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Vandana Shiva – ‘Big Ag’ Doesn’t Serve Us: Reflections on World Food Day

During the last half-century, agriculture and food systems lost their way, in the darkness and fog created by corporations that made chemicals for warfare, through myths and paid propaganda – that poisons and synthetic chemicals are necessary to feed the world. For the industry it was a matter of extending their sources of profits long after the war was over. …

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Infectious Myth – Chris Exley on Aluminium Toxicity – 09.22.15

David talks with Dr. Chris Exley about the toxicity of Aluminum (or Aluminium, as the British call it). This professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Keele University in the UK has been studying this metal for his entire scientific career.
Aluminum is a major component of the planet’s crust (along with Silicon and Oxygen) but the modern world has liberated it into forms that can be biologically absorbed either unintentionally (e.g. as a side effect of manufacturing) or intentionally (e.g. because it stops powders from clumping).
Aluminum toxicity has long term chronic health effects that are not fully quantified, but appear to relate to lethargy and also to low sperm counts. Exley, and other researchers in this area, are frustrated because it is almost possible to get government or industry funding. He believes that nobody wants to know the answer because aluminum is so commonly and intentionally used in products such as pharmaceutical drugs, anti-perspirants and cosmetics and also found in tobacco smoke and baby formula. It is even found in breast milk but at levels much lower than in formula.
One of the most controversial uses is in vaccines. This usage is proof that aluminum can be biologically active because it is used to enhance the immune reaction, although nobody knows exactly how. This exposure is often dismissed in an idiotic fashion by noting that babies consume more aluminum even in breastmilk, let alone formula, than is injected in their standard baby vaccines. The problem with this logic is that only a tiny percentage of oral aluminum is absorbed into the bloodstream versus 100% of whatever is injected.
On a more positive note, Dr. Exley notes that drinking mineral water with high silicon (or silica) levels and sweating are good ways to excrete a lot of aluminum. So get out there and exercise, have a sauna afterwards, and rehydrate with a liter of mineral water.

The Pro-GMO Lobby’s Latest Scapegoat: “Organic Farming is Starving The Poor”. Monsanto Can Save the World from Hunger By Colin Todhunter

Not since the original Luddites smashed cotton mill machinery in early 19th century England, have we seen such an organised, fanatical antagonism to progress and science. These enemies of the Green Revolution call themselves ‘progressive’, but their agenda could hardly be more backward-looking and regressive… their policies would condemn billions to hunger, poverty and underdevelopment. Owen Paterson stated the above earlier this …

The Nature Of American Denial By James Hall

At the core of self delusion is the inability and/or the unwillingness of facing reality. While psychological disorders can often explain abnormal behavior in individuals, the exegesis for deviant social attitudes and accompanying conduct is reserved for society. Or so we are told! But does this make sense to you? As long as you accept that reality does exist and that …

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The Cashless Society — Contemplating The Ultimate Surrender To Government Control – Chris Ungar

Denmark, known to be the “happiest” nation on the planet, has a long and storied history of providing its citizens with a strong social safety net—a system designed, in the words of the nation’s official website, to provide its people with “the necessary material framework for living a reasonable life.” Yet, a proposed new law in Denmark that many are …

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New radio carbon dating technique will revolutionise field archaeology

Scientists from the University of Liverpool are developing a new carbon dating technology that could revolutionize field archaeology. In partnership with Norton Priory Museum & Gardens and supported by funding from theArts Council England, they will develop a new technique which will make it quicker and easier to date archaeological finds. Radiocarbon dating is used to determine the age of ancient objects by …