Category Archives: Get Involved

Policy Update

Changing the U.S. food and agriculture system is a complex process. There are issues with local health department permitting, state regulations on raw milk and other healthy foods, federal meat regulations, federal subsidy programs that distort the market, even international trade agreements. The problem is compounded by different levels of government, with literally thousands ofContinue Reading

Letters, Fall 2016

ON THE WISE TRADITIONS JOURNEY IN KENYA “I know and I promise that there will be a very huge u-turn for my community. We will be turning to where we came from.” Dickson Gisa, a leader in his Maasai village, spoke these words to me in a conversation in his home this past May. Dickson,Continue Reading

Policy Update

GMO Labeling For over a year, Big Agribusiness and Big Food companies have been urging Congress to overturn Vermont’s law for mandatory labeling of GMOs before it goes into effect on July 1. Last summer, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would have overturned all state laws on labeling of GMOs inContinue Reading

Letters, Summer 2016

WISE TRADITIONS 2016 IN ALABAMA What a great place for a conference! We are now seeing a major growth of sustainable farming in such states as Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana, especially with grassfed and pasture-based livestock. This is because weather and climate conditions dictate the best-use practices of all farm ground. It’s asContinue Reading

New Regulations on Produce Growers

At the end of last year, the FDA released the third major final rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): the Produce Safety Rule. This rule governs how farmers raise and harvest fruits, vegetables, nuts, mushrooms and sprouts. It covers an incredibly wide range of issues, including building and equipment standards, employee training, waterContinue Reading

Letters, Spring 2016

SPRING WATER Norm LeMoine’s feature on filthy water and filtration options really hit home. Especially the dizzying number of filtration options. Over the past eight years I’ve tried many with varying success. While spring water was mentioned as being one of healthiest waters you can consume, little information was given on how and where toContinue Reading

The Ups and Downs in the Fight Against GMOs

FARMERS SUE SYNGENTA OVER GMO CONTAMINATION AND LOSS OF EXPORTS Syngenta Corp., one of the largest biotech and chemical companies, is facing multiple court challenges over its genetically engineered MIR 162 corn, including a class action suit from farmers. Syngenta began selling this GMO corn seed (brand name Viptera) to U.S. farmers in 2011. PriorContinue Reading

Letters, Winter 2015

VACCINE CHOICE IN CANADA Thank you for the vaccination issue of Wise Traditions (Summer 2015). On page fifteen is a list of vaccine websites, which are all very good. However, you haven’t included the website that specifically informs about vaccines in Canada’s schedules. Please add to your list. It provides an extensive list ofContinue Reading

Federal Policy Update

SUPPORTING LOCAL MEAT PRODUCTION Imagine a consumer who wants to buy local, hormone- and antibiotic-free, 100 percent grassfed meat. Upon finding a farmer who is raising her animals exactly the way the consumer wants he asks, “I’d like to buy five pounds of ground beef, please.” “I’m sorry, I can’t sell you that. What IContinue Reading

Letters, Fall 2015

CALLOUS DISREGARD I am alarmed by the callous disregard shown by some in the media and the general public toward parents who choose to opt out of vaccines. A few years ago, on behalf of the Weston A. Price Foundation, I attended a Canary Party conference and met numerous parents of vaccine-injured children. It wasContinue Reading

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