Over 400 cities worldwide will see millions marching against the US chemical and agricultural company Monsanto in an effort to boycott the use of Genetically Modified Organizms in food production.
Climate change has caused Nepal's Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday.A new study by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) shows that the area covered by glaciers has decreased by 24 per cent between 1977 and 2010.
Scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers. Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.
With the China-Russia deal conducted outside the dollar system we see the beginning of the de-dollarization and de-Americanization of the world, former assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RT.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come.
Banks and investing houses Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank, HSBC Bank, among others, consolidating control over water. Buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, all over the world.
Canadian proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile from the Great Lakes coming under heavy fire from Michigan lawmakers and environmental groups attempting to stop the project. Storage sites more than 2,200 feet underground to store 53 million gallons of nuclear waste
United States Bureau of Reclamation delivers water to around 1.2 million acres of irrigated land west of the Mississippi, certain customers in the states Washington, Colorado told to find a new source. Districts that use government project water restricted supplying to marijuana growers.
Ethiopia College of Medicine at the University of Gondar: A combination of ginger powder extract and honey are so effective that they inhibit the growth of superbugs like MRSA, E Coli, and even the bacteria that causes Pneumonia.
Almost everyone acknowledges there is some role for the government in ensuring the safety of the food we eat.
Experts warn if rain started today it would have to continue at heavy rate for weeks to replenish supplies, unlikely as we head towards summer. Fracking blamed by some, uses massive amount of water. California in similar situation, drought emergency declared last month.
Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet. dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month. Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world? More than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend.
Bosnian foreign minister: Over a quarter of Bosnia's 4 million people have been affected by the worst floods in the region in more than a century. Natural disaster has left more than 100,000 houses and buildings unusable and around one million people without clean water supplies.
North Carolina legislators considering bill would make it a crime to publicly disclose toxic chemicals energy companies use in hydraulic fracturing, offenders on the hook for fines or jail time. Unauthorized disclosure of fracking trade secrets including chemicals used a Class I Felony,
In order to alleviate energy dependence on Moscow, the coup-imposed government in Kiev has resurrected a contract with a US company to supply fuel to Ukraine’s nuclear power plants. Using US fuel rods was banned in 2012 due to dangerous incompatibility.
American Chemical Society; new evidence the herb cilantro, an ingredient in salsa and Asian dishes, can help to leech toxins from water. Simply eating cilantro is known to help purify the body of numerous toxins, but now, adding the herb to tap water can help to get rid of toxic chemicals lurking within it.
Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: organic farms that sell produce would be impacted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration new rules, would place restrictions on everything from compost to livestock to water. Many organic farmers will be forced out of business.
Nearly one quarter of US honeybee population died over the winter, according to annual survey. Beekeepers reportlosses higher than they consider sustainable, could affect country’s food supply. “More than three-fourths of world's flowering plants rely on pollinators, such as bees, to reproduce.
Hernando County, Florida were debating spending $800,000 in tax-payer money to fluoridate water few months ago. This is what it would cost to put leftovers from phosphate fertilizer, semiconductor industries into everyone’s water. They decided against fluoridating the water supplies.
Chicken washed in chlorine, meat treated with artificial beef hormones, a host of genetically modified crops. All of these could be making their way into European supermarkets under a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU.
March Against Monsanto is standing out in a protest against the Creve Coeur initiative, according to which pedestrians on the streets will not be allowed to use any kind of medians except from the crossroads.
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is beating the drum against marine ecosystem contamination after the most recent examination of soil and water at Seward Ship's Drydock has shown the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heavy metals and petroleum byproducts.
Common chemical additives found in sunscreens, food packaging, toothpaste and toys can harm sperm and may affect the fertility of some couples, scientists say. Tests on 96 ubiquitous and supposedly non-toxic substances found that nearly one third disrupted the way sperm functioned,
McDonald’s purchases over 3.4 billion pounds of USA-grown, pesticide-laden potatoes every year. Pesticide drift causing residents that live near potato fields to develop serious chronic health issues, many farmers have lost their livestock to pesticide-induced illness.
Participants who ate an 80% organic diet had 89% less pesticide residue in their urine compared to eating conventionally grown produce after only a week long change in diet. Consumption of an organic diet for one week signiﬁcantly reduced pesticide exposure.
USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), small farmers and large organic producers fought over what organic label should mean. There are exceptions what is and isn’t allowed in USDA certified organic produce. small farmers and “Big Organic” in dispute on how to handle these exceptions.
