Paleo Chicken Vindaloo

It’s easy to make curry at home with this amazing blend.

All ingredients should be organic, if possible

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced

1 TB ghee

1 bhp-free 14 oz can lite coconut milk

1 TB concentrated chicken base (you can find organic)

1 1/2 TB vindaloo curry powder

1/4 tsp dried ginger

1/2 tsp dried basil

2 dried kaffir lime leaves

1/2 tsp dried cilantro

1/2 TB dried, minced lemon grass

10 oz pkg frozen broccoli florets

1/2 lb fresh carrots, diced

Method

saute chicken in ghee until about halfway cooked

add coconut milk and chicken base

add spices

add veggies

simmer until carrots are soft, about 30 min

serve as a curry soup

Thinking About You – 10/22/14

Elizabeth Dougherty

 

For the last two nights, I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night for about an hour. I’m not sure why. I do have a lot on my mind and it’s very quiet this time of the morning, so I can think.

Before my current commitments, which are great right now, I used to write often. Lately, it seems, the writing I do is void of emotion. By design, it’s meant to be factual and more about critical thinking. I’m “growing as a person”. Lucky me.

A couple of years down the road, I’ll be helping to shape policy in some important area of our daily lives. I’ll be continuing our radio show, which now seems to be in a groove again. It’s like our child and it’s a rebellious teen right now. Not a bad place to be.

I came back home to Orlando after some major events in my life to be closer to friends and loved ones. Ironically, we now seem farther apart. I’m not sure if it’s because of what we do (radio) or how busy I am. Maybe the perception is that I’ve changed in some way. I haven’t. I’m still the same fun loving, humorous person I’ve always been. Maybe you’ve changed, not me. I’ll keep my idealistic view of the world that still believes we can all make a difference, thank you.

Occasionally I do question where we are going, but I’m not a person who believes I pull all the strings and make all the decisions. Everything is as it should be right now. With that acknowledgment comes a confidence and a sense of calm.

The other day I was thinking I wish I could give that gift to you. It’s a great feeling to know you are doing what was intended for you to do in life. I’ve only felt it during one other space in time, and now once again. When you know you are doing the right things, every day feels like Christmas. It’s the best way I can describe it.

Sure, every once in a while I want to quit and take my toys and go home. My second grade teacher told me I have gifts and it would be selfish not to share them with others. It would be easy for me to do nothing all day and go to the spa, but I think I would go bat crazy if I did that.

It would also be unfair of me not to try to empower you in the same way I feel empowered; to question authority and demand answers.

My gift to you today is to tell you that you can make a difference. Tell your neighbor and your loved ones they can make a difference too. This is our country and YES, WE DID BUILD THAT.

Don’t let the miscreants win. Vote. Get rid of the career politicians. Take what is yours and don’t allow the socialists to act like they are doing you a favor for accepting the benefits of what you have built.

It’s your country. It’s your reality.  Don’t let anyone choose your future for you.

Most of all, ask that person that seems to be languishing through life how you can help. Sometimes just knowing someone cares can make all the difference. Life is hard enough. Have some compassion and empathy for others. It feels ridiculous having to write those words, but what I’m seeing every day in society has me worried. It’s not about giving to charity. It’s about just being a nice person. If we all did that, we wouldn’t need charities to make us feel better about ourselves.

If someone disappoints you, suck it up. It’s not all about you. Maybe they have problems at home or at work. Maybe they are unwell or caring for a loved one who is unwell.

In short, before we help the rest of the world, we need to fix our own problems and clean house. America is great. America is blessed. Don’t allow the money-changers in the temple corrupt our beautiful land we’ve worked so hard to cultivate.

Be who you are. Be an American.

 

These Three Audio Clips Made Us Question the Haines/ISIS Horrific Video

Elizabeth Dougherty


Before Americans agree our citizens should be placed in harm’s way to fight a sect (not a country), we should be sure we are being told the truth.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Haines.

Clip #1 is Mr. Haines’ last words. Listen to the birds in the background.

