Category Archives: Health news

Resource: Graphs on the Decline of Infectious Diseases

The following link leads to a collection of graphs demonstrating the decline of infectious diseases. While some of the graphs actually show an accelerated decline, a majority actually demonstrate a reduction of decline from the introduction of vaccines. What seems clear though, is that vaccinations have not been the sole reason behind the decline in infectious disease, that western countries have been enjoying.

“Figures one (1) through eleven (11) graphically illustrate that in North America, Europe, and the
South Pacific , major declines in life-threatening infectious diseases occurred historically either
without, or far in advance of public immunization efforts for specific diseases as listed. This
provides irrefutable evidence that vaccines are not necessary for the effective elimination of a
wide range of infectious diseases”


You Should Know the China Study, the most Comprehensive Nutritional Study ever Conducted

I met a genius in nutrition, while I was in college, he studied public health, and borrowed this book to me for a while. Evan though its a few years old, it has not lost an ounce of significance.

“What will it take for veggie stir-fry on rice to replace a beef burger on a bun as the all-American meal? A switch to a more plant-based diet has been standard dietary advice for years and the new Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report is no exception. In The China Study, however, the Campbells go much further, arguing that “a good diet is the most powerful weapon we have against disease and sickness” and that the healthiest diet is an entirely plant-based whole-food diet (no meat, dairy or eggs and little, if any, fish). A simple switch to such a diet, claim the Campbells, will dramatically decrease your risk of getting the diseases common in Western societies, including auto-immune diseases, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. As large-scale genetic screens to identify genes for these same diseases continue to fail, and as this failure looks to be permanent (seeThe Great DNA Data Deficit: Are Genes for Disease a Mirage?), this advice appears more and more prescient.”

Growth in Crop Yields not From Biotechnology

 A decade ago my friend studied traditional plant breeding at Helsinki university in Finland. They presented this same conclusion as a statistical fact. About five years ago I was studying a bit of biology and bumped into a lot of research drawing these same conclusions. As a further note, soil and water management which this article point as a way forward, are often affected negativly by GMO crops.

“According to Failure to Yield, a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, that promise has proven to be a mirage. Despite 20 years of research and 13 years of commercialization, genetic engineering has failed so far to significantly increase U.S. crop yields.”

Viral Gene Discovered in Commercial GMO Crops

“How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years?

In the course of analysis to identify potential allergens in GMO crops, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has belatedly discovered that the most common genetic regulatory sequence in commercial GMOs also encodes a significant fragment of a viral gene (Podevin and du Jardin 2012). This finding has serious ramifications for crop biotechnology and its regulation, but possibly even greater ones for consumers and farmers. This is because there are clear indications that this viral gene (called Gene VI) might not be safe for human consumption. It also may disturb the normal functioning of crops, including their natural pest resistance.”

Food Fraud is on the Rise

I visited Vietnam some years back, and wanted to export coffee, I was offered great deals, and Vietnamese coffee is awsome, different in only positive ways. My problem was that I wanted an organic product, and I was offered organic documentation for any product I would have purchased. If the products were really organic, was never an issue for the suppliers.

“If you are what you eat, you might be having an identity crisis.

A new study on food fraud was released Wednesday morning by U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a scientific nonprofit organization that helps set standards for the “quality, safety and benefit” of foods and medicines. The group runs a searchable online database of food fraud reports at and nearly 800 new records were added as part of the study – a 60% increase from last year.

Food fraud, as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the adulteration, dilution or mislabeling of goods. USP further defines food fraud in the study as “the fraudulent addition of nonauthentic substances or removal or replacement of authentic substances without the purchaser’s knowledge for economic gain to the seller.””

Agrobacterium Possible Link Between Morgellons and GMOs

I’ve been following morgellons for close to a decade, and while it does seem like there would be a placebo component, this research has found such a strong correlation that it cannot be ignored. Lets see how this plays out.

“For about two years now, Food Nation Radio Network has been covering the issues that affect our food supply. During the course of our research, investigations and interviews for the show, we came across a particularly disturbing piece of information in the genetically modified food puzzle. It’s the possible relationship between agrobacterium, genetic engineering and Morgellons Disease.”

How 3d Printing is Changing the World

“I have a pretty unique perch at T. Rowe Price, as the person who’s got one foot in the public markets and one foot in the private equity markets. I scan the venture capital world to make sure that we’re on top of these private companies that the venture capitalists are creating, and get to know them two, three, four, five years before their IPO (Initial Public Offering).

It’s a very useful knowledge pipeline for us, to watch developments through the eyes of the venture capitalist, and I’ve seen a lot of the most exciting things coming out of private equity.

From my vantage point, 3D Printing is right up there as one of the most exciting innovations I’ve seen in the 20 years I’ve been around here. I think it’s going to change the way goods are manufactured across many industries.”

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