Reprinted with permission by Jill Carlson, Renewable Farming LLC
Our family’s health crises over the years spurred us to look outside the box. We listened to many voices and finally found the one, true basic answer: Food is our best medicine.
Jill is the author of four books and grandmother to seven grandchildren. She's active here at Renewable Farming, where our three-generation mission is encouraging farmers to raise health-giving food and keep their own families healthy.
Food: My Best Medicine
All my life I’ve searched for good food…really good food.Read more
Our Sister Organization, Holistic Moms Network (HMN), has invited Moms Across America moms to connect with Holistic Moms Network Moms online in the next 6 events starting tomorrow! How lovely! The first one is about organic gardening! Yeah!
It's a great time to connect with others and get to know more people in our local area, even if we can't meet in person. We encourage you to join in on any of these Facebook Lives, hosted by HMN moms from all across the country. Later, when we are all out and about again, make sure to connect in person at one of their 90 chapter meetings, share ideas, support each other and create healthy communities together!Read more
Moms Across America is committed to creating healthy communities. A healthy community includes access to locally grown organic food and thriving small farmers. The current shutdown has caused cancellations of school and restaurant orders and closure of farmers markets across the country. Many small farmers have had all or nearly all of their income disappear. In addition, many of their workers or volunteers cannot come to their farm and harvest their crops, so crops are rotting in the fields. This situation is dire for small farmers that we depend on for healthy food and healthy communities. We must support them in this time of need!Read more
At Moms Across America we are careful to focus on the issues and not personalities or politicians, no matter what the party. Recent discoveries of policy changes have us compelled to discuss both. When any politician, regulatory agency, or manufacturer takes action that impacts the health of our families and communities, we must speak up and hold them accountable.
Trump was clear from the beginning that he would “drain the swamp.” Many Americans thought that meant eliminating the politicians that drive the corruption and heavy-handed government restrictions on their everyday lives. They hoped they would regain many personal freedoms that they felt were being restricted.
These times bring a new understanding. We have received documentation that the USDA program inspectors have been instructed to no longer regulate genetically modified foods, including meat, poultry, and egg products. The order reads, “IPP (Inspection Program Personnel at the USDA) are not to verify whether establishments meet labeling requirements related to the NBFDS (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standards).” The order stands for a full year and states that January 1, 2022, the Agricultural Marketing Service, instead of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS,) will enforce compliance with NBFDS.
Until then, FSIS not regulating meat and eggs for genetically modified foods in any way. The document states that the FSIS will issue instructions of labels “in the future, if necessary.” Additionally the FDA has ceased food inspections which includes all other genetically modified foods.
We are getting plenty of advice from news stations to keep washing our hands and practice social distancing. These two actions will help to prevent the spread of CoVid 19, however, they will not directly prevent the side effect of the pandemic, which is the crashing of our economy. The impact we could be facing in the next few months from the loss of jobs, stock sell-off, and closed businesses, if we are not responsible, could lead to more deaths and homelessness than we can imagine.Read more
Contact Debbie Luican
Mission Viejo, CA, March 28, 2020 - Moms Across America has received documentation from a supporter showing that the USDA program inspectors have been instructed to no longer regulate genetically modified organisms (GMO) in foods, including meat and egg products. The order reads, “IPP (inspection program personnel at the USDA) are not to verify whether establishments meet labeling requirements related to the NBFDS (National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standards).” The order states that January 1, 2022, the Agricultural Marketing Service will enforce compliance with NBFDS.
Fearful? Stressed? Anxious?
Listen to Mom.
- TURN OFF THE TV.
- Put down your phone.
- Take a moment to read some GOOD NEWS about GOOD DEEDS and...
All across the country and around the world people are stepping up during this time of stress and fear and are blowing our minds with kindness. Last week we featured the creative generosity of people mostly in Europe - in Italy and Spain. This week we gathered together stories from right here in the Good ol’ US of A.Read more
CALL TO ACTION!
Governor Newsom: Please Do Not Deploy 5G / Wireless Installations in Our Schools During Quarantine!
Dear Californians and Friends of Californians,
On Thursday, March 19th, Governor Newsom announced his intention to expand the deployment of wireless infrastructure in schools during the COVID-19 quarantine. We understand this is during a time when there will be the least resistance to this harmful technology. While we all appreciate Governor Newsom’s leadership regarding COVID-19, deploying further wireless infrastructure in our schools and neighborhoods, especially at this time, is taking the wrong path.
Children’s Health Defense, together with Moms Across America and 5G Free California, is launching a campaign to have Governor Newsom reconsider his decision and to encourage him to take leadership in protecting the health of our children from the proven harms of wireless radiation and to lead the way with safer and faster-wired technology.
“With schools closed across the state and teachers struggling to implement online and alternative learning programs, the governor also asked for an expansion of technology investments for schools, an increase in Title I funding for schools with a high concentration of poverty, broadband internet upgrades, grants for teachers to adapt to digital-age instruction…”
Newsom's full letter to the President here.
In the worst of times, we have the opportunity to be the best of humanity.
What’s happening in the world right now is frightening. The health and economic impact of CoVid 19 is changing our everyday life in dramatic ways. In each moment things can change...as the stock market plummets, funding for nonprofits like ours is cut, month to month contracts with consultants are halted, catering gigs are cancelled leaving food manufacturers with thousands of servings of food. Suddenly families need to sort out homeschooling as children are sent home for weeks or even a month or more. Life is in upheaval. We can react to it. Or with each moment choose to breath and create.Read more
When I was little my mom never let me have fruit roll ups. I’d throw tantrums in the grocery aisle. “Why?!” I just wanted to have tongue tattoos like the rest of the kids at lunch. It didn’t make sense to me why she would deny me the jovial camaraderie of tongue tats.
Now that I am twenty-three, I know why. Of course, it wasn’t just about the fruit roll-ups. It was everything. It was the sugar, the soda, the aspartame, artificial flavors, Red 40, high fructose corn syrup, antibiotics, aspirin, pesticides, processing - it was the poison. She was trying to protect me. I was lucky.
My father is a Chiropractor. In elementary school my classmate told me that his Dad said my Dad was a “quack doctor”. He didn’t know what it meant, and neither did I. I thought it was a compliment, I laughed, and said “Quack, Quack” curling my arms to my side like a duck. This was the first but not the last time my father’s practice was misunderstood and criticized. Throughout school I learned that we are trained to ignore the Spirit.Read more