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Monsanto now overriding natural law by attempting to patent multiple common vegetables, fruits

8/5/2013 - Global biotechnology megalith Monsanto is no longer content with simply manipulating and patenting its own genetically-modified (GM) counterfeits of nature. According to a new petition created by the human rights advocacy group Avaaz, Monsanto is right now attempting to exploit little-known loopholes...

Health benefits of sunflower seeds

7/29/2013 - According to a micronutrient research facility, people who ingest seeds and nuts regularly have a lower possibility of having heart ailments or diabetes mellitus. The health benefits of sunflower seeds are profoundly documented by Taoist anti-aging medical practitioner Dr. Mao Shing Ni. He asserts that...

Monsanto and Big Ag are monopolizing our seeds with their patents - Take action now before it's too late!

7/20/2013 - The European system of agriculture is currently undergoing some fundamental changes with regards to how plant seeds are produced, marketed, and sold across Europe. But unfortunately these changes are being guided in large part by the chemical industry, whose aggressive tactics of consolidating and patenting...

Boycott Monsanto! Live in the Garden of Eden with fruits and vegetables grown from organic heirloom seeds

7/17/2013 - Instead of nurturing humanity through education, healthy eating, natural medicine and planting ancient organic heirloom fruits and vegetables, the Evil Empire of Monsanto and the various committees of the current American administration seem committed to their GMO agenda of taking over the farming and...

European Patent Office grants Monsanto patent on natural broccoli seeds, florets

7/1/2013 - Monsanto's efforts to usher genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) into the European Union (EU) have been largely stagnant in recent years, so the multinational corporation and others in the industry are taking a new and more evil approach to gain more market control. According to a recent announcement...

More countries abandon GM seeds, crops in response to widespread public disapproval

6/18/2013 - Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country, while biotechnology giant Monsanto...

Guys: raise your testosterone levels naturally by eating more pumpkin seeds

6/14/2013 - The male species has it tough these days. Our collective hormone balance is constantly being assaulted by things like toxic outgassing from plastics, chemical contamination of food, estrogenic compounds in soy and other food additives, lack of proper nutrition, and a host of other negative factors,...

Monsanto pushes bizarre conspiracy theory to deflect blame for GE wheat contamination of commercial crops

6/7/2013 - There is a grand conspiracy theory at work to destroy the value of U.S. wheat crops, Monsanto recently told mainstream media reporters in a telephone conference. The contaminated GE wheat recently discovered in Oregon didn't get there by escaping Monsanto's open-air GMO experiments, the company claims....

Chia seeds are a superfood treasure

5/31/2013 - Many people know that flax seed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and will be happy to know that they have another available source in the chia seed. This tiny seed has many advantages over flax; it doesn't need to be ground to access the nutrients, and the seeds can be stored for long periods...

Health benefits of eating pumpkin seeds

5/30/2013 - If you are acidic, or even somewhat acidic, in your stomach, you'd probably be thankful that pumpkin seeds exist. Everywhere, people are preparing dangerously acidic meals. To counteract the negative effects of acidic foods and meals, take note of studying and incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet. Pumpkin...

Biotech's next big disaster

5/15/2013 - Tom Laskawy, writing at Grist, points out how the next generation of GMOs is following in the track of present disasters: "...the growing pest and weed problems for GMOs have caused farmers to turn to seeds that are coated with a different pesticide---a neonicotinoid. If that name rings a bell, it's...

Super charge your health with chia seeds

5/14/2013 - Chia seeds are an ancient fuel source used for centuries by some of the world's healthiest people. These super seeds contain an abundance of life-enhancing nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Super charge your health by incorporating chia seeds in your diet. Chia seeds are native...

Papaya and its seeds can help boost health

5/12/2013 - Students from the University of Karachi explored the numerous health benefits of papaya and discovered a few interesting details about it. In their research, Marian Naseem as well as Muhammad Karam Nasir, students Agriculture and Agribusiness Department at Karachi University, found out that the fruit...

