July 9, 2024 3-5PM ET

Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:

Are Companies Using Carbon Markets to Sell More Pesticides? Companies like Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, and Land O’Lakes are leveraging carbon markets to promote pesticide sales, raising concernsabout the true environmental benefits of these markets. These companies integrate carbon market programs with their pesticide and seed businesses, potentially prioritizing profits over sustainable farming practices. While carbon markets were initially designed to offset greenhouse gas emissions by rewarding farmers for carbon-sequestering practices, the involvement of pesticide companies complicates their efficacy. Critics argue that the dominant practices in these markets, such as no-till farming and cover crops, often depend on herbicides, undermining their environmental benefits. Moreover, these companies collect extensive farm data, strengthening their market influence and potentially steering farmers toward increased chemical use. Despite these concerns, private sector investment is seen as essential for advancing climate-smart agriculture. The USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program, which awarded $90 million to Truterra, a Land O’Lakes subsidiary, exemplifies this trend, highlighting the tension between corporate interests and genuine environmental progress.

Study: Children With Autism Have Unique Microbiomes A recent study published in Nature Microbiology found that children with autism have distinct gut microbiomes compared to neurotypical children. Researchers analyzed over 1,600 stool samples and identified several unique biological markers in the samples from children with autism. These markers could potentially serve as a diagnostic tool, allowing for earlier and more effective interventions. The study highlights the relationship between gut bacteria and brain function through the gut-brain axis, suggesting that microbiome differences may play a significant role in autism. However, the concept remains controversial, with some researchers arguing that dietary habits of children with autism could influence these microbiome differences. The findings open new avenues for understanding and potentially treating autism by focusing on gut health.

Do People Want Precious Freedom? Many people prefer the security and predictability of control and regulation over the challenges and responsibilities thatcome with true freedom. Social theorist Zygmunt Bauman’s reflections suggest that the burdens of freedom can be daunting, leading to a preference for structured environments. Using a satirical version of Homer’s Odyssey, the article illustrates how people might avoid freedom to escape its inherent challenges. It argues that current global events and technological advancements are testing people’s willingness to embrace freedom. The piece critiques the overemphasis on diversity without a solid ontological foundation, linking this to a broader reluctance to confront the responsibilities of freedom. It concludes that this tendency to avoid the demands of true freedom, reflected in the avoidance of critical discussions and the preference for comfort and ignorance, poses a challenge to maintaining democratic and free societies.

Arsenic, Lead, and Other Toxic Metals Detected in Tampons, U.S. Study Finds A University of California, Berkeley study found toxic metals, including arsenic and lead, in widely used tampons. Researchers tested 30 tampons from 14 brands, finding all 16 tested metals in every product. These metals pose significant health risks when absorbed vaginally, including increased risks of dementia, cancer, and infertility. The study noted variances in metal levels between U.S., U.K., and E.U. tampons and between organic and non-organic types, with some metals more abundant in organic cotton tampons due to fertilizer use. Despite tampons being regulated for safety, there is no mandatory chemical testing. The researchers emphasized the need for manufacturers to test for toxic metals and called for further research to replicate the findings and assess health risks.

Hour 2

Special Guest Alex Newman

Alex Newman is an award-winning international journalist, educator, author, speaker, TV & radio host, and consultant who seeks to glorify God in everything.
In addition to his role as senior editor of The New American magazine and host of The New American’s nationally syndicated radio show “Behind The Deep State,” Alex serves as president of Liberty Sentinel Media. He has written for a wide array of publications in the United States and abroad including some of the most widely read and influential publications. Alex is a regular guest on top TV and national radio programs, having appeared on OAN, NTD, Fox, Newsmax, TBN, RAV, and many more.

Insurers Pocketed $50 Billion From Medicare for Diseases No Doctor Treated Private insurers involved in Medicare Advantage made questionable diagnoses to secure extra payments, totaling $50 billion from2018 to 2021. These diagnoses included severe conditions like HIV and diabetic cataracts, often without subsequent treatment or patient awareness. Medicare Advantage, intended to cut costs by involving the private sector, has instead increased expenses, partly due to insurers adding unverified diagnoses. The Wall Street Journal analysis revealed that some diagnoses were for conditions patients couldn’t possibly have, such as cataracts post-surgery. Insurers defend these practices, claiming they improve care coordination. However, experts and audits question the legitimacy and accuracy of many added diagnoses. The analysis highlights the systemic issue of incentivizing diagnoses, leading to potential abuse and misdiagnosis, with insurers benefiting financially from the Medicare system without providing corresponding medical care.

Welcome to another episode of “Homeopathic Hits” on The Robert Scott Bell Show.
Today, we’re exploring Cuprum Arsenicosum, a homeopathic remedy derived from the combination of copper and arsenic.
Known for its significant effects on cramps, convulsions, and gastrointestinal disorders, Cuprum Arsenicosum offers a natural approach to managing these conditions.

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