Animals feel pain. Why do people believe they don’t?

The psychological disconnect between humans and other animals puts all forms of life at risk. by DEREK BERES As part of the EU Withdrawal Bill, British MPs refused to recognize animal sentience. Yet it is well-documented that animals feel a range of feelings, including pain. The delusional idea that only humans experience emotions has lead to a variety of catastrophic problems, such as mass factory farming As a child I loved Rick Raccoon. He was the only stuffed animal I owned of the Shirt Tales crew. The show was necessary Saturday Morning television before I left the cartoon-watching age. Many years later, … Continue reading Animals feel pain. Why do people believe they don’t?

A SPECIES IN CRISIS

by Elva Thompson, Contributor Waking Times We live in the Information Age – a fast digital reality of gloss and glitter – a stage show with plot and purpose specifically designed to keep us in a constant state of physical stimulation – lots of things are on offer in this electrical paradigm from toothpicks to silicone sex dolls and everything imaginable in between. The wrong direction Locked up in our cities of concrete and glass we have become fast ‘everything’ junkies living our lives through facebook, twitter, phones and ipads. We have traded the natural world for a digital copy and given … Continue reading A SPECIES IN CRISIS

Disturbing new study highlights the potential risks of “Franken-food” creations

by: Vicki Batts  (Natural News) Just when you thought Big Biotech couldn’t be any more vile, the next generation of genetically modified crops appears on the horizon. Under the new name, “gene-edited,” proponents of the GMO industry claim that the next phase of abominable foods will be safer — and there is already a covert campaign to keep any potential dangers under wraps. But a growing body of research shows that new gene editing techniques can produce many unintended side effects — dangers that even top computer algorithms couldn’t predict. No matter how you slice it, “Franken-foods” are highly questionable products, and no … Continue reading Disturbing new study highlights the potential risks of “Franken-food” creations

170 MILLION AMERICANS ARE DRINKING RADIOACTIVE WATER. THIS INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IF YOU ARE, TOO

Amanda Froelich, TMU Waking Times Everyone needs water to survive. But in the United States of America, more than 170 million people are drinking radioactive water, according to a new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The consumption of radioactive elements may increase the risk of cancer, which is why this revelation is so concerning. Fortunately, a new interactive map reveals the locations the radioactive water has been found. This may enable citizens to find an alternate source of aqua until the public health crisis is fixed. For its investigation, the EWG analyzed nearly 50,000 public water systems in all 50 US states. The group … Continue reading 170 MILLION AMERICANS ARE DRINKING RADIOACTIVE WATER. THIS INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IF YOU ARE, TOO

Is Earth on the verge of undergoing a magnetic pole shift? Scientists say SOON

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) This place we all call home, Earth, is currently in the throes of some serious magnetic turmoil. And scientists are now warning that we’re possibly in for a very rough ride in the months and years ahead, as our North and South Poles are actually moving from their formerly fixed points. According to a paper recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature, what’s happening is that magnetic North Pole is traveling away from Canada and towards Siberia – and it’s doing this so quickly that scientists are now having to issue emergency updates to the maps used by electronic navigation systems. … Continue reading Is Earth on the verge of undergoing a magnetic pole shift? Scientists say SOON

Flight attendant warns: Avoid drinking the coffee on airplanes… the water may be contaminated

by: Michelle Simmons (Natural News) No matter how much you love coffee or tea, you might want to avoid asking for it during flights. This is because an unnamed flight attendant for a major American airline claimed that the hot water used for coffee on flights may be unhealthy and unhygienic. “Don’t drink the coffee on airplanes. It’s the same potable water that goes through the bathroom system,” the unknown flight attendant told the website Vice.com. The flight attendant further explained that their airline had a test for E.coli in their water and it did not pass. “And then maintenance came on and hit a … Continue reading Flight attendant warns: Avoid drinking the coffee on airplanes… the water may be contaminated

Time-bombing the future

‘Ground zero for PFAS pollution’: the DuPont Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Photographed on 28 October 2015. Photo by Maddie McGarvey/The Washington Post via Getty Images Synthetics created in the 20th century have become an evolutionary force, altering human biology and the web of life by Rebecca Altman has a PhD in environmental sociology. She is writing an intimate history of plastics, a hybrid memoir-sociology of the material her father once made. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Edited by Pam Weintraub In September 1938, the fall before the New York World’s Fair opened, a 5,000-year time capsule was planted 50 … Continue reading Time-bombing the future