BREAKING: European Commission to criminalize nearly all seeds and plants not registered with government

5/6/2013 - A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency." It's called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to...

Flax seed consumption reduces breast cancer risk by 28 percent in new study

5/2/2013 - In the first-ever study of its type, Canadian researchers have shown that flax seed consumption reduces the risk of breast cancer by 28 percent in postmenopausal women and flax bread consumption reduces risk by 26 percent in both pre- and postmenopausal women. These results indicate that flax seed and...

Seven great food substitutions for common food allergens

4/24/2013 - For the millions of people around the world who suffer from food allergies, finding nutritionally-equivalent food substitutes can be a challenge. Many popular food substitutes, after all, contain vastly different ratios of protein to carbohydrates, for instance, or simply do not cut it when it comes...

What's missing in your preparedness plan? A way to grow self-replicating food using non-hybrid heirloom seeds

3/14/2013 - Most Natural News readers are into preparedness or self-reliance at some level: they grow a garden, stockpile a bit of food or even just do their own countertop sprouting. Our readers range the gamut from urban hippies to hard-core wilderness survivalists, but the one thing everybody has in common is...

Monsanto: Patents on life?

3/4/2013 - The press and public have fixated on the sticky legal details of the case, and the classic David vs. Goliath nature of the fight. But win or lose, Mr. Bowman's predicament is part of a much bigger problem. The real issue is this: Why have we surrendered control over something so basic to human survival...

Seven of the best raw foods to add to your diet now

2/27/2013 - The health benefits of eating certain foods raw are numerous, as raw foods are essentially living foods that contain live enzymes, undamaged nutrients, and alkaline-forming compounds that help nourish and cleanse the body. And you do not necessarily have to take the leap to a completely raw diet to...

Monsanto drags over 400 U.S. farmers to court over GM seed patents: When will Big Ag's corrupt reign end?

2/24/2013 - Agri-giant Monsanto, not satisfied with being one of the world's largest agricultural corporations, is dragging hundreds of U.S. farmers into court over alleged copyright violations for repeated usage of the company's patented seeds. In a case that has surprised a lot of observers, the U.S. Supreme...

Greedy Monsanto pushes for complete domination of agriculture industry, desperately taking seed rights to Supreme Court

2/20/2013 - Not satisfied with being one of the world's dominant agri-business giants, Monsanto is taking its "seed rights" to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to gain complete domination of the world's agricultural production. On Feb. 19, the nation's high court heard arguments in a case between Monsanto...

Chia seeds are the ultimate survival food for long-term storage

11/11/2012 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there's a lot of renewed interest in preparedness. One thing we all learned from the disaster is that when the power grid goes down, starvation isn't too far behind for those who have failed to store food. It's easy to store a 72-hour supply of food just by shopping...

Organic chia seeds available once again after year of global crop failures due to extreme weather

11/5/2012 - Organic chia seeds are back! They've been very difficult to find for the past year due to a wave of global crop failures caused by floods and drought. These crop failures, coupled with increasing awareness and demand for chia seeds, has caused chia supplies to dwindle while prices tripled. In the...

Monsanto tries to criminalize saving seeds, drags farmer into court

10/18/2012 - As if its costly genetic tampering with the whole natural world weren't brazen enough, Monsanto continues to bully and intimidate farmers across the United States, hoping this time to push its agenda through the highest court in the justice system. The Supreme Court agreed last week to hear an appeal...

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case challenging legitimacy of GM seed-saving prohibitions

10/16/2012 - In a landmark case that could either make or break the biotechnology industry as we currently know it, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether or not corporate seed giants like Monsanto can legitimately sue farmers who reuse second generation, genetically-modified (GM) seeds to grow future crops...

Sprouting seeds unlocks dormant enzymatic potential

10/12/2012 - Natural plants have unique ways of protecting their offspring and guaranteeing the future of their species. Grains, nuts, seeds and legumes all contain special agents protect the precious seeds and poison predators in order to ensure the continuation of their plant. The process of soaking, fermenting...

