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First Of Its Kind Study Shows that Change In Diet Alone — Not Drugs — Is Curing Diseases

Big Pharma isn't going to like this. Diet alone was able to bring patients with active disease into clinical remission, avoiding the need for harmful meds.

By: Justin Gardner / The Free Thought Project   Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.” – Hippocrates

In the fourth century BCE, the most famous Greek physician made the bold claim that disease was caused naturally, not by the gods. Environment, diet and living habits all played a part in the health of a person.

The tools and techniques of modern science have allowed us to uncover many secrets of nutrition. But we’re still just scratching the surface of the complex ways in which food compounds interact with the body.

 As Mat Edelson wrote for Hopkins Medicine, the rise of corporatism had a big influence on medicine.

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New App Aims To Be The "Shazam" For Plants By Identifying Species With Just A Photo

by Brianna Acuesta, True Activist

This app is quickly becoming the go-to for identifying plants in the wild.

While it may not theoretically be a new app, PlantNet has just recently garnered attention as a result of successful updates that have exponentially increased its downloads. It was released last summer and has continuously improved its database to be more inclusive and accurate to help users.

PlantNet is an app that can identify the plant you’re looking at based on a photo you take of it, making it the “Shazam” for plants. While image-matching is extremely difficult, considerably more than audio-matching like Shazam does, it’s made easier when it’s at least just limited to one, albeit immense, category: plants.

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First Solar Road In The World Officially Opens In France [Watch]

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

Roughly 30,000 square feet of solar panels have been installed on a road in a small Normandy town.

There’s a lot to appreciate about France, specifically its law prohibiting supermarkets from purposefully wasting food, the ban it passed on plastic cutlery, cups, and plates, and the 24-hour car-free day which is held annually in Paris. In the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche, however, one will also find a route which is the first solar road in the world.

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Japan Recognizes First Thyroid Cancer Case As Fukushima-Related, Offers Compensation

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

The case of a former employee of TEPCO, whose cancer was “officially” linked to the 2011 nuclear disaster, has prompted the Japanese government to finally agree to offer post-disaster compensation to affected workers.

Even though Fukushima was the worst environmental disaster to have taken place in the last 30 years, you probably haven’t heard much about it. After the Tohoku earthquake in eastern Japan and subsequent tsunami, one of the cooling systems at Fukushima’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) nuclear power plant failed. The result was a devastating triple reactor meltdown that led to the evacuation of over half a million people and the creation of a 20-kilometer exclusion zone. Ever since the disaster, TEPCO as well as the Japanese government have consistently tried to downplay the disaster’s impacts nationally and globally. The collusion was so blatant that even TEPCO’s company president, Naomi Hirose, admitted that a “cover-up” had taken place.

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Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof, and can withstand earthquakes. They also maintain a comfortable temperature, produce zero carbon emissions, and are powered by solar and methane gas from recycled waste.


Credit: Andreas Froese/ECOTEC

Plastic is everywhere. In fact, the environment is so riddled with it, researchers predict that 99% of all birds on this planet will have plastic in their gut by the year 2050.

It is not enough to persuade people to use less, plastic needs to be repurposed and reused to be kept out of landfills. Despite informative infographics, emotional statistics, and recycling programs, many nations – especially the United States – continue to toss plastics into landfills without much care.

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