Monsanto operative Skeptical Vegan attacks Food Babe for her pro-organic, anti-GMO viewpoints.

Comment: Earlier, I mistakenly said that this was written by Swayze Foster, the Unnatural Vegan. I apologize for the error and have edited this article. It doesn’t change the fact that Swayze Foster and the Skeptical Vegan are pro-GMO shills.

The Fear Babe, Part 1: Hexane & Soy Protein

Especially troubling is this excerpt:

Over the years a number of groups such as the Weston A Price Foundation and The Cornucopia Institute have sought to exploit public fears of this issue for their anti-soy and pro-organic agendas.

“Pro-organic agenda”…that sounds like Monsanto propaganda right there.

The Fear Babe, Part 2: Canola Oil

The Fear Babe, Part 3: TVP & Nitrite

The Fear Babe, Part 4: MSG

Next up on the list of things that scare The Food Babe is monosodium glutamate (MSG), a food additive that gives dishes a deep and savory, or umami, taste. The belief that MSG is a harmful food additive is so pervasive that it is often taken for granted that it is something to be avoided.

The Fear Babe, Part 6: Castoreum

The Fear Babe, Part 5: GMOs

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Conservatives who attack Rainbow Doritos are labelled homophobic, while liberals who attack Rainbow Doritos are given a free pass.

Yet another example of liberal hypocrisy.

As you all know, Mike Adams recently attacked Rainbow Doritos because if contains GMO ingredients, MSG, and toxic food dyes.

For his legitimate gripes about Rainbow Doritos and how it promotes cancer, he was attacked as a homophobe.

But guess who else attacked Rainbow Doritos?

CSPI, the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

So when will the liberals attack CSPI for being homophobic? The answer is NEVER. Why? Because CSPI is run by modern-day liberal trendies who take Rockefeller money to lord over everybody.

The fake left will never attack CSPI for its stance against Rainbow Doritos because CSPI’s executive director is Jewish, and you all know that if you criticize a Jew for any reason no matter how legitimate your reason may be, you are automatically labelled an anti-semite.

Also, several Jewish foundations fund CSPI, so if you attack CSPI, you’re also attacking the Jews who fund CSPI, and that too automatically makes you an anti-semite.

So in a nutshell, it’s okay for Zionist Jews on the left to criticize Rainbow Doritos, but when right-wing conservatives make the same criticisms of Rainbow Doritos, they’re homophobes.

It’s time to tell ALL the hypocritical liberals to shut the fuck up.

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Major feud brewing between HSUS and PETA as Pacelle says PETA is wrong to attack Whole Foods.

Whole Foods Deserves Whole Praise for Anti-Factory Farming Leadership

September 28, 2015

There can be no question that, among all major companies in the supermarket sector, Whole Foods Market has been the leader on animal welfare. It’s typically been a first adopter of new vegetarian and vegan food products, and in the process made plant-based eating a far more mainstream and practical notion. Whole Foods has had no small part in the success of start-ups like Gardein, Hampton Creek and Beyond Meat, which got shelf space at Whole Foods and then were able to scale up and gain greater market access throughout the entire food retail sector.

Whole Foods also chose not to sell foie gras or live lobsters on animal welfare grounds, and years before any other marketplace actors, it prohibited the sale of eggs from caged hens or pork or veal from crated animals. So many subsequent decisions from major food retailers about ending the purchasing of eggs or pork from caged or crated animals got a lift from Whole Food’s success in demonstrating that such corporate policies were workable in the marketplace. In short, it said that some common agricultural and commercial fishing practices are beyond the pale and don’t deserve to be represented in the meat case or on the shelf.

But eliminating cages and crates, while an important step, doesn’t address a wide range of other animal welfare concerns in agriculture. So Whole Foods took animal welfare to a higher standard by providing the inspiration for developing a multi-tiered animal welfare rating program for the animal products sold in its stores. That five-step program, administered by an organization called the Global Animal Partnership (GAP), has set up specific standards for pigs, lambs, chickens, and other species. For example, at Level 1, there are no cages or crates for any of the animals. Level 2 requires an enriched environment. At Level 3, the animals have outdoor access. At Level 4, production is pasture-based. At Level 5, the animals are slaughtered on the farm, to avoid the stress they would go through during loading, transport, and off-loading.

This has been a labeling and marketing revolution for animal welfare, and there are now more than 300 million animals who generally have much-improved living conditions under GAP certification programs, on about 2,800 farms. Many of these farmers were already practicing these higher standards and more are joining them every day, encouraged to do so by the Whole Foods program and the promise of a market to sell their higher-welfare products in. I was pleased to join the board of GAP a few years ago to contribute not just to the animal-welfare dimensions of the program, but also to promote the program so that other supermarket chains and food sellers might adopt it and ban the worst factory farming practices from their shelves as well. While we’re hopeful that other big companies will embrace it, no other national players have as yet, making Whole Foods the unparalleled leader in animal welfare. (In full disclosure, at the time I joined the GAP board, I asked John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and himself a fellow vegan, to join the board of The HSUS, and he agreed.)

