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Starving hives! Bees exposed to insecticides such as neonicotinoids are unable to gather enough pollen dooming their young ones to die

According to a new research published in the journal of Ecotoxicology, UK scientists found out that honeybees exposed to neonicotinoid class of insecticides can only collect half of the pollen they normally do depriving their young ones from the only source of protein. “Pollen is the only source of protein that bees have, and it is vital for rearing their young," says Professor Dave Goulson, at the University of Sussex and who led the study. "Collecting it is fiddly, slow work for the bees and intoxicated bees become much worse at it ... starving-hives-bees-exposed-to-systemic-pesticides-are-unable-to-gather-enough-pollen-neonicotinoids-kill-honeybees



National Organic Program’s (NOP) latest power grab by USDA bureaucrats and corporate profiteers. USDA calls for arrest of organic activists in San Antonio

On April 29th, the director of Organic Consumer Association (OCA), Alexis Baden-Mayer was handcuffed by police officers when she refused to put an end to OCA protest against illegal changes that is to be made to USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Alexis Baden-Mayer was forced and carried away by few officers when she refused to leave the room where she was protesting against new rules that could undermine the wholesomeness of USDA organic produce ... national-organic-programs-latest-power-grab-by-usda-bureaucrats-corporate-profiteers-usda-calls-for-arrest-of-organic-activists



Health benefits of ginger and ginger extract is superior to painkillers like Tylenol or Advil, study suggests

According to a recent study published in the journal of Arthritis, ginger extract is more effective than common drugs including betamethasone (cortisone) and ibuprofen for treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers have found that popular painkillers such as ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin have not shown a significant effect on substances known as cytokine that regulate immune system and have anti-inflammatory effect on the body. However, the researchers discovered that both ginger extract and betamethasone reduce cytokine levels equally ... ginger-relieves-muscle-pain-better-painkiller-than-drugs-tylenol-advil



Don’t let USDA organic labels be corrupted. Organic labels are worth fighting for

It’s becoming more and more challenging to have the knowledge and resources that will allow us to have access to cleaner food and water. With our food being contaminated with tons of harsh chemicals and toxic additives, USDA certified organic labels are more and more worthy to fight for. Organic labels do still give customers a choice if they don’t want to eat foods laced with tons of toxic chemicals and GMOs. In the last two years, the giant biotech and chemical companies have poured more than $70 million fighting against GMO labeling movement in both states of California and Washington ... dont-let-USDA-organic-labels-be-corrupted-organic-labels-are-worth-fighting-for



Talk show hosts, celebrities, movie stars, singers - why do they have such nice skins free of blemishes, pimples and ache? Well, Hollywood has its tricks

When a movie star shows up to a TV or movie production set, how do they make sure that they look their best? Expensive cosmetic products make them have a shiny silky skin or hair? Not Really. In fact, most signature products of celebrities have high levels of toxic chemicals like paraben and petrolatum derivatives. Find out why the ingredient in Cindy Crawford's signature cream called ‘Meaningful Beauty’ isn’t meaningful or beautiful ...talk-show-hosts-celebrities-movie-stars-singers-have-a-nice-skin-free-of-blemishes-pimples-ache-hollywood-skincare-tips



How the current healthcare industry has been turned into sickcare and why nutrition is the medicine of future

As the healthcare costs continue to grow, the debates about the ObamaCare or Affordable Care Act gets more and more intense. Currently, Americans spend over twice as much per capita on healthcare compared to any other developed country. As a result of a wasteful and profiteering health care system, the US spends about $2.7 trillion dollars a year (which is 17% of its gross domestic product) on health care. Large medical bills that people cannot afford to pay are the main reason behind 60% of personal bankruptcies in US. Amazingly, these are the people who already have insurance, but their coverage isn’t enough to enable them to pay their bill ... healthcare-is-turned-into-sickcare-nutrition-is-the-medicine-of-future



In the world of health and nutrition, the information changes fast, often as a result of the most recently available study. So now, is raw cacao still good for you or not?

As if our lives are not hard enough trying to keep up with everything, we see new studies being released all the time. This forces us to pay attention to the news and latest findings in health and nutrition if we want to keep our health at its optimum. As if we have the time for researching all day. We are all experiencing it – constant price increase for almost every food item that we buy for ourselves and our family. Add to that the inflation in all of our other expenses from housing, car/transportation, and education to medical expenses, utilities, debt repayment, and insurance ... is-raw-cacao-beans-actually-good-for-you-rodent-feces-insect-parts-in-cacao-beans



Foods high in antioxidants and how antioxidants protect your health and make you look great

When oxygen is consumed by the cells in our body, free radical cells are naturally formed. These free radicals run around and try to join packs to stay strong and once they have a big enough gang, they start hanging out in our muscles so they can get some free food as our blood tries to deliver nutrients to our organs. These free radicals are molecules that have a missing electron and they are trying hard to find a spare electron or steal electrons from vital cell structures in our body. When they do steal an electron from other essential cells in our body, they cause damage and done long enough and persistently they can even cause diseases ... foods-high-in-antioxidants-antioxidants-protect-your-health-make-you-look-great



Our children’s health and vitality depends on eating habits and choices that we all make. So eat to beat diseases:

Anyone who has had a child remembers the moment they had their child born. Almost all parents agree that at that moment, they promised themselves that they will always care and protect their new born. It's a common emotion that runs in all of us. During the first few hours we think about how we will change our lives to protect our new child, to make better decisions, to be more prepared - all to keep our child from harm ... healthy-food-choices-our-childrens-health-vitality-depends-on-eating-habits



Did you know that your diet affects your body odor? What are natural ways or alternatives for neutralizing your body odor?

