The ideal emergency preparedness food: Sprouts

The ideal emergency preparedness food: Sprouts

Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Healthy Eating, Self Sufficiency
Sprouts are THE ideal emergency preparedness food! Given the rapidity with which critical global events are unfolding, preparedness just makes good sense. The question isn't whether or not to be prepared - it is what to be prepared for? Earthquakes, nuclear accidents, tsunamis, power outages and gasoline shortages have been on this week's menu. Each, of course, has its own specific type of preparedness protocols. But, no matter what kind of unexpected event looms large, there is always a need for food. Food shortages could result from any of the aforementioned potential scenarios, as well as from any number of scenarios that I haven't mentioned. There are any number of ways to approach food shortage preparedness, but my preferred method is sprouts! Sprouts are, in my mind, the number one,…
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The Benefits of Organic Food

The Benefits of Organic Food

Healthy Eating, Organic Gardening, Soil & Compost
A Growing Body of Scientific Evidence Many people purchase organic food because they believe it is healthier than conventionally grown food. The organic industry is constantly told that there is no evidence to support these claims. This article looks at published information that shows that organic food is substantially healthier than conventional food. Research published in a 2001 study showed that the current fruit and vegetables in the United States have about half the vitamin content of their counterparts in 1963. The study was based on a comparison of published USDA figures. A scientific study published in the Journal of Applied Nutrition in 1993 clearly showed that organic food is more nutritious than conventional food. Organically and conventionally grown apples, potatoes, pears, wheat and sweet corn were purchased over two…
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March Update

March Update

Community, Food Supply, Healthy Eating, Organic Gardening
Dear Readers, I have received many emails in the last few days, some unsubscribes, and many new subscribers.  Your emails have been a cross section of geography, thought, and opinion. Garden Notes readers span the globe from  Japan, China, and Korea to Brazil, Australia, and Greece, and yes, the United States. Your comments and emails are read, every one, and I always answer personally, but this time, I have to answer publicly because  a) it is a busy gardening year for me, and b) there are simply too many to respond to personally. My former broadcast was blunt and to the point... take reasonable precautions, chance favors the prepared. What is happening in Japan has the potential to affect our food supply greatly. I determined that this affected this list…
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Make Eating Healthy Creative by Adding Fruits and Vegetables

Make Eating Healthy Creative by Adding Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Eating
When it comes to a healthy diet, you absolutely must have some variety. Eating the same thing day in and day out is like torture for most, and it also works against the principles of a healthy diet as well. The good news is that there is a lot of variety you can sample when it comes to healthy foods. About all the supermarkets sustain a great deal of fruits and veggies and wide array of fish, meat, dairy products, nuts, beans, poultry, and lentils. If you're trying to eat healthier and have a healthier lifestyle, you shouldn't need to be bored while doing so! One important part of enjoying this wide variety of foods when trying to eat healthy is to plan your meals so that you know you're…
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H. R. 875 Food Safety Administration Full Text

Emergency Preparedness, Food Supply, Growing Food, Healthy Eating, Organic Gardening
Full Text of the Bill The government site consistently times out and is virtually impossible to find through regular search.. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c111:./temp/~c111ipZe4Q HR 875 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 875 To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing food-borne llness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 4, 2009 Ms. DELAURO (for herself, Ms. ESHOO, Ms. DEGETTE, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. CASTOR of Florida, Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut, Ms. SUTTON, Mrs. LOWEY, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. MCGOVERN, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms. HIRONO, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. SCHAUER, Mr. NADLER of New…
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