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PS. Please don’t try to digest this all in one sitting :-). You’ll probably get food poisoning! :-)

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Bob

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neurotoxic insecticides that disrupt acetylcholine transmission could have effects on cognitive and motor functions

You think??
www.care2.com/causes/neonicotinoids-may-harm-migratory-songbirds-too.html
The researchers note:

The specific under-lying neuronal mechanisms of long-distance migration are largely unknown but it is possible that neurotoxic insecticides that disrupt acetylcholine transmission could have effects on cognitive and motor functions that play important roles in refueling, orientation and navigation


Regularly new types of human brain cells are identified. How is it possible to understand the effect of these neurotoxic compounds on human cells that haven’t even yet been identified?
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Chemical pesticides in our national parks

I saw a recent post on Facebook where the poster cried that “they” continue to spray despite the safety concerns, and I responded:
Where to? The problem with pesticides in America is there is no one who is not exposed. There is substantial pesticide creep into our national parks.
www.google.com/amp/s/amp.livescience.com/38463-pesticides-frogs-california-national-parks.html
The cigarette companies successfully fought anti-smoking regulations for years– even with the scientific and statistical ability to compare smokers with non-smokers. The chemical pesticide industry doesn’t even have to defend against that kind of scientific analysis.
There is nowhere in the western world where you are not exposed to thousands of different chemical pesticides.
I have been advocating for a while for a pesticide free boundary around our national parks. A 5-mile exclusion Zone say. Where the use of any pesticide or chemical designed to be biologically toxic would be prohibited. People concerned about all these toxins could move into those regions. And additionally, it would generate a buffer around our most valuable resources our national parks.
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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.

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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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