Food Revolution Summit April 27-May 5

Looks like a great resource for nutrition news and apparently it’s all online.  So you can hear great speakers, learn stuff, be empowered to control your health and be sitting in your underwear on your couch.  What could be better?  

Go to www.foodrevolution.org and register to view talks by great food people like Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Hyman, Mayor Cory Booker, Mark Bittman (NY Times), Dr. Joel Fuhrman.  Sustainability, nutrition, healthy eating, growing, the whole shmear.

I wrote “shmear”. Makes me think of bagels. NO BAGELS! I’ll go get a salad, don’t worry I’ll get over it. 

Monsanto – Satan or Hitler, you decide

Okay, didn’t hear anything about this one. Monsanto gets immunity if any of its Frankenfoods turns out to make flipper babies.

Slipped into the Agricultural Appropriations Bill, which passed through Congress last week, was a small provision that’s a big deal for Monsanto and its opponents. The provision protects genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks and has thus been dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act” by activists who oppose the biotech giant.

The other issue is that it was a backhanded deal stuck into a bill that was vote don eagerly to avoid a government shut down. The Monsanto lobbyists must have been Mwahhhhhaing all day long that they slipped this past everybody.  On the other, because the spending provisions are temporary, the law only lasts 6 months. Time for people to act. 

About the Farmer’s protests and what you can do:

http://www.inquisitr.com/591630/farmers-protest-monsanto-protection-act-at-white-house/

The article on Salon:

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/27/how_the_monsanto_protection_act_snuck_into_law/