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19 Dec 17

Water Women Reveal Need for Expansion of Our Social Mission

Each time we go to visit the Camu Camu collectors who partner with us on the Rio Curaray in the Amazon River Basin, we learn more about who they are and what they need. On this most recent trip, a new area of need was brought to our attention. First, though, we are very happy to say that when we met with the Water Women who received water filters and training last March, we discovered that the water filter project is going very well. Each filter serves four families, which is about 20 people. With 14 Water Women, most of the people in the two communities of Santa Maria and Nuevo Yarina now have access to clean water. We even had requests from other women to receive the training and filters. It was wonderful to see the families and their…

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30 Nov 17

Puerto Rico Water Filter Project

Dear Beloved Whole World Botanicals Community, We have all seen the aftermath of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on every news channel across America. The storm pushed the island's 3.4 million American citizens into a desperate humanitarian crisis. Nearly every home across the island at one point was without power, clean water, food, medicine or fuel. So many of us are very troubled by the fact that two months after this hurricane struck Puerto Rico, thousands of people on the island are still without access to clean drinking water! As you may know, Whole World Botanicals has a formal commitment to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest which is being destroyed at an alarming rate. As human beings, we also have a social commitment to the collectors and growers of our botanicals. Because of this unprecedented emergency in…

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17 Apr 17

WWB Helping Peruvian Flood Victims by Empowering Women to Provide Clean Water

Peru is having torrential rains and widespread flooding this year. People have died from avalanche or drowning, 115,000+ homes have been destroyed, and many families are living in tent cities. According to the United Nations, 3 million Peruvians are at risk for diseases—especially children—due to dirty, contaminated water. As part of our social mission to give back to Peru, the home country of our botanicals, Whole World Botanicals has partnered with Water With Blessings and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, to help empower Peruvian women to provide clean water to their hard-hit communities, and prevent disease and deaths from waterborne illnesses. Please watch our 2-minute video above for the whole story. Will you please help us and our partners? Every donation helps bring more clean water to the Peruvians who need it most right now? www.waterwithblessings.org/donate.html

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16 Jul 15

Food Disaster: Republicans Stomp on GMO Labeling

If passed, a new bill will only escalate the assault on our health, and the health of Planet Earth. by Katherine Paul, Director of Communications for the Organic Consumers Association / AlterNet July 14, 2015 With no debate and only a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture today (July 14, 2015) passed out of committee H.R. 1599, a bill to preempt states’ rights to label GMOs. Within hours, it was announced that the bill will go straight to the House floor, as early as next week, with no vote in the Energy and Commerce Committee. If we don’t stop it in the House next week, the fight to stop this “Mother of All Monsanto Protection Acts” will take place next in the U.S. Senate, before summer’s end. In his opening statement this morning, Committee Chairman Rep.…

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05 Jul 15

USDA Gives First Non-GMO Verification

Minneapolis, MN—The USDA has verified its first non-GMO claim through its Process Verified Program(PVP). Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack noted that while the PVP itself is not new, this is the first claim of its kind to be verified through it. He added that other companies have taken interest in having their claims verified through the program. PVP being used for non-GMO verification does not mean that the USDA has set its own non-GMO standards. Instead, the program has the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) act as a third party in verifying marketing claims, according to a statement from Sam Jones-Ellard, a spokesperson for the AMS. Jones-Ellard also noted that while the USDA’s organic certification process is also done through the AMS, the two programs will remain separate, meaning that even if a company is certified organic, they will have to…

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08 Jun 15

A Look at South American Medicinal Herbs and Hormonal Health: An Interview with Dr. Viana Muller

In this interview with Mary Shomon at the About.com Thyroid site, Dr. Viana Muller discusses South American medicinal herbs from the rain forest and Andes. Mary Shomon is the author of Thyroid Hormone Breakthrough: Overcoming Sexual and Hormonal Problems at Every Age, The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss, Living Well With Hypothyroidism, Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism, Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia, and Living Well With Autoimmune Disease. Mary also writes, edits and publishes Sticking Out Our Necks: Thyroid Newsletter. Click here to read more.

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08 Jun 15

Peruvian Partnerships featuring Whole World Botanicals, Inc. Alliance for New Humanity

www.anhglobal.org Feb 2008 Newsletter PERUVIAN PARTNERSHIPS - A new model of sustainable business practice that respects indigenous wisdom. Large corporations aided by a contemptible global economic system, perpetuate notoriously poor business practices in the majority world. From outsourcing production to 'sweatshops' in the Far East to appropriating bio-diverse rainforests for the timber trade, it seems there is no end to the lengths these businesses will go to pillage natural resources and in turn exacerbate climate change. But not all businesses are the same, and social entrepreneurship is one area where concerned individuals are setting a precedent for more sustainable, ethical and equitable business practices. Click here to read more.

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08 Jun 15

Caring for the Whole Body with South American Herbs

Dr. Viana Muller, Co-founder of Whole World Botanicals, Inc. contributed an article to 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health. Here is an excerpt from the article. Despite the environmental stresses we face daily, our less than ideal lifestyle choices, and our genetic challenges, we can reap impressive health results through consistent use of therapeutic herbs, which can strengthen the structures and functions of our bodies. Many Americans are familiar with some North American herbs like Echinacea, used to help prevent colds and flu, St. John's wort, used for mood support, and the Chinese herb ginseng, taken for energy support. But for most of us, knowledge stops with fewer than five herbs. In this article, I will introduce you to a handful of very impressive Peruvian herbs, now just becoming available in the larger health food stores, in specialty herb…

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