roundup

Roundup is endocrine disruptor in human cells at levels allowed in drinking water

Findings of new study need confirmation in animal tests Roundup is an endocrine disruptor and is toxic to human cells in vitro (tested in culture dishes in the laboratory) at levels permitted in drinking water in Australia, a new study has found. This is the first study to examine the effects of glyphosate and Roundup on progesterone production by human …

vaccines

Australia: refuse vaccination, lose $15,000 Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a moron – Jon Rappoport

Watch what’s happening in Australia. Something like it could be coming to your front door. If you live in Australia, it’s already at your door. The Daily Telegraph (4/12) (Anti-vaccination parents face $15,000 welfare hit under ‘No Jab’ reforms) reports: “Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison will today announce the historic reforms, which mean parents who …

PERMACULTURE AGRICULTURE : THE TRANSITION TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein. Permaculture stands for permanent culture. It is an ecological method of design that shapes many practices, including farming. The term permaculture was first coined by two Australians, David Holmgren and Bill Mollison. However, many of their design ideas were inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s sustainable …

Monarch butterfly

Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let’s Start by Ditching “It”

Singing whales, talking trees, dancing bees, birds who make art, fish who navigate, plants who learn and remember. We are surrounded by intelligences other than our own, by feathered people and people with leaves. But we’ve forgotten. There are many forces arrayed to help us forget—even the language we speak. I’m a beginning student of my native Anishinaabe language, trying …

baby-surprise

A Human Being’s First 3 Years, Including Their Time In The Womb ‘Determines Their Health For Life’

As children age, we encourage them to eat well, battle to get them to eat their vegetables and avoid sugars — all to give them the best start in life. But our children’s health prospects may have been determined long before all the hard work. A growing body of research suggests the first 1,000 days of a child’s life — …

water use

The Global Water Crisis – The Elephant In The Room: Coal Fired Power Plants

Why are so few talking about coal’s impact on already scarce water resources? Despite the global water crisis being identified as the top risk to people across the globe, very few are taking a stand to protect dwindling water resources from the huge planned global growth of coal-fired power stations. Although, water and energy are two hotly debated topics in …

Major American Allies Ignore U.S. Pleas and Join China’s Development Bank

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and India All Sign On … South Korea Next? This week, 2 major U.S. allies – 2 of the “Five Eyes” – have disregarded American please and joined China’s development bank … a new alternative to the US-dominated IMF and World Bank lending order. (A third member of the Five Eyes – New Zealand – previously signed …

TPP

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Fast Track to Disaster

The U.S. is at the tail end of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a massive trade deal with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Vietnam and seven other countries. The negotiations have been conducted in secret. Now Congress will soon decide whether to grant the Obama administration “fast track” authority to have the “final” pact approved as is—meaning strict limits on Congressional debate and no …

high fertility marketing

Creepy New Marketing Targets Female Sex Hormones

During the fertile phase of their monthly cycle, women are prone to greater risk taking. For psychologists, this means that they are more likely to initiate sexual affairs. Marketers discovered that women are more likely to try new brands as well. Now they plan to use this fact in targeted marketing. Assuming that they get away with it, will the scheme …

Warning: American snack food looks healthier all the time — but it really isn’t

Americans are finally beginning to figure out that they’re too good for junk food, and the industry is feeling the burn. Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest cover story — “They’re Gr-r-ross” – takes the form of a premature eulogy to Tony the Tiger, and portrays the beloved mascot sporting a gas mask. Big Food itself isn’t even denying it anymore: Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell …