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Adding to the natural rice industry’s woes after Bayer CropScience contaminated a third of the US rice supply with transgenic rice in 2006, the widespread application of Bayer’s glufosinate and Monsanto’s glyphosate is reducing crop yields, and burning and deforming rice plants that survive.
This is a losing proposition for our rice industry, and one that continues to occur. Our alarm is warranted.”
“Damage occurring at this time does not allow for an alternate crop to be replanted. Consequently, the farmer has two nooses around his neck: (1) he is stuck with a crop that will generate lower revenues, and (2) he has already incurred nearly all expenses that are associated with that crop,” said Wagner
Hypoglycemia after meals
Most hypoglycemia occurs when you haven't eaten (when you're in a fasting state), but that's not always the case. Sometimes, hypoglycemia occurs after meals because the body produces more insulin than is needed. This type of hypoglycemia, called reactive or postprandial hypoglycemia, is typical in people who have had gastric bypass surgery. Mayo Clinic
Your brain needs a steady supply of sugar (glucose), for it neither stores nor manufactures its own energy supply. If glucose levels become too low, as occurs with hypoglycemia, it can have these effects on your brain:
* Confusion, abnormal behavior or both, such as the inability to complete routine tasks
* Visual disturbances, such as double vision and blurred vision
* Seizures, though uncommon
* Loss of consciousness, though uncommon
Hypoglycemia may also cause these other signs and symptoms:
* Heart palpitations
Why don't many doctors know much about Nutrition? Dr. Ray Strand
This article examines why many doctors are ignorant about nutrition. Why so many of them are
unaware of the breakthroughs in nutritional medicine. It discusses the influence of the
pharmaceutical industry over their education. I have assumed that you are aware of the large
amount of medical evidence that high-quality nutritional supplements can provide you with
major health benefits. For instance, that they can greatly reduce your risk of developing
degenerative diseases like cancer and heart disease, amongst others.....
Only 6% or so study nutrition at medical school.
The fundamental reason why doctors do not know much about nutrition is because very few of
them study anything about it at medical school. As discussed further on, this is largely because
the curriculum is heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical drug industry....
High fructose processed foods linked to obesity, gout, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and fatty liver
...The only organ in your body that can take up fructose is your liver and this is where the problem begins. In contrast, glucose can be taken up by every organ in the body, only 20% of glucose load ends up at your liver - the rest is metabolised by muscles, brain, kidneys, heart etc....
Fructose increases fat production in the liver (also known as denovo lipogenesis) which in turn increases blood fats like cholesterol and triglycerides (glucose does not do this) and liver fat (which could result in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). In fact fructose is being metabolised via the same pathway as alcohol and is actually damaging your liver in the the same way as alcohol. Fructose causes deposition of fat within the liver...
Fructose increases inflammation which in turn increases insuln levels in the long term:....
Fructose increases uric acid which in turn increases blood pressure and causes gout....
Grain is POISON - THE LECTIN REPORT
...High levels of lectins (specialized proteins) may be found in grains (also known as cereals or pulses), legumes (that is 'beans' including peanuts), dairy and plants in the nightshade family...(includes potato, tomato, eggplant and pepper)
...lectin ... disrupts the membrane and damages the cell and may initiate a cascade of immune and autoimmune events leading to cell death....
The Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef
Substantial evidence from recent studies shows that grass fed lean red meat trimmed of visible fat does not raise total blood cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels....
Grass-fed beef has higher concentrations of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), which are fatty acids believed to decrease cancer risk....
Grass-fed beef is higher in Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to reduce risk of heart disease....
The conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) in grass-fed beef may help people maintain a healthy weight.
Following the obesity conference, I attended the annual symposium of the Metabolism Society (used to be the Nutrition and Metabolism Society... Carbohydrate reduction is one of the main themes that keeps coming up in the research, but certainly other dietary factors are important (protein, fats, etc.)...
... talk by Gary Taubes, ....
Again, a highlight was a talk by Gary Taubes, this time on the history of low-carb diets. (I am definitely going to write an article about this.) The main point is that basically since we have had records of people dieting, the primary method has been limiting carbohydrate. Gary cited numerous examples in the historical record. In fact, the ONLY time this hasn't been the case is the last 35 years - and almost the second the recommendations changed, people started gaining weight.
....a very tightly-controlled series of studies done by Diane Stadler, focusing on the affects of diet on appetite hormones such as leptin, ghrelin, etc. The researchers meticulously figured out exactly how many calories the participants needed to eat to maintain their weight, provided food, and carefully measured what was not eaten. Some interesting observations: People on the low-carb diet spontaneously reduced their calorie intake by 30-40%...
....To assess the impact of diet on type 2 diabetes risk, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health examined the dietary habits of 85,059 women participating in the Nurse’s Health Study. The women were then assigned a score based on their diet, with higher scores going to the women who consumed a diet rich in animal fats and protein and low in carbohydrates and lower scores assigned to women following a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet.
