Florida couple challenge the state when they were told they would be fined $500 simply for having a vegetable garden on property they owned for over 20 years. Florida officials claim it was an eyesore
Vermont Senate votesf 26-2 for a bill that would require GMO labels on food products. Governor Peter Shumlin has shown signs of the likelihood of signing. FDA relies on testing done by biotech companies and food producers - not independent, impartial sources.
France parliament passed law prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain adopted at EU level. If any strain of GM crop is adopted in the future at EU level it will be banned in France.
Study published in journal Biomedical Research International: Roundup herbicide 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. Pesticides contain adjuvants, kept confidential, called inerts. Inert adjuvants up to 10,000 times more toxic than glyphosate.
Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology study: animals and humans who consume GMO foods with glyphosate chemicals, main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp have high levels of glyphosate in their urine. People who eat organic foods, have lower levels of glyphosate in their urine.
2.5 million residents of a major city in west China have been ordered not to drink its tap water after the supply was contaminated with dangerous level of benzene, a carcinogenic substance. Panic buying of bottled water broke out in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province.
Suspension of the toxic main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, glyphosate, demanded by the Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District. Most commonly used herbicide in Brazil, and negatively affects numerous crops, as well as human and ecosystem health.
Aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – aminosweet. Made using genetically modified bacteria, has been shown to cause harm to human health, may cause blindness, cancer, and brain tumors.
"Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas aimed at overriding bills in two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. Bill prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.
Modified citrus pectin (MCP) cannot treat cancer once it begins, this natural substance that occurs in pulp of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, can keep cancer from metastasizing (spreading). MCP is a preventative medicine for cancer, not a curative one, proven to be very effective.
Four months into 2014, the state has already experienced more earthquakes (252) than it did the entirety of 2013 – itself a record-breaking year with 222 quakes recorded. Some scientists say is linked to increased fracking operations in the state.
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation in US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess, backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states passing laws requiring labeling of genetically-modified foods. Bill linked to Monsanto and Koch Industries. War against“right to know” labeling.
California Senate Health Committee passed SB 1381 this past week which would require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Second attempt to pass GMO labeling legislation, will now move on to either the Senate Judiciary or Agriculture Committee, to be determined by the Rules Committee
Japan, Mexico,Italy, Indonesia, Guatemala. Volcanoes throwing so much gas, ash and particulates into the air can have an effect on climate. Economic losses due to lost crops and canceled flights runs into millions of dollars a day. A new island has appeared in the Pacific.
He pointed out that with current government regulations, it wasn’t certain how much genetically altered food or seed had already entered Russia. WTO is a bug pusher of genetically modified crops. Biotech companies currently trying to dominate agriculture, have undue influence, power over world industry.
Videos of bison fleeing Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming sparked concerns recent seismic activity could trigger the eruption of the park’s so-called supervolcano. Helium releases in the area are 1,000 times above normal levels. Reaction of the Yellowstone’s animals could signal some kind of alert.
Frankincense: herb grown in Oman, east of Saudi Arabia. Used medicinally for thousands of years for several ailments. International laboratory research shows frankincensel oil shut down cancer cells without harming healthy cells. 17 active ingredients. 100 plus natural cancer solutions.
Groesfaen, town near Wales, waters of nearby quarry turned orange, vile smell began emanating from stream in the quarry. Residents, owner of quarry requested investigation. Monsanto found to be illegally dumping cancerous PCBs, dioxins, Agent Orange from plant in into the Groesfaen’s water supply.
8.2 earthquake Chile, 5.8 earthquake off coast of Panama, 5.1 earthquake southern California, dormant volcano in Peru awakened first time in 40 years. All took place on the Ring of Fire, most seismically-active area of planet. Scientists: events unrelated, nothing to be concerned about.
Bronwyn Delacruz of Alberta with school science project Geiger counter tested radioactivity of seafood—mostly seaweed. Was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination. Canada stopped testing seafood for radiation.
Ring of Fire Earthquakes: Los Angeles 5.1 Friday 100 aftershocks. 4.1 Saturday, 6.9 northern California, Oregon 100 earthquakes; Two large landslides, 4.8 Yellowstone National Park; releasing helium gas, Peru dozens of quakes 6.3, Chile 300 earthquakes magnitude 4.5, Oklahoma 130 quakes.
