Environment

You CAN Help to Stop Climate Change

November 19, 2021 |

With the latest dismal IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report hanging over our futures, citizens of the earth are contemplating its revelations.  Climate change is well underway.   The IPCC states that it is human influence that is warming our atmosphere, oceans and land on a scale that is unprecedented.  Sea levels are increasing.   Insect…

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Testing the Merit of No-Till Farming Methods

February 12, 2021 |

Environmentally responsible farming methods are not yet widely used and thus suffer from a lack of acceptance by farmers who are not convinced of their benefits.  The Rodale Institute, located in Pennsylvania, USA, is hoping to remedy this situation through scientifically designed trials.  Active since 1947, the Rodale Institute has been conducting research into responsible…

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Farmers and Physicians Together for Regeneration of the Earth and Human Health: Part 2

July 17, 2020 |

Part 1 of this article looked at the many compelling reasons for a worldwide conversion to regenerative methods in food production and in healthcare.  In Part 2, we will look at barriers to this substantial system change.   Implementing Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Regenerative Healthcare is a major transformation in food production and consumption habits.…

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Farmers and Physicians Together for Regeneration of the Earth and Human Health: Part 1

July 3, 2020 |

  It seems an unusual partnership – farmers, medical professionals, soil scientists and consumers joining together with the common goal of regaining human health on our planet.  Look a little deeper though and you will realize that this union should not be puzzling.  After all, the basic goal of healthcare is to keep humans healthy…

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Can We Prevent the Next Pandemic?

May 8, 2020 |

In 2007, five years after the outbreak of SARS-CoV-1, the first SARS virus to cause serious disease, a review of the available studies triggered by that epidemic warned that the possibility of the re-emergence of another serious SARS outbreak or the advent of a different novel virus is not an “if” but a “when. The…

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My name is Debra Harley (BScPhm) and I welcome you to my retirement project, this website. Over the course of a life many lessons are learned, altering deeply-rooted ideas and creating new passions.