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Creatively Adapted to A Moderate Climate: Yatsugatake Villa in Japan

Creatively Adapted to A Moderate Climate: Yatsugatake Villa in Japan | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
This countryside retreat envisioned by practice MDS impresses due to its original shape and interior design. Located in the foothills of the Yatsugatak
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All About Growing Cabbage

All About Growing Cabbage | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
With its high concentrations of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, cabbage is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. As a cruciferous veggie, in the same family as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, it also contains glucosinolates, phytochemicals that break down into indoles, sulforaphane and other cancer-preventive substances.

Different types of cabbage (red, green and Savoy) contain different patterns of glucosinolates, which suggests you should try to eat a variety of cabbage for the best health effects. Its variety is another one of cabbage's pluses — it comes in hundreds of different types and is incredibly versatile. Eaten raw, cabbage is a mainstay of cole slaw and other summer salads. It's also one of the most popular base vegetables for creating your own homemade sauerkraut.

Cooked lightly and quickly, cabbage also makes an excellent side dish to virtually any protein source and can be seasoned in a number of different ways depending on the type of cuisine. You may be tempted to rely on your local grocery store for cabbage, but growing your own is so much more rewarding, both in terms of freshness and flavor. What's more, growing cabbage is incredibly easy, and if you time your planting right you can expect to harvest it during the summer as well as the late cold-weather season.

Choose the Right Varieties for the Growing Season
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Emergency Climate Crisis is upon us

Dr. Peter Carter and others are warning the planet and all of humanity is in peril due to the consequences of the industrial age. Host Jack Etkin blames the media for not informing the public just how grave the danger has become.
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How Monsanto Became Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews

How Monsanto Became Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
A common corporate tactic is to hire “third-party experts” to bring the industry’s message to the public, cloaked as independent opinion or expertise
Henry Miller has been repeatedly outed as a shill for the chemical technology industry. Forbes has now fired him for publishing material under his own name that turned out to be ghostwritten by Monsanto
Internal emails reveal Monsanto pressured a journal editor to retract a damning animal study showing Roundup and genetically engineered corn caused cancer and early death
What Is Aloe Vera Good For?
Factory-Farmed Meats Quickly Replaced With Grass Fed
By Dr. Mercola

A common corporate tactic, well-honed by the tobacco industry, is to use “third-party experts” to bring the industry’s message to the public under the cloak of independent opinion or expertise. The idea is that academic types are far more credible than industry employees when it comes to defending the industry’s position.

Over the years, I’ve written about many of these so-called “independent experts” that turned out to be anything but. Among them is Henry Miller, who was thoroughly outed as a Monsanto shill during the 2012 Proposition 37 GMO labeling campaign in California.

Henry Miller Outed as Monsanto Puppet — Again
The industry-funded “No on Prop 37” placed Miller front and center of its campaign, breaking all sorts of rules in the process. As the Los Angeles Times1 reported at the time, a No on 37 advertisement had to be pulled off the air because Miller was fraudulently identified as being part of the Stanford University faculty. Behind him in the shot was Stanford’s recognizable vaulted campus walkway.
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Bruce Lipton: The Paradigm Shift: Evolve or go Extinct

Bruce Lipton presents at The Paradigm Shift Online Conference brought to you by Portal to Ascension 

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Bigger Firms Increasing Their Power to Control What We Eat

Bigger Firms Increasing Their Power to Control What We Eat | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Endgame: Global Monopolization
One fact that many don't realize is just how few firms control the global food system, from seeds to supermarkets. As noted by Howard:

"The trend in most industries is for fewer and fewer firms to increase their power. One really dramatic example is the beer industry. Four firms headquartered in Europe brew about half the world's beer. That's going to go down to three very soon, because Anheuser-Busch InBev is acquiring SABMiller.

Even if you're a very dominant firm, you're caught up in this system where you have to get bigger or become acquired by your big competitors. But it's resulting in less and less people making decisions about the food we eat. There's even speculation that InBev is not increasing its sales enough, even with this acquisition, so they're going to have to acquire a big soft drink firm, perhaps even Coke or Pepsi."

