Good News!


Posted by Annie in Organic, Twain Harte News on March 27, 2014

We’ve got a long road ahead, but the California Senate passed proposed legislation (SB 1381) by state Sen. Noreen Evans requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled.

October 12, 2013Sonora Rally Against GMO’s — Oct. 12, 2013

On Wednesday, March 26, the Senate Committee on Health approved the bill on a 5-2 vote after Evans, D-Santa Rosa, agreed to several amendments, including that the legislation exclude alcohol products and not take effect until Jan. 1. 2016.

“I want to be very clear: This bill doesn’t ban anything,” Evans testified Wednesday. “It simply requires labeling. It’s agnostic on whether GMOs are good, or whether they are bad.”

While, Prop 37 would have banned firms from marketing any ‘processed food’ as ‘natural’ – even if it did not contain any GMOs . SB 1381, by contrast, contains no reference to natural claims, requires plaintiffs to give 60-days of notice before filing any legal action, and would only allow them to collect attorney’s fees and costs, and not damages.

It excludes certified organic foods, food served in restaurants, and meat and dairy from animals fed GE feed.

Several other states are pushing forward. You can read about it here.

GE Labeling Resurrected in California, Petition For Ballot Measure Circulating in Colorado

On a related topic the Twain Harte Market is contacting all their vendors, they are in the process of labeling all the products on their shelves.  They hope to be done sometime in June.  Maybe the rest of the world won’t know what they are eating but here in Twain Harte, we will.  Way to go Twain Harte Market!  Kudos!

You won’t believe this…

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Label GMO’s in CA…


Posted by Annie in Opinion, Organic on February 28, 2014

Exciting news! A bill to label food that contains Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) was just introduced in the California legislature. A simpler, cleaner version of Proposition 37, this bill is intended to ensure we know what’s in our food and how it’s grown.


If you support GMO labeling, now is a great time to contact your State Senator today and urge them to support SB 1381. With a strong majority of Californians in favor of GMO labeling, it’s time for lawmakers to step up!

Read the bill…

I was disappointed to see that animals eating genetically modified organisms are exempt once again.  Many people still don’t realize that GMO’s are fed to animals.

The bill, if passed, would require GE food to be labeled as genetically engineered, but food containing only some GE ingredients could be labeled “Produced with Genetic Engineering” or “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering.” The bill prohibits punishment for failure to label GE foods if less than 1 percent of the ingredients in packaged food is genetically engineered or if the producer didn’t know they were using – or didn’t intend to use – GE foods.

Then read this…

Obesity, Corn, GMOs

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Happy New Year!


Posted by Annie in Opinion, Organic, Twain Harte News on January 1, 2014

It’s hard to believe another year has gone by.  Lots of changes were made by our family this past year.  If you haven’t made the trip up to Twain Harte yet, it’s beautiful.  You will need a warm to light jacket in the daytime, but be sure to bring things to bundle up in at night.  It gets cold!

food porn

food porn

Nearly all the snow has melted though I’m sure you will find some up the mountain.

Exciting news: the Twain Harte Kitchen Store, The Harte of the Kitchen, is moving across the street to a larger spot.  Nature’s Nook has gone out of business.  It makes you wonder why they undertook the big remodel last year.

We’ve been educating ourselves about the sorry state of our nations food supply.  This past year, we have slowly been opting out of mainstream foods.  We joined a food co-op that is fantastic.  It not only saves us money but has the most unusual items available. They still offer everyday items, of course.  The hard part is giving up “my brands” and switching to organic duplicates of what we were already buying.  So far, we haven’t found many that we didn’t like.

We knew we would be healthier for the change but we had no idea that we would also be less hungry, drastically reducing our food intake.  I can afford to buy organic because we are eating so much less. We haven’t been sick either.  It’s simply amazing.

A test kitchen is a kitchen used for the proce...

A test kitchen is a kitchen used for the process of developing new kinds of food.

We still stop at an occasional fast food restaurant but not nearly as much as we used to.  There is one drawback though.  The more real food we eat, the more the we find that GMO’s make us sick.  Stomach cramps and the whole nine yards.  I think our bodies are trying to tell us something.  I plan to listen.

We’ve stopped eating fish, which is so difficult.  I love seafood of almost any kind.  But it’s contaminated now.

Food – The Ultimate Secret Exposed

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