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Earth School EnviraPod Education Center

Earth School EnviraPod Education Center | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
We're building an 'off-the-grid' environmental education center, constructed from eco-friendly materials and running entirely on renewable resources.

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Benign essential tremor herbal treatment

Benign essential tremor herbal treatment | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
There are several Benign essential tremor herbal treatment have been recognized that are effective for recovery of this condition. These herbal remedies are mention as: Fava Beans, Mucuna Pruriens, Lecithin, etc.

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The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt

The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.

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Gayl Creutzberg's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM

"Ecological farming (or eco-farming, as my farmer friends call it) includes many systems (biodynamic, regenerative, permaculture, full-cycle, etc.) that share core holistic tenets: protecting topsoil with cover crops and minimal plowing, rotating crops, conserving water, limiting the use of chemicals (synthetic or natural), and recycling all animal and vegetable waste back into the land. Much of this research supports what traditional farmers around the world have long known to be true: the more ecologically we farm, the more nutrients we harvest."

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Making our dirt healthier will make our bodies healthier.
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My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land

My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table
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Death of the Bees. Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America | Global Research

Death of the Bees. Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America | Global Research | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Robert E. Walton's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:55 AM

2012 - - 30% loss of bees United States

2013 - - 50% loss of bees United States

FOOD SERVICES NO.1 TESTING/CERTIFICATION/INSPEC/ GIREESAN's curator insight, September 14, 2015 1:13 PM

who killed the bee ?

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Pesticides Definitively Linked to Bee Colony Collapse | The Alliance for Natural Health USA

Pesticides Definitively Linked to Bee Colony Collapse | The Alliance for Natural Health USA | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Isn’t it time the EPA listened to the science and not the insecticide manufacturer?

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Pesticides linked to BCC.
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GIREESAN CHERIANATH's curator insight, July 13, 2015 7:44 AM
Isn’t it time the EPA listened to the science and not the insecticide manufacturer?
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THELUSONAUTA a spot4US: Compound In Cannabis Shown To Remove Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein From The Brain - RiseEarth


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Romans had no need for dentists, because of 1 food they didn’t eat ("thanks to their low-sugar diet")

Romans had no need for dentists, because of 1 food they didn’t eat ("thanks to their low-sugar diet") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had impressively healthy teeth.

Scientists appointed by the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii have used CAT scans to examine 30 Pompeii inhabitants who were preserved in hardened ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. The group, headed by radiologist Giovanni Babino, released photos of their work on Sept. 29, and revealed in a press conference that the ancient Romans had perfect teeth and “no immediate discernible need for dentists,” according news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italia. 

Though Pompeii citizens never used toothbrushes or toothpaste, they had healthy teeth thanks to their low-sugar diet. Massimo Osanna, superintendent of the World Heritage-listed site, said their diet was “balanced and healthy, similar to what we now call the Mediterranean diet,” according to The Telegraph. 

“The inhabitants of Pompeii ate a lot of fruit and vegetables but very little sugar,” said orthodontist Elisa Vanacore, who oversaw the examination of the teeth. “They ate better than we did and have really good teeth.” 

Vanacore added that Pompeii citizens’ teeth would have benefitted from high levels of fluorine in the air and water near the volcano.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 20, 2:19 AM
Staying off the sugar improves teeth hygiene.

"Though Pompeii citizens never used toothbrushes or toothpaste, they had healthy teeth thanks to their low-sugar diet. Massimo Osanna, superintendent of the World Heritage-listed site, said their diet was “balanced and healthy, similar to what we now call the Mediterranean diet,” according to The Telegraph."
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A great divide in American death: Statistics show widening urban-rural health gap

A great divide in American death: Statistics show widening urban-rural health gap | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Data suggest risky behaviors are working to defy modern trends of mortality, most starkly among middle-aged white women.
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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.
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Neil Bombardier's curator insight, July 18, 6:34 AM
Fascinating map of where your food comes from
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GMO Soy and GMO Sugar in your diet Drinks...Yuk

GMO Soy and GMO Sugar in your diet Drinks...Yuk | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
GMO Soy and GMO Sugar in your diet drinks...Yuck,yuck and yuck Awakening Ireland.

