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Nature Bats Last – 04.03.18

Kia ora from Aotearoa N.Z. Today’s guest on Nature Bats Last is evolutionary biologist Professor Guy McPherson, professor emeritus from the University of Arizona. Professor McPherson’s website can be found at GuyMcPherson.com  Additional information and videos can be found at Professor McPherson’s You Tube channel Nature Bats Last Corroborating evidence and associated links pertaining to the show will be posted …

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Economic Update – Capitalism and Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic – 01.14.18

Updates on UN report on poverty in the US, oreos produced in Mexico, US households with zero or negative net worth, Germany’s negative utility prices, Germany’s bold labor strikes, Iceland law on equal pay for equal work, the myth of US economic “recovery,” and Canada’s Tim Horton sabotages rising minimum wage. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US opioid epidemic: …

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Ask Beatty – 01.30.17

Beatty talked about the importance of all of us being willing to step up to the plate and be willing (with or without professional help) to acknowledge, address and resolve our own issues, regardless of what they may be. Finding the inner courage can and will change the quality of your life and relationships forever. The choice is yours!

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Ken Roseboro – Largest-ever study finds GM crops increased herbicide use by 28 percent

A new study has found that widespread adoption of genetically modified crops has increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant, while decreasing the use of insecticides. University of Virginia economist Federico Ciliberto led the largest study of genetically modified crops and pesticide use to date, alongside Edward D. Perry of Kansas State University, David A. Hennessy …

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Daniel Jennings – Feds Raid Farmer’s Market, Intimidate Vendors, Destroy Food

GILLETTE, Wyoming — Agents from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are being accused of raiding and shutting down a farmer’s market in Gillette, Wyoming. Three federal agents last month made vendor John Thompson dump the chili he was selling at the Lakeway Farmer’s Market, according to The Gillette News Record. Part of the incident was recorded in a …

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More Than A Few Bad Eggs: Industrial Farms Exploiting ‘Organic’ Label for Profit

Thanks to industrial food producers who are “gaming the system,” eggs labeled as “organic” may not be very different from the factory-farmed versions consumers are trying to avoid, warns a new report from the non-profit Cornucopia Institute. Indeed, for some large-scale producers, the label “appears to be nothing more than a profitable marketing term to apply to the agro-industrial production …

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From Class to Caste: How Congress Is Set to Accelerate Inequality by Repealing the Estate Tax – Scott Klinger

This week the Republican-controlled House of Representatives plans to pass legislation that would accelerate inequality ensuring today’s merely wealthy become tomorrow’s obscenely rich. Those who want to repeal the estate tax have labeled it “the death tax,” but they couldn’t be further from the truth. More than 99.8 percent of Americans who inherit money or property from a loved one get a …

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NY State Assembly to Vote on GMO Labeling Law

Coming on the heels of the reintroduction of the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, on March 3, 2015, the New York State Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection voted 9 to 6, with one abstention, to pass bill A.617, which would require food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such. A.617, titled “An act to amend the …