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http://www.nytimes.com, By PAUL KRUGMAN

The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when Hostess popularized the brand by sponsoring “The Howdy Doody Show.”

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http://chrisinmaryville.net/

In the small Latin American country of Costa Rica, where agriculture is king and enormous corporate plantations have dotted the countryside, a subsidiary of Monsanto is making a push to plant several hectares of genetically modified transgenic corn i

News Link • Global Reported By Chris Menke
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Ideally, this Thanksgiving you are ordering your organic, free-range turkey from your local farmer. It doesn’t get any better than that does it? Actually, it does. Farmers markets are now featuring “Heritage Turkeys” for those wanting an even more

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The blame game could lead us down a number of avenues, all of which take us back to the same answers. Those who have money to be gained from illness and disease. Now this is not some form of twisted joke, it is a real issue, and as hard as it may

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AFP

“The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax — the so-called sugar tax — has been criticized for increasing prices for consumers, increasing companies’ administrative costs and putting Danish jobs at risk,” the Danish tax ministry said

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http://www.off-grid.net, by TREASUREGIFT

So, you are sitting in your climate controlled home, with lights, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heaters, fans, TVs, computers, home theater systems, running water, sanitary systems and all the other things that go along with modern life.

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Coconut’s saturated fat is made up of a unique blend of medium-chain fatty acids, which may offer certain health benefits. (Most fats in our diet are long-chain fatty acids). Unlike long-chain fats, medium-chain ones do not have to be broken down in

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One must also account for the “invisible thorn,” which is wheat lectin – known more technically asWheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA) — and which can cause a broad range of adverse health effects, even while being undetected through conventional screenings.

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ABC News

Lawyers for ABC News asked a judge to toss out a $1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota-based meat processor over a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," saying the news organization did not knowingly disparage the company or its

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AP

The people gathered around the side of a building on 3rd Avenue looked like refugees huddled around a campfire. Instead of crackling flames, their warmth came from more advanced technology: a power strip that had been offered to charge cellphones.

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youtube (h/t Lew Rockwell blog)

Farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin discusses his new book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal," as well as sustainable farming, food policy, and solutions to America's food woes.

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http://www.survivalblog.com, by Louie

When I think of Dutch Oven cooking I usually have visions of campfires and Scout Camp, of apple cobbler and savory stews.

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