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’ll be able to assist pollinators considerably by rising a variety of native crops in your area. Our regional native plant lists, although not exhaustive, spotlight species which were proven to offer an a variety of benefits to a variety of pollinators. These native crops might be grown throughout rural and concrete landscapes to create new pollinator habitat or to reinforce present habitat.

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

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 Instances Worse For The Atmosphere 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 atmosphere 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 research means that scaling up the method may launch between 4 and 25 occasions extra emissions than the worldwide beef trade.

In accordance with the research authors, “[billions of] funding {dollars} have particularly been allotted to [the ACBM] sector with the thesis that this product shall 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 in regards to the excessive atmosphere prices of lab grown meat

We want actual farms, not faux meals!


New Morning

We at OCA, like hundreds of thousands of Individuals, in addition to natural customers and farmers internationally, 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 palms, the soil beneath 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 now have the facility to wage a peaceable, non-violent, however world altering revolution that’s regenerative, wholesome, equitable, and natural. However we should develop 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 part of collectively, increase our voices, and maintain 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 case 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

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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 may enthusiastically encourage audiences. He was the final word organizer with networking abilities and bringing individuals collectively to combat 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 totally different teams and encourage them to prepare for these causes. I noticed this originally 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 develop into a worldwide motion within the information on daily basis. 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 preferred to celebration, play guitar and socialize. From him, I realized: “Make the revolution enjoyable!” – André Leu

Final month, we misplaced Ronnie because of most cancers problems, however we are going to carry his legacy ahead and proceed this combat. 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 and yahoo 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 staff with AI.

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

One apparent danger is that state-endorsed propaganda can develop into the one data out there 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 could have the facility to regulate the beliefs of your complete world. After all, one more danger is that nobody will be capable to 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 Heart, Regenerative Agriculture Will Be a Slogan Not a Resolution

Sara Farley writes for Meals Tank:

“The rubber within the sole of your shoe could 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 number of different crops which might be enriching the soil, elevating incomes, enhancing vitamin and forming a protecting cover that shields individuals and crops from the rising warmth of local weather change.

The ROV™ customary 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 group.

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

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

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 method 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
Move the Viral Acquire-of-Operate Analysis Moratorium Act

Finally, what we study in regards to the origins of COVID-19 is much less essential than what we do about it.

There’s laws in Congress that may move that may not solely maintain these accountable accountable but additionally assist to forestall 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 world and legally binding customary is about, and solely the place that customary is verifiably being adopted.

Individuals 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 replica of the petition.


Funding the Regeneration Revolution

As now we 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 changing into the norm (together with various vitality, conservation, and pure well being practices), fairly than simply the choice.

In accordance with quite a few polls and focus teams, nearly all of Individuals already perceive that natural farming and (nutrient-dense, contemporary, home-cooked, natural) meals is healthier on 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 cattle and higher for the local weather (lowering emissions, naturally sequestering extra atmospheric carbon) and the planet (lowering air pollution, preserving and regenerating biodiversity).

The unavoidable downside is that almost all of persons are economically careworn and time-constrained, and/or missing in cooking abilities. Shoppers routinely “lower 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 % of the weight loss plan of Individuals consists of highly-processed meals, laced with extra sugar, unhealthy fat (excessive in Omega-6, low in Omega-3), pesticides, artificial components, preservatives, GMOs, and poisonous vegetable oils.

Learn extra in regards to 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 making an attempt to restrict entry to the knowledge now we have about the advantages of pure merchandise. The FTC sent letters to 670 companies, together with these promoting dietary dietary supplements, homeopathic merchandise, and purposeful 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 getting into a brand new period of enforcement during which the federal government shall 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 reality in regards to the therapeutic and disease-preventing powers of meals and vitamins, in the end deceptive the general public in order that they spend their cash on medication fairly than pure dietary supplements.

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

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

Oppose the FTC’s Huge Censorship Marketing campaign


Ditch Your Spade, Neglect Fertilizer, Hearken to the Weeds

The Guardian stories:

“Speaking of weeds, it’s time we ditched the phrase altogether. Even the Chelsea flower show is rebranding weeds as “hero crops”. Maybe we are able to discuss of them as widespread people or elders (they’ve been round lots longer than us), as a result of each weed in your backyard is making an attempt to let you know one thing essential.

The extra one kind dominates, the louder the sermon is. Dandelions are saying your soil is a bit compact, low on floor vitamins, notably calcium and potassium; nettles let you know there’s 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 a bit low on vitamins and solely these with lengthy faucet roots to mine the sub-soil layer can thrive. Brambles are inclined to proliferate the place there’s extreme nitrogen, however the land has been left alone to allow them to take higher maintain. There’s 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 data in OCA’s Prepare 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 residing programs, GM microbes could promote illness, injury, or collapse ecosystems, and put our meals provide in danger.

Until we act, hundreds of thousands of types will flood our ecosystem because of:

  • Firms releasing GM microbes on hundreds of thousands of acres;
  • CRISPR gene enhancing labs – now lower than $2,000 – changing into more and more accessible and promoted by colleges and companies; and
  • Hundreds of “synbio” manufacturing amenities that use GM micro organism, yeast, and algae producing merchandise for meals, medication, and trade.

The USDA is remitted to manage 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 move and microbiomes, just about all GM microbes match this description.
The USDA, nevertheless, has narrowed its regulatory focus to only a tiny variety of GM microbes, and even these usually are not topic to rigorous necessities. This model of “Don’t ask, don’t inform” endangers us all. It’s effectively 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


Outside Manufacturers Part Out PFAS, “Without end Chemical substances,” Forward of State Bans

Tatum McConnell for Environmental Well being Information writes:

“The out of doors footwear firm KEEN made a discovery about their sneakers in 2014: they had been rife with stain- and waterproof chemical substances identified to hurt human well being known as PFAS, often known as “perpetually chemical substances.”

Laces, buckles, inside textiles and extra had been receiving a PFAS remedy earlier than changing into a part of a sandal or mountain climbing boot.

“PFAS had been being utilized to kinds that had been meant to go within the water, and a water shoe doesn’t have to 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 section out PFAS in all merchandise, via discovering and testing chemical water-proofing options.

Now attire corporations might want to comply with KEEN’s instance to adjust to upcoming bans on PFAS in client merchandise, together with out of doors clothes, handed in at the least three U.S. states.”

Learn extra in regards to 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 Examine Exhibits Risks of Childhood Publicity To Weed Killer

‘One of many Company Scandals of Our Instances’: Shell Posts Report $10 Billion in Earnings

Will Meat Be Banned?

Why Financial Justice for Indigenous Teams Is 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 Towards 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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