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An Example of Big Food’s Last Ditch-Effort to Stop State GMO-Labeling Laws - Video

March 31st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-food-launches-ad-blitz-stop-state-gm-labeling-laws-6456/

In a publicity blitz against GMO labeling, Big Food is using a six-figure campaign to run ads in prime time on network and cable TV in and around the nation’s capital. This is part of a last ditch effort for the biotech industry and Big Food to keep states from writing their own mandatory GMO-labeling laws. Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, funder of the ad campaign blitz in the capitol, is “working urgently with Congress to pass a national uniform labeling standard and stand up against on-package labeling of GMOs,” Companies want that ‘national standard’ to forbid mandatory on-package GMO labels.

Newly-released email details complicity of Obama’s EPA in Flint poisoning

March 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/30/flin-m30.html

. In a just-released June 25, 2015 internal email, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 water expert Miguel Del Toral described the situation in Flint as “bordering on criminal neglect” after he discovered high levels of lead in tap water and efforts of state officials to conceal it from the public. Del Toral sent the message to his superior, EPA Section Chief of Ground Water and Drinking Water Rita Bair, the day after submitting a detailed interim report warning of high lead in Flint water.

National Farmers Union Calls for Halt of GM Alfalfa Seed Sales

March 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/nfu-calls-halt-gm-alfalfa-seed-sales-canada-6122/

Canadian farmers are justifiably requesting that Lawrence MacAulay, the Canadian Agri-Minister, immediately act to halt the sale of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seed by Forage Genetics International, a Monsanto licensee. Many farmers have been concerned that their alfalfa will be contaminated by GM alfalfa; asked the Minister to put border controls in place to stop the continued cross-pollination of non-GM alfalfa with seed that has already been compromised.

5 Million Nigerians Oppose Monsanto’s Plans to Introduce GMO Cotton and Corn

March 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/5-million-nigerians-oppose-monsantos-plans-to-introduce-gmo-cotton-and-corn/

One-hundred organizations representing more than 5 million Nigerians, including farmers, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, students and local community groups, have submitted a joint objection to the country’s National Biosafety Management Agency (NABMA) expressing serious concerns about human health and environmental risks of genetically altered crops.

USDA Deregulates New Monsanto-Made GMO Corn Strain

March 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/usda-deregulates-new-monsanto-corn-strain-7135/

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened the door for farmers to plant MON87419, a new strain of genetically modified (GM) corn created by Monsanto to tolerate the weed killers dicamba and glufosinate without government oversight. The move will likely increase spraying of the herbicides. Like earlier strains of GMO corn, MON87419 is designed to withstand being coated in toxic chemicals that wipe out weeds and other plant life on farm fields could “lead to an increase in dicamba use, which will spur the evolution of dicamba-resistant weeds and abandonment of conservation tillage practices.

7 million Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking, U.S. Geological Survey says

March 29th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/7_million_Americans_at_risk_of_man-made_earthquakes_due_to_fracking%2C_U.S._Geological_Survey_says/50079/0/38/38/Y/M.html

U.S. Geological Survey published for the first time an earthquake hazard map covering both natural and "induced" quakes 7 million people live in places vulnerable to these induced tremors. Highest risk of man-made earthquakes associated with wastewater injection includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio and Alabama.. Hundreds of earthquakes since fracking became commonplace in last decade. Click link to view map.

Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/global-agribusiness-dependency-marginalisation-self-sufficiency-organic-farming-agroecology/

UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization):advantage of organic agriculture; work with natural processes, increase cost-effectiveness.. Organic farmers intensify production in a sustainable way; could produce enough food forcurrent world population with reduced environmental impact than conventional agriculture.without polluted environment, less diverse diets, degraded soils and nutrient deficient food, ill health; an unsustainable model of agriculture that creates food insecurity, environmental degradation, helps create jobs in rural areas..Crop yields increased.

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://ecowatch.com/2016/03/27/monsanto-glyphosate-wine/

Shortly after the release of a report showing 14 beers testing positive for glyphosate in Germany, a concerned supporter of Moms Across America said he had test results from Microbe Inotech Lab of St.Louis showing 10 different wines, from large and small vineyards, contained the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, including wine made with organic grapes.The contamination of conventional wine was 28 times higher than organic wine. The wines tested came from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California.

