Tag: pesticides

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
Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Three decades ago, when I was still in medical school, autism affected one in 10,000 children.12 What changed between then and now to cause one in 50 children3 to become autistic?

Mounting research—not to mention plain logic—indicates that brain disorders are the … More

April 3, 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
7 Ideas for Helping to Protect the Honeybee

7 Ideas for Helping to Protect the Honeybee













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

With all of the immediate problems facing people these days, it is difficult to be concerned and proactive about the looming environmental crises that will affect us in big ways in the not-too-distant future. After all, who has time to do anything about … More

March 4, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
This New Finding Explains Why Bees Are Disappearing

This New Finding Explains Why Bees Are Disappearing













Amanda Froelich, Guest
Waking Times

The secret is out – bees have been disappearing for almost a decade now, and scientists are scrambling to understand why. Some sources relay that the colonies all across the world are vanishing due to pesticides, electromagnetic frequencies, mites, and even GMO crops, but … More

January 2, 2014 | By | 8 Replies More
Common Insecticides May Be Linked to Kids’ Behavior Problems

Common Insecticides May Be Linked to Kids’ Behavior Problems













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Organophosphate pesticides are known for their hazards to human health. Prenatal exposure, for example, has been linked to delayed brain development, reduced IQ, and attention deficits1.

As a result, pyrethroids2—synthetic chemicals derived from natural chemicals found in chrysanthemums—have risen in popularity over … More

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Agrichemical Companies Have Destroyed Argentina’s Farming Towns With Soaring Cancer Rates And Quadrupling Birth Defects

Agrichemical Companies Have Destroyed Argentina’s Farming Towns With Soaring Cancer Rates And Quadrupling Birth Defects













Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Argentina’s agricultural industry was dramatically transformed by the introduction of genetically modified plants in 1996. A country once known for its grass-fed beef is now dominated by genetically engineered soy, corn and cotton. Farmers in the Latin American country use twice as much pesticide … More

October 29, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Is Your Daily Wheat Bread Healthy?

Is Your Daily Wheat Bread Healthy?













Raluca Schachter, Guest
Waking Times

Wheat is everywhere and in everything. There is no food store that doesn’t have at least several isles with foods containing wheat! In my practice, it’s interesting to observe the reactions people have when we talk about wheat and I recommend to eliminate it … More

October 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Amphibians Evolve Resistance to Popular Pesticide

Amphibians Evolve Resistance to Popular Pesticide













Bradley Fessenden, Mongabay
Waking Times

Rachel Carson and, more recently, Sandra Steingraber have successfully drawn popular attention to the risks of pesticides on wildlife. Many of the environmental consequences of pesticides have now been well documented by scientists; however, studies investigating the evolutionary consequences of pesticides on non-target species are … More

October 5, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Pesticide Problems in the Amazon

Pesticide Problems in the Amazon













Adam Andrus, Mongabay
Waking Times

As the world’s population increases and agricultural frontiers expand into native tropical habitats, researchers are working furiously to understand the impacts on tropical forests and global biodiversity. But one obvious impact has been little studied in these agricultural frontiers: pesticides. However a new study in … More

August 23, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
13 Things in Your Water That Shouldn’t Be There & What to Do About It

13 Things in Your Water That Shouldn’t Be There & What to Do About It













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

You’ve heard the expression, ‘I’m dying of thirst,’ but it might just be the water you are drinking that is causing disease in your body.  Companies like BASF, IBP, AK Steel Corporation, BP, Exxon, Monsanto, Dow, Tyson Foods, and Johnson & Johnson, among … More

August 13, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism

13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism













April McCarthy, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism — the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, lungs pumping, and muscles moving. The faster your basal metabolic rate, the more calories you burn. And … More

August 9, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
How Crop Rotation Can Replace GMO Poisons to Grow Better Food

How Crop Rotation Can Replace GMO Poisons to Grow Better Food













Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Don’t believe the hype and the lies. Pull the wool away from your eyes and realize that Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and the other companies in support of GMO crops are bamboozling all of us. We can feed the world without herbicides and pesticides that … More

August 8, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
5 Things the “Powers-That-Be” Don’t Want You to Know About Monsanto

5 Things the “Powers-That-Be” Don’t Want You to Know About Monsanto













Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Contributor
Waking Times

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” –George Orwell

Everyone likes eating food, except maybe cibophobiacs or method actors from the movie Soylent Green. But assuming you have a mouth … More

July 24, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Losing Our Monarchs: Iconic Monarch Butterfly Down to Lowest Numbers in 20 Years

Losing Our Monarchs: Iconic Monarch Butterfly Down to Lowest Numbers in 20 Years













Lacey Avery, Mongabay
Waking Times

In the next few months, the beating of fragile fiery orange and black wings will transport the monarch butterfly south. But the number of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) reaching their final destination has steadily declined, dropping to its lowest level in two decades … More

July 17, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Massive Bumblebee Die-Off Prompts Temporary Pesticide Ban in Oregon

Massive Bumblebee Die-Off Prompts Temporary Pesticide Ban in Oregon













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In what may be the single largest mass bumblebee die-off on record, some 50,000 plus bees were recently found littering the parking lot of a Target store in Wilsonville, Oregon recently after a landscaping company sprayed surrounding trees with the insecticide Safari. Concerning shoppers … More

July 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Are Honey Bees Our Proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine?

Are Honey Bees Our Proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine?













Becky Mundt, Green Med Info
Waking Times

Recent reports of mass bee deaths at single locations have raised alarm among environmentalists, entomologist and concerned citizens around the world.

The June 17th Wilsonville Oregon incident resulted in over 50,000 dead bumble bees, honey bees and other pollinators. The bees literally dropped … More

July 9, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the Parts Per Trillion Range

Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the Parts Per Trillion Range













Sayer Ji, Green Med Info
Waking Times

An alarming new study finds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, is estrogenic and drives breast cancer cell proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range. Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on More

June 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Superweeds Spreading at Warp Speed

Superweeds Spreading at Warp Speed













Linda Wells, Pesticide Action Network
Waking Times

The near-exponential spread of herbicide-resistant “superweeds” across U.S. farmland is reminding us all that no matter how much the Big 6 pesticide corporations invest in research and development, they can’t outsmart Mother Nature. In just the past two years, the number … More

May 29, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Colony Collapse Disorder Is a Fraud: Pesticides Cause Bee Die-Offs

Colony Collapse Disorder Is a Fraud: Pesticides Cause Bee Die-Offs













Heidi Stevenson, Green Med Info
Waking Times

Years ago, Gaia Health informed that bee dieoffs are a direct result of pesticide nerve agents called neonicotinoids. The term, Colony Collapse Disorder, is fraudulent, designed to direct attention from the known cause. Agribusiness, the poison manufacturers making death-producing pesticides, is the other More

May 16, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More

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Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
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

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