5 Reasons to move to Green Mountain state – Vermont (where natural does NOT mean GMO)

May 13th, 2014 by Thisisnatural.com No comments »

welcome to VermontFollowing the victory GMO labelling law, we explore reasons why thousands of families are likely to move to Vermont in time for the new era of food labeling.   Vermont’s Governor Pete Shumlin could be signing in a law with a broad range of exciting economic benefits including uplift in demand for housing and economy. Here are Five reasons you may want to join many young families and  move to Vermont:

1.  Easy food shopping. Clearly marked choices. Vermont has made the necessary legislation picking up where the FDA has left off when it comes to defining natural and labeling GMO foods. 

The bill  makes it illegal to call any food product containing GMOs “natural” or “all natural.” Urvashi Rangan, executive director of the Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability Center said “Companies shouldn’t be able to do an end run by slapping a ‘natural’ label on a product that contains GMOs as, unfortunately, they are allowed to do today. Leave it to the state of Vermont to pick up where the FDA has left off when it comes to defining natural.”

Many mothers are busy looking for Non-GMO brands to feed their young family. Making the move to Vermont could be the very answer to save time shopping and enjoy more of the green outdoors.

The deadline to change the labels is mid 2016, just enough time to plan and move your life to Vermont.

2.  A Natural place near huge & exciting cities  

Vermont sits between four major metropolises: Montreal, Boston, New York and Philadelphia.  All 4 major cities are 2 -3 hours drive away,  or a very short flight  from the Capital or Vermont Montpelier. Interestingly, these States all have a huge organic / non GMO following and already Vermont is beneficiary to people moving in from surrounding states. The new label laws will likely boost this already existing trend plus people from many other states. Some Californian families, for example, who narrowly missed out on the GMO legislation in their state, may make the move East.

3. Vermont is growing private sector jobs and people are finding work.  Highest Minimum Wage in the USA

Vermont’s per capita personal income for 2013 is estimated at $45,783, increasing the state’s ranking to 19th.

In a press release during April 2014, Annie Noonan  Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor said;
“The state’s economy has shown great resiliency over the last few years considering all that Vermont has faced with the national recession, multiple weather-related disasters and layoffs from some large employers. Despite those facts, Vermont is growing private sector jobs and people are finding work.

Vermont’s minimum wage will rise from $8.73 to $10.50 over the next four years making it the Highest State Minimum Wage In The Country. This is another Bill passed by Governor Peter Shumlin that gives good reason to move to Vermont.

4. Green Mountains; bike’s and Ski’s 

Because of the beautiful mountains and lakes, Vermonters cruise around in four-wheel-drive vehicles with ski racks in winter and bike racks in summer.

The Green Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. state of Vermont. The range runs primarily south to north and extends approximately 250 miles (400 km) from the border with Massachusetts to that with Quebec, Canada. These Green Mountains and the nation’s first — and some would argue best — long-distance hiking path, the Long Trail.

5.  Fresh, organic food with a farming fashion trend! 

REFERENCES

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/05/12/3436853/vermont-minimum-wage-highest/

http://www.popularresistance.org/monsanto-and-dupont-set-to-sue-vermont-over-gmo-labeling/

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/article/travel/see-new-england/vermont

http://www.vtlmi.info/

http://agriculture.vermont.gov/about_us

German Chamomile

April 21st, 2014 by Thisisnatural.com No comments »

German chamomile is an herb. People use the flower head of the plant to make medicine. The medicinal use of chamomile dates back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Chamomile has been used to treat a variety of conditions.

Ten Facts about German chamomile

Fact 1:
German chamomile is used for intestinal gas, travel sickness, stuffy nose, hay fever, nervous diarrhea, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fibromyalgia, restlessness, and trouble sleeping. It is also used for digestive system disorders, stomach ulcers, colic, and menstrual cramps.

Fact 2: It is also used on the skin for treating or preventing damage to the inside of the mouth caused by chemotherapy or radiation.

Fact 3: A form of German chamomile that can be inhaled is used to treat inflammation (swelling) and irritation of the respiratory tract.

Fact 4: The latin name is Matricaria recutita it is an annual plant of the composite family Asteraceae.

Fact 5: other names (Synonyms) are: Chamomilla chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita (correct name according to the Flora Europaea), Matricaria chamomilla, and Matricaria suaveolens.

