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The How Not To Die Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease
Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight The Negative Calorie Effect
EMF*D: 5G, Wi-Fi & Cell Phones: Hidden Harms and How to Protect Yourself Illustrated Edition
A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure
The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Eat to Beat Disease: The new science of how the body can heal itself
Past President of the American College of Cardiology
The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!
The Truth About Food: Why Pandas Eat Bamboo and People Get Bamboozled
Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple
Kick Diabetes Essentials: The Diet and Lifestyle Guide
The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
The Beauty Diet: Unlock the Five Secrets of Ageless Beauty from the Inside Out
Board of Directors, Plant-based Prevention Of Disease, Inc.
Poison Poultry: How Eating Birds (and their eggs) Destroys Your Health, Other Lives and the Planet
Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Could Save Your Life
The Plant-Based Solution: America's Healthy Heart Doc's Plan to Power Your Health
Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods
Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters
The Glyphosate Effect: How the World's Most Common Herbicide Is Undermining Your Health and What You Can Do About It
There Is a Cure for Diabetes, Revised Edition: The 21-Day+ Holistic Recovery Program
The Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years: 100 Easy, Whole-Food Recipes
Comfortably Unaware: What We Choose to Eat Is Killing Us and Our Planet
Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts through the Evidence
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Healthful Cuisine: Accessing the Lifeforce Within You Through Raw and Living Foods
The Cancer Industry: Crimes, Conspiracy and The Death of My Mother (Curing Cancer)
21st Century Technology has Created a State of Emergency: How Big Tech's PR is Spinning Reality and What You Can Do Today
Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
Cancer, Incorporated and Immunotherapy: The Battle Within
The Food Prescription for Better Health: A Cardiologists Proven Method to Reverse Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, and Other Chronic Illnesses Naturally!
Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America
EMF Practical Guide: The Simple Science of Protecting Yourself, Healing Chronic Inflammation, and Living a Naturally Healthy Life in our Toxic Electromagnetic World.
The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?
Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World (Dr Weil's Healthy Living Guides)

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Join 37 of The world’s top medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, scientists, dietitians, researchers, and authors, who will share with you the unbiased, accurate, scientifically proven truth about health, nutrition, the food system, the medical system, and the environment.

Is it true that there are diets proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

Did you know there are diets proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure? The Real Truth About Health believes that a significant part of the problem is that individuals who want to make the correct dietary choices for themselves and their families are faced with a deluge of confusing and conflicting nutritional advice.

What about eggs, Are they healthy? What about egg whites?

Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Learn about the ever changing ways doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health.

What was learned from the 7th day adventist health study one and two. Why were these studies significant and important? What Does the scientific evidence show when you compare the long term health results from Keto/Paleo and other low carb diets versus a Whole Food Plant Based Diet?

Attend lectures from well-known experts in the plant-based lifestyle

Learn how to thrive on a plant-based lifestyle or simply receive tips to get started.

Kim Williams Sr., MDAmerican College of CardiologyRush University Medical Group

Joel Fuhrman, M.D.The End of DiabetesEat to Live

Why am I so tired all the time?

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Need help achieving peak health and adopt better lifestyles? Speakers at the Real Truth About Health Conference, like Dr. Mercola, aims to provide up-to-date natural health information and data that will most benefit people. He also strives to expose corporate, government and mass media hype that diverts people from what is truly best for their health and often toward a path that leads straight into an early grave.

Is it really possible to make ourselves Heart Attack Proof? Has your book The China Study Study stood up to the test of time? Do you feel just as clear and strong about your findings today as when you wrote it?

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD

T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study–one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”–Dr. Campbell’s profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research.

Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?

About Dr. William Li

William W. Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of EAT TO BEAT DISEASE – The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views, and he has appeared on: Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America; and in The Atlantic, TIME, and The New York Times. An author of over 100 scientific publications in leading journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet, Dr. Li has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and Dartmouth Medical School.

There is a lot of press about choline and the importance of consuming eggs to get enough of this nutrient. Can vegans get sufficient choline? What's wrong with eating fish? Everyone says it healthy?

Discover the latest scientific breakthroughs from experts live online!

