Organic Farming
2.6K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Vertical Farm - Food Factory
onto Organic Farming
Scoop.it!

LOOK: This Is Your Supermarket Without Bees

LOOK: This Is Your Supermarket Without Bees | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Hoping to pick up some chocolate, apples, lemons or watermelon during your next outing to the supermarket? What about an iced coffee with a splash of cream? Bees, beetles, butterflies and their pollinating brethren are essential in the production of ...

Via Alan Yoshioka
Eric Larson's insight:

Scary!!!

more...
No comment yet.
Organic Farming
There are many options out there to raising healthy food. Let's take a closer look.
Curated by Eric Larson
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Healing our planet
Scoop.it!

Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests

Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests | Organic Farming | 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.

Via Sandi Cornez
Eric Larson's insight:
Natural protection?
more...
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.

 

Health Tips:
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

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, September 22, 9:41 AM

Insights for your garden.

Rescooped by Eric Larson from Healing our planet
Scoop.it!

The Terrible 10 Foods That Contain Monsanto Roundup | Care2 Healthy Living

The Terrible 10 Foods That Contain Monsanto Roundup | Care2 Healthy Living | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Discover the foods that contain the highest amounts of glyphosate-by bestselling author of BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER IN 60 SECONDS & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr. Cook.

Via Sandi Cornez
Eric Larson's insight:
Poisoned from Glyphosate?
more...
Sandi Cornez's curator insight, September 13, 11:03 PM

Did you know that certain conventional (not organic) foods have been tested and found to contain much larger than previously thought amounts of the carcinogen glyphosate? Glyphosate is the weed killer from Monsanto’s Round Up product.

 

Pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides plus GMOs do not belong in the nation’s food supply. These poisons and other lab created chemicals cause untold harm to the human body.

 

They also cause harm to animals, birds, insects, weeds and the environment.

 

Health tips:
Your body doesn’t recognize and utilize for its processes foods that aren’t from Mother Nature. Buy organic/local or certified organic to be safe.

 

Read more about “The Terrible 10 Foods That Contain Monsanto’s Roundup” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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

Rescooped by Eric Larson from URBAN FARMING
Scoop.it!

RiseEarth : Cure for AIDS? Bee Venom Destroys HIV Cells, Finds Washington University Study

RiseEarth : Cure for AIDS? Bee Venom Destroys HIV Cells, Finds Washington University Study | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Only together we can make a difference! The truth awaits to be known.

Via Evieira
Eric Larson's insight:
Bee venom?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Bees and Honey
Scoop.it!

Watch How A Guy Removes A Wild Infestation Of Bees, While Preserving The Hive

Watch How A Guy Removes A Wild Infestation Of Bees, While Preserving The Hive | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Rather than let these bees get killed by insecticide, Cody (of Cody's Lab) saved the colony and relocated them to his own personal hive.

Via lotis108
Eric Larson's insight:
Remove Hive?
more...
Eric Larson's curator insight, December 8, 2016 10:18 AM
Remove a wild hive?
Rescooped by Eric Larson from zestful living
Scoop.it!

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food

This Is Your Brain On Junk Food | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Food companies are spending millions of dollars to design foods with addictive sensations. What can you and I do about it? Is there any way to counteract the money, the science, and the advertising behind the junk food industry?

Via The BioSync Team, Sandi Cornez
Eric Larson's insight:
Junk food?
more...
The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 17, 2013 8:18 PM

Learn how food scientists and manufacturers have created food addictions by design and read tips to counter the cravings including the "outer ring strategy" and "5 ingredient rule".


Read more ...

Sandi Cornez's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:48 PM

Read how the food companies trick you into craving junk food by making certain foods more addictive and tasty than others.

 

Steven Witherly, a food scientist has spent the last 20 years studying the why of addictive junk food. Read the entire article to get links to his excellent report, "Why Humans Like Junk Food".

 

Witherly says there are 2 factors that make eating pleasurable: one is the sensation of eating the food. This includes tastes, smell, and mouthfeel - which is very important. Food companies spend millions of dollars to discover the satisfying level of crunch in a potato chip or the perfect amount of fizzle in a soda. These factors all combine to create the food your brain craves.

 

The second factor is the actual macronutrient makeup of the food - blend of proteins, carbs, and fats it contains. And in the case of junk food, the manufacturers are looking for the perfect combination of salt, sugar, and fat that excites your brain, and gets you coming back for more.

 

So what can you do about this craving because as you probably know by now, junk food is unhealthy and causes a myriad of chronic diseases, weight gain, obesity, and even death in certain individuals. 

