Natural Bytes E-newsletter #803: Make the Revolution Enjoyable!


Natural Bytes
E-newsletter #803: Make the Revolution Enjoyable!


Newly Up to date State Pollinator Pleasant Native Plant Lists

The Xerces Society writes:

“You may assist pollinators considerably by rising a range of native vegetation in your house. Our regional native plant lists, although not exhaustive, spotlight species which were proven to supply an a variety of benefits to a range of pollinators. These native vegetation could be grown throughout rural and concrete landscapes to create new pollinator habitat or to reinforce current habitat.

Our plant lists embrace key flowering vegetation that present pollinators with nectar and pollen. We additionally spotlight host vegetation for caterpillars of butterflies and moths, vegetation that present nest websites or nesting supplies for above-ground nesting bees, and vegetation that help specialist bees that require pollen from sure vegetation. Our lists additionally be aware these vegetation that help useful bugs comparable to predatory or parasitoid bugs that assist to regulate pests of decorative and crop vegetation.”

Find plants in your state

Pollinator Conservation Resource Center

Give Bees a Probability: Go Natural!

Are your kids in grades 3-6? Learn all about the different pollinators and the services they provide with Nature’s Partners Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum HERE!


Lab-Grown Meat Up To 25 Occasions Worse For The Surroundings Than Beef

Ben Taub writes for IFL Science:

“Rising burgers and steaks from cultured cells could also be seen as the way forward for the meat trade, however a brand new evaluation signifies that the mass-production of lab-grown meat utilizing present applied sciences may very well be significantly worse for the setting than actual beef. At current, animal cell-based meat (ACBM) is simply produced at a really small scale and at an financial loss, though the as but un-peer-reviewed examine means that scaling up the method may launch between 4 and 25 occasions extra emissions than the worldwide beef trade.

In accordance with the examine authors, “[billions of] funding {dollars} have particularly been allotted to [the ACBM] sector with the thesis that this product might be extra environmentally pleasant than beef.” Nonetheless, whereas it’s true that lab-grown meat eliminates the land, water, and antibiotic necessities of cattle elevating, the researchers clarify that a lot of the curiosity in cultured meat has been pushed by inaccurate analyses of carbon emissions.”

Be taught extra concerning the excessive setting prices of lab grown meat

We want actual farms, not faux meals!


New Morning

We at OCA, like hundreds of thousands of People, in addition to natural customers and farmers the world over, are prepared for a New Morning. We yearn to get up and transfer past our day by day nightmares—limitless wars, bioweapons, vaccine profiteering, genetic manipulation, technocratic dehumanization, elite domination, political polarization, and degenerate/poisonous meals, farming, and land use.

We firmly consider {that a} New Morning is inside our attain. As shut because the knives and forks in our arms, the soil below our toes, our computer systems and telephones to speak and mobilize, our wallets and buying energy, and our native public squares and voting cubicles. We have now the facility to wage a peaceable, non-violent, however world altering revolution that’s regenerative, wholesome, equitable, and natural. However we should turn into greater than spectators. We should all take part in revitalizing our tradition, our politics, our meals and our well being. To defeat the highly effective forces of greed and evil, we should be a part of collectively, increase our voices, and preserve our eyes on the prize: an natural and regenerative way forward for peace, freedom, and justice.

We want your assist to maneuver ahead in a brand new Grassroots Rising.

In the event you can afford to make a donation, please assist us out.

Make a tax-deductible donation to Natural Shoppers Affiliation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Support Citizens Regeneration Lobby, OCA’s 501(c)(4) lobbying arm (not tax-deductible)

Make a tax-deductible donation to Regeneration International, our international sister organization

Click on right here for extra methods to help our work

Thanks to our 300,000 e-mail subscribers and two million social media followers (OCA, Tens of millions In opposition to Monsanto, Regeneration Worldwide, Through Organica) who ahead and share our info with mates and contacts.