National Institute for Health is licensing a Rabies based Ebola vaccine produced by Exxell Bio. Recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa, which potentially has already spread into North America via Canada. Government contracts to increase capacities at CDC Quarantine Stations
Evacuees have mixed feelings about returning, thinks government using residents as "guinea pigs" to test if larger returns possible. Flailing authoritarian regime, crashing economy, demographic collapse with no options. Government: children were getting sick because they were not going out enough!
4.8 earthquake hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday, series of shocks occurred throughout region. Past week a great deal of intense seismic activity worldwide, hundreds of shocks in California and Chile. Raised concerns about the super volcano that lays dormant in the park.
The court unanimously ruled to annul a decision, previously passed by the Technical Committee on National Security (CTNBio), that would have allowed Bayer’s transgenic, GMO corn, called Liberty Link, to infiltrate the agricultural landscape of the country.
Heinz called to task over “all natural” claim on its bottles of white vinegar. Plaintiff Debbie Banafsheha: Heinz Distilled White Vinegar can’t be considered natural because it’s made with GMO corn. Heinz doesn’t say its vinegar is made with non-GMO corn, claims the ingredients are “all natural.
City and county meeting assembled in Albuquerque to discuss the fluoridation of the community’s water supply. Heavily protested by doctors, dentists, and parents, city decided to continue dumping fluoride into the municipal water, delaying a vote to ban fluoride which should happen this Spring.
Ukraine is raising the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and will implement further rises under a fixed timetable. Unpopular with Ukrainians used to subsidised gas prices from Soviet era, response to demands by the International Monetary Fund.
GMO food label bill passed by the House awaits a final O.K. by the Senate. Dairy would be excluded from the bill, currently there is no GMO dairy in Vermont. Monsanto legal challenge could end up costing state $5 million, potential reimbursement for a victorious plaintiff – Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta.
A non-toxic, fermented wheat germ shown to halt aberrations in cells that which makes ‘good’ cells turn cancerous. Fermented wheat germ, Avemar (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) made by standardized, patented process, inhibits interference in enzymatic activity.
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa ordered Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the benefits of GM crops, including a “healthier environment” and more food sustainably. According to the ASA, the claims made of genetically engineered crops are unsubstantiated.
UN "Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase over the coming decades," amid surging populations and economies. This increase could badly strain earth's limited resources. UN, “To obtain water requires energy, and to produce energy requires water.
French government are putting pressure on the European Union (EU) to define the list of growing chemicals in those foods, and to raise awareness about the serious detriment they pose to people’s health. GMOs aren’t the only poisons being rejected by France.
National Geographic Society announced plans to redraw world map to show Crimea as part of Russia after the Ukrainian breakaway region’s reunification with Moscow is finalized. Organization’s geographer: National Geographic maps “the world as it is, not as people would like it to be.”
A crop-destroying pest corn rootworms has evolved to feed upon the very GMO product that was designed to eliminate it. Crop itself is not to blame, say scientists, but rather mismanagement by farmers, corporations and lawmakers.
Sri Lanka has become the first country to ban Monsanto’s toxic RoundUp Ready chemical, glyphosate, in light of recent studies linking it to chronic kidney failure, made their decision shortly after a similar ban in El Salvador for the same reason, banned GMOs in 2003.
Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Christina Sanchez studying anti-tumor effects of THC,main psychoactive component of cannabis, for over a decade. British scientist, Wai Liu, University of London’s St. George’s medical school. research reveals how THC has ‘potent anti-cancer activity.
Could have more life forms invented in a lab than in nature. Unlike older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology seeks to create new organisms that do not exist on earth. First species on the planet whose parent is a computer. Synthetic vanilla: insert coded DNA into yeast.
China Ministry of Education announced that they do not serve GMO foods in their cafeteria, GMO foods still being served to children who attend public schools, Ministry of Finance bars GMOs.
Entire US power grid could be shut down for months if nine electric substations throughout nation sabotaged. Some officials known for months, open to updating security around the plants as well as changing way electricity is delivered to Americans.