Senator Ted Cruz Protects GMOs, Calls GMO Labeling-Advocates Anti-Science

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/ted-cruz-says-gmo-labels-anti-science-hysteria-6121/

Ted Cruz: we shouldn’t let anti-science zealotry shutdown the ability to produce low-cost quality food;” the anti-GMO movement is driven by “hysteria. Senator Bernie Sanders: GMO labeling exists in 64 other countries. There is no reason it can’t exist here.” Sanders favors small and mid-sized family farms, regional food systems, stopping domination of the food supply by a few large corporations

California bans commercial crab fishing due to excessive radiation in seafood

March 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/california-bans-commercial-crab-fishing-due-to-excessive-radiation-in-seafood/

November of last year, California state officials placed an indefinite hold on the commercial crab season, in order to protect public health. The reason given by the state was dangerously high levels of algal toxins in the bodies of the crabs According to New York radio station 95.1 FM (SuperStation 95), insiders from the California Fish and Game Commission have revealed that the real reason for the ban was dangerously high levels of radioactivity resulting from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. State officials were concerned they could cause immediate sickness in anyone who ate them.“If people started connecting the dots proving radiation in seafood was making them sick, it would destroy California’s seafood industry in days.”

100% death rate of baby seals on California coast — “None have survived” — “Many are starving, suffering from shortage of food in Pacific Ocean” — “Extremely thin… all sorts of illnesses, infections” — “Milkless moms immediately abandoning pups” — TV: “Th

March 26th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/100-mortality-baby-seals-california-coast-survived-underweight-starving-suffering-shortage-food-extremely-thin-all-sorts-illnesses-infections-milkless-moms-immediately-abandoning-pups-vide

Many seals are underweight and starving, suffering from a shortage of food in the Pacific Ocean… “When they get extremely thin they’re open to all sorts of illnesses and infections.

Drugs in the Drinking Water? Don't Ask and Officials Won't Tell

March 26th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/35303-drugs-in-the-drinking-water-don-t-ask-and-officials-won-t-tell

Contaminants get into the water through human drug waste in sewage, medicines flushed down toilets, agricultural runoff and the wide use of endocrine disruptors like pesticides, flame retardants and plastic-related compounds like phthalates and BPA. (BPA has ironically been used in bottled water that people drink to avoid tap water risks!) 60 percent of Americans now take prescription drugs, one fourth of US women are now on antidepressants.

“City” of Waste: Fukushima Cleanup Now Up to 10.7 Million 1-ton Bags of Radioactive Waste - Video

March 26th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/03/fukushima-cleanup-now-up-to-10-7-million-1-ton-bags-of-radioactive-waste.html

An estimated $21 billion has been spent on cleanup efforts since 2011, including funding for a team of remote activated robots capable of going to high-dose radiation areas of the plant where humans cannot enter and survive. Five of these robots have been lost to the dangers in Fukushima Daiichi’s severely damaged nuclear reactors and waste treatment buildings.

Deadly Contamination Found in Water of Factory Towns Nationwide

March 25th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/03/deadly-contamination-found-in-water-of-factory-towns-nationwide.html

US public water infrastructure is dangerous to human health. Suspected cancer-causing chemical PFOA being phased out in the U.S.;, turning up in the water in factory towns across the country — most recently in upstate New York and Vermont — where it is blamed by residents for cancers and other maladies.

Ding Ding! EU Committee Votes AGAINST Renewal of Glyphosate Herbicide

March 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/eu-committee-wont-renew-glyphosate-69384/

Committee on Environment, Food Safety & Public Health (ENVI) has formally objected to the re-authorization by the European Commission of the herbicide, called the herbicide’s re-authorization “irresponsible and unacceptable.”MEP Anja Hazekamp criticized the European Commission for even considering giving Round Up the green light in Europe.

Widow Sues Monsanto for Husband’s Wrongful Death Developing cancer after long-term exposure to Roundup

March 23rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/widow-sues-monsanto-husbands-wrongful-death-6115/

Teri McCall, the widow of Jack McCall, is suing Monsanto for wrongful death. She claims that the company is responsible for exposing her husband to their flagship weed killer for years, all the while knowing that it caused cancer. This is similar to over legal moves against Monsanto over glyphosate damage.

57 Pesticides Named as Cause for Bee Deaths in Europe

March 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/57-pesticides-named-cause-bee-deaths-europe-64934/

The study published in the Journal of Chromatography by researchers from Poland’s National Veterinary Institute utilized a new test that allowed them to analyze exactly which of the 200 pesticides licensed for use in the EU were contributing to honeybee deaths.57 specific pesticides have been named for poisoning bees. “Bee health is a matter of public concern. Bees are considered critically important for the environment and agriculture by pollinating more than 80 percent of crops and wild plants in Europe

Texas Game Wardens Are Now Looking For Poachers … and Terrorists

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/03/18/141855/texas-game-wardens-are-now-looking-for-poachersand-terrorists/

Along the Texas coast, game wardens will now carry radiation detectors. The Port of Houston has for years had radiation detectors to scan cargo; acquired about a hundred devices that allow game wardens to detect radiological or nuclear emissions. These are little devices that can be worn on someone’s belt.” They’re about the size of a cellphone and can help a warden determine if something suspicious is radioactive. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be connected to terrorism: radioactive materials used in the energy and medical industries can be illegally dumped.

