Noah Fours wrote:Check out Martin Blanks research, well written in 'Overpowered'
(no affiliation to the link above, simply a pointer at the book in mention)
I'm trying to remember if it's this book specifically or one of the others I was reading on the subject at the time but I'm pretty sure its this one,
It mentions a study I think in Russia, but definitely in Eastern europe (apologies for my shoddy memory here) in which a new Radar installation was put in,
and they were measuring the frequencies and amplitude of the signal, and found that trees and plants in the area were clearly responding in some way.
Wish I could give you a bit more information.
Alan Booker wrote:Ken - this is a question that I have long found interesting. I actually did experiments back in high school involving the reaction of plant growth patterns to the presence of static (non-time variant) electric fields where I was able to show a significant response. Plant growth seemed to be slightly stimulated in the presence of low-level fields (vs. the control group with no field present), but began to be negatively affected if the field was too high. I never did anything with modulated electromagnetic fields, but have suspected ever since then that they would have quite measurable effects. Research such as you and Noah are referencing seems to support this idea.
If fact, there is now a large body of research that indicates a wide range of effects on humans from exposure to ELF, VLF, and RF fields. A study I ran across just a few weeks ago found a correlation between exposure to microwave frequency EMFs and neuropsychiatric effects such as depression (ScienceDirect Article).
Having been in the engineering field (as an electrical engineer and systems architect) for almost 30 years, it is my sense that the evidence is piling up to the degree that it is becoming harder to ignore, but that nobody really wants to put together the big picture being painted by all these various studies because the economic impact of responding to what they are telling us it so high.
Both plants and animals have physiology that is basically electrochemical and therefore responsive to electromagnetic fields. In fact, another bit of recent research just seems to have confirmed something that neurologists have long thought to not be possible: that various parts of the brain may coordinate with each other via electromagnetic coupling (Physiological Society Article).
I have been thinking about and investigating various ways to reduce the intensity and frequency of exposure to electromagnetic fields, but given the direction we are driving in communication technologies this seems increasingly challenging. I have been tracking down some of the suggestions and references in Radiation Nation by Daniel DeBaun. The references list at the end of the book contain a lot of popular interest articles, but also point to a good number of peer-reviewed journal articles as well.
It seems obvious with all of the studies mentioned that vegetation is definitely affected, I am curious then if there are any transferred effects in edibles? For instance, aside from reduced plant health and therefore lower nutrient value, would a tomato plant growing under a power line confer any novel property to a person eating it? Then again, I'm not sure I want to know... ;)
Appel and Cocroft tested whether these chewing sounds could create more chemical defenses in the plants and whether these feeding recordings primed defenses when played before an actual caterpillar ate part of a leaf.
“We looked at glucosinolates that make mustards spicy and have anticancer properties and anthocyanins that give red wine its color and provide some of the health benefits to chocolate,” Appel said. “When the levels of these are higher, the insects walk away or just don’t start feeding.”
The researchers played 2 hours of silence to some Arabidopsis plants and 2 hours of caterpillar-chewing noises to others. They then chose three leaves around the plant, and allowed caterpillars to eat about a third of each leaf. After giving the plants 24 to 48 hours to respond to the caterpillar attack, they harvested the leaves for chemical analysis.
When they found higher levels of glucosinolates in the plants that were exposed to chewing vibrations, they knew they were on the right track
J Davis wrote:Fascinating thread.
As bio/chemical toxins have become prevalent, the need to incorporate detox protocols into daily routines has become evident.
It seems that as emf increases, our need for adaptogens (and or cannaboids) may likewise become evident.
Does anyone have actual data on how earth shelters block or mitigate emf?