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How Monsanto manipulates journalists and academics
14 June 2019 - Monsanto's own emails and documents reveal a disinformation campaign to hide its weedkiller's possible links to cancer. Over the past year, evidence of Monsanto's deceptive efforts to defend the safety of its top-selling Roundup herbicide have been laid bare for all to see. ... But these once-confidential Monsanto documents demonstrate that the deception has gone much deeper. In addition to the manipulation of science and of regulators, the company's most insidious deceit may be its strategic manipulation of the media, according to the records. (more)

Dutch firm generates buzz with big fly larvae farm
11 June 2019 - Tiny fly larvae have Dutch firm Protix thinking big as it looks to produce enough fish food to generate 100 million servings of salmon a year. On Tuesday [11 June], the company opened one of the largest known farms dedicated to producing insects for use in animal feed, as it looks to boost output of cheap, environmentally friendly protein. (more)

Power from Kenya's planned coal-fired power plant could cost 10 times more than estimated: study
11 June 2019 - Electricity from a coal-fired power plant due to be built in Kenya by a Kenyan-Chinese consortium will cost consumers up to 10 times more than planned, a U.S. thinktank says, raising further doubts about the long-delayed project. Construction of the plant on the Kenyan mainland opposite the tourist island of Lamu was scheduled to begin in 2015 but has been repeatedly halted ... (more)

Sleep habits linked with blood sugar control in diabetes and prediabetes
11 June 2019 - Too little sleep -- or too much -- can be tied to problems with blood sugar levels, not just in people with diabetes but also in people at high risk for developing the disease, a new study finds. Irregular sleep schedules and poor sleep quality are known to be associated with poor blood sugar control in people who already have diabetes. 'Don't let the 'pre' fool you -- prediabetes is a serious health condition,' public health officials warn on the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 'Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.' (more)

US: Near-record 'dead zone' forecast off U.S. Gulf coast, threatening fish
11 June 2019 - A near record-sized 'dead zone' of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers said. ... Experts blamed unusually high rainfall across the U.S. Midwest this Spring that washed farm fertilizers along streams and rivers through the Mississippi River Basin out into the Gulf. (more)

Sleeping with lights or TV on tied to obesity
10 June 2019 - For middle-aged and older women, sleeping with the television or lights on has been linked with higher odds of becoming obese, in a recent U.S. study. While a high-calorie diet and sedentary behavior are the most commonly cited explanations for obesity, some previous research has also linked exposure to artificial light at night to an increased risk of weight gain, researchers note in JAMA Internal Medicine. (more)

Cyber-thieves turn to 'invisible net' to set up attacks
7 June 2019 - Cyber-thieves are creating an 'invisible internet' to stop police spying on cyber-crime deals being done on the dark net, research suggests. Instead of trading on marketplaces, criminals have turned to 'gated' chat forums, invitation-only communities and encrypted apps, say researchers. The change could make it hard for law enforcement agencies to spot and trace attacks, they warn. They also found a large increase in attacks aimed at big companies. (more)

Microplastics have invaded the deep ocean - and the food chain
6 June 2019 - The largest habitat for life on Earth is the deep ocean. It's home to everything from jellyfish to giant bluefin tuna. But the deep ocean is being invaded by tiny pieces of plastic -- plastic that people thought was mostly floating at the surface, and in amounts they never imagined. (more)

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Decreased Crime Rate chart

When one per cent of the population of a city or town practices Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, the crime rate significantly decreases over the long term. This is known as the Maharishi Effect, which is the phenomenon of the rise of coherence in the collective consciousness of any community.


The collective practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme creates harmony and coherence throughout the environment, leading to reduced hostility and increased cooperation between nations.

Reduced Armed Conflict chart

Large groups of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme create an environment of harmony and coherence for themselves and for the whole world.

Reduced Conflict chart

When the number of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme in a group excedes the square root of one per cent of a nation’s population,there is a significant reduction in conflict both at home and throughout the world.


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