With its $103 billion acquisition of SABMiller, InBev is now one of the three largest food firms in the world. InBev also owns Anheuser-Busch, which produces Budweiser, one of the most well-known beer brands in the world. In some parts of the world, such as in Africa and Latin America, InBev has already established a monopoly.

Antitrust rules and regulations enacted by the federal government are meant to prevent these types of monopolies. In fact, when large corporations want to buy other large corporations, a rigorous evaluation process is required before they're authorized to merge. So how is it that this kind of monopoly-building is still happening? Howard explains:

"In the early 1900s, there were a number of laws passed to prevent these trusts, these combinations that resulted in monopolies in these markets. That changed dramatically beginning in the 1980s. Reagan was elected. He directed the heads of federal agencies to take a very different view towardtowards mergers and acquisitions.

At the same time, federal judges were being indoctrinated into the Chicago School of Economics. They got paid to go on these junkets to Arizona, Florida, places like that. They played golf. Then they attended these seminars where they were taught mergers and acquisitions that, unless they immediately raised prices for consumers, were good for everyone.

As a result of just one of those programs, by the early '90s, two-thirds of federal judges had participated. It's essentially impossible to win an antitrust case in the federal courts now."
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Future Sustainability for Earth, Green Building, David Gottfried

Future Sustainability for Earth, Green Building, David Gottfried | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Time is short. That’s the message I’ve heard my entire life in my head. I’ve studied the state of the earth, the state of the world, the vital signs, and they all indicate not only have we crossed seven billion people on the planet, but we’re at 500 percent of Earth’s carrying capacity.

That is the reason I formed Regen360…to answer critical questions about our current and future existence and sustainability on earth and our responsibility to the planet. What are we doing here? What are you doing for the planet? How do we create a life of legacy and purpose that is renewable and regenerative; that gives you the wealth and the income that you need and, even more importantly, is the planting of seeds that create a future that we’re proud of for our children and theirs?

I have spent a career devoted to our green legacy. When I founded the U.S. Green Building Council nearly 25 years ago, I wanted to help my industry. Who knew we would be with the Green Building Council model in 130 countries, each with ratings systems and thousands of professionals belting it out there to grow their business, grow their life, and heal the planet by creating joy, purpose and contentment for themselves? I want you to join me to not only to help green life but also to build wealth and prosperity for our bank accounts and the future of our home: the earth.

It is my fond hope that Regen360 can help the earth do a complete turnaround in its green living and green building practices.
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Twenty Seed-Saving Initiatives Preserving Biodiversity Around the World

Twenty Seed-Saving Initiatives Preserving Biodiversity Around the World | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Revitalizing the practice of seed saving is vital for the world’s collective food security. Conservation techniques, such as the creation of seed banks and seed exchanges among farmers, gardeners, and even nations, play an important role in not only preserving ancient, heirloom varieties of important food crops, but also in mitigating against the increasing risks of pests, diseases, and climate change.

The laws and regulations regarding seed saving and exchange practices are changing worldwide. Many farmers groups, nonprofit organizations, and governments are working to conserve and enhance seed diversity through seed banks, exchange networks and cooperatives, and educational programs. Food Tank is highlighting 20 important seed-saving projects across the globe that are helping preserve agricultural biodiversity
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EnergyAtAnyAge.com

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Dr. Steven Gundry: Respected heart surgeon and author of "Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution."

3 So-Called “Superfoods” You Should NEVER Eat
How One "Hopeless" Patient Led To Remarkable Discovery
Low Energy Associated With Missing "Micronutrient" From Our Diet?
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A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food

A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
It didn’t matter that no scientist was ready to make a call on what caused the break. The reality is that climate change is getting worse every week, and policymakers are ignoring one of the biggest factors. The role food and agriculture plays has been almost entirely absent from written commitments in local or worldwide negotiations, according to the Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins University.

This is a problem. Two days before the Antarctic iceberg broke loose, a study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that, in a nutshell, confirmed some of our worst fears: Earth’s sixth mass extinction is already underway, threatening the planet’s animal populations and ecosystems. To use the authors’ words, we’re looking at a “biological annihilation” that’s largely human-caused.

