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Reasons the Modern Farmer Sprays Herbicides

On August 24, Seagate posted a blog article regarding the new Monsanto herbicide-resistent genetically modified (GMO) soybean seed called Xtend.  It is able to make soy resist dying from being sprayed with the weed-killer Dicamba.  A number of (very angry) farmers, we call the middle-America 4-H club GMO folks, took issue with the article. We […]

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Big Pharma suing to block importation of EPA (derived from fish oil)

In a novel approach by “Big Pharma”, drug company Amarin filed a lawsuit with the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the importation of products that contain a concentrated version of EPA, the component most commonly found in fish oil which may alleviate joint inflammation and reduce tryglycerides. This lawsuit does not ban natural fish […]

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Another Monsanto chemical – it probably cannot be controlled

Monsanto, our nation’s favorite GMO seed, pesticide and herbicide producer plus GMO seeds impregnated with pesticides but able to resist their own chemicals, and producer of such notable chemical agents like Agent Orange, Roundup, and glyphosphate from their pesticides ….. has come up with a new chemicallly-resistant soybean seed called Xtend which resists their herbicide […]

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Angioplasty – do you really need one?

Angioplasties (stents) have saved hundreds of thousands of lives and have become a part of conventional or perhaps fashionable medical treatment. However, we are also a country where doctors over-prescribe to patients who demand excessive treatment. “A match made in heaven”, which unfortunately is where a lot of us end up, hopefully, but not too […]

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Antibiotics and the newborn’s health

Antibiotics have their purpose – for killing pathogenic bacteria and getting rid of infection in your body.  The problem is that antibiotics also attack good bacteria that we need to stay healthy. Science has not yet solved the problem to make antibiotics specific just for the pathogens. A new study at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital […]

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New FDA commissioner approved – what it means to health foods

  Dr. Scott Gottlieb   FDA Commissioner  (source of Photo CNN) The Senate just confirmed the approval this week of the newest FDA commissioner – Dr. Scott Gottlieb – a 44-year-old physician.  Many Senators and Congressmen voiced their concern that Dr. Gottlieb has extensive ties to the pharmaceutical industry. In advance of confirmation, Gottlieb expressed his […]

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Comparing Olive Leaf Extract brands

It is impossible to make a comparison with brands whose only contribution to their product is the design of their label. These days the product most often chosen for comparison is the Olive Leaf Extract.  However, the question we have is how do you compare competitors who purchase their extract from others, usually brokers of  […]

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Mass-market buying out health food companies

The health food industry has changed dramatically during the  last 25 years when Seagate first entered the industry. It used to be made up primarily of small companies that farmed and processed their own products. These days, very few health food companies process anything other than paperwork in their offices. During the the 1990’s the […]

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Olive Oil cheating update

Seagate previously posted on this subject in a May 2016, Olive Oil Industry Growth & Cheating. That article detailed the flow of olive oil from Italy into the U.S., over 110,000 tons/year, and how most of it was adulterated either with other vegetable oils, oils from North African and Eastern European countries, or 2nd press […]

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