YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
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YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood
The Health of Humans is Reflected in the Health of Our Natural Environment and Food Production Sources
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Bee Losses, Your Food and Pesticides - Seed Treatments Questioned

Bee Losses, Your Food and Pesticides - Seed Treatments Questioned | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Findings point to treated corn seed — and corn syrup — as possible links to a pandemic afflicting North American pollinators.

SEED TREATMENTS QUESTIONED
In North America and parts of Europe, many seeds now are coated with neonicotinoid insecticides before planting. As seeds germinate, the chemical enters the plant and circulates throughout its tissues, protecting vulnerable roots.

This systemic circulation of the pesticide bolsters concern by Lu’s team that imidacloprid can move into corn kernels. If it does, then the chemical could end up tainting corn syrup.

Today, imidacloprid or one of its neonicotinoid cousins coats most conventional and virtually all genetically modified corn seed, notes Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at the Organic Center in Troy, Ore. That’s troubling, he argues, because in terms of their impact on bees, neonicotinoids “are the most acutely toxic pesticides ever registered.”

 

July 26, 2013 Tree Hugger
SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

April 29, 2013 LifeWise News
EUROPE WILL ENFORCE WORLD'S FIRST CONTINENT-WIDE BAN ON INSECTICIDES HARMING BEES (AND YOU) http://southweb.org/lifewise/europe-will-enforces-worlds-first-continent-wide-ban-on-insecticides-harming-bees/

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The World According to Monsanto (FULL LENGTH)

There's nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed ...
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Global Food Security is Not a Technology Issue - World Affairs Council - Food & Water

Global Food Security is Not a Technology Issue - World Affairs Council - Food & Water | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN: A ONE HOUR AUDIO PROGRAM - Sustaining Life on A Crowded Planet.

Some predict it is likely that our need for water will overcome our resources and parts of the world may soon be unfit to sustain people and food production. Imagining the world in 2050, how will we meet our rising food and water needs? Will our cities and farms look like those of today? How will we innovate and adapt to maintain the resources to sustain life on an ever more crowded planet? Two distinguished speakers will discuss these topics: Gawain Kripke, director of policy and research at Oxfam America; and Peter Lochery, director of the Water Team at CARE.

The program presents another feature from WorldAffairs 2012, the World Affairs Council's annual conference designed for global citizens seeking deeper insight, understanding and context surrounding critical issues of our day.

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Genetically modified corn affects its symbiotic relationship with non-target soil organisms - killing beneficial fungi

Genetically modified corn affects its symbiotic relationship with non-target soil organisms - killing beneficial fungi | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2012 -
An increasing number of crops commercially grown today are genetically modified (GM) to resist insect pests and/or tolerate herbicides.

Although Bt corn is one of the most commonly grown GM crops in the United States, little is known about its effects on the long-term health of soils.

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3 Reasons Pesticides Are Making Teachers' Jobs Harder

3 Reasons Pesticides Are Making Teachers' Jobs Harder | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A new study published in the journal NeuroToxicology found strong evidence that a pregnant mother's pesticide exposure could lead to significant damage to a child's motor skills years down the road....looking at environmental chemicals and IQ found that children exposed to organophosphate pesticides, a popular type of chemical used to kill bugs in fruit and vegetable farming, suffer lower IQs.

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BEES: Just What Do They Pollinate? A Case for Growing Locally

BEES: Just What Do They Pollinate?  A Case for Growing Locally | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Bees Immune Systems are built within local environments. Enslaving them, hauling them across state boundaries and even to different countries flies in the face of their natural ability to adjust to local pathogens.

100: Percentage of U.S. apple, broccoli, and carrot crops dependent on pollination
90: Percentage of pollinators for these crops that are honeybees
50: Percentage by which U.S. managed-bee population has declined since 1940

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WHEN WILL WE GET THE MESSAGE: Weed killer causes animal shape changes

WHEN WILL WE GET THE MESSAGE: Weed killer causes animal shape changes | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
The world's most popular weed killer can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals, U.S. biologists studying its effect on amphibians say.