Sites for 46 new reactors approved ‘in-principle’: Govt

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://news.statetimes.in/sites-46-new-reactors-approved-principle-govt/

New Delhi:- The government has given an “in-principle” approval to sites for locating 46 new reactors comprising 23 twin unit projects in a phased manner, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.This is perhaps for the first time that the government has revealed “in-principle” approval to these many sites.The government has also given in-principle approval to reactors with foreign technical cooperation.

Toxic carcinogen found in 80 of New Jersey water systems

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/toxic-carcinogen-found-in-80-of-new-jersey-water-systems/

Small amounts of a probable carcinogen were found in more than 80 water systems in every part of the state, according to an analysis of federal data by The Record. The chemical, 1,4-dioxane, raised concerns after it was found at a Superfund site in Ringwood. 1,4-dioxane can damage the liver, kidney and respiratory systems.

Investigation Finds 350 Schools Across the Country Tainted with Lead Laced Water

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/03/investigation-finds-350-schools-across-the-country-tainted-with-lead-laced-water.html

USA Today investigation published this week identified almost 2,000 additional water systems in all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. “The water systems, which reported lead levels exceeding Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] standards, collectively supply water to 6 million people.”

Mental health experts: People who eat healthy are mentally ill

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.evil.news/2016-03-18-mental-health-experts-people-who-eat-healthy-are-mentally-ill.html

Desire to eat pure, uncontaminated, healthy food now diagnosed as a mental disorder known as orthorexia nervosa. “Orthorexics refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn and dairy; foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives. Jennifer Culbert , a registered dietician: if someone cuts out processed food, or things that are genetically modified, or not grown organically, the danger is that they can become malnourished or underweight.”

France Approves Plan to Ban Bee-Harming Neonicotinoid Pesticides

March 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/france-approves-plan-ban-bee-harming-neonicotinoid-pesticides-70527/

France just approved plans to totally ban some widely used pesticides blamed for harming bees, going above and beyond European Union (EU) restrictions.

Chutzpah!

March 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.uexpress.com/news-of-the-weird/2016/3/20

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder boasted in March that the lead-in-the-water crisis plaguing the city of Flint for months had actually spurred job growth. Though Snyder has been heavily criticized for tight-fisted budgeting that enabled the crisis, 81 temporary workers have been recently hired -- to hand out bottled water so that residents would not have to hydrate themselves with poisoned municipal water.

General Mills to Label ALL Products with GMOs, Thanks to Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

March 19th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/general-mills-adopt-vermonts-mandatory-gmo-labeling-rules-6543/

. General Mills (GM), the same company that tried to impair genetically modified food-labeling by donating more than a million dollars to defeat legislation in several states, is about to label its products containing genetically modified ingredients. GM announced that it will label all their products if they contain genetically modified ingredients; says that it will label GM products due to a need to be cost-effective with Vermont’s new GMO labeling law going into effect this summer..”

Never Before Has America Been Hit By So Many Historic Floods In Such a Short Period Of Time

March 18th, 2016
Categories: Environment

Link: http://endoftheamericandream.com/

The United States has been hit by seven historic floods since the month of September, and the latest one is making headlines all over the planet. This week, nearly two feet of rain triggered record-setting flooding in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and more rain is expected for the area.

Global Actions Demand Fast Food Giants Get Antibiotics 'Off the Menu'

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03/15/global-actions-demand-fast-food-giants-get-antibiotics-menu

Activists in 60 countries are celebrating World Consumer Rights Day by calling on fast-food companies to get antibiotics "off the menu."The worldwide actions, organized by the London-headquartered Consumers International (CI), call specifically on McDonald's, Subway, and KFC to make "global, time bound commitments to stop serving meat from animals routinely given antibiotics that are classed as important for human medicine by the World Health Organization."

Whole Foods to Install Solar Units at up to 200 of its Stores

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Environment

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/whole-foods-install-solar-units-200-stores-69988/

Whole Foods announced last week that it had signed agreements with SolarCity (chaired by Elon Musk) and NRG Energy to install rooftop solar panels atop as many as 100 of its stores and distribution centers.

Putin: Human Evolution Under Threat By Big Pharma, GMO, Vaccines

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://www.healthfreedoms.org/putin-human-evolution-under-threat-by-big-pharma-gmo-vaccines/

President Putin issued orders his people must be protected from GMO “food” and Western pharmaceuticals “at all costs; ”believes next stage of human evolution is in “grave risk”. Western and global powers“intentionally decelerating the process for their personