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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Smart Meter Victory on Maui

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Maui’s electric utility has taken an extraordinary step in proposing to only provide new smart meters to customers who request them. The decision is likely the first time that a utility anywhere in the nation has adopted such a radical proposal. Across the United States, people have either been forced to accept a smart meter replacement for their analog meter, or pay an “opt-out” fee, in places like California, of more than $400, to not take the forced “upgrade.” Read more of this post

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Weed Killer Designed to Save Farms is Devastating Them

dicamba-soybeans-damage-Porter-0501W1-3245a_1The damage in northeast Arkansas and across the Midwest — sickly soybeans, trees and other crops — has become emblematic of a deepening crisis in American agriculture, reports the Washington Post. Farmers are locked in an arms race between ever-stronger weeds and ever-stronger weed killers. Read more of this post

Right Around the Corner – Synthetic Meat

memphiskq4fkjk1d7otspom4sqzBloomberg reports that Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and Richard Branson in company that makes meat from self-producing animal cells. Memphis Meats, which produces beef, chicken and duck directly from animal cells without raising and slaughtering livestock or poultry, raised $17 million from investors. Read more of this post

The Kali Yuga – Big Changes Looming?

kaliyugaAccording to ancient Vedic scriptures we are in the age of the Kali Yuga, the last of the four stages the world goes through as part of the cycle of yugas.  Hindus believe that human civilization degenerates spiritually during the Kali Yuga, which is referred to as the Dark Age because in it people are as far away as possible from God. Read more of this post

How Monsanto Tries to Suppress Science By France’s Le Monde

Monsantos-March-FranceFrance’s leading daily newspaper Le Monde has published a lengthy expose on Monsanto’s insidious practices in suppressing any science that puts their pesticide products in a bad light. It highlights how the giant agro-chemical company went into attack mode when the U.N.’s International Agency for Research on Cancer suggested that glyphosate in Roundup could cause cancer. Here’s an excerpt translated from the French by Google, so it might sound a little odd sometimes.   Read more of this post

Super Wi-Fi is it Safe?

he-has-wifi-e1453589588211On the horizon it looks like we’ll have ultrafast wi-fi, and maybe more health problems. According to the UK Telegraph,  ultrafast wi-fi, which is 100 times quicker than today’s mobile networks,  could send complex data using high-frequency radiation. Read more of this post

The Veggie Burger That Bleeds

all-burgerBack in the mid-1970s when I stopped eating meat I thought it was a little weird that some companies would try to attract vegetarians by marketing fake meat products. Flash forward to 2017 and the Impossible Foods company is selling a “delicious burger made entirely from plants for people who love meat.” Read more of this post