When we choose the types of foods that we eat, we are often thinking about what would be the healthiest choices for our bodies.
While this is perfectly acceptable and the best thing we can be doing for our own health, it is also important to consider the impact our food choices are having on the planet.
The agricultural industry is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the world, accounting for between 19-29% off all global greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock production (including transportation and feed) accounts for a staggering 80% of the sector’s emissions. That’s more than the emissions for all planes, trucks, cars and boats combined!
Each year 200,000 people die from medical errors in American hospitals. There are a number of reasons for these mistakes, but everyone agrees the number would be much lower if doctors shared records. In this Internet age, we assume doctors anywhere can pull up our charts, but the truth is most have no way to do this.
At first glance, it might be an obvious conclusion that since many clinical practices use computers to record information and to look up past records, and since hospitals also use computers to look up information, these clinical practices must be exchanging data among themselves and among hospitals in the region. Continue Reading
This 1974 documentary by G. Edward Griffin explains the hypothesis that cancer is a ”deficiency disease” that is brought about by the absence of Nitrilocides from Vitamin B-17 in people’s diets, and it shows evidence that a related medical treatment known as Laetrile is able to often cure cancers that have already started. Various issues are discussed including an explanation of the theory, evidence of the treatment being effective including case histories, and an explanation of ulterior motives causing the medical establishment to inappropriately be opposed to such treatment.
Thanks to G Edward Griffin. Continue Reading
During her PhD, Dr Carla Brown investigated protein antibiotics isolated from gut bacteria termed bacteriocins. This area of research is extremely important due to the problem of antibiotic resistance. Bacteriocins represent an ideal class of novel antibiotics as they are highly potent and species-specific – therefore do not elicit broad spectrum killing that is a major contributor to the spread of resistance. As part of her research, and funded by the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at University of Glasgow, Carla collaborated with Siam Colvine, Christopher Cook (Little City Pictures) and Steven Cook (Little City Pictures) to produce an innovative film to educate the public on the damaging effect resistant bacteria are having on antibiotics. Continue Reading
The documentary Meat: The Truth is the first major project undertaken by the Nicolaas G Pierson Foundation. Meat: The Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by Marianne Thieme, which forms an addendum to earlier films that have been made about climate change. Although such films have convincingly succeeded in drawing public attention to the issue of global warming, they have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. Meat: The Truth, has drawn attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together. Continue Reading