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City of Victoria votes against genetic engineering

City of Victoria votes against genetic engineering

Sep 1, 2016

Gurdeep Stephens instrumental in the victory • A Nature’s Path family member (daughter of co-founders Arran and Ratana), Oak Bay resident and non-GMO world patriot, Gurdeep Stephens, recently addressed the mayor and councillors in Victoria, BC. Gurdeep, along with several other speakers, attended a Victoria Council Session preceding a vote on GEs in the...

Hoodwinked by the diabetes industry

Hoodwinked by the diabetes industry

Sep 1, 2016

Drugs to lower blood sugars don’t do much for your health DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • In the last five years in British Columbia, taxpayers – that would be you and I – spent over $100 million on drugs and insulins for type-2 diabetes through our Pharmacare program. In addition, people in BC probably spent another $200 million out of their own...

The tipping point is here on GMOs

GMO BITES General Mills. Post. Hershey’s. Unilever. Pepsi. Those are just some of the top food corporations that have been persuaded since January 2014 by Green America’s GMO Inside campaign and its supporters to remove genetically engineered (GE) ingredients from their products and offer organic options and products without GMOs. “We are now at the...

Stop marketing junk food to kids

Stop marketing junk food to kids

Sep 1, 2016

by Bruce Mason and Joel Bakan In Canada, as much as 90 percent of the food marketed to children and youth on TV is unhealthy   Food and beverage companies bombard our children with millions of irresistible messages every year, and we’re all living the unhealthy results. It’s time for Canadians to fight back. Tell food and beverage companies our kids are...

Subvert junk food marketing

Subvert junk food marketing

Sep 1, 2016

Eat real food by Dr. Mercola • Food marketing expenditures are quite telling. In 2009, a whopping $1.7 billion was spent on unhealthy food marketing to kids, compared to a mere $280 million spent on healthy food ads. Kids aren’t even safe from predatory marketing at school. In 2009, companies spent $149 million marketing soda and other sugary drinks in...

Science and intuition

by Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves   • At one time, intuition was considered an old wives’ tale. Today, researchers have solid scientific foundations for the process of intuition. Dozens of studies support the value of intuition in decision making and finding creative solutions to problems. A recent study stated that medical doctors can achieve better...

Green technology pioneers pave but seldom save

Green technology pioneers pave but seldom save

Sep 1, 2016

by Gary Magwood • Environmentalist, inventor, thinker, visionary, and part-time hustler, Roger Walsh has dabbled in various forms of green technology for over 40 years. Small-scale solar and wind power electrical generation, high efficient lighting ballasts, multi-fuel wood stoves and furnaces, and his own water pumping systems, are only a few of his designs...

Food production in the city is good for people and the climate

Food production in the city is good for people and the climate

Sep 1, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki   •  Humans are fast becoming city dwellers. According to the United Nations, “The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014.” Sixty-six percent of us will likely live in urban environments by 2050. The number of mega-cities (more than 10 million inhabitants) is...

Core beliefs about a plant-based diet

Core beliefs about a plant-based diet

Sep 1, 2016

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina   •  I recently took out – from our wonderful public library system – a set of CDs entitled This I Believe. They are based on a popular NPR (National Public Radio) series that invited people to write a 500-word essay on a core belief that guided their daily life and to then read their essay on the air. (See website at the...

NEWS BITES

MP Don Davies goes to bat for the animals In the fall session of Parliament, Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies will file a petition on behalf of the ADAV (Animal Defense & Anti-Vivisection Society of BC), calling for an end to the two most invasive categories of experimentation, which can include severe pain to unanaesthetized, conscious animals. Please sign...