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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

Frequent Flying & Radiation Threat to The Heart

flying1299046221700Exposure to radiation experienced by frequent fliers may damage the heart, new research suggests. Even low doses are linked with a significantly increased risk of heart damage decades after exposure. When flying, the heart is placed under stress from radiation given off in airport body scanners, as well as that which hits the plane from space. This radiation exposure may reduce the heart’s ability to contract. Read more of this post

New Pro GMO Doc Twists Facts to Support Big Ag

no-gmo21“Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, “Food Evolution” is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic,” begins a laudatory Los Angeles Times review of a new pro-GMO doc. “Persuasive rather than polemical, it’s the unusual issue film that deals in counterintuitive reason rather than barely controlled hysteria.” Read more of this post

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Germ

Stevia-copyA 2015 study in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology notes Lyme disease is a tick-borne multisystemic disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. “Administering antibiotics is the primary treatment for this disease; however, relapse often occurs when antibiotic treatment is discontinued. The study evaluated the effectiveness of whole leaf Stevia extract against B. burgdorferi spirochetes, persisters, and biofilm forms in vitro.” The study found stevia leaf extract actually killed all forms of the Lyme germ. Read more of this post

Arkansas Farmers Sue Monsanto

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A group of Arkansas farmers has filed a class-action lawsuit against Monsanto and the German Company BASF for crop damage due to dicamba herbicide. According to a news release announcing the class action case, the attorneys have decades of experience fighting and protecting agricultural interests in Arkansas and across the nation.  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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Flying Danger – Toxic Air

plane.giPilots are left incapacitated or suffering fatigue, experiencing breathing problems, and stomach and heart trouble. It’s called aerotoxic syndrome, and researchers are calling for it to be recognized as an occupational disorder. A study published June 12, in the World Health Organization’s journal Public Health Panorama, focused on “bleed air” – the system in use on most planes by which unfiltered air from engine compressors is used to supply the ventilation system in the cabin and cockpit. In a survey 142 out of 274 UK pilots reported specific symptoms and diagnoses with 30 suffering “adverse health effects.” Read more of this post