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Registration Now Open for Farm & Food Leadership Conference

Farm and Food Leadership Conference 2017Announcement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

Find out how YOU can make a difference for the future of local agriculture.

Join us at the 11th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference, September 24-26, in McKinney, Texas!

Get the latest news about sustainable farming and local foods while you connect with others who are as passionate as you are about these issues.

Take advantage of Early Bird rates

by registering now! 

Don’t miss the keynote address by international leader in sustainable agriculture Fred Kirschenmann!

Hear other top speakers on important issues, including:

  • On-farm food safety.
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2015 Farm and Food Leadership Conference – September 25 – 26, 2015

Want to get the latest news about sustainable farming and local foods?  Connect with other people who are passionate about these issues?  Be able to make a difference for the future of local agriculture?

Then join us at this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 25-26 in Bryan/ College Station, Texas!

CLICK HERE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration has been extended to August 25, so register now!

Hear top speakers on hot issues:

  • Farm-to-School Programs and Beyond
  • Genetically Engineered Crops
  • The Threats to Bees
  • The Future of Water in Texas
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GMO Labeling needs your help on Capitol Hill

Action alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

While grassroots efforts to require labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs) are gaining momentum, Big Food and the biotech companies like Monsanto are trying to block your right to know what’s in your food.

These companies are backing a federal bill, HR 4432, that would:

  • Prevent states from adopting their own GMO labeling laws.
  • Block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GMO ingredients.
  • Prevent the FDA from requiring companies to label GMO ingredients and instead continue a failed “voluntary” labeling policy.
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Farm & Food Leadership Conference: Don’t miss early registration, program lineup

FARFA_wilderness_logoAnnouncement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

We hope you will join us for this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 15-16 in Bastrop, Texas. Hear the latest news on the laws and regulations that govern our food supply, connect with others who are passionate about our food system, and get the tools you need to make a difference in the coming year!

CLICK HERE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Registration fees will go up on August 1, so register today to save money!

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Do you want to be kept in the dark about your food?

Action alert from the Weston A. Price Foundation:

HR 4432- GMO Labeling Laws

The biotech companies and Big Food are trying to block your right to know whether the food you’re eating contains genetically modified organisms (GMO).

With their anti-labeling allies such as Monsanto and Dow, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has convinced Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill, HR 4432, which would:

  • Prevent states from adopting their own GMO labeling laws.
  • Block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GMO ingredients.
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Tell USDA “NO” to non-browning GMO apples – submit your comments online!

Action alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

The biotech industry keeps promising to solve major problems, from world hunger to malnutrition. Instead, they’ve given us herbicide-resistant and pesticide-producing crops, increasing Americans’ exposure to toxic chemicals. And guess what’s the latest genetically engineered crop that’s heading for your plate? Apples that never turn brown.

Like all genetically engineered crops, these new apples have not been proven safe for human consumption. Even worse, they use a troubling new genetic engineering technique, which has even greater potential side effects for the environment and human health. The genetically modified

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How to get started with a Traditional, Real Food diet

This post is republished from Real Food Houston:

You may have decided that you need to improve your diet. You may have health problems that you hope will improve if you eat better. Maybe someone in your family who is concerned with your health has encouraged you to change your diet. Whatever the reason, you want to learn how to eat better. This post is especially for those who want to change their diet but aren’t sure how to get started.

WHY YOU SHOULD EAT A TRADITIONAL, REAL FOOD DIET

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Houston Real Food Nutrition Hosts Showing of the Movie Genetic Roulette

Genetic Roulette the MovieOn 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.

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Call Your Representative to Oppose the GMO Riders

An action alert from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

On the heels of the “Monsanto rider” inserted into the House Agriculture Appropriations Bill a few weeks ago, the Biotech industry managed to insert several more damaging provisions into the House version of the Farm Bill.

Together, these GMO industry-promoting provisions override judicial review of GMO crops found to have been approved illegally, gut any real review by the USDA of new GMO crops, and create a forced backdoor approval of “Agent Orange” corn and other currently pending GMO crops. There is even a provision to establish, for the first time, a policy recognizing “allowable” levels of GMO contamination in our food.

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Update: Farm Bill, the lawsuit against Monsanto, and more!

News from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

This week has been an extremely busy one, with FARFA working hard to protect our farms and our food at every level.

Below are brief updates on the Farm Bill, the lawsuit against Monsanto, Animal ID, and Texas cottage foods.

Farm Bill News

Thank you for calling to support local livestock producers and small-scale processors! A portion of the Pingree Amendment was adopted by the Agriculture Committee. As adopted, the provision directs the USDA, in cooperation with processors and producers, to report within 12 months on what needs to be done to meet the needs of small-scale processors. The agency is also directed to develop a system for electronically approving labels. Although much less than originally proposed, this provision provides the first step towards addressing the barriers to small-scale meat processing.

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