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The Perfect Storm – Grow Local or Grow Hungry?

The Perfect Storm – Grow Local or Grow Hungry?













Jamie Lee, Contributor
Waking Times

Most of us who live in the United States have always assumed that our food would be available in abundance at our commercial grocery stores at affordable prices, at least for the past three generations. Most have never spent a thought about what they would … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths

Toxic Combo of Roundup and Fertilizers Blamed for Tens of Thousands of Deaths













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—is still limited, despite highly damning research being published.

The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” probably has a lot to do with this general lack of insight.… More

April 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
The World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It

The World Is Our Garden – Defend It or Lose It













Julian Rose, Contributor
Waking Times

When we walk into a carefully nurtured and diverse garden, we are struck by its beauty and its sense of completeness. We are enraptured by its scents and its mysteries. We are enlivened by its colours, both vivid and subtle, and we are nourished by … More

April 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Co-Evolution of Bees and Flowers: An Electric Symbiosis Not to Be Interrupted with Pesticide Chemicals

The Co-Evolution of Bees and Flowers: An Electric Symbiosis Not to Be Interrupted with Pesticide Chemicals













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

If you are still spraying your nursery flowers and plants with neonicotinoid insecticides, you are likely interrupting an age-old dance carried out between bees and flowers. Not only are bees dying from the use of these dangerous chemicals, but the act is interrupting … More

April 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Changing Face of Revolution – 3 Inspiring People Who are Undermining the Matrix

The Changing Face of Revolution – 3 Inspiring People Who are Undermining the Matrix













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The matrix has us. It surrounds and keeps us busy working diligently within its nifty little paradigms, hard at work at our own enslavement and self-destruction. Behind the scenes of every aspect of life are codes, regulations, rules and agendas we cannot see, but … More

April 3, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Is Roundup Weedkiller A Brain-Damaging Neurotoxin?

Is Roundup Weedkiller A Brain-Damaging Neurotoxin?













Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo
Waking Times

A new study reveals a hitherto unknown mechanism behind how the world’s most popular GMO herbicide harms the brain.

Remarkably, despite Roundup® herbicide’s widespread approval around the world, the most basic mechanisms through which it exerts toxicity towards non-target animal species (including humans) have … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dramatic Increase in Kidney Disease in the US and Abroad Linked To Roundup (Glyphosate) ‘Weedkiller’

Dramatic Increase in Kidney Disease in the US and Abroad Linked To Roundup (Glyphosate) ‘Weedkiller’













Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo
Waking Times

Last month, we reported on a mysterious global epidemic of fatal kidney disease, focusing on a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health1 that laid down evidence showing the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) is responsible for an epidemic of kidney-related … More

March 19, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?













Lester Brown, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting More

March 18, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
GMOs: Ban Them or Label Them?

GMOs: Ban Them or Label Them?













Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association
Waking Times

Since the controversial introduction in the mid-nineties of genetically engineered (GE) food and crops, and the subsequent fast-tracking of those crops by the federal government—with no independent safety-testing or labeling required—there has been a lively debate among activists, both inside and outside the … More

March 10, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
How Wheat Literally Decimates Your Health

How Wheat Literally Decimates Your Health













Sayer Ji, Green Med Info
Waking Times

Decimate is an interesting word, as far as wheat and gluten toxicity goes.  First of all, many who have been fortunate enough to have identified wheat’s adverse health effects at the root of their often misdiagnosed health problems, know intimately that it … More

March 6, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Future of Grain – Einkorn, Teff and Quinoa

The Future of Grain – Einkorn, Teff and Quinoa













Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Many people are discovering that modern wheat is the perfect chronic poison. The consumption of wheat and wheat-containing products has been linked to many devastating and chronic health conditions including gluten intolerance, celiac disease, endocrine system disruption, leaky gut syndrome, … More

March 3, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History

California Farmers Demand Fracking Moratorium in Worst Drought in History













Food & Water Watch
Waking Times

With drought jeopardizing California agriculture, farmers across the state urge Governor Brown to place a moratorium on water-intensive fracking.

California farmers, grappling with a record drought that’s parching their fields and livelihoods, call on Governor Jerry Brown to place a moratorium on the water-intensive … More

February 28, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Genetic Fallacy: How Pesticide Companies Silence Scientific Dissent

Genetic Fallacy: How Pesticide Companies Silence Scientific Dissent













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

There are plenty of indications suggesting that the evidence-based paradigm across sciences is built on quicksand, having been largely bought and paid for by many major multinational corporations.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the chemical industry, where pesticide companies posing as “biotechnology” firms specializing … More

February 21, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
10 Urban Farming Projects Flourishing in Boston

10 Urban Farming Projects Flourishing in Boston













John Deike, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Urban agriculture and the local food movement are flourishing as farms and gardens continue to pop up across Boston’s inner-city sprawl.

To highlight the green movement, Food Tank created a top ten list of the city’s most innovative urban agriculture projects.

1. Berkeley Community GardenMore

February 20, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Despite Majority Opposition, GMO Corn Gets Green Light in Europe

Despite Majority Opposition, GMO Corn Gets Green Light in Europe













John Deike, EcoWatch
Waking Times

Corporations, backed by influential lobbyists and western governments, dealt major blows this month against activists who are fighting to limit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms(GMOs).

The European Commission gave DuPont Pioneer the green light to freely grow insecticidal corn, also known as TC1507. … More

February 18, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Did the Government Give Industrial Hemp a Pass to Clean Up Radiation in the State?

Did the Government Give Industrial Hemp a Pass to Clean Up Radiation in the State?













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Activists have been shouting they want an end to GMO foods for more than a decade now, and Cannabis Sattiva L. supporters have been at it for even longer, so why has the US government finally given farmers the right to legally grow … More

February 15, 2014 | By | 7 Replies More
Helping the Amazon’s ‘Jaguar People’ Protect Their Culture And Traditional Wisdom

Helping the Amazon’s ‘Jaguar People’ Protect Their Culture And Traditional Wisdom













Rhett A. Butler, Mongabay
Waking Times

Tribes in the Amazon are increasingly exposed to the outside world by choice or circumstance. The fallout of outside contact has rarely been anything less than catastrophic, resulting in untold extinction of hundreds of tribes over the centuries. For ones that survived the devastation … More

February 12, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
20 Places to Find Local Food and Family Farms Near You

20 Places to Find Local Food and Family Farms Near You













Heather Callaghan, Guest
Waking Times

As demand for local and raw goods continue to rise, more people are asking – where do I find local organic? Where do I find raw milk and join a herd share? Where are the farmers markets, co-ops and stands?

Activist Post writer, Brandon TurbevilleMore

February 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More

Must Watch Videos

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More