"This discovery highlights the fact that pesticides... can have unintended consequences for species that are not the pesticide's target," Relyea said.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/04/02/Weed-killer-causes-animal-shape-changes/UPI-74951333402187/#ixzz1r31kN54b

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LIST OF GMO products - WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE WE EATING?!

LIST OF GMO products - WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE WE EATING?! | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Genetically Modified Foods, Plants, Animals, Additives, Body Products, Fish, Crops and Trees have had their genes manipulated, changed, and put into other species that normally they would not mate with, blend with, consume, or grow in.
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The Non-GMO GMO? Latest attempt by the biotech industry to further corrupt our food system

The Non-GMO GMO? Latest attempt by the biotech industry to further corrupt our food system | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
GMO corn that is further genetically modified to be “non-GMO”? Read all about the latest attempt by the biotech industry to further corrupt our food system.
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What's Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger? Our Industrial Food System VIDEO

What's Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger? Our Industrial Food System VIDEO | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride are just a few of the hard-to-pronounce ingredients in a typical school lunch burger.
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Protesting Gates Foundation’s ties to Monsanto

Via - Community Alliance for Global Justice

Institutions and corporations involved with pushing GMOs into South Africa are now partners of the Gates Foundation and they’re working to spread GMOs through out Africa.

South Africa is the one country amongst Africa’s 54 countries where GMOs have been grown for several years. This is because Monsanto and various western “development” programs including USAID, used South Africa as the entering wedge to the continent—it was the biggest economy, most closely tied in to global capitalism, etc. The African Centre for Biodiversity found, and I quote, “that Monsanto controls 50% of the maize seed market…the biotech giant’s grip on the market is absolute… http://www.seattleglobaljustice.org/2012/04/cagj-director-heather-day%E2%80%99s-speech-at-march-16-action-protesting-gates-foundation%E2%80%99s-ties-to-monsanto/




                                  GRAIN, November 04, 2014

                                          FULL REPORT
HOW DOES THE GATES FOUNDATION SPEND IT MONEY TO "FEED THE WORLD" >
  http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5064-how-does-the-gates-foundation-spend-its-money-to-feed-the-world

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WHO'S IN CHARGE OF WHOM? Monsanto Planted Widespread GMOs Two Years Before USDA Approval

WHO'S IN CHARGE OF WHOM? Monsanto Planted Widespread GMOs Two Years Before USDA Approval | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Did Monsanto actually plant genetically modified alfalfa before it was deregulated by the USDA?

There is some shocking evidence that, until recently, was withheld from the public showing that Monsanto’s genetically altered alfalfa may have been set free in 2003 — a full two years or more before it was deregulated in 2005. In a letter, obtained by NaturalSociety with permission to post for public viewing, it becomes clear that the USDA may have turned a blind eye to the entire situation, allowing widespread GMO contamination of GMO-free crops.

http://www.nationofchange.org/letter-shows-monsanto-planted-gmos-usda-approval-1335971971

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From Lawn to Line: Home Pesticides Poisoning West Coast Salmon

From Lawn to Line: Home Pesticides Poisoning West Coast Salmon | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

West Coast salmon, an already threatened species, are the victim of a new, potentially detrimental threat according to a recent evaluation conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service.

NOAA’s Fisheries Services identified the culprits as three pesticides commonly used in more than 100 pesticide products for home and agricultural applications including the treatment of soy, cotton, corn, grapes and Christmas trees: triflurali, oryzalin and pendimenthalin.

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Yet MORE evidence that pesticides are key culprit in bee die-offs

Yet MORE evidence that pesticides are key culprit in bee die-offs | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Scientific evidence continues to mount strengthening the case that neonicotinoid pesticides are indeed key drivers behind colony collapse disorder (CCD).| Pesticide Action Network

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Pesticides hit queen bee numbers - WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS

Pesticides hit queen bee numbers - WE NEED OUR POLLINATORS | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests.
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UN Headquarters: shifting from a self-centered to an Earth-centered approach

UN Headquarters: shifting from a self-centered to an Earth-centered approach | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
To mark International Mother Earth Day, the UN General Assembly held an interactive dialogue on harmony with nature on 18 April at UN Headquarters to examine how human activity has affected the regenerative capacity of the planet.

