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Chambers Farms’ Outstanding Harvest and Unique Roasted Soy Flour

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
January 20, 2015
File under: DIY, Food Production, Gluten-free, GMO, Healthy Eating, Saving Money, Vegan

The Chambers Family has been farming on the same fertile land in Iowa near the Minnesota Border for 131 years.

Samuel Chambers, a veteran of the Civil War and his wife, Elenora settled just outside Corwith Iowa in 1883.   The couple had traveled from Ohio and lived in the upper portion of the barn they built on the land until a house could be built. Wild hay was the cash crop at this time.

The family built a granary in which one room was lathed and plastered to serve as a school.  Some students traveled long distances and would stay at the Chambers house, if a storm came in.  …read more of Chambers Farms’ Outstanding Harvest and Unique Roasted Soy Flour here

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GMO Salmon Frankenfish and Screamer Disease

By Michael Greger M.D.
September 18, 2010
File under: Food Production, Food Supply, GMO, Health Concerns

A genetically-modified AquAdvantage salmon, top, next to a control salmon of the same age.
Image: (AP)

On September 19th, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is meeting to consider the approval of the first transgenic farm animal for human consumption, the AquAdvantage Salmon. Genetically engineered for rapid growth with two stretches of foreign DNA, a growth hormone gene with an antifreeze protein promoter, these Atlantic salmon “frankenfish” hold a 20-fold growth advantage over non-genetically modified animals.1

The FDA notes evidence of  “increased frequency of skeletal malformations, and increased prevalence of jaw erosions and multisystemic, focal inflammation” in the tissues of AquAdvantage Salmon.  However, the FDA dismisses these findings as “within the range observed in rapid growth phenotypes of non-genetically engineered Atlantic salmon.” In other words, the abnormalities they found were no worse than those currently plaguing farmed salmon genetically manipulated for accelerated growth through other means.2

Up to 80 percent of factory farmed salmon in Chile, where most of our Atlantic salmon is imported from, have suffered from what the aquaculture industry calls “screamer disease,” in which severe facial disfigurements lock their jaws permanently agape. …read more of GMO Salmon Frankenfish and Screamer Disease here

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