Clip #2 is the volume raised on the background noise while Mr. Haines is speaking.

Clip #3 is the presumed executioner. Note the background noise abruptly changes.

The Dougherty Report is heard Saturday evenings at 10pm ET on the Genesis Communications Network, the largest independent network of stations in the nation.

Sounds of Chirping Birds In Desert Call Authenticity of Haines Video Into Question

Elizabeth Dougherty


In our live broadcast this evening, we played a clip of the speech by David Haines in the latest, stomach-turning Isis video. At just over a minute into the video, birds can be heard in the background in the desert scene while Mr. Haines is speaking. When the member of Isis speaks immediately after him, the sound of birds abruptly disappears. (You may need to wear headphones to hear the background noise.)

Before we send our loved ones into a war-torn, dangerous area of the world to save us, it’s important to have facts in hand.

The Dougherty Report had a forensics expert from the U.K. on the program, who found numerous issues with the last Isis video.

Go to 1:05 in the video HERE

The Dougherty Report is a nationally-syndicated radio program on the Genesis Communications Network, the largest independent radio network in the nation.

Atomic Gardens: Salt. Pepper. Radiation?

 

 

 

 

 

Special to the Dougherty Report

Atomic gardening is a form of selective mutation that uses exposure to radiation in order to create useful mutations in a food. The scheme began in the 1950′s as an alternative use for fission energy. Post-World War 2 efforts of using radiation to mutate foods didn’t fizzle out the way they could have. Forms of atomic gardening are still used to this day to try to influence the growth of a certain seed or produce in a way that humans deem beneficial.

The history of atomic gardening

The idea, as mentioned, took off in the 1950′s. While scientists were exploring the effects of radiation on food as early as 1920, the farming method didn’t catch on until a few decades later.

Atomic energy has been a source of great interest ever since the end of the Second World War. Scientists and researchers believe it to have valuable potential, far away from weaponry.

In the 1960′s, Atomic Gardening had become more widespread. Europe, The Soviet Union and the United States were all doing their own forms of testing. As the years progressed, different environments were created in order to study whether or not results changed.

Over twenty different atomic farms were created worldwide. By the 1970′s, even Asia had begun their own forms of research using Cobalt-60 to try and influence favorable mutations in seeds. The goal among authorities was to create even more locations for selective breeding to take place.

But, by the mid-80′s, interest in atomic energy waned slightly, as nations explored other ways of creating mutations. While the method still has its relevance in society, it’s less commonly used now by western countries. Asia still maintains their atomic gardens, and are even increasing the amount they have. Recently, a new development in Malaysia became one of the biggest gardens in the world.

Foods that have been most affected

Genetically Modified foods are subject to heightened controversy at the moment. As people take more of an interest in what they eat, the idea of putting something in their mouth that has had its DNA scientifically altered concerns some.

DNA splicing is the modern form of the atomic garden. It acts as a cheap and easy way to produce mass amounts of crops, and maximizes company profits.

Frequent foods found in the modern day diet can be traced back to the atomic garden. Peppermint flavoring being an extremely common one. The Rio Star grapefruit, a type of grapefruit seen in Texas, also traces its ancestry back the gardening scheme. It shows how vast the mutation methods were, as 75% of all Texas grapefruits are now of the Rio Star variety.

There are believed to be thousands of foods in circulation that have had their DNA altered using this process. Different varieties of rice, corn, wheat, peas, cotton, seeds, bananas and nuts have all been altered by genetic modification. The idea was that they’d become disease resistant, and form a cheap and reliable food source for years to come.

The missing link is the lack of adequate testing and feeding studies on humans. We don’t know what these foods do to OUR DNA.

