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Last week, we told you about an disturbing new study that found long-term damage caused by Monsanto’s Genetically Modified (GMO) corn and Roundup week-killer. And despite a firestorm of invective from the agribusiness giant and its allies, it looks like they won’t be able to talk their way out of this one – France has […]
In the first ever peer-reviewed, long-term animal study of Genetically Modified (GMO) food, genetically engineered corn has been linked to mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses in rats. The study examined the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize. “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the […]
Wow. After years of bowing to his state’s all-powerful coal barons, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller took to the floor of the Capitol Wednesday to denounce them. Rockefeller accused big coal of using scare tactics and lies to bully people over environmental regulations. And he says it’s time coal executives stopped “pining for the past” […]
America’s top curmudgeon explains why he stopped listening to both his pill doc AND his vegan diet guru. By James Howard Kunstler This still moment on the verge of spring equinox, industrial civilization is taking a rest from its travails of finance and economy. The creaking and groaning vehicle of world banking lurches forward with […]
We’ve written a lot about how Monsanto is one of the worst companies in the world, and how American farmers have taken them to court to try to block their actions that pollute the environment with chemicals and the food supply with genetically modified (GMO) seeds. Today we have word from France that the agribusiness […]
As the crippled reactors in Japan continue to emit radiation into the environment, the risk grows that it will appear in our food. Radiation has already been detected in trace amounts in milk across the U.S., and in strawberries, kale and other vegetables in California.
Pregnant women need to eat right to provide the right nutrition for their babies… and to avoid harmful chemicals. But a new study shows that may not be good enough, as some nasty long-banned substances persist in the environment… and in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. The […]
[social_buttons] Experts in Nutrition and Public Health agree that a healthy diet should include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. These foods have multiple health benefits because they provide dietary fiber, trace minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and a wide variety of compounds that enhance vein health, reduce cancer risk, and bind dangerous toxins (just to name […]
A new exploratory study out of George Mason University has found that people will care more about climate change if it is framed as a public health problem. The authors of the study interviewed 70 Americans and had the respondents read a public health framed essay on climate change. Their results found that, on the […]
Highly toxic by ingestion or inhalation of the dust, it can also poison a person through exposure to soluble forms, inhalation of its vapour, or eating fish contaminated with it. It’s mercury. We all know mercury for its presence in thermometers. And we all know what it means for the mercury to be rising (as is currently a major global issue). But what does it mean when mercury is falling?
Peer-reviewed study finds Americans falling behind across all income levels.
Do you drink raw milk? Unless you milk your own cow, the answer is probably no since the sale of raw milk is illegal in about half of the United States. Ron Paul would like to change that law.
Miners are outraged that the government entity which is supposed to protect their safety seemingly holds little concern for the impact that the job has on their health, yet has decided to make their marijuana habits an issue worth tackling.