Category: Health & Disease

Vandana Shiva Keynote Speech – Food Otherwise Conference (Netherlands, February 2014)

World famous author and activist Vandana Shiva gave an inspiring speech at the Food Otherwise conference in Wageningen, Netherlands, on 21 February 2014. "Monopolies, centralization and monocultures go hand and hand and they are the instruments of power. We have to create instruments of democracy, diversity, resilience."

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Bruce Lipton on Epigenetics

Duration: 45 minutes (jump to 03:40 to skip introductions) Little more than a week ago my brother sent this presentation by Bruce Lipton regarding the new science of epigenetics. As a high school biology teacher who had questioned concepts like genetic determinism and junk DNA I found it fascinating. When my wife, the original sceptic, was spell-bound by Bruce I knew we were on to something.

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Horizontal Transfer of GM DNA Widespread – But No One is Looking, Almost

A culture of denial over the horizontal spread of genetically modified nucleic acids prevails in the face of direct evidence that it has occurred widely when appropriate methods and molecular probes are used for detection. by Dr Mae Wan Ho This article has been sent to Dr Kaare Nielsen in his capacity as a member of the European Food Safety Authority GMO Panel and he is given the right to […]

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GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith (June 28-29, 2014)

Register Now for GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith Are you so concerned about the safety of genetically modified foods that you want to do something about it? You may have read the studies, seen the documentaries or even participated in labeling initiatives in your community. If you’re like most who are somewhat familiar with the science, you’re worried about the short and long-term effects that GMOs will have on […]

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Evolution by Natural Genetic Engineering

New findings in genetics show that evolution happens by precisely targeted natural genetic engineering and not by the natural selection of random mutations, says leading molecular biologist James Shapiro, but what are the implications for the safety of GMOs and social policies? by Dr Mae Wan Ho A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and otherwise available for download here. Cut and splice vs […]

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Please Help Us Save Heritage Organic Seed Collection From Loss on 6 June 2014

We need your help to save New Zealand’s largest organic heritage or heirloom seed and tree collection by June 6th 2014. We are asking for your support for this campaign to secure the land the New Zealand organic heritage seed collection grows on before we lose it. Background: 30 years of organic heritage seed saving The Koanga Institute, founded by Kay Baxter, has spent 30 years building up a living […]

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GMO Myths and Truths – Second Edition

Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world, a new report by genetic engineers shows. Click to download report (5.5mb PDF) The second edition of GMO Myths and Truths, co-authored by genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou and researcher Claire Robinson, was released on 19 May 2014 as a free online download by the sustainability and science policy platform Earth Open […]

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Dr. Don Huber: GMOs and Glyphosate and Their Threat to Humanity (Podcast)

Dr. Don Huber is an award-winning, international scientist and professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University. Today he spoke with Food Integrity about the dangers of GMOs and Glyphosate (Roundup). Dr. Huber’s 50+ years of research and expertise in the area of plant pathology with a focus on epidemiology and control of soil-borne pathogens gives him much credibility in discussing the science behind GMOs and Glyphoshate. He spoke about […]

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The Woes of Industrial Agriculture

Our relationship with the earth changed fundamentally when we began practicing agriculture some ten thousand years ago. The transition from nomadic to settler life allowed for the evolution of great civilizations, and the growth of human cultures. Agriculture also made possible the increased rise in population, which in turn created the need for more agriculture, and the cyclical relationship between the two put a greater and greater strain on the […]

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Roundup Damages Pigs and Should Be Banned – Danish Farmer

Danish pig farmer, Ib Borup Pedersen, believes that glyphosate damages pigs and that it should be banned, according to an article in Landbrugsavisen.dk, the main farming newspaper in Denmark. "It shocks me that the industry does not take the evidence of Roundup’s and glyphosate’s harmful effects more serious than it does," says farmer Ib Borup Pedersen of Hvidsten.

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The Downfall of the Plastic Bag: A Global Picture

by Janet Larsen and Savina Venkova Worldwide, a trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, nearly 2 million each minute. Usage varies widely among countries, from over 400 a year for many East Europeans, to just four a year for people in Denmark and Finland. Plastic bags, made of depletable natural gas or petroleum resources, are often used only for a matter of minutes. Yet they last in the […]

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Gut Microbes, Probiotics, Leaky Gut, and Autoimmune Disease

A little background and history on gut microbes. You’ve probably already heard about how our little gut microbes (bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms) are a big deal! Maybe you’ve looked into probiotics (beneficial microbes) and eating probiotic rich fermented foods like kimchi or fermented beverages like kombucha as you started to learn the health benefits of fermented foods. We are basically a walking microbe farm. For every human cell in […]

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