Current Health News

April 25, 2017 - Issue 3902


Modern Agriculture Drives Hunger, Obesity and Disease While Simultaneously Threatening Food Chain and Worsening Water Crisis

modern food production

April 25, 2017

You're not immune to the fallout from this calamity because the damage is so severe you can't escape its dire ramifications. And if we don't act fast, we'll be beyond the tipping points for survival. The question now is: Can we correct the course in time?

Study Shows Slashing Pesticides Won't Hurt Production

pesticides

April 25, 2017

The pesticide industry maintains their products are necessary to feed the world, but research suggests most farmers could cut back on pesticide usage without harming their yields or profits. Doing so benefits the health of the farmer and the environment while improving soil health - the real key to feeding the world.

Smithfield Is Engineering Pigs for Use in Human Transplants

human pig hybrid

April 25, 2017

Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, has crossed the line from food producer to biotechnology. Their new bioscience unit has plans to cash in on pig parts not normally eaten - including organs that may one day be transplanted into humans.