FDA unleashes end game scheme to outlaw virtually all dietary supplements formulated after 1994
(NaturalNews) In the wake of hundreds of dietary supplements recently being outlawed across the EU, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has quietly unleashed a regulatory scheme that, if fully implemented, could ban virtually all dietary supplements in the USA that were formulated after 1994.
That means nearly all superfoods, multivitamins, detox supplements, and medicinal herbal products we have all come to depend on to prevent disease and boost our immune health could soon be stripped from store shelves and outlawed across the nation. I call it the “End Game” of the FDA’s war against humanity: Phase one was the enforcement of nutritional ignorance by threatening and raiding companies that dared to make truthful health claims on their own websites (http://www.naturalnews.com/021791.html). Phase two involves “nuking” the entire dietary supplements industry by simply denying the use of nearly all the ingredients presently used in supplement products…
Betta grow a garden ‘yall. With this, “Health Bill”, they appear to be ready to make a lot of money with all the diet-based illnesses developing on the horizon.
Posted in African Americans, Agricultural Marketing, Back to the land, Black Economy, Cancer, Child Diabetes, Farm Fresh, farming internships, food shortage, Genetically Modified, Grow Organic, Health, Home grown, Monsanto, Roundup, spiritual Community, Spiritual Food, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farming
At 6 feet 7 inches tall of urban Farmer Will Allen commands attention when he speaks. “The next generation of farmers aren’t going to come from rural family farms because those farms don’t exist anymore. The next generation of farmers are going to come from the cities,” states Allen. When we think of the current economic crisis and the “fact” that jobs aren’t coming back the way they used to be before the housing bubble burst, one is faced with the frightening dilemma of actually being free.
“Stop looking for a job and MAKE a job for yourself. That means doing what you love most … and what better cause than to “feed my sheep” or teach others how to create healthy food for themselves, how to commune cooperatively with greater quality of life.
Will Allen grew up on a farm outside Washington, D.C., played professional basketball for a time after college, mostly in Europe. In 1993, he left a job with Procter & Gamble and bought a roadside farm in Milwaukee’s economically depressed north side — the last remaining registered farm in the city — and got local teenagers involved.
Two years ago, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. The grant recognizes Allen’s work bringing affordable fresh produce and quality grass-fed meats to the urban poor and educating communities about sustainable farming. The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation awarded Allen $500,000 over the next five years to use however he wishes. Allen, 60, also received $100,000 in 2005 from the Ford Foundation on behalf of urban farming work. co-founded Growing Power in 1993 in Milwaukee to help teach inner-city kids about the origins of their food.
This may be one of the most important Post I’ve discovered. Please … please … visit YouTube and view some of the short videos about various projects taking place at Growing Power:
YouTube Video: Meet Will Allen
YouTube Video on: Vermicompost
YouTube Video on: Aquaponics
YouTube Video on Clean Water & Aqualponics <click here)
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Tagged African Americans, Agri-Business, Basketball, Chicago, Emerging Careers, food, Gardening, Growing Power, Health, MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, New Careers, Oakland, organic, Urban Farming, Will Allen, youth
I ran into this interesting website that discusses traveling and working abroad. Transitions Abroad is packed full of ideas and opportunities to enrich your life through working with others in different countries. There are links to real, paying jobs in agriculture and other career … fields… as well as information about Internships, Au Pair jobs, student work and summer schools, teaching English and many other thought provoking ideas for the restless.
This is a great time to be young. It’s also a great time to be either retired, or in search of a new way of living. Spiritually, “Sloth” is the sin of refusing to enjoy all of God’s bounty. There’s too much out there to ignore. You decide … take the red pill and stay where you are … forever, or take the blue pill, and prepare to smile!
Posted in African Americans, Agri-Business, Economic Crash, farming, food shortage, foreclosure epidemic., New jobs, Travel, Work Abroad
Tagged co-op, Farm jobs, farming in the city, Intentional Community, international farming, learn farming abroad, Urban Farming, urban grants, Volunteer Farm Jobs, Work Abroad
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens.” Thomas Jefferson knew the important role farmers and producers play in our great Nation. With the security of America’s energy sources slowly dwindling we must focus on ensuring the sustainability of our great Nation.” ~www.rcdnet.org
Created by God
I haven’t been posting much lately. The reasons are many … but the main reason… is that I discovered time had run out on my dream of owning a farm. I’ve always been a very active guy with a lot of energy. But I’m 56 now and I have to be realistic. While growing fresh fruit and vegetables replenishes my body-mind, I have to ask myself, how much more manual labor do I want to do as I age?
