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Bob

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A report prepared for the European Parliament, co-authored by Harvard Chan School’s Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health, outlines the health benefits of eating organic food and practicing organic agriculture.

researchers found that women’s exposure to pesticides during pregnancy, measured through urine samples, was associated with negative impacts on their children’s IQ and neurobehavioral development, as well as with ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]

I have thought for a long time that it was likely that the neurotoxic effect of pesticides could affect the neurons and neurochemistry in our own bodies. Here is a report that backs that up with some data.

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Standing Rock activists dig in ahead of deadline to clear protest camp

Anti-Dakota Access Pipeline activists face a 2 p.m. deadline to leave a flood-prone area near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

Source: Standing Rock activists dig in ahead of deadline to clear protest camp

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Free Permaculture Movies in February

Source: Free Permaculture Movies in February

Presented by Dianne and Miranda Kennedy

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Scientist for hire? Does anti-neonic activist David Goulson produce pre-determined ‘research’ for funders? | Genetic Literacy Project

Leading UK sustainability researcher embroiled in a scandal over alleged manipulation of European bee health advisory group takes NGO advocacy money to support “independent” research–for which he has already announced his conclusions.

Source: Scientist for hire? Does anti-neonic activist David Goulson produce pre-determined ‘research’ for funders? | Genetic Literacy Project

anti-GMO groups coordinate their messaging, often working with pro-organic scientists who have shown a willingness to deliver studies supporting the industry that funds them while dissing biotechnology research.

I am so, so laughing. The source of the headlines and article is the genetic literacy project. The name sounds so truthful. Oh but they are funded by Monsanto and they’re accusing _others_ of paid research? I’m so, so laughing.

My friends, at the same time there is not one truth. There is no such thing as fake news. It’s only people trying to manipulate you to their way of thinking. And as our advertising industry has grown, and grown, and grown, the manipulation no longer has any morals to it.

My friends take a microbiology class. Learn some facts. Learn about your own biological body. Learn to think. And then, and only then, have an opinion on GMOs, how to control your diet, whether other humans should be forced to vaccinate, whether stem cell research is the most horrific thing on the face of the planet, etc, etc.

Learn some facts, and then doubt everything you _know_.

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Tadpoles and eggs

Pacific Chorus Frog tadpoles in one of my pool conversions.

When you’re out sitting in your lawn chair watching and enjoying your 50 gallon rain barrels do you See Pacific chorus frog eggs.

and Pacific chorus frog tadpoles. as well :-)
Bob
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On Monsanto and the First Amendment

“Your honour – he’s a professional protester!” the Assistant District Attorney called out in horror.

the Assistant District Attorney above was trying a case that Monsanto had brought and was pushing against two protesters in Iowa. The DA above had filled a motion That would have not allowed the defendants to

defend our actions by invoking the First Amendment, on the grounds that we have protested many times in our past and are therefore free speech abusers. Professional protester!

Norman Siegel, for many years the head of the New York American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told us that in his experience this motion is without precedent. Retire a portion of the Constitution for a trial? Retroactively suspend a defendant’s First Amendment rights? What other kind of defence strategy would a protester even consider?

Monsanto’s attacks on citizens that are critical of its popular herbicide, RoundUp, and its glyphosate toxin are similar to fundamentalist religions like Scientologists, Zionists, or the National Rifle Association.

This lawsuit was brought in Iowa.

Iowa is very much a Monsanto state: It absorbs more of the herbicide, RoundUp, than any other state in the union, and Iowa’s cancer rates are said to be high.

Source: On Monsanto and the First Amendment

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad endorsed Trump, and now will be the new ambassador to China. Monsanto will like that.

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Feed me, feed me, FEED ME!

37 Koi in one of my pool conversions. If you look closely you can tell that it is clear all the way to the bottom. Eight feet down. I can see goldfish swimming on the bottom on the opposite side of the deep end which means looking through a water path of 12 or more feet. This pool is out in bright sunshine and is still clear. I have had new clients with ponds that are only two feet deep that you can’t see the bottom!
These koi will already eat out of my hand. And there are more than 20 goldfish that hang out near the bottom but join their friends for dinner.
Bob www.PuraVidaAquatic.com

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Salt Water Swimming Pools: Maintenance, Systems, Filters, Testing, Benefits

At least at this site is honest. Check out your swimming pools website if you own a salt pool and see if they are being honest about it just being a chlorine pool.

Understand Salt Water Swimming Pools & Salt Water Pool Systems for Inground & Above Ground Pools.

Source: Salt Water Swimming Pools: Maintenance, Systems, Filters, Testing, Benefits

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New advice: Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent scary allergy

WASHINGTON (AP) — New parents, get ready to feed your babies peanut-containing foods — starting young lowers their chances of becoming allergic.

Source: New advice: Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent scary allergy

Oh my! A gift of possessed “snacks” at a pediatricians office. Could there be any better “planned obsolescence”. What a better way to start one off on the road to sickness and increased profitability by the medical community.

But this actually started me thinking about antibodies in mother’s milk. Our immune systems and antibody systems are highly regulated. Antibodies are controlled by feedback systems that work on antibodies produced. It’s likely that mothers who eat peanuts can transfer peanut allergy protection to their infants through their breast milk. The best thing you can do for your child is to breastfeed.

Best to all
Bob

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Chorus frogs

Were singing in one of my swimming pool conversions yesterday. _Before_ the big rain. How do they know? :-)
Bob www.PuraVidaAquatic.com

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