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Top 10 Must-Have Skincare Products - Yahoo Health

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As a dermatologist, part of my job is making sure my patients are on the best skincare regimen for their skin type.
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Homemade Beauty Products - DIY Skincare - Refinery29

Homemade Beauty Products - DIY Skincare - Refinery29 | Organic Skincare and Cosmetics | Scoop.it
Learn how to make your cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and mask at home. Read this tutorial to learn how to DIY your skin care products.
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i-on magazine: Win Neal’s Yard Remedies goodies

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We’ve teamed up with Neal’s Yard Remedies to give away a host of organic natural goodies to help you get a good night’s sleep.
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Specialist speaks out against genetically-modified foods.

Specialist speaks out against genetically-modified foods. | Organic Skincare and Cosmetics | Scoop.it
By Wendy Elliott welliott@kingscountynews.ca KingsCountyNews.ca About 80 per cent of the corn grown in Nova Scotia today is genetically modified (GM). In fact, it’s hard for farmers to find non-GM seed.

 

 

About 80 per cent of the corn grown in Nova Scotia today is genetically modified (GM). In fact, it’s hard for farmers to find non-GM seed.

Av Singh, an organic and small-scale farming specialist in Nova Scotia, noted that corn is pretty much in everything processed. He gave a talk on GM foods at the Wolfville Farmers Market recently, indicating that for soybeans in North America, the figure is closer to 90 per cent.

“This is really detrimental to organic agriculture,” he said. “It’s very threatening because we’re starting to see contamination.”

A friend of food activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Singh said that locating non-GM sugar beets and now non-GM alfalfa will become difficult in Eastern Canada.

“Alfalfa is the biggest threat,” he stated. “There’s no way to control GM spread.”

He refers to canola as the first industrial food, adding he will only purchase canola oil from Europe.

He explained how buying feed processed by a mill, which also handles GM crops, is a challenge. Singh described the approval of GM alfalfa as a big deal.

Potatoes, he said, are the only crop without a serious genetically modified version because of consumer feed back. Singh recommends consumers ask whether the sweet corn they’re purchasing has been genetically modified.

Chemical interventions, he suggested, only lead to more chemical applications due to herbicide and insecticide resistance and promotion by the huge pharmaceutical companies that create these chemicals.

These interventions, Singh contends, do not address the real problems in the field, such as reducing weeds. Furthermore, he believes, health impacts for humans are on the horizon.

Studies on rats and some livestock, Singh said, have suggested that GM feed causes distress, “but a lot is only anecdotal evidence.”

He also worries about the loss of organic farmers in Nova Scotia. Numbers are down over a decade from 75 to just over 50 farmers.

“We would expect to have more,” Singh said. “It’s a bit of a challenge. Will consumers pay more?”

Singh has visited over 800 farms across North American, a journey that shaped his work on holistic farm management and soil health.


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Specialist speaks out against genetically-modified foods.

Specialist speaks out against genetically-modified foods. | Organic Skincare and Cosmetics | Scoop.it
By Wendy Elliott welliott@kingscountynews.ca KingsCountyNews.ca About 80 per cent of the corn grown in Nova Scotia today is genetically modified (GM). In fact, it’s hard for farmers to find non-GM seed.

 

 

About 80 per cent of the corn grown in Nova Scotia today is genetically modified (GM). In fact, it’s hard for farmers to find non-GM seed.

Av Singh, an organic and small-scale farming specialist in Nova Scotia, noted that corn is pretty much in everything processed. He gave a talk on GM foods at the Wolfville Farmers Market recently, indicating that for soybeans in North America, the figure is closer to 90 per cent.

“This is really detrimental to organic agriculture,” he said. “It’s very threatening because we’re starting to see contamination.”

A friend of food activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Singh said that locating non-GM sugar beets and now non-GM alfalfa will become difficult in Eastern Canada.

“Alfalfa is the biggest threat,” he stated. “There’s no way to control GM spread.”

He refers to canola as the first industrial food, adding he will only purchase canola oil from Europe.

He explained how buying feed processed by a mill, which also handles GM crops, is a challenge. Singh described the approval of GM alfalfa as a big deal.

Potatoes, he said, are the only crop without a serious genetically modified version because of consumer feed back. Singh recommends consumers ask whether the sweet corn they’re purchasing has been genetically modified.

Chemical interventions, he suggested, only lead to more chemical applications due to herbicide and insecticide resistance and promotion by the huge pharmaceutical companies that create these chemicals.

These interventions, Singh contends, do not address the real problems in the field, such as reducing weeds. Furthermore, he believes, health impacts for humans are on the horizon.

Studies on rats and some livestock, Singh said, have suggested that GM feed causes distress, “but a lot is only anecdotal evidence.”

He also worries about the loss of organic farmers in Nova Scotia. Numbers are down over a decade from 75 to just over 50 farmers.

“We would expect to have more,” Singh said. “It’s a bit of a challenge. Will consumers pay more?”

Singh has visited over 800 farms across North American, a journey that shaped his work on holistic farm management and soil health.


