Quotes

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“Another world is not only possible, she's on the way and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.”

Arundhati Roy, From a speech entitled Confronting Empire given at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil on 28 January 2003



“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, From Fortune of the Republic (1878)




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Disclaimers

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Disclaimer

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The following resources are provided for reference purposes only. Their inclusion on this Web page, created by EcoC²S/Irucka Embry, does not represent any endorsement on the part of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry nor does it represent their endorsement of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry. The use of any of the listed software libraries, programs, tools, etc. and the interpretation of any results obtained remains the responsibility of the user. As well, the use of any of the resources and the interpretation of any results obtained remains the responsibility of the user. [This disclaimer is a revised version of the one found online at Internet Finite Element Resources (IFER).]


Edible & Medicinal Plants (Medical Herbs) and Medical/Healing/Remedy/Health Disclaimer

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The information provided on this Web page with regards to edible & medicinal plants (medical herbs) and medical/healing is provided for educational purposes only. The information provided through the various resources on this Web page are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. It is not the intention of EcoC²S/Irucka Embry to advise on health care. Information anywhere on this site does not constitute medical advice. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns that you have.


These statements have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with your health care provider. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult your physician. Nothing you read here should be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment. Information on this website is not to be treated as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other healthcare provider. If you are suffering from a medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention. Never disregard, discontinue, or delay medical treatment or advice because of information on this website. Information on this website is not guaranteed to be accurate.


This information is intended as an introduction to edible & medicinal plants and how they can be used. I am not a medical professional and I cannot prescribe what edible and/or medicinal plants are right for you. I cannot answer medical questions so please do not ask me to tell you which edible plants to consume, eat, drink, use, etc.; to tell you which medicinal plants to consume, eat, drink, use, etc.; to prescribe herbal cures; to provide medical treatment; and/or to guess what is wrong with you.


If you use edible & medicinal plants, then please do so responsibly. It is important to know whether the edible plant can be eaten raw or cooked; which parts of the plant can and cannot be eaten; when can the plant be eaten (young, mature, old, spring, fall, summer, winter, etc.); etc. Consult your doctor about your health conditions and use of medicinal plant supplements (medical herbs). Medicinal plants (medical herbs) may be harmful if taken for the wrong conditions, used in excessive amounts, combined with prescription drugs or alcohol, and/or used by persons who don't know what they are doing. Just because a medicinal plant (medical herb) is natural it does not mean it is safe! There are herbs that are poisonous such as Poison Hemlock, Jimson weed, and many more. {This disclaimer is based on the Alternative Nature Online Herbal Web site's Disclaimer; HybridRastaMama.com Web site Disclaimer; and Coconut Oil Tips Web site Disclaimer}.







What Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Cloning, Nanotechnology, High–Technology (High Tech), Conventional Renewable Energy Technologies (Solar, Geothermal, Wind, etc.), and Related Technologies are missing

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ElectroMagnetism

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Earth's Magnetic Field (including Geopathic Stress)

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Earth's Magnetic Field (Magnetosphere). http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/space/mag_field.html.

Positive Applications of Magnetism and Electromagnetism Touber, Tijn. "Why good health begins with magnetism." Ode magazine, March 2005 (Issue: 21). http://www.odemagazine.com/article.php?aID=4046. Touber, Tijn. "Magnetism and the quantum field." Ode magazine, March 2005 (Issue: 21). http://www.odemagazine.com/article.php?aID=4047. Touber, Tijn. "Magnetic therapy and health." Ode magazine, March 2005 (Issue: 21). http://www.odemagazine.com/article.php?aID=4048. http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Health Directory of technologies and resources relating to health, especially as tied to the human body's energy. http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Bio-Energetics Directory:Bio-Energetics The Body Electric BIO-ENERGETICS Index of resources (studies, sites, news articles) pertaining to human health from a perspective of interactions with externally applied electro-magnetic stimuli, either as a matter of intentional modalities or environmentally-imposed factors. http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:BioElectricity Directory:BioElectricity Index of biological systems, such as bacteria or viruses, that use electrical phenomenon that might be either tapped or mimicked. Also other energy-harvesting mechanisms that employ living biological entities in their processes.

Negative Effects of High–Technology (High Tech)

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ElectroMagnetism and Adverse Health Effects

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Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs and Mercury

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Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Bulbs

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Agriculture

Industrial Agriculture and Factory–Farming (the “Green Revolution”)

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The Meatrix



Biotechnology

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Definition:


1. the use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications


2. the application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences

(Source: Wiktionary, the free dictionary, https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/biotechnology: Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details.


http://www.foe.org/genetic-technologies Genetic Technologies | Friends of the Earth USA http://www.cban.ca/ The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Cultural Survival

Genetic Engineering

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Life Sciences Companies/Corporations/Genetic Engineering


“PharmaCrops”

