From our friends at Sustainable Pulse
Ronnie Cummins (1946-2023), a leading figure in the organic and regenerative movement globally, has passed away from complications related to recently diagnosed bone and lymph cancer.Read more
Written by Jennifer Wolff-Gillispie; Edited by Nicki Steinberger, Ph.D. - A Voice for Choice Advocacy
New fruit and veggie sticker alert—“Apeel”—“protective coating.” What exactly is this product protecting? And if it’s not your health, what price are you willing to pay to foster the longevity of your apples and lemons? This might seem like a stretch, but in a culture that demonizes aging, and celebrates turning back time, compartmentalizing aspects of your body and face, and insisting you look “great,” i.e. “young” forever—it’s no wonder your fruits and veggies must follow suit. When it comes to food, however, you know the old adage—if there are a plethora of ingredients, or too many (even one) you can’t pronounce—be suspicious of what’s inside. Apparently, shopping the periphery of your grocery store isn’t enough. Once you’ve learned the ABCs of Apeel, you can make a well-informed, health-conscious decision to say yea or nay.Read more
Article by Rebecca Stevens
Throughout human history, insects have been part of the human diet in some cultures. Insects can provide protein, vitamins, and can be prepared like mammal meats. In some cultures this is tradition, in some scenarios this is survival. If you enjoy fried crickets or roasted ants, we are not judging you. However, what if the genes of an insect were tampered with in order to produce mammalian growth factors? That's right, an insect with mammalian transgenes. This may sound like science fiction, but a Canadian biotech company is determined to put this on the market and make this a reality.Read more
by Sandra Knauf
I wish the tweet posted on April 1st by attorney-activist Tom Renz was an April Fool's Day joke. Like so much else going on these days, it wasn't.
It read: "BREAKING NEWS: the lobbyists for the cattleman and pork associations in several states have CONFIRMED they WILL be using mRNA vaccines in pigs and cows THIS MONTH. WE MUST SUPPORT #Missouri #HB1169. It is LITERALLY the ONLY chance we have to prevent this..."
The mRNA "vaccines" are, as we know, not vaccines at all but "gene therapy," a euphemism created and defined by the FDA as "a technique that modifies a person's genes to treat or cure disease."Read more
Article by Rivka Seeman
While commodity crops like corn and soybeans are now typically grown using genetically engineered (also called bio-engineered) seeds, the wheat industry in the US has so far been cautious about introducing genetically modified wheat to the market. That is since Monsanto abandoned plans to do exactly that, back in 2004 due to concerns raised by American farmers about the ability of the US to export GM wheat abroad. Despite USDA claims that bio-engineered wheat is safe, consumers have reservations (“Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Wheat Scandal Is No Surprise, by Paul Klein, Forbes magazine”). While genetically modified corn and soybeans are primarily grown as animal feed or for use in processed foods, wheat is a crop grown to be consumed directly. That makes it a harder sell (“Explainer: Biotech corn and soy widely used, consumers still wary of GM wheat,” Reuters, March 3, 2023, Julie Ingwersen).Read more
Article from Financial Preparedness Substack
Last week I attended two days of the four-day Next Steps conference, which was also held last year. The theme was Building the Parallel Society, and it was great! It was organized by Tia Severino, whose son was injured by a vaccine. She's a passionate mama bear, a dynamo of an activist, and you can just feel the love pouring out of her.
The first session of Day 1 was “Become a Citizen Journalist.” All of the presenters were reporters with Children's Health Defense TV, and apparently, three of them have children who were injured by vaccines. I got the chance to talk with Polly Tommey, a funny Brit who had the heartbreaking task of listening to thousands of parents of vaccine-injured children tell their stories in the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.Read more
Article by Rivka Seeman
Chronic health conditions such as diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and metabolic syndrome are increasing dramatically. Children are getting sick more often and what we often think of as lifestyle diseases are showing up earlier and earlier. While the types and amounts of food eaten are important factors, chemicals sprayed onto their food can also play a significant role.Read more
Article by Rivka Seeman
The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.
There is a long precedent of respect for parental rights in the United States but there is also a troubling history of challenges to those rights which do not always end in the parents’ favor. From before a baby is even born the battle for medical freedom begins. Does a pregnant Mom have the right to decline a flu shot if she has questions about whether it’s what’s best for her baby? Can parents decline the hep-B shot at birth? Can a mother choose to nurse even if the hospital is pushing formula?Read more
We are so pleased to bring you this story of one woman’s big win against Monsanto in Mexico!
“I Can’t Believe This Little Woman Beat Us:” Mayan Beekeeper Helps Farmers Secure Historic Victory Against the Monsanto Corporation
In the United States, chemical companies like Bayer, now the owner of Monsanto, have become ubiquitous across the farming landscape, as over 90% of soybeans are now genetically modified to take in enormous sprayings of toxic pesticides.Read more
By Michelle Perro, MD
Infertility, surrogacy, changing family structures, low milk production, inhospitable and toxic environments, stress, and a myriad of other factors are impacting breastfeeding babies. From the perspective of the baby biota, moms are the microbial stewardesses, passing on the collection of microorganisms that will direct much of the baby’s biology, and in particular, their immunological future. Vaginal births and breastfeeding ensure the inheritance of moms’ microbial wisdom to be passed onto the infant.Read more