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Can Human Urine Replace Chemical Fertilizers?

The Rich Earth Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, is likely the only organization measuring success in gallons of urine. In 2012, Kim Nace, Rich Earth’s administrative director and partner Abe Noe-Hays collected 600 gallons of urine from friends and neighbors. The next year, the organization brought in about 3,000 gallons from 170 human volunteers. Rebecca Rueter,…

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Health Risks of Eating Conventionally-Grown Potatoes

 Growing potatoes in the modern world of agribusiness implies a clockwork schedule of pesticide application. Before the crop is even planted, the soil is treated with insecticides to kill wireworms. Potato “seeds” (actually tubers) are routinely drenched with fungicide immediately after cutting to prevent the spread of blight. Systemic insecticides, which penetrate the entire potato…

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700 Chemicals in Average Human Body, and How Sweating Can Detoxify Them

A study published in 2008 reported that 90-95% of cancer cases are caused by environmental toxins, and that cancer can be prevented with major lifestyle changes. With more than 77,000 chemicals in active production in North America, scientists estimate that everyone alive today carries within their body at least 700 chemicals, most of which have…

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Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

In recent years, Roundup was found to be even more toxic than it was when first approved for agricultural use, though that discovery has not led to any changes in regulation of the pesticide. A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything. Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was…

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Studies Show Crops Enhanced with Ocean Minerals Superior in Every Way

Twentieth-century Scientist and medical doctor Maynard Murray was perplexed that although Americans were living longer than ever before, chronic illness, degenerative diseases and physiological suffering were steadily increasing.  On his quest for the key to improve human health, Dr. Murray began by studying animal species that do not get cancer. Dr. Murray discovered that sea…

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7 Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Home

When it comes to cancer, you probably want to do what you can to avoid it. But how do you do that when it seems like everything around you poses a cancer risk? Here are seven important steps to removing the most obvious cancer risks from your home. They include checking for and removing: radon,…

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