Monthly Archives: September 2015

Myth: UN Calls for Small-Scale Organic Farming

A 2013 UNCTAD report is often falsely cited as UN endorsement of organic farming. The official stance of UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) paints a starkly different picture, promoting an inclusive approach based on science and evidence, not ideology. Continue reading

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Should You Worry About Formaldehyde in Vaccines?

Formaldehyde is necessary for the biosynthesis of amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids – our DNA. The levels we are talking about when it comes to vaccines? Even at maximum residue levels, less than one tenth of what is found in the blood volume of an infant. Continue reading

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Mercury in Retrogade

Most vaccines are now manufactured with mercury-free preservatives due to public concern. Some flu shots still contain thimerosal. The removal of thimerosal was not based on evidence of harm, and even in retrospect, none has been found. Continue reading

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Why It’s So Hard to Talk About GMOs

Despite our best intentions, discussions about GMOs often quickly degenerate into shouting matches. If we really want to make a difference, we should consider the psychology of how and why our views are formed, and help others do the same. Instead of eagerly fighting with facts, the effect of kindness and curiosity on a debate could surprise you. Continue reading

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