More Than 30 Percent of The World’s Food Supply Is Wasted Every Year

By April McCarthy Loss and wastage occurs on all steps in the food supply chain. In low-income countries, most loss occurs during production, while in developed countries much food — about 100 kilograms (220 lb) per person and year — is wasted at the consumption stage. International agencies claim to cater to the world hunger,…

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Harvard: Antibiotics DRASTICALLY overprescribed, effectiveness threatened

A vast majority of people who see their doctors for sore throats or acute bronchitis receive antibiotics, yet only a small percentage should, according to analyses of two major national surveys being presented at IDWeek 2013™. Those illnesses usually are caused by viruses, and antibiotics – which only treat bacterial infections – do not help….

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Diesel exhaust stops honeybees from finding the flowers they want to forage

Natural Blaze Exposure to common air pollutants found in diesel exhaust pollution can affect the ability of honeybees to recognise floral odours, new University of Southampton research shows. Honeybees use floral odours to help locate, identify and recognise the flowers from which they forage. The Southampton team, led by Dr Tracey Newman and Professor Guy…

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Component of citrus fruits found to block the formation of kidney cysts

Natural Blaze A new study published today in British Journal of Pharmacology has identified that a component of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, naringenin, successfully blocks the formation of kidney cysts. Known as polycystic kidney disease, this is an inherited disorder which leads to the loss of kidney function, high blood pressure and the need…

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Gratitude – Happiness Made Easy

by Dylan Charles What makes you happy? Happiness is rather elusive for many people, if not for most people in our society. This is a remarkable statement about the world we’ve created, which offers unprecedented access to food, shelter, health, entertainment, convenience, mobility, wealth, safety, security, and so on. With all this going for us,…

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Colombians Successfully Revolt Against Seed Control and Agricultural Tyranny

by Dylan Charles Will Colombia’s farmers defeat the economic hitmen of the agricultural industry? Early in September, 2013, the Colombian government was forced to partially concede to the demands of a nationwide general strike instigated by farmers of the largely agrarian nation. The three-week-long protests and blockades that shut down much of the nation were supported…

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Total GMO Ban To Be Considered By Russia Within Weeks

By Natasha Longo As one of the few nations in the world with a GMO-free platform, Russia does not allow any cultivation of GMOs for commercial purposes. Their regulatory agencies recently suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The Russian…

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