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Neal's Yard Remedies - Recipes for Natural Beauty course

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On Saturday I spent a lovely day in the Neal's Yard Remedies School of Natural Health. I had been eyeing up the 'Recipes for Natural Beauty' course for a while, but finally decided to book onto it ...
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5 Anti-Aging Skincare Rules

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How to choose the anti-aging products that will really work for you (5 anti-aging skincare rules: http://t.co/1i49ZjE23O)
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6 Organic Products That Fight The Signs of Aging

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The all-natural ways to combat aging (RT @NeilSadickMD: Organic Skin Care Products - 6 Anti-Aging Organic Products - http://t.co/AOjdklxFZG #skincare #skin #beauty)...

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Organic skincare products are one of the fastest growing markets in the health movement…..

You no longer want to keep using mainstream commercial products, when they contain chemicals that actually can cause skin problems for some sensitive individuals.

Practicing natural skin care is one of the best ways you can improve your skin and stay healthy. Maintaining your skin through daily natural treatments is imperative for healthy, young beautiful skin.

 

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Make Your Own Cosmetics

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If you want to read a horror story, try the label on the back of some common cosmetics. Many of the most popular beauty products we buy in stores, including lotions, shampoos, and soaps, contain harmful chemicals.

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Obama Monsanto Connection

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The Obama-Monsanto connection threatens U.S. economy.

Monsanto execs say they are baffled by the reappearance of GMO “zombie wheat” in Oregon.

I guess by "baffled," they mean they're trying to figure a way to ensure they are not held liable for fouling up a small farmer's land with an old version of the company's unapproved genetically modified organism.

As reported by the USDA, a discovery of a wheat variety developed by Monsanto (which is resistant to its Roundup herbicide), was discovered on a small farm in Oregon. Yet no one seems to be sure how it got there.

I have my suspicions...

It's no secret that the Obama administration has been very aggressive on maximizing agriculture exports. And I wouldn't put it past this slippery snake to look the other way as his puppet masters contaminate our soil in an effort to juice up our wheat supplies. By any means necessary, right?

Unreal.

Of course, if this is the case, the plan clearly backfired.

Monsanto Screws Farmers — Again!

About 50% of the U.S. wheat crop is exported, and in Oregon, about 90% of all wheat is sent overseas.

But there is no country willing to import genetically-modified wheat from the United States. So it should come as no surprise that when the news broke of this rogue genetically-modified wheat strain, some countries shut down U.S. wheat imports immediately.

South Korea and Japan are the first, though I expect there will be more, which is certainly going to severely impact this $8 billion wheat export business.

What a catastrophic mess.

As columnist Mike Adams recently pointed out, Monsanto is a ticking time bomb for U.S. agriculture:

This proves, without any question, that Monsanto’s genetic experiments which “escaped” into commercial wheat fields are now going to devastate U.S. wheat farmers. Expect the floor to drop out on wheat prices, and watch for a huge backlash against the USDA by U.S. farmers who stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars on this.

As the USDA has now admitted, Monsanto’s GMO experiments from 1998 — 2005 were held in open wheat fields. The genetically engineered wheat escaped and found its way into commercial wheat fields in Oregon (and possibly 15 other states), causing self-replicating genetic pollution that now taints the entire U.S. wheat industry.

Of course, the USDA is looking into it. Which basically means nothing with happen, and no one will be forced to take responsibility for potentially gutting wheat exports and poisoning our food supply.

Monsanto's Personal Whore

The USDA says its investigating the issue, but how do you think that's going to pan out?

After all, the USDA is pretty much run by Monsanto.

Hell, the entire United States government — from the White House to the State Department to the Supreme Court — is infected with Monsanto shills.

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But make no mistake; the Obama administration has been the biggest whore for Monsanto yet.

 

Don't forget that just a couple of months ago, President Obama signed HR 933 into law and officially gave Monsanto the right to poison your food without ever having to fear legal action.

Hidden in the text of the Farmer Assurance Provision of HR 933, you can find a biotech rider that gives Monsanto the freedom to contaminate any farm in the United States without any type of legal accountability.

Heather Callaghan over at Activist Post spelled out the whole evil agenda perfectly. In regards to what has been called "The Monsanto Protection Act," Callaghan writes:

The USDA already gives biotech companies like Monsanto the thumbs up, trusting Monsanto's own safety evaluations. Now the court system cannot intervene, which could prove detrimental to farmers who are sued by Monsanto for patent infringement when their GM seeds contaminate those farmers' fields.

As pointed out in a recent piece in the International Business Times, this sets a precedent that suggests court challenges are now a privilege, not a right.

I don't care which side of the aisle you call home — there is a very real and very dangerous connection between the Obama administration and Monsanto.

I'd even go as far to say that it is a treasonous one as it puts our health, our safety, and our economy at risk.

President Obama has kicked and screamed about coal-fired power plant pollution, but has turned a blind eye to the highly unethical and very serious pollution of our food supply.

As far as I'm concerned, this is a bigger scandal than Benghazi, and should be treated as such.

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