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.”
Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists. In addition, it says, “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst spilled thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in a suburban area near Mayflower, Arkansas. Officials say area is safe to live in. But locals are complaining about health problems, dizziness, headaches, nausea – prompting many to move away.
"Mass media tool used by ruling class to manipulate masses, shapes, molds opinions, attitudes. Defines what is normal, acceptable. Ignorant population does not know its rights, understand issues, question authorities. follows trends. Popular culture serves brain-numbing entertainment, idolize celebrities.
Landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighboring territories. Lawyers say it is the world’s first trial over GM contamination.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli troops on Thursday accompanied bulldozers to Bethlehem village of Wadi Fukin where bulldozers destroyed 300 newly planted olive trees, despite locals' attempts to stop them. Clashes broke out between Israel forces and locals as they tried to defend their lands.
Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese. herbal tea that neither herb nor tea but glucose powder laced with withdrawn prescription drug for obesity 13 times normal dose. Beef adulterated with pork. fruit juices included brominated vegetable oil, for use in flame retardants.
An Israeli minister who leads Israel’s Jewish Home Party, says a Palestinian state would ruin Israel’s economy, claimed that the creation of future Palestine would undermine Israel’s security, topple its economy. Expects its friends around the world to stand beside Israel against the growing boycott.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped US Vice President Joe Biden Friday for his comparison of LaGuardia Airport to a "third-world country. Mayor: LaGuardia, obviously, needs an upgrade, the said, manages an extraordinary amount of traffic, people who work there make it work under very difficult circumstances.
New study published in PloS One: Canada’s Grand River, which flows into Lake Erie in U.S. used for drinking water has highest concentration of artificial sweeteners in surface waters worldwide. River tested for four most popular artificial sweeteners: sucralose, acesulfame, saccharin, cyclamate.
Hitachi has unveiled a high-tech ID badge that not only tracks an employee's exact location within the office, it also keeps a record of all the other staff members they have spoken to, for how long and how energetically, how much time each member of staff spends out of their seat. Looks like an ID badge.
A ruptured Duke Energy pipe in Eden, North Carolina, caused release of 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash, 27 million gallons of contaminated water into the Dan River. Entire river is eerie unnatural ashen color. State regulators testing river for pollution. Coal ash produced by coal-burning power plants.
Chamomile plant is great for promoting relaxation and deep sleep from its use in many nighttime teas. Research shows chamomile is able to trigger cancer cell death, a phenomena known as apoptosis. It’s active component, apigenin, can shorten the lifespan and the prolioferation of breast cancer cells.
Monsanto’s CEO admitted that the industry needs to do more to sway the public and convince everyone that GMOs are the one and only answer. “We simply haven’t engaged enough at the level we should have with all of our audiences, and for that, we apologize,” “There’s a recognition we need to do more.”
Petition that would let residents of the forty-ninth state vote to make pot legal for adults surpassed a 30,169 signature threshold, clearing the way for issue to appear in ballot booths during elections there on August 19. U S law considers marijuana a Schedule I narcotic on par with heroin.
December 2013 Uruguay became first country in the world to fully legalize production and sale of the popular herb. Under the new law, which comes into full effect in early April. Drugs Peace Institute, supported marijuana legalization endorsed his candidacy, political party Frente Amplio, the PlantaTuPlanta.
Pandemic potential of new strain of bird flu H10N8, scientists believe may have originated in wild birds, later spread to poultry, Concerns the virus has evolved so that it can transfer easily from birds to humans. Another bird flu strain, H7N9, infected 286 people since last year, causing 60 deaths.
In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label “natural.”In America, no definition of “natural.” Consumer advocates threaten lawsuits against big food giants, alleging their claims are misleading and illegal.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) offering the latest GMO, named the Arctic Apple. The company will offer its first non-browning apple. claims that GMO foods are highly regulated, naming Health Canada and the US FDA as sources of responsibility for food safety.
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO):Insects can be solution to world food crisis. Mixed reception, even in countries where insects traditionally considered a special treat. They believe beetles, crickets nourishing, cheap, could save mankind form hunger,social, economic problems.
Food allergies have become more common or more intense over the past couple of decade, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac’s Disease, gluten intolerance, eczema, AH/HD and many more conditions with common underlying digestive and gastrointestinal triggers.
Two underground atomic explosions occur at Fukushima 31 December, the first measuring 5.1 magnitude in intensity, followed by smaller 3.6 magnitude explosion moments later. radiation from Fukushima will be 10-times bigger than all of the Radiation from the entire world’s nuclear tests throughout history combined
Dozens of families were forced from their southeastern Mississippi homes Friday after a train derailed, tipping over cars carrying fuel oil and methanol and causing officials to grow concerned about another potentially deadly chemical spill.
State Department took no position on the project, stopped short of recommending if the line should be built, claim the pipeline more environmentally sound than other options. Approval or denial of any single project unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction of oil, oil sands, or refining of heavy crude in US.
Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had dark skin and hair, blue eyes. Two hunter-gatherer skeletons were discovered in a cave in mountains of Spain in 2006. Found that the early European was most closely genetically related to people in Sweden and Finland.
Bolivian President Evo Morales issued the declaration on Tuesday in a move to mobilize funds and resources for assisting the victims of the country’s deadly rainy season. 40 people have been killed and 20,000 others displaced by torrential rainfall.
1,400 people filed joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns, seeking compensation of 100 yen ($1) each, say lawsuit meant to set new legal precedent on current regulations.
Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, lobby group that represents 300+ companies intimidate legislators with threats of lawsuits should they attempt to back a GMO labeling law in their state. Companies that sell GMOs are doing everything they can to keep people from knowing it.
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