Fact 6: German chamomile grows near populated areas all over Europe and temperate Asia. It is widely introduced in temperate North America and Australia.

Fact 7: As the seeds need open soil to survive, it often grows near roads, around landfills and in cultivated fields as a weed.

Fact 8: It can be taken as a herbal tea, two teaspoons of dried flower per cup of tea, which should be steeped for ten to fifteen minutes while covered to avoid evaporation of the volatile oils. For a sore stomach, some recommend taking a cup every morning without food for two to three months.

Fact 9: German chamomile is also used as a mouthwash against oral mucositis.

Fact 10: There are two plants known as chamomile: the more popular German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman, or English, chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile ). Although they belong to different species, they are used to treat similar conditions including:

* Chest colds

* Sore throats

* Abscesses

* Gum inflammation (gingivitis)

* Anxiety

* Insomnia

* Psoriasis

* Acne

* Eczema

* Minor first-degree burns

* Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)

* Stomach ulcers

* Children’s conditions such as chickenpox, diaper rash, and colic

A video about the development of Anti Aging Peptides during the cold war

April 21st, 2014 by Thisisnatural.com No comments »

A Russian research group is showing that each of the concentrated peptide bioregulators in Cerluten interact with particular strands of DNA – effectively and very specifically activating repair and regenerative processes for these body & organ functions:
Central Nervous System
Heart
Bladder
Pineal
Adrenals
Prostate
Kidneys
Cartilage
Stomach Mucas
Pancreas
Liver
Lungs
Testes
Thyroid
Blood Vessels
Retina
Thymus
Female Reproductive

The following video is about the development of Peptides during the cold war. Russian leadership noted ‘Premature Aging Syndrome’ in personnel working in certain dangerous conditions and provided the resources for Professors Khavinson and Anisimov to make groundbreaking discoveries.

The secret research uncovered, after two decades of research a remarkable link between short chain peptides and DNA.

Peptide therapy is relatively cheap, highly specific, can be taken orally and doesn’t require any suppression of the immune system to operate fully.

This product is the result of a remarkable story lead by Professor Vladimir Khavinson who is the President of the European Academy of Gerontology and Geriatrics, but in the 1980’s he was a Colonel in the Soviet Union military medical corps. Peptide therapy is individualised gene switches (similar to stem cell research) and since they have been tested for many years in secret military research on thousands of individuals, without report of any serious side effects or contraindications to date, they could be set to ‘out do’ stem cells.

Millions of people around the world cheer that the “Monsanto Protection Act” is being stripped from Senate’s spending bill – Food Democracy Now claims victory

September 26th, 2013 by Thisisnatural.com No comments »

Activism has forced Senators to discontinue the Monsanto Protection Act renewal that would grant Monsanto immunity from legal action.confirm that the provision that millions of people around the world have been so concerned about will not be extended and has now been removed from the Senate’s version of the bill.

Dave Murphy, founder and executive director of Food Democracy Now! organized more than half a million signatures in a petition delivered to Congress and the White House demanding the removal of the The Monsanto Protection Act, otherwise known as the Farmer Assurance Provision rider, In addition, the law’s opponents logged more than 40,000 phone calls to members of congress in the last two weeks alone.

This is what happens when people become engaged in the democratic process,” Murphy said. “Millions of people around the world were outraged when the bill passed originally and removing the Monsanto Protection Act from the current bill is a sign that the food movement has arrived politically. The American people are tired of Monsanto’s lies and the manipulation of our political process and we’re not backing down.”

In recent times, consumers have become increasingly opposed to genetically modified foods. Monsanto especially has been under fire, with millions taking to the streets to protest against the company’s questionable patenting policy and its genetically modified seeds and food. In total, people marched in 436 protests in 52 countries around the world.

Now, US state governments seem to be weighing in on the matter. Connecticut has already passed a bill that requires the labeling of genetically modified foods, and similar proposals are under consideration in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Opponents say the law would negatively affect the image of genetically modified food, while it has not yet been proven beyond doubt to be unhealthy, as well as drive up the price of groceries. Supporters of the bill argue that the price increase would be negligible.

SOURCES

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/09/19/food-companies-scrutinized-amid-gmo-controversy.aspx

http://www.mintpressnews.com/anti-gmo-victory-monsanto-protection-act-stripped-senate-bill/169728/