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

Saving Seeds Saves Lives.

What Indian farmers (my two dear friends)  are saying about Seed Freedom at their A-Z of Organic agriculture course at Navdanya. SEED FREEDOM NOW! "If we don't have our own seeds and have to purchase them, we will have to spend a lot of money.  We have to take loans to pay for them, and... Continue Reading →

Week 3, Bhoomi!

A-Z of Organic Agriculture, 2012- Week 3, Bhoomi Bhoomi week was an incredible celebration of women in Defense of the Earth at the Navdanya farm in the third week of the A-Z of Organic Agriculture course. The class is so grateful to the brilliant minds of Dr. Vandana Shiva, Frances Moore Lappe, Jean Grossholtz, Winona LaDuke,... Continue Reading →

Week Two, Living Soil!

Navdanya A-Z of Organic Agriculture Course, 2012 Week Two, Living Soil: Living soil week was an education in the magnificence of our Earth’s precious soil.  Dr. Hari Raj Singh kicked off the week with a soil lesson that left everyone with a genuine reverence for the complex elements of the soil, the foundation of our food.Dr.... Continue Reading →

Week One, Living Seed!

Navdanya A-Z of Organic Agriculture Week One, Living Seed: As we complete our first of four weeks at the Navdanya A-Z of Organic Agriculture course, let us say how grateful we are to Dr. Salvatore Ceccarelli for honoring us with his expertise in Participatory Plant Breeding.  A true seed guru, Dr. Ceccarelli explained how this method, left in the... Continue Reading →

Farmer’s Markets For All!

With a stopover in California for a few months, I have learned of the states relatively recently adopted (late 2010) food assistance program, CalFresh. This is California's own name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAPS), formerly known as the food stamps program.  Nationwide, long gone is the stigmatized booklet of stamps. Instead, EBT (electronic benefit transfer) credit... Continue Reading →

Loophole of the ethically worst kind.

"It's no longer legal to feed cattle to cattle, but rendered cattle are fed to chickens, and chicken droppings and spilled feed are rendered back into cattle feed." Loophole of the ethically worst kind. All I'm saying is... Mad Cow Disease Investigation: USDA Quarantines Two Farms, Offspring Euthanized  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/mad-cow-disease-investigation_n_1477400.html?ref=food By TRACIE CONE 05/02/12 07:11 PM ET... Continue Reading →

The fairest fashion, GMO-free clothing.

Navdanya, ABCHome, and Fibres of Freedom have come together to sell clothing that directly impacts the lives of women who farm the land in India, GMO-free. Go to ABCHome  (online or at their NYC store ) to purchase and show your support. At FIBRES OF FREEDOM™ we believe that simple style can be elegant AND good for the planet and for... Continue Reading →

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