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Today’s News for Now alert contains vital information to empower your health and wellness!
Topics this week include: the possible link between nutrition and anger, Canada’s compensation of First World Nations, new GMO labeling standards, and others—stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
Plus, in our Featured Social Post highlighted below, listen to an excerpt from Dr. Weston A. Price’s 1940 radio interview series, entitled “Travelogues in Health.”
Industrialized Farming and the Insect Apocalypse
Monocropping has devastated more than merely our soil. It has unleashed a tsunami of insects unchallenged by competitors because variety in agricultural ecosystems, and their invertebrate inhabitants, has been decimated. Overuse of pesticides is exacerbating this ecosystem decline and appropriately alarming scientists and researchers. Can we stop these untold consequences from becoming a foregone conclusion? Read more about it at Truthout.
The Possible Link Between Nutrition and Anger
A day after the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, it’s worth asking: is there a link between nutrient deprivation and angry rhetoric? Authors of The Better Brain report that, “irritability, explosive rage and unstable mood can be resolved with improved micronutrient intake.” Read about it at The Conversation US.
Canada to Compensate First World Nations
Canada to compensate First World Nations $31.5B for the unnecessary removal of Indigenous children from their families over three decades, and pledges to fix the nation’s discriminatory child welfare system. Dr. Weston A. Price, a Canadian who revered First Nations Peoples, would support this act of reconciliation. Please read this important story in The New York Times!
New GMO Labeling Standards
Say goodbye to “GMO” labeling, and be forewarned that whatever else your state used to identify genetically modified foods will seem ideal compared with new federal standards now in effect. According to the Washington Post, these new labeling requirements will supersede prior state standards and genetically modified foodstuffs “will now be labeled as ‘bioengineered,’ or come with a phone number or QR code guiding consumers to more information online.” Read all about it in the Washington Post.
Featured Social Post: Dr. Weston A. Price’s 1940 Radio Interviews
You’ll love this 1940 interview with Dr. Weston A. Price—an excerpt from part one of our 13-session radio series entitled “Travelogues in Health.” In this re-recording, hear Dr. Price’s observations on nutrient-dense foods sourced by Indigenous peoples, prenatal and infant nutrition practices, how ancestral foods compare with modern diets, and more! Listen to the interview here.
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