Deconstructing Keto and Paleo Diets vs Plant Based Diets

Diving deep into diet, exercise, and mental health

Brenda Davis, R.D.

Pamela A. Popper, Ph.D., N.D.

Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. Brenda is the lead dietitian in a diabetes research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. She is a featured speaker at nutrition, medical and health conferences throughout the world.

Pam Popper is the founder and President of Wellness Forum Health. The company offers educational programs to both consumers and providers that facilitate informed medical decision-making, diet and lifestyle intervention, and improved long-term health outcomes. Through its own network of providers, Wellness Forum Health offers direct-to-consumer healthcare services.

Is it true that 80% of chronic diseases are preventable Should we do water fasts, juice fasts, or neither?

David L. Katz, M.D

Michael Klaper, M.D.

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine (1991), and Preventive Medicine/Public Health (1993), earning Board certification in both disciplines.

Dr. Michael Klaper is a gifted clinician, internationally-recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. In addition to his clinical practice and private consultations with patients, he is a passionate and devoted educator of physicians and other healthcare professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice and integrative medicine.

Covid-19 has proven that we’re hardwired for community and that prolonged isolation is painful. Yet the truth is, we were social distancing before social distancing was even a thing.

Marianne Williamson

For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Please explain what your program is to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Dr. Dale Bredesen

An internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen’s career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer’s as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible. Thanks to a dedicated pursuit of finding the science that makes this a reality, this idea has placed Dr. Bredesen at the vanguard of neurological research and led to the discoveries that today underlie the ReCODE Report.

When you say that Starch was The Traditional Diet of People, what foods specifically are you referring to, and which people are you speaking of?

John McDougall, MD

John McDougall’s national recognition as a nutrition expert earned him a position in the Great Nutrition Debate 2000 presented by the USDA. He is a board certified internist, author of 13 national best-selling books, host of the nationally syndicated television show “McDougall, MD” and Founder of the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California. His latest book is The Healthiest Diet on the Planet. Dr. McDougall’s website is www.drmcdougall.com. He has dedicated over 50 years of his life caring for people with diet and lifestyle medicine. In his retirement, Dr. McDougall is focusing his efforts on legislation, healthcare systems and research projects.

Can we really prevent heart attacks and strokes with diet and lifestyle? Where do the strongest animals on the planet get their protein and what does this mean for humans?

Outstanding leaders in nutritional medicine and disease prevention and reversal

Find out what the latest science is saying about your favorite foods to help you make the healthiest choices for you and your family

Witness the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand.

Milton Mills, MD

Joel K. Kahn M.D.

Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and has been the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.

At his core, Dr. Joel Kahn believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine on the planet. Having practiced traditional cardiology since 1983, it was only after his own commitment to a plant based vegan diet that he truly began to delve into the realm of non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics and nutrition-based recovery protocols. These ideologies led him to change his approach and focus on being a holistic cardiologist. He passionately lectures throughout the country about the health benefits of a plant-based anti-aging diet inspiring a new generation of thought leaders to think scientifically and critically about the body’s ability to heal itself through proper nutrition.

Can there be Round up Ready herbicide on beans, grains, grapes, orange juice, wine, beer, or oats even if they are not organic? How do they get into these foods if these are not gmo foods? Why do they spray non gmo foods? What we choose to eat is killing our planet and us

Learn how to protect the genetic integrity and nature’s biological evolution by preventing the outdoor release of genetically modified organisms, and to protect human and animal health by preventing the use of GMOs in the food and feed supply.

Jeffrey Smith

Richard Oppenlander

The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith was named the 2017 “Person of the Year” by Masters of Health Magazine. For more than two decades, his research has exposed how biotech companies mislead policy makers and the public, and put the health of society and environment at risk.

Dr. Oppenlander has spent the past 40 years studying the effects food choices have on our planet and on us. He started an organic plant based production company, operates an animal rescue sanctuary (with his wife Jill), developer of the first environment-food choice academy course of study and subsequent ambassador program, and is the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Inspire Awareness Now.

