Roundup in City-Dwellers’ Urine

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Studies have already found Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Roundup in groundwater, in streams, and even in the rain and air of US agricultural areas. It’s been found in our blood and even crosses the placental barrier to enter our unborn fetuses. So are we surprised that a German university study has now found significant concentrations of… Read more »

USAID to Incorporate Permaculture in Aid Work

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USAID Permaculture Technical Brief (580kb PDF) The growing food crisis has struggled to stay in the headlines since being highlighted broadscale in the mainstream media back in 2008, but it moves apace regardless, and I can assure you it will continue to do so, likely at a frightening rate. A 2012 Save the Children report… Read more »

2nd National Sustainable Food Summit, Sydney, Australia (April 2012)

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Editor’s Note: I would encourage all well-spoken permaculturists who can make it to Sydney for this event to go along and contribute your thoughts — to help show how permaculture can shift our planetary orbit onto a safer trajectory…. What: 2nd National Sustainable Food Summit When: 2-4 April, 2012 Where: Dockside, Sydney, NSW, Australia Last… Read more »

Under Industry Pressure, USDA Works to Speed Approval of Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Crops

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by Mike Ludwig, Truthout For years, biotech agriculture opponents have accused regulators of working too closely with big biotech firms when deregulating genetically engineered (GE) crops. Now, their worst fears could be coming true: under a new two-year pilot program at the USDA, regulators are training the world’s biggest biotech firms, including Monsanto, BASF and… Read more »

Anonymous Took Down Monsanto Website

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It’s not as good as seeing all of Monsanto’s plants and chemicals getting taken ‘offline’, but at least I can get a little mischevious pleasure from learning that Monsanto has been on the hit-list of the Anonymous team. The following video apparently shows how Monsanto was taken offline (Note that I’m a bit slow on… Read more »

Living, Green and Circular

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The new Truly Green Economy needs to be modeled after and embedded within the circular economy of nature to generate and regenerate wealth for people and planet. by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho Note: A fully illustrated and referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download here. The… Read more »

Pine Pollen – How to Pick Your Own Superfood

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Most of us know about pine needle tea as a rich source of Vitamin C, but now white pine pollen is to being promoted as a highly nutritious superfood powder. But who needs to buy it when you can pick your own? Arthur Haines shows you how and when to harvest pine pollen with strategies… Read more »

The Hidden Epidemic Destroying Your Gut Flora

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by Dr. Mercola Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods. (Alternative terms for GE foods include genetically modified (GM), or "GMO" for genetically modified organism.) His specific areas of training include soil-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and host-parasite relationships. Dr. Huber also… Read more »