 

As we get closer to Rio+20, we must keep the Earth in full view when making decisions and taking actions shifting from a self-centered to an Earth-centered approach,” Mr. Sha told participants. “Our success and wealth must be measured by the balance we create between ourselves and the world around us; that is, by our ability to live in harmony with nature.”


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The Incredible Edible, Cleaning Lemon: A Lemon A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

The Incredible Edible, Cleaning Lemon: A Lemon A Day Keeps The Doctor Away | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

| Natural Plus Plus

Lemons contain vitamin B6, iron and potassium, and a very good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. They also contain calcium, copper, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. “They are a great source of bioflavonoids, which protect against damage caused by free radicals, and enhance the antioxidant effects of some nutrients. They help maintain capillaries and help the blood clot. Weak capillaries can lead to easy bruising, brain and retinal hemorrhages, bleeding gums and other abnormalities. They may help prevent heart diseases. They act as natural antibiotics and may protect the body from cancer-causing substances.

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OUR POISONED FOOD: Are Pesticides Pushing Honeybees Past the Tipping Point?

OUR POISONED FOOD: Are Pesticides Pushing Honeybees Past the Tipping Point? | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Of particular concern is a group of pesticides, chemically similar to nicotine, called neonicotinoids (neonics for short), and one in particular called clothianidin. Instead of being sprayed, neonics are used to treat seeds, so that they’re absorbed by the plant’s vascular system, and then end up attacking the central nervous systems of bees that come to collect pollen. Virtually all of today’s genetically engineered Bt corn is treated with neonics.

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A DIRTY BUSINESS: FDA Removes 1 Million Signatures from GMO "Just Label It" Campaign

A DIRTY BUSINESS: FDA Removes 1 Million Signatures from GMO "Just Label It" Campaign | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
While the Food and Drug Administration has seemingly reached the limit for unbelievable behavior, the company’s decisions continue to astound and appall consumers and health activists alike...
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GMO labeling momentum builds

GMO labeling momentum builds | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it
The call for labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods continues to grow louder.

 The Just Label It campaign — with more than 500 partner organizations — is well on its way to collecting one million comments urging the Food and Drug Adminstration to mandate GE (or GMO) labeling.

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Link between fast food and depression confirmed - All Fast Food is GMO loaded with lashings of pesticides

Link between fast food and depression confirmed - All Fast Food is GMO loaded with lashings of pesticides | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

A new study shows that eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. Results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are . . .

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15 Reasons Never to Let Anyone You Love Near a McDonald’s

15 Reasons Never to Let Anyone You Love Near a McDonald’s | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

Fast food can lead to obesity, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Avoid health problems by not eating at fast food restaurants.

Here are 15 reasons you’ll never let anyone you love get near those Golden Arches

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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 20, 2013 8:44 AM
Fast food, particularly food from McDonald's does not decay as "normal" food does. Also, you have to plan a trip to the gym after each value meal you consume just to ensure you don't gain weight from that one meal. It's been proven that dog food might be healthier than fast food.
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"PINK SLIME" Ground Beef Makes A Comeback

"PINK SLIME" Ground Beef Makes A Comeback | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

                             WHAT IS PINK SLIME MAKE OF ?

“Pink slime” is beef trimmings. Once only used in dog food and cooking oil, the trimmings are now sprayed with ammonia so they are safe to eat and added to most ground beef as a cheaper filler.

