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Issue 436 In This Issue July 4th, 2015

Editors Corner

Did you know that 90% of the U.S. population could live on food grown within 100 miles of where they live? Sure, they wouldn't have the same diversity of foods, but it is interesting to note. Especially when you consider an often quoted statistic, that an average American meal apparently travels about 1,500 miles from farm to plate. Click here

Speaking of growing food, are you aware that there was a genetically modified wheat trial that aimed at using less pesticides, rather then more, and instead used an aphid alarm pheromone to scare insects away? For better or worse, the trial failed, but apparently the scientists learned a lot. Click here

On a slightly different subject, have you heard that in California, governor Jerry Brown has signed one of the strictest schoolchild vaccination laws in the country, eliminating personal and religious belief exemptions? Click here

That's about it from me. Enjoy this newsletter, and have a wonderful week.

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Technology Watch

Bill Gates Foundation working on “Birth Control Chip”
Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation is working on a birth control chip that can be remote controlled. The birth control chip can be implanted into people’s body – in hip, inside arms or even beneath the back – and can be used for 16 years. The research on birth control chip was kept a secret until now, before the spokesperson for Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation confirmed that the beta testing for the birth control chip would be starting towards the end of this year and that they need volunteers to assist in real life testing of the chip. The birth control chip is the brain child of a professor, Robert Langer, from Massachussets Institute of Technology. Bill Gates and Melinda foundation has funded the research and the prototype is ready for human testing. The chips will be ready for sale by the year 2018 according to Robert Langer. The institute’s Chip Foundation and Bill Gates’ foundation have been working on the birth control chip for past three years. The chip’s size is 20mm by 20mm by 7mm. The reservoirs of hormones would be stored on a microchip of 1.5cm.

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MasterCard wants to let you buy stuff with your face
Forget your fingerprint – MasterCard is testing out a program that would let you make online purchases with your face. The company will roll out a pilot program this fall giving customers the option of facial recognition as a way of making payments. Hold up your phone, see your mirror image inside a designated circle, blink once, and it’s done. ” The new generation, which is into selfies . . . I think they’ll find it cool. They’ll embrace it,” Ajay Bhalla, MasterCard President of Enterprise Safety and Security, told CNNMoney. The facial recognition test is a part of the company’s grand vision to do away with passwords for online payments. MasterCard previously outlined a future where static passwords are replaced by biometric scans, voice recognition and a wristband which authenticates a cardholder through their unique cardiac rhythm. With payments on mobile devices expected to represent 30% of all online retail sales by 2018, it pays for MasterCard to test out new ways of, well, paying.

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GMO Watch

Could We Use Sex Chemicals — Rather Than Toxic Ones — to Protect Our Food?
Can chemicals that turn bugs on replace those that kill them? That’s what farmers who use conventional pesticides are trying to figure out. If they succeed, it will be good news for people as well as the planet. Many pesticides are laden with toxic chemicals that pollute the air and water, are dangerous for farm workers to use, and kill animals that are not pests as well as those that are. Cancer, neurological disorders, miscarriages and birth defects are some of the human health problems associated with the herbicides and insecticides farmers apply. Shrinking populations of birds and beneficial insects like bees and butterflies have also been linked to toxic chemical use in agriculture. Still, bugs do invade croplands. Infestations can destroy entire harvests of fruits and vegetables, taking a significant toll on a farming operation, reducing the availability of food, and increasing prices for shoppers. Organic agriculture is on the rise, but still represents less than 5% of overall food sales. According to some researchers, pheromones are safe and can be used by conventional and organic farmers alike to increase harvests and decrease pests.

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GM wheat trial fails, but science wins anyway
Five years ago, scientists at Rothamsted Research in England began breeding wheat that could be grown using fewer pesticides. They ended up engineering the wheat to give off an aphid alarm pheromone to scare insects away — a trick borrowed from mint plants. The wheat worked like a charm in the lab, but the real test is always whether it works out in the world. And in field trials, according to recently published research, the wheat failed — it didn’t repel the aphids.

Still, Rothamsted scientists learned a lot from the project, as they noted in a press release:

Although the GM wheat did not repel aphids in the field, the five-year project did score some notable successes. The use of genetic engineering to provide wheat able to produce the aphid alarm pheromone (E)-β-farnesene (Eβf) was successful and robust – this is a world first and an important proof of concept in plant science overall. GM wheat plants produced the pheromone in significant quantities without major unexpected changes seen in the appearance or performance of the new wheat plants, which looked and yielded as normal.

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Calendar of Events

July 4th @ 9:30pm: Red Wind Casino Fireworks Show
Anyone who wants to go with the Triad Theater gang to the casino to see the us at 9:30pm at the electric sign in front of the valet area.

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doing the hilarious musical, "Pajama Game".

July 8th @ 7pm: Scott Mowry's Investigative Reporting - "Miracles and Inspiration"
This will be held in the Prairie Hotel convention room where there is air conditioning for your convenience.

