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South Korean Initiative Labels Foods that Help Prevent Disease

korean flagThere is a new and inspiring initiative in South Korea by iCoop to label foods that help prevent lifestyle-related diseases. The initiative was sparked by consumers fed up with their government's refusal to label GMOs, which have been shown to cause tumors, DNA mutation, allergic reactions, and various harmful health effects. The South Korean consumer advocates said enough is enough and went on the offense, saying, fine, then we will label the foods that prevent disease.

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The Latest REALLY Bad Ideas from the Food Industry

GMO Hens and Honey

While innovation is generally championed in all markets, and problem-solving for vegans, climate change, the environment, etc., is appreciated, there is a line that scientists are crossing in the name of these causes that often goes too far. The point at which one crosses over into the realm of “too much, too far” is when they create a new product while wearing blinders that block out their view of the safety and health implications.

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Court Says EPA Shirked Duties on Glyphosate

A historic win today!

From the Center for Food Safety:

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, in a historic victory for farm workers and the environment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and its represented farmworker and conservation clients by overturning the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision that the toxic pesticide glyphosate is safe for humans and imperiled wildlife. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer's flagship Roundup weed killer, the most widely used pesticide in the world.

The 54-page opinion held the Trump administration's 2020 interim registration of glyphosate to be unlawful because "EPA did not adequately consider whether glyphosate causes cancer and shirked its duties under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)." Represented by the Center for Food Safety, the petitioners in the lawsuit included the Rural Coalition, Farmworker Association of Florida, Organización en California de Lideres Campesinas, and Beyond Pesticides. A consolidated case is led by Natural Resources Defense Council and includes Pesticide Action Network.

Read the full article here

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USDA Makes Surprising Commitments to Organic Food, Access to Local Food, and Food as Medicine

On Wednesday, May 31, 2022, Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture, made a major announcement about the funding of a framework to transform the food supply. Referencing supply chain issues as the impetus for the changes, Vilsack laid out a comprehensive plan which would, if implemented thoroughly, decrease further supply chain issues and increase access to healthy, organic food for millions.

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Alarming Studies Connect Cell Phone Use to Bone Density Loss and Impaired Healing

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.

Check out the full article here.

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Glyphosate and GMOs in Beer?

Glyphosate in German Beer: New Testing 

Germans are serious about the quality of their beer. While there are countless beer brands, the level of quality is not the same for every brewer.

A recent study by ÖKO-TEST (the German equivalent of Consumer Reports) found trace amounts of glyphosate in beer for 12 of the 50 German beer brands they tested. Only the organic brands showed no detectable levels. 

You can read details from the ÖKO-TEST study here, but it's in German, so you might need a translation tool like Google Translate. Keep reading here as we analyze the findings. 

Meanwhile, in July of 2020, a second Canadian grain processor restricted the processing of oats sprayed with glyphosate as a desiccant (drying agent)  in their facilities due to the impaired quality of the oats. The presence of glyphosate in beer, made with various grains often sprayed with glyphosate as a desiccant, would indicate a potential decrease in the quality of the product.

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Baby Formula Alternatives

We are sure you have heard of the baby formula distribution problems, which have caused a shortage in many areas around the country. Thousands of moms are frustrated with the lack of coordination and foresight our government had displayed regarding this issue. It is infuriating that over government is prioritizing sending money overseas for war efforts when thousands of parents are struggling to feed their babies right here in America! Arrgh!

You can expect that mothers will not just get frustrated however- they take action. Emily Swanson in Texas founded a formula match-up Facebook group called Nationwide Formula Search and moms are helping each other.  Mothers are posting photos of where the formula is available and even buying and sending it to other mothers. How generous and kind! How inspiring! We applaud all the mothers on formula Facebook search groups and encourage you to help out where you can too.

We applaud the creators of these groups and are proud that women are supporting other women across the nation! THANK YOU

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Does Your School Technology Director Know How to Reduce Wireless Radiation Exposure to Children?

The people who work in the school system are committed to supporting children to learn and grow up to be responsible, productive members of society. When we parents learn that our children are being exposed to harmful radiation levels at school, which can lead to learning issues, depression, and suicide, it is a human response to be upset, assume the worst, and be angry at the school staff, Principal, or Technology director.

However, in most cases, these staff members simply have no idea that the classroom cellphones, laptops, iPads, and routers could be harmful. The people who have installed wifi in businesses, residences, and schools are often not aware either. 

Allan Brennan became Ireland's 7th Certified Wireless Professional and founded Wi-Fi Projects Ltd.  In 2004 the company became Ireland's 1st Certified Wireless Network Provider. He was awarded 'Fellow of the Irish Computer Society' for his contribution and promotion of the Irish Wireless Industry.  During his career in the wireless industry, he was not aware or informed about known non-thermal exposure health risks and microwave hearing. You can watch a video of his experience here.

He sends this statement specifically to share with your school staff:

“As someone who thoroughly believed in the benefits and capabilities of wireless technology, I was completely unaware that intense WiFi exposure could cause adverse health effects in children (headaches, earaches, sore eyes/stomach, nose bleeds, skin rash, brain fog, depression and more) and did not know children had been identified as a 'high-risk group' in 2011.  Schools should use wired networks to protect our children's best interests, not WiFi.

If a school uses WiFi, the least they can do is adhere to the precautionary and As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)  principles - for example - Turn on WiFi when needed and turn it off when finished.”

For most staff members, this information is new, and they need our support to understand why and what they can do.

We have partnered with organizations to share their information to support you in doing so. In our own experience, with our own children's school staff, we know bringing this information can make a huge difference. As long as we are calm, professional, and approach them in partnership, we can work together to keep our children safe.

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The Taboo Reason for Teen Depression

This week, The Atlantic posted an article about the four forces propelling the rising rates of depression in teens. As a mother of a teen boy who recently shared that he was feeling depressed and whose grades dropped in his favorite AP and Honors classes from A’s to a D and an F for no apparent reason during peak college consideration time, I was compelled to read the article.

The article by Derek Thompson stated:

The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis. According to a new CDC study, from 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 44 percent. This is the highest level of teenage sadness ever recorded.

Take Action Now to Reduce Depression and Suicide in Teens. Click HERE.

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What Do Moms Want for Mother’s Day?

As Mother’s Day approaches, sons, daughters, and husbands wonder what mom wants. Food manufacturers, product developers, and major corporations who sell millions of products around this time are wondering the same. As the director of Moms Across America, I’ve interacted with thousands of mothers over the past ten years. I’ve come up with a top ten list of what moms want for Mother’s Day. You can buy some of them on a shelf. Most you cannot. But manufacturers who wish to sell many products for mothers may want to take heed and ask themselves if their products embody these values.

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