 

Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2014
▶  'PINK SLIME' MAKES COMEBACK AS BEEF PRICES SPIKE.  WHAT'S IN YOUR GROUND MEAT? http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303749904579579991127674958?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303749904579579991127674958.html

 

Newser, May 24, 2014
▶'PINK SLIME' RECOVERS AS BEEF PRICES SURGE. WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS 2 BIGGEST PRODUCERS BACK ON TRACK http://www.newser.com/story/187391/pink-slime-recovers-as-beef-prices-surge.html

 

Syracuse.com, May 22, 2014
▶ COURT ALLOWING #1.2 BILLION 'PINK SLIME' DEFAMATION BEEF INDUSTRY LAWSUIT AGAINST ABC TO CONTINUE http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05

 

 

 Sycaruse.com, May 22, 2014
▶ COURT ALLOWING #1.2 BILLION 'PINK SLIME' DEFAMATION LAWSUIT BY BEEF INDUSTRY AGAINST ABC TO CONTINUE http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/court_allowing_pink_slime_12_billion_defamation_lawsuit_against_abc_to_continue.html

 

 March 20,2012,  Appetite For Profit
▶  BPI’s (Beef Products Inc) RESPONSE TO OUTRAGE OVER GROUND BEEF? In a surreal press conference, Beef Products Inc took its best shot at making up for its silence during weeks of public lashing over what has been dubbed “pink slime,” an additive in ground beef made through a high-tech process that BPI invented. (See my previous posts here and here.) The event came in the wake of major grocery chains announcing they would stop selling beef containing the filler. http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/2012/03/30/bpis-response-to-outrage-over-ground-beef-3-governors-and-a-t-shirt/

 

                                                     WATCH:

                                      ABC TV INVESTIGATION:

        'Dude, It's Beef!': Governors Tour Plant, Reject 'Pink Slime' Label

  http://abcnews.go.com/US/dude-beef-governors-tour-plant-reject-pink-slime/story?id=16029536#.T3YJpI5aNcz

 

                                         ABC TV INVESTIGATION:

                                            "Pink Slime and You"
Jim Avila investigates the widespread use of this specially treated filler meat. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/pink-slime-15873068

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                    ABC News

                          'PINK SLIME' FACTORY:  A LOOK INSIDE

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/pink-slime-factory-inside-16034255

 

 

USA Today, May 03, 2012

- ▶ COMPANY TO CLOSE 3 PLANTS OVER 'PINK SLIME'  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/05/3-plants-that-made-pink-slime-ground-beef-to-close/1#.UNfTS7bZ03Z

 

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                                         Via The Huffington Post

                              PINK SLIME FOR SCHOOL LUNCH

"Pink slime -- that ammonia-treated meat in a bright Pepto-bismol shade -- may have been rejected by fast food joints like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King, but is being brought in by the tons for the nation's school lunch program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing 7 million pounds of the "slime" for school lunches... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avkFUBzHSw8

 

September 12, 2013 Treehugger
▶  PINK SLIME'S SCHOOL LUNCH COMEBACK HITS 7 STATES http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/pink-slimes-school-lunch-comeback-hits-7-states.html

 

                                                     WATCH
                             Wall Street journal, April 04, 2012
                           THE FIRESTORM OVER 'PINK SLIME'
http://live.wsj.com/video/the-firestorm-over-pink-slime/159EEC3F-257E-4133-87BE-80D756B1A53E.html

 

- ▶ MEATONOMICS: The Dirty Truth About Cheap Meat http://sco.lt/5MiErp

 

 

▶  THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF BEEF: OUR INDUSTRIALIZED FOOD SYSTEM - 3 PART SERIES http://sco.lt/7x5J2X

 

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Just One of Monsanto’s Crimes

Just One of Monsanto’s Crimes | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

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2,4-D and the dioxin pollution it creates are too dangerous to allow, period, but in the hands of bad actors like Monsanto and Dow Chemical the dangers increase exponentially.

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Monsanto Land was Poisoned and the Barren Women Cried.

Monsanto Land was Poisoned and the Barren Women Cried. | YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood | Scoop.it

BLOG: Monsanto Land was Poisoned and the Barren Women Cried Human Fertility Today Scores Less than 50% of Levels 20 years ago So what has changed in our environment to affect mankind's fertility in such a drastic manner, and please, be assured that this is a presently occuring catastrophe

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