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News: USDA Working to Combat Organic Labeling Fraud
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News: USDA Working to Combat Organic Labeling Fraud

According to The Counter, the USDA has announced some proposed changes to the organic laws which will have an effect on on the $55 billion dollar organic industry. The new rules include surprise inspections, traceability and updated labeling requirements to include non-retail packaging. This announcement comes after last year’s organic fraud case which involved $142...

News: Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits
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News: Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits

It was quietly announced last week that consumers had a big win against corporate chemical company, Bayer, manufacturer of RoundUp glyphosate herbicide. The New York Times reports that the settlement comes in response to the threat of tens of thousands of claims against Bayer for failure to properly disclose the toxic nature of their product on the label. 

News: Coronavirus Pandemic Inspires Home Gardening
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News: Coronavirus Pandemic Inspires Home Gardening

It is always good to look for the positive in every situation. One of the really great things about America’s “Time Out” is that people are able to finally pull their heads out of their crazy busy lives, take a breath and look around. There is nothing quite like a little perspective and some time...

Potluck and Dinner Theme Ideas
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Potluck and Dinner Theme Ideas

Meals with friends and family are priceless memories in the making. It does not matter what you cook, but making it feel special always makes it memorable. Try sprinkling some fun into your routine and making dinner an event instead of just a meal! I have had the very good fortune to be a part...