After analyzing the data – which spanned roughly 20 years – the researchers determined that women with the highest scores did not have an increased risk of diabetes....
Commenting on the findings, the study’s lead author notes that he was “surprised that total carbohydrate consumption was associated with type 2 diabetes, and that the relative risk for the glycemic load was so high.” Presumably these findings are surprising to the doctor precisely because they run counter to the general recommendations of nutritionists, who advise people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to follow a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. In our estimation the only surprising thing here is that the findings are at all surprising..... www.marksdailyapple.com...
...NAFTA, which entered into force in 1994...
....According to a study by Jose Romero and Alicia Puyana carried out for the federal government of Mexico, between 1992 and 2002, the number of agricultural households fell an astounding 75% - from 2.3 million to 575, 000. www.countercurrents.org...
...Today three companies, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, and Bunge control the world’s grain trade. Chemical giant Monsanto controls three-fifths of seed production. Unsurprisingly, in the last quarter of 2007, even as the world food crisis was breaking, Archer Daniels Midland’s profits jumped 20%, Monsanto 45%, and Cargill 60%. Recent speculation with food commodities has created another dangerous “boom.” After buying up grains and grain futures, traders are hoarding, withholding stocks and further inflating prices.... www.globalissues.org...
Originally posted by morder1
Try to mess with Mother Nature, and she will let us know whos boss... NOT HUMANS
We will never learn... too much politics involved to change our ways... must save face(stupidest argument ever)
Originally posted by Danbones
Mankind is destroying himself in the process, maybe thats the real agenda here?
I am really starting to wonder.
The recent Nature paper proposing to bring cheetahs, lions, and elephants to North America raised a wild rumpus. But are the critics missing the point?
...Under the audacious heading “Re-wilding North America,” the paper’s authors—among them some heavyweights in the field of conservation biology—called for restoring “large wild vertebrates into North America,” meaning those that disappeared at the end of the last ice age. In the two pithy pages that followed, those large wild vertebrates were spelled out in the more-familiar terms of camels, horses, tortoises, and—as if to make sure no one was nodding off in an armchair—cheetahs, lions, and elephants. Yes, in the United States....
...too few of the naysayers, to the authors’ disappointment, offered much beyond wet-blanket dismissals. None seemed willing to venture near the soul of their proposal. In their paper they had politely pointed out that the 1492 arrival of Columbus—long considered North America’s standard of ecological excellence—was in fact the “discovery” of a continent already plundered of its greatest beasts. Why not raise the standard, to that more glorious and decisive moment some 13,000 years ago, when people first set foot in North America?
...The idea of restoring America’s fauna to something more closely resembling prehuman times—when sabertooths prowled and mammoths thundered through places that would later be called Los Angeles and Newark—has a far deeper history than its latest splash in Nature. Paul S. Martin, a coauthor of the rewilding paper and an outspoken paleoecologist from the University of Arizona, has been unabashedly promoting such Pleistocene visions in print and in public lectures for 40 years....
In September 2004, they gathered for a long weekend at Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico. Over easels and PowerPoint and after-hours beers, they dissected the rewilding idea and broke it down to its factual nuts and bolts, its practical challenges and criticisms, its societal costs and benefits.
The Ladder group agreed on several sobering premises: That human influence had utterly pervaded the planet. That what qualifies for wildness today is a paltry façade of the awesome Pleistocene bestiary we stumbled upon only 13,000 years ago. That the difference between then and now is at least partly, if not principally, our own doing and therefore our duty to repair..... www.conservationmagazine.org...
...He told us that the area in which we were having some serious fun was to be closed to sleds.... It turns out that this area was targeted for potential reintroduction of fur-bearing critters like weasels, martens and fishers.
....I asked, "Why?" Well, the explanation came in the form of "rewilding" of America. Federal agencies, driven by green extremist groups, are exploring options for the reintroduction of wildlife species in potential habitat lands throughout federal lands.... www.sharetrails.org...
Originally posted by mustard seed
S&F OP! this information directly links into my thread on forestry practices here
While stationed at Beale AFB in (near Sacramento) California, I would fly over countless rice paddies. To my amazement, the big news at that time was that there was a rice shortage (2008). Wal-mart and Costco were running out of their large (20 or 40 lb) bags and limiting purchases to 1 bag per family. And then as quickly as it started, it stopped.
And to think that when these Mad Scientists go for approval before the FDA they only have to prove somehow, with all of their twisted research that GMO is safe for 90 days fed to animals.
The Environmental Protection Agency on April 27 released proposed new guidelines for determining whether a waterway, water body or wetland is protected under the Clean Water Act. Water bodies would be covered "if they have a physical, chemical or biological connection" to a larger body of water, the EPA said.
The guidance will apply to all Clean Water Act programs, EPA said www.naylornetwork.com...
Which leads me to find some certain news as of late that is absolutley mind blowing, and its got to be one of the most indisious conspiraces ever to present itself to my eyes.