A federal appeals court on Friday issued a ruling on the weedkiller glyphosate that the coalition involved with the case called “a historic victory for farmworkers and the environment.” The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review its conclusions about the safety of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, a popular herbicide created by Monsanto — which Bayer acquired in 2018. Read more.
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A University study demonstrated that baking soda beats bleach when it comes to cleaning pesticides off produce. And this isn’t just because cleaning your food in bleach is generally a bad idea! While we wouldn’t recommend washing your fruit and veg in bleach at home, it is what the farmers use, post harvest, to remove as much pesticide residue from the produce as possible, along with any bacteria and other organic matter. New research has discovered that a mixture of baking soda and water is actually more effective than the way the farmers have been using. Read more.
In 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. legislators took steps to protect Americans from “forever chemicals” (see 1, 2, 3). Regardless, renowned environmental lawyer Rob Billett announced last month that he would be filing a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of Americans already harmed by them. Of course, a recent announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may inspire even more litigation. Read more.
Those of you who entered the natural products industry in the 2000s may not know the story of the late U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT). He served six terms, and passed away on April 23, 2022. Sen. Hatch, whose home state of Utah was and is headquarters to many significant vitamin and supplement manufacturers, was naturally a strong advocate for our industry. Read more.
Plant-based health alternatives are growing in popularity as more and more people wake up to the potential harms from prescription and over the counter (OTC) drugs. Acetaminophen, for example, is in more than 600 medications, both OTC and prescribed,[i] and represents one of the leading causes of acute liver failure worldwide.[ii] Read more.
Cornstarch isn’t usually the first thing you think of when asked about pantry staples, but this useful ingredient has many uses. Read more.
We have until June 30 to submit comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that wired (fiber-based) broadband should be the preferred mode of broadband delivery and to finally recognize the need for special measures to address the electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS) disabled community. Read more.
Interest in curcumin is growing as the discovery of new delivery systems increases the bioavailability of the compound. Curcumin is the major biologically active polyphenolic compound of turmeric. Turmeric has long been used in Indian cuisine and medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin is the compound that gives turmeric its yellow color. Read more.
If you do not subscribe to Arthur Firstenbergs’s newsletter titled International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and In Space, we highly recommend that you do. In his latest newsletter, he touches upon many important subjects. We wish to bring to your attention the issue of studies showing cellphone use contributes to bone density loss and impaired healing. These alarming studies are imperative for anyone who uses a cell phone, puts it in their pants pocket, avoids brittle, broken bones, or wants their child’s or their bone development to progress normally. Read more.
Plants build themselves from sunlight, water, and soil. And, as it turns out, what crops “eat” can influence the nutrients on our own plates. A recent study, published in the journal PeerJ, compared the nutritional content of food crops grown using conventional versus regenerative farming practices — those that build the soil by using cover crops, a diverse rotation of crops, and minimal tilling… Read more.