Please inform everybody you understand to join the free Natural Bytes weekly e-newsletter, and the month-to-month e-newsletter of Regeneration International


Tribute to Ronnie Cummins

From André Leu, Regeneration Worldwide’s Worldwide Director:

“Ronnie Cummins was a large of an individual. He had an aura that lit up the room and a command of language that will enthusiastically encourage audiences. He was the last word organizer with networking abilities and bringing individuals collectively to struggle for essential causes – peace, equity, natural and regenerative meals and farming, non-GMOs, indigenous rights, democratic populism, local weather, pure well being, and others. He may unite completely different teams and encourage them to arrange for these causes. I noticed this firstly of Regeneration Worldwide (RI) when he funded individuals from all around the world to return to Costa Rica for our formation assembly after which to Paris for the UN Local weather Change assembly in 2015. His function was important in getting networks to unfold the messages about regenerating our meals and farming programs and why it began from being unknown in 2014 to turn into a worldwide motion within the information every single day. Ronnie noticed that the aim of democratic populism was to empower and make a greater life for all of the individuals and our planet. He had a powerful sense of the enjoyment of life and appreciated to get together, play guitar and socialize. From him, I discovered: “Make the revolution enjoyable!” – André Leu

Final month, we misplaced Ronnie resulting from most cancers issues, however we’ll carry his legacy ahead and proceed this struggle. Here’s a message from RI’s Steering Committee members André Leu, Vandana Shiva, and Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin in his honor.”

Watch the Video


ChatGPT and the Way forward for Propaganda

Evaluation by Dr. Joseph Mercola:

“I’ve usually marveled on the effectiveness of contemporary propaganda. A part of what makes it so efficient is the provision of know-how, from social media and search engines like google to massive language mannequin synthetic intelligence. OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken the world by storm and corporations throughout a spread of industries are already speaking about changing massive numbers of white collar employees with AI.

This, though there are critical issues with this know-how. For instance, we’re discovering chatbots generally tend to lie and fantasize. Researchers are calling these cases “hallucinations.” Mainly, the AI is concocting a fantasy primarily based on the data accessible and reciting it as reality. And that’s along with the bias that may be inbuilt by programmers. So, whereas it’s an extremely thrilling know-how, we can’t be naïve about its dangers.

One apparent threat is that state-endorsed propaganda can turn into the one info accessible to individuals, as this know-how begins monopolizing on-line searches and digital assistants.
There received’t be a large number of solutions anymore. There’ll solely be one, and he who controls the AI can have the facility to regulate the beliefs of the complete world. In fact, yet one more threat is that nobody will be capable of management it and the AI will management itself. I don’t know which is perhaps worse.”

Learn extra: Dr Mercola’s interview with investigative journalist James Corbett

Naomi Klein: AI Machines Aren’t ‘Hallucinating’. However Their Makers Are


With out Farmers on the Middle, Regenerative Agriculture Will Be a Slogan Not a Answer

Sara Farley writes for Meals Tank:

“The rubber within the sole of your shoe might have a narrative to inform. Final month, the primary sneakers sourced with Regenerative Outcome Verified – ROV™ rubber reached the worldwide market. The rubber comes from a small nook of Thailand, the place rubber-tappers and farmers are remodeling a monoculture rubber plantation into a various cover. Now, farmers additionally develop mango, coconut, turmeric and a bunch of different crops which might be enriching the soil, elevating incomes, bettering vitamin and forming a protecting cover that shields individuals and vegetation from the rising warmth of local weather change.

The ROV™ commonplace is the results of a cutting-edge partnership between the farmer-led Regenerative Rubber Alliance in Thailand, the Timberland firm, Terra Genesis, a regenerative design and improvement agency, and Smallholder Data Services. It’s one instance of the regenerative agriculture motion that’s gaining traction amongst farmers, manufacturers and the worldwide local weather change neighborhood.

However to unleash the potential of regenerative agriculture, farmers, Indigenous Peoples and different land stewards should be entrance and heart in articulating a imaginative and prescient and setting path for regenerative agriculture.”

Learn extra: With out Farmers on the Middle, Regenerative Agriculture Will Be a Slogan Not a Answer

Transitioning to regenerative agriculture will produce more healthy meals, construct soil fertility, restore depleted groundwater, and construct native resilience and meals safety. Regenerative agriculture is a means ahead to revive the well being of individuals and the planet.

Learn more about regenerative agriculture here

Discover your native farmers on the Regenerative Farm Map


Cease the Subsequent Pandemic Earlier than It Begins! Inform Congress to
Cross the Viral Achieve-of-Operate Analysis Moratorium Act

Finally, what we be taught concerning the origins of COVID-19 is much less essential than what we do about it.

