Monsanto may be expanding its operations in the United States, but elsewhere, lawmakers, scientists, activists and ordinary citizens are increasingly questioning (and in many cases banning) the introduction of GM crops, along with the use of the glyphosate herbicide (Monsanto’s Roundup).
State consumer protection ministers in Germany are advocating an EU-wide ban on glyphosate herbicides in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) categorization of the chemical as “probably carcinogenic.”
On May 8, the German state ministers introduced a resolution calling for “the supply to and use by private persons to be banned for precautionary reasons.” The resolution also recommends prohibiting use of the herbicide near consumers.
Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
- Losing 5% of weight improves glucose control, reducing diabetes risk
- This has knock-on effects on the heart, blood pressure and kidneys
- And losing 1lbs of weight takes 4lbs of pressure off the knees
- Dr Sally Norton advises doing more walking, swapping fizzy drinks for water and a coffee shop latte and a muffins for a black coffee and an apple
It’s an age-old issue that I’ve seen women struggle with all the time… Is just a little bit of weight loss worthwhile?
The answer is… Yes!
We would all like to be in the ‘ideal’ weight range and get disheartened when we feel as though that goal is unattainable.
We may lose a few pounds and then feel that the goal is too far away… and we give up and the weight goes back on.
The weapons of war must be abolished, before they abolish us.
John F Kennedy
Antibiotics and herbicides, as it turns out, don’t mix. At least that’s the conclusion of a study published today in mBio, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Microbiology, which found that if someone is exposed to both herbicides and antibiotics at the same time, higher doses of antibiotics will likely be needed to kill the offending bacteria.
It’s the first study of the effect of herbicides on antibiotics, and its findings could have implications for antibiotics resistance. The growing risk of disease from antibiotic-resistant pathogens is a huge public health concern, one that was recently prioritized by both the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control.
Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can’t tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
James Spencer Courier
In the harvest of 1999, 60% of Canada’s canola crop, 90% of Argentina’s soybean crop, 50% of the US’ soybean crop, and 33% of the US’ corn crop was genetically engineered. Industrial agriculture is damaging the basis for future production. We’ve got soil erosion, soil compaction, salinisation, water logging, destruction of beneficial biodiversity, loss of natural enemies of pests… and all that is occurring in an alarming rate.
Genetically Modified Food Is Toxic
Three things needed to come together to make the Green Revolution work. One was the development of specific high yield and often dwarf varieties of wheat, rice and corn that were derived by special outcrossing and hybridisation techniques that Norman Borlaug perfected, working in Mexico and South-Western United States. Continue Reading
The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest took place yesterday in cities around the world. Activists are highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US.
Thanks to RT for this video. Continue Reading
Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.