Category: environment

Watch Out For “Agent Orange” Drift

By Brad Jordan USDA could approve new genetically engineered corn treated with a chemical almost identical to Agent Orange Agent Orange was the chemical spray used to destroy 39,000 square miles of Vietnamese agriculture, kill 400,000 people, and cause half a million birth defects during the Vietnam War. If the USDA approves a new type…

Continue reading…

Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air and Rain Samples, Gov’t Study Finds

by Sayer Ji The GM farming system has made exposure to Roundup herbicide a daily fact of our existence, and according to the latest US Geological Survey study its probably in the air you are breathing… A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey, accepted for publication online ahead of print in the journal Enviromental…

Continue reading…

Are Researchers Blaming Beekeepers for New Diseases in the Wild?

by Heather Callaghan There are diseases that show up in beekeeper hives – they are common among managed colonies. But now they are showing up widely in in the UK’s wild bumblebee population, according to new research published in Nature.  Are they spreading from sickened honeybees or is something else at play? Are scientists really…

Continue reading…

Plastic Bags Turned Into Diesel Fuel

Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, researchers report. The conversion produces significantly more energy than it requires and results in transportation fuels – diesel, for example – that can be blended with existing ultra-low-sulfur diesels and…

Continue reading…

8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Detoxify

by Sayer Ji Given what we are now exposed to through our food, air, and water, detoxification has become a modern-day necessity. Without the daily activation of ancient, effective physiological pathways designed to remove naturally occurring environmental and toxins or manmade chemical toxicants, we are bound to get sick. So, what are some simple, effective…

Continue reading…

Roundup Accumulates in GMO Food, Proving Its Lack of Safety

by Sayer Ji An important new manuscript accepted for publication in the journal Food Chemistry disproves the widely held notion that GMO crops are ‘substantially equivalent’ to their traditional counterparts; a notion which forms the basis for national and international agencies – including the U.S. FDA, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the…

Continue reading…

Roundup ‘Weed Killer’ Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In Seawater

by Sayer Ji The coral reefs are dying and the seas are increasingly depleted of sea life. Could Roundup ‘weed killer’ be partially to blame? A highly concerning new study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin indicates that the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup), used primarily in GM agriculture, is particularly resistant to…

Continue reading…

Common Crop Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae in the Hive

Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) — an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive — is highly toxic to honeybee larvae. “We found…

Continue reading…

Alternative Fuel Source For Preppers: Biomass Briquettes

by Tess Pennington We are dependent on fuel sources to provide power to run our homes and businesses, help us maintain our body temperatures in extreme weather and provide energy to prepare food. Emergency organizations suggest each household having an emergency supply of fuel stored away, but there is always a chance that we haven’t…

Continue reading…

Send this to friend