Saturday, March 10, 2007

Let's hear more of this!

The folks over at True Food have alerted us to this story. The Memphis Commercial appeal is reporting that one of the key patents Monsanto holds has been rejected! Yay! Go over to the link and read all about it. You may want to contact Bill Freese over at CFS and thank him for his work on our behalf!

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Something to add to pineapple mania

I couldn't believe my eyes! This is a must buy for spring! I can only imagine the wonderful crunchy carmely bits on an individual cake! Mt friend Grettir will just have to pick one of these up. Or maybe Kate, good friend that she is, should pick it up for him as a gift! I am sure he'd agree.
Think of all the parties you could use this for! I know I get invited to luaus all the time nd this would be the perfect dish to bring. The pan is made by Nordicware and I found it for sale at Kitchen Krafts and at It was $31.95 - $32.00 kind of pricey.

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This is an example of how it's done

How, you may ask, is it that the government allows large conglomerates, who are in control of the food supply, to genentically modify food? It's not so easy as this, but it could be said that they use divide and conquer methodology.

The USDA makes rulings. The FDA makes rulings. If you work the system well enough, getting to know the right individuals, you can get both agencies to sign off on your requests. Of course, there are lobbiests and lots of money involved in the process too.

Case in point: Rice farming. The USDA has just recently approved a request to grow genetically modified rice crops in Kansas. It's a slippery slope we're on for certain. Natural contamination occurs. Honest hard working farmers, suffer.

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