HUMAN STEM CELLS SUCCESSFULLY TRANSPLANTED INTO PIGS

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Special to The Dougherty Report

Scientists are at it again. They have successfully managed to transplant human stem cells into pigs. You may be wondering what it all entails. Pigs are considered to be closely anatomically linked to humans and this is why transplanting the stem cells is possible. The argument here is that pigs respond to health threats the same way humans do and that they are much closer to the size and scale of humans as opposed to other animals. Previous tests had been made with mice and rats, which were all unsuccessful and this involved stem cell therapies together with transplants and grafting of cells that eventually resulted in rejection by the hosts. So now that we know a big breakthrough has been made in the scientific world, what next?

There are some serious moral considerations at play. Where do they find these cells? Often in hospitals when placentas would otherwise be discarded and through other medical procedures. Right to life advocates have been concerned that fetal tissue may be used for stem cell therapy. Watchdog groups have remained diligent in their efforts to prevent fetal stem cells from being used for research purposes.

Researchers are excited about the possibilities in improving the “human condition”, overall.

This major breakthrough is believed to be a step closer in finding treatments for certain incapacitating human diseases. This technology may aid patients who suffer from severe immune deficiencies by developing treatments for them. Some of these diseases are considered fatal. Another reason why pigs actually respond well to a stem cell transplant is they also have compromised immune systems, which imitate that of human patients who are diagnosed with immune deficiency problems.  However, there is concern as to how to protect them from other pathogens. All this has been taken into account and after a way has been found to protect them from pathogens, they could bring immense breakthroughs. This applies to trial stem cell therapy and whole organ transplants.

In the very near future, scientists may bring an end to fatal diseases characterized by immune deficiency problems. This gives scientists and researchers a field day to work on new  discoveries that may redeem humans from a number of debilitating human diseases.

 

The First Man-Made Foods Are Poised To Enter The Market

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Special to the Dougherty Report

One of the first synthetic foods to be lab-created was meat and the hamburger was the first in line to be tested. The scientist who created it had to have a taste of the burger, and he said it was not bad but needed seasoning. Since it is artificial beef cultured from the beef itself, one wonders if it is safe for consumption. This all depends of the level of pathogens present in the synthetic meat, but who is to say that it is safe or not safe when compared to natural beef? Suffice it to say, lab tests are still underway regarding this discovery, so do not expect to find a pound of this artificial meat in the supermarket soon!

Nano-foods on the other hand have had reports of toxins evident in them. Nano-foods are foods that don’t occur in nature as food. It has been reported that nano ingredients are being added into daily food basics such as fruit juices, cooking oil, teas, soft drinks and diet replacement milkshakes among others. These are items that are usually used in most households and it is therefore important for labels to be placed on the packaging. This would alert the consumer the product they are about to consume does contain nano ingredients, which gives them the choice of opting for them or others. Some organizations have called for a halt to the sale of nano foods until adequate testing has been done on them. This is important to show they are either safe for human consumption or not. Some of the nano materials used in the food industry include nano titanium oxide, nano silver and nano zinc. Scientists have actually gathered evidence to support the notion that most of the foods in the market exhibit warning signs of nano-toxicity, which can be toxic to both humans and the environment.

Since scientists have discovered that nano materials are unsafe for humans and the environment at large, governments should consider taking up this fight and have bills that regulate the usage of nano materials. They should also pass bills to mandate the labeling of all foods that contain nano materials in order to provide consumers with the option of choosing what they want to put into their bodies. Awareness programs should also be formed for the purpose of sensitizing consumers to the nano materials present in their foods.

Trends in GMO Labeling

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Trends in GMO Labeling

Special to The Dougherty Report

Due to the controversy surrounding GMO foods, the Center for Food Safety submitted a legal petition to the Food and Drug Administration. This was in regard to the labeling of all GMO foods that find their way into the marketplace. It was to provide consumers with freedom of choice when it came to choosing the particular foods they preferred. Enough companies and organizations supported the move together with a couple million consumers who submitted comments to the government. It has since been observed that the FDA has delayed taking action, which has left many states with no other choice but to introduce bills regarding genetically engineered foods on a state-by-state basis.

