Category: Food/diet

March 16, 2009

US to Make Growing Your Own Food Illegal?

To be honest, I admit that I feel I’m wading into deep waters of ignorance on this one, but I felt compelled to share this link with the audience that follows Excited Delirium. I’ve seen a few other stories related to the US government’s act to impose limitations on the growth and sale of local or organic foods, but I’m really keen to get feedback […]

March 15, 2009

$3 Billion Reasons to Beware

In addition to the tens of billions waiting in the wings, the Conservative government seems to be obsessed with getting Parliamentary approval on a $3 billion slush fund that’s been set up as an ‘instant’ response to Canada’s dire economic situation. I’m going to start this blog by making a prediction. I predict that the Conservative government with Stephen Harper at the helm does not […]

January 6, 2009

Green America: 7 Fixes for the Green Economy

Green America (was Co-op America) has added 7 recommendations for a new Green Economy. The original link can be found here. Here’s a quick summary of the 7 fixes: Green Energy = Green Jobs Clean Energy ‘Victory Bonds’ (I would buy these!) Reduce, Reuse, Rethink (hint: consumerism is not the answer) Go Green, Fair Trade, Local (Use the National Green Pages index – is there […]

November 25, 2008

Indian Farmers Committing Suicide en masse … because of GM seeds?

This story is sad.  It tells about the dismal treatment of a working class in India that has been manipulated into believing it can dig itself out of povery, all for the benefit of a single corporation known as Monsanto. By Andrew Malone When Prince Charles claimed thousands of Indian farmers were killing themselves after using GM crops, he was branded a scaremonger. In fact, […]

November 22, 2008

Using Melamine to Boost Protein

This site offers some background information concerning the use of melamine in foods made and delivered from China. The ‘bottom line’ provided sums everything up nicely: Know where your food comes from and how it’s produced. This may sound like an impossible task, and in many cases it will be. Particularly if you depend on processed and commercially farmed foods. However, if you purchase your […]