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Category Archives: Future

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

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

More Bad News About LED Lights

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University of Essex Prof. Arnold Wilkins, a leading expert in photosensitivity and physiology, has warned that energy-saving light bulbs could be giving us all headaches as they flicker too much. LED bulbs can bring on feelings of dizziness and pain within just 20 minutes of switching them on. They can also produce disturbing anomalies of perception, such as seeing multiple images of a lamp, every time you move your eyes rapidly. Read more of this post

Microchipping Humans

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Some workers at the tech company Three Square Marketa in Wisconsin will soon be getting microchips in order to enter the office, log into computers and even buy a snack or two with just a swipe of the hand. Todd Westby, the CEO of tech company, told ABC News that of the 80 employees at the company’s River Falls headquarters, more than 50 had agreed to get implants. Read more of this post

Monsanto & Bayer Killing Bees & Butterflies

sunflower-bee-beth-reisHow shameless is Monsanto Hawaii’s advertising? A banner ad on the Maui Now web site shows a photo of a bee sucking up nectar from a sunflower next to a photo of a butterfly landing on a yellow flower with a caption proclaiming – “Cultivating an even brighter future for agriculture.”

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Britain Could Become a Biological Desert

shutterstock_515369695-e1480287688288“Britain will soon become a biological desert,” writes environmentalist Dr. Rosemary Mason in an open letter to Prof. William Cushley, chair of the UK’s Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP). “Few can avoid the pollution of water, soil and air by genotoxic and teratogenic herbicides, insecticides and other industrial chemicals. Governments and regulators only measure a small fraction of them. Human health depends on biodiversity. Food depends on natural pollinators.”

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Low-dose penicillin in early life induces long-term changes in behavior

PenicillinIn a landmark study, researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University have found that providing clinical (low) doses of penicillin to pregnant mice and their offspring results in long-term behavioral changes. These changes include elevated levels of aggression and lower levels of anxiety, accompanied by characteristic neurochemical changes in the brain and an imbalance in their gut microbes. Giving these mice a lactobacillus strain of bacteria helped to prevent these effects. Read more of this post

Smoking Gun Revealed: Monsanto’s Roundup & Cancer

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The agrochemical giant Monsanto has desperately tried to hide research that links Roundup, the world’s most popular pesticide with cancer. Now documents revealed through lawsuits show how a respected EPA scientist’s conclusions that Roundup caused cancer were suppressed by the government agency meant to protect our health. Read more of this post

The Maui Independent Debuts on the Web

alika-atay-Native Wisdom: Water Protector Alika Atay on the Power of We the People. Alika Atay was the lead plaintiff in the SHAKA Movement’s federal lawsuit over the invalidation of Maui’s successful GMO Moratorium initiative in 2014. This Maui Independent In Their Own Words features the barrel-chested, deep-voiced leader known to many Native Hawai’ians as “Uncle Alika.” His words are from interviews conducted during the past year by journalist Jonathan Greenberg. Read more of this post