These states have come to the conclusion that it is a consumer’s right to know what is in their food. This is taking place so the consumer’s rights are respected. When sensitizing campaigns are properly done regarding genetically engineered foods, consumers are able to make their own personal choices. This leads to speculation as to why FDA is delaying their call-to-action where genetically engineered foods are involved. Might there be something wrong with the GMO foods? Is there something they are not telling consumers?

 

The FDA should consider clearing the air on this matter to avoid a lack of transparency, which eventually leads to genetically engineered foods being discredited.

So there you have it. If at your state has not passed a bill to label GMO foods, then you know who is causing the delay. Your state might also be passing it in the next few years as it moves through the state legislatures, so do watch out for it

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Julia Child’s Potato Salad, Champagne Gold Pineapple Cole Slaw – Recipes

It took me many years and many tries to make some good ribs. Sometimes I make a dry rub for them, and sometimes I use a wet marinade. This time, it was dry rub time.

 

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Making amazing pizzas at home

It is not hard to make artisanal quality pizza at home. Here are a few pointers, and then we will get to the recipes. First, buy a good quality pizza stone, or you can use quarry tiles cut to fit a rack in your oven. You can also use untreated granite tiles. Expect these to crack after a year or two, unless you can find quarry tiles. I’ve been through several pizza stones now and cracked all of my granite. It’s the price you pay for good pizza. Luckily, these items are not expensive.

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Fluoridating Water Is Ridiculous, Outdated And Dangerous – Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network we interviewed Professor Joe Cummins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario about his paper entitled, Water Not Fit to Drink. This paper was written for the Institute of Science in Society. Professor Cummins has written papers in the past at the behest of the USDA and FDA, among other government organizations in the United States.

Here is what he had to say about fluoride in drinking water along with our comments about it: 

Professor Joe Cummins, professor emeritus of genetics at the University of Western Ontario, is one of the foremost scientists active in the campaign to protect the safety of crops, foods, human health, and the environment. Prior to joining Western in 1972, he taught genetics at Rutgers University and the University of Washington (Seattle) and since 1968 has been involved in a range of environmental issues related to mercury, asbestos, PCBs, pesticides, toxic waste, and genetic engineering. Prof. Cummins is the author of more than 200 scientific and popular articles and has published recently in Nature Biotechnology, The Ecologist, and Biotechnology and Development Review. He lives in London, Ontario, Canada.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News and  other stations. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

 

 

Professor Emeritus Don Huber, Purdue University On Why GMOs Are Unsafe – Audio

This week on the Food Nation Radio Network we spoke with Professor Don Huber who has identified an unknown entity in genetically modified corn. Concurrent with that discovery and research, he has found several very serious health effects from consuming GMO plants.

There are currently bills in front of the House and Senate in the Florida Legislature to label these foods, giving consumers the right to know what they are eating. GMOs include soy, corn and sugar beets, although there are several others on the market.

Some citrus farmers in the State of Florida are in support of a new genetically modified orange to combat “greening”, a blight on the citrus crops, instead of using more organic methods. This new orange produces its own insecticide inside the fruit to kill pests.

Here’s our shocking interview with Dr. Huber: 

Dr. Huber is Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Idaho (1957, 1959), a Ph-D from Michigan State University (1963), and is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was a Pathologist at the University of Idaho for 8 years before joining the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Purdue University in 1971. He does advisory work for the USDA.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News and  other stations. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Genetically Modified Oranges With A Side Of Frog Genes

In this PDF presentation obtained by Food Nation Radio Network, read about genetically modified oranges. The information speaks for itself. These GM oranges are currently in field trials in the State of Florida to combat a citrus blight called Greening, instead of testing two varieties of citrus that are already resistant to the blight.

There are local resources for organically grown oranges, including Uncle Matt’s (an organic brand) and at stores such as Rollin’ Oats and Whole Foods Market. Some farmer’s markets in the area may carry organic oranges, also. Certified organic produce is not permitted to be genetically modified.

