June Stoyer, the host of The Organic View will discuss organics, the environment, politics, living green and sustainability. The Organic View Radio Show was d to help people around the globe better understand the issues impacting our every day existence. There are so many issues in regards to organics and the politics involved that sometimes it is just too confusing. Everything on this earth has some political ties. Sometimes, these ties promote causes that hurt others. It is up to you, the listener, to decide. We present the information and simply ask that you consider it. Always keep your mind, your heart and especially, your ears !
The 19 to the 24 of May is Dementia Awareness Week. Dementia is a painstaking illness that affects both the sufferer themselves and the individuals care giver. Dementia is a term that is used to describe a collection of symptoms including memory loss, problems with reasoning and communication skills, and a reduction in a person's abilities and skills in carrying out activities of daily living. Dementia is a progressive condition. The symptoms become gradually worse, the rate of which varies from person to person and each person will experience dementia in a different way. Listen to this segment of The NLP View Radio Show, as host, Donna Blinston is joined by author, Olive Hickmott to discuss the On-line Telesummit: New Perspectives on Dementia: 19th-24th May, Discussing How NLP and other alternative therapies help people who suffer from Dementia and more importantly, their careers. May the 17th, 2013 at 2pm EDT/11amPST/7pmGMT! Stay Tuned! Olive Hickmott | Dementia | NLP | Dementia Awareness Week | Donna Blinston
When the Gulf Oil spill happened, the public was outraged. There was a worldwide outcry of concern for marine life and marine preservation as the Gulf Oil spill contaminated miles of pristine ocean and its surrounding areas. However, there is an even bigger problem affecting marine life. It is being done for the sake of fashion and exotic home décor. An estimated 70-90% of marine aquariums are collected illegally using poisonous cyanide. Other poisons such as bleach, formalin, and gasoline are also used. This not only reduces biodiversity but also removes key components of the reef ecosystem, including algae grazers, which help maintain ecosystem health. Coral reefs contain some of the largest diversity of life in the world. They are home to thousands of different plants and animals. For example, coral reefs in the Florida Keys sustain 500 species of fish, more than 1700 species of mollusks, five species of sea turtles, and hundreds of species of sponges. Did you know that fish feel pain, as do crustaceans and other invertebrates? Coral reefs are typically found at a depth less than 150 feet so that they are reachable by sunlight. Corals contain microscopic algae, called zooxanthellae, that provide the coral with food and give them their vibrant colors. On average, they grow about 1 mm to 4cm per year. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to Dr. Dan Thornhill, Coral Reef Marine Scientist from Defenders of Wild Life about this crisis. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you visit our podcast archives which can be found at www.theorganicview.com. Thank you! Stay tuned.Dr Dan Thornhill | coral reef | ocean | marine life | coral jewelry trade
In the world of beekeeping, neonicotinoids have maintained the spotlight as the scientific evidence continues to grow regarding the decline of the worlds bee population. Neonicotinoids are defined by the EPA as a class of insecticides with a common mode of action that affects the central nervous system of insects, causing paralysis and death. All of the neonicotinoids were registered after 1984 and were not subject to reregistration. Some uncertainties have been identified since their initial registration regarding the potential environmental fate and effects of neonicotinoid pesticides, particularly as they relate to pollinators. Data suggests that neonicotinic residues can accumulate in pollen and nectar of treated plants and may represent a potential exposure to pollinators. Adverse effects data as well as beekill incidents have also been reported, highlighting the potential direct and/or indirect effects of neonicotinic pesticides. Therefore, among other refinements to ecological risk assessment during registration review, the Agency will consider potential effects of the neonicotinoids to honeybees and other pollinating insects. Dr. David Goulson, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sterling and his team have conducted new research titled “Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production.” In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, hosts, June Stoyer and special co- host, Tom Theobald will be joined today by Dr. David Goulson, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sterling to discuss his research. Stay tuned!Professor Dave Goulson | neonicotinoids | The Neonicotinoid View | Tom Theobald | June Stoyer
More and more people are raising chickens due to the inhumane practice of factory farms and use of antibiotics. For folks that wish to grow food organically, locally and sustainably, raising chickens has become the most popular method. Across America, municipalities are allowing and even encouraging residents to keep laying hens within city limits. Expert, Patricia Foreman, author of CITY CHICKS: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers is certainly leading the way. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Patricia Foreman to discuss how to raise chickens in an urban environment. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you visit our podcast archives which can be found at www.theorganicview.com.Pat Foreman | chickens | raising backyard chickens | Micro-flocks | CITY CHICKS
There is a great deal of concern that our honeybees do not have enough food to eat because of the amount of pesticides being used. However, most homeowners do not realize that their demand for pristine lawns and continuously flowering plants that have low to zero maintenance are a huge part of the problem. The lack of food not only effect honeybees but other pollinators such as butterflies. Are we sacrificing sources of food so that our yards can be free from the site of plants such as clover, and dandelions, etc? Even roadside maintenance poses an issue as wildflowers and other beneficial plants are mowed down for aesthetics. Is there anything we can really do to keep our yards looking nice and not take away food from pollinators? In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Dr. Vera Krischik about how we can help pollinators by practicing IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and take an active role in replenishing available food sources. Dr. Krischik is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Entomology at the U of Minnesota and an Extension Specialist in Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM). If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes , Youtube or you visit our podcast archives which can be found at www.theorganicview.com. Stay tuned!Dr Vera Krischick | honeybees | pollinators | beneficial plants | Neonicotinoid pesticides