Good morning readers! Things are really firing up with the Proposition 37 campaign to get GMOs labeled in California. If you're willing to help us spread the word, please visit this Pinterest board and pin away! Don't forget to sign up to win one of those great prizes. Also share on Facebook and Twitter, thank you!
- Did you see this celebrity video on the Prop 37 campaign? It was very well done and hopefully will convince more Californians to vote YES: Do We Have the Right to Know?
- Here's one for you (I hope your breakfast is firmly in place…): Asian seafood raised on pig feces approved for U.S. consumers. (Thanks, Maryjane, for sharing it.) This is all the more reason to know where you food, including your seafood, comes from. If you don't have local food sources that you know are safe, try these companies on my resources page, who I know and trust.
- I have a quick homeschooling question for anyone who might be able to help: I want to teach the kids about Halloween/All Hallows Eve – do you know of a good not too long and not too short explanation about it and maybe an accompanying activity idea? (Thanks!)
- This was THE cutest and most original way I've ever seen for telling friends and family your big news: What's Been Going On in Our Oven These Days?
- What do you guys think of the story Sarah posted recently on the boy in California busted for having kombucha tea ‘in his possession' at school? You read that right. Wanna be a rebel? You can make some, too, and give it to your kids. I actually posted a while back on the alcohol content in kefir soda, a fermented beverage similar to kombucha, after I got a lot of comments from family wondering, “What are you letting your kids drink? That smells like beer!” I wanted to see what the alcohol content really was, so my brother-in-law, a chemist, helped me find solid numbers.
- You'll love this post from Melissa where she tells you her pet peeve about Thanksgiving recipes in popular magazines: “One of the things that has been bugging me are stupid food magazine nonsense about the up and coming holiday and what we should serve for the Thanksgiving feast. Since I love to cook, I always seem to get food magazine subscriptions for Christmas and birthdays. What I hate about these magazines is that they are often written by people who hate cooking for other people who hate cooking and all those people only will eat because otherwise they would die and would much rather eat food prepared by others. All the food mags are all about Thanksgiving right now and here are seven things that make me want to go throw things at the heads of food mag editors.“
- I hope I'm not overloading you with too many articles this week, but here's another goodie from my friend, Stan: “The Best School Lunch Ever—Designed by Dr. Price: “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is misnamed. This act mandated the recent unpopular changes to the U.S. school lunch program. The act imposes an almost vegan diet on all children in the program. The lunches are composed almost entirely of plant-based foods, with fat and protein being severely limited. Many parents and students have complained that the students are hungry and unsatisfied.”
Have a great week!