Obama promised in his 2007 campaign to label GMOs, has yet to follow through. Now, over 200 anti-GMO groups are pressuring Obama to act. 20 states considering GE labeling. FDA has ability to require food industry to label foods as genetically modified, but do not, require labeling of 3000 food ingredients.
industrial hemp in competition with petrochemical companies, textile and logging industries, pharmaceutical companies. Can be grown more easily than cotton with less water and less pesticide. Hemp isn’t marijuana; it comes from a different strain of the plant.
Chad is struggling to manage the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) as its resources are limited. The Chadian government is sheltering more than 80,000 refugees from the CAR in transit centers across the country. Many suffering severe malnutrition with no shelter.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food; current global food system needs to be "radically" and "democratically" changed to alleviate global hunger over profits of monopolized industrialization, pesticide-heavy agribusiness corporations. System led to loss in biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution.
State Utilities Commission will have final say on whether Duke’s 3.2 million customers will foot the bill for $1 billion effort, households to pay between 75 cents a month for 15 years. Coal ash is waste left after burning coal that contains over a dozen toxic heavy metals; arsenic, mercury, lead.
As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the Contaminated water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean. Four hundred and thirty-six tons of contaminated water is stored in 1,200 tanks. Storing the massive amounts of water in tanks is not sustainable.
Congress is proposing a bill – No. 268/2007, that would allow exemptions on a current GMO ban, which restricts terminator technology in the country. This would then allow these seeds to cross-contaminate organic crops. ‘Terminator’ or ‘suicide’ seeds are planned to die in one year
Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.
80,000 Palestinians in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) have been without water for more than three days. Israeli water company Gihon: reason for the cut in water supplies is the water infrastructure.
Pollen crucial to health of bees. Bees crucial to the health of plants, therefore humans. Research shows commonly–used pesticides destroying bees’ ability to carry pollen, their only source of protein 75% of world’s crops require pollination by insects. Bees the biggest pollinators, bee populations are falling.
. Justin King, chief executive officer of UK grocer J Sainsbury Plc, says that ‘most people aren’t against GMO,’ but that they just need to be convinced genetically modified and transgenic crops are good for them. Significant minority vocally and vehemently against it, vast majority tcould be persuaded.
A woman saw what she thought was a homeless man sleeping on a bench outside of a church called the police on him. The homeless man turned out to be a statue called Homeless Jesus. She said the statue is “inappropriate,” and that Jesus was not homeless.
The USGS claims that the magnitude 5.0 earthquake triggered by waste-water injection the previous day “trigger[ed] a cascade of earthquakes, including a larger one, [which] has important implications for reducing the seismic risk from waste-water injection.”
The Australian state of Queensland in most widespread drought ever, 80 percent of its territory after a failed wet season. Australia is famous for its droughts and flooding rains. Queensland is nearly seven times the size of Britain, with an area of 1.7 million square kilometres (656,000 square miles).
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union leaders threaten harsh economic sanctions could be imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, Russian state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom threatened to disrupt gas supplies to Europe, turning Ukraine crisis into possible trade war.
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
Medical pot legislation thus far been curbed by the state Senate. People across the country leaving their states where marijuana treatment is unobtainable and punishable by arrest in order to seek out the best possible natural medicine that money can buy, known as “marijuana refugees.
Malaria is on the march to higher elevations as temperatures warm due to climate change, a trend that could increase the number of people sickened by the disease, researchers said Thursday. Study in U.S. journal Science based on records from highland regions of Ethiopia and Colombia,
Scientists have unearthed a giant virus more than 30,000 years old from the frozen soil in a remote region of Siberia. Ancient virus harmless to people, scientists warn thawing of permafrost in polar regions, as a result of either climate change or mining, could bring threats to human health.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, should move forward on natural gas exports very quickly.
Small amounts of glyphosate can cause cancer, inhibit proper endocrine function, cause birth defects, and inflict infertility upon unsuspecting women. Rats fed Monsanto’s maize developed massive breast tumors. EPA has proposed to hike allowable limits of glyphosate in GMO crops and in animal feed.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has formally filed a legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) protect our wildlife and their habitat by banning the use of GMOs and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges, the sanctuary for trees, plants, flowers, and animals.
Kroger and Safeway, two of the largest grocery store companies in the US have agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon rejecting GM AquAdvantage® salmon. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Target have also pledged to refuse to sell genetically engineered salmon.