Many people around the world spend millions of dollars on skincare products like deodorants and antiperspirants that have tons of harsh chemicals, in order to neutralize their body odor and stop perspiration. Many studies have shown that lifestyle choices and diet are the main contributing factors behind our body smell. Although body odor is a very sensitive subject to a lot of people, the fact is that the smell that is trying to get out of your skin is a reflection of what you eat ...diet-affects-your-body-odor-natural-ways-alternatives-for-neutralizing-your-body-odor



World’s number one herbicide ‘Glyphosate’ is now found in breast milk of women across America

The result of a recent study conducted by Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse, with support from Environmental Arts & Research, shows that the active ingredient in world’s number one herbicide ‘Roundup’ is now found in the breast milk of women across US. The results of the study shows that the levels of glyphosate in women’s breast milk can bio-accumulate and exceed the safe levels allowed by US regulatory agencies ... weedkiller-herbicide-roundup-glyphosate-in-breast-milk-of-american-women-gmo



While US Congress pushes a bill to block GMO food labeling, countries like China drop 85% of US corn import

US farmers have lost more than $427 million in sales after China rejected imports of US corn shipments that contained traces of unapproved GMO maize. According to RT, since November last year, China has been blocking US corn because of the presence of the MIR162 genetically modified corn strain (developed by giant biotech Syngenta) in their shipments. In fact, since January 2014, US corn export to China has dropped 85% from the previous year. Since the year 2000, China had significantly increased its import of US corn (from purchasing 47,000 tons of corn in 2008 to purchasing 5 million tons of corn last year). China was the third largest importer of US corn before the ban on Syngenta’s GMO strain by the Chinese government ... us-congress-koch-backed-congressman-mike-pompeo-consider-blocking-gmo-food-labeling



Russia joins more than 30 other countries that have banned the import of GE crops. Also despite the harms of GE crops, giant biotech is pouring thousands of dollars to defeat GMO labeling in the state of Oregon

The giant agribusinesses have so far donated $455,000 to Good Neighbor Farmers in Jackson County in order to defeat GMO initiative labeling in Oregon. In the last few years, giant biotech has spent more than $67 million in California and Washington to kill GMO labeling. GE crops are planted on 12% of the world’s farm land in 28 different countries. In EU only two GMO varieties have been licensed for commercial harvesting and GMO foods are accordingly labeled. However, in US, there are more than 96 GMO varieties and so far only few states including Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut and Maine have been able to pass GMO labeling bill ... Seattle Restaurants



Study finds out that anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills are linked to high mortality rate

A recent study published in British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows that common sleeping pills (hypnotic drugs) and anti-anxiety drugs (anxiolytic) can double the risk of mortality. According to researchers, analysis of 16 different studies with more than 500,000 participants showed that people who took serotonin reuptake inhibitors (common antidepressants known as SSRIs) were 50% more likely to have an intracranial hemorrhage than those who did not ...anti-anxiety-drugs-sleeping-pills-are-linked-to-high-mortality-rate



Snow White should not be the only one concerned about apples since GE apples could soon end up on your plate without any label! Tell USDA ‘Don’t approve GMO apples’

“Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT, I don't care about spots on my apples, Leave me the birds and the bees” sang Joni Mitchell in 1970. However, those days seem to be long gone since biotech and chemical companies have now mastered the art of manipulating genes of foods and manufacturing toxic chemicals including neonicotinoids that are killing birds and bees in millions. However, as if the problems with disappearance of bees and butterflies and increase in biotech toxic insecticides weren’t bad enough, the Canadian Okanagan Specialty Fruits is seeking the approval of USDA for their non-browning GMO apple known as “Arctic Apple” ... gmo-apples-wont-brown-mcdonalds-gerber-say-no-to-gmos



First state to require GMO labeling: Vermont senate passes mandatory GMO labeling by the majority vote

Vermont seems to become the first state in US to mandate labeling of foods that have been genetically modified, although the legislators are worried about a lawsuit threat coming from the giant biotech Monsanto. The senate gave a decisive 26-2 vote in favor of GMO labeling and the law is set to become effective on July 1, 2016. The Senate President John Campbell said that “We are saying people have a right to know what’s in their food.” Campbell and other pro-GMO labeling supporters in the Senate believe that they have written a legally defensible bill. They also have created a fund to help the state to pay its legal fees if the giant Frankenfood companies decide to sue Vermont ... vermont-senate-passes-mandatory-gmo-labeling-by-the-majority-vote





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