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NAFTA and The Fourth World War

In 1994 when Canada, US and Mexico first signed NAFTA into being, Subcommandante Marcos and the Zapatistas rose up to defend the little they had left. They have been fighting ever since. In my book Subcommandante Marcos is the original Anon. Slowly, but more rapidly now, the rest of us are waking up to the reality surrounding us. Last year was a good year for that, what with Wikileaks and the Occupy movements raising awareness exponentially. 2012 is already off on a good foot with dirt coming out left and right on the greedy elite.

What we are currently witnessing is the near completion of the 30 or 50 year plan dreamed up by narrow-minded and greedy men decades ago. This grand plan was put in place in order to centralise control of resources to the nth degree. Unfortunately, this destructive and mindless machine will roll onward down it’s predetermined road, no matter the cost to itself or anyone else. It will not be easy to stop, and it doesn’t know how to listen.

Good Vs Ineffective Probiotics

Good Vs Ineffective Probiotics

Michael Larsen is the father of twins, one of whom was diagnosed with Autism in 2008. After implementing the Body Ecology diet along with plenty of young coconut water kefir their daughter, Tula, is now fully recovered and living a full and healthy life. Michael and his wife, Holly, founded the ...

Kombucha Challenge 2012

Kombucha Challenge 2012

I've had kombucha on the brain for a while now, but things have been so nutty I haven't been able to keep up with posting lately at all, please forgive me. I have had a rather kombucha-filled Christmas and the New Year looks to be full of kombucha cheer as well with Kombucha Kamp's annual Kombucha R ...

Wave Of Suicides Among Indian Farmers

Wave Of Suicides Among Indian Farmers

Alex Rossi, India correspondent reports on the most recent surge of suicides in India. This has been going on for more than a decade now. I remember how shocked I was when I first learned of this terrible situation, since then it has only gotten worse. Monsanto and other corporations in the Big Ag w ...

Monsanto’s Broccoli Patent

Monsanto’s Broccoli Patent

In case you hadn't heard about this latest Monsanto trick: Patent on Broccoli will not be revoked European Patent Office (EPO) canceled a public hearing on the controversial patent on a broccoli in October. The broccoli protected by the patent EP1069819 was derived by conventional breeding m ...

Homogenization – Manipulated ‘Milk’ and the Loss of the Creamline

Homogenization – Manipulated ‘Milk’ and the Loss of the Creamline

With all the fuss going on lately about raw milk, it is a good idea to have a look at the history of the dairy industry and how we have gotten to this point. Let's call it part two of our Factory Farm History 101. Read the first part here about distillery dairies in New York. This is taken from Anne ...

Microbes Play crucial role in human health

Microbes Play crucial role in human health

Every day I see more information coming out about the amazing variety of ways in which beneficial microbes assist the human body in healing, absorbing nutrients, functioning, interacting, and much more. Our relationship with these tiny organisms is so intricately twined that we still have a long ...

Meeru Dhalwala Speaks out for Food Freedom

Meeru Dhalwala Speaks out for Food Freedom

New Westminster November 2nd rally for food freedom. Meeru Dhalwala of www.vijs.ca reminds us all how silly this situation is. Canada is one of the most democratic countries in the world and yet won't let us make a choice about how we drink our milk. Please join us November 23rd Vancouver BC ...

Food Stamps Worth Double at Detroit Farmer’s Markets

Food Stamps Worth Double at Detroit Farmer’s Markets

In Michigan, food stamps are worth double at farmers markets, which means more healthy food for low-income shoppers and more customers for local farmers. A Double Win for Fresh Food by Oran B. Hesterman Detroit is home to the longest-running public farmers’ market in the country, as wel ...

End Factory Farming Occupy the Food System

End Factory Farming Occupy the Food System

It is a delight to see more articles popping up lately discussing how us foodies need to put our differences aside and focus on ending this despicable practice of factory farming. Absolutely. I spent a little bit of time volunteering at the Food not Bombs kitchen set up for the people down at Occupy ...