Why you want to use only organic herbs and spices

 

 

Why you want to use only organic herbs and spices

 

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White Chocolate Coconut Almond Fat Bombs

White Chocolate Coconut Almond Fat Bombs

I’ve been low carb/ gluten free for over six years now and I am recently trying to up my healthy fats. Fat bombs are a great way to do that and they’re very satisfying as well. This is a mix of a few recipes I found and it’s really good. Once they’re solid and cut in pieces you can store them in the fridge or even in the freezer for when you really need a snack.

Ingredients

1/2 cup organic cocoa/cacao butter, finely chopped and melted

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Gluten Free Cheesecake Bars

 

Cheesecake Crumb Bars

 

This is adapted from a recipe from Carolyn Ketchum. She has a great blog, All Day I dream about Food and a new cookbook coming out, link below. I’ve switched up the recipe a bit and it’s easy to make and delicious as well.

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Great Info from Jeffrey Smith

Monsanto’s Army of Online Bullies

by Jeffrey Smith

There are hundreds, possibly thousands of them—paid to bully, shame, and endlessly argue with anyone posting a comment deriding GMOs or pesticides. And when a high-profile person stands up to Monsanto’s technology, watch out. The trolls swarm in and gang up.

Take Marion Nestle, for example. When a GMO propaganda film called Food Evolution purposely quoted her out of context, she demanded that her 10-second clip be removed. Nestle’s blog was then ambushed with 870 comments by Monsanto’s minions, forcing her to block all comments from her site, Food Politics.

The presence of a troll army was revealed during the on-going lawsuit against Monsanto over the cancer-causing properties of their herbicide Roundup.  The lawyers wrote:

“Monsanto even started the aptly-named “Let Nothing Go” program to leave nothing, not even Facebook comments, unanswered; through a series of third parties, it employs individuals who appear to have no connection to the industry, who in turn post positive comments on news articles and Facebook posts, defending Monsanto, its chemicals, and GMOs.”

Scientists Attacked

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The Corporation

This is part one, but you can watch it all, in chapters on YouTube and it’s worth seeing. Relates to the GMO issue as well.

Mom

 

Seeds of Death Documentary

This is a few years old but really worth watching and you can watch the complete movie for free here or on YouTube. Mom

Great American Farm Tour

I’ve been watching the great YouTube videos from Justin Rhodes and family.  They are traveling around the country visiting farms and gardens all over the country.  You will learn a lot and be entertained as well.  Enjoy!

 

The Legacy of Monsanto’s PCBs: Oozing Pus, Birth Defects and Immune Problems

The Legacy of Monsanto’s PCBs: Oozing Pus, Birth Defects and Immune Problems

New Bedford Harbor, MA, pictured on November 25, 2006. In 1983, New Bedford Harbor was declared a Superfund site, heavily contaminated with PCBs.New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, pictured on November 25, 2006. In 1983, New Bedford Harbor was declared a Superfund site, heavily contaminated with PCBs. (Photo: Jack Letourneau / Flickr)

The people of New Bedford, Massachusetts, have always been tough. When New Bedford was the whaling capital of the world, seven men would hop into a 25-foot rowboat to chase — and harpoon up close — furious 50-foot whales weighing 85 tons. After petroleum replaced whale oil around 1900, New Bedford workers then kept 70 textile mills humming day and night. After textiles moved away, from the 1940s onward New Bedford supplied the world with electric gear. But when those factories began to close in the 1960s, they left behind some awful secrets — 572 chemically poisoned plots of land within the city’s 24 square miles, including land where unsuspecting townspeople built two public schools. In the early 1980s, local people learned that their prized harbor — all 18,000 acres of it, including its bounty of fish and lobsters — had been rendered dangerously toxic by factory wastes. In 1983, New Bedford Harbor, the mouth of the Acushnet River, was declared a Superfund site, heavily contaminated with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). This small city reeled. To many, the combination of unemployment and toxic waste seemed insurmountable.

PCBs are a family of 209 industrial poisons known to harm humans at extremely low levels of exposure. PCBs cause cancer, diabetes, birth defects, liver disease and high blood pressure — and they disrupt the nervous, hormonal and immune systems, giving rise to a broad array of other problems. A few of the 209 PCBs are thought to pose a toxic threat even more potent than dioxin.

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Dr. Thierry Vrain, Former Pro-GMO Scientist, Speaks Up Against Glyphosate

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

I started making these around the holidays. I tried a number of recipes and tweaked them a bit to come up with this. I store them in canning jars, on the counter and they are usually gone within a week. Everyone loves them.

Ingredients:

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