The Grass Isn’t Always Greener: Those Lush, Green Lawns Come At A Hefty Environmental Price In Terms Of Not Only Water, But Herbicides Too

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener: Those Lush, Green Lawns Come At A Hefty Environmental Price In Terms Of Not Only Water, But Herbicides Too
Green Grass And Glypho Forever: How Monsanto Has Locked Down Lawn Treatments, Locking Suburbanites In A Destructive Environmental Spiral It’s hard to believe, but there was a time in the not so distant past when newly settled Americans had to bring their own grass seed over with them from Europe. Longing for hominess of the England’s green, settlers would bring grass seed with them, jealously guarded and tied in sachets they wore around their necks like precious jewels.… Read the rest

Disturbing Environmental News From British Columbia: Seabird Deaths Raise Alarm About Looming Wider Environmental Disaster

Disturbing Environmental News From British Columbia: Seabird Deaths Raise Alarm About Looming Wider Environmental Disaster
Pacific Seabird Deaths From Chile To Canada: Is Larger Environmental Disaster In The Offing? When volunteers patrolling beaches near Victoria, British Columbia in Canada found one or two dead rhinoceros auklets in years past, it was considered something worth noting, but not anything terribly unusual. Life is hard out there for an auklet, a relative of the puffin that migrates annually from Alaska to California, and is often found nesting on Vancouver Island in the winter months.… Read the rest

BRAZIL MERCURY POISONING

BRAZIL MERCURY POISONING
Illegal mines in Brazil leaving behind legacy of mercury poisoning for natives Over 90 percent of indigenous communities in Brazil’s Amazon have been affected by mercury poisoning, according to a new study. The joint study conducted by the Brazilian health foundation Fiocruz, the Hutukara Yanomami Association, the Yekuana Association, and the Brazilian NGO Socio-Environmental Institute tested hair samples from indigenous people in 19 different communities in one region of Brazil’s Amazon.… Read the rest

Thanks, Monsanto and FDA! New Study Expresses Grave Concerns Over Deadly Levels of Roundup US, World Wide

Thanks, Monsanto and FDA! New Study Expresses Grave Concerns Over Deadly Levels of Roundup US, World Wide
When you take a bite of food, you expect that the USDA, EPA and especially the FDA to have made sure it’s safe and wholesome.  You are wrong.  Dead (and dying) wrong. Fourteen eminent scientists have released a devastating criticism of the supposedly “safe” levels of Roundup(R) and other glyphosate-based herbicides.* Glyphosate, which is now ubiquitous in our food supply, is a devastating, but significantly under-studied poison which is both the world’s most widely-used herbicide and a “potential cancer cause” according to WHO which announced that it was exactly that in March, 2015.… Read the rest