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

“You may assist pollinators considerably by fishforlifecc rising a range of native vegetation 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 range of pollinators. These native vegetation will be grown throughout rural and concrete landscapes to create new pollinator habitat or to boost current habitat.

Our plant lists embody 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 helpful bugs akin to predatory or parasitoid bugs that assist to manage pests of decorative and crop vegetation.”

Find plants in your state

Pollinator Conservation Resource Center

Give Bees a Likelihood: 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!

Ben Taub writes for IFL Science:

“Rising burgers and steaks from cultured cells could also be seen as the way forward for the meat business, however a brand new evaluation signifies that the mass-production of lab-grown meat utilizing present applied sciences might be significantly worse for the setting than actual beef. At current, animal cell-based meat (ACBM) is just 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 might launch between 4 and 25 occasions extra emissions than the worldwide beef business.

In response to the examine authors, “[billions of] funding {dollars} have particularly been allotted to [the ACBM] sector with the thesis that this product can 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 setting prices of lab grown meat

We’d like actual farms, not pretend meals!

 

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New Morning

 

We at OCA, like tens of millions of Individuals, 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 each day nightmares—countless 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 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 ability to wage a peaceable, non-violent, however world altering revolution that’s regenerative, wholesome, equitable, and natural. However we should grow to be 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, elevate our voices, and hold our eyes on the prize: an natural and regenerative way forward for peace, freedom, and justice.

We’d like your assist to maneuver ahead in a brand new Grassroots Rising.

For those who can afford to make a donation, please assist us out.

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REST IN POWER

 

 

Tribute to Ronnie Cummins

 

From André Leu, Regeneration Worldwide’s Worldwide Director:

“Ronnie Cummins was an enormous of an individual. He had an aura that lit up the room and a command of language that might enthusiastically encourage audiences. He was the final word organizer with networking expertise and bringing individuals collectively to battle for vital causes – peace, equity, natural and regenerative meals and farming, non-GMOs, indigenous rights, democratic populism, local weather, pure well being, and others. He might unite totally different teams and encourage them to arrange for these causes. I noticed this in the beginning of Regeneration Worldwide (RI) when he funded individuals from all around the world to come back 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 methods and why it began from being unknown in 2014 to grow to be a world motion within the information daily. 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 robust sense of the enjoyment of life and preferred to social gathering, play guitar and socialize. From him, I discovered: “Make the revolution enjoyable!” – André Leu

Final month, we misplaced Ronnie on account of most cancers problems, however we are going to carry his legacy ahead and proceed this battle. Here’s a message from RI’s Steering Committee members André Leu, Vandana Shiva, and Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin in his honor.”

Watch the Video

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

 

ChatGPT and the Way forward for Propaganda

 

Evaluation by Dr. Joseph Mercola:

“I’ve typically marveled on the effectiveness of contemporary propaganda. A part of what makes it so efficient is the provision of expertise, from social media and serps to giant language mannequin synthetic intelligence. OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken the world by storm and corporations throughout a variety of industries are already speaking about changing giant numbers of white collar staff with AI.

This, regardless that there are critical issues with this expertise. 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 based mostly on the knowledge accessible and reciting it as truth. And that’s along with the bias that may be in-built by programmers. So, whereas it’s an extremely thrilling expertise, we can’t be naïve about its dangers.

One apparent threat is that state-endorsed propaganda can grow to be the one info accessible to individuals, as this expertise begins monopolizing on-line searches and digital assistants.
There received’t be a mess of solutions anymore. There’ll solely be one, and he who controls the AI may have the ability to manage the beliefs of the complete world. After all, yet one more threat is that nobody will have the ability 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

 

REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

 

 

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 reworking a monoculture rubber plantation into a various cover. Now, farmers additionally develop mango, coconut, turmeric and a bunch of different crops which are enriching the soil, elevating incomes, bettering diet 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 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 route 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 approach 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

 

GAIN-OF-FUNCTION

 

 

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

 

In the end, what we be taught in regards to the origins of COVID-19 is much less vital than what we do about it.

There may be laws in Congress that may move that might 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.

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 duplicate of the petition.

 

RONNIE CUMMINS ARCHIVE

 

 

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 changing into the norm (together with various power, conservation, and pure well being practices), somewhat than simply the choice.

In response to 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 best 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 (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 persons are economically burdened and time-constrained, and/or missing in cooking expertise. Shoppers routinely “lower corners” by buying cheaper, highly-processed, non-organic meals or by consuming out (or ordering house supply) in quick meals chains, or standard eating places. Sixty % of the food 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

 

VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS

 

 

Authorities Censorship of Pure Well being Merchandise on the Rise

 

From ANH-USA:

“As soon as once more, the federal government is attempting to restrict entry to the knowledge 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 are going to face giant civil penalties—as much as $50,120 per violation. This unprecedented transfer is a warning shot to the pure well being business signaling that we’re coming into a brand new period of enforcement during which the federal government can be much more aggressive than it has been in censoring speech about the advantages of pure merchandise. We should push again.

This can be a complicated problem that’s fairly technical, however what we’re going through is a government-led marketing campaign to hide the outstanding 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 medicine somewhat than pure dietary supplements.

ANH-USA helps laws that might 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 in opposition to 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

 

GARDENING

 

 

Ditch Your Spade, Neglect Fertilizer, Hearken to the Weeds

 

The Guardian studies:

“Speaking of weeds, it’s time we ditched the phrase altogether. Even the Chelsea flower show is rebranding weeds as “hero vegetation”. Maybe we are able to speak 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 inform you one thing crucial.

The extra one kind dominates, the louder the sermon is. Dandelions are saying your soil is a bit compact, low on floor vitamins, significantly calcium and potassium; nettles inform you 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 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 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 midst 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 progress to make it up and out of the thicket.”

Learn Alys Fowler’s information to laid-back gardening

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

 

TAKE ACTION

 

 

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

Until we act, tens of millions of types will flood our ecosystem because of:

  • Corporations releasing GM microbes on tens of millions of acres;
  • CRISPR gene modifying labs – now lower than $2,000 – changing into more and more accessible and promoted by colleges and companies; and
  • Hundreds of “synbio” manufacturing services that use GM micro organism, yeast, and algae producing merchandise for meals, medication, and business.

The USDA is remitted to manage modified microorganisms that “can straight or not directly injure, trigger injury to, or trigger illness in a plant or plant product.” Primarily based 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 are usually 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

 

FOREVER CHEMICALS

 

 

Out of doors Manufacturers Part Out PFAS, “Ceaselessly 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 water resistant chemical substances identified to hurt human well being referred to as PFAS, often known as “perpetually chemical substances.”

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

“PFAS had been being utilized to types that had 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 section out PFAS in all merchandise, by 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 out of doors clothes, handed in no less than three U.S. states.”

Learn extra in regards to the PFAS-free ripple impact

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

 

LITTLE BYTES

 

 

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