Unlike the researchers assessing the iceberg, the authors of this study clearly point to climate change: “In the last few decades, habitat loss, overexploitation, invasive organisms, pollution, toxification, and more recently climate disruption, as well as the interactions among these factors, have led to the catastrophic declines in both the numbers and sizes of populations. …”

Recently, a colleague and I have been collaborating on a project measuring the environmental impacts of residential lawns and the industrial food system. Our research uncovered some surprising facts, and the data, compiled in one convenient place, have been sobering.
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Tumbleweed Walden SIP Tiny House (Structural Insulated Panels)

Tumbleweed Walden SIP Tiny House (Structural Insulated Panels) | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
This SIP tiny house is unique because it was built with Structural Insulated Panels instead of traditional stick built framing and insulation.
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California declares glyphosate a toxic cancer-causing chemical, effective July 7, 2017

California declares glyphosate a toxic cancer-causing chemical, effective July 7, 2017 | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Keeping the public safe from glyphosate: Much more needs to be done
What’s disturbing is that even non-GMO crops like barley and wheat are being sprayed with glyphosate to speed drying times before harvest. This means that a highly-toxic herbicide is being sprayed on non-GMO crops without consumer awareness. The contaminant has been found in non-organic wheat products like bread, muffins and packaged cereal.
Monsanto sued the OEHHA of California in an attempt to block the recent Proposition 65 ruling, and an appeal of the case (case #F075362 in the Fifth District Court of Appeal) is currently pending. However, as of this writing, glyphosate will be added to the Proposition 65 product ingredient warning list – since July 7, 2017.
Action against glyphosate weed killer reaching critical mass
Documents released from some of the related California lawsuits against Monsanto showed the company spent millions of dollars in attempts to discredit anti-GMO activists. In the past, high-profile scientists and science actors like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jon Entine, Keith Kloor and Bill Nye have pushed propaganda stating that GMO foods and glyphosate are safe to consume in “unlimited quantities.”
However even CNN, the network most known for releasing fake news, has questioned the safety of glyphosate. They’ve reported on documented cases of its toxicity and stated that glyphosate herbicides have likely already caused thousands of cases of cancer.
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Dan Laffoley -- The Ocean - The Future We Want

In recent decades there has been a growing recognition of the challenges facing ocean conservation efforts. Science is showing that the ocean is under stress from multiple sources -- not just from the pressures and impacts from how we use the ocean, but also from climate change, ocean acidification, pollution, and hypoxia as oxygen levels lower. To counter such impacts most nations of the world have signed up to global targets to better protect and manage ocean areas using marine protected areas (MPAs) and other management means. Dan Laffoley reviews some of the main threats to the ocean, and explores recent progress to protect and recover ocean health. Recent events such as Rio + 20 have demonstrate that we need to pick up the pace in ocean conservation and management. Such are the scale of challenges we now face with ocean health that all involved should have a common interest in sustaining the resilience of the ocean and in so doing sustaining the different ways in which we value, use and manage ocean resources. The presentation will explore some of these common concerns and future opportunities.

"The Ocean -- The Future We Want", lecture given by Dan Laffoley at the University of Iceland Monday, April 7th, 2014.
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Brilliant Bug-Out-Bag Packing | Survival Stronghold

Don’t pack more than what you’ll need. When you’ve made your list of what you need, go through it and start getting rid of things. A bob bag should hold essentials, not your whole life. You won’t be able to carry 80 pounds of gear very far, and even if you do, you won’t be very fast. Make your list, then prune it. Then prune it again. This is important. Whatever you’ve packed, you’ve probably packed too much. Try walking through your neighborhood for a few miles with it and see how it carries. After that, take it out somewhere that has hills. You’ll be surprised just how heavy a bug out bag is after trying to take it up and down a hiking trail. Now think if you were in a hurry? Just for reference, my bag is only 25 pounds plus what water I need to carry and maybe some GORP.

