In Washington DC, Delegate Eleanore Holmes Norton and others are attempting to live on SNAP benefits for a week. SNAP stands for “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” (also known to many as food stamps). The average monthly benefit for one person in 2011 was $133.49 per month which works out to approximately $29.66 a week (assuming […]
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I haven’t really drunk orange juice for a number of years. Fruit juices have a lot of sugars in them, and not much else. I’d rather eat a piece of fruit rather than drink it. Still my boyfriend likes orange juice and I kept it in the house for when he was here. I would […]
You are invited to the RAW MILK FREEDOM RIDERS™ “Milk and Cookies” Rally and Demonstration FDA Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD November 1, 2011 12:00-3:00pm. Prior to the rally, a group of parents will illegally transport raw milk across state lines and bring it to the rally, at FDA headquarters, for distribution. The FDA has been invited […]
In 1906 Upton Sinclair published “The Jungle”. The book was supposed to be about “the inferno of exploitation [of the typical American factory worker at the turn of the 20th Century]”. It was best known however for its scathing exposé on the Chicago meatpacking industry and their practices. The book and the disgusting practices it […]
On November 1st, a group of mothers will drive from Maryland to Pennsylvania, where they will legally purchase raw milk from Dan Allgyer (the Amish farmer who was raided by the FDA last year for selling Raw Milk). They will then cross the Pennsylvania/Maryland border and will drive to the FDA headquarters in Silver Spring […]
For most of my life, I hated milk. I stopped drinking it at a very young age (basically as soon as I could be stubborn enough that my mother realized that it was a lost battle). As I grew older, I realized that I’m lactose intolerant. How did I figure this out if I stopped […]