Category Archives: legislation

SNAP (aka food stamp program)

On social media, I see a lot of commentary about the SNAP program and its recipients.  Most of these are assumptions that have no basis in truth.  Here are a few: Food stamp recipients are lazy and don’t want to … Continue reading

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Farmageddon–the movie

Food safety is a hot topic these days.  Even hotter is the seat of the small family farm, especially if they are truck farmers, dairies, or a diversified farm.  It seems that they are literally under attack from various government … Continue reading

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The American food supply and you

America has always been the “land of plenty” it seems.  Thousands flocked here each year, fleeing famines, wars, and oppression, and their offspring are now known as “us.”  In tracing my own ancestry, as well as DNA testing, we’ve discovered … Continue reading

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Fair or unfair? Breasts and Walmart?

I bought some chicken breasts in Pascagoula, Mississippi today at Walmart.  They were on sale for $1.88, easily making them among the least expensive meat purchases for the week. That’s what I thought anyhow. Bringing the chicken breasts home, for … Continue reading

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The reality of food safety

The reality of food safety isn’t exactly what “Joe & Jane Average-Citizen” think it is.  It isn’t about ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, uncontaminated food with clearly written ingredient lists. It’s more about government and corporate control over … Continue reading

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