Whole Foods operates with a similar philosophy to The HSUS: we want people to think about their food choices and make better choices for themselves, animals, the planet, and farmers. We want people to eat a larger share of plant-based foods to reduce the number of animals in factory farms and slaughter plants, but the reality is that most people are going to continue to eat meat, drink milk, and eat eggs for many years to come. Yet, except for GAP and a few much smaller programs, there is little in the marketplace to give consumers guidance in making more humane choices. Whole Foods is making sure that there are higher welfare products in the marketplace, so people can advance that principle in the marketplace, and so farmers who adhere to higher animal welfare standards have an opportunity to connect with consumers through their food purchases.

For any vegan, Whole Foods gives more options than any other major outlet. For any meat eater, it also gives more options – offering up as many as five varieties of products, all meeting a baseline standard and then allowing consumers to reach for higher standards. The system encourages farmers to move to higher levels of welfare standards, too, with so many of them improving their practices so they can sell at Levels 3, 4, or even 5, and do even better for animals.

This is why I am troubled that PETA has chosen to sue Whole Foods in an apparent attempt to undermine or call into question the value of the GAP program.  This is counterproductive, especially in a marketplace where there are dozens of other chains nearly exclusively selling factory farm animal products. Not one of them has done as much as Whole Foods has to promote more plant-based eating and to advance farm animal welfare and fight factory farming in very practical terms.

Animal protection imperatives are best served when groups in our field call out the laggards and the obstructionists on animal welfare. Whole Foods, on the other hand, is a best actor, and there’s a very tangible record over many years to demonstrate that truth.

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Fat obese vegan pig calls for government to use state-run propaganda to force veganism on all people.

Comment: Yeah when I think of picture perfect health, I think of a fat obese vegan pig telling me what I should and shouldn’t be allowed to eat. /sarc

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Meat-eaters should be treated like smokers, says the vegan shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy

“Militant” vegan was appointed shadow environment secretary
Meat-eaters should be treated like smokers, says the vegan shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy

Image Credits: BBC video capture.

by Matt Dathan | Independent | September 24, 2015

Meat eaters should be treated in the same way as smokers and targeted with ad campaigns urging them to become vegetarians, according to Labour’s new spokeswoman for the farming industry.

Kerry McCarthy, who has admitted she is a “militant” vegan, was appointed shadow environment secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s front-bench team, alarming countryside campaigners who warned that her veganism and strong opposition to hunting and the badger cull would harm Britain’s farming industry.

She said that although progress had been made to improve animal welfare, ultimately people needed to give up meat or dairy if they really wanted to protect animals.

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Leaked USDA document reveals government plan to suspend food stamps for millions of Americans and cause food riots.

http://www.ct.gov/dss/lib/dss/pdfs/pgr/AudreyRoweIssuanceFiles.pdf

Food Stamps In Crosshairs of Shutdown

Government shutdown could cut off food stamps for some Americans who depend on the food aid.

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

September 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown Oct. 1 could immediately suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the food aid.

The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that it will stop providing benefits at the beginning of October if Congress does not pass legislation to keep government agencies open.

“If Congress does not act to avert a lapse in appropriations, then USDA will not have the funding necessary for SNAP benefits in October and will be forced to stop providing benefits within the first several days of October,” said Catherine Cochran, a spokeswoman for USDA. “Once that occurs, families won’t be able to use these benefits at grocery stores to buy the food their families need.”

USDA on Friday sent a letter to states asking them to hold off “until further notice” on starting the process that distributes benefits at the first of the month.

The Agriculture Department declined to give details on why the automatic funding would not continue. In the 2013 government shutdown, food stamp dollars were not affected.

Democratic lawmakers briefed by the department said USDA does not have enough money in reserve to pay a full month’s benefits and a partial government shutdown would affect recipients in states that pay out their benefits at the first of the month. They said the department had extra dollars two years ago but that this time around it does not have enough additional reserves.

Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan said benefits could potentially be delayed even if there is a last-minute agreement on a spending bill, since it could take a few days for the department to process the money once a bill is enacted.

“It’s a cash flow issue at this point that will be even worse if there is an actual shutdown,” Stabenow said.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., said she had been briefed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the issue. She said a suspension of benefits could be especially destructive because some SNAP recipients run out of food at the end of the month, just before the benefits kick in.

Republican leaders in Congress are racing to avert a government shutdown next week when the budget year ends and a temporary funding bill is required to keep agencies operating. The process has been complicated because of a battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood and the group’s involvement in the practice of procuring tissue from aborted fetuses for research purposes.

Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Republican who is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said Democrats concerned about SNAP dollars should vote for the Republican Senate bill that would keep the government operating through Dec. 11 and block Planned Parenthood’s federal funds for a year. Democrats are expected to block that measure later this week.

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