2 Leave some room. You’re going to run across things while you’re out prepping and even once SHTF and if you don’t have room for it, you’ll have to either pass it up or dump something important. Leave some room for those items. Survival also depends on
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Hemp & Heal - PCR Hemp Health Products for Sale

Hemp & Heal - PCR Hemp Health Products for Sale | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Non-psychoactive PCR Hemp, extracted from industrial Hemp, has been reported to act as a natural pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, sleep aid, relaxant and more!
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GMOs Revealed is a 9-part documentary series

GMOs Revealed is a 9-part documentary series | Green & Clean | Scoop.it

I have found that we are part of a very great, and very dangerous
experiment of introducing non-safety tested GMOs into what we eat.
We’re intricately connected to all living things that surround us, and the harm that corporations like Monsanto and Dow Chemical are putting in our way without our knowledge is concerning.
The human right to have access to clean air to breathe and clean food is being violated by this agenda.
WHAT ARE THEY NOT TELLING US?


GMOs ARE POISON. People and animals that eat genetically modified food crops are consuming high levels of toxic glyphosate herbicide. There is an unholy marriage of toxic Glyphosate herbicide and foods genetically engineered to tolerate large doses of it. It’s silently poisoning our land, food, and US!

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 How to connect with EARTH and save our future

~~~~Description~~~~~~~ Dont miss an episode! My intention is to provide you with the latest videos that inspire people to be more positive in life! I hop
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Don't Throw Out Your Lemon Peels! 30 Genius Ways to Reuse Them Around Your House

Don't Throw Out Your Lemon Peels! 30 Genius Ways to Reuse Them Around Your House | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
he uses for lemon peels are endless and, best of all, they’re a natural, inexpensive way to keep your home and body healthy.



It’s ironic that some of the most beneficial nutrients are found in the parts of food we tend to throw out — especially lemon peels. The peels are where all of the lemon oil is concentrated, and citrus peels have been shown to have more antioxidant vitamins and minerals, and may even have more health benefits than lemons themselves (1).

Lemon peels also have antibacterial and antifungal properties, which make them an inexpensive way to improve your health and cleanse your home. The peels also double as a multi-purpose DIY natural beauty remedy for skin, hair, and nails.

So, next time you’re about to toss your lemon’s remains in
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Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm

Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Take that lawn by the grass and grow something!
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Garden Know-How: Extend Your Growing Season

Garden Know-How: Extend Your Growing Season | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
With a little know-how, innovative, do-it-yourself “season stretchers” in your garden can help extend your veggie-growing potential well beyond the norm for your plant hardiness zone and facilitate a much earlier harvest
Whether they’re small enough for just one plant or for a whole row, mini greenhouses and cloche ideas can protect young plants while forcing faster growth
A cloche, cold frame or garden tunnel can increase productivity by as much as six weeks, both early in the season when a late frost might surprise you and in the fall to give already-producing plants a chance to produce more
Other ideas include painting water bottles flat black and placing them next to plants in the garden so they can absorb the warmth of daytime sun, then release their warmth at night
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Aquaponics Farm – Thailand

Aquaponics Farm – Thailand | Green & Clean | Scoop.it

Partner with an experienced and established aquaponics farm operator in a market where the current demand for food exceeds supply…
Enjoy faster production cycles where harvest times are only weeks versus years with land-based operations…
Earn yields of over 15% annualized completely turnkey…
Low minimum investment of US$31,000…
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Decolonize Your Diet

Decolonize Your Diet | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Mexican women have some of the world’s lowest breast cancer rates. And that immigrant Latinas had lower breast cancer rates than non-immigrant Latinas.

The cookbook combines ancient wisdom with modern-day conveniences.
She began researching early Mexican foods extensively with her partner Catriona Rueda Esquibel, associate professor in race and resistance studies at San Francisco State University.

Together, they have written Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing. The cookbook combines ancient wisdom with modern-day conveniences, using lesser-known ingredients such as jicama, nopales, and chayotes in creative ways. But it’s more than that.

The book is also a well-researched “love letter” to all the abuelas (grandmothers) out there, who have kept alive these culinary traditions for thousands of years. Recently, Luz spoke with me about traditional Mesoamerican cuisine, and how returning to these culinary roots can improve many people’s health and well-being. (Don’t miss the recipe at the end!)
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A farm shouldn’t be a factory

