Antibiotics are added to animal feed or drinking water of cattle, hogs, poultry and other food-producing animals to make them gain weight faster or use less food. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implementing plan to phase out certain antibiotics for food production.Threat to public health.
Brazil to break global moratorium on genetically-modified "terminator" seeds,said to threaten the livelihoods of millions of small farmers around the world. Sterile or "suicide" seeds produced byof genetic use restriction technology, makes crops die off after one harvest without producing offspring.
Anchorage Daily News: Hundreds of dead sea birds found on beaches of St. Lawrence Island victims of Alaska’s first detected avian cholera outbreak, there’s a lot more birds that died somewhere else that we didn’t see. Residents worried something in the environment killed the birds, notified officials.
Miles and miles of anchovies, mountains deep. And it’s not just whales, there are sea lions in droves, even killer whales. Sea lions calves this year dying off in worrying numbers. And in recent weeks disturbingly, sea stars from Alaska to San Diego wasting away, literally melting.
Since October, 20 people have died in Madagascar from bubonic plague,‘plague capital’ of the world, 60 deaths a year from the disease. Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) is spread by the fleas from black rats. Found on all continents. Madagascar gets 196,000 international visitors a year.
Sofia Gatica, a leading Argentine campaigner against Monsanto’s agrochemical spraying on GM soy received a death threat from a suspected Monsanto mercenary who held a gun to her. A few days later, Sofia was attacked and beaten near her place of work. Monsanto accused of intimidation tactics.
The mayor of the island of Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has signed bill 113 into law. This bill prohibits biotech companies from operating on the island, and it bans farmers from growing any new genetically altered crops. (The papaya industry, which has more than 200 farms on the island, is exempt from the bill.)
Japanese media reporting radiation levels in the nuclear powerplant is now at its highest levels ever. Radiation so bad it can be fatal within 20 minutes. Two Sv is regarded as severe radiation poisoning. Six Sv produces a 100 per cent mortality rate after 30 days of suffering.
Oil well lying a few dozen meters inside Palestinian territory, according to international law and the Oslo Accords, should belong to Palestine. Well is under Israeli control, most of the reserves lie under Palestinian territory. Israel has prevented Palestinians from gaining access to natural resources.
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant: radioactive materials detected, topped 36,000 times the permissible level in underground water extracted in the area. TEPCO: radioactive levels in seawater within the harbor around the plant do not show any major change.
U.S. oil company Chevron suspended exploration for shale gas in Romania, hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences. Hundreds of riot police couldn't prevent residents from demolishing fences and breaking into the site. Dozens detained, 14 charged with destruction of property, carrying knives.
Press TV: The Gaza Strip remains without electricity and fuel for the upcoming winter as the Israeli regime steps up the pressure on the Palestinians. Only six hours of electricity per day, no gas makes Gaza’s homes cold. Past few months, electricity rationed, blackouts increased during rain.
Swiss scientist Hans Hertel did independent research on microwave cooking once banned from publication by a court gag order demanded by an industry association. Told to recant or be arrested. Molecules are Agitated and Damaged. direct damage to cell walls and genes from microwaves.
Moroccan parliament held a hearing into the industrial, medical benefits of marijuana. First steps at legalizing the plant. According to the UN, Morocco is responsible for 42 percent of the world supply of marijuana. Legalizing could boost exports, sales estimated at $10 billion. Important economic resource.
Official figures show rising house prices in London and the south-east has have sparked a sharp jump in the number of homeless people. More than two-thirds of these homeless families had children or pregnant women. Soaring prices, cuts to housing benefit are pushing people into homelessness
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R): Climate change could have economic benefit to Maine. “Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up. “So maybe, instead of being at the end of the pipeline, we’re at the beginning of a new pipeline.”
The new head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t think the environment needs to be protected from climate change. Conceded that he believed climate change exists, but still didn’t think it posed a major risk.
Reporter, a fit young man in his early twenties, expected to walk11 miles in a 10-hour shift, and find an item every 33 seconds. Meeting his targets sometimes required running. His exhaustion was obvious. “I've never done a job like this before the pressure is unbelievable.”
Royal Veterinary College researchers have successfully engineered "designer sperm" for customizing humans. Patent describes genetic shopping: Couples stipulate desired characteristics, there are actual checkboxes, system computes which matches of sperm and egg would produce the desired outcome.