GM-ORANGES

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News and  other stations. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

 

The Constitutionality Of The Monsanto Protection Act – Audio

Recently on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with Professor Virelli from Stetson University about what has become known as the Monsanto Protection Act. Is it constitutional for companies like Monsanto to sidestep the judicial process and plant whatever crops they want to plant?

Here’s what Professor Virelli had to say:  

Professor Virelli’s bio from the Stetson website: Louis Virelli is a Professor of Law, teaching courses in Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law I, Federal Courts, and Federal Pretrial Practice. Professor Virelli has received the Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and the Branton Excellence in Teaching Award.  He regularly coaches two of Stetson’s moot court teams and is the faculty advisor to the Stetson chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Immediately prior to joining Stetson, Professor Virelli served for five years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he was named best oralist in the law school’s Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition and served as an Articles Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. After law school, Professor Virelli clerked for Judge Franklin S. Van Antwerpen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the Third Circuit.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News, Sunday morning at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcastpage on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.


 

 

Jury Refuses To Convict Raw Milk Farmer – Audio

Recently, on Food Nation Radio Network we spoke with Attorney Nathan Hanson about his defense of a raw milk farmer in Minnesota which ended in jury nullification.

In other words, although the farmer did not comply with some of the laws regarding raw milk, the jury found the laws so ridiculous in this case, they refused to convict him.

Here’s what Attorney Hanson had to say: 

Attorney Hanson’s bio from his site: Nathan M. Hansen has practiced law in Minnesota since 2003. He has handled numerous criminal and civil matters, and has also handled matters in Bankruptcy Court for the past five years.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pink Pineapple Contains “Tasty” Tobacco Gene – Audio

In January, Del Monte received approval to import a GMO to the United States for human consumption. The new pineapple with rose-colored flesh was touted to the USDA as having more lycopene in the edible fruit portion of the plant, while discouraging undesirable flowering and  reproduction of the plant, ensuring better harvests for the grower.

One of the genes used to accomplish this (tobacco) was surprising to Food Nation Radio Network. Tobacco is considered toxic for humans to eat, yet there were no test results or human studies provided in the application letter made to the USDA. The USDA did not request any studies in their approval letter to Del Monte.

Here’s what we had to say about it: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News, Sunday morning at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcastpage on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

 

Why Vaccines In The General Food Supply Are Dangerous – Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network we interviewed Professor Joe Cummins, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario about vaccinations in the general food supply. He writes papers for the Institute of Science in Society. Professor Cummins has written papers in the past at the behest of the USDA and FDA, among other government organizations in the United States.

Here’s what he had to say: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday afternoon at 4 on WWBA AM820 News, Sunday morning at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcastpage on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Little-Known Facts About What’s In Your Wine – Audio

On Food Nation Radio Network this week, we talked with Katrina Frey of Frey Vineyards about genetically modified yeast and over 100 surprising additives that can be put in wine without your knowledge and without a label.

Here’s what she had to say: 

About Frey Vineyards from their website: We have always been family-owned and operated, and today a third generation helps with the production of fine organic wines in a tradition of sustainability started 30 years ago. Our vineyards and winery are nestled on the slopes of the Redwood Valley A.V.A. (American Viticultural Area) in Mendocino County, California, at the headwaters of the Russian River. All of our wines are made with no added sulfites. Our innovative winemaking techniques compensate for the lack of this synthetic preservative (which can induce headaches, sniffles, and other allergic reactions in some people). The wine is therefore free to reveal its delicate and true flavors. Today, we are pleased that many more wineries and grape growers have become certified organic and Biodynamic®, for the health of our common environment as well as our customers.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Why The National Bill To Label GMOs Is An Insult To Americans-Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network we talked about the Genetically Engineered Food Right-To-Know Act and a major issue hidden in the bill that consumers need to know about.

For nearly three months, Elizabeth Dougherty has been digging for information about a provision in the bill that would allow vaccines in the food supply, potentially for human consumption in unlimited quantities. After making several interview requests to the co-sponsors of the bill to discuss this controversial provision on the show, we were contacted by another member of Congress. Here is what happened:

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Non GMO Project Bombshell-They Did Not Test Syngenta’s Kumato-Audio

We were asked by a friend and listener of Food Nation Radio Network about a tomato on the market that was developed by Syngenta. Our friend was concerned that it may be a GMO and asked us to investigate.

