Do we eat genetically modified (GE) foods? The quick answer is: almost certainly. Remember that the vast majority of US corn and soy come from GE seed, and that these crops are generally used as feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, or otherwise used in the many processed foods found in grocery store aisles. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the US and is most commonly used to feed dairy cows and beef cattle. So, if you drink milk, eat beef, enjoy the occasional slice of bacon with your breakfast, order chicken in your Caesar salad or ever indulge in processed foods, cereals and desserts with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, THEN GE crops are most certainly a part of your food chain. How’s that make you feel? What’s worse, you can’t be sure when you eat them or in what form, because there is no requirement to label foods with GE ingredients.
Part I: OBAMA ADMIN’S new mission to squash “burdensome” regulation & play nice with BIG Farm businesses CREATES frenzy green-lighting genetically engineered crops
FarmAID.com — Just weeks into the new year, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the full deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa—a genetically engineered crop variety designed to withstand Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The move gave the OK for commercial planting to take place this spring without restrictions. A week later, USDA announced the deregulation [...]
Buffalo, WYO – The Gilead Fire, ignited by a lightning strike back on August 14th just 10 miles NW of Buffalo is not 50% contained according to Incident Commander Geoff Bell. The area of the fire, however, is at 6,350 acres of steep barely passable terrain. Experts say it will not be finally and fully [...]
Wasting food is bad for US Family Economy: For the average US household of four, food waste dumps $1,350 to $2,275 of our food budget down the drain each year! Wasting food is bad for our waistlines, too. Research shows that people unintentionally eat more calories when they’re faced with larger portions. This translates into a lot of extra — unneeded and unwanted — calories (and pounds).
Families in Wyoming and this region are still hurting economically so we decided to see if we could help in some typical areas where expenses run high but are consumer items that are important to our quality of life: Food, health (we’ll be looking at preventive and dental solutions separately), cellphones and, of course, TV programming. We think the Mini Solution can save the average family about $5000 cash a year – that’s $5000 more clams in YOUR POCKET each and every year from making these simple (but not always easy changes)!