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Philip Domenico: Eat the Fat, If It's Healthy Dairy There is an enormous difference in quality among dairy foods, and most of it is problematic, even pathetic. Choose organic, grass-fed, full-fat dairy from brown, happy cows. The best of the bunch is plain, full-fat, organic, grass-fed yogurt, which provides the highest levels of fat-soluble nutrients without all the factory-farm toxins. 2 2 Comment Count
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Air Pollution Kills 3.3 million People Every Year Globally Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates yet of the toll of air pollution, looking at what caused it. The study also projects that if trends don't change, the yearly death tota... 2 2 Comment Count
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Thomas Riggins: Decline of Earth's plant life threatens human life as we know it. Science indicates that current destruction of Earth's plant biomass will lead to collapse of civilization as we know it. 3 3 Comment Count
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Thomas Riggins: Bum Rap for the Rapa Nui New research on Easter Island calls into question the theory of self induced cultural collapse. 1 1 Comment Count
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Thomas Riggins: Women, Fertility and the Rise of Modern Capitalism: Review Review of an economics article in Science, official publication of the AAAS. 1 1 Comment Count
Karl Grossman: GMO Food in the U.S. and the Biotechnology Industry's Power Will New York be the first state to require the labeling of food containing what has become known as GMO--genetically modified organisms? More than 60 countries have enacted laws banning the use of GMO in producing food or requiring the labeling of food with ingredients that have utilized genetic modication. But because of heavy pressure by the biotechnology industry, there are no such laws or regulations in the United States. 2 2 Comment Count
Sustainable Farming Proven to Increase Yield at Zero Cost In potentially "the most important agricultural study this year," researchers find that sustainable farming methods can help conventional agriculture "shed much of its chemical use," according to New York Times writer and food author Mark Bittman.
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Prehistoric Humans Prospered Before Agricultural Boom? The development of agriculture facilitated extensive human population growths and activities, but whether these major expansions began before or after the Neolithic era, a period during which humans started to grow crops and domesticate animals, remains controversial. Agriculture is thought to have first developed in the Fertile Crescent of West Asia around 12-11,000 years ago, and was then developed independently over the nex...
People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals: Eat Vegan To Beat Breast Cancer--Doctor's Orders Does the nation seem to have a pink tint to it these days? It's not your vision--it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But when it comes to winning the war on breast cancer, eating "green"--in other words, eating vegan foods--is more effective than buying pink. 2 2 Comment Count
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Ridiculous Study Claims Organic Same as Conventional The latest study to demonize foods free of GMO ingredients and mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup ultimately once again fails to accurately address key aspects of the conventional verses organic debate and even falls short of properly addressing the limited scope of concerns it does attempt to analyze. You can see even from the comments on many of the mainstream reports that readers quickly saw through the eroneous "o... 2 2 Comment Count
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Greater Global Food Output, Less Environmental Impact? "Can we have enough to eat and a healthy environment, too? Yes -- if we're smart about it, suggests a study published in Nature this week by a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and McGill University in Montreal." A more sensible choice would be cut the existing population in half; in fact, if we don't, what exactly does anyone think will happen next? 2 2 Comment Count
Busted: Biotech Leader ‘Syngenta’ Charged Over Covering Up Animal Deaths from GM Corn Read more: http://naturalsoci In a victory against genetically modified creations, a major biotech company known as Syngenta has been criminally charged for denying knowledge that its GM Bt corn actually kills livestock. What’s more is not only did the company deny this fact, but they did so in a civil court case that ended back in 2007. The charges were finally issued after a long legal struggle against the mega corp initiated by a German farmer whose d... 1 1 Comment Count
Can Organic Food Feed the World? Can organic agriculture feed the world? Although organic techniques may not be able to do the job alone, they do have an important role to play in feeding a growing global population while minimizing environmental damage, according to researchers at McGill University and the University of Minnesota. 2 2 Comment Count
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Study: Genetically Modified Corn Increases Body Weight in Rats Many crops in the U.S. are now genetically modified. For example, 93 percent of soybeans grown in the US are genetically engineered, as are: 86% of all corn 93% of canola 93% of cottonseed oil Between 2008 and 2009, 95% of all sugarbeets planted were genetically engineered to be able to tolerate high doses of the pesticide Roundup Some allege that Roundup kills healthy gut bacteria, and that genetically modified crops c...
Laurie Endicott Thomas: Even Small Amounts of Any Animal-Source Foods Are Bad for You A recent study showed that eating a lot of red meat is hazardous. Yet earlier work showed that eating any animal-based food is hazardous. 32 32 Comment Count

Steve Corrick: A Green Power House Rises in Cellulose Valley: How the Flathead Valley is Helping Fund Its Own New Energy Economy Renewable energy is not only about new sources for electricity. Algae Aqua-Culture Technology of Columbia Falls, Montana is developing an organic carbon (TM) plant to convert excess wood and agricultural biomass into organic fertilizer and soil amendment. Their Green Power House (TM) is off-grid, fossil-fuel-free, carbon negative, and produces fertilizer, food, fuel, fresh water and farmland twelve months a year. 1 1 Comment Count

Daniel Taylor: THE issue of our time: Genetic Armageddon Daniel Taylor | If the Scientific Dictatorship is allowed to continue without debate, the survival of the human species is at risk. 1 1 Comment Count

Joan Brunwasser: Magazine Publisher Moonlights as Urban Beekeeper I wasn't really interested in bees in the beginning. Sure, I love honey and always have. I had an uncle who kept bees and used to give us giant jars of the thick, golden liquid sunshine with the comb when I was a kid. And, after I had been keeping bees for a few years, I found out my dad had kept bees when he was in 4H. So, maybe it is in my DNA. 2 2 Comment Count
POOP BURGER: Japanese Researcher Creates Artificial Meat From Human Feces Mr Science explains to us why eating other people's sh*t is a great new way to contribute to the health of the planet. 8 8 Comment Count

Nathan Runkle: Felony Animal Cruelty Warrants Issued following MFA's Undercover Investigation at Texas Calf Factory Farm If you missed seeing the cruelty perpetrated on innocent calves at the E6 Cattle Company ranch, there is a video shot by Mercy for Animals in this post. This is why I believe ALL Christian churches and ALL religious faiths should have a teaching on compassion to animals. 4 4 Comment Count
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Genetically modified cows produce 'human' milk - Telegraph The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk. Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections. The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and form...

Tawanda Kanhema: Book reveals caloric divide between rich, poor A feature of the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. 1 1 Comment Count

Andrea Silverthorne: *Media Complicity In Eco-Fraud Media Complicity In Eco-Fraud Analysis of a major network's story on oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Mexico and the issue of fairness and appropriateness: CNN, August 30, 2010. That story attributes the cause of oxygen depletion to nitrate runoff, which is inaccurate in the extreme. The cause is due to leakage of oil and methane gas in the Gulf of Mexico. 1 1 Comment Count
M. Wizard: The Origin of All Indian Spirituality The Vedas are generally considered to be the basis of Hinduism, and the Upanishads have been called 'the milk of the Vedas" because they contain the utterances of the ancient saints, sages and seers on the nature of reality; having influenced Goethe, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Thoreau and countless others...
Stanimal: Re-packaged Tainted Milk Powder In China A Threat To Infant's Health A AP News report on China's tainted milk powder promised to be destroyed by government is instead repackagerd and sold as non-tainted. Now how much more evidence does one need to prove China is more "Capitalist" than "Communist"?
M. Wizard: Okay, So Maybe You Don't Believe He Lived Without Eating Food For 250 Years.... ...and maybe you don't speak Russian. But just how long do you think you'd last in that house-on-stilts? 1 1 Comment Count
Stephen Fox: Roger Williams, UK Parliament Member, Applauds Reinvestigation of Aspartame's Neurotoxicity Williams said: "Although the Food Standards Agency [UK's FDA] says this product's safety has been established, the fact that a fresh scoping study is being carried out points to concern about aspartame. In recent years I have done significant work on these chemical compounds and my belief is that they can have profoundly damaging effects on certain individuals."
Laudyms: Just Say No To GMOs The American Academy of Environmental Medicine says: "several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signaling, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system. ..." 3 3 Comment Count
Laudyms: Secretary of Ag Vilsack pledges to promote Big Biotech While the Obama Administration has supported organics with several notable actions during its first 100 days of office, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack pledged to promote Big Biotech abroad as part of President Obama's foreign policy. Tell him this is a bad idea. We want a sustainable agri. policy! 2 2 Comment Count

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