In our research, we discovered the Kumato was Non GMO Project Verified. That was comforting.

We read the Kumato story about it being developed through traditional methods and that it came from a wild tomato in Spain. Then, we dug deeper and the REAL story began to emerge.

Here’s what we found out: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

 

Why The New York Times Is Wrong About GMO Citrus-Audio

Recently, the New York Times did a story about the Great State of Florida to explain the perspective of one large company who wants our oranges to be genetically modified. In fact, Southern Gardens Citrus thinks it is essential they grow GMO citrus.

Here’s how the story was wrong and a how more complete picture could have been given to NYT readers: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Sugarcane Is Sprayed With Glyphosate (RoundUp) To Ripen It-Audio

We’ve told you about genetically modified sugar beets and encouraged folks to eat sugarcane instead. Now, we are concerned about new information we discovered about a process designed to increase the profitability of sugarcane crops. We want to share this information with you.

Thanks to a listener who sent us a tip, we verified some surprising information in an interview with a researcher at the USDA. Sugarcane in Louisiana, Florida and other parts of the world are sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in RoundUp) before harvest to speed up the ripening process and increase its sweetness.

Some studies worldwide suggest there is no safe level of glyphosate. Glyphosate was not developed to be ingested by humans.

U.S. Sugar (the same entity developing genetically modified oranges through Southern Gardens Citrus) did not respond to our attempts to contact them to comment on this story.

Here’s what Caleb Dalley from the USDA Sugarcane Research Unit had to say: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network (beginning June 1st 2013), Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on both  WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Canola Oil Was Never Intended To Be Consumed By People

This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we uncovered some information from the EPA that is very disturbing. Listen to the history of Canola Oil. There is more background on our site about the health effects from consuming this machine lubricant.

In our opinion, there is no such thing as organic canola oil under the USDA definition and it should not be labeled as such. Lots of substances are “organic”, but would never receive a USDA organic label. Think about it.

This is the EPA original document (some of this information was redacted in the 1990s, so we are providing you with this one): EPA

Here’s the full story: 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 200 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

How Non GMO Activists Have Mischaracterized TTIP – Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network we talked with Professor Peter Fitzgerald from Stetson University College of Law about the European trade agreement and GMOs.

Separate fact from fiction by listening to this: 

Professor Fitzgerald’s bio from the Stetson Law site:

As a specialist in domestic and international commercial law and policy, with an additional interest in animal law, Professor Fitzgerald’s newest book is International Issues in Animal Law. Additionally, he has co-authored four other books and written numerous articles addressing international business transactions and trade relations. He appeared before the congressionally created Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Assets Control, and was invited to provide evidence to both the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Legal Safeguards and Targeted Sanctions, and to the British House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Impact of Economic Sanctions. Additionally, the U.S. Trade Representative appointed Professor Fitzgerald to the NAFTA Bi-national Chapter 19 Panel Roster, and he served as an arbitral judge on two separate international dispute resolution panels established under the NAFTA agreement.

Professor Fitzgerald has taught at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, and has also taught courses at the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C.; the Scandinavian/Baltic Institute on Emerging Markets and Transitional Democracies summer program in Tallinn, Estonia; and the Innsbruck Institute on World Legal Problems summer program in Austria. Additionally, he has lectured at Cambridge University’s Centre for Animal Welfare and Anthrozoology in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, as well as at the Scottish Agricultural College. At Stetson, he is a recipient of the “Golden Apple” Teaching Award, the Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship, and the Outstanding Faculty Service Award.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

LA Says Your Kids Are Fat – Audio

There’s no “gentle” way to say it. This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we picked up a story from Dan Maduri at NewstalkFlorida.com about the LA school system sending home letters to parents saying 20% of the kids in early grades are “obese”.

