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Bob

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700,775 square miles

Answer: The area that was planted with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) world wide in 2014.

You’re not going to stop the planting, production, and development of GMOs. There is just too much money involved already. The horse is already out of the barn. But we can do something about the amount of pesticides and herbicides being sprayed on those crops. Pay attention to reports of residue being found in food, textiles, and water resouces.

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Ballona Institute: Environmental Leaders Blast State Plans for Los Angeles Coast’s Ballona Wetlands

Source: Ballona Institute: Environmental Leaders Blast State Plans for Los Angeles Coast’s Ballona Wetlands

My opinon:
The government’s long-term goal for this land is to monetize it in any way possible.

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Monsanto’s Sway Over Research Is Seen in Disclosed Emails

Documents released in a lawsuit against the company raised new questions about its efforts to influence the news media and scientific research.

Source: Monsanto’s Sway Over Research Is Seen in Disclosed Emails

Sorry my friends, but if you believe that a big Chemical Company cares about your health and well-being you are naive. I have a PhD in microbiology. But I am not working in Academia. This happens everywhere. And the more insidious thing is that the chemical companies don’t do (fund) research to prove that “cigarettes don’t cause cancer.” They fund research to show that breathing, and eating, and sleeping, and sex, and drinking all increase the likelihood of cancer so how can you tell the difference. Muddying the waters is far more useful and productive than proving to the best that they can that their product is non-toxic.

Be safe out there.
Bob

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Paleontologists now say all dinosaurs probably had feathers

A beautifully preserved fossil of a 150-million-year-old megalosaurus called Sciurumimus albersdoerferi has once again transformed our notions of what dinosaurs must have looked like. This newly discovered species shows that the early ancestors of all dinosaurs were feathered — and that’s a strong indication that feathers were a common characteristic of all dinosaurs that followed, including large predators.

Source: Paleontologists now say all dinosaurs probably had feathers

Did I say a while back that I would love to see a Triceratops with feathers like a bird of paradise — dancing :-)

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Fruit Flies and Mice to Get New Home on Space Station, at Least Temporarily

The next SpaceX mission will carry insects and rodents to help scientists understand the effects of long-term life in space.

Source: Fruit Flies and Mice to Get New Home on Space Station, at Least Temporarily

Go Space X! I am a space geek I love the fact that we are recycling rocket engines. But this article in particular is interesting because it describes the links between fruit flies and humans.

Fruit flies (an insect) have many, many homologous (similar) enzymes and proteins as humans we are even spending money to send them into space in order to compare their reaction and heartbeats to long-term weightlessness because it will give us clues to our ability to survive in space. And yet we continue spraying insecticides all over everything with the assumption that what harms an insect won’t harm us.

Go figure.

Best to you all.

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Big Organic behaving badly (much worse than Monsanto) – Boulder Weekly

Bad news, anti-GMO-ers. It isn’t Big Ag and Monsanto that’s been ruining your dinner. It’s Big Organic Ag. You don’t have to take my word for this. Consult The Washington Post. The Post recently took time off from its busy schedule of trying to “get Trump,” to print two devastating reports by staff writer Peter

Source: Big Organic behaving badly (much worse than Monsanto) – Boulder Weekly

Wow organic only has to be pasture fed 120 days out of 365

And then you can feed it in a feedlot but use organic corn which has been sprayed with virtually anything as long as a waiver has been applied for.

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A few more plants

Orchid
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Some new plants that I have been adding to my systems

Seep monkey flower
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Emails between the EPA & Monsanto now revealed (The contents are sickening!)

Here is a little blog / website you might enjoy…. or not :-)

I have made it my life’s mission to raise public awareness about what’s really in our food, how it can affect our health, and how a handful of large corporations are poisoning us for profit. These corporations use big bucks … Continued

Source: Emails between the EPA & Monsanto now revealed (The contents are sickening!)

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Insecticides Persist in Water, Rattling Food Chain

A common class of insecticides can persist in water for a long time, potentially disrupting the food chain for wildlife.

Source: Insecticides Persist in Water, Rattling Food Chain

Neonicotinoids were designed as systemic insecticides that move through a whole plant, but the same traits that make them good systemics also cause them to linger in the environment.

They have a long half-life in the soil, potentially lasting for years under the right conditions. Unlike other insecticides, they are highly water soluble and don’t break down in water.

Is likely that they will collect in Lake, stream, and river sediments

Neonicotinoids are frequently found in surface water and have even been found in groundwater and treated drinking water.

Yowzer And just like the zika insecticide I’ll bet no one has tested the toxicity in chlorinated tap water.

In Saskatchewan, 50 to 60 percent of wetland samples exceed the threshold for chronic toxicity to aquatic life. Three-quarters of wetlands in one study contained at least one neonicotinoid.

Samples often exceed levels that are safe for aquatic invertebrates and many wetlands contain more than one neonicotinoid, which amplifies their toxicity.

And one of the neonicotinoids often found is Thiamethoxam.

Thiamethoxam when it breaks down produces the more toxic clothianidin.

Are we having fun yet :-)

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