In real world it means that small farmers will be put into debt to Monsanto, so they can grow (until they go bankrupt) GMO food crops. Eventually these small farms will become part of even bigger corporation.
Researchers at Harvard University found rising levels of CO2 are affecting human nutrition by reducing levels of very important nutrients in food crops, predicted 2050-levels of CO2 in wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans significantly reduce the amount of iron, zinc, and protein in the crops.
The Pentagon, despite the reduction of the US Armed Forces and their funding, intends to strengthen its military presence around the world and enhance defense cooperation with allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said speaking at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.
Why Monsanto and other GMOs companies would like to learn a new product. Marijuana may be next major GMO crop. Company plans to manipulate “medical marijuana.”Pharmaceutical mafia can create transgenic strains with ability to produce more active compounds which are patented.
Lazio Regional Administrative Court in Italy has refuted an Italian farmer’s request to freely sow biotech corn seeds, citing precautionary principle which allows governments to take protective measures to protect human health and the environment without having to wait for possible risks to be realized.
Activists wanted to be heard at National Organic Standards Board Meeting (NOSB). discussing integrity of organic foods arrested after protest against watering down organic standards by USDA and Obama political appointee’s, reduce determinations which allow synthetic ingredients in food.
After months of regular visits by citizens to city council meetings, Dallas City Council decided last week to stop water fluoridation. Perhaps it was economic incentive. Citizens continuously probed council members about why they would fluoridate city water when it has been proven dangerous to health.
When planning transport systems in developing countries, one of the main challenges is to evaluate the proportion of income spent by poorer households on transport as well as in understanding transport patterns in relation to residential location, travel distance and travel mode.
EcoWatch, USC Canada, a non-governmental agency, is working to create a stronger domestic seed industry through the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. Their hopes are that the initiative will help protect against the negative effects of climate change on food security.
Number of GMO-free countries growing – especially in Europe. Bavarian Environment Minister, Dr. Marcel Huber, signed GMO Free agreement in Brussels, with President of European GMO Free network, and Environment Minister for the Marche region of Italy.
they are not just passively ignoring alternative energy sources; they are actively opposing them.
President of the Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) Volodymyr Klymenko: we propose the legalization of the use of GM seeds, which had been tested in the United Stated for a long time, for our producers. Monsanto winner of US State Department 27th Annual World Food Prize in 2013.
Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of the biotech giant’s RoundUp herbicide in our food, researchers found high levels of RoundUp on 70 percent of genetically engineered soy plants. Studies have proven there are ‘anti-nutrients’ in GM food.
"Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed," Louis Allstadt, former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, said during a news conference in Albany called by the anti-fracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York.
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Slovenia southwest of the country’s capital, Ljubljana, at a depth of 12.4 kilometers, says USGS. The earthquake took place about 200 kilometers from a nuclear power plant at Krško, a town in eastern Slovenia.
First Russia, Tasmania, and Mexico say no to Monsanto and now, the Netherlands have passed a similar ban, determined to keep Glyphosate-laced herbicides away from the general public. Citizens of the Netherlands have been expressing their concern over glyphosate chemicals.
The Russian government will postpone the introduction of certifying genetically-modified seeds for another three years, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday during his annual report before the country's lower house of parliament.
Those who can't smell the carbon dioxide ravaging the earth for hedonistic profit - enabled by federal and many state and local governments - will find out that just because you can't smell global warming does not mean that it is not brewing a cauldron of devastation just over the horizon.
China refused five total shipments of GM crops in just a month – all of it coming from the U S. Chinese Minister of Agriculture unable to issue safety certificate unless these strict scientific proofs utilized. Three shipments of US GMO corn without safety certificates, approval documents destroyed.
United States farmers have interest in Ukraine situation, regional instability could have consequences on wheat and corn supplies around world, possible disruptions in country’s supply chain. Western sanctions on Russian wheat output could have repercussions on American farms and elsewhere.
Oklahoma residents who produce energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, those with systems already installed won’t be affected, new customers will now be charged a monthly fee.
Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.
Chancellor Angela Merkel: “all of Germany’s energy policies must be reconsidered.”Most important energy supplier is Russia: provides 38 percent of Germany’s natural gas, 35 percent oil imports, 25 percent of coal, no alternatives that could cover shortfalls of this magnitude. Supplies already short.
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine research: royal jelly helps maintain blood sugar levels, controlls oxidative stress. May prevent, reverse Type 2 diabetes. “After royal jelly supplementation, blood glucose decreased. Royal jelly; secretion from honey bees, nurtures larvae, queen bees.
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.
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