 

As you begin eating less and less processed foods, you begin to go through a transition period known as "gene reprogramming".

 

Best strategy is to avoid buying these products. If you can't do that then try to reduce the amount you buy/eat by using his strategies.

 

"Outer ring" and "5 ingredient rule". 

Shop on the outer ring of the grocery store where the produce section is located and the eggs, meats, fish etc. Remember you're really wanting real whole food, food that you're body recognizes, and food that serves your body.

 

.If the product has more than 5 ingredients, then put it back on the shelf. It most likely is trying to trick you into buying.

 

Eat a variety of foods and eat Rainbow Foods. These are the foods that contain the antioxidants, the phytonutrients, the minerals, and vitamins that your body craves.

 

Instead of eating a chip with a dip of unknown ingredients. try eating carrots, celery, red, orange peppers with hummus or nut butters. You'll still get the crunch and your body will thank you by keeping you healthy. Just remember to chew slowly and you'll get a great mouthfeel. Plus your digestive system will be happy.

 

And there are better alternatives to handling stress than eating junk foods which really do not comfort you in the long run. Listen to music you like, get up and dance with your special ones, breathe deeply and let out a pleasurable sound, try yoga, meditation, take a nature walk, sing in the shower, laugh for no reason - a great stress reducer, help someone else and you'll forget your problems.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

Rescooped by Eric Larson from Glyphosate Herbicide
Scoop.it!

Monsanto’s Roundup and Other Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Directly Linked to Chronic Disease Spike

Monsanto’s Roundup and Other Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Directly Linked to Chronic Disease Spike | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
“ A new correlation study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic d...”
Via Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts, Stephanie Anderson
Eric Larson's insight:
Direct link?
more...
Stephanie Anderson's curator insight, December 28, 2014 4:10 PM
Glyphosate Herbicide- Genocide-Attack on the human and plant microbiome.
John Decato's curator insight, March 27, 2015 12:49 PM

This is the real deal and the real reason much of the food we eat causes so many of the issues we have with our health.  This crap is everywhere and very difficult to avoid.

Eric Larson's curator insight, September 26, 2016 9:20 AM
Roundup linked to disease spike?
Rescooped by Eric Larson from URBAN FARMING
Scoop.it!

RiseEarth : Homemade Ginger Oil To Replace Pain Pills, Cough Syrup, Antibiotics

RiseEarth : Homemade Ginger Oil To Replace Pain Pills, Cough Syrup, Antibiotics | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Only together we can make a difference! The truth awaits to be known.

Via Evieira
Eric Larson's insight:
Home made ginger oil?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Food,Health and GMO
Scoop.it!

GMO and Monsanto Roundup: Glyphosate Weedkiller in our Food and Water?

GMO and Monsanto Roundup: Glyphosate Weedkiller in our Food and Water? | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Historians may look back and write about how willing we are to sacrifice our children and jeopardize future generations with a massive experiment that is based on false promises and flawed science ...

Via Harmon Foley
Eric Larson's insight:
Weed killer in our food?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Longevity science
Scoop.it!

Caloric restriction increases monkey lifespan, benefits health

Caloric restriction increases monkey lifespan, benefits health | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Can the lifespan of an animal be increased by restricting their intake of calories? The question has been the subject of study for decades, primarily through two concurrent long-term experiments using rhesus monkeys. Interestingly, these two studies came to conflicting conclusions, but by comparing their results and accounting for other variables, scientists have now determined that the answer is yes – caloric restriction does help monkeys stay healthier and live longer.

Via Ray and Terry's
Eric Larson's insight:
Caloric restrictions?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Longevity science
Scoop.it!

33 blood-cancer patients have dramatic clinical remission with new T-cell therapy | KurzweilAI

Chinese doctors have reported success with a new type of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma*, a blood cancer: 33 out of 35 patients in a clinical trial had clinical remission within two months.

The researchers used a type of T cell called “chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T.”** In a phase I clinical trial in China, the patient’s own T cells were collected, genetically reprogrammed in a lab, and injected back into the patient. The reprogramming involved inserting an artificially designed gene into the T-cell genome, which helped the genetically reprogrammed cells find and destroy cancer cells throughout the body.

The study was presented Monday (June 5, 2017) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago.

Via Ray and Terry's
Eric Larson's insight:
Help for cancer sufferers.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements
Scoop.it!

A better way to predict environmental impacts of agricultural production | Stanford News

A better way to predict environmental impacts of agricultural production | Stanford News | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Scientists at Stanford, the University of Minnesota and Unilever have found a way to better predict and quantify environmental impacts.

Via ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA
Eric Larson's insight:
Environmental impact?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements
Scoop.it!

Monsanto attempt to block glyphosate from California cancer list tossed by judge

Monsanto attempt to block glyphosate from California cancer list tossed by judge | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A California state court has dismissed a legal challenge by multinational agribusiness firm Monsanto that seeks to bar the state from adding glyphosate, the lead ingredient in the company's Roundup herbicide, to a list of cancer-causing chemicals.
On March 10, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan ruled against Monsanto's challenge to a provision of Proposition 65, a California voter initiative passed in 1986 that requires the state's governor to publicize a list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

The California Office of Environmental Health Health Hazard Assessment proposed to add glyphosate to the Proposition 65 list after the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the chemical as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.

Via ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA
Eric Larson's insight:
Monsanto and dirty tricks?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Bisaillon Ressources : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar )
Scoop.it!

GMO 'superseeds' leading to 'superweeds'

  The approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this month for new soy and corn seeds by Dow Chemical is setting off another battle over genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

At issue is whether the extended use of GMOs is creating a new type of "superweed."

These weeds are developing resistance to herbicides, because the GMO seeds can tolerate greater use of certain herbicides and pesticides.

As more herbicides are sprayed, that's created stronger, herbicide resistant weeds on farmland, reportedly costing farmers a billion dollars in lost crops.

"It is a crisis situation," said Neil Harker, a weed ecologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. "We're losing the effectiveness of herbicide tools against weeds going forward."

"I'm in favor of GMOs, but they should be used judiciously," he said.

Others say the weed infestation is one more reason to avoid GMOs altogether.

"We don't need pesticide-resistant GMOs to control weeds. There are natural ways to fight them," said Bill Freese, a science policy expert at the Center for Food Safety.

"The GMO industry likes to put a warm fuzzy glow on GMOs but we don't see much use for them at all," he argued.

However, farmers like Bill Horan, who has 4,000 acres in northwest Iowa, believe GMO seeds are irreplaceable. "We've used GMO corn seeds for decades and they're a great product," said the 66-year-old Horan. "It's always a battle with weeds but with the new seeds, the pesticides work better," he said.

$1 billion in damages

The newest genetically modified corn and soybeans were developed by Dow AgroSciences, a division of Dow Chemical. They are to be sold under the brand Enlist Weed Control System.

The seeds can tolerate glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, as well as the lesser used herbicide called 2,4-D.

While approved by the USDA on Sept. 17, the seeds still need the go-ahead from the Environmental Protection Agency for their herbicide-resistant formula. However, that approval is expected, according to experts, with the seeds going to market in 2015.

The infestation of superweeds has more than doubled since 2009, according to Dow Chemical, which also states that an estimated 70 million acres of U.S. farmland are infested with herbicide-tolerant weeds that cost roughly $1 billion in damages to crops so far.

In an email response to CNBC.com, a Dow spokesperson wrote: "We agree with our critics that with unvarying use of the same model of weed control action ... weeds will adapt. We differ from critics however, in that we believe the best way to promote responsible use of weed control technology is to provide growers with the broadest practicable range of weed control options."

Other companies making grains resistant to herbicides include Pioneer, Syngenta and Monsanto, the world's largest producer of GMOs.

Monsanto also makes the herbicide Roundup, whose chief ingredient is glyphosate.


"(Weed) resistance to herbicides existed prior to the introduction of genetically engineered seeds," wrote a Monsanto spokesperson in an email to CNBC.

"Monsanto has been working for many years with scientists and academics to educate growers on the need for multiple modes of action," the email said.

'More toxic' herbicides
Because the fight against weeds is hardly new, that's a reason to avoid putting all the blame on GMOs for the current infestation, said Justin Gardner, a professor of agribusiness at Middle Tennessee State University.

"What's going on is natural selection," Gardner said. "Weeds were resistant before GMOs. The best way around this is to use different weed killers instead of the same one all the time."

But the increased resistance by weeds to herbicides only highlights why GMOs are at fault, said Itzick Vatnick, a professor of biology, biochemistry and environmental science at Widener University.

Read MoreUnapproved GMO wheat find should not hurt U.S. exports

"With the introduction of GMOs engineered to resist glyphosate in the mid-1990s, genetic resistance of many weeds to it rose dramatically," he said.

"The problem is so severe that the agrochemcial companies are now poised to introduce herbicides that are more toxic," Vatnick argued.

Divide deepens

The superweed infestation is unlikely to end the debate over GMOs. If anything, it just deepens the divide, say analysts.

The companies that make GMOs vouch for their safety and continued use. Bill Horan sees them as life-changing.

"We don't have weeds anymore, so we can take time to do the little things like going to our kids' swim team lessons," said Horan, who's harvesting his 40th corn crop this year.

"We couldn't do that when I was growing up when we didn't have the GMOs," he said.


But the critics point to what they say is a continuing list of harmful effects.

The Center for Food Safety's Freese said increased herbicide use—because GMOs are more herbicide tolerant—are decimating the monarch butterfly population in the U.S.

Freese said it's decreased by 90 percent due to herbicides killing off the milkweed that is a natural habitat for the butterflies.

John Kempf, a farmer and CEO of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a soil nutrition consulting firm, said GMOs fail to match their claims.

"They don't increase crop yields and they increase the resistance of weeds to herbicides," he said. "We should use the science of nutrition for the soil instead of the science of GMOs." 


Via Stéphane Bisaillon
Eric Larson's insight:
Superweeds?
more...
Eric Larson's curator insight, May 9, 12:18 PM
Superweeds?
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Healing our planet
Scoop.it!

Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health - Hippocrates Health Institute

Protecting Mother Earth and Human Health - Hippocrates Health Institute | Organic Farming | 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 …

Via Sandi Cornez
Eric Larson's insight:
Frankenfood?
more...
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.

 

Health tips:
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

 

Rescooped by Eric Larson from Healing our planet
Scoop.it!

6 Methods for Building Fertile Soil

6 Methods for Building Fertile Soil | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
When growing a garden, success begins with the soil. If the soil can’t provide what the plants need to be healthy, the vegetables will either be lacking or nonexistent. Plants get their vitamins and minerals from the earth, so growing vegetables in soil that lacks these things is similar to feeding our bodies with mostly…

Via Sandi Cornez
Eric Larson's insight:
Building fertile soil?
more...
Sandi Cornez's curator insight, September 20, 7:25 PM

Did you know that there are Mother Earth natural ways to help build fertile living soil for your garden? Plants grow best in the soil without using any chemical fertilizers which destroy soil and harm plant nutrients.

 

Health Tips:

Depending on your location, you can grow your garden at anytime of the year. Here in the northern hemisphere gardens will be going into the Fall season where root veggies and winter squashes can be harvested.

 

If you have a little greenhouse or cold frame you can still grow veggies for planting next Spring. Plants can grow in container pots while being sheltered from harsh weather conditions.

 

And of course you can grow your sprouts indoors in soil, water or hemp sprouting bags, which are great for travel. In fact growing sprouts is a great way to save money, easiest to do, and best nutrition you can give your body all year long, especially in the winter months.

 

Read more about “6 Methods For Building Fertile Soil’ from www.onegreenplanet.org by Jonathon Engels.

 

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

 

 

Rescooped by Eric Larson from 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Scoop.it!

Tumor Scanner Promises Fast 3D Imaging of Biopsies

Tumor Scanner Promises Fast 3D Imaging of Biopsies | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
After surgically removing a tumor from a cancer patient, doctors like to send off some of the tissue for evaluation by a pathologist to get a better idea of whether the margins are cancer free and to guide further treatment decisions. But for technical reasons, completing the pathology report can take days, much to the…

Via David W. Deeds
Eric Larson's insight:
3D imaging of cancer tumor?
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 7, 7:13 PM

This is amazing! 

Rescooped by Eric Larson from Bees and Honey
Scoop.it!

The Health Benefits of Honey - Green Living - Natural Home & Garden

The Health Benefits of Honey - Green Living - Natural Home & Garden | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In addition to being a tasty natural sweetener, honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Discover the many health benefits of honey!

Via lotis108
Eric Larson's insight:
Honey?
more...
Eric Larson's curator insight, April 7, 11:59 AM
Health benefits in honey?
Rescooped by Eric Larson from zestful living
Scoop.it!

The Vitamin That Targets And Kills Cancer Stem Cells | Care2 Healthy Living

The Vitamin That Targets And Kills Cancer Stem Cells | Care2 Healthy Living | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Discover the vitamin that destroys cancer stem cells-by best-selling author of 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, THE LIFE FORCE DIET, & BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST, Dr. Cook.

Via Sandi Cornez
Eric Larson's insight:
Targeting cancer?
more...
Sandi Cornez's curator insight, July 2, 3:08 PM

Did you know that Vitamin C has been found to seek out and destroy cancer stem cells?