Listen to this ridiculous story with sound clips and a description of the nutrition film star coach making these decisions:  

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Whole Foods Market Talks Seafood Safety – Audio

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk Staff

Doctors tell us that a dietary increase in seafood while cutting back on consumption of red meat is a great way to stay healthy. Recently on Food Nation Radio Network, we spoke with David Ventura, the Seafood Coordinator for Florida Whole Foods Markets about what his company is doing to educate consumers and protect the sustainability and integrity of the seafood supply.  You’ll also be surprised to learn of all the testing that is still being done on seafood coming from the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Listen to our interview

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.

Can a Small Group of Moms Make a Difference?

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk:

Recently on the Food Nation Radio Network, we shared a story about Moms for Labeling; a group of concerned Seattle mothers who want to see genetically modified foods labeled properly.  After their small non-profit organization filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association claiming that the GMA is acting as a Political Action Committee in its support of the “I 522″ ballot initiative, the GMA sued them.

Moms for Labeling alleged that the GMA was acting improperly by not identifying member companies who have donated money for political initiatives as required by Washington state law.

The GMA fought back against Moms for Labeling, using the financial might of some of the biggest companies in the world to file a countersuit against this small group of moms.

Elizabeth Dougherty spoke about the case with Karen Andonian of Moms for Labeling and her attorney Knoll Lowney.

CLICK HERE to listen to our original interview and our comments.

UPDATE ON THIS CASE:
Last Friday, Thurston County Judge handed down his decision and ruled in favor of the GMA.  Almost immediately, the GMA claimed victory over Moms, but in reading Judge Chris Wickham’s decision, the judge made it clear that his decision was based on a technicality and the calendar.

Judge Wickham ruled that Moms for Labeling, a newly formed organization, had violated state filing procedures by not waiting the required 55 days after giving notice of an action to sue.

Judge Wickham also wrote:  “So I will find that plaintiff is unable to show by clear and convincing evidence that they have a probability of prevailing on the claim — not that there isn’t merit in the underlying claim — but that they can’t get by the time limit and notice provision of the statute.”

In addition to having their lawsuit dismissed, Wickham issued Moms for Labeling a fine of $10,000 plus attorneys’ fees.

THE LATEST:
The case of Moms for Labeling in Washington State has taken several big steps forward over the past two weeks.

Moms saw their original complaint against the Grocery Manufacturers thrown out on a technicality.  The Attorney General of Washington took up the cause and brought his own action against the GMA.  In a surprising move, the GMA released the names and contributions as Moms had originally asked for.  Now, with days before the election, Moms have filed suit once again, this time against No on 522, the organization working to prevent labeling of GMOs.

This week on Food Nation Radio we spoke to Knoll Lowney, attorney for Moms for Labeling about this case.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Just as happened in California, political advertisements from those opposed to labeling efforts are swaying undecided voters in Washington, and polls show a very close race.  Food Nation Radio Network urges a YES vote on “I 522″ and we will provide updates.

Greed & Arrogance – FatCats of No on I-522

This is a SPECIAL SEGMENT produced by Food Nation Radio Network. It has not been broadcast. This is the LATEST information on the State of Washington initiative to label genetically modified foods.

LISTEN  to our EXCLUSIVE interview and contact your friends, family and local representatives in the State of Washington. 

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.


 

Food Nation Radio Remembers Restaurateur Charlie Trotter

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk:

In the summer of 2011, the Food Nation Radio Network with Elizabeth Dougherty attended the National Restaurant Association’s annual show in Chicago.  While there, she had the opportunity to visit Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant and interview the world famous chef.

Mr. Trotter passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his home in Chicago.

The Food Nation Radio Network remembers Charlie Trotter.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 in Orlando and on the Space Coast on WAMT AM1190 News and WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Networkwebsite and on Facebook.

