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Voter initiatives like California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have many celebrating the legalization of the long-demonised plant. But as Ellen Brown writes in her new article, “The ‘War on Weed’ Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto/Bayer Be the Winner?” the push toward legalization is being steered by corporate interests for potential profit, not a concern for public health.
Organic food has long been the staple of health- and wellness-conscious Americans–and also the butt of jokes about “whole paycheck” prices. Organics feature a lack of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, so we feel more at ease with what is going into our bodies. 769 more words
If vegan, locally made, fair-trade, ethically sourced, organic, palm-oil free, maple-syrup-sweetened chocolates made it on to your Valentine’s Day menu, you’re probably not alone. The food movement seems very much alive and well, with more and more people showing their allegiance every day (even though Super Bowl advertising may have suggested otherwise). 783 more words