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Essays by Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, Vermont

September 5, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, Vermont
Essay

As I was looking over the U.S. obesity maps from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, I was struck by how rapidly our obesity levels rose since 1995. In 1985, forty U.S. states had no record of obesity, twelve other states recorded obesity levels below the 10% range, and only eight states had an obesity index in the 10 to 14% range, with the highest being 12%.

By 2011, only eleven states had obesity levels as low as the 20 to 24% range, thirty-seven states ranged above 25%, and twelve states had obesity indices above 30%. In 26 Read more

August 27, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, Vermont
Essay

Giant corporations like Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, Pepsi and Coke have poured $25 million into the No on 37 campaign.Read more

February 12, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, Vermont
Essay

As we all know, Whole Foods has taken over as the central provider of supposedly safe and nutritious food for urban consumers in the U.S. While Whole Foods' advertising touts their importance in the safe food movement that is sweeping the country;...Read more

December 5, 2011
by Will Allen, Cedar Circle Farm, Vermont
Essay

Lately there have been a series of very public gaffes by several of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, exposing alarming deficits in their knowledge of U.S. historical events. And, there has been some confusion about the...Read more