The High Cost of Salmon Farming

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The High Cost of Salmon Farming

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Farm-raised fish production has skyrocketed 527% in the last three decades
  • An estimated 50% of fish eaten worldwide comes from fish farms
  • More than one-third of “wild-caught” salmon from the Faroe Islands (tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean) are actually farmed fish that escaped
  • Mowi USA, the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon products, was sued for misleading consumers with false marketing claims
  • Your “all natural” Atlantic salmon came from a factory fish farm

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Forests Are About to Become Genetically Modified

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Scientists have been working since the early 1990s to develop a genetically altered American chestnut tree resistant to a fungus that all but wiped out the species
  • The forests along the U.S. east coast were once home to billions of American chestnut trees that provided sustenance for animals and humans
  • Farmers used to fatten their hogs and cows by allowing them to forage for chestnuts in the fall; people in the Appalachian Mountains would harvest and sell the chestnuts
  • A release of GE trees would open the door to release other genetically engineered plants in the forest. It is impossible to monitor the GE trees or predict how they will impact the environment

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Microchip’d? DARPA Biochip To “Save” Us From COVID Can Control Human DNA

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While half of the American voting public is no doubt waiting in earnest for the announcement of a release of the COVID vaccine and as totalitarian states and governments the world over attempt to require proof of negative tests before travel, a new tool in the shed of government surveillance and control is revealing itself. Continue reading

Feeling constipated? Try aloe vera

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Beets: Evidence-Based Health Benefits

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Beets have always been and remain one of the world’s most underutilized ‘super foods’ with a number of powerful, evidence-based health benefits Continue reading

6 Natural Ibuprofen Alternatives Backed by Clinical Research

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6 Natural Ibuprofen Alternatives Backed by Clinical Research

With the public’s growing awareness of the deadly side effects associated with the regular use of synthetic painkillers like ibuprofen, the need for natural, evidence-based alternatives has never been greater. Continue reading

3 Fall Remedies To Have On Hand

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It’s been feeling like fall here in the Midwest and I have those awkward days of wondering whether I should wear my flip flops or boots. These are the only two things I wear on my feet for the most part – because they are easy to wear and it gives me less choices I have to make when I start my day. Yes, I am in that season of life where anything that makes life easier is necessary. 😉 Continue reading

Herbal Salves for Aromatherapy

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What is a salve? A salve as defined by dictionary.com is “a medicinal ointment for healing or relieving wounds and sores.”1 Many over-the-counter remedies are salves such as Neosporin®. Lip balms are also a form of salve, so a salve doesnt have to be medicinal, just nourishing to the skin. Salves in general are a simple formula with just a few ingredients. They generally include an oil and a wax to create a semi-solid material. Today people use the terms lotion bars or balms to also describe salves. Continue reading

Medieval medicine remedy could provide new treatment for modern day infections

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· To fight antibiotic resistance more antimicrobials are needed to treat bacterial biofilms, which protect an infection from antibiotics. Continue reading