Urban Farming is more of a realistic goal for me now. There are so many ways to do it. There are even grants for it. The rewards can be as small as insuring the health of you and your family, to building a small cottage industry. Perhaps that’s another reason urban farming is so attractive … the reality that wherever there’s a problem, if you think a few steps past “the problem” and look for a solution, you can get paid!
Manufacturing comes out of agriculture. All the “value added” products that farmers and ranchers produce created the foundation for the industrial revolution. People needed shoes and cowhides supplied the leather. Urban dwellers needed fresh lemonade so bottles were made and artist were hired to create the labels. Trucks were bought to fill the store shelves. Carpenters built the stores, and so on …
My only worry is that as we enter this newest period of “change”, huge, greedy corporations like Monsanto will be able to close the doors before the open. Obesity is the second greatest cause of cancer in the world today. The potatoes in your big chain grocery stores today have so much sugar in them, that you cannot even cook the same potato-based recipe that you could just 13 years ago!
Monsanto created Roundup. [<-Please read the Slate.com Roundup article] You know, the herbicide that kills weeds and grass? Yeah. Well, they found a way to insert RoundUp into the plant growing in the field, making it resistant to insects and other pests. The only small problem is that WE’RE EATING IT. [SEE: Millions Against Monsanto ]
Think Genetically Modified Food is no problem? Tasteless tomatoes and other gas-ripened food that sit on selves like wax time bombs waiting for trusting, uninformed mouths to gobble them down … is that what you really want? Monsanto created Agent Orange! You know … the “herbicide” used in Vietnam that eventually killed thousands of former G.I.s who walked through the stuff? They didn’t even eat or drink that product and cancer ran rapid through their ranks. HOW in the world are we feeling so secure about eating yet another of their products simply because “they” put it on the local store self?
Grow your own food. You’ll be healthier, wiser, more spiritually alert, and … you’ll find ways … to “get paid.”
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What do you do when time, the economy, and practicality way-lays your “Organic Farming Dream?” Improvise, and plan. I didn’t know it earlier, but there’s a saying that goes:
“If you don’t plan, then plan to fail.”
I always thought that if I got the next degree, license, or certificate, then all would be fine. But I’ve lived most of my life in the up-and-down economy of California. So, like Buddhism, I working on a “Middle Path.”
11 or 25 acres out in the hot, mosquito infested country may not be feasible for me at this time in my life, but a cheap little foreclosed home financed by the Veteran’s Administration is. Hell, growing a garden in the back and flowers in the front may well be just as rewarding. Now, to the newest idea I’ve come across:
My Organic Acres appears to be one answer to Monsanto and Agri-Business’ move to own all farming and feed us crap that makes us fat and unhealthy. (For instance, the Russet potatoes being sold in Safeway, Lucky’s or Kroger’s TODAY are so genetically loaded with sugar that you can’t even make the same lower calorie recipes you could make 13 years ago. You have to buy the smaller ones.) No wonder Diabetes and Cancer rates are off the charts.)
My Organic Acres promises to deliver you with fresh, organic produce that YOU CHOOSE. Plus, you can get more from other farmers and either sell at the Farmer’s Market of your choice or their, online Farmer’s Market. You can even donate the produce to the poor as a tax write off.
Posted in African Americans, Agri-Business, Agricultural Marketing, Cancer, careers, Co op Farming, Diabetes, Economic Crash, Farm Fresh, farming, food shortage, foreclosure, Gardening, Green, Green for All, Green Jobs, Grow Organic, Health, Home grown, Homesteading, Internet Marketing, Monsanto, My Organic Acres, New Media Marketing, Organic business, Organic food delivery, Small Farming, Tax Write off, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farming
Tagged Farm Fresh, home shoppers, internet business, online business, organic, organic food for sale
Everything that initially looks bad … ain’t always bad. Sometimes it turns into a blessing. Take Cleveland for instance … read how yet another city is coming up with creative ways to solve their problems of declining quality of life (orignal story here).
Cleveland Council approves urban farming, teardown of foreclosed homes
Posted by Henry J. Gomez/Plain Dealer Reporter February 02, 2009 22:05 PM Real Time News CLEVELAND –
The City Council on Monday approved two measures aimed at reshaping the city’s urban landscape.
In short, the Cleveland City government has realized it’s time to demolish abandoned homes and buildings and allow residents to grow their own food on the unused land.
Decades of population drain, industrial death and, most recently, the foreclosure crisis have left about 3,300 vacant acres in the city, and at least 15,000 vacant buildings.
The other ordinance sets guidelines for how Mayor Frank Jackson will spend $25.5 million in federal neighborhood improvements funds. The bulk of the money will be used to tear down abandoned homes left behind by the foreclosure epidemic.
One ordinance will allow residents to raise and keep farm animals and bees. It’s a step, proponents believe, toward finding innovative uses for vacant land. “We want people to be able to grow their own food,” Cimperman said.