Shreveport-area town near natural gas drilling sites, has having issues with their water.Could ignite the water coming out of the faucet. Say the fault lies with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, which operates in the area, for leaking methane into their wells. Started once they started drilling wells.
A surge in the number of people requiring emergency food aid, a decrease in the amount of calories consumed by British families, and a doubling of the number of malnutrition cases seen at English hospitals. Austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, rise in the use of food banks.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine: avoid GM (genetically modified) foods. Animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food," including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and gastrointestinal system.
Japan’s government panel offered new measures to fix Fukushima nuclear plant. Included a proposal to build more tanks with larger capacity and to install undersea filters for the contaminated water that is seeping into the Pacific. Some experts suggest simply releasing the contaminated water into the sea.
Hundreds of riot police brutally beat villagers protesting the company’s plan. Journalists were not permitted to get to the scene. 40 people beaten, detained and then taken into custody “for hostile behavior. Chevron: priority to “conduct activities in safe, environmentally responsible manner.
Author/journalist Ellen Brown warning public about banks. GMO foods (Genetically Modified Organisms) laced with a weed killer. Glyphosate inhibits your enzymes to digest food. Linked to 40 different diseases. Brown is a proponent of public banking where banks are treated more like utilities.
China recently rejected 60,000 tons of corn being imported from the United States found to be contaminated with Syngenta’s MIR162, a strain of transgenic corn. This strain of Bt corn is approved for food and/or feed in 11 countries throughout the world; not authorized in China.
Nonprofit organization Testbiotech: GMOs spreading throughout the world no controls in place to stop them. Escaped their intended areas, moving into the environment, infringing on wild plant populations. This is happening everywhere. USDA: GMO contamination “normal”.
Incredible numbers of anchovies, hundreds of sea lions chasing an unexplained explosion of anchovies in the bay. Killer whales showed up to hunt the sea lions. 100 to 200 whales in Monterey Bay. Why we are seeing these incredible numbers of anchovies isn’t completely clear.
Massachusetts Statehouse approved 10-year ban on fracking for natural gas to protect state’s drinking water from possible contamination, ensure health and prosperity of communities. Earthquakes in Texas raised concerns over the controversial drilling technique. Anti-fracking sentiment grows among Texans.
Labeling GMOs won’t cost consumers a single penny. food companies change their labels all the time. Costs are minimal for labeling foods GMO, or otherwise, it would actually cost them more to print a new price tag. They spend even more on marketing campaigns to get us to buy their products.
Britain has embarked on its biggest charity food drive since the Second World War, with the aim to feed poor families over Christmas season. response to rising food poverty in Britain. nvolves British Red Cross, Neighborhood Food Collection, Trussell Trust food bank network, charity Fare Share, TESCO.
Yemeni tribesmen blown up part of the country’s main oil export pipeline. Not immediately clear whether the oil flow stopped by the explosion. Motive behind the attack remained unclear but tribal sources said it meant to force the central government to pay the tribesmen compensation.
20 people injured in clashes in Argentina between union members and environmental activists, who were protesting construction of a plant by Monsanto. Activists are concerned the plant would process Monsanto-made genetically modified corn, ending up in the local market.
British Home Secretary Theresa May: slavery widespread in U K , hidden in plain sight in shops, supermarkets, fields, factories, nail bars, or even an ordinary residence. Comments came following the discovery of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years in southern London district of Lambeth.
Spain's parliament has passed an environmental impact law that could legalize the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).Imports 76 percent of its energy needs. The technology could help relieve its foreign dependence on oil, coal and gas, boost the country’s ailing economy.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant has killed seven people and injured 30. Iran stands on several seismic fault lines. Concern over the reliability of the Bushehr plant and the risks of radioactive leaks in case of a major quake.
Tesoro Logistics pipeline spilled 800,000 gallons of fracked Bakken Shale oil in North Dakota in September — has hired contractor Witt O’Brien’s to oversee its clean-up of the biggest fracked oil spill in U.S. history. Witt O’Brien’s has history of oil spill cover-ups dating back to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Northern Texas towns are experiencing an intense string of earthquakes – the last of which was one of the most powerful in 5 years. As unusual tremors have been going on for over 3 weeks now, many suspect fracking might be to blame. In the last four days, there have been six recorded quakes.
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