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We Need To Have A Talk About Plastic

“Every little piece of plastic manufactured in the past 50 years that made it into the ocean is still out there somewhere.” Tony Andrady In 2012, 288,000,000 kilograms of plastic was produced, of which the large amount ends up in the ocean. While most people

States Change To Red And Green In Midterm Elections

Yesterday, November 4th, midterm elections were held throughout the United States. The overarching message is that the republican party has gained political dominance: gaining control of both Congressional houses for the first time since 2006. The state level results on ballot questions is more interesting though:

How Many People Go Hungry In Your Country?

It isn’t equally easy for people around the world to get enough to eat. Nearly 1/2 (49%) of those in developing economies, and 1/4 (25%) in emerging economies, have been unable to afford food for themselves and their family within the last year, according

Top 5 Misled But Widespread Nutrition Myths

You’d think that in the age of the internet and science, people would not make totally unfounded claims about nutrition. Unfortunately, sites like NaturalNews and others pump out a continual stream of disinformation, completely unsupported by science. Now science is not perfect, but examining the

Cannabis Biotech: Creating A 30-Foot Marijuana Tree

The modification of plants using selective breeding, phytohormones which change how cells react or perceive themselves and their environment, for instance allowing an older plant to bloom or grow new roots, and even genomic editing are nothing new to the world of agriculture. The

How Does MSG Impact Your Health?

The short answer is: MSG is bad for you. Still, you can forgive some for not yet knowing this as the evidence of the negative effects of monosodium glutamate have only come to full fruition within the last 10 years. A meta-analysis published in 2006

You Won’t Believe What These GMOs Do To Consumers

Discussions about genetic engineering tend to focus around pesticide resistance and Monsanto. Much like with electricity, genetic modification is simply an enabling technology: its ethical repercussions are dependent on what is being done and how.  With the emergence of Australian genetically modified bananas, which

Occupy Tesla For Organic Farms

Organizations and movements looking to create change sometimes find difficulty in gaining the funding needed to realize their projects. Many have found diverse manners of raising funds from using innovative websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which work through offering perks and giving people a

First Medical Marijuana Restaurant in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Mega ILL cafe is making headlines this week for its pot-positive vibes and pot-infused pies. Said to be the city’s first “pizzeria-cum-vapor lounge”, the cafe is, as owner Mark Klokeid explained to CTV News last month, a “pot friendly” establishment where patrons are

Why Water Is Important To You

Water, making up approximately 60% of our weight and is central to catalysing both digestion and neutralization of otherwise toxic compounds, is a far more important factor in tomorrow’s global security than oil. Human societies can exist separate from oil, but nothing on this planet