Dow Chemicals seeks approval for new genetically modified seeds that present worse threat than Monsanto's Roundup

9/14/2012 - Dow Chemicals releases new genetically modified seeds in an ongoing effort to maximize profits while putting people at risk for serious diseases. Dow's genetically modified corn has been dubbed "Agent Orange corn" because of the link to the chemical agent made by Dow and Monsanto to defoliate jungles...

Microbiome swapping is the new and "natural" alternative to GMOs

9/6/2012 - Our knowledge on the Human Microbiome has skyrocketed the last couple of years, and we now know that humans host more than 10,000 different microbial species. Most of these microorganisms are located in the gastrointestinal tract and have a huge impact on human health. However, humans and animals aren't...

Another false flag attack appears imminent; here's how to protect yourself and your family NOW

7/25/2012 - In the tragic aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado shooting which has all the earmarks of a staged "false flag" event, a follow-up false flag now appears imminent. To be effective in achieving its political aim, it will have to be orders of magnitude larger and more deadly than what took place in Colorado....

Hemp Can Save the World - new music video rocks the 'net with upbeat message about the hemp agricultural revolution

3/14/2012 - Here on NaturalNews, we often spend so much time talking about what's wrong with the world that we sometimes neglect to give sufficient attention to the real solutions that exist right in front of our eyes. One of the most powerful solutions for sustainability, abundance, health and liberty is, simply,...

Why flax seeds may be the best source of omega-3

3/7/2012 - The standard American diet (SAD) is high in omega-6 from usually processed hydrogenated oils like soy, cotton, and canola oils. These oils are used in a multitude of processed and packaged foods, even those sold in health food stores and restaurants of all stripes. Poor quality hydrogenated trans...

How to grow your own living food (and emergency nutrition) with EasyGreen sprouters

11/15/2011 - It's one of the top concerns of people everywhere -- how do we grow our own food for superior nutrition and food sovereignty? How do we store an emergency food supply that can get us through a crisis when conventional food deliveries to grocery stores may be cut off? One of the most powerful answers...

Mustard seeds deliver more nutrition than you might suspect

9/29/2011 - A lot of people lump mustard into the same category with ketchup as a condiment to slather on burgers and hot dogs. Many health conscious consumers therefore make the mistake of overlooking the health benefits offered by this familiar substance. The condiment we use comes from the seeds of the mustard...

Flax seeds - Amazing tiny seeds protect from radiation and improve health

9/23/2011 - A new study by the Pearlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania revealed the radiation protection of conferred humble flax seeds. The researchers noted that the protection offered by flax seeds even included repair of tissues after exposure. The study was published in a recent issue...

Find out about an exceptional source of omega-3 and more

9/8/2011 - Finding the right inexpensive source of omega-3 fatty acids is trickier than ever before. Fish are a great dietary source. But sea life has been exposed to many toxins lately. And seafood is not so cheap. Flax seeds or oils (organic) are good inexpensive, safe sources of omega-3. But chia seeds are...

GMOs failing across America - Farmer to Farmer film reveals disastrous failure

8/8/2011 - The mainstream media reports almost nothing about the downside of GMO farming. Only the propaganda of creating more agricultural abundance cheaply is broadcasted. A short video documentary "Farmer to Farmer: The Truth about GM Crops" offers a glimpse into the undisclosed downside reality of GMO farming. Documentary...

Hungary destroys illegal GM corn fields, plans to make distributing GMO seeds a felony

7/23/2011 - Earlier in the week it was announced that every crop field in Hungary that was known to contain genetically-modified (GM) corn has been plowed under and destroyed. According to reports, GMO seeds are illegal in Hungary, and authorities have been working hard to ensure that no illegal plantings or sales...

Specials on certified organic Chia seeds offered by the NaturalNews Store

6/2/2011 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there's a lot of renewed interest in preparedness. One thing we all learned from the disaster is that when the power grid goes down, starvation isn't too far behind for those who have failed to store food. It's easy to store a 72-hour supply of food just by shopping...

International Seed Day advocates for patent-free seeds, organic food, and farmers' rights

4/1/2011 - The fight to preserve food freedom is taking place all over the world as multinational biotechnology companies like Monsanto continue to push for total domination of the world's food supply. Access to heirloom and organic seeds, contaminant-free organic food, and even one's own farmland is threatened...

Ohio farmers resist GMOs because non-GMO seeds work better

3/24/2011 - Ohio farmers are more reluctant to plant genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their fields than their counterparts in other Midwestern states, planting nearly 30 percent of their fields with non-modified corn. In contrast, less than 20 percent of corn acreage in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa is planted...

Pumpkin Seeds - Enjoy this on-the-go snack from nature

2/17/2011 - Small, chewy and full of nature's balanced nutrition, pumpkin seeds are one of the most delicious and nutritious seeds available. Convenient to pick up in health food stores year round, these nutrient-dense seeds are especially tasty in the Fall when you can roast the seeds from in-season, freshly carved...

Pass the mustard and those health benefits please

1/5/2011 - Pass the mustard please is a familiar request heard around the modern dinner table as its versatile culinary uses have become greatly appreciated. Beginning around 5000 years ago people were passing the mustard by the way of seeds and discovering their vast health advantages and nutritional benefits. Mustard...

Black Cumin Seeds provide many wonderful health benefits

12/22/2010 - The prophet Mohammad reportedly said that seeds of the black cumin plant could cure anything but death itself. While that may seem to be quite the tall order, black cumin (Nigella sativa) does in fact have remarkable healing and health properties that make it one of the most powerful medicinal plants...

Superfood seeds allow you to grow your own medicine and nutrition in your back yard

11/23/2010 - The only thing better than buying superfoods is growing them yourself. Imagine growing and harvesting your own astragalus, goji berries, maca and holy basil. Harvesting and eating these herbs and superfoods fresh out of the dirt is always superior to buying them in powder form. But to grow them yourself,...

The top 10 superfoods I'm eating every day

11/22/2010 - In case you're curious, here's what I'm buying and using right now from the realm of superfood supplements. But before I get to that list, please note that my No. 1 source for superfood is actually my local grocery store where I buy fresh, organic blueberries, raspberries, celery, lettuce greens, yams,...

Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds

11/16/2010 - Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called "the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America." It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public's right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate...

Will US Patent Office end gene patent enslavement of the human race?

11/2/2010 - This is one of the most important issues for the future of human civilization: Who owns your genetic code? Based on existing U.S. law, the corporations own it. Right now, over 20% of your genetic code is owned by biotech corporations (this is a fact). But the U.S. Justice Department has just issued...

Why patents on seeds and animals result in monopolistic control over the entire food chain

10/15/2010 - When mankind is permitted to steal from nature and claim it as their own, only disaster awaits. And that is exactly what is happening around the world with crop seeds and animals, as biotechnology companies slice and dice genetic characteristics from natural sources and create new, patented plants and...

Sprouting: Discover an Economical High Quality Food Source for Lean Times

9/17/2010 - The Internet and Internet Radio are increasingly advertising food packages that are meant to be stored for potential food shortages, which many are predicting. But there is a way to have your own food storage with less expense and even more nutrition. As a matter of fact, because of the higher nutritional...

Hemp Seeds are Full of Health

9/14/2010 - The use of hemp seeds in modern foods is relatively commonplace now, but this amazing healthy food has been the source of heated debate in the US since before World War II. Currently many food manufactures are looking for more healthy and wholesome options. Hemp is proving to be a wonderful addition...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Haitian Farmers Reject Monsanto Earthquake Relief Donation and Burn GMO Seeds

7/19/2010 - In what many believe to be an attempt to backdoor its products into a new market, Monsanto has donated hundreds of tons of patented hybrid seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to earthquake stricken Haiti. Initially, Monsanto planned to donate GMO "Roundup ready" seeds, but that offer was rejected by Haiti's...

