10 Years of Failure: New film documents struggle of farmers deceived by biotech industry

Man-Sad-Dead-Crops(NaturalNews) It has been 10 years since the Philippine government approved the country's first genetically modified (GM) crops for commercial cultivation, and its farmers are now far worse off becauseo f it. In the new documentary film 10 Years of Failure, Farmers Deceived by GM Corn, the farmer advocacy group Farmer-Scientist Partnership for Development, or MASIPAG, reveals the plight of GM corn farmers in the Philippines who were hoodwinked by the biotechnology industry and are now suffering from massive debt, poor yields and even starvation as a result. (more…)

Harvard research links fluoridated water to ADHD, mental disorders

tap-water(NaturalNews) A leading cause of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals lurking in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume, says a new study recently published in The Lancet. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that, among other things, the fluoride chemicals added to many public water systems in North America directly contribute to both mental and behavioral disorders in children. (more…)

Online DIY community for kids teaches offline skills


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Some of the best kinds of learning happens independently, outside of schools and formal classes, when kids just set out to make something on their own, either from scratch or by emulating what someone else has done. Many times, the skills that kids learn from watching others, or by doing it all themselves, are not the ones taught in school anyway, especially when it comes to learning about ways to live more sustainably, which could be some of the most important lessons for the future of humankind. (more…)

Tim Burress: ‘That Gardenin’ Guy’

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Tim Burress, "That Gardenin' Guy," waters a tray of milkweed plants that will feed Monarch butterfly caterpillars this summer in the greenhouse at his home near New Albany.

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Tim Burress, “That Gardenin’ Guy,” waters a tray of milkweed plants that will feed Monarch butterfly caterpillars this summer in the greenhouse at his home near New Albany.




 

NEW ALBANY – For years, Tim Burress was best known for repairing, restoring and customizing vehicles in his “Colors By Tim” business. In recent years, however, he’s become the go-to guy for information and inspiration on all things horticultural. (more…)

2 new species of butterfly discovered in the United States


The fluttering beauty of butterflies captures the imagination of poets and scientists alike, making them one of the most studied insects. Yet the recent discovery of two new species reminds us that there's still much we don't know about butterflies. (more…)