Monthly Archives: January 2014

Do you want to know where your food comes from?

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Action alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

Farm Bill Update: Proposed NAFTA label would undermine Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)!

Congress continues to get closer to a final Farm Bill, and word is that Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is in trouble. We need your help!

The latest proposal to undermine COOL would allow meatpackers to put “product of North America” on the label, replacing labels that actually identify a meat product’s country of origin. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) did many things – many of them bad -but it did not create a new country! Simply put, a NAFTA label is not COOL.

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WAPF Regional Wise Traditions Conference in Houston, March 29-30

WAPF 2013 DinnerHouston is lucky this year! The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) has chosen Houston to be the location of one of their two regional conferences for 2014. The WAPF has one major international conference each year (last one was in Atlanta, November 2013) and two regional conferences. We don’t need to travel far to hear national speakers and learn more about eating traditional foods to promote good health.

The Houston Regional Wise Traditions Conference will be at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport March 29-30, 2014.

Although there is much more to come, here is the information we have now about the program and the speakers.

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Green Gate Farms CSA Winter Shares Begins

Green Gate Farms logoIf you live in the Austin, Texas area, here’s news from Green Gate Farms:

Winter Shares Begin Next Week – Join Us

January 2014

After the holiday season of sweets and feasts, we are ready for something different. Here at the farm, our bodies are craving things that crunch and have a bite — sharp arugula, tangy broccoli, crisp white turnips, bright carrots, crunchy lettuce, shredded cabbage. Bring on the flavors of winter in Central Texas!

If you’re ready for a change too, we’re here to help. Our organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program begins next week. This means 75* lucky members will receive a small share of what our fields produce each week until mid-March.

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Congress is getting close to a deal on the Farm Bill — it’s time to speak up again!

FARFA_wilderness_logoAction alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

After many delays, it looks like Congress is getting close to a final version of the Farm Bill. We’ve been told that the conference committee has agreed on the broad framework. The final negotiations will include several issues that we’ve worked on: Country of Origin Labeling, fair markets for livestock farmers, and food safety regulations.

Even if you have called before, please call again to make sure your voice is heard on these issues! You can find out who to call and what to say in the Take Action section below.

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