“Nutritionally Enhanced Organisms”-The Rebranding Of GMOs-Audio

Genetically modified organism sounds so ominous these days, doesn’t it? What with insecticide inside some GM crops, and the ability to spray weed killer on them all day long without damaging them, it hasn’t been very good PR for companies like Monsanto.

Citizens across the United States are in favor of labeling these crops so they know what they are buying and taking home to their families.

Corporations, with all their political contributions, scare tactics and other means have been unsuccessful in duping the public into thinking these foods are safe to consume.

A change must be made.

What if…we put something beneficial inside these crops like more beta carotene, lycopene or other nutrients? We could continue to put all the other genes in there that allow us to keep our insecticides and weed-resistant crops in place, all in the name of…nutrition.

Food Nation Radio talked about it this week: 

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 podcast page 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.

Groups Taking $ To Label GMOs Are Silent On Food Vaccines-Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we asked some important questions about the national bill to label genetically modified food. Why is there a huge exception for GMO vaccines in the general food supply? Why aren’t consumer groups who are supposed to be informing people what is in our food mentioning this giant hole in the national labeling bill? Are they abdicating their responsibility to consumers who have given them donations?

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.

Marinated skirt steak, with homemade tortillas, fresh salsa, guacamole and lime crema

If you are feeling like some fresh Mexican food, this menu can be put together in less than an hour. This is also a fun menu to do with friends in the kitchen.

 

 

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Kentucky Hot Brown, Kentucky Burgoo and Mint Juleps – Recipes

It’s Derby time and the event is filled with tradition. Here are a few time-tested dishes for the big race.

 

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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.

 

Health Concerns About GMO Salmon – Audio

This week on the Food Nation Radio Network we spoke with Jaydee Hanson, the Senior Policy Analyst for The Center for Food Safety about the proposal in front of the FDA that would allow genetically modified salmon to be produced and sold in the United States.  As you’ll hear, the public spoke out against the proposal en masse, but barring a major reversal in government policy, look for this salmon to be on the market shortly.  While there is pending legislation that would require specific labeling of this particular salmon, unless it is labeled appropriately, you won’t even know you’re eating it.

Here’s what he had to say: 

From The Center for Food Safety’s website:  Jaydee Hanson works as a policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety on issues related to nanotechnology, animal cloning and animal genetic engineering. He also works for the Center’s sister agency, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) where he directs their work on human genetics, synthetic biology and nanotechnology. He is the US co-chair for the Nanotechnology Taskforce of the Transatlantic Consumers Dialogue and a fellow of the Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future.

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.

Here’s What The Proposed National GMO Bill REALLY Says – Audio

This week on Food Nation Radio Network, we read the proposed national bill to label GMOs. There are some good points about it, but there are also some concerning exceptions you should know about, as consumers who will be affected by this legislation.

We’ll also preview an interview we have NEVER aired, which will air next week, discussing one of the VERY exceptions listed in this bill. It was so controversial when we recorded it (two years ago) we held it for the appropriate time.

Here’s what we 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.

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