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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

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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

LED Lights Could Give You Cancer

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The Daily Telegraph reports that the new generation of street lights in the UK  dramatically increases rates of breast and prostate cancer, according to a new study. Scientists have warned officials to consider limiting the roll-out of LED (light-emitting diode) lights after an investigation indicated a “strong link” between the technology and the disease.

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The Great Vaccine Debate – Too Many?

vaccmaxresdefault“The problem responsible scientists are faced with right now is that the evidence is accumulating that the CDC’s childhood vaccine schedule is not scientifically-based,” writes award-winning science journalist Jennifer Margulis. “The medical doctors, academic researchers, citizen scientists, and concerned parents who are taking the time to read the science and educate themselves about what we know and what we don’t about vaccines are all coming to the same conclusion: something is very wrong with today’s childhood vaccine recommendations. Our current medical recommendations seem to be harming children’s bodies and their brains. 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

Dopamine – Silicon Valley’s Secret Sauce

dopaserveimageFascinating article in The Guardian today highlighting the role of the pleasure neurotransmitter dopamine. Silicon Valley hails it as the secret sauce that makes an app, game or social platform “sticky” – the investor term for “potentially profitable”. “It is the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll molecule,” says Ramsay Brown, the 28-year-old cofounder of Dopamine Labs, a California startup that promises to increase the rate at which people use any running, diet or game app. Read more of this post