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Demand for Organics Shows *No Sign of Slowing* After Double Digit Growth

Monsanto isn’t cheering the news that U.S. organic food sales have approached $37 billion annually, up 12% from just a year ago, but the trend shows no sign of slowing. This double-digit growth is expected well into the future, suggests aNutrition Business Journal report. [1] Due to pressure from individuals, the annual growth of organic food sales for the nation has exceeded …

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JOHN M. GLIONNA – Too poor to retire and too young to die

At the wise age of 79, Dolores Westfall knows food shopping on an empty stomach is a fool’s errand. On her way to the grocery store last May, she pulled into the Town & Country Family Restaurant to take the edge off her appetite. After much consideration, she ordered the prime rib special and an iced tea — expensive at …

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Some Tea Bags Contain Frighteningly High Levels of Fluoride! Is your favorite tea one of them?

Most  conventional tea brands  such as  Lipton, Allegro, Celestial Seasonings, Tazo, Teavana, Bigelow, Republic of Tea, Twinings, Yogi, Tea Forte, Mighty Leaf, Trader Joe’s, Tetley contain very high levels of toxic substances such as fluoride and pesticides. We’re not talking about calcium fluoride which is a natural element, but rather hydrofluorosilicic Acid, a toxic industrial waste by-product.  These levels are dangerously high to the …

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Paul Craig Roberts – Capitalism At Work

According to the story, the plummeting living standards forced on the Greek people by German chancellor Merkel and the European banks have forced large numbers of young Greek women into prostitution. The large increase in the supply of women offering sexual services has dropped the price to 4 euros an hour. That’s $4.24, enough for a cheese pie or a …

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Robots will cut 25% of US jobs in 4 years, transform workforce – report

The encroachment of self-help kiosks and grocery store scanners has led doomsayers to suggest automation threatens the workforce of the future. A new report argues it will create new business sectors and new jobs as well. By studying large companies in various industries, from Delta Airlines Inc. to Whole Foods Market Inc., as well as many startups, analysts have forecast …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 08.11.15

TOWARD A NON-NUCLEAR NEW ENGLAND!

To hear about SHUTTING NUKE POWER especially in New England we are joined by three great activists: SHEILA PARKS, DIANE TURCO and DEB KATZ.

All three have been fighting for years to close some of the world’s worst reactors.

Deb is a founder of the CITIZENS’ AWARENESS NETWORK which has been at the core of the successful movement to shut Vermont Yankee. As she points out, New England activists have won major victories not only at VY, but at Maine Yankee, Connecticut Yankee, Yankee Rowe, Seabrook 2, Millstone 1 and more.

Diane is hard at work shutting the Pilgrim reactor, south of Boston, where devastating health issues have arisen. Boston-based public health researcher RICHARD CLAPP was among the first to prove a clear connection between reactor radiation releases and rising cancer rates.

Sheila has continued to work on the moral and ethical questions around nuclear power, the TPP and healthy food. Her work in the Boston area includes organizing a speech in Waltham Friday, August 14 ( http://tinyurl.com/Harvey-speaks-Aug-14-Watertown )

. See you there…and in a Solartopia New England!

Include these companion plants in your garden to help grow tomatoes – P.A. Watson

With spring in full swing, gardeners across North America have been busily tending to their gardens to prepare for another year of successful food production. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just planting for the first time, there are always some tricks that can help make your garden the best ever. Depending on the plant, it can be a …

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How our view of what makes us happy has changed in 80 years

OUR VIEW OF WHAT MAKES US HAPPY HAS CHANGED MARKEDLY SINCE 1938.THAT IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE PSYCHOLOGIST SANDIE MCHUGH FROM THE UNIVERISTY OF BOLTON WHO HAS RECREATED A FAMOUS STUDY OF HAPPINESS CONDUCTED IN BOLTON IN 1938. SHE WILL PRESENT HER STUDY TODAY, TUESDAY 5 MAY 2015, TO THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY IN LIVERPOOL. In …

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I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children – Bertrand Olotara

Every day, I serve food to some of the most powerful people on earth, including many of the senators who are running for president: I’m a cook for the federal contractor that runs the US Senate cafeteria. But today, they’ll have to get their meals from someone else’s hands, because I’m on strike. I am walking off my job because …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Local

Strolling of the Heifers has released the 2015 Locavore Index, which ranks the 50 states (and DC) in terms of their commitment to local foods. This is the fourth year the organization has produced the index. “The purpose of the Index is to stimulate efforts across the country to use more local food in homes, restaurants, schools and institutions,” said Orly Munzing, founder and executive director of Strolling of the Heifers. As …