Australian State Legalizes Medical Marijuana–Victoria Says Yes To Legal Cannabis

Australian State Legalizes Medical Marijuana–Victoria Says Yes To Legal Cannabis
Victoria To Become First Australian State To Legalize Marijuana For Medical Purposes Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to legalize marijuana to treat serious medical conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and chronic pain. Hailed as a long-overdue step by many Australians who up until now were forced to choose between treating themselves or their loved ones for their pain, or staying within the law, the change is seen as the first step along a road to comprehensive and clear rules for the nation as a whole.… Read the rest

The Bigger, Badder Cousin Of Monsanto: The International Chemical Fertilizer Industry

The Bigger, Badder Cousin Of Monsanto: The International Chemical Fertilizer Industry
What You Should Know About The Fertilizer Industry–Hint: They’re As Bad Or Worse Than Monsanto. When most people think about fertilizer–and lets face facts: not many of us do at all–we think about manure. Or possibly we think about politics–bah dum tiss. But what most people don’t know and what the fertilizer industry doesn’t want you to know is that it is a chemical-heavy, multi-billion dollar consortium that dwarfs even Monsanto in scope and wealth.… Read the rest

Global Fisheries Are Collapsing–What Happens When There Are No More Fish?

Global Fisheries Are Collapsing–What Happens When There Are No More Fish?
Shocking Study Shows That 85 Percent Of Global Fish Stocks Are In Trouble–So Are We If This Continues. In the Dr. Seuss book “The Lorax,” the title character, saddened by the destruction of all the truffula trees and the devastation covering the now-barren land “lifted himself away through a hole in the clouds.” One wonders if the global elites have some similar escape plan in mind that they’re not telling the rest of us about.… Read the rest

New EPA Study: Two Most Widely-Used Pesticides Will Harm Nearly All Endangered Animals

New EPA Study: Two Most Widely-Used Pesticides Will Harm Nearly All Endangered Animals
The Most Widely Used Pesticides Will Harm Nearly All Animals Currently On The Endangered Species List A recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that the danger facing animals on the endangered species list from pesticides is much graver than previously thought. The EPA analysis found that nearly all the 1,700 most endangered plants and animals in the United States are likely to be harmed by two common and ubiquitous pesticides, malathion and chlorpyrifos.… Read the rest

Obesity, Heart Disease Largely Driven By Sugar–Industry And Government Don’t Want Us To Know That

Obesity, Heart Disease Largely Driven By Sugar–Industry And Government Don’t Want Us To Know That
Sugar Is The Enemy, Not Fat, But You Would Never Know It If You Listened To The FDA It has long been known that sugar, not fat was the prime culprit in driving obesity. Why then has it been ignored for so long? For those of us old enough to remember the original food pyramid, the one with a cautious note on fats and oils at the very top, “Use sparingly,” with a massive base of breads, cereals and grains advising 6-11 servings a day(!),… Read the rest

You Know What They Say About Doctors And Apples–Turns Out They Were Onto Something

You Know What They Say About Doctors And Apples–Turns Out They Were Onto Something
An Apple A Day–How Humble Fruit May Aid In Heart Health Even More Than We Thought We all remember that nagging rhyme from when we were young and desperate for candy: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away…” Yes, I can practically hear my 10-year-old self saying, but what about chocolate? Does that keep anything away? Well, it turns out your mother was right about this one.… Read the rest

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On

Buy Organic: Here Are Ten Foods You Should Never Skimp On
Avoiding Pesticides and Herbicides: Ten Foods You Absolutely Must Buy Organic By now we have all heard about Monsanto and its anti-environmental, genetically-modified crops. And as horrible as Frankenfood is, what’s possibly even more dangerous about the agri-chem company is the wild overuse of its signature herbicideRoundup. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has listed as probably cancer-causing.… Read the rest

Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week

Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week
If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” –Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 In this day and age, we are so very fond of our apocalypse tales. From zombies to meteors to tidal waves to alien invasions–it’s almost as if we can’t wait for the end of the world to arrive.… Read the rest

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval
France and a growing chorus of other EU countries are preparing to just say no to Monsanto and its toxic herbicide Roundup in a way that could make a real dent in the agrichem corporation’s bottom line. A recent vote set to determine whether the EU would re-approve the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on crops throughout the union has been postponed.… Read the rest

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display
Not a day goes by without some politician or another doing something utterly hypocritical. It is increasingly apparent that anyone who goes into politics isn’t actually a human, but rather a person-shaped alien who is lacking the gene marker for what we earthlings call “shame.” But with the passage of the SAFE Act–the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act–through the Senate Agriculture committee, Americans are one step closer to not being able to know what GMOs are in our food.… Read the rest