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Too Much Acetaminophen Can Cause Liver Damage, FDA Warns

Too Much Acetaminophen Can Cause Liver Damage, FDA Warns | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The FDA urges doctors to limit acetaminophen in prescription meds. Here's why this matters.
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These articles address food, water and environment issues that relate to farmers and consumers to enable their personal and local control over those matters
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Mom was right: You should really be eating your broccoli

Mom was right: You should really be eating your broccoli | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Get your gut health right with the oft-shunned and kid-despised cruciferous vegetable, which offers numerous digestive health benefits.

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5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video Marketing

5 Ways You’re Turning off Audiences with Bad Video Marketing | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Learn how to stop killing the joy in your video marketing efforts with 5 simple tips from Tim Washer.
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Supertall and Super Sustainable: Gordon Gill at TEDxMidwest

Architect Gordon Gill has a holistic approach to design, creating positive energy buildings that work with their natural surroundings. He walks through th
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Rob Knight (biologist) - Wikipedia

Rob Knight (biologist) - Wikipedia

Rob Knight (born 1976 in Dunedin, New Zealand) is a professor at the University of California, San Diego and the co-founder of the American Gut Project. he is also a co-founder of the Earth Microbiome Project. His lab's research involves the development of laboratory and computational techniques to characterize the microbiomes of humans, animals, and the environment.

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1% of EPA administrator's meetings are with environmentalists

1% of EPA administrator's meetings are with environmentalists | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

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Honeybees under threat from pesticide use on oilseed rape

Honeybees under threat from pesticide use on oilseed rape | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Oilseed rape is an important resource for bees, contrary to previous research
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Glyphosate: Corinne Lepage: «Je plains Nicolas Hulot»

Glyphosate: Corinne Lepage: «Je plains Nicolas Hulot» | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
L’ancienne ministre de l’environnement déplore un nouveau recul du gouvernement sur le dossier du glyphosate, la France cherchant désormais une sortie de l’herbicide controversé à l’horizon 2022…

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The Definitive Guide to Building Deep Rich Soils by Imitating Nature - Permaculture Apprentice

The Definitive Guide to Building Deep Rich Soils by Imitating Nature - Permaculture Apprentice | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
This kind of biological richness is something that we in permaculture should try to replicate in our gardens. But what I’ve learned is that emulating a grassland is different than emulating a forest, and for this reason you first have to be clear on which ecosystem you’re trying to copy. Here is why.

Ecological succession as a model for improving the soil



Ecological succession is a process of change in the species structure over time. The established species influence the soil composition and alter it over time. As you can see from my sketches there is a significant difference in soil found in the bare field than in the forest. The main difference lies in what kind of microbes are most prevalent in the soil and what they feed upon. Generally, fungi respond to surface decomposition, whereas bacteria prefer soil disturbance.

The weight of fungi present in forest soils is much greater than the weight of bacteria. In grasslands, however, there is around an equal distribution of the two. In agricultural soils that are routinely tilled, in contrast, the weight of fungi is less than that of bacteria.

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13 Facts About Animals' Brains That Will Make You Say, "IDK How To Feel About This"

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FACT: There's a fungus that can take over an ant's brains and turn it into a zombie!!!
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Arkansas Poised To Ban Most Use Of Monsanto Herbicide

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Regulators in Arkansas have voted to ban summertime use of a weedkiller that's blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops and wild vegetation. Monsanto is fighting the measure.
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Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests

Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In other words, the time to switch back to those solutions of old is long past due, and it all begins with choosing companion plants that protect crops from pests.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, August 8, 10:11 PM

Did you know that mother Nature has created plants that protect crops in your garden from pests so no pesticides are needed? People have always grown food and decades ago no one thought to use any poisonous chemicals.

 

Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides are all toxic chemicals created for the industrial monoculture agricultural systems of today. These dangerous poisons kill indiscriminately both beneficial and predatory insects.

 

Many of them cause environmental problems, human health problems, and they create a continuing cycle of humans needing to use more of them to kill the new invasive weeds they have spawned.

 

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When in doubt always refer to nature’s flowers and herbs as your go to source. This article has a super great list for you to choose from.

 

Read more about “Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Plants” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Jonathon Engels.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Insights for your garden.

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Bad news for islands blasted by Irma. Here comes another potential hurricane.

Bad news for islands blasted by Irma. Here comes another potential hurricane. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The National Hurricane Center warned that a storm headed for the Lesser Antilles could become a Category 1 hurricane by Monday.
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Find Your Garden Style - Garden Design

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Just like the inside of your home has a decorating style, your garden should have its own design style. See examples of popular garden styles including, Japanese gardens, modern gardens, cottage gardens and more.
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How to Grow Brugmansia

If Steven Biggs could grow only one flower, he would choose Brugmansia, a wondrously fragrant, exotic-looking tropical plant with trumpet-shaped flower
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Supertall and Super Sustainable: Gordon Gill at TEDxMidwest

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It is fossil fuels, not renewable energy, most supported by US public policy

It is fossil fuels, not renewable energy, most supported by US public policy | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Most energy subsidies go to producing more of the dirty stuff.
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Vines That Grow Well on Sunny Pond Banks

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The beauty of a pond can be enhanced with vines, which can be left to their own devices to spread around the pond banks or trained to climb up a trellis, statue or bench. Consider growing vines tha
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Lychee deaths linked to pesticides, not the fruit

Lychee deaths linked to pesticides, not the fruit | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Investigation suggests pesticide exposure could be behind sudden deaths among children in Asia’s lychee growing areas.

