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Ten things we can do to take action on climate change

Ten things we can do to take action on climate change

Oct 1, 2014

by Lynne Quarmby • The thousands who gathered for the People’s Climate March in Vancouver on September 21 enthusiastically agreed to wait five minutes – before taking to the streets – to listen to Dr. Lynne Quarmby, professor and chair at SFU’s department of molecular biology and biochemistry. They wanted to hear what we all need to hear – and know...

Data fracking

Data fracking

Oct 1, 2014

A quagmire rife with rhetoric DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs It pollutes our water, warms our planet and destroys the environment. Or…it provides jobs, reduces our dependence on foreign oil and delivers economic growth. It’s either a godsend or evil incarnate. What’s the “it” we’re talking about...

Creating Heaven on Earth

Creating Heaven on Earth

Oct 1, 2014

the science behind your beliefs by Bruce Lipton • Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is a stem cell biologist and an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth. In May, he spoke on the Honeymoon Effect at the Hay House-sponsored I...

GMO Bites: Why you never read about non-GMO success stories

Does mention of allergen-free peanuts, striga-resistant cowpeas, salt-resistant wheat, beta-carotene rich sweet potatoes and virus-resistant cassavas make you think of GM? If so, you’ve missed the great unpublished story: all the non-GM breakthroughs solving precisely the kind of problems (drought-resistance, salt-resistance, biofortification etc.) that GM...

Blue Dot tour rolls out

Blue Dot tour rolls out

Oct 1, 2014

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • As an elder, I’ve watched Canada and the world change in many ways, for better and worse. Thanks, in part, to cheap energy and technological growth, the human population has more than tripled. As a boy, I could drink from streams and lakes without worrying about getting sick. My father took me fishing for halibut, sturgeon...

Easy veggie nutrition

Easy veggie nutrition

Oct 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Brenda Davis • Vegetarians enjoy impressive health advantages, including greater longevity and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, cataracts and gallstones. Yet being vegetarian does not guarantee a healthful diet. After all, potato chips, cola and many other fat, salt and...

3D Vitamin D

3D Vitamin D

Sep 1, 2014

for depression, dementia and diabetes by Dr. Mercola • Vitamin D research has repeatedly shown that vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and dementia – the most devastating form of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin D receptors appear in a wide variety of brain tissue early in the fetal development and activated...

Is health data mining the Next Big Thing?

Is health data mining the Next Big Thing?

Sep 1, 2014

What’s getting buried may surprise you DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs British Columbia is indeed a wondrous, resource-rich place. We’ve got oil. We’ve got minerals, trees, fish, and, of course, liquefied natural gas (LNG). We’ve got all kinds of natural resources here in BC to exploit. And exploit them...

GMO Bites

GMO Bites

Sep 1, 2014

GM sweet corn sneaks into stores and farmers markets Genetically modified – GM, also called genetically engineered – sweet corn is being sold in some grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers markets across Canada. GM foods are not labelled and there are no public statistics to tell us how much GM sweet corn is being grown in Canada. Field corn, sweet corn...

“Boom, Bust, Boom” and the Mount Polley paradox

“Boom, Bust, Boom” and the Mount Polley paradox

Sep 1, 2014

READ IT by Bruce Mason • I had cracked open Bill Carter’s book, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World, a few days before last month’s Mount Polley tragedy. Call the monumental tailings pond breach what you will: accident, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm, disaster and on down the alphabet to wake-up call and ZZZ for...