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Monsanto, the multi-billion agribusiness giant, has announced today it has patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana.
The news has been welcomed by some scientists and leaders of the agriculture business. On one hand it is seen as a potential step forward towards the industrial use of marijuana and hemp products and could bring about a major shift towards marijuana policies in the U.S.A.
When children learn their European history, one of the most interesting topics is always the “Black Death.” The plague of the 1340s was so devastating it killed an estimated 25 million people. While the bubonic plague might have been dubbed an interesting name, it is nowhere nearly as deadly the plague torturing our modern civilization: cancer.
Cancer is finally cured in Canada but Big Pharma has no interest. The fact that the international drug & medical industry have no interest is because the cure is really cheaper than a chocolate bar and it won’t get them to gain any profits at all.
According to the Associated Press, the FDA stated that chicken sold on the markets across USA are fed with inorganic arsenic, a detrimental chemical for human health. It’s given to chicken because it causes quicker weight gain and less feeding. It’s also given to turkeys, hogs, and chickens for enhanced color.
The colon takes a significant place in the digestive system whose health is crucial for proper elimination of the waste material from the body. Its work can be improved by a suitable cleanse process. However, you can do this at home with a detoxification treatment that will help you eliminate the waste material and improve your digestion.
If you’re thirsty, pure water is always a good bet for a healthy beverage. But if you’re looking for a beverage to sip and savor while you start your day, take a work break, or relax in the evening, water doesn’t always hit the spot. Fortunately, while there is no substitute for water (your body needs a healthy amount each and every day) there are other healthy beverages to choose from. Chief among those are coffee and tea, which should be good news to most of you, since these are among the most consumed beverages in the world.
In the US, lemons have been grown since the 16th century in Florida, after being brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus. With their high vitamin C content, lemons (along with limes) were valued to protect against the development of scurvy. During the California Gold Rush, lemons were in such high demand that people paid up to $1 per lemon, which would still be considered pricey today (so it was extremely expensive during the 1800s).
We all love when our clothes smell nice, but did you know that producers add harmful fragrances to fabric softeners? These are especially dangerous for children. Experts explain that commercial softeners cause allergies, and taking into consideration their high content of chemicals, they are not that health-friendly. “If you cannot put it in your mouth, do not put it on your skin either” is an old saying, and you may want to think about it next time you decide to buy a softener. Fabric softeners enter the body through the skin and cause serious damages.
Companies market food directly to children through T.V. and radio commercials, the internet, magazines, toys, clothing, and even through product placement in movies and video games. The total amount of money spent on marketing food to children in order to actively influence their food choices is about $10 billion a year. $10 billion to ensure that kids pick the extra-sugary cereal with the movie character on the box, or the fruit snacks full of artificial preservatives that are shaped like animals from the zoo. Marketing to children works and the fact is that the overwhelming majority of marketing directed at children is for foods with poor nutritional quality that are potentially dangerous to their health. We know that most of these products fall into the “junk food” category, but how exactly are the ingredients in these snacks affecting our health?
Fruits offer nutritional gains to the human body in the form of substances such as Vitamin C, phenols, fiber, folic acid, and antioxidants. It is a strongly established fact: plenty of evidence shows the anti-cancer properties of certain compounds in fruits.