Is There Engine Fuel on Your Almonds??

I'm always interested in what is going on in the food industry, for example with the FDA shutting down probiotics companies and raiding raw milk farms, police squelching lemonade stands, people going to jail for drinking raw milk, and more.Now, there's gassed almonds?  What's wrong with this picture?Everything.Did you know that the "raw almonds" in the grocery store, health food store, ...Read The Full Post

Is Costco’s Coconut Oil Junk? Or the Real Deal?

Do you shop at Costco?  More and more Costco has great deals on whole foods and gluten-free products and our family has enjoyed taking advantage of the savings at this "big box giant".But have you seen their great deal on coconut oil?We use coconut oil for everything - from homemade moisturizer to gluten-free baking to homemade popcorn, so we go through a ton of it.I saw Costco's ...Read The Full Post

Nutrasweet in Milk–With No Label? Find Out What’s Really Going On

Over the past week, there's been a real buzz in the whole foodie blog realm about the government's apparent push to add Nutrasweet (aspartame) to milk--with no labeling.No label for Nutrasweet in milk?  You've got to be kidding me.How could the government add anything to milk without putting it on the label?I read several posts, including posts from The Healthy Home Economist and ...Read The Full Post

Could You Go To Jail for Drinking Raw Milk?

It's been a rough few weeks for me.My oldest son's anxiety Finding a tick embedded in my youngest son's head while in church Dealing with horrible fatigue supposedly from detox symptoms.As a result, I've been taking a bit of a blogging break.I have a lot to catch up on due to the "diversions", but I must say that I read about this raw milk mess this morning in this post on food ...Read The Full Post

Top 10 Posts of 2011 (Kitchen Tips, Health, Food Freedom and More!)

So here is my final "Top 10" post of the year.I have to say, these have been a lot of fun.It was so neat seeing what interested you all!Anyway, I already shared the Top 10 Recipe Posts and the Top 10 DIY / "Make Your Own" Posts, and these are well, the others :-).  Everything from autism to food freedom to kitchen tips.I really hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them ...Read The Full Post

SWAT Team Raids Rawesome Raw Milk | Must See Video!!

The United States' government's war on food took another step in the wrong direction when Rawesome Foods, a private food buying club in Venice, CA, was invaded yesterday by an armed SWAT team.Who was arrested? -  James Stewart, the owner of Rawesome -  Victoria Bloch, volunteer Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader of Los Angeles (apparently a part-time worker at Rawesome), and -  ...Read The Full Post

Police and Lemonade Stands – A Tale of Two Cities

Two lemonade stands.  Two governments.  Two different outcomes.Big government leads to a lot of bad things.  One of them is big spending and another is too much control.If you read my posts on the FDA being poised to ban supplements, or my other post on how the FDA is shutting down natural supplement companies while allowing the supplementing of our chickens with arsenic, then you know ...Read The Full Post

Mother Threatened with Jail Time for Planting Vegetables

  Jail time for planting a vegetable garden in your front lawn?  This is a definite possibility for a mother in Oak Park, Michigan.  The government authorities there have some real concerns over her front yard raised bed garden and claim it violates community standards.But is this just another example of government intruding on individual liberties? ...Read The Full Post

FDA Poised to Ban Supplements in the US

Well, the FDA is at it again.Recently, I wrote a post describing how the FDA has been pressuring natural product companies to stop making health claims about their products.They are seizing products, making demands on natural health care providers and supplement companies, and shutting down websites.Well, the situation appears to be getting even more dire. ...Read The Full Post

Don’t Take Probiotics. Try Arsenic Instead!!

Did you perhaps misread the title of my post?No, you didn't.And it isn't me who is giving you this advice.It is your government.And what does this have to do with chickens?  Read on.Basically, for a long time, but seemingly at a much more feverish pace over the past few weeks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been in the news forthreatening companies that sell ...Read The Full Post