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Chinese Herb To Prevent Tooth Decay

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChinese researchers from the West China School of Stomatology recently discovered that water extract of the herb Galla chinensis has potent anticaries effects, effectively inhibiting acid production caused by caries-associated bacteria and increasing teeth’s resistance to acid. Read more of this post

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Aluminum, Vaccines & Fertility

Aluminium-ToxicityWriting in Frontiers in Neurology, Prof. Chris Exley says the human brain is both a target and a sink for aluminum on entry into the body – “the presence of aluminum in the human brain should be a red flag alerting us all to the potential dangers of the aluminum age. We are all accumulating a known neurotoxin in our brain from our conception to our death. Why do we treat this inevitability with almost total complacency?” Read more of this post

World Expert on Aluminum Toxicity Links Autism & Aluminum

Autism-Vaccine-SyringeProfessor Chris Exley of Keele University in the UK writes in The Hippocratic Post: “Does human exposure to aluminium  have a role to play in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?” In a new study he discovered some of the highest amounts of aluminum yet measured in human brain tissue.

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Toxic Chemical Veggie Soup

veggiesThe UK Soil Association reports that the number of toxic chemicals found in onions, leeks, wheat and potatoes has been steadily increasing since the 1960s.  Speaking at a UK Royal Society of Medicine conference on pesticides, scientists warned that consuming tiny amounts of many different chemicals on a regular basis could be harmful to human health. Read more of this post

Say What? Chicken Industry’s Bizarre View of Millennials

chickenhODlmLTRjNDJmZmJlZDg1ZgThis not a joke. Here is an extract from a real (not fake) article on the WATTAgNet web site about how to coax millennials into eating more chicken, taken from the Chicken Marketing Summit talk in North Carolina in July, by expert Richard Kottmeyer. First off – Millennials find science-based information suspect. “If you only approach these consumers with science-based information they will believe the poultry producer is trying to hide something,” said Kottmeyer. Read more of this post

Pesticides & Pregnancy

pesticides_spraying_mask_735_3501Eating fruits and vegetables with a high amounts of pesticide residue—such as strawberries, spinach, peppers, or grapes—may reduce women’s chances of conceiving and bearing children, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The study, published October 30, 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked at 325 women undergoing infertility treatment as part of the Environment and Reproductive Health (EARTH) study. Researchers compared information about the women’s diet, drawn from questionnaires they filled out, with U.S. government data on average pesticide residues on fresh fruits and vegetables, in order to estimate the women’s diet-related exposure to pesticides.

The study found that women who ate more than two servings of high-pesticide fruits or vegetables each day, compared with women who ate an average of one each day, were 18% less likely to become pregnant and 26% less likely to have a live birth than women with the lowest exposure.

Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard Chan School and senior author of the study, said that women trying to conceive may want to limit their intake of high-pesticide fruits and vegetables or eat organic versions, or choose low-pesticide produce such as avocados, onions, or oranges.

Certain types of fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries and spinach, tend to require more pesticides to protect the crops and ‘washing them makes absolutely no difference,’ says Chavarro.

“I am now more willing to buy organic apples than I was a few months ago,” he told TIME.

 

Monsanto’s War on the International Agency for Research on Cancer

glyphosate-is-good-for-meEver since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report suggesting that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling pesticide Roundup, could cause cancer, there has been a relentless campaign to discredit the agency. Read more of this post

Another Pesticide Threat to Bees

Bees-Collect-Nectar-from-Strawberry-FlowersFrench bee keepers are up in arms over the authorization of the insecticide sulfoxaflor they warn could sound the death knell of their already decimated bee population, reports The Telegraph. Bee hives have been hit in Europe, North America and elsewhere by a mysterious phenomenon called “colony collapse disorder”. The blight has been blamed on mites, a virus or fungus, pesticides, or a combination of factors. Read more of this post

Only in Hawaii – Spam Shoplifting

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Only in Hawaii is Spam and canned corned beef a hot commodity like fine wines and other luxury items, that need to be locked up to prevent theft. But, according to Civil Beat, that’s what’s happening in some stores on Oahu from Kalihi to Hauula. Read more of this post

Plant-Based Shrimp Heading to Stores

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Vice reports on a San Francisco-based startup, New Wave Foods, that has developed, “an insanely realistic faux shrimp made in a lab from algae and plants, and it tastes so much like the real thing co-founder and CEO Dominique Barnes says that people can’t tell it apart from actual shrimp.” Their shrimp has proven to be a hit, and it has been served in Google’s cafeteria and several pop-ups and events in San Francisco. Read more of this post