How GMOs and Glyphosate Impact Soil Biology

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Glyphosate shuts down amino acid synthesis, followed by inhibition of protein synthesis necessary for plant growth. When that happens, it makes the plant more susceptible to pathogens in the soil Continue reading

Chemical Exposures Are a Major Threat to Human Health and Reproduction, International OB-GYN Report Warns

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According to a report by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Continue reading

Health Canada to Relabel Roundup Weedkiller

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The research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared glyphosate a class 2A carcinogen. Monsanto is pursuing a retraction of their damning report

Health Canada has announced it will update Roundup’s label to reduce human and environmental exposure Continue reading

Could You Eat on $3.37 a Day?

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A typical family using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the official name for food stamps, will have about $3.37 per person, per day, with which to buy food Continue reading

Radiation is Safe – So Don’t Worry About a Thing

Why would anyone worry about radiation,  mercury pollution coming out of every coal fired electrical plant in the world,  vaccines, most pharmaceuticals or genetically modified food? Pesticides are not  a problem nor is plutonium or the massive nutritional deficiencies gaining  ground in the public. Continue reading

5 Surprising Factors That Make You Pack on Pounds

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Contrary to popular belief, obesity is not simply the result of eating too many calories and not exercising enough

Antibiotics, found in medicine and non-organic meats, promote obesity by killing off beneficial gut bacteria and altering your microbiome Continue reading

Documentary Reveals the Dangers of Everyday Chemicals

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Industrial chemicals such as BPA, pesticides, and flame retardants are contributing to infertility, birth defects, cancer, autism, Parkinson’s, and many other serious illnesses

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Pesticides Put Global Food Production at Grave Risk, International Task Force Warns

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Large-scale, chemical-based agriculture is posing a threat to the world’s food supply, an international task force warns, saying neonicotinoid insecticides must be phased out Continue reading

How Biological Farming Can Transform Your Food Supply for the Better

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The entire food chain is connected to soil health, from plant and insect health, all the way up to animal and ultimately your health Continue reading

“Food Babe” – A Woman on a Mission to Change the Food Industry, and How You Can Too

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Vani Hari’s blog, FoodBabe.com, and her “leading by example” style of food activism is an inspiration to a growing number of people not just in the US but around the world Continue reading

Infographic: Organic vs. Conventional Foods

Here is an excellent Inforgraphic showing the parallels in foods that are Organic and those that are either GM (Genetically Modified) or Conventional (use of pesticides and other harmful components of our food supply).  While the differences between organic foods and conventionally grown foods may not seem big, there can be some noticeable ecological and visual differences between the two. The biggest differences would be the use of pesticides and other types of chemicals Continue reading

Greater Lifetime Pesticide Use Causes Telomere Shortening

Researchers from Northwestern University’s School of Medicine have determined that the use of certain pesticides over a lifetime produces a shortening of chromosome telomeres. Continue reading

Is Agave Nectar Good For You?

Is agave nectar good for you? With all the research done on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), consumers focused on eating healthier prefer “natural” sweetener options.  Many believe that agave nectar is a healthy choice – and the sales reflect that.

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Grassfed vs. Organic Butter, And Which One Will Kill You Faster

Butter Basics

Butter. Oh yum, butter. Butter on corn, butter on scones, green beans in brown butter, buttercream icing, herb butter… Oh, butter, no other fat is quite like you, and we love you for it.

But let’s start at the beginning. Cow’s milk is separated into milk and cream. Continue reading

Fighting Microbes with Microbes

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  • Microflora in soil influences plant health, helping to provide nutrients and suppress disease; there are more than 30,000 varieties of microbes in soil
  • In humans, antibiotics are often overprescribed, killing off beneficial bacteria and promoting the formation of antibiotic-resistant ”super germs”; Continue reading