Can you thrive on a whole food raw plant based diet? What supplements are most important for a woman to take? What about a woman over 50

Learn from the leading experts and researchers about the preventive and healing power of plant-based nutrition.

Brian Clement Ph.D., L.N.

Anna Maria Clement Ph.D., L.N.

Brian has written numerous books in which he explores the various aspects of health, spirituality and natural healing. His best-selling book, “Living Foods for Optimum Health,” has been acclaimed by Marilyn Diamond, co-author of the book “Fit for Life,” as “an important and eminently readable book for the new era of self-care,” and by Coretta Scott King as a “landmark guide to the essentials of healthy living.”

Anna Maria kicked off her career in natural health advocacy by founding the first living food organization in Scandinavia, and was a member of the Natural Health Care Coalition, a government supported effort in unifying the field of complementary health care in her native Sweden. Anna Maria has since become Co-Director and Chief Health Administrator of Hippocrates Health Institute situated originally in Boston, Massachusetts, and now located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Is diet the number one cause of early death and disability?

Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T.

Julieanna Hever, R.D., is author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, columnist for VegNews magazine and a special consultant to Forks Over Knives. Julieanna is also a nationally sought-out speaker and was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show. Visit PlantBasedDietitian.com for updates from Julieanna.

How do you prevent Erectile Dysfunction? Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

Baxter Montgomery, M.D.

Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), DD

Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery is a Board Certified Cardiologist with years of experience in the latest medical practices and nutritional health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas in Houston, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the founder and president of the Houston Cardiac Association (HCA). Having seen many patients suffer the consequences of chronic heart disease, Dr. Montgomery founded the Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center in 2006 with the mission to reverse and prevent life-threatening illnesses.

Gabriel Cousens is the author of thirteen internationally acclaimed books including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting-edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally.

Which surgeries do you feel the best about, and which do you feel are the most unnecessary?

Ian Harris

Professor Ian Harris is an orthopaedic surgeon who works at Liverpool, St George, St George Private and Sutherland Hospitals in Sydney. His academic affiliation is with UNSW, South Western Sydney Clinical School at Liverpool Hospital, in Sydney.

“I don't want to live in a world where five giant companies control our health and our food.” Which labels should I used to decide if meat is grown ethically? Should I feel good if it says organic, grass fed, grass finished, free range, access to outside, hormone free, antibiotic free, natural, or something like this?

Vandana Shiva

Hope Bohanec

Besides being a physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of numerous books, Vandana Shiva is a tireless defender of the environment. She is the founder of Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers’ rights. She is also the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. Shiva fights for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food: “I don’t want to live in a world where five giant companies control our health and our food.”

Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years and published the book The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? She is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement, and serves as Projects Manager for United Poultry Concerns. Hope is also the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County, California based vegan advocacy organization. Hope is the primary organizer for UPC’s annual Conscious Eating Conference at UC Berkeley as well as the Sonoma County VegFest.

What are the causes of Cancer?

Ralph Moss

The medical writer Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has written or edited twelve books and four film documentaries on questions relating to cancer research and treatment.

Dr. Moss is a graduate of New York University (BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965) and Stanford University (MA, 1973, PhD, 1974, Classics). He is the former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977). Since leaving Sloan-Kettering in 1977, Moss has independently evaluated the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatments all over the world.

What are the causes of Cancer?

Mark Sloan

Mark Sloan is the #1 bestselling author of numerous books, including The Cancer Industry, Cancer: The Metabolic Disease Unravelled and the 6x international bestseller Red Light Therapy: Miracle Medicine and has published over 300 articles on his popular health website Endalldisease.

Does nutrition affect Cancer?

Keith Block

Keith I. Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology. Referred to by many as the “father of integrative oncology,” Dr. Block combines cutting-edge conventional treatment with individualized and scientifically-based complementary and nutraceutical therapies. In 1980, he co-founded with Penny B. Block, Ph.D. the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, the first such facility in North America, and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director.

How many studies have been done on the dangers of cell phones and wireless radiation? What did the studies say? Electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) are the most important under-reported story of our generation.

