When considering the damage from climate change, we think of wildfire, flood, drought, superstorms, rising sea level, the wiping out of ecosystems like coral reefs and rainforest. However, there is a more subtle, and more deadly effect. A study in … Continue reading
I respect Michelle Schoffro Cook on health matters. Her advice in Care2.com on on renovating your gut biome after holiday excesses is spot on. After too much of all the wrong foods, it’s a good idea to look after the … Continue reading
Bayer may have bought the brand (and the brand is burning them), but more court cases against Monsanto are coming. Katherine Paul, from the Organic Consumers Association has written a brief but informative essay at Daily Kos, setting out the … Continue reading
In my essay, How to Change the World, I use an organophosphate pesticide as a case study. A new, large scale report shows, yet again, that this entire class of poisons is deadly stuff for humans. Here is a plain-language … Continue reading
Any sensible person knows that, but it’s nice to have scientific evidence. Nearly 69,000 people in France were followed up 4 years after they reported their preferences for organic food. Of several writeups, this is the best.
An entire state in India has gone 100% organic. As a result, it has been awarded the “Oscar for best agroecology practices,” the Future Policy Award 2018. We must not follow, or poor Bayer will lose their investment in Monsanto. … Continue reading
This is the title of Gabe Brown’s book, and the passion of his life. He has turned a failing chemical ranch into a thriving organic one, with a very long list of benefits. Read his inspiring story here.
We live on Poison Planet. I need to use Buddhist equanimity flat out, much of the time, because so many people I care for have cancer. Many of them are young. One of my lovely nieces is only a teenager, … Continue reading
Glyphosate is a poison. It kills things. Despite industry misinformation, the victims are not limited to weeds, but affect a huge range of organisms. A new study by Chinese scientists demonstrates that this includes gut bacteria in honeybees. Bees are … Continue reading
As the graph from the CDC shows, the prevalence of diabetes has hugely increased during the past half-century. The usual explanations involve longer survival, since type 2 diabetes increases with age; diet; obesity. However, a brand new study on adult … Continue reading