Natural Birth Control: Use Hot Water and Papaya Seeds

7/3/2010 - In today's society, much of the burden of birth control involves chemicals, drugs and often falls upon the women. However, it turns out the key to birth control might be better placed on men. And the good news is, you don't have to look any further than hot water and papaya seeds. It turns out that...

Bill Gates now pushing genetically modified seeds in Africa

6/25/2010 - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation continues to throw its support behind risky genetically modified (GM) seeds as a means for feeding hungry Africans, ignoring safer and more reliable technologies that already exist. Not long after publicly blaming GM critics for prolonging hunger in Africa, Gates...

Seed Starting Tips: Start Your Sustainable Garden Today

4/16/2010 - Growing your own food for health, fun, and sustainability is a no-brainer. You can grow your own superfoods,1 tasty morsels, and more and you don`t need a lot of space or know-how to do it. Now is the time to get started if you plan to grow your own food this year. Seed starting is simply...

Certified Organic Nutiva Hemp Seeds: Huge Discount for NaturalNews Readers

2/4/2010 - Here's one of the secrets of really healthy people: Make hemp seeds a regular part of your diet. They're rich in omega-3 fatty acids, plant-based proteins and phytonutrients. That makes them a nutritional powerhouse for supporting good health! And today, NaturalNews has teamed with the Raw Food World...

Organic chia seeds available from Natural News

1/27/2010 - Organic chia seeds are back! They've been almost impossible to find for the past year due to a wave of global crop failures caused by floods and drought. These crop failures, coupled with increasing awareness and demand for chia seeds, has caused chia supplies to dwindle while prices tripled. In...

Pack Your Nutrient Dense Smoothies with Chia Seeds

1/25/2010 - Years ago, we all saw the chia pets advertised on TV or on department store selves. Perhaps, you even have one of these sprout-covered clay sculptures sitting on your counter right now. But you might not know that the chia seeds that create that fluffy green afro are packed with amazing benefits for...

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health: Pumpkin Seeds Expel Parasites

1/6/2010 - In ancient China, people used an herb called Nan Gua Zi - pumpkin seeds - to expel parasites, especially tapeworm and roundworm. Today parasites may be more of a problem than commonly thought. In Healing With Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford writes, "Various parasites infect a major percentage of the population."...

GM Seeds Threaten World Food Supply

12/30/2009 - The agribusiness strategy of aggressively promoting genetically modified (GM) and highly hybridized seeds are placing world food security at risk, according to studies conducted by researchers from the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and presented at the World Seed Conference...

Hemp for America! Farmers plant hemp seeds on DEA's front lawn

10/16/2009 - You can buy hemp products in America, including textiles, nutritional supplements, soaps and ropes. You just can't grow hemp in America. So all the hemp used in these products purchased by Americans is grown somewhere else: China, Canada, India, Chile and many other countries. Meanwhile, Americans farmers...

Apricot Seeds Kill Cancer Cells without Side Effects

9/24/2009 - Are apricot seeds a source for a natural substance that kills cancer cells without destroying the cancer victim's health and wealth? The essential ingredient has been called laetrile or vitamin B 17. If there is any merit to it, why is this information being suppressed? Why are people who have been...

Chia is an Ancient Superfood Treasure

9/16/2009 - Sustaining a healthy lifestyle is often a challenging feat. Since most convenience foods seem to typify the antonym of health, extra effort is required to strategically map out nutritionally-rich preparations that integrate well within a busy lifestyle; to the health enthusiast this is part and parcel...

Sunflower Seeds are Answer from Nature to Antidepressant Drugs

4/30/2009 - Sunflowers are the earthly representation of the sun. They have such an affinity for the life giving force that they twist on their stems so their faces can bask in sunlight all through the day. Photons from the sun are stored in the DNA of the sunflower, making its seed resonate with the photons in...

