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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Destruction of the Bottom of The Food Chain -- Insects

Also via Lot's Wife

Hello Gretchen,
This is fascinating and troubling research; thank you for covering it.

I live in central Alaska, where I've also noticed changes in insect and bird populations. Because of its relative isolation and small human population, industrial agriculture is unlikely to influence my observations.

However, there is a culprit that has yet to be widely acknowledged. Ionizing radiation from nuclear bomb tests, leaks, releases, accidents and explosions such as Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Thousands, perhaps millions, of curies have been dumped into the biosphere over the last 75 years. It did not disappear - we are living with its consequence to this day.

As researchers in Chernobyl and Fukushima have shown, insects are the first to show damage and loss. Fukushima's releases continue on a daily basis, both to air and the sea.

If you care to delve into this area of unintended consequences, you'll find growing interest. Note the claims that radiation breaks the bonds in chitin, the exoskeleton of most insects and many other creatures.

Many questions about ionizing radiation and Fukushima are addressed here:

While it's a different type of radiation, electro-magnetic radiation [emf] impacts plants, as seen here:

For more on EMF, look at the work of Magda Havas who has researched the field extensively.

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