Food & Health

Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death

The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late.
Illustration: Thomas Pullin
Source: The Guardian

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Brain abnormalities found in victims of US embassy attack in Cuba

Mysterious attacks that harmed 24 Americans in Havana resulted in changes to white matter tracts in brain, doctors say.
Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images
via Brain abnormalities found in victims of US embassy attack in Cuba | World news | The Guardian.

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Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now

If we want the US’s majestic national parks, clean air and water for future generations we must press leaders to address food’s environmental impact.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA
via Animal agriculture is choking the ​Earth and making us sick. We must act now | James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron | Opinion | The Guardian.

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US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from toxic chemicals

Critics mock an EPA scheme to create ‘healthy salons’, but Julia Carrie Wong hears how it is tackling an ‘epidemic’ of health problems from staff, many of whom are Vietnamese immigrants

via US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from toxic chemicals | US news | The Guardian.

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Poor sperm quality linked to air pollution

“Study finds ‘strong association’ between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape – but impact on wider fertility remains unclear.”
Source: The Guardian

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I released 2,000 minks from a fur farm. Now I’m a convicted terrorist

The FBI says animal rights activists are America’s greatest domestic terrorism threat. This endangers activists – but makes big pharma and agriculture happy

Source: The Guardian

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WHITE HOUSE: Trump dines out on shark-fin soup

President Trump was served shark-fin soup on his recent trip to Vietnam; some in the U.S. have pushed for a ban on the shark-fin trade.

Source: E&E News

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Big Meat and Big Dairy’s climate emissions put Exxon Mobil to shame

It is time to stop the dairy and meat giants from destroying the climate and shift our support to making our small farmers, herders and ranchers resilient.

Source: The Guardian 

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Farmers must stop antibiotics use in animals due to human health risk, warns WHO | Environment | The Guardian

Overuse of antibiotics in animals is contributing to growing drug resistance in humans with serious health implications, says global health body

Source: The Guardian 

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The Search for Sustainable Beef

New report finds grass-fed beef is “in no way a climate solution.”

Source: Medium

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Climate Change Is Already A Public Health Crisis, Top Medical Journal Says

Heatwaves, disease-carrying insects and prolonged allergies are some of the early symptoms noted in a major new report.

 
Source: The Huffington Post

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A juice company dumped orange peels in a national park. Here’s what it looks like now.

In exchange for donating a portion of unspoiled, forested land to the Área de Conservación Guanacaste — a nature preserve in the country’s northwest — the park would allow the company to dump its discarded orange peels and pulp, free of charge, in a heavily grazed, largely deforested area nearby.
 
Source: Upworthy

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Football’s Concussion Crisis Is Killing Former High School Players, Too

Everyone knows about the NFL’s association with brain injury. But people who never get there also face a very real threat.

Source: The Huffington

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Marijuana Company Buys Entire California Town

Phoenix-based American Green announced that the 120-acre plot will eventually become the “country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.”
Source: Huffington Post

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Sperms’ swimming and navigational skills disrupted by common chemicals

Common chemical additives found in sunscreens, food packaging, toothpaste and toys can harm sperm and may affect the fertility of some couples, scientists say.

Source:  Sperms’ swimming and navigational skills disrupted by common chemicals

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The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause

According to scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, sperm counts among men in the west have more than halved in the past 40 years and are currently falling by an average of 1.4% a year.

Source: The infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause

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Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half A Billion Dollars

In the three-and-a-half years since the state began allowing adults to purchase marijuana for recreational use, cannabis has contributed more than half a billion dollars in tax revenue to both state and local coffers.

Source: Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half A Billion Dollars

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

The aim of forest bathing, Choukas-Bradley explained, is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.

Source: Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

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