The Last Organic Outpost is a hidden gem in the 5th ward of North Houston. As you drive into the small neighborhood there is nothing to prepare you as you turn into this 2 acre lot full of warm, healthy soil, budding plants, thriving bees and caring hands. Walking into this place is like walking into a different world leaving the hustle and bustle of the city on your heals, awaiting your return. But for at least a little while, you are a farmer. Caring for your crops, clearing weeds, tending to the bees, cleaning and organizing the property, and preparing for another harvest. You’re greeted with smiles and handshakes from Joe, the head farmer, and appreciation from all the other volunteers that keep this amazing place going. Read more...
Demystifying butter! How to make butter (and whip cream) with a mason jar.
Ever since my girlfriend told me I could make whip cream really easily with my KitchenAid (and simultaneously my husband got an espresso machine!) I’ve been popping out batches to go with fruit and cappuccinos all week. Then she said, well, you know if you whip a little longer, it becomes butter…
Hmmm… worth a shot! Read more...
Action Alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
What happens when the government approves new herbicide-resistant GMO crops?
The use of that herbicide skyrockets.
We’ve seen it happen with Roundup-resistant crops, and now we face a tidal wave of 2,4-D spraying. The impact would be inescapable. This toxic herbicide can volatilize and travel for miles, killing and stunting non-GMO crops with no way for the farmers to protect themselves.
In addition to destroying non-GMO crops, 2,4-D has also been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, and reproductive problems. Read more...
Posted in Action Alerts, Agriculture, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, Farming, Food Safety, Health, USDA
Tagged alerts, FARFA, health, herbicides, pesticides
Learn about the benefits of cod liver oil and enter the drawing to win one of the products from Green Pasture! Green Pasture are the makers of Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Blue Ice Royal High Vitamin Butter Oil.
According to Dr. Chris Masterjohn, an expert on fat soluble vitamins, cod liver oil is an excellent source of nutrients essential to our health. The next meeting of Houston Real Food Nutrition on July 12th will show his presentation, Cod Liver Oil, Our Number One Superfood. Read more...
Action alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
What’s wrong with genetically engineered crops? There’s a long list of problems, from corporate control of our seed supply to unknown human health effects.
One of the key problems is that the vast majority of GMO crops are engineered to withstand repeated applications of toxic herbicides. That means more chemical usage with these crops, resulting in environmental damage and human health problems.
Now the biotech and chemical industry want to take it to the next level, and sell crops engineered to resist applications of the herbicide 2,4-D — one half of the toxic Agent Orange mixture. 2,4-D has been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption, and reproductive problems. Read more...
The Weston A. Price Foundation has released more detailed information about the Wise Traditions 2014 Conference:
WISE TRADITIONS 2014
Fifteenth International Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation
JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana
FOCUS ON FOOD
Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9
Plus special activities Thursday, November 6 and Monday, November 10
Thursday: Chapter Leader Meeting and Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Dinner
Monday: Farm Tour plus seminars on Homeopathy, Health, Cooking, Movement & Raw Milk
Click here for conference details
or call (540) 722-7104
FORTY SPEAKERS – See speaker details Read more...
Alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
Have you owned at least one head of cattle in the last 12 months? You have a voice in whether you should be required to pay more taxes on cattle sales! The Big Beef industry wants to double the tax that cattle owners pay for every sale of their animals.
Even if you didn’t own cattle, you can still help us by spreading the word.
Voting starts today, June 2, through Friday, June 6! TODAY is the last day to a request a mail-in ballot. Click here for details on how to vote. Read more...
We are a world obsessed with sugar. This sweet food has had us in its grips for over 10,000 years. Whether it’s a sweet pastry, a sugary drink, or a loaf of bread we are bombarded by sugar at every turn. Even though your “sugar beast” may be winning the war right now, I’ll share some tips to help tame it and take back control of your health.
How did we get here? Read more...
Update from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:
It’s been another busy session for raw milk legislation in the state legislatures. A number of bills have been introduced that would legalize or expand raw milk sales or distribution. No legislation has passed yet, but there is still a chance in several states where legislatures will be in session until later in the year. Read more from the FTCLDF . . .
Announcement from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:
Food Rights Hour
Episode 16: Protecting Local Foods
With guest host Michelle Ray
In this episode, Michelle Ray interviews traditional foods teaching chef, Monica Corrado; Farmageddon filmmaker, Kristin Canty; and FTCLDF President and attorney, Pete Kennedy, Esq.
You’ll hear… Read more...
- How FTCLDF helps local food communities, including chefs, farmers, and consumers
- Why chefs like Monica support FTCLDF’s work
- Why Kristin made the FTCLDF-inspired film, Farmageddon
- How FTCLDF helps make the regulatory climate as favorable as possible for local food
- Legislative updates in Virginia, Michigan, and Illinois