Theodora Scarato

Lloyd Burrell

Theodora Scarato is the Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust (EHT). As a policy analyst Scarato maintains the comprehensive EHT database on international policy that documents the 20+ nations that have protective policies in place to reduce public exposure to cell phone and wireless radiation.

Lloyd Burrell is founder of the website ElectricSense.com and creator of the EMF Health Summit which introduced EMFs to an audience of over 200,000 people. He is a regular speaker at international on-line events, podcasts, radio shows and hosts his own bi-monthly EMF-Health podcast. He is the author of two eBooks on EMFs, his latest book EMF Practical Guide is available on Amazon and in all good bookshops. https://www.electricsense.com

Does the drug industry often prioritize profits over patients?

Gerald Posner

The author of thirteen acclaimed books, including New York Times nonfiction bestsellers Case Closed, Why America Slept and God’s Bankers. Posner was a finalist for the Pulitzer in History. “A merciless pit bull of an investigator” concluded the Chicago Tribune. The New York Times said his latest book (2020), PHARMA, was “a withering and encyclopedic indictment of a drug industry that often seems to prioritize profits over patients…[it] reads like a pharmaceutical version of cops and robbers.”

How do we Protect ourselves and our Kids from Toxic Chemicals?

Aly Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Aly Cohen is a board certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, as well as an environmental health expert in Princeton, New Jersey. She has collaborated with the Environmental Working Group, Cancer Schmancer, and other disease- prevention or­ganizations, and is coeditor of the textbook, Integrative Environmental Medicine, part of the Oxford University Press/Weil Integrative Medicine, Academic Series.

What does the science say about the health impacts from the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup)?

Stephanie Seneff

In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research interests back towards biology. She is concentrating mainly on the relationship between nutrition and health. Since 2011, she has published over 30 papers, together with colleagues, in various peer-reviewed medical and heath-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and search of databases of drug side effects using NLP techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

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T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.

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    18 of the 19 warmest years all have occurred since 2001, with the exception of 1998.

    The (piping hot) numbers are in: 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, according to two independent reports released today (Feb. 6) by NASA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Last year was so hot that global land- and ocean-surface temperatures were 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit (0.79 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-century average, NOAA reported. Since 1880, when record-keeping began, only three years — 2016 (the highest, in part because of El Niño), 2015 and 2017 — were hotter.
    "The key message is that the planet is warming," Gavin Schmidt, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, told reporters at a news conference. "And our understanding of why those trends are occurring is also very robust. It's because of the greenhouse gases that we['ve] put into the atmosphere over the last 100 years." [6 Unexpected Effects of Climate Change]
    The trend isn't a new one. Nine of the 10 warmest winters have happened since 2005, and five of the warmest years on record happened within the last five years, or from 2014 to 2018.

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    Source livescience.com

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    UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

    Most comprehensive assessment of its kind;
    1,000,000 species threatened with extinction
    Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), “

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    Source United Nations Report

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    Ocean acidity has increased by 30% since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This increase is 100 times faster than any change in acidity experienced by marine organisms for at least the last 20 million years. Ocean acidification may threaten plankton, which forms the base of the marine food chain; it is key to the survival of larger fish.

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    Source unesco.org

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    Global Fish Stocks Depleted to 'Alarming' Levels


    If we keep pulling fish out of our waterways at this rate, we're going to run out of fish. The Guardian has revealed that due to vast overfishing, nearly 90 percent of global fish stocks are either fully fished or overfished, based on a new analysis from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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    Source Ecowatch

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    Soil that is able to generate viable crops is rapidly on the decline, according to senior UN official Helena Semedo. Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years, and it can take decades, if not centuries, to regenerate. Numbers suggest only 60 years of viable topsoil left at the current rate of degradation and increased usage.

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    Source planetexperts.com

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    Many of the water systems that keep ecosystems thriving and feed a growing human population have become stressed. Rivers, lakes and aquifers are drying up or becoming too polluted to use. More than half the world’s wetlands have disappeared. Agriculture consumes more water than any other source and wastes much of that through inefficiencies. Climate change is altering patterns of weather and water around the world, causing shortages and droughts in some areas and floods in others.