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20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Here are 20 foods that offer the most benefits pound for pound than any other foods on the planet.
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Dehydration Symptoms: Signs You Need More Water | Reader's Digest

Dehydration Symptoms: Signs You Need More Water | Reader's Digest | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Being thirsty and having dark pee are clear signs you’re dehydrated. But these less obvious symptoms of dehydration mean you need more water too.

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The Pros and Cons of Raised Beds | Vegetariat

The Pros and Cons of Raised Beds | Vegetariat | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Raised garden beds can be wonderful things. They also can be inappropriate. I'm in the process of taking ours down and replacing them with… well, I'll describe it later on. Let's get back to the pros and cons of raised beds.

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Dave Sands's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:00 PM

Read this before deciding on raised beds!

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Myasthenia Gravis Natural Treatment

Myasthenia Gravis Natural Treatment | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Natural Herbs Clinic provides Successful Myasthenia Gravis Natural Treatment without any side effects. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Almond, Garlic are some of Successful resources for natural treatment of Myasthenia Gravis.


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Is Soil Carbon Enough?

Is Soil Carbon Enough? | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
But are solutions enough anymore?...In other words, how do we help foster a regenerative carbon economy?

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Biotech lies exposed: Genetically-modified corn contains practically no nutrients but is loaded with chemical poisons

Biotech lies exposed: Genetically-modified corn contains practically no nutrients but is loaded with chemical poisons | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Biotech lies exposed: Genetically-modified corn contains practically no nutrients but is loaded with chemical poisons

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Robert E. Walton's curator insight, April 11, 2013 8:23 AM

The field comparison also evaluated individual nutrient deviations, which revealed some shocking facts. Potassium, which is necessary for energy production and proper cellular function, is barely even present in GMO corn, having clocked in at 0.7 parts per million (ppm). In non-GMO corn, however, potassium levels were more than 13 times higher, testing at 9.2 ppm.

The disparity was even worse for magnesium, which tested at a mere 0.2 ppm in GMO corn. In non-GMO corn, however, magnesium levels were found to be 46 times higher than in non-GMO corn. Similar variances were observed for calcium, sulfur and manganese as well, with the contents of each being 12.4, 14, and seven times higher, respectively.

On the other hand, non-GMO corn was found to be free of chlorides, formaldehyde, glyphosate, and other harmful chemicals, while in GMO corn they were identified in dangerously high levels. According to an analysis of the report by MomsAcrossAmerica.com, GMO corn contains about 19 times more glyphosate than is permitted as a maximum in drinking water by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 130 times more glyphosate than has been found in tests to cause organ damage in animals.

Similarly, GMO corn contains dangerously high levels of formaldehyde, according to the report. A previous study conducted by Dr. Don Huber on GMOs revealed that .97 ppm of formaldehyde is toxic if ingested by animals. As it turns out, GMO corn contains 200 times more formaldehydethan this maximum safety threshold.

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Biotech lies exposed: Genetically-modified corn contains practically no nutrients but is loaded with chemical poisons
FOOD SERVICES NO.1 TESTING/CERTIFICATION/INSPEC/ GIREESAN's curator insight, September 14, 2015 1:13 PM

GMO 

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Dr. Shiv Chopra | Our Common Roots

Dr. Shiv Chopra | Our Common Roots | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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The full address by scientist, microbiologist, Dr. Shiv Chopra, to the Canadian National Farmers Union about sustainable farming, vaccines, Bill C-6 and more...

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Global food prices rose in June

Global food prices rose in June | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Global food commodity prices rose 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday, also noting improved production prospects for the year ahead.

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Dr Sanjay Gupta: Weed - CNN Special Documentary

Sanjay Gupta MD is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of th

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Alcohol linked to at least seven cancers – not just liver cancer ("the list has grown; no safe level")

Alcohol linked to at least seven cancers – not just liver cancer ("the list has grown; no safe level") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

The more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of cancers like breast and colon cancer. But research suggests that there is no "safe" level of consumption

Put down that drink. There is strong evidence that alcohol causes at least seven types of cancer, a review has concluded. 

Writing in the journal Addiction, Jennie Connor at the University of Otago in New Zealand says alcohol is estimated to have caused about half a million deaths from cancer in 2012 alone – 5.8 per cent of cancer deaths worldwide. She found evidence of a link between drinking and cancer of the mouth and throat, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, bowel and breast. 

“We see the risk increasing as the amount of alcohol consumed increases, and we agree that there is solid evidence to conclude that alcohol consumption directly causes cancer,” says Susannah Brown, science programme manager for the World Cancer Research Fund. 

Although the highest risks are from heavy drinking, people who drink at low levels are still at risk. According to Connor, there is no safe level of drinking when it comes to cancer. 

This sentiment is in line with UK guidance. In January, the UK’s chief medical officers said that no level of regular drinking is without risks to health, and reduced the weekly recommended limit for men down to 14 units, to match advice for women. 

The exact biological reasons for why alcohol causes cancer remain unclear. One theory is that alcohol can damage DNA, causing harmful mutations.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, July 22, 5:39 AM
Warning to light and heavy alcohol drinkers, you are exposed to 7 types of cancers. Check out the article.

"... She found evidence of a link between drinking and cancer of the mouth and throat, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, bowel and breast. 
“We see the risk increasing as the amount of alcohol consumed increases, and we agree that there is solid evidence to conclude that alcohol consumption directly causes cancer,” ...
"Although the highest risks are from heavy drinking, people who drink at low levels are still at risk. According to Connor, there is no safe level of drinking when it comes to cancer.
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Science meets farming to reveal Africa’s best bean

Science meets farming to reveal Africa’s best bean | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
As climate change hits home, the race is on to find beans that can withstand random weather patterns.
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Bee Health: EU-wide restrictions on Pesticide use to enter into force on 1 December

Bee Health: EU-wide restrictions on Pesticide use to enter into force on 1 December | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Some good news Bee Health: EU-wide restrictions on Pesticide use to enter into force on 1 December A restriction on the use of three pesticides belonging to the neonicotinoid family was today adopt...

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Antennae hold a key to Varroa-sensitive hygiene (VSH) behaviour in honey bees

Antennae hold a key to Varroa-sensitive hygiene (VSH) behaviour in honey bees | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
In honey bees, Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) behaviour, which involves the detection and removal of brood parasitised by the mite Varroa destructor, can actively participate in the survival of colonies facing Varroa outbreaks.

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Bruce Shriver's curator insight, June 3, 3:36 PM
Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) is a behavioral trait of honey bees in which bees detect and remove bee pupae that are infested by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. VSH activity results in significant resistance to the mites. You can read and download this article at http://go.nature.com/25C9imP
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Ministers reject plan for 'emergency' use of banned bee-harming pesticides

Ministers reject plan for 'emergency' use of banned bee-harming pesticides | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
National Farming Union’s application for banned pesticide use on oil seed rape crops is rejected as government rules against neonicotinoids for the first time
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Suburban Jubilee: Raised Bed Vs Ground Bed

Suburban Jubilee: Raised Bed Vs Ground Bed | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Everyday I read about someone wanting to grow vegetables but they have to wait to save up for the "special raised beds" and then for the soil to fill them. In this instance I am talking about the 12'+ high corrugated iron beds ...

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Dave Sands's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:54 PM

Pros and cons of raised beds.

Ths will get you thinking, very informative with usefull comments section.