A farm shouldn’t be a factory | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Industrialized agriculture essentially turns farms into a factories, requiring inputs like synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides, large amounts of irrigation water, and fossil fuels to produce outputs like genetically modified crops (corn, soy, wheat) and livestock (meat, poultry, pork) by mechanized production means.

All of this leads to a unsustainable and outdated system that’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels and chemical pesticides, which has dangerous hidden costs. Industrialized agriculture is depleting our nation’s topsoil at such an extreme rate, experts warn we have fewer than 60 harvests left if we don’t shift to more sustainable farming practices.

Plus, the continued use of pesticides on our farmlands is poisoning our so
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6 amazing tiny homes on wheels are ready to roll wherever life takes you

6 amazing tiny homes on wheels are ready to roll wherever life takes you | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
The tiny house movement is taking off. Could you live in a home a fraction of the size of today's modern home? Check out some of the best designs out there.
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Helpful Gardening Hacks That Really Work

Helpful Gardening Hacks That Really Work | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
Growing your own vegetables and fruits is one of the best ways to ensure ready access to fresh, nutrient-dense and chemical-free food. The pastime is catching on, with 74 percent of U.S. households taking part in lawn and garden activities in 2016 — a 4 percent rise from just a year before.1

The 2015 National Gardening Survey revealed that food gardening and flower gardening top the list of most popular forms of gardening, with 36 percent of U.S. households growing their own food.2 The National Gardening Association’s 2014 special report “Garden to Table” also highlighted the “food revolution” taking place in the U.S. as more Americans recognize and enjoy the benefits of homegrown food:3

“Countless communities, schools and families are growing more of their own food! Today, food gardening is at the highest level in more than a decade. In the past five years alone, spending on food gardening has increased 43 percent; urban gardeners have increased by 29 percent.

And, most encouragingly, young people — the millennials — have become the fastest growing segment of the population to start a food garden. Young people have begun to champion the connection between growing food, eating well and healthy living.”

Ten DIY Gardening Hacks That Really Work
There are many misconceptions surrounding home gardening, including that you need a large space to grow a meaningful amount of food. In reality, Rodale's “The Backyard Homestead” suggests you can grow enough organic food to feed a family of four on only a quarter-acre of land — year-round.4 There are certainly many tips and tricks you can use to reap a bountiful harvest even if your garden is confined to containers on a balcony or a small plot of land in a community garden.

The key is jumping in and getting your feet wet (or in this case your hands dirty). It often takes a process of trial-and-error to figure out the best growing methods for your needs, but you can use the gardening hacks that follow, compiled by Rodale’s Organic Life from Instagram’s #GardeningHacks, to get a head start on your green thumb:5
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Biotech's Idolized Bt Technology May Transform Benign Insects Into Pests

Biotech's Idolized Bt Technology May Transform Benign Insects Into Pests | Green & Clean | Scoop.it
A new study published in the biological sciences journal of the Proceedings of the Royal Society reveals a profound flaw in one of the most widely used genetic engineering technologies within Biotech's pest control arsenal, namely, Bt technology, wherein crops of commercial importance are made to express insecticidal Cry proteins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). This controversial technology has resulted in major food crops, such as Bt soy, Bt corn, and Bt canola, being classified by the EPA as 'biopesticides,' on the one hand, and by the USDA and FDA as "safe" and "substantially equivalent" to non-GM crops, on the other hand. It is no wonder the American consumer is extremely ambivalent and conflicted over the purported safety of GM food, and increasingly adamant about securing the legal right to truthful labeling of GM-containing foods.

The new study titled, "Pest trade-offs in technology: reduced damage by caterpillars in Bt cotton benefits aphids," addresses increasing concern about how Bt technology might adversely affect non-target insects, and by virtue of this, the fitness of the Bt plants themselves.[1] Whereas much of the focus in the past has been on the possibility that Bt could harm and/or disrupt pollinator species, this new review addresses the equally concerning potential of Bt technology to enhance predatory behavior in non-target, normally benign insect species.

According to the researchers:

 "Although studies have now reported increased populations of non-target herbivores in Bt cotton, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. We propose that lack of herbivore-induced secondary metabolites in Bt cotton represents a mechanism that benefits non-target herbivores. We show that, because of effective suppression of Bt-sensitive lepidopteran herbivores, Bt cotton contains reduced levels of induced terpenoids. We also show that changes in the overall level of these defensive secondary metabolites are associated with improved performance of a Bt-insensitive herbivore, the cotton aphid, under glasshouse conditions."
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