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    Organic Gardening at the Rodale Institute

    If you are a home gardener wanting to educate yourself and strive for organic gardening, you need to read up on the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  Founded by J.I. Rodale in 1947, the Rodale Institute’s initial mission was to create an example of how organic farming could work.  Because of health aliments, Rodale wanted to study the process of organic farming, verses conventional farming and the benefits of going organic.  Originally ridiculed for his vision, Rodale is now revered as a pioneer and his grand-daughter and great grand-daughter carry on his legacy, forming the largest multi-media company dedicated to restoring a healthy plant, Rodale Incorporated. History of Rodale When…

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    Senate Nullifies Vermont GMO Labeling Law

    Follow up to yesterday’s post http://joannsfoodbites.com/senate-considering-gmo-food-labelinig-legislation/ Yesterday, the U.S. Senate decided to pass Bill 764.  This essentially nullifies Vermont state law requiring food producers to print directly on the label, if their product contains GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).   This bill follows a lawsuit filed by the Grocery Manufactures Association (GMA), along with three other trade associations, challenging the Vermont state labeling law as unconstitutional. This “sham” legislation will allow some products to go completely unlabeled due to a definition of “bioengineered food” that even the FDA has called in to question. Companies will be permitted to use “QR” codes that will be unreadable by Americans without smartphones. Beyond all of…