Russian soldiers in Ukraine since late 1990s in accordance with a Kiev-Moscow agreement, stationed in Crimea over a decade. Moscow annually writes off $97.75 million of Kiev’s debt for right to use Ukrainian waters, radio frequency resources, environmental impact caused by Black Sea Fleet operations.
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) called changes to cannabis laws in Uruguay, US a ‘very grave danger to public health, medical cannabis in Colorado led to increase in cannabis-related treatment admissions, car accidents where the drivers were under the influence of marijuana
Same family as cardomom, turmeric, ginger used as a culinary spice for centuries, medicinal qualities, over 14 bio-active compounds slow aging, stop Osteoperosis, reduce arthritis, kill ovarian, lung, gastric, and leukemia cancer cells, protect against radiation, prevent blood clotting, heart attacks.
It is called transhumanism and scientists in the UK and US have already submitted proposals to legally create GMO babies. Actually, GMO human embryos have already been created. FDA say they are worried that not enough testing had been done on animals or in vivo to start creating GMO babies.
The ad for MarijuanaDoctors.com, which bills itself as a service through which residents in states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana can find certified providers, began airing on Monday in New Jersey and Chicago, and has been seen on networks including AMC, Comedy Central, ESPN and Fox.
Gazprom: “Simmering political tensions in Ukraine,aggravated by inadequate economic conditions, may cause disruptions of gas supplies to Europe. Could cancel gas supply discount for Ukraine. Overdue debt; $1.5 billion for last year’s supplies, current deliveries. Ukraine asked Russia for deferral of payments.
California man plans to turn himself into law enforcement on Monday afternoon and begin serving a two year prison sentence that he says was handed down “for working at a pot shop that was legal in my state. Feds wanting to make an example.
Voice of Russia (VoR): 80% of Russian citizens want to ban GMOs. Legislative bill proposed by United Russia Party would make cultivating GMO seed illegal. Currently no GM crops grown in Russia. Russians understand this technology can bankrupt farmers, poison people, and ruin the ecosystem.
Governor Mark Dayton (D) willing to sign the bill only if law enforcement agencies in state support it. Legislative bodies are for creating laws, police there to enforce them. Could lessen chances of state receiving federal dollars to fight War on Drugs.
500 foods sold in U S contain chemical plastics in synthetic leather yoga mats. Ball Park, Fleischman’s, Healthy Life, Jimmy Dean, Kroger, Little Debbie, Marie Callendar’s, Mother’s, Nature’s Own, Pillsbury, Roman Meal, Sara Lee, Safeway, Smucker’s, Sunbeam, Tyson, Wonder.
Genetically grown crops are completely unregulated, organic farmers have to pay thousands of dollars and undergo numerous tests to ensure that they are indeed providing organic food to the public. Organic farms and farmers at risk, super bugs or super weeds, or the desolation of entire colonies of bees and butterflies.
Millions of women around the world slather their faces daily with potentially dangerous toxins. nearly all tested brands contained traces of heavy metals, some exceed “safe” heavy metal limits set by Association of South East Asian Nations. Mercury, Lead, arsenic, barium, chromium, cadmium.
US Food and Drug Administration held public meeting outlining creation of genetically modified humans. GMO embryos already created via in vitro experiments GMO techniques considered include manipulation at mitochondrial level to replace mutant DNA, methods that could create babies with three parents.
US labor board believes pot workers have the same rights as any other American employee. Complaints filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) against a Maine marijuana dispensary called Wellness Collection of Maine, illegally spraying its marijuana plants with pesticides.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicates the synthetic chemicals in our food packages could be doing long-term damage to our health. chemicals are used in food packaging—from the Bisphenol-A (BPA) that can disrupt your hormones to the formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
Federal health regulators consider new fertilization technique that could create babies from DNA of three people, goal of preventing debilitating genetic diseases in children. Ethical questions, include whether government should sanction creation of genetically modified humans. Slippery slope to "designer babies,
A meteorite as large as 4-1/2 feet in diameter smashed into the moon in September, producing the brightest flash of light ever seen from Earth, astronomers said this week. Similar size objects hit Earth daily, most destroyed as they plunge through atmosphere.
