It’s #NationalDogDay so I’m posting some of my favourite dog photos I have taken… enjoy!

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#OMGMO | New Study Finds A “Very Strong” Correlation Between GMOs And Two Dozen Diseases!!

It’s no secret that we are living in a time where chronic disease continues to rise at an exponential rate, especially within the past couple of decades. New evidence continues to mount suggesting that Genetically Modified Organisms (more specifically GM food) might have played, and do play a key role in those statistics.5gmocrops

A new study recently published in the Journal of Organic Systems last September examined US government databases, researchers searched for GE (Genetically Engineered) crop data, glyphosate application data, and disease epidemiological data while performing a “correlation analysis” on a total of 22 different diseases.

Researchers reached an alarming conclusion:

“These data show very strong and highly significant correlations between the increasing use of glyphosate, GE crop growth and the increase in a multitude of diseases. Many of the graphs show sudden increases in the rates of diseases in the mid-1990s that coincide with the commercial production of GE crops. The probabilities in the graphs and tables show that it is highly unlikely that the correlations are a coincidence. The strength of the correlations shows that there is a very strong probability that they are linked somehow.” (1)

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“Dwelling with the spirit of freedom”

The Tiny Home Revolution

“Tiny Homes” have become increasingly popular over the last decade or so because people are realizing that they would rather not be tied down to a mortgage all for the sake of a big house. What is the point of having a big house you can’t even spend any time in because you are busy working so many hours to pay for it? The tiny home revolution has sparked the interest of many people worldwide. In fact, CE has numerous articles on the subject already. You can check those out here.

self-sustaining-house-ecocapsule-nice-architects-slovakia-3The ecocapsule stands apart from traditional tiny homes because it is pre-fabricated and all ready to be off the grid, making it a lot more convenient and accessible for people who lack construction skills.

This evolution in the tiny home production model shows that there is a demand for this sort of product; it seems as though people are re-evaluating what is important to them. Even if this is something that you only imagine living in part-time, it would also be great for camping or other short retreats.

When Will It Be Available?

The manufacturers behind the ecocapsule, Nice Architects, are planning to unveil a prototype at Pioneers Festival in Vienna on May 28th, 2015. Preorders will take place towards the end of 2015, with the first shipments expected to be sent in the beginning of 2016.

Check out their website here: http://www.ecocapsule.sk/

Article text from: | Collective-Evolution.

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets owned by Jeffrey Smith on GMO’s

Neil deGrasse Tyson said “We have systematically genetically modified all the foods, the vegetables and the animals that we have eaten ever since we cultivated them,” continuing to describe how different seedless watermelons, long stem roses, modern apples and other produce is compared to the original wild versions.

In this case, Tyson was referring to traditional breeding and hybridization techniques, however this is a common mistake many people make which is eerily similar to one of the Biotech industry go-to “talking points.”

He also called people who question the safety of GMOs “complainers” while also admitting that the modern process of genetic modification of crops like corn, soy, canola and others is fundamentally different.

“It’s called artificial selection and that’s how we genetically modified them,” he said in regards to the previous foods.

“So now we can do it in a lab and all of a sudden you’re going to complain? If you’re the complainer type, go back and eat wild apples… we are creating and modifying the biology of the world to serve our needs, I don’t have a problem with that because we’ve been doing it for tens of thousands of years, so chill out,” he concluded, once again confusing traditional breeding with an entirely new technology that brings an entirely new set of risks to the table.

Tyson since added another response via Twitter that can be read here. In it, he clarifies his position but also asserts yet again that there is no inherent risk unique to GMOs compared to traditional agriculture.

He also completely misses the point that GMOs can cross-contaminate traditional crops and are causing massive superweed outbreaks necessitating more dangerous chemicals, just two of the reasons they are far riskier than many believe, which underscores the time-sensitive need for long-term, independent testing.

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Where I stand on GMO’s:
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Where I stand on Monsanto:
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How to overtake cyclists?! A question that everyone needs to know the answer to.

“Socialism,” wrote the 1970s Chilean politician José Viera Gallo, “can only arrive by bicycle.” That’s why Jeremy Corbyn cycles everywhere. And come the revolution, prime minister Corbyn will see to it that this land of ours will be festooned with bike paths. Not the usual “crap” ones, oh no, the Corbynite cycleways will be clause IV bike paths, nationalised, surfaced with butter-smooth tarmac and wider than a wide thing.

Until then, we’ve got to make do with less then wholesome conditions, and that means sometimes sharing the road with tonnes of tin driven by texting, speeding, tweeting motorists.

I’m all for striving to reach Utopia (this is a small town in the Netherlands) but I live and cycle in the present day and I’d quite like motorists not to kill me today, and not just in 20 years’ time. Therefore alongside campaigning for infrastructure I’d quite like to affect some behavioural change right now. Naturally, expecting the current crop of motorists to treat cyclists with common courtesy is pie-in-the-sky thinking but we’ve got much more chance with the next crop.

Read more @TheGuardian

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