The ordinance allows residents to keep chickens, ducks, rabbits and beehives but not roosters, geese or turkeys. A typical residential lot could have no more than six small animals and two hives
Urban farmers face opportunities and obstacles
“You don’t need a ton of infrastructure to produce food,” she said. “You need access to land, water, sun and know-how. That’s not a lot of barriers to entry compared to other start-ups,” said ordinance sponsor, Councilman Joe Cimperman.
Customers at the ever-expanding number of local farmers markets are snapping up so much of what grows in the city that the gourmet chefs who also demand local produce can scarcely get enough.
Posted in African Americans, Agricultural Marketing, Economic Crash, Gardening, Uncategorized
Tagged Cleveland, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Diet, Diversity, Foreclosed Homes, Frank Jackson, Gardening, Green Corps, Healthy Living, Local Farmers, New jobs, Ohio, Rust Belt, Urban Lifestyle, Young Farmers
Patricia Moreno is a nice Puerto Rican girl who grew up in Spanish Harlem. “The Garden Girl” was educated at Nightingale-Bamford School for girls. So how did this Manhattan bred New Yorker end up being with her own backyard farm … a television show (about it), a magazine and a Farmer’s Almanac sponsorship??
“Her path to Urban Sustainable Living began in the mid 1990’s, after gaining seventy pounds during her pregnancy, and needing a way to be physically active and eat healthier. This began her path to finding and learning ways to make gardening fun and also fit into the city.” (From, “The Farmer’s Almanac“)
Patti has ideas. (And game.) Visit her website to view both. With her techniques, you don’t need a lot of land. This is a wonderful time to add quality to your life by raising some or all of your own food. Some might even say, if you don’t start at least THINKING about it … then you’re not paying attention …
Posted in African Americans, careers, food shortage, Gardening, Green, Green Jobs, Patti Moreno, Puerto Rican, The Farmer’s Almanac, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farming
Grow A Farmer
Cultivating The Next Generation
“There’s a revolution underway–from inner city farmer’s markets to community to community supported agriculture (CAS), to school cafeterias that serve locally grown locally grown food, people across the country AND THE WORLD are rejecting industrial food and farming in favor of local, organic, community-scale systems. Now the most critical challenge is ironically, the lack of with the training and knowledge to produce and market fresh, delicious organic food while caring for the land AND THE COMMUNITY they work and sell to.” (from the Grow A Farmer website)
Look at the signs of the time … With President Obama signed onto the Green Economy, the entire grid of the United States is going to have to be re-built. The day of 18-wheelers transporting crops from one cost to another also has a “time-date” stamp marked on it. The only constant in the universe is change, and the way we grow food is no different.
AgicultureCareers.com states that the Department of Labor Employmment and Training Administration for direct farm workers are:
Today’s agriculture offers over 200 rewarding and challenging careers. 32% of these openings will be in science, engineering, and related specialties like Marketing, merchandising and sales. Many of the position are located in urban areas. See: AgricultureCareers.com
Opportunities are abundant for minority candidates. According to the 1990 census:
African Americans accounted for only 3.1% of employed foresters
and 6.9% of employed forestry technicians
Industry sources would like to increase those numbers by three to four times in the near future.
The University of Santa Cruz has an internationally respected, SIX-MONTH small, organic farming program. Click here to read more.
YouTube Grow A Farmer and check it out for yourself.
(Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 5:53pm on Facebook.com )
President Obama just signed the FINAL
version of the economic recovery bill. And guess what? $500 million for green jobs training is included in the package!
This is a huge victory. And together, we’ve been fighting for it for more than a year. Thank you for all you’ve done to get $500 million for green job training into the recovery bill!Read more: Green For All Blog
In this blog, I plan to offer:
Green For All. Green opportunities are increasing. One of my go-to sites for “Green” information will be Van Jones’ website along with his book, “The Green Collar Economy.”
Small Farming ideas. It’s nice to dream, but better to KNOW your future is already charted … and it looks GREAT!
New farmer opportunities … they’re not just for the young.
Urban farming. Not everyone wants to find 10 acres in paradise.
Dogs. You can’t have a farm without a good guard dawg or two. Plus, thars them goats dat need herding..
Real Estate. What good is a dream without good search tools and reliable agents?
Agri-business. Of course, what good is a dream if you can turn a buck with it. This is a great time to get into small farming, organic farming, and farming aimed at Farmer’s Markets.
This is about more than self-sustainability. It’s about self-actualization, bringing your ideas to the world’s table, creativity, making living art … but more … it’s about getting back to baseline. Mental and spiritual health. Raising families that are not doomed to … “meaningless, empty, hopeless lives without love.”