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8 Steps for Making Better Garden Soil - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

8 Steps for Making Better Garden Soil - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Starting to build a new garden isn’t difficult. Most people begin by going out into their yards with a shovel or garden tiller, digging up the dirt and putting in a few plants. Following the organic and natural methods, add a little mulch or compost, and you’re well on your way to make good soil for your homegrown vegetables. But in the long run, the success of your garden depends on making healthy garden soil. The more you can do to keep your soil healthy, the more productive your garden will be and the higher the quality of your crops.

In the last issue, I discussed the value of soil care methods that imitate natural soil communities. These include protecting soil structure, feeding the soil with nutrients from natural and local sources, and increasing the diversity and numbers of the microbes and other organisms that live in the soil.

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Drugs in US Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors - Hippocrates Health Institute

Drugs in US Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors - Hippocrates Health Institute | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
US Geological Survey studies show that most bodies of water in the United States are now contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. Why? Because wastewater treatment plants cannot remove the drugs before releasing “purified” water back into the environment. The cost of creating technology that is sophisticated enough to remove synthetic chemicals would be astronomical and bankrupt …

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Did you know that residues of pharmaceutical drugs and endocrine disrupting chemicals have been showing up in U.S. waterways and rivers causing fish abnormalities and harming humans?

 

Removing synthetic chemicals from wastewater

treatment plants is astronomically expensive so the drugs don’t get removed.

 

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Between pharma drug residues, toxic chemicals, pollutants, and heavy metals in both your drinking water and in the oceans of the globe it would seem prudent to avoid consuming fish of any kind. This includes fish oil.

 

Fish get their omega 3s from sea veggies and so can you. Seaweed (sea veggies) single cell life form doesn’t absorb chemicals.

 

Read more about ‘Drugs in U.S. Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org by Brian clement, PhD, LN.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and Wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Flint water crisis increased fetal deaths, lowered fertility rates, study claims

A new study links the Flint, Michigan, water contamination crisis to lower fertility rates among the city’s women and an increase in infant mortality
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Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health - Hippocrates Health Institute

Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health - Hippocrates Health Institute | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The politics of frankenfood, CRISPR and toxic pesticides. National and global policymakers profess to set agricultural and food regulations on a scientific basis. Safety is always touted to be the top priority. Yet most often, when scientific evidence raises cause for concern, policy leaders place the desires of the industry — Big Agriculture, Big Pharma, Big Chema …

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, September 8, 9:32 PM

Did you know that what industry wants (Big AG, Big Food, Big Pharma, and Chemical companies) usually prevail over the needs of consumers and the safety of food, water, air for Americans?

 

Money talks over common sensibility and decency.

You see this all the time with misleading marketing,

 

Brand Companies use of synthetic, artificial, and harmful chemical ingredients that most European countries ban, and then there’s GMOs and now GMO.2 with gene-editing, lab created products, and the opioid epidemic with a proliferation of dangerous addictive brain damaging drugs, and the list goes on.

 

Let’s not forget the harmful chemicals and pollutants that affect your drinking water and the air you breathe. It seems like when there’s a major crises that’s when action is taken.

 

Otherwise it’s business as usual for chemical companies. You the American Public are on the lower end of the divide.

 

Then there’s the CAFOs harmful cruel agricultural farming practices and the use of planting one crop year after year which creates dead soil. When is enough enough?

 

When are all of us going to wake up and work together as one for solutions? It’s not just the health of our planet, it’s the health of all of people and animals.

 

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The best thing you can do is consume as much plant based real whole food as is possible. Limit your use of processed, chemical, artificial stuff.

 

Use water filtration in your home, business, in college, wherever you reside. This curation site recommends Multipure Drinking water Systems.

 

If the air quality is poor in your area, use masks, air purifiers, stay inside. Continue to petition your local and State elected officials. Help your neighbors and the elderly when a crisis occurs.

 

Shop for what you need, not what you want. Landfills and the oceans have more than enough junk and plastic, which never degrades. Adopt the slogan “Less is More” and make it work for you.

 

Read more about “Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org by Brian Clement. PhD, LN.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and Wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Did we just buy decades more time to hit climate goals?

Did we just buy decades more time to hit climate goals? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
When the Paris climate accord was signed, environmentalists were relieved that finally the world had come together and agreed to work on mitigating climate change. At the same time, many experts were worried about achieving the goals that were set: to keep global warming well below 2°C of pre-industrial levels and try to kee
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This Heartbreaking Photo Reveals a Troubling Reality

This Heartbreaking Photo Reveals a Troubling Reality | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Photographer Justin Hofman's image of a seahorse swimming with a discarded cotton swab illustrates the issues of pollution in our oceans.
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