There may be laws in Congress that may move that will not solely maintain these accountable accountable but in addition assist to stop a future pandemic, together with however not restricted to:

Institute a ban on conducting and funding any work that features gain-of-function analysis till a global and legally binding commonplace is ready, and solely the place that commonplace is verifiably being adopted.

People agree. Practically 70,000 individuals have signed this petition to ban gain-of-function analysis.

TAKE ACTION: Click on right here to ship your U.S. Senators and Consultant a duplicate of the petition.


Funding the Regeneration Revolution

As we now have repeatedly emphasised over the previous decade, we can’t hope to resolve the local weather, human well being, environmental, immigration, monetary, and rural financial disaster with out natural and regenerative meals, farming, and land use turning into the norm (together with various vitality, conservation, and pure well being practices), reasonably than simply the choice.

In accordance with quite a few polls and focus teams, nearly all of People already perceive that natural farming and (nutrient-dense, recent, home-cooked, natural) meals is best to your well being. A rising quantity additionally perceive that natural and regenerative farming, animal husbandry, and land use are more healthy and extra humane for livestock and higher for the local weather (decreasing emissions, naturally sequestering extra atmospheric carbon) and the planet (decreasing air pollution, preserving and regenerating biodiversity).

The unavoidable drawback is that almost all of individuals are economically burdened and time-constrained, and/or missing in cooking abilities. Shoppers routinely “minimize corners” by buying cheaper, highly-processed, non-organic meals or by consuming out (or ordering residence supply) in quick meals chains, or typical eating places. Sixty p.c of the eating regimen of People consists of highly-processed meals, laced with extra sugar, unhealthy fat (excessive in Omega-6, low in Omega-3), pesticides, artificial elements, preservatives, GMOs, and poisonous vegetable oils.

Learn extra concerning the game-changing technique for organizing communities to protect their lands and eco-systems


Authorities Censorship of Pure Well being Merchandise on the Rise


“As soon as once more, the federal government is attempting to restrict entry to the data we now have about the advantages of pure merchandise. The FTC sent letters to 670 companies, together with these promoting dietary dietary supplements, homeopathic merchandise, and practical meals, warning them that in the event that they make claims with out correct scientific substantiation, they may face massive civil penalties—as much as $50,120 per violation. This unprecedented transfer is a warning shot to the pure well being trade signaling that we’re coming into a brand new period of enforcement by which the federal government might be much more aggressive than it has been in censoring speech about the advantages of pure merchandise. We should push again.

It is a complicated concern that’s fairly technical, however what we’re dealing with is a government-led marketing campaign to hide the exceptional fact concerning the therapeutic and disease-preventing powers of meals and vitamins, finally deceptive the general public in order that they spend their cash on medication reasonably than pure dietary supplements.

ANH-USA helps laws that will enable the free circulation of details about dietary supplements by permitting corporations to quote peer-reviewed research demonstrating well being advantages. Assist us push again towards the federal government’s censorship marketing campaign and help free speech!”

Motion Alert! Write to Congress, telling them to cease the FTC’s censorship marketing campaign and to help the free circulation of details about dietary supplements. Please ship your message instantly.

Oppose the FTC’s Large Censorship Marketing campaign


Ditch Your Spade, Neglect Fertilizer, Take heed to the Weeds

The Guardian experiences:

“Speaking of weeds, it’s time we ditched the phrase altogether. Even the Chelsea flower show is rebranding weeds as “hero vegetation”. Maybe we will discuss of them as frequent people or elders (they’ve been round so much longer than us), as a result of each weed in your backyard is attempting to let you know one thing crucial.

The extra one kind dominates, the louder the sermon is. Dandelions are saying your soil is somewhat compact, low on floor vitamins, significantly calcium and potassium; nettles let you know there may be an excessive amount of floor nitrogen (not so good as it sounds). A flurry of annual weeds – bittercress, chickweed and mouse weeds – say your soil is dominated by micro organism, whereas thistles, docks, inexperienced alkanets and comfrey are one other signal that the floor is somewhat low on vitamins and solely these with lengthy faucet roots to mine the sub-soil layer can thrive. Brambles are likely to proliferate the place there may be extreme nitrogen, however the land has been left alone to allow them to take higher maintain. There may be some proof, although, that they’ve a possible function within the pure regeneration of tree seedlings: deer received’t browse in the course of a bramble thicket and in a woodland this implies the tree seedlings received’t get nibbled, whereas the mycorrhizal fungi will faucet into the woodland community to spice up the seedlings with sufficient development to make it up and out of the thicket.”