Top Eight Vegetable Seeds Having the Longest Shelf Life

4/24/2009 - With legislation that threatens family farms such as HR 875, Codex Alimentarius, and C-6 in Canada, it is more important than ever to acquire high quality, royalty-free seeds. However, seeds will not keep forever, lasting between 2 and 5 years on average. This article will outline those seeds with the...

South African GMO Crop Failure Highlights Dangers of Food Supply Domination

4/3/2009 - Worry is building over the effects of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009, otherwise known as HR 875. This is the bill currently working its way through Congress that would effectively hand over control of America's food supply to such a nefarious giant as Monsanto and its lesser counterparts...

Pepitas are a Crunchy Munchy Snack Food full of Nutritional Benefits

2/14/2009 - Giving up those delicious salty snack foods is one of the hardest parts of healthy eating, and getting children to give them up is almost impossible. But what if we could replace them with a crunchy, munchy alternative that offered both great taste and great nutrition? Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas,...

Chia Seeds Benefit Health

1/29/2009 - Chia seeds are one of these foods that, if you talk about them with other people, you'll inevitably get a blank stare back at you. That's fine because that gives you the chance to tell people about what is thought to be one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The name chia comes from the Aztec word...

Grapeseed Extract Kills 76% of Leukemia Cancer Cells in 24 Hours

1/6/2009 - A new study conducted at the University of Kentucky in the United States, and published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, found that leukemia cancer cells exposed to grapeseed extract (GSE) were rapidly killed through a process of cell suicide known as "apoptosis." In these laboratory studies,...

Discover Sprouted Nuts and Give Your Pancreas a Break

12/4/2008 - Nuts are one of the healthiest foods to ad to your diet. Eating nuts not only reduces the risk of heart attack by a huge 60%, but research shows that people who eat more nuts are usually thinner and they have lower levels of LDL cholesterol and reduced risk of osteoporosis. Eating nuts even lowers the...

Chia Seeds: The Ancient Wisdom of the Aztecs

11/30/2008 - Recently I have been putting chia seeds into everything. I have always been into flax and hemp, but I find chia seeds so much more versatile and easy to use. Chia seeds are an ancient super food that has been used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. In fact, Chia means "strength" in the language of...

Pumpkin Seeds Shown to Boost Sex Drive

8/11/2008 - Research shows that pumpkin seeds are a great libido booster. Pumpkin seeds are one of nature's most perfect foods. They taste delicious, make great snacks, and add nutrient rich flavor and texture to salads and many other dishes. They contain many libido vitamins including the B vitamins, and vitamins...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally

5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...

Interview With Dr. Wayne Coates: Chia Seeds (Part 2)

4/20/2008 - The following is part two of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in the field of new crops such as chia and jojoba, his career as...

Interview with Alan Friedman from Good Cause Wellness about Antioxidants, Agave Nectar and Chia Seeds

3/31/2008 - This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products....

Investors Behind Doomsday Seed Vault May Provide Clues to Its Purpose (Part 2)

3/13/2008 - It's got all the exciting elements of a science fiction novel. A seed bank as strong as a fortress built into the side of a mountain in the remote arctic wilderness built for the purpose of preserving food sources in the event of a disaster. Among the specifications for the bank are dual blast-proof...

Interview with Dr. Wayne Coates: Chia Seeds (Part 1)

3/4/2008 - The following is part one of an interview with Dr. Wayne Coates, who is perhaps the world's foremost educator on chia seeds. Dr. Coates was among the first to grow chia seeds experimentally and later for commercial purposes. An expert in the field of new crops such as chia and jojoba, his career as...

Cold Shoulder From the Arctic Seed Vault

3/4/2008 - Now, let me be the first to tell you that having a savings account is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. As a kid, I had a clay piggy bank, well I still have one, only it is a metal one which stops me from trying to break it open as much. You always want to make...

Bad Patents, Evil Corporations and the Rise of Intellectual Imperialism

3/1/2008 - It is a defining characteristic of Western civilization that power-hungry men seek to declare ownership over all things they discover. For most of human history, such ownership efforts were focused on usable land. Owning land that could grow food, after all, was a valuable strategy for staying alive....

