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Genetic Engineering, Bioweapons, Junk Food and Chronic Disease: Hidden Drivers of COVID-19 1.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The shocking truth is starting to come out about the real origins of COVID-19 .  But more shocking still is the way that this disease has shone a light on the fragility of our food system, the lack of transparency in our regulatory and scientific communities and the terrifying vulnerabilities of our bodies, worn down by lifetimes of junk food and exposure to toxic chemicals. A growing body of legal and scientific evidence  now points to the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was collected from bats (as well as from the bodies of miners sicken by a SARS virus in 2012), and then genetically engineered and manipulated in a lab, before it was released (accidentally, we hope) from a Chinese, military-controlled, U.S.-funded, World Health Organization-monitored laboratory in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is the tragic, but unfortunately predictable, consequence of an ongoing global biological arms race that has gone on for decades. This arms race, accelerated by modern genetic engineering techniques, involves hunting ...
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Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities 23.9.2020 WRI Stories
Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintNear or far, forests — like this one at the edge of Hong Kong — affect the movement, quality and availability of water in cities. Photo by Florian Wehde/Unsplash Water is essential to human health and well-being. In cities, leaders strive to provide secure access to clean, safe and affordable water. In rural areas, farmers hope for adequate rain and healthy rivers to produce healthy crops. The coronavirus pandemic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Valley Generating Station helped L.A. avoid blackouts. But it operates in one of California's most polluted neighborhoods.

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Avoid ‘traditional trick-or-treating,’ CDC says in guidelines for Halloween 2020 23.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance for Halloween 2020 that ranks activities from low risk to high risk.
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Finding Common Ground: Can Vegans, Vegetarians and Meat-Eaters Unite for Change? 2.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
To eat meat, or not to eat meat: It’s probably one of the hottest debates around the dinner table.  But can vegans and vegetarians unite behind a campaign to #BoycottBigMeat —if the campaign incorporates grass-fed and pasture-raised meat production as part of the solution? On August 25, the #BoycottBigMeat campaign hosted a Facebook Live discussion about veganism, vegetarianism and how meat is produced. #BoycottBigMeat is a national consumer education and lobbying campaign to advance the transition away from today’s centralized industrial meat production to a system of organic regenerative pasture-raised and grass-fed meat production. Through conversations like these, we hope to help shrink the divide between vegans, vegetarians and producers of regenerative grass-fed and pasture-raised meat and animal ...
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Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet 27.8.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Applying science and healthcare principles to soil wellness can help our planet Poornima Param… Thu, 08/27/2020 - 01:00 Basic human health principles tell us that we should diagnose before we treat and that we should test before we diagnose.  From annual physicals and screenings to blood tests and imaging exams, providers and specialists have many new tools and resources to address the health issues we experience in real-time and to prevent new issues from arising. For example, our deepening understanding of DNA helps us discern how drugs, medication, multi-vitamins or treatment plans work differently in patients — creating a brand-new frontier, personalized medicine. Today, by leveraging advancements in technology and new medical discoveries, we are able to treat and prevent diseases and enhance our quality of life, health and wellness. Take the influx of at-home genetic testing kits that provides data on food sensitivities, fertility and predispositions to disease. These same principles of human ...
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Ecology and COVID-19 #5: Coronavirus, Human Hubris, and Life in the Coevolving Biosphere 25.8.2020 EcoTone
This blogpost originally appeared on the website for Bruce Byers Consulting. by Bruce Byers The novel coronavirus is holding up a mirror for our species, giving us an opportunity to consider our place in the evolution of life on Earth and question our anthropocentrism. What I’ve missed during this pandemic and shutdown of our usual ...
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Hope takes flight: L.A.'s Natural History Museum will reopen its Butterfly Pavilion & gardens 25.8.2020 LA Times: Health

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will open its Butterfly Pavilion to members starting Aug. 28 and to the public on Sept. 11.

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As Pandemic Drags On, Consumers Seeking Health Drive Record Natural & Organic Sales as Retailers Adapt To Change 20.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

More than five months have passed since the nation and world have come under the grip of the coronavirus. Today, as Covid-19 continues to surge throughout the U.S., we wait in lines to get into stores, wear face coverings (well, at least most of us), follow floor markers to help ensure social distancing, and shop quickly to get in and out with our groceries.

You see the warnings everywhere. But does Prop. 65 really protect you? 23.7.2020 LA Times: Business

The profusion of warnings stemming from California's landmark consumer safety law has left shoppers over-warned, under-informed and potentially unprotected, a Times investigation has found.

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Without the Ocean, National Accounts Are Incomplete 22.7.2020 WRI Stories
Without the Ocean, National Accounts Are Incomplete Comments|Add Comment|PrintSeaweed harvest in Japan. Photo by Sodai Gomi/Flickr All countries maintain accounts that tell a story about their economy. The most well-known feature of these national accounts is Gross Domestic Product or GDP, a single number that summarizes the size of an economy represented by the total value of certain goods and services produced, usually each quarter or year. However, GDP leaves out important details when it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Feds Fire Another Shot at Homeopathy 18.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The FDA has sent warning letters to four companies that sell injectable homeopathic medicine because, in the agency’s view, injectable homeopathic medicines “can pose a serious risk to patient health.” This is following a bad guidance the agency is in the process of completing that upends decades of safe regulation of homeopathic medicines.

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STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action Global Commission on Adaptation Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and diseases — which have not stopped. Vulnerable populations are hit hardest: The pandemic could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
What role does ESG play in the 'new normal'? Janine Guillot Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:25 Facing existential crisis, it’s only natural that our perspective will change — for better and for worse. In recent weeks and months, as many of us have "sheltered in place" in the face of a global pandemic, each of us has come to grips with a valuable reminder of what’s truly important: family, friends and colleagues; security and safety; food and water; healthcare. By comparison, everything else seems small and suddenly insignificant. For some of us, that includes our work. When people are sick, suffering and dying — with little certainty about when or how it will end — how can we be expected to focus on a project deadline, a business meeting or a PowerPoint presentation? Recently, I was asked to participate in a webinar discussion about environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing in the wake of COVID-19, and I had to ask myself, "Is the work we’re doing at SASB completely irrelevant or more relevant than ...
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 23 more deaths reported as Dr. Fauci warns of potential for 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Setting the Record Straight on the Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 17.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Protecting Pennsylvanians from COVID-19 and addressing the systemic racial injustices that plague our communities must be the top priorities of our elected officials right now. However, it’s critical lawmakers don’t lose sight of the escalating threats to our health and economy, including the pollution that impacts the safety and well-being of our families and communities. […]
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Public Transport After COVID-19 Lockdowns: It’s Time to Innovate and Change Benchmarks of Success 16.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
In less than two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives, causing sickness, death, economic loss and fear. While this global health and safety crisis has been challenging for all of us, it has been especially tough for essential ...
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Policy News: June 15, 2020 15.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Use Emergency Provisions of Environmental Laws to Speed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduce bills to reform NEPA permitting. COVID-19 Delays Competition for NEON Management Battelle Memorial Institute will continue to manage NEON in the ...
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Jane Goodall Warns Humanity Will Be 'Finished' After Covid-19 Without Ending 'Absolute Disrespect for Animals and the Environment' 8.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In a webinar Tuesday about pandemics, wildlife, and intensive animal farming, world renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall warned of dire consequences if humanity fails to rapidly reform the global food system and stop destroying natural habitats. "If we do not do things differently, we are finished," said Goodall, a United Nations messenger of peace, during the Compassion in World Farming event.

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