Information from around the world that I think is relevant to those interested in organic and plant-based diets.
News items are listed backward chronological. The dates relate to the original news item, not the date that I posted it here.

Some sources for similar information:

Your guide to natural sweeteners

Green Superfoods

The 8 most nutrient dense foods on Earth

Federal agents raid Rawesome Foods in L.A. [1], [2]

Toronto Star newspaper interview with Francesco Comito.

16 Superfoods You SHOULD Know About! (Part 3)
11. Camu Camu; 12. Noni; 13. Bee Pollen; 14. Propolis; 15. Honey; 16. Royal Jelly

16 Superfoods You SHOULD Know About! (Part 2)
5. Spirulina; 6. Blue Green Algae; 7. Marine Phytoplankton; 8. Aloe; 9. Hemp Seed; 10; Coconut

16 Superfoods You SHOULD Know About! (Part 1)
1. Goji Berries; 2. Acai; 3. Cacao; 4. Maca

Study finds commercial organic farms have better fruit and soil, lower environmental impact

Five Things Everyone Can Grow on Five Square Feet

Raw Foodist Celebrates 109th Birthday

According to Foodforfreedom
S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US
1. It puts all US food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, in the event of contamination or an ill-defined emergency
2. It would end US sovereignty over its own food supply by insisting on compliance with the WTO, thus threatening national security.
3. It would remove the right to clean, store and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security
4. It deconstructs what is left of the American economy. It takes agriculture and food, which are the cornerstone of all economies, out of the hands of the citizenry, and puts them under the total control of multinational corporations

Police raided the Rawsome Foods organic grocery store with guns drawn in search of “raw-foods”. George Hemminger (George4Title) said the battle over organic foods is heating up because large agricultural businesses and corporations feel threatened by local co-ops and have hijacked the FDA and other government regulatory agencies.
Federal Court Victory: Almond Farmers Can Challenge USDA Pasteurization Rule
Raids are increasing on farms and private food-supply clubs—here are 5 tips for surviving one
Vitamin D – Myths and Facts
10 Tips for Buying Organic Food on a Budget
The Story of Bottled Water
Chia Seeds For Protein and Omega 3
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils featured on the Made in Canada show. CBC National News

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