    At the current consumption rate, this situation will only get worse. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages. And ecosystems around the world will suffer even more.


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    Source rainforest-alliance.org

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    The World Wildlife Fund’s 2018 Living Planet report demonstrates a global wildlife population loss of 60 percent between 1970 and 2014. The report, which tracks over 4,000 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, is published every two years. “Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions,” the report says.

     

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    Source wildlife.org

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    Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilization.

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    Source The Guardian

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    Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature

    The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review.
    More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found.

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    Source The Guardian

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    If climate change is left unchecked, rising temperatures, extreme weather and land degradation could trigger a global food crisis, according to a report released by a United Nations panel.

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    Source NBC News

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    More than 90 percent of crop varieties have disappeared from farmers’ fields; half of the breeds of many domestic animals have been lost. In fisheries, all the world’s 17 main fishing grounds are now being fished at or above their sustainable limits, with many fish populations effectively becoming extinct. Loss of forest cover, coastal wetlands, other ‘wild’ uncultivated areas, and the destruction of the aquatic environment exacerbate the genetic erosion of agrobiodiversity.

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    Source fao.org

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    Livestock causes far more climate damage than first thought, says report

    Climate change emissions from meat production are far higher than currently estimated, according to a controversial new study that will fuel the debate on whether people should eat fewer animal products to help the environment.

    In a paper published by a respected US thinktank, the Worldwatch Institute, two World Bank environmental advisers claim that instead of 18 per cent of global emissions being caused by meat, the true figure is 51 per cent.

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    Source independent.co.

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    The first global assessment of pollinators ever has found that extinction pressures on species that facilitate crop production are threatening the world’s food supply, with hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of food and agricultural production annually at stake.

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    Source sciencealert.com

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    Tropical coral reef coverage around the world has declined by 30 to 50 percent since the 1980s. Nearly 75 percent of the world’s reefs face threats from pollution, habitat destruction, overfishing and, increasingly, a changing climate that increases temperatures, sea level, and acidity in the oceans.

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    Source pbs.org

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    Forests around the world are under threat. The threats manifest themselves in the form of deforestation and forest degradation. The main cause of deforestation is agriculture (poorly planned infrastructure is emerging as a big threat too) and the main cause of forest degradation is illegal logging. We’re losing 18.7 million acres of forests annually, equivalent to 27 soccer fields every minute.

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    Source worldwildlife.org

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    As global temperatures rise and the human population expands, more of the planet is vulnerable to desertification, the permanent degradation of land that was once arable.

    While land degradation has occurred throughout history, the pace has accelerated, reaching 30 to 35 times the historical rate, according to the United Nations.

    More than 75 percent of Earth's land area is already degraded, according to the European Commission's World Atlas of Desertification, and more than 90 percent could become degraded by 2050.

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    Source worldwildlife.org

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    Factory farms pollute the environment and our drinking water, ravage rural communities, and harm the welfare of animals—while increasing corporate control over our food.

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    Source Food and Water Watch

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    WILD ANIMALS ARE being poached on a massive scale, with millions of individual animals of thousands of species worldwide killed or captured from their native habitats. Poaching poses a growing threat to elephants, rhinos, and other charismatic animals, as well as to smaller and more obscure creatures, like certain lizards and monkeys.

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    Source National Geographic

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    When sea levels rise as rapidly as they have been, even a small increase can have devastating effects on coastal habitats farther inland, it can cause destructive erosion, wetland flooding, aquifer and agricultural soil contamination with salt, and lost habitat for fish, birds, and plants.

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    Source National Geographic

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    There are half as many African lions than there were 25 years ago.
    The iconic species has disappeared from 94 percent of its historic range

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    Source National Geographic

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    Scientists have published more than 230 peer-reviewed studies looking at weather events around the world, from Hurricane Katrina to Russia’s 2010 heatwave. The result is mounting evidence that human activity is raising the risk of some types of extreme weather, especially those linked to heat.

    Carbon Brief’s analysis suggests 68% of all extreme weather events studied to date were made more likely or more severe by human-caused climate change.

