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Genes Are Not The Problem, It’s The Food Genius

Karen Foster, Prevent Disease Waking Times Two-thirds of disease would vanish if society could revert to the way it did certain things just 100 years ago. The emphasis on faulty genes is misplaced and a misguided attempt to cast blame on a culture that has lost its way in terms of survival. Genes are not

Can Large-Scale Environmental Devastation Really Be Reversed?

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Throughout centuries of farming, animal grazing and deforestation, the earth’s natural resources have been exhausted. Deserts are encroaching into previous lush areas and water is becoming alarmingly scarce. Our soil is depleting 13% faster than it can be replaced, and we’ve lost 75% of the world’s crop varieties in just the

‘What Can I Do?’ – Farmer Joel Salatin Answers This Important Question

Joel Salatin, Guest for Wanderlust Waking Times “What can I do?”  Perhaps the most common question people ask me, this simple request is filled with angst and hidden perceptions. Often a sigh accompanies the question, kind of a resignation to the power and position of the current food and farming paradigm. Often the question indicates a the

10 Ways to Protect Children From Pesticides

Pesticide Action Network Waking Times  Today’s children are sicker than children were two generations ago. From learning disabilities and autism to childhood cancers and more, a startling number of diseases and disorders are on the rise. And the science leaves little room for doubt: pesticides and other toxic chemicals are contributing to our kids getting sick, and

Planet Organic: Achieving Sustainable Food Security and Environmental Gains

Thomas Handley, Mongabay Waking Times The global farmland area certified organic has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares since 1999, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute. The Institute argues that organic farming has the potential to contribute to sustainable food security by improving nutrition intake and sustaining rural livelihoods, while

Who Will Save The Honey Bee? EU Mulls Pesticide Ban While US Set to Approve More

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times There are a number of grave ecological crises nagging at the status quo of modern life. Though the mainstream media prefers not to cover the enduring impact of events like Fukushima, the Deepwater Horizon or Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder, the truth remains that these issues are vastly more important

Hemp – One Of The Most Healthy Recyclable Substances Around

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times Hemp has long been known to be a clean, renewable resource. It can be grown with little to no fertilizer and pesticides; in fact, it has natural pesticides. It enriches and heals the soil it is grown in, cleans the air, and reduces pollution. It has some of the

Poland’s GM Crop Ban – Nothing More Than Classic Political Deception

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Earlier this week we reported a victory for anti-GMO activists when it was announced that Poland banned GM crops under new legislation. “The North-Eastern European country, Poland, has become the latest EU nation to ban the production of genetically modified (GM) crops, although, the European Food Safety Authority has approved GM

Why 80 Percent of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat

Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease Waking Times The future of wheat is certain, and it’s toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional benefits claimed by the wheat industry. Why is there such a strong emphasis on the development of wheat products all over the world when

The Dirt on Peak Fertilizer: What You Need to Know about Big Ag and Farmland

Lisa Garber, Natural Society Waking Times We take so much for granted: water, food, clean air, and the earth we walk upon—which, by the way, is changing for the worse under our very feet. Thanks to aggressive farming techniques by factory farms, our soil is becoming depleted of necessary nutrients. Very soon (and sooner than

7 Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing to Your Body

Leah Zerbe, Rodale’s Waking Times Agrochemicals, home bug sprays, and lawn treatments could be causing chronic illness in your family. Pesticides are designed to kill, although the mode of action they use to put the stranglehold on pests varies. Whether it’s nerve gas–like neurological disruption, the unbalancing of key hormones, or the stunting of a

5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

Anthony Gucciardi Waking Times Launching a lawsuit against the very company that is responsible for a farmer suicide every 30 minutes, 5 million farmers are now suing Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros (around 7.7 billion US dollars). The reason? As with many other cases, such as the ones that led certain farming regions

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