 

Because vitamin C is water soluble. it’s not stored in your body and therefore needs to be eaten on a daily basis to avoid being deficient.

 

Health Tips:

Are you aware that red pepper and broccoli have more vitamin C than does citrus fruits? Eating vitamin C rich foods can improve iron absorption in your body.

 

As for supplements, vitamin C in pill form doesn’t seem to work states Dr Michael Greger inches book, “How Not to Die”.

 

Read more about “The Vitamin that targets and Kills Cancer Stem Cells” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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

 

Rescooped by Eric Larson from URBAN FARMING
Scoop.it!

8 Toxic Foods Banned Around the World But Not in the USA

Learn more about other toxic foods on my website here

Via Evieira
Eric Larson's insight:
Banned foods here?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from URBAN FARMING
Scoop.it!

Gotu Kola Benefits for the Brain, the Nerves and Varicose Veins

Gotu kola is an Ayurvedic herb that is particularly replenishing and rejuvenating for the nervous system. Also known as a "brain tonic" for increasin

Via Evieira
Eric Larson's insight:
Gotu Kola?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Amazing Science
Scoop.it!

Severe pollution ‘devastating’ China’s vital ecosystem, research study shows

Severe pollution ‘devastating’ China’s vital ecosystem, research study shows | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

The startling extent to which man-made pollution is devastating China’s vital ecosystem’s ability to offset damaging carbon emissions has been revealed.

 

The study found that the Net Primary Productivity (NPP) – or the amount of carbon plants in an ecosystem can take in – is significantly reduced when the amount of surface ozone increases. Crucially, this reduction is significantly greater than the effect aerosol particles have in encouraging plants to increase carbon intake through reducing canopy temperatures and increasing the scattering of light.

 

Professor Unger added: “Essentially, our results reveal a strong ‘dampening effect’ of air pollution on the land carbon uptake in China today. “This is significant for a number of reasons, not least because the increase in surface ozone produced by man-made pollution in the region will continue to grow over the next 15 years unless something is done. “If – and it is of course a big ‘if’ – China reduce their pollution to the maximum levels, we could reduce the amount of damage to the ecosystems by up to 70 per cent - offering protection of this critical ecosystem service and the mitigation of long-term global warming.”

 


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Eric Larson's insight:
Severe pollution?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Longevity science
Scoop.it!

33 blood-cancer patients have dramatic clinical remission with new T-cell therapy | KurzweilAI

Chinese doctors have reported success with a new type of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma*, a blood cancer: 33 out of 35 patients in a clinical trial had clinical remission within two months.

The researchers used a type of T cell called “chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T.”** In a phase I clinical trial in China, the patient’s own T cells were collected, genetically reprogrammed in a lab, and injected back into the patient. The reprogramming involved inserting an artificially designed gene into the T-cell genome, which helped the genetically reprogrammed cells find and destroy cancer cells throughout the body.

The study was presented Monday (June 5, 2017) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago.

Via Ray and Terry's
more...
Eric Larson's curator insight, June 12, 9:18 PM
Help for cancer sufferers.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements
Scoop.it!

Hemp Is God's Gift To Mankind

Hemp Is God's Gift To Mankind https://myclub8.com/home/?rep=6735 * Mike Adams is a food scientist running LC/MS instrumentation to examine organic compound

Via ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA
Eric Larson's insight:
Gift from God?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements
Scoop.it!

How To Grow Red Amaranth - A Nutrition Powerhouse Superfood

How To Grow Red Amaranth - A Nutrition Powerhouse Superfood How To Grow Red Amaranth - A Nutrition Powerhouse Superfood How To Grow Red Amaranth -

Via ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA
Eric Larson's insight:
Red amaranth?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eric Larson from Sustainability: Permaculture, Organic Gardening & Farming, Homesteading, Tools & Implements
Scoop.it!

India: Genetic Engineering, the Commercialization of GM Mustard and the Future of Agriculture | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

India: Genetic Engineering, the Commercialization of GM Mustard and the Future of Agriculture | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The importance of GM mustard should not be underestimated. It is central to the whole debate about the future of agriculture in India and the wider development paradigm. GM mustard is a Trojan horse that would help pave the way for ripping up the economic and social fabric of India and recast for the benefit of powerful Western corporations, not least Bayer-Monsanto (see GM Mustard in India to read my numerous articles on this issue).


Via ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA
Eric Larson's insight:
GM mustard?
more...
No comment yet.