Remains of 90 million-year-old rainforest discovered under Antarctic ice

Fossil traces of an ancient rainforest were just unearthed in West Antarctica. Continue reading

More people are starting home gardens to address possible FOOD SHORTAGES due to the coronavirus pandemic

While the rest of the country is panic buying because of the COVID-19 pandemic, those who have taken up home gardening and prepping aren’t too worried about possible food shortages. Continue reading

Air pollution levels DROPPING all over the world as coronavirus causes cities and industries to shut down

As major cities all over Europe go into lockdown, levels of air pollution are dropping dramatically. Continue reading

Here are 10 healthy reasons to start sprouting

Sprouts are one of the healthiest foods you can introduce to your diet. Many sprouts are nutritional powerhouses that offer various health benefits linked to immunity, metabolism and cardiovascular health. Continue reading

Grassroots Rising — A Call to Change the World

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Ronnie Cummins’ new book, “Grassroots Rising,” details how transforming our food and farming system worldwide can solve many of our most pressing problems, including environmental pollution, health problems, climate change and rural poverty
  • Transitioning to regenerative organic farming has the ability to solve all of these problems simultaneously
  • Far from solving world hunger, genetically engineered crops destroy soils and make food more toxic and less nutritious. Regenerative farming has demonstrated its superiority with regard to yield and nutrition, without the use of toxic chemicals
  • Education, innovation, policy changes and investment are the four things that drive this change of paradigm
  • The Via Organica farm in Mexico is promoting a novel way to produce inexpensive yet highly nutritious animal feed made from native agave plants

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The Hidden Risks of Pesticides

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  • Exposure to low doses of atrazine leads to changes in the gut microbiota of wasps, increasing their resistance to pesticides
  • Researchers exposed wasps to atrazine at concentrations of 300 parts per billion, an amount meant to simulate the exposure level that would occur among pollinators visiting a field that was recently sprayed
  • Changes in gut microbiota occurred, Changes in gut microbiota occurred, including not only the herbicide atrazine but also glyphosate — a chemical to which the wasps had not been exposed
  • The microbial changes in the wasps’ guts persisted across successive generations, meaning that the wasps’ offspring were affected even though they weren’t exposed to atrazine
  • Host-microbiome interaction is not part of standard biorisk assessments for pesticides

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Genetically Engineered Food – the Lie That Won’t Die

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  • Biotech industry promised genetically engineered foods would reduce pesticide use, increase the nutritional content of food, boost farmers’ profits and feed the world by increasing yields
  • In reality, GM crops have turned glyphosate into one of the most widely and recklessly used herbicides in history and monoculture has led to a loss of biodiversity
  • GM crops have also failed to live up to expected increases in crop yields and, nutritionally, GMOs primarily provide cheap, unhealthy ingredients for ultraprocessed ready meals, prepackaged foods and fast food restaurants
  • More than 40,000 people in the U.S. have filed lawsuits alleging exposure to Roundup is the cause of their cancer. Once a rare cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma is now the seventh most common cancer in U.S. men and women
  • The agricultural biotech industry continues to advance with a new suite of genetic engineering technologies known as gene editing, which includes techniques such as CRISPR as well as synthetic biology and gene drives

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5 Medicinal plants that you need in your home garden

Mother Nature is filled with medicinal plants that work better than most modern medicines. Many of them are even commonly used in emergency survival situations due to the effectiveness of their healing properties. If you’re looking to expand the plants in your garden, you should seriously consider adding several or all of these five medicinal plants. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) Continue reading

Bizarre ‘ice volcanoes’ erupt on Lake Michigan beach

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Special Report: A Plastic Tide

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  • The world now produces 299 million tons of plastics a year, most of which ends up in the oceans
  • A hard-hitting documentary from Sky News, “A Plastic Tide,” showcases the urgent problem of plastic pollution and what some activists are doing about it
  • Volunteers in Mumbai, India, and other places are cleaning up the plastic pollution on beaches
  • Marine animals die from eating plastic, which they can mistake for food or become entangled in
  • CT scans reveal plastic in the tissues of mussels found in Belgium

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Berry foraging: How to identify and harvest 8 wild berries

Proper preparation can go a long way in increasing your chances of survival when facing an emergency situation. Continue reading

Ancient ‘outlaw temple’ discovered in Israel

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The famous First Temple was not alone. Continue reading

A Never-Before-Seen Event Is Collapsing an Ice Sheet in the Russian Arctic

A Never-Before-Seen Event Is Collapsing an Ice Sheet in the Russian Arctic

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The lost continent of Zealandia hides clues to the Ring of Fire’s birth

The hidden undersea continent of Zealandia underwent an upheaval at the time of the birth of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Continue reading