Fatigue, Migraines Linked to Fracking as Case Builds for National Ban

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‘It is abundantly clear that fracking is harming people, and the only solution is to stop fracking’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer New research published Thursday links severe fatigue and migraine headaches to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, leading to renewed calls for a ban on the controversial oil and gas extraction method. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported their findings online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, saying their research … MORE

Nestlé Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

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 Hydrogeologist and spokesperson for Nestlé Waters North America, Eric Andreus, announced at a monthly township meeting in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, last week that Nestlé had given up on its plans to pump 73 million gallons of water per year from the town’s local aquifer. Truth-out depicted the scene of the announcement: “The room erupted in cheers and for the first time since Nestlé began meeting with community members about the project, the company received a standing ovation.” Kunkletown, … MORE

Scientist Attacked for Proving GMO Dangers Wins Defamation Suit in French Court

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by PAUL FASSA Remember Professor Giles-Eric Seralini and his research team at the University of Caan in France? They provided pictures of rats fed Monsanto GMO corn saturated with Roundup weed killer. That’s why the corn is genetically modified, to survive the most dangerous herbicide on the planet. Their study discovered that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely. But that wasn’t the purpose of their study. It was set up to examine the … MORE

Cannabis-Infused Wine – What’s In Store For The Future?

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The pairing of wine and weed seems like a hip new fad that has grown out of the explosion in legalization around the US. Maybe you add a little cheese on the side, or even pair your herb with beer. But did you know that the process of actually infusing weed into wine has been practiced for thousands of years? Hua Tuo’s Anesthetic Liquor We don’t know exactly who decided this would be a great combo initially – it’s hard … MORE

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Using Ultrasound

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A new way of treating Alzheimer’s disease with ultrasound has been demonstrated in mice, clearing the amyloid plaques in 75% of the animals.   Untreated Alzheimer’s mouse (left) and treated with ultrasound (right)   Researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), part of Australia’s University of Queensland, have shown that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory in mice. This innovative, drug-free method breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques … MORE

Ron Finley, “Guerilla Urban Gardener”

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Ron Finley is a brilliant, inspiring, hands-on visionary who is unleashing the transformative power of “guerilla gardening” on the residents of South Central LA. In doing so, he is transforming communities, connecting kids with their food, and simultaneously practicing what he calls, “the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do.” Watch his celebrated TED talk here: Finley understands the connection between food and community “South Central LA, home of the drive-thru, and the drive-by,” … MORE

Russia, France Shun GMOs; U.S. Media Remains Silent

Victory! World’s Largest Nation Bans GMO Food Crops

Back in September, France followed in the steps of other European Union nations– Scotland, Germany, Latvia and Greece– and revealed an opt-out from growing GM crops. The nation asked the European Commission to exclude its nationwide territory from the release of 9 GM maize varieties currently authorized (1 GM Maize range– MON9810) or waiting for authorization by the EU. France had actually already prohibited cultivation of Monsanto’s GM maize, saying it had severe doubts that … MORE

Nestle Is Trying to Break Us: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

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Big corporations privatizing clean water to make a profit is stealing a human right. BY ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Flickr/ CC 2.0) This post originally appeared at Truthout. Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, … MORE

The New Treadmill Bicycle – A Whole New Way to Travel!

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Lopifit started as a small idea when Bruin Bergmeester, the founder of the Lopifit, was exercising on his cross trainer in his garage, wondering “How can I use the treadmill outdoors? Wouldn’t that be much more fun including the fact that I can enjoy nature? What about a treadmill on wheels?” Bruin worked for years to get it right, on what is now called the Lopifit. A unique product that gained worldwide attention from the … MORE

Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

Let’s keep in mind that humans are not designed to drink milk. We are the only animals that continue to drink milk after infancy. What’s even weirder is that we drink a different animal’s milk. Do we see cats drinking a goat’s milk? No. Kittens (and all other animals) only drink their own milk. We’ve been taught to drink milk because it’s healthy. Well, turns out it’s not so healthy after all. Here are four … MORE