange to GMO’s in Vietnam." The politics of GMO's/GE's  have local and global implications that are grossly imbedded in deep pockets and an imbalance of social power. In solidarity... Continue Reading →

STOP the Monsanto Protection Act.

Because I eat... BREAKING NEWS! Senate Could Strike the “Monsanto Protection Act” - Contact Your Senators Today! - From the Center for Food Safety "Thanks to your calls and emails, and the leadership in the Senate, today Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, will propose an alternative short term government funding bill... Continue Reading →

Natural Foods Expo West

Today is the first day of the massive gathering of natural food products here in Anahiem, CA. Natural? Organic? Local? I know! It's daunting. Non-GMO Verified is trending like wildfire here. This is incredible and inspiring.  Yet, I will say, I do see a reduction in the USDA certified organic label. Thankfully, the ingredients are still organic in many of these cases.... Continue Reading →

Consumers Unite! Yes on prop 37.

Consumers unite for fair food! Tell a Californian to Vote yes on prop 37 to label GMO's on food packaging. What a precedence this will set for the entire US in the name of consumer equity and food justice. What we do not know can hurt us. -Karen Nation

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