Dougherty Rails on Time Mag for GMO “Conspiracy Theory”

Photo property of Time Magazine

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk

This week on the Food Nation Radio Network, did Time Magazine® go too far? In its November 25, 2013 edition marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of  President John F. Kennedy, the author compares the conspiracy theories surrounding JFK’s death with the controversies associated with genetically modified foods.

The Food Nation Radio Network™ with Elizabeth Dougherty was incensed and as you’ll hear, opened the show with a fiery monologue.

CLICK HERE to listen.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on  WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

Lassiter’s Views On St. Petersburg

As we leave beautiful St. Petersburg, we thought Bob Lassiter’s tribute to the city was fitting, so we are sharing it with you. Produced by Michael Serio, my husband and Executive Producer, in March, 1987.

LISTEN HERE

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on  WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.

NY & Colorado Poised to Label GMOs – Audio

From the Food Nation Radio News Desk

For the past 18 months, Food Nation Radio has followed the efforts to label genetically modified foods in Washington State.  While the ballots have been counted and the results were not what we had hoped for, in our opinion the final outcome of I-522 is still unknown.  An activist group known as Moms For Labeling helped raise awareness of the actions of the Grocery Manufacturers Association that were alleged to be unlawful. The Attorney General may yet take action against the GMA for their illegal campaign contributions that may have influenced I-522 voters.

In the meantime, the battle to label GMOs continues on a state by state basis and two new battleground states are moving to the forefront.  Grass root efforts are underway to inform consumers in both New York and Colorado and volunteers in those states are taking two very different routes.

Elizabeth Dougherty spoke with Stacie Orell of GMO Free New York and Larry Cooper of Right to Know Colorado about their individual state efforts and their very different routes to ensure their residents know what is in the foods they feed their families.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.


 

My Sweet Son Speaks On GMOs

Last week on Food Nation Radio Network, my nine-year-old son Jonathan, decided to record an open for the program to talk about genetically modified foods.

Here’s what he had to say: LISTEN

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a food writer for over 10 years, attended culinary school and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 250 episodes of Food Nation Radio which airs each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the Food Nation Radio Network website and on Facebook.


 

For Justina

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.”

The doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital seem to have lost sight of a lesson that is as old as the medical profession itself.

As we transition to The Dougherty Report, we’ve learned of a situation in Boston that is disturbing and should be alarming to every parent.  Ten months ago, a 15- year-old girl was removed from the custody of her parents and is being held at Boston Children’s Hospital.  It’s Christmas Day, and instead of this child being free to enjoy the day with her family, she’s under the constant surveillance of hospital personnel.

CLICK HERE to hear what I had to say about the situation as she spends Christmas Day 2013 locked away in the hospital.

Attorney/author Beth Allison Maloney recently appeared on the show to describe how this child was removed from her parents and is now among a group of five children in the same situation at the same hospital over the last eighteen months.

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a writer for over 10 years, and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 300 episodes of radio which air each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the The Dougherty Report website and on Facebook.

The Connecting Flight Between MH370, EMP’s & Solar Power

This week on The Dougherty Report, we are challenging you to think.

Is there a connection between;  (1) the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Air Flight MH370, (2) Dire warnings by former VP Dick Cheney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich that EMP (electromagnetic pulses) could destroy the electrical grid system in this country and cause widespread loss of life, and (3) the plan put forward by former VP Al Gore whose stated goal is to replace the current electrical grid system with solar and wind turbines by 2018?  Is it far-fetched to think this government itself might resort to a scheme to destroy the current electric grid to advance a cause?

Listen HERE.  https://soundcloud.com/the-dougherty-report/dougherty-report-podcast-03-29

Elizabeth Dougherty has been a writer for over 10 years, and holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude from NYIT. She has been a talk show host of nearly 300 episodes of radio which air each Saturday morning at 8 on the Business Talk Radio Network nationwide, Saturday afternoons at 4 on flagship WWBA AM820 News, and Sunday mornings at 8 on the Space Coast on WIXC AM1060 News, respectively. You can read her articles and hear previous shows on her podcast page on the The Dougherty Report website and on Facebook.

 

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