Chinese scientists warned the country’s toxic air pollution now so bad it resembles a nuclear winter, slowing photosynthesis in plants potentially affecting food supply. Beijing and six northern provinces spent past week blanketed in dense pea-soup smog. Economic toll, grounding flights, closing highways
Glyphosate-resistant weeds in herbicide-resistant weed management systems brought increase in number, volume of herbicides applied. Genetically engineered crops not reducing need for pesticides, herbicides. Genetically modified crops infect organic crops by cross pollination, crops will be toxic.
European scientists, policymakers travel to Ethiopia to boost growing gmo crops. Pro-GM researchers, policymakers from Europe, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden will meet Ethiopian, Kenyan, Ghana Nigeria farm ministers, African Union officials.
European Commission will relax the European Union’s restrictions on food imports from Japan, which were introduced after the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011, the commission said Friday. EU to accept foods without checking their radiation levels. Radiation checks currently required on food imports.
Roundup herbicide (aka glyphosate) and its still-toxic degradation byproduct AMPA were found in over 75% of the air and rain samples tested from Mississippi in 2007. Biopollution from GMOs produces uncontrollable and irreversible changes in the genomes of affected organisms.
Dr. Brian John respected member of the scientific community wrote letter to Professor Anne Glover, the Chief Scientific Advisor to EU President. He states that there is abundant evidence GMOs cause harm, claim of ‘no adverse evidence’ of GMO impacts on our health and environment is a lie.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has begun installing hundreds of high-definition cameras on buses throughout the transit system as part of a plan to implement video surveillance across the entire bus and subway fleet, streamed in real time to the MBTA control center.
Nestlé announced voluntarily recalling two of its snack products. Department of Agriculture reported recalling 8.7 million pounds of meat because it "processed diseased and unsound animals. "Unfit for human food.
The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out, raising concerns about safety issues during her half-decade tenure.
Finnish reindeer breeders testing reflective sprays on the animals’ antlers so they are more visible to motorists at night.said Tuesday. Between 3,000 and 5,000 accidents involving reindeer every year. If test gives positive results, the association plans to spray more animals next autumn.
EPA restrictions ban production, sale of the kinds of wood-burning stoves that compose 80 percent of those currently in use in the United States rule changes enacted following pressure from environmental groups. Tightened restrictionson the level of fine airborne particulate emissions wood-burning stove emit.
French are preparing to restore a GMO maize ban in their country just before farmers prepare for Spring planting. A Senator of the currently ruling socialist party is calling for a ban to counteract an anticipated swell of activist upset over genetically modified organisms. France largest grower of crops in Europe,
Der Spiegel: Germany resumes counter-espionage of US, allies, response to NSA surveillance, US economic spying, deeply criticized. Tracking US, Britian. Merkel: build communication network in Europe, German intelligence stepped up. Mandate: Ministers use encryption, less rhetoric more action.
Jamaica, politicians discuss easeing marijuana laws. Mexico City, lawmakers proposed new plan to let stores sell cannabis. From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction. Some see a potentially lucrative industry in regulation.
Tens of thousands of Indonesians have fled their homes after a volcano erupted in east Java. Mount Kelud spewed ash and debris over a large area, including the city of Surabaya, about 130km (80 miles) away. Three people died after their houses collapsed under the weight of ash.
The Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed. Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau conducted research into how malaria-infested infected insects could be kept alive for long enough to be released into enemy territory.
Thousands are going to swarm Home Depot and Lowe’s this week in support of Bee Week of Action. 27,000 people are planning to tell these companies that they should stop selling pesticides that harm bees, and ‘show them some love’ instead. Many organizations are participating.
The European Commission is set to authorize the growing of genetically modified maize on European soil, despite 19 member states voting against the move, highlighting the “absurd” rules of weighted votes in the EU. UK and Spain in favor of GM crops, Germany abstained, France against their introduction.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday will propose legislation ridding media of "sensationalism." "They will call me a dictator, that doesn't matter to me. "I will make very strict norms to end sensationalism and the campaign and propaganda that feeds on the blood and death it promotes."
Russian President Vladimir Putin: against turning Sochi into a gambling resort after the Olympics, city would lose its traditional holidaymakers – middle-class families with children, Turning Sochi into a gambling zone “would create atmosphere that would prevent citizens spending holiday here with families.”
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