Coming Soon: Joe Bongiorno in concert!
The Triad Arts Theater fundraiser feast and John Hogue interview via Skype to Yelm!
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Food Watch

Food collapse unfolding in Greece: Grocery store shelves to be stripped bare... supermarkets raided... home gardens now the new 'secret weapon' against starvation
Over the years, I've consistently and repeatedly urged people to grow their own food, and I've explained over and over again why you need a home-grown self-reliant food supply when the food collapse arrives. That moment has now arrived for the citizens of Greece. With cash disappearing, grocery store shelves are on the verge of being stripped bare across the country, and some citizens are beginning to raid grocery stores in desperately thefts to acquire enough food to prevent their own starvation. "A halt to international payments from Greek bank accounts is ...threatening supplies of vital goods like food and clothing into the debt-crippled country," reports Reuters. That story, which is already 24 hours old by the time you read this, says that grocery shortages are just around the corner, and that the only thing keeping some groceries in stock is the fact that nobody can acquire enough cash to buy them! Cash, of course, is also disappearing across Greece as the debt-based cash injections grind to a halt. Some Greeks are already dumpster diving for food, and one citizen told The Telegraph, "Sometimes I'll find scrap metal that I can sell, although if I see something that looks reasonably safe to eat, I'll take it."

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90 Percent of US Could Live on Food Grown Entirely Within 100 Miles
In all the years that I’ve been writing about choosing food grown nearby, the irony that persists is this: I can easily find and purchase food that was grown within 100 miles of my New York City address, but people who live in the middle of farming country cannot. If you ask me, that speaks of a screwy food system in need of help. We grow so much food in this country, yet the average food item travels, by one oft-quoted statistic, some 1,500 miles to reach our plates. Food miles aren’t the only important thing when it comes to eating sustainably, but if we could make some shifts toward opting for things that were produced more closely, it would clearly be helpful. But would it be possible for everyone to eat locally? According to a new study by Elliott Campbell, a professor at the University of California, Merced, it is. In his research, he found that in fact, 90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes. It’s hypothetical of course, but the potential is intriguing. And hopeful. While he found that the potential to eat locally has declined over time – which makes sense given the way we are devouring land for development – much potential still remains.

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So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!
What thrives at 79 degrees and 20 feet below sea level, and tastes like a strawberry? Actually, it is a strawberry — a salty sea strawberry. OK, fine, it’s just a regular strawberry possessing no marine qualities that we know of, aside from being grown in a submersible greenhouse off the coast of Italy. This berry-infested Atlantis can be found alongside four other biospheres containing basil, lettuce, and beans. And while 20 feet isn’t quite 20,000 leagues, the improbable place is called Nemo’s Garden.

More from the Washington Post:
The balloon-like biospheres take advantage of the sea’s natural properties to grow plants. The underwater temperatures are constant, and the shape of the greenhouses allows for water to constantly evaporate and replenish the plants. What’s more, the high amounts of carbon dioxide act like steroids for the plants, making them grow at very rapid rates. … Sergio Gamberini, president of Ocean Reef Group, came up with the “crazy” idea of growing plants under the sea while on a summer vacation in Italy. He immediately made a few calls and started experimenting, sinking the transparent biospheres under the ocean and filling them with air.

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Health Watch

Jerry Brown signs California vaccine bill
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the strictest schoolchild vaccination laws in the country, eliminating personal and religious belief exemptions for vaccines. The governor’s signature came one day after the state Senate moved the bill to his desk, following months of protests and fierce debate at the Capitol. “The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases,” Brown said in a signing statement. “While it’s true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community.” The bill will make California the third state in the nation to require vaccines without religious and personal belief exemptions. Opponents of the measure said it unfairly restricts parent choice. They immediately vowed to challenge the law in court and potentially through a referendum at the ballot box, arguing it will deprive unvaccinated children of their constitutional right to an education.

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RSE Newsletter

“Changing The Timeline Of Our Destiny”: “Each vertical line represents the choices in our life that affect and...
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On UFO Day: "19 UFO hotspots around the world"
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RSE Recommended Books for "World UFO Day" July 2:
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#JZKnight hit a home run outta da ballpark - 2 hour interview with Coast-to-Coast AM Host George Noory this morning
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Science: "How memories are REALLY made" added to #Ramtha going back 20+ yrs, about brain's memory (July 1, 2015):
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“Artifical neuron mimicks function of human cells” added to #Ramtha teachings on the brain's neuronet (June 24, 2015)
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Yelm Class 101, June 19 – 23, 2015 – Event Links: – Event Music List Coming soon – Event Photo Album & Orb Sho...
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Dr. Matt Martinez, DC announces new services at Absolute Health Clinic: Dr. Matthew Martinez, DC Dr. Matthew M...
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JZ Knight on Coast to Coast AM – Wednesday, July 1st: JZ Knight Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory reports JZ...
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“The Math that shows humans could live ten times longer” added to #Ramtha on human longevity (June 12, 2015):
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