Month

December 2011

Goggio Family Foundation Endorses Boggs Tract Community Farm!

PUENTES just received a $10,000 grant from the Goggio Family Foundation to build a much needed greenhouse, buy organic seeds and fertilizers, and help pay for irrigation equipment for Boggs Tract Community Farm! In early 2011 PUENTES submitted a grant proposal to the Goggio Family Fou
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Eat More Greens in the New Year

It turns out that while some people may  eat above and beyond their daily caloric intake, they may be suffering from “hidden hunger”. Click here to read more: http://www.organicgardening.com/marias-blog-source/eat-more-greens-new-year
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Frito-Lay Sued for Labeling GMO Ingredients as All Natural

It’s no secret that large scale manufacturers have been vigilantly responding to consumers that are becoming more and more interested in natural food products. But in the case of Frito-Lay, they may be making more marketing changes than changes to actual food products. A law suit was
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What We Learned From A Year Without Food From A Grocery Store

I can’t believe it’s been a year now since we started our year without groceries. We learned a lot in that year. We are definitely healthier, but also we’re happier. Our relationship with each other is stronger as we’ve had to learn how to really work well together. When we first deci
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The bugs that ate Monsanto

Now that 94 percent of the soy and 70 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, Monsanto — one of the companies that dominates the GMO seed market  — might look to some like it’s winning. But if we look a little closer, I’d say they’
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Who Are The Young Farmers Of ‘Generation Organic’?

For decades, as young people have been leaving farms behind, the average age of the American farmer has been rising. The last time the government counted farmers, in 2002, the average farmer was 55-years-old. But there’s a new surge of youthful vigor into American agriculture —
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Black (fly) magic

Black soldier fly larvae are all the rage in composting, and the star performer in a new kind of “ultimate vermicomposting” system. These critters will devour anything biological that you can throw at them, including items that normally cannot be composted and instead end
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LEANWASHING: McDonald’s spins their intent to undermine the law as “philanthropy”

I am coining a new term: LEANWASHING. The definition of “LEANWASHING” is, for example, McDonald’s spinning thier intent to undermine the law and keep the fat, sugar, and salt in Happy Meals by removing the toy, charging 10 cents for it, and donating the dime to their
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