By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa is calling for an immediate halt on imports to South Africa of Monsanto’s high-risk second-generation gene-silencing GM maize meant for human consumers.
African Center for Biodiversity reports:
In an open letter to African biosafety regulators, AFSA rejects and condemns US corporation Monsanto’s plan to exploit millions of Africans as unwitting human guinea pigs for their latest genetic engineering experiment. AFSA also condemns the IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) field trial application in Nigeria using this same risky technology to produce GM cassava for the agro-fuels industry.
These GM applications target staple foods of maize and cassava, eaten by many millions of Africans every day. AFSA’s open letter states, “Scientists have reported that the untested gene-silencing effect is able to cross over into mammals and humans, and affect their genetic makeup with unknown potential negative consequences, and have called for long-term animal testing and stronger regulation before this goes ahead.”
Continue reading Call to Stop Using Africans As GMO Guinea Pigs
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
In 2010, the government took kombucha off the store shelves over a claim that the popular probiotic beverage contained too much alcohol. Little do consumers realize – most large kombucha companies reformulated their products to make certain no alcohol could possibly show up (less than 0.5% by volume), thus, changing the product itself. This, however, doesn’t make the government happy enough (it tends to target drinks that are sought for health benefits). A few lawmakers have introduced a bill to block further regulation.
The naturally sparkling drink is made from a tea fermented with yeast and bacteria. It contains vitamin B, beneficial bacteria, enzymes and revitalizing acids. Probiotics are not only a part of the healthy brain-gut connection, but are proven to remove harmful substances like pesticides, plastics and BPA from the body. The drink isn’t for everyone – some people report feeling worse after consumption of fermented or vinegar drinks. Others claim it gives them pep, quenches thirst, aids digestion and/or even helps with allergies and arthritis. But the biggest argument for saving kombucha from the regulatory trap could be because many people are turning to the beverage as a satisfying, guilt-free alternative to alcohol and soda drinks, thus, it is becoming more popular in restaurants and at New Year’s Eve parties (especially if you are the designated driver). Continue reading Stop the Govt from Pushing Probiotic Kombucha Drink Into the Liquor Store
By Elina St-Onge, The Mind Unleashed
For a wound to heal… you don’t keep touching it, picking at it or scratching it. It’s common sense, right? So… why do we keep doing it to ourselves?
Yesterday night, I realized that I’ve been way too hard on myself when it comes to getting past old wounds and insecurities. I saw that most of my stress and struggle were not because going through so-and-so emotion or challenge was so difficult. It was because of my incredibly stress-inducing reaction to every new dis-ease coming my way. Continue reading Why You Should Stop Psychoanalyzing Your Way Into Healing
By Henrik Edberg, Body Mind Soul Spirit
What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live?
I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much.
They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier and it actually is. Overthink positive things until they don’t look so positive anymore. Continue reading How To Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits
By Darius Shahtahmasebi, Anti Media
(ANTIMEDIA) The recent coup attempt in Turkey over the weekend comes at an interesting time.
Had it been successful, it could have presented Turkey with a unique opportunity to pursue a wholly different agenda in the region—though such an agenda is unclear given the many conspiracies surrounding the coup.
But the coup’s failure puts Turkey on a different road ahead, given Erdogan’s recent foreign policy agenda. Continue reading Is Turkey Ready to Stop World War III Before It Starts?
By Christina Sarich, Natural Society
In a publicity blitz against GMO labeling, Big Food is using a six-figure campaign to run ads in prime time on network and cable TV in and around the nation’s capital. This is part of a last ditch effort for the biotech industry and Big Food to keep states from writing their own mandatory GMO-labeling laws. Continue reading An Example of Big Food’s Last Ditch-Effort to Stop State GMO-Labeling Laws
From Higher Perspective., Thanks to Thousand Thoughts
When you’ve let a chronically negative person into your life, it can be hard to evict their toxic energy once they’ve moved on. These are four useful ways to keep from absorbing that negative energy. Continue reading Stop Absorbing Other People’s Negative Energy
Note from Wes: I think this list is very important. Study up on it! It’s interesting that some companies, like Annie’s Homegrown, are on both sides of the list.
Written by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, October 11, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/kfay4eq
Want to know the biggest impedance to GMO labeling in Colorado and perhaps the rest of the nation right now? It boils down to 5 big spenders, though there are others in the game of trying to keep you in the dark about what’s in your food. Over $8 million has been raised so far, specifically aimed at stopping the GMO labeling Statutory Amendment 105. You can see the full text of that document here.
Coloradans and the rest of the country have the right to make informed choices about what is in their food. Aside from health concerns, some people have religious, moral, or cultural beliefs that prohibit them from eating genetically modified foods – the same way that some people want to eat meat and some don’t, while others prefer Kosher, etc. Continue reading Christina Sarich: Top 5 Companies Trying to Stop GMO Labeling in Colorado
Written by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, July 16, 2014
Most of us have been conditioned to look at the calories we eat as the primary reason why we might be getting a little thick around the middle, and while it is true that too many calories aren’t good for maintaining a healthy weight, far too many individuals have overlooked an important aspect to keeping fit and vital – toxic chemical overload.
A chemically burdened body is more likely to harness fat than a ‘clean’ body. Practitioners of ancient natural medicine have known for a long time that detoxing is vital to keep diseases of obesity at bay. But just last January, the government’s National Toxicology Program met to review the science on environmental chemicals and obesity and diabetes. The panelists published their review in an issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.
In brief, the study showed that environmental chemicals are changing how our brains regulate our feeding behavior. Heavy metals in drinking water and even apple juice, BPAs in the plastics made from petroleum, Dioxin, Atrazine, Aspartame, Phthalates, Perchlorate, substances like DDT, Monsanto’s glyphosate, and other pesticides are turning our endocrine systems into a mosh pit at a car crash competition. Continue reading Why You Should Stop Counting Calories and Start Counting Chemicals
Written by Steve Beckow
SaLuSa’s message of April 4, 2012, is interesting from a number of vantage points and I wanted to explore one of those with you. In it, SaLuSa stated that the karmic restraints on the galactics preventing them so far from stopping all warfare on Earth have now been lifted. SaLuSa say that here:
“Already the different countries and their governments have been made to understand that aggression must stop, and that we are authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure there is peace. Hitherto, our intervention on your behalf was curtailed for karmic reasons, but now by Divine decree we are able to enforce the plan for your spiritual evolution.” (1) Continue reading Galactic Now Authorized to Stop War | The 2012 Scenario