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    Source www.carbonbrief.org

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    Largest-Ever Gulf Dead Zone Reveals Stark Impacts of Industrial Agriculture
    A new survey of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico sounds alarm and points to extreme overuse of toxic chemicals from farms and CAFOs.

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    Source civileats.com

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    key facts about farmed fish.

    1 - The nutritional benefits of fish are greatly decreased when it’s farmed.
    2 - Tuna and salmon, for example, need to eat up to five pounds of fish for each pound of body weight. The result is that prey (fish like anchovies and herring) are being fished to the brink of extinction to feed the world’s fish farms. “We have caught all the big fish and now we are going after their food,” says the non-profit Oceana, which blames aquaculture’s voracious hunger for declines of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, tuna, bass, salmon, albatross, penguins, and other species.
    3 - Farmed fish are loaded with disease, and this spreads to wild fish populations.
    4 - Farmed fish are packed as tightly as coins in a purse, with twenty-seven adult trout, for example, typically scrunched into a bathtub-sized space. These unnatural conditions give rise to diseases and parasites, which often migrate off the farm and infect wild fish populations.
    5. Fish farms are rife with toxins, which also damage local ecosystems.
    6. Farmed fish are living in their own feces.
    7. Farmed fish are always trying to escape their unpleasant conditions, and who can blame them?
    8. As aquaculture makes fish production increasingly efficient, and fish become more widely available and less expensive, demand increases across the board.
    9. When the heavy environmental damage they cause is taken into account, fish farming operations often are found to generate more costs than revenues.

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    Source wellnessmama.com

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    Risks and Concerns of Fracking

    Contamination of groundwater
    Methane pollution and its impact on climate change
    Air pollution impacts
    Exposure to toxic chemicals
    Blowouts due to gas explosion
    Waste disposal
    Large volume water use in water-deficient regions
    Fracking-induced earthquakes
    Workplace safety
    Infrastructure degradation
    Source of Fracking Contamination

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    Source serc.carleton.edu

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    75 percent of the world’s agricultural land goes into meat production

    Taking into account the amount of cropland devoted to feedstock, an estimated 75 percent of the world’s agricultural land goes into meat production. Meat production is also extremely water-intensive; producing one pound of meat requires between 5,000 and 20,000 liters of water, while producing one pound of wheat requires much less—between 500 and 4,000 liters.

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    Source Population Connection

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    Meat production requires a much higher amount of water than vegetables. IME state that to produce 1kg of meat requires between 5,000 and 20,000 litres of water whereas to produce 1kg of wheat requires between 500 and 4,000 litres of water.

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    Source The Guardian

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    While independent media outlets still exist (and there are a lot of them), the major outlets are almost all owned by just six conglomerates.

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    Source Webfx

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    Science and Money: Problems and Solutions

    Three systematic reviews of over 40 publications examining the relationship between sources of funding and research outcomes found that studies with industry funding were more likely to report results that favored the company’s products than studies with independent sources of funding.

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    Source US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

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    a monoculture is a single crop repeatedly grown on the same land.

    So why are these food sources at risk in addition to the harm being done to the environment? Well, to start, when one crop is planted repeatedly on the same land, certain nutrients become depleted from the soil due to the crop’s specific nutrient demand.

    In fact, the Earth’s soil is depleting at more than 13 percent the rate at which it can be replaced. which is scary because approximately 75 percent of the world’s crop varieties have been lost over the last 100 years as the result. This time frame corresponds roughly to the beginning of monoculture farming, which is dated back to 1901.

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    Source One Green Planet

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    Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining
    An area the size of Delaware has been flattened. Local coal field communities routinely face devastating floods and adverse health effects. Natural habitats in some our country's oldest forests are laid to waste.

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    Source Earthjustice

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    Nuclear power comes with plenty of other risks that aren't so obvious: the hazards of uranium mining, the fouled water, and the radioactive waste.

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    Source grist.org

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    How strong is the association between campaign spending and political success? For House seats, more than 90 percent of candidates who spend the most win. From 2000 through 2016, there was only one election cycle where that wasn't true: 2010. “In that election, 86 percent of the top spenders won,”

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    Source fivethirtyeight.com

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