The Chia 'Cheat Sheet' and Ten Raw Chia Recipes

1/8/2008 - Chia seed is an ancient superfood that is currently experiencing a glorious renaissance. It is a member of the sage family (Salvia Hispanica). The little black and white seeds were once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest. "Chia" is actually...

Corporate Greed, Intellectual Property Laws and the Destruction of Human Civilization

10/5/2007 - Did you know that if you have children you are an international criminal? You have violated intellectual property laws by infringing on the copyrights of companies that have been granted patents on the human genome. You have replicated that gene sequence by having children without the permission of...

Grape seed flavonoids demonstrate anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

2/28/2007 - Natural nutritional elements in grape seeds offer a wide variety of antioxidant, anti-cancer and other benefits, according to the web site PDRHealth.com. A type of mixed flavonoid - proanthocyanidins - extracted from grape seeds are the essential ingredient. Jump directly to: conventional view |...

The future of food: Why GM crops threaten the sustainability of the human race (opinion)

2/23/2007 - Corporations like Monsanto are playing God with the food supply. Did you ever wonder what happens when all the genetically modified, pesticide-compatible, gene-terminated, laboratory-concocted Frankenfoods end up genetically contaminating the natural crops we depend on for a sustainable food future?...

Arctic seed vault to ensure safety of not losing seeds for food crops in case of global catastrophe

2/14/2007 - A new seed vault to be constructed in an Arctic archipelago aims to prevent the loss of important crop species, locking away seed samples in case of world catastrophe. The genebank, run by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, will operate differently than other genebanks: it will only allow seeds to...

Sunflower seeds, pistachios among top nuts for lowering cholesterol (press release)

9/6/2006 - Researchers have known for some time that nuts and seeds are rich sources of phytosterols, a class of plant chemicals that have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health. In what is believed to be the most comprehensive analysis to date of the phytosterol content of nuts and seeds,...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

China launching seeds into space to develop advanced plant varieties with increased nutrition

7/25/2006 - Space may be man's final frontier, but it may also be one of the last places people can obtain nutrient-rich foods. China's newest project, the Shijian-8 satellite, could help undo the damage done to the DNA of modern produce through the rampant stripping of soils and poor growing practices among farmers. According...

The future of food fabrication, intellectual property and seeds

4/26/2006 - Sometime in the future, science is going to deliver to us desktop food fabrication equipment. These machines, which I'll call "FoodFabs," will be able to manufacture food items at the touch of a button on your desktop or countertop. It might have the size and shape of a microwave, but instead of punching...

Interview: Ricardo Ayerza on the healing nutrition of chia seeds

12/4/2005 - Mike:I'm here today with Ricardo Ayerza, an advisor to the Omega Tree. Ayerza: That's right. We are advising people where to find good seeds, and, of course, our main job is to advise the grower on how to produce the seeds. Mike: And for the readers and listeners, we're talking about chia seeds,...

Better than the Flat Tax, the Flax Tax saves our economy and our health! (satire)

10/4/2005 - There's a lot of talk today about the flat tax as a new way to raise revenue for the federal government in the United States. At the same time, in the worlds of health and nutrition, there's a lot of talk about the benefits of flax seeds and omega-3 oils. Now, I propose that we combine these two and...

Seeds of life on Earth may have come from Mars or other planets

2/15/2005 - Some interesting new warnings are surfacing about the possibility of life on Earth contaminating the study of life on Mars and, simultaneously, the possibility that life on Mars could contaminate life on Earth when probes someday bring samples of material back from Mars. When we talk about life here...

Many seeds need smoke in order to sprout; forest fires are necessary

7/12/2004 - New research is revealing how plant seeds depend on smoke and even heat from fires to get them to sprout. It's a smart strategy for the seed, of course: smoke comes from fires, and fires mean that the soil is probably fertile with new ash. Plus, if weeds and grass have been burned to the ground, a new...

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