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Ruminations on Food and Life

delicious organic produceThis Thanksgiving after I heartily enjoyed the succulent turkey, moist stuffing and fluffy mashed potatoes, I sat back and contemplated more than just the pumpkin chiffon pie. My full belly had set my mind to thinking about the meaning of food and how our relationship with food is a barometer of how we lead our lives. Food not only nourishes us but provides an opportunity to delve deeper into how we interact and savor the natural world.  My ruminations started with flavor… Continue reading “Ruminations on Food and Life”

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Oregon GMO Labeling – Alive and Counting!

large_rally_sign_ORTKOregon’s Right to Know Measure 92 will go down in the history books for two reasons; the closeness of the count and the record breaking funds that fueled the opposition.  And, even though the media called “defeat” shortly after election night, Oregonians kept counting. As ballots from different counties rolled in, the margin narrowed. Then 13,000 challenged ballots were discovered with signatures on the envelopes that didn’t match the voter’s registration cards. Those needed to be rectified. The margin narrowed and as of this writing the final unofficial results show the GMO labeling initiative failed by only 812 votes out of 1.5 million ballots! Continue reading “Oregon GMO Labeling – Alive and Counting!”