Long-Time Cartoonist Fired for Daring to Speak the Truth About Monsanto Profits

by Isaac Davis, Staff Writer, Waking Times  At first glance, you wouldn’t think that this simple, truthful newspaper cartoon would be controversial enough for a long-time cartoonist to lose his career, but we live in a brave new world, where corporate censorship supersedes even government censorship, and when a giant like Monsanto is insulted, heads will roll. Cartoonist Rick Friday had worked for the Iowan publication, Farm News, for some two decades, creating some “1,090 published cartoons to over 24,000 households per week in 33 counties of Iowa,” reports KCCI, until he recently created this simple statement about profits in modern farming. … Continue reading Long-Time Cartoonist Fired for Daring to Speak the Truth About Monsanto Profits

Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water

by Dr. Mercola, Guest, Waking Times Modern agricultural practices have led to ever-increasing amounts of chemicals being used on our food, and whether we’re talking about pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, most have deleterious effects on health. According to the latest report on pesticide residues in food by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a mere 15 percent of all the food samples tested in 2015 were free from pesticide residues. In 2014, over 41 percent of samples had no detectable pesticide residues on them.1 That just goes to show how quickly our food is being poisoned. At that trajectory, we may eventually … Continue reading Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water

Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides

by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer, Waking Times As the first North American bumble bee has been officially added to the list of endangered species in the U.S., the European government is making a move to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are widely believed to be a major contributing factor to the rapid collapse of the world’s bee and pollinator insect populations. The European commission (EC) has drafted regulations which would end the use of neonics, a family of agrichemicals which pose a ‘high acute risk to bees.’ As The Guardian reports: “The EU imposed a temporary ban on the use of the … Continue reading Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides

Hamburgers Are Bigger Than Ever, but the Meat Has Always Been Questionable

  by Quinn Myers From ‘pink slime’ to bug burgers, a look at the quintessential American meal For most of the world, the symbol most associated with America isn’t the bald eagle, George Washington or even the stars and stripes—it’s the hamburger and fries. But how much has this simple meal — a ground-beef sandwich with fried potatoes — changed since its glory days of the 1950s? Let’s find out. The Ingredients 1950s: According to Andrew Smith, author of The Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, the quality of hamburger meat was so bad in the early 20th century that by the 1950s, customers needed … Continue reading Hamburgers Are Bigger Than Ever, but the Meat Has Always Been Questionable

Fake Food vs. Real Food – A Question of Life or Death

by Julian Rose, Contributor, Waking Times As the New Year dawns, so does our thinking process have an opportunity to do likewise. And why not make it a first call to get your priorities sorted out about your 2017 eating habits? After all, it is the quality of the fuel that you put in the tank that ensures how well your engine runs. Although they might look nice, the great majority of supermarket foods are just a brilliant con trick. And I’m telling you this, sensing that the majority reading this article are most likely still doing most of their food … Continue reading Fake Food vs. Real Food – A Question of Life or Death

How to Eat Healthy in 2017 (and Cut Sugar, Salt and Fat)

By Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer In 2017, Live Science is bringing our readers a monthly series on personal health goals, with tips and tricks for reaching those goals with advice we’ve gathered from the countless health experts we’ve interviewed. Each month, we’ll focus on a different goal, and the goal for February is “Eat Better.” Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to connect with other readers who are working toward these goals. It’s not uncommon to feel as if you’re drowning in a sea of diet advice: drink red wine for heart health; avoid bacon and processed meats; make … Continue reading How to Eat Healthy in 2017 (and Cut Sugar, Salt and Fat)

Top 7 causes of cancer and smart alternatives for prevention and healing

 by: S.D. Wells (NaturalNews) If you had been walking on sharp rocks and jagged shells all day, and a doctor told you to take some aspirin for the pain, would you go out the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that, and walk on those same rocks and shells, expecting the aspirin to “do the trick” every time, for weeks, months and even years? Wouldn’t you expect that you would get such a horrible infection that you might lose your foot, your leg or even your life? That’s exactly what people do with toxic junk … Continue reading Top 7 causes of cancer and smart alternatives for prevention and healing