1M+ US Children Age 6 or Under Are on Psychiatric Drugs

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Today in America it is quite common to be prescribed antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs, in fact, a 2013 study revealed that about one in six American adults is on these drugs. Considering the number doubled from the years 1999 to 2012, it would be foolish to assume the trend has declined from 2012 to present day. An underlying result of this increase that some may not…

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2017 US Budget: Good for Sustainable Farming, Bad For Food Safety

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The federal omnibus package for 2017 will keep the wheels flowing at least until the end of September. Here’s what it means for food. Especially sustainable agriculture, school lunches, food safety, energy, various farmers, and more! 2017 #US Budget: Good for #SustainableAgriculture, Bad For #Food #Safety Click To Tweet Conservation and Energy The Rural Energy for America Program– which provides renewable energy grants to local…

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Exposed: Largest Organic Milk Supplier Isn’t Really Organic. Buy These Brands Instead

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The Washington Post (which fails in some aspects, but wins here) has published a shocking exposé revealing that the United States’ largest organic milk supplier is actually not organic at all. Exposed: Largest #Organic #Milk Supplier Isn't Really Organic. Buy These Brands Instead Click To Tweet Aurora Organic Dairy is the country’s largest supplier of organic milk and dairy. If you buy store-brand aka generic…

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Study Links Fever During Pregnancy With Autism

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New investigation provides intriguing clues about the relationship between fever during pregnancy and babies born with autism. Study Links #Fever During #Pregnancy With #Autism Click To Tweet A recent study led by scientists at the Center of Investigation and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, demonstrated that fever is a detonant for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Mandy…

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‘Fitbit for Cows’ Cowlar Tracks Everything From Disease to Stress

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The dairy industry is pretty disgusting. Cows are treated, well, like cattle. So in order to better track cows’ physical and mental state, a Pakistani company developed Cowlar: the ‘Fitbit for cows.’ Sure, a vegan lifestyle is more sustainable overall. Plus disease is not uncommon. Conditions like mastitis causes pus to “leak” into dairy milk. Granted this amount is very small, and part of a very…

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Sirtfood Diet: What Is It and Is It Right for me?

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You’re right to be skeptical of the latest diet trend. Companies or individuals usually develop fad diets with the purpose of creating profit. With so many people desperate to lose weight, it’s easy for these companies to prey on their vulnerability. So is the sirtfood diet a viable solution or just an unhealthy fad? Let’s take a closer look… #Sirtfood #Diet: What Is It and Is…

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Victory! Germany Becomes Latest Country To End Fur Farming

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Leaders in the country recently voted to end the barbaric practice of fur farming which results in millions of creatures being slaughtered every year. First, Germany became the first country in the world to end the practice of shredding male chicks in the egg industry (seriously, it’s a thing. Read more here). Now, the progressive nation has joined the growing list of countries who have…

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Infographic: How MDMA for PTSD Psychotherapy Works

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Dr Bronner’s– everyone’s favorite soap company– released a statement in April announcing their plans to donate $5 to an organization called MAPS for the purpose of getting FDA approval using MDMA for PTSD. The family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap, Dr Bronner’s, says they will donate $1 million each year over the next five years to MAPS: the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic…

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Region In Scotland Will Be 100% Powered By Kites Within 10 Years

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Scotland is ambitious to meet its goal of cutting carbon emissions by 66% by the year 2032, which is why kites will generate power for an entire region of Scotland in less than a decade. The United States of America might be reneging on its previous commitment to decreasing carbon emissions in an effort to reduce climate change, but Scotland is still ambitious to meet…

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Coffee Flour & Beer Pizza: Newest Inventions To Reduce Food Waste

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The problem of food waste is a lot bigger than you think, but companies around the world are trying to combat it. That’s where the coffee flour and beer pizza come in… #Coffee #Flour & #Beer #Pizza: Newest Inventions To Reduce #Food #Waste Click To Tweet Food waste is a huge issue not just because of the implications it has on the economy that wastes…

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