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http://www.i-sis.org.uk/DRGSSTFC.php Drug Trial Catastrophe & Safety of Secretly Tested Pharm Crops A monoclonal antibody drug tested in a clinical trial made all six healthy volunteers violently ill, yet transgenic crop plants with similar drugs are being tested in secret locations and the unsuspecting public are being exposed without their knowledge or consent. Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae–Wan Ho
  • ‘Pharmageddon’/Risks of Edible Transgenic Vaccines: ISIS
  • Dow Plant Biopharmaceuticals Home: Growing Pharmaceuticals in Plants
  • The Biopharmaceuticals
  • http://www.mindfully.org/GE/GE4/Pharm-Phresh-Frankenfoods7oct02.htm Pharm Phresh Frankenfoods MARGARET WERTHEIM / LA Weekly 7 October 2002 E.g. a number of articles cited in Traavik, T. (1999). An orphan in science: Environmental risks of genetically engineered vaccines. Research Report for the Directorate for Nature Management, Norway, No. 1999–6, www.naturforvaltning.no/archive/attachments/01/05/Vacci006.pdf Wolff et al. (1990). ‘Direct gene transfer into mouse muscle in vivo’. Science 247: 1465; Jones et al. (1997). ‘Oral delivery of poly(lactide–co–glycolide) encapsulated vaccines’. Behring Inst Mitt. Feb (98): 220–8. Twyman, R.M. et al. (2003). ‘Molecular pharming in plants: host systems and expression technology’. Trends in Biotechnology 21: 570–578. Traavik, T. (2002). ‘Environmental risks of genetically engineered vaccines’. In: Edited by D K Letourneau and B E Burrows: Genetically Engineered Organisms: Assessing Environmental and Health Effects. CRC Books, La Boca, Florida (ISBN 0849304393).

    RNAi–Technology

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    Genetic Pollution/Gene Flow

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    Genetically Engineered (GE) “Foods,” Genetically Modified (GM) “Food crops,” Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)/Transgenic Organisms

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    Impacts of Genetic Engineering (GE)

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    http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/agriculture/problem/genetic-engineering/ge-agriculture-and-genetic-pol/patents-on-life/ Patents on Life: Biological diversity is undergoing a dangerous wave of privatisation under the label of “intellectual property rights,” through the patenting of plants, animals, genes and smaller parts of DNA. http://www.grain.org/article/entries/27-biopiracy-trips-and-the-patenting-of-asia-s-rice-bowl Biopiracy, TRIPS and the Patenting of Asia's Rice Bowl Assisi Foundation, Biothai, CEC, GRAIN, Greens Philippines, Hayuma, MAPISAN, MASIPAG, PAN Indonesia, PDG, SIBAT, TREE, Dr Romy Quijano (University of the Philippines) and Dr Oscar Zamora (University of the Philippines). | 25 May 1998 GRAIN http://www.grain.org/ GRAIN is a small international non–profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community–controlled and biodiversity–based food systems

    Genetically Engineered (GE) Animals (including fish, insects, and humans)

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    Synthetic Biology (Extreme Genetic Engineering)

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    http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/ge_pages_final_nov-1_80728.pdf Genetically Engineered Trees The New Frontier Of Biotechnology http://globaljusticeecology.org/files/Analysis%20of%20the%20State%20of%20GE%20Trees%20May%202013.pdf Global Justice Ecology Project Briefing Paper Genetically Engineered Trees and Bioenergy A Growing Threat to Forests and Communities http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ http://globaljusticeecology.org/ Global Justice Ecology Project: GlobalJusticeEcology.org , Hinesburg, VT http://www.cban.ca/ Canadian Biotechnology Action Network - CBAN http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/ Biofuelwatch http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2013/2013-wood-bioenergy-report/ Wood Bioenergy: Green Land Grabs For Dirty ‘Renewable’ Energy Wood Bioenergy: Green Land Grabs For Dirty ‘Renewable’ Energy, report written by Rachel Smolker for Global Forest Coalition and Biofuelwatch Biofuelwatch

    Nano(bio)technology

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    Cloning (Human Animal and Non–Human Animal)

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    (Bio)Pesticides

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    Find out
what's on your food at: whatsonmyfood.org

    http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Sri_Lanka_partially_bans_glyphosate.php Sri Lanka Partially Bans Glyphosate for Deadly Kidney Disease Epidemic Glyphosate's metal-chelating activity causes bioaccumulation of toxic metals in the body, resulting in an estimated 400 000 cases in Sri Lanka and 20 000 deaths Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji ISIS Report 09/04/14 http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php ISIS Report 26/03/14 Glyphosate and Cancer New research shows that the low levels of glyphosate found in human urine can promote the growth of human breast cancer cells, confirming the carcinogenic potential of the herbicide known since the 1980s Dr Mae Wan Ho http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-roundup-the-impacts-of-glyphosate-herbicide-on-human-health-pathways-to-modern-diseases/5342520 Monsanto Roundup: The Impacts of Glyphosate Herbicide on Human Health. Pathways to Modern Diseases Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases By Global Research News Global Research, October 08, 2013 Entropy and Global Research 12 July 2013

    http://www.coopdirectory.org/ The Coop Directory Service (CDS) http://www.communitygarden.org/ American Community Garden Association

    Altering the chemical structure of food

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    Food Chemistry



    Synthetic Food

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    Chemical Substances in Food (Additives)

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    Food Processing

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    Food Irradiation

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    Positive Agricultural Paradigms (Alternatives to Industrial Agriculture and its major units: Genetically Engineering, Biotechnology, and Industrial/Factory Farming)

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