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Monthly Archives: July 2013
On August 17th, Houston Real Food Nutrition is hosting a showing of Genetic Roulette The Gamble of Our Lives, which was produced by the Institute for Responsible Technology. Following the movie there will be a discussion of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and a question and answer session. If you want to learn more about GMOs–What are they? How are they engineered? What are the potential health risks?–please join us to watch the film and ask questions following the movie. For more information, see the post on Real Food Houston.
Action Alert from the Weston A. Price Foundation:
LINDNER BISON URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP!
After 10 years of trying to find affordable cold storage in L.A. County, on Sunday 7/14 Lindner Bison was banned from selling in farmers markets. Verny Grajeda, the inspector issuing the ban, must personally approve any new storage location. Until he does, Lindner bison cannot sell in LA farmers markets. Further Mr. Grajeda has indicated legal action against Lindner Bison.
Announcement from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:
Saturday, September 7, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
To kick-start P3 – Paleo, Polyface, PorkFest, renowned Paleo chefs will fire up the grills, ovens and slow-cookers to tickle your tastebuds and vie for your vote. Play hard to get as they ply you with bacon-studded morsels in their race to be crowned the first Princess of Pork or Baron of Bacon.
Action alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
We fought hard for the Tester-Hagan amendment to exempt small-scale, direct-marketing farms from the most burdensome aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This exemption is essential to the continued vitality of the local foods movement.
Now the FDA is proposing rules that make it very easy for the agency to force even small-scale farmers to comply with the extensive, burdensome FSMA regulations, and all but impossible for such farmers to protect themselves.
Under the proposed rules, if the FDA decides to revoke the Tester-Hagan exemption and force a small-scale, direct-marketing farmer to comply with the new federal requirements:
Announcement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
We hope you will join us for this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 22-23 in Bastrop, Texas.
This is an exciting time, with local local and sustainable food becoming a hot topic at both the state and national level. We have important opportunities to change the policies that govern our food system, but we need people – farmers, food producers, chefs, and consumers – who understand the issues and are willing to speak up.
News from the Weston A. Price Foundation:
WISE TRADITIONS 2013
Fourteenth International Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation
Sheraton Downtown Atlanta Hotel – Atlanta, Georgia
CURING THE INCURABLE:
Holistic Therapies for Chronic Disease
Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10
Plus special activities Thursday, November 7 and Monday, November 11
Thursday: Chapter Leader Meeting and FTCLDF Workshop and FundRAISER Dinner
Monday: Farm Tour; Workshops on: Homeopathy, Cooking, Movement & Raw Milk
Click here for details
What’s happening FRIDAY:
Choose from five exceptional tracks.
News release from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:
Falls Church, VA—( GlobeNewswire )The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through the Michigan Attorney General, is asking the judge hearing Mark Baker’s case to fine him $700,000. DNR believes Mark has 70 “illegal pigs” being raised in violation of an invasive species order (ISO). Possession of prohibited swine carries penalties of up to two years in jail and fines of up to $10,000 per violation, so the state is asking for the maximum fine allowed under the law for raising what the state deems the wrong breed of pig.
News Release from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Files Appeal in Wisconsin Raw Milk Case
Falls Church, VA–July 3, 2013–The absolute right to private, unregulated, direct trade with a local raw milk producer is being fully tested in the heart of “America’s Dairyland.” The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund decided to appeal the jury verdict of farmer Vernon Hershberger in the recent case, State of Wisconsin [Plaintiff] v. Vernon Hershberger [Defendant]. The appeal was filed in District IV of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Likely, the case will be reviewed by a three-judge panel.