SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY
7 July 2017 2:29AM
The untold story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacey. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farms, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a...
Digital Heroin: Screens are turning kids into junkiess
28 June 2017 3:45AM
Are iPads, smartphones and Xboxes a form of digital drug? Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex exactly like cocaine.
The frontal cortex controls executive functioning, including impulse control. Technology is so hyper-arousing that...
Complimentary medicine in Switzerland now a mandatory health insurance service
28 June 2017 3:40AM
The Swiss Federal Government announces that specific medical services using complementary medicine are to be covered by mandatory health insurance (basic insurance). The Swiss Umbrella Association for Complementary Medicine and the Union of Associations of Swiss Physicians for Complementary...
New herbal study pours further ridicule on claims that natural health therapies are not scientifically proven
26 May 2017 2:54AM
New research from Northumbria University in the UK has found that popular herbs such as peppermint can boost memory. Presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society last month, the researchers say the beneficial effects were particularly significant in older people. Building...
Canadians Have A Right To Know If They're Eating Harmful GMOs
26 April 2017 3:09AM
The GMO agritech sector and food companies have spent tens of millions of dollars in the U.S. to prevent the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The public have genuine concerns about GM but are being denied the right to know if GMOs are in the food they eat.
Call to Action - GMO Labelling
26 April 2017 2:07AM
Dear HANS Members and Friends,
Few of us are aware that there is currently a bill being debated in the House of Commons that, if passed, would establish mandatory labeling of GM (or genetically modified) food sold in Canada. You can view the bill here.
Canadians have consistently voiced...
On tap at this Harvard reunion: Head-butting over problematic sugar study
27 February 2017 12:13AM
By Ivan Oransky @ivanoransky and Adam Marcus @armarcus
February 9, 2017
Sparks sometimes fly at reunions, as old romances and rivalries alike are rekindled. But at one upcoming Harvard class reunion, a unique kind of tension may be in the air: an academic dispute about some flawed...