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Cell Phones, Radiation & Teenage Brains

cell060908Smartphone radiation could be destroying the memory performance of a new generation of adolescents, a new Swiss study has warned. Cumulative exposure to mobile devices over the course of a year negatively affects the figural memory of adolescents, scientists found. Read more of this post

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Stay Human – Michael Franti’s New Powerful Documentary

franti699_8516736992688416684_nThere’s a moment early on in Michael Franti’s brilliant new documentary “Stay Human,” where he ponders the struggle we often face between feeling pessimistic about life and maintaining hope in our divisive, conflicted world. How do we thwart cynicism and encourage optimism he wonders? Read more of this post

New Argentine Study Links Glyphosate to Miscarriages, Birth Defects

2452.jpgPeople living in an Argentine town in the heart of the GM soy and corn growing area suffer miscarriages at three times and birth defects at twice the national average rate, a new study shows. In addition, the study found a correlation between a high environmental exposure to glyphosate and an increased frequency of reproductive disorders (miscarriage and birth defects). Read more of this post

Another Blow to Monsanto – Glyphosate Poses Significant Health Concern Study

Stop-Glyphosate-1024x444The Guardian reports on a new study that shows glyphosate can have disrupting effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe. Glyphosate is the core ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and levels found in the human bloodstream have spiked by more than a 1,000% in the last two decades. Read more of this post

FDA Coverup of Glyphosate Detected in Food

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US government scientists have detected the weedkiller glyphosate linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. The Guardian reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate for two years, but has not yet released any official results. Read more of this post

The European Union Bans Bee-Harming Neonicotinoids

beesThe European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due to the serious danger they pose to bees. The ban will begin by the end of 2018 Read more of this post

Smart Meters Not Cost Effective – Rejected in New Mexico

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The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously rejected the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s proposal to install smart meters, citing rate increases, an excessive opt-out fee and layoffs as deal breakers. Read more of this post

5G Roll Out Could Be More Harmful Than Initially Imagined

5GcelltowerDr Devra Davis, Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council – “Israeli research studies presented at an international conference reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest network – branded as 5G – that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things.” Read more of this post

“What’s Making Our Children Sick?”

Book-headshot-1080x484In the new book “What’s Making Our Children Sick?” California-based pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro identifies industrially produced food – including genetically modified  foods and their associated pesticides – as a major culprit in the current health crisis. Read more of this post

Bill Gates’ Arizona Smart City – Where’s the Water?

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Set in Phoenix and published in 2015, the book “The Water Knife” describes a dystopian future where water is scarce, the suburbs are ghost towns and refugees from drought-stricken Texas stream across the borders. A year earlier, an article in the Smithsonian magazine prophetically warned “Arizona could run out of water in six years.” Read more of this post