Cannabis oil classified as Schedule I drug amidst outcry by natural health advocates

The Drug Enforcement Agency has struck again. Even though tens of thousands of consumers across the country can testify to the safe and effective benefits of cannabis oil, the DEA has moved to classify it as a Schedule I narcotic. Considering that cannabis oil is a non-hallucinogenic substance with hundreds of years of proven safety, […]

Trump and the clean food movement: Will biotech grow while natural health suffers?

President-elect Donald Trump and the clean food movement show signs of a disconnect that bodes ill for those of us committed to natural health and diet. Biotech stocks soared on the news that the President-elect had appointed Mike Pompeo (R-Kans) as head of his administration’s CIA. Because… Two years ago Pompeo introduced the misnamed ‘Safe and […]

Tricky, tricky GMO labeling: The latest on H.R. 1599

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a tricky, tricky GMO labeling bill (H.R. 1599). Despite the fact that this is the first labeling mandate a reluctant Congress has approved since GMO foods were introduced in the early ’90s, there is no cause for celebration. If you are one of the 90 percent of Americans who think […]

Ancient war on natural medicine

The ancient war on natural medicine is in full flower today. Many of us understand that it is natural for Big Pharma and its allies in  government to oppose natural healing methods that cut into massive profits and power over lives and health. But few realize this war began long ago, at least as far […]

Bee-blight confronts EPA

The bee-blight came face-to-face with the Environmental Protection Agency recently when a truck loaded with nearly 3 million dead bees delivered the bodies to EPA headquarters. The purpose of this ‘special delivery’ was to provide a microscopic example of the massive declines of bee populations. Forty percent of U.S. beehives die annually—a $2 billion loss to each year’s economy. […]

History of agriculture

The history of agriculture began long, long ago, when the cave man gathered leaves, stalks, roots, fruit, nuts and seed in the jungles, forests and plains surrounding his habitat. He drifted north and south with the seasons in pursuit of his food. One day he realized that seeds dropped by accident near his cave grew […]

What is a ‘whole food’ supplement?

What is a ‘whole food’ supplement, and how is it different from any other supplement? A new survey conducted annually for 15 years now under the auspices of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, finds that 68 percent of U.S. adults take nutritional supplements; 50 percent regularly. But it is likely that many of them don’t […]

U. S. woman obesity increasing fastest of all

U.S. woman obesity is increasing at a greater rate than any other gender or age group, according to a report in Time.com. A new study published recently in JAMA says that weight gain in men has plateaued while the obesity rates in women has steadily climbed. The most recent years analyzed were 2o13-2014. Researchers found that […]

Corn—the great and the grim

Corn—the great and the grim—has been cultivated for up to 8,000 years. The Aztecs, Mayans, Incas, Olmecs and many other ancient Indian tribes of the Americas depended upon and revered the ‘corn gods’,’ corn mothers’ or’ corn maidens,’ deities of maize. And, thousands of years later, who among us has not enjoyed the fresh new crops of […]

Fluoride is officially a neurotoxin

Fluoride is officially a neurotoxin, classified as such by what is called the world’s leading medical journal, The Lancet. The movement to prevent and/or remove industrial sodium fluoride from the world’s water supply that was forced on communities by governments, has been growing for years. And now this years-long movement by natural health advocates worldwide has been confirmed by […]