Learn Alys Fowler’s information to laid-back gardening

Discover extra info in OCA’s Cook dinner Natural Not The Planet marketing campaign


Inform the USDA They Should Responsibly Regulate Genetically Modified (GM) Microorganisms

From the Institute for Accountable Know-how:

Genetically modified (GM) microbes can wreak havoc. They could journey, mutate, and swap genes with different microbes, impacting microbial communities in unpredictable methods. Since microbiomes are important for dwelling programs, GM microbes might promote illness, injury, or collapse ecosystems, and put our meals provide in danger.

Until we act, hundreds of thousands of sorts will flood our ecosystem on account of:

  • Firms releasing GM microbes on hundreds of thousands of acres;
  • CRISPR gene modifying labs – now lower than $2,000 – turning into more and more accessible and promoted by faculties and companies; and
  • 1000’s of “synbio” manufacturing amenities that use GM micro organism, yeast, and algae producing merchandise for meals, drugs, and trade.

The USDA is remitted to control modified microorganisms that “can instantly or not directly injure, trigger injury to, or trigger illness in a plant or plant product.” Based mostly on up-to-date analysis on gene circulation and microbiomes, nearly all GM microbes match this description.
The USDA, nonetheless, has narrowed its regulatory focus to only a tiny variety of GM microbes, and even these aren’t topic to rigorous necessities. This model of “Don’t ask, don’t inform” endangers us all. It’s nicely illustrated within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Draft Guide for Submitting Permit Applications for Microorganisms Developed Using Genetic Engineering.

TAKE ACTION: Add your name to the comments by May 21


Out of doors Manufacturers Part Out PFAS, “Ceaselessly Chemical substances,” Forward of State Bans

Tatum McConnell for Environmental Well being Information writes:

“The outside footwear firm KEEN made a discovery about their sneakers in 2014: they have been rife with stain- and water resistant chemical substances identified to hurt human well being known as PFAS, often known as “endlessly chemical substances.”

Laces, buckles, inside textiles and extra have been receiving a PFAS remedy earlier than turning into a part of a sandal or mountaineering boot.

“PFAS have been being utilized to kinds that have been meant to go within the water, and a water shoe doesn’t should be waterproof,” Lauren Hood, KEEN sustainability supervisor, advised Environmental Well being Information (EHN).

The corporate began by asking suppliers to cease utilizing pointless PFAS, which eliminated about 65% of one of these chemical substances of their merchandise. It took 4 years for KEEN to part out PFAS in all merchandise, by means of discovering and testing chemical water-proofing options.

Now attire corporations might want to observe KEEN’s instance to adjust to upcoming bans on PFAS in shopper merchandise, together with outside clothes, handed in a minimum of three U.S. states.”

Learn extra concerning the PFAS-free ripple impact

Our meals and groundwater is contaminated with PFAS: Take Motion!


Different Important Studying and Movies for the Week

Argentina: GMO Agricultural Mannequin “Damages Well being, Generates Sickness and Demise”

New Research Exhibits Risks of Childhood Publicity To Weed Killer

‘One of many Company Scandals of Our Occasions’: Shell Posts Document $10 Billion in Income

Will Meat Be Banned?

Why Financial Justice for Indigenous Teams Is Very important to Saving Endangered Species

This Simply Uncovered Pfizer | Lee Fang’s Unique Bombshell Report

Southern Minnesota Farmer Pleads Responsible in Multimillion Natural Grain Fraud Scheme

Inexperienced Teams Relieved as Launch of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Averted in California

Historic Views on Meals System Transformation

In ‘Most cancers Alley’, US Chemical Giants Mount Marketing campaign In opposition to Grassroots Organizers

Farm Bill Chairman Drinks Gatorade After Stroke: Politico’s are Clueless About Nutrition, Health

The Wild Psychedelic Origins of Indigenous Mystical Rites — As Revealed by Archaeology


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