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The Toxic Agriculture of Monsanto and Big Agribusiness vs. Agroecology Rooted in Local Communities

“We are being far too kind to industrialised agriculture. The private sector has endorsed it, but it has failed to feed the world, it has contributed to major environmental contamination and misuse of natural resources. It’s time we switched more attention, public funds and policy measures to agroecology, to replace the old model as soon as possible.” – Dr David Fig, Biowatch, South Africa

Based on the results on his farm in Gujarat, Indian farmer and campaigner Bhaskar Save demonstrated that by using traditional methods, his yields were superior to any farm using chemicals in terms of quantity, nutritional quality, biological diversity, ecological sustainability, water conservation, energy efficiency and economic profitability.

Bhaskar Save died in October, but in 2006 he published a now quite famous open letter to the Indian Minister of Agriculture and other top officials to bring attention to the mounting suicide rate and debt among farmers. He wanted policy makers to abandon their policies of promoting the use of toxic chemicals that the ‘green revolution’ had encouraged.

According to Save, the green revolution had been a total disaster for India by flinging open the floodgates of toxic agro-chemicals which had ravaged the lands and lives of many millions of farmers (for example, read about the impact in Punjab). He firmly believed that organic farming in harmony with nature could sustainably provide India with abundant, wholesome food.

Read Morehttp://www.globalresearch.ca/the-toxic-agriculture-of-monsanto-and-big-agribusiness-vs-agroecology-rooted-in-local-communities/5494657

Does Your Supplement Contain this Potentially Hazardous Ingredient?

Magnesium stearate.

It’s common knowledge that drugs, vitamins or supplements contain more than just the active ingredient. Something has to encapsulate them―hold them together―in a form that not only makes them usable, but producible by a manufacturer in massive quantities.

In the U.S. many supplement makers are adding “flow agents” into their capsules. Their only purpose is to keep ingredients from sticking to equipment during mixing and compression. They make manufacturing faster and easier, but it’s not impossible to produce the final product without them. Not using them simply adds to manufacturing costs and final sales price of the product, but there is clearly no reason this ingredient is added for consumer benefit.
Previous research has shown that stearic acid suppresses T cells—your natural killer cells—which are a key component of your immune systemi. According to that study, stearic acid causes the collapse of cell membrane integrity—an effect that was found to be time and dose dependent—which, ultimately, can destroy cell function.

MY EXPERIENCE: I have discovered that most of the supplements I use contain Magnesium Stearate. Check yours, and if they are in a capsule they will almost definitely contain it. Liquids, powders and high end products wont.

 

Read more: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/23/whole-food-supplement-dangers.aspx

 

Why Is The United Nations’ UNICEF Defaming & Monitoring Independent Health Sites?

dr twopennyWritten by Sayer Ji, Founder
A stunning new report reveals that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been monitoring independent health sites and their users in an attempt to identify ‘anti-vaccine influencers’ and their effect on lackluster vaccine uptake.

http://tv.greenmedinfo.com/unicef-attacks-defames-independent-health-sites/

Other News…

Opponents score a victory in Senate against ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

In its short-term government-funding bill, the US Senate will propose an end to a budget provision that protects genetically-modified seeds from litigation despite possible health risks.

Called “The Monsanto Protection Act” by opponents, the budget rider shields biotech behemoths like Monsanto, Cargill and others from the threat of lawsuits and bars federal courts from intervening to force an end to the sale of a GMO (genetically-modified organism) even if the genetically-engineered product causes damaging health effects.

http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-protection-senate-budget-303/

Recommended watching:
Diverse Health Service. The truth about viruses, medication and vaccines.
And how to create Health.
http://www.youtube.com/user/DiverseHealthService?feature=watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FCJ_VPyns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUb-NN7nFVE

SAVE THE PRACTICE OF HERBAL MEDICINE IN THE UK

It’s not often I do this but this is going to become very real unless we do something now to stop the banning of herbs and alternative medicines. So please sign this petition.

The loss of a wide range of herbal medicines means many practitioners 
are struggling to maintain their livelihoods or have been forced to stop practising.  
In addition, many herbal suppliers are being driven out of business or are making 
staff redundant.
Without statutory regulation (SR) of herbalists patient choice and safety are at risk. 
As a result of recent changes to European Medicines law, herbalists must be authorized 
health professionals (by being statutorily regulated) to continue supplying a range of 
herbal medicines that have been in use for decades. 
Now, because of the delay in granting SR, many patients are now without the herbs that they have come to rely on.  
This is driving some people to purchase herbal medicines from unsafe internet herbal sites without advice from a 
qualified practitioner. 

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-practice-of-herbal-medicine-in-the-uk

EFSA health claims to spark ‘nutrition dark age’, says attorney

VERY SERIOUS NEWS FOR EUROPEANS. PLEASE SPREAD THIS NEWS FAR AND WIDE AS IT WILL IMPACT EVERYONE WHO ASPIRES TO NATURAL HEALTH….

Europe is set to sink into a progressive nutrition dark age under the heavy hand of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regime, says a leading food law attorney.

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Regulation/EFSA-health-claims-to-spark-nutrition-dark-age-says-attorney

Codex Alimentarius’ Meeting on Veterinary Residues in Foods

Minneapolis, Minnesota is the hosting City for Codex Alimentarius’ meeting on Veterinary Residues in Foods during the last week of August 2013. NHF will be there attending  not only the plenary session but the working group on the Guidelines on Risk Management Recommendations for Residues of Veterinary Drugs  with the intention and goal of protecting the food supply and assuring we have access to clean but also truly healthful products.

The average American consumes 200 pounds of meat and fish, 67 pounds of poultry, 30 pounds of eggs, and 600 pounds of dairy products each year.
When hospitals decide clean meat is a priority, we know we’ve come to the tipping point of desperation. A recent article by Christine Sarich states, “Due to a precedent-setting move by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and a recent almost-unanimous vote by the Academic Senate of the university, over 650,000 meals served to hospital patients each year will now be free of meat that has been treated with antibiotics.”
“There is overwhelming scientific consensus that overuse of antibiotics in livestock is a health hazard to people,” remarked Dr. Thomas Newman, a member of the Senate.

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/codex-alimentarius%E2%80%99-meeting-veterinary-residues-foods

Senator Durbin to Reintroduce Supplement Bill

USA and UK
Make no mistake, there is a well orchestrated campaign underway to take away your rights and access to vitamins and supplements.
You have likely witnessed the recent flurry of articles from doctors with scary headlines like “Don’t Take Your Vitamins” written by Paul Offit.  Senator Dick Durbin has taken a leading role as well. Read more...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/19/durbin-supplement-bill.aspx

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