Category Archives: Health

Bug killers harm children

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

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Eating pesticide = increased cancer risk

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.

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Organic state rewarded

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

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Dirt into soil

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.

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Organic vegie growing 101

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

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Another thing about glyphosate

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

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A possible cause for the diabetes blowout

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

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Poison Planet

I recently reviewed What’s Making Our Children SICK? by Michelle Perro and Vinceanne Adams. Their work shows that it’s the way the food industry combines genetic engineering with pesticides. Just now, I’ve read about another line of research that more … Continue reading

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The unacknowledged global epidemic

…is cancer. Young and old, male and female, any country, a frighteningly increasing number of people suffer cancer. Cancer is not a disease, but a symptom. There are many forms of cancer, each with its own mix of immediate causes, … Continue reading

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The resilient mindset

Today, I went on my charity walk. I was ready to go, 3 Km (2 miles) I intended to approximately powerwalk, insofar as I can given that I am still recovering flexibility after my hip chop op. The organisers suggested … Continue reading

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