Earth's Gently Powerful Purifier
The world's water supply, which is the same as it was at the beginning of our planet's existence, is so contaminated that we must all be gravely concerned and make educated choices as to the type of water we consume.
In our drive to produce and synthesize natural resources, mankind has invariably and often inadvertently created many harmful organic compounds.While ‘by—products` are an indispensable factor in the process of chemistry; many of these organic compounds are deadly.
Learning, behavioral and developmental disabilities, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism prevent our children from reaching their full human potential. Seventeen percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with one or more developmental disabilities. These disorders have widespread societal implications, from health and education costs to the repercussions of criminal behavior. Though trends are difficult to establish with certainty, there is a growing consensus that learning and behavioral disorders are increasing.
As we know all too well, our world abounds with health hazards: driving, improper food and beverage choices, lack of activity and tobacco consumption among many clearly put our lives in harms way Less visible l or often invisible toxins, such as hidden chemicals, electro-magnetic fields and negative environments are often the greatest danger. Most of us reside in a very enclosed, self—created world believing that we are independent and disconnected from everything around us. In truth, we are all inter-connected; everything we do affects others, as the actions of others affect us. Sadly our planet has been greatly abused and misused, becoming a dumping sight, in a literal sense, but perhaps most significantly in a figurative one, contaminated by humanity’s common lack of regard for all of life. As the days pass and the pollutants mount, we are all coming closer to achieving endangered species status. In truth, it could be argued that we humans are the cancer of the planet and, like cancer itself, have the potential to kill our host-Mother Earth.
If one of the chemicals used to make Teflon (PFOA, also known as C-8) "does not harm human health or the environment," as its maker DuPont claims, then why has 63 year-old Joan Guinther of Vincent, Ohio been denied health insurance coverage?
Governments are determining that the level of arsenic in our water creates numerous fatalities and would be too costly to clean up so we just write those poor folks off as victims of mans greed. In our so-called civilized countries, it is estimated that the average person’s body contains 280 times more fluoride than it should. Mercury is at an alarming level in the majority of people tested. This comes not only from the amalgam fillings that dentistry propagates; it also comes from the petro-chemicals placed on our food. As the chain continues, these chemicals pour into our water- ways polluting the fish which many people call a "healthy" food. We could go on for hours with description after description of illuminating "feedback from nature". When will we wake up and see that our lack of concern for what we discard is literally killing us? One must also ask the question how much is enough, when we already have the technology to propel our engines with hydrogen and eliminate many of our energy concerns with solar and wind technology. Further, organic farming has become solidly advanced, why do we allow money to dictate our continuation of the pollution of the planet?
Reprinted with permission from Organic Connections magazine By Organic Connections magazine staff writer Bruce Boyers.
New Scientist magazine says that rolling up your car windows while driving in heavy pollution won’t shield you from toxins. In fact, results from several studies show the pollution is likely worse inside the auto. Pollution levels were shown to be up to 18 times worse on the inside as compared to outside the vehicles. Carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide were two of the pollutants measured and found to be in significantly higher concentration inside the automobile compared to outside. Benzene weighed in between two and 18 times higher inside automobiles as compared to outside. Ventilation had little effect on reducing the pollution levels.
While many socio-ecologic problems worsened over the last thirty years, an ever higher percentage of the Earth's 6.6 billion inhabitants are waking up to the need to transform our ways of living, go truly green, make peace with ourselves and end the war on Terra. This beautiful, living Earth needs each of us to consciously contribute to personal and planetary healing. You are needed, invited and welcomed to play a part in healing and restoring the Earth to a state of health and vibrance. I offer the following perspective after 30 years of replenishing soils, planting gardens and orchards and teaching about the health of the biosphere.
There is no doubt that we stand at a cross road of evolution for the human being. Many of us have raised our heads above the smoke-filled atmosphere and started to dream beyond our current conditions. There seems to be decay in every part of our environment, yet there is an optimistic feeling among millions of the human inhabitants of our globe. Long before there was a Greenpeace, the physician, Hippocrates said: "That without careful use of our natural resources, there will be an end to life as we know it".
Currently in Sonoma County, California citizens are protesting that pesticides sprayed on vineyards wind up in residential areas, landing on people, pets, water, food and livestock. Pesticides often drift beyond property lines to poison the air of neighborhoods and schools. Depending on winds and the actual size of the particles, they can drift up to 50 miles off target. And those most likely to pay for California’s wines are its children. High incidences of pesticide-related illness, from headaches, rashes and diarrhea, to cancer have been documented in the area. Most farmers don’t want to use more than is absolutely necessary but small doses of pesticides don’t necessarily mean safe doses and there is no law protecting citizens from exposures to pesticides. According to present law, as long as the product directions written by the chemical company are followed, vineyard managers can be as liberal with poison as they see fit, even in an area where homes and farms exist closely together.
WE KNOW THAT OUR CHOICES AND ACTIONS TODAY WILL IMPACT THE LIFE OF TOMORROW, BUT POLLUTION IN OVERWHELMING QUANTITIES AND INSIDIOUS FORMS IS HERE TODAY…IMPACTING OUR LIVES IN WAYS AND LEVELS WE ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO BE AWARE OF.
Organic food possesses a strong following around the world for many reasons, beginning with the conviction that it contributes to a more natural way of life. This is the central truth: organic farmers build healthy soil that yields healthy food. By harnessing the potential of biological processes, organic farmers actually improve the productive capacity of their soil over time, while protecting water quality and enhancing biodiversity.
Here’s a partial list of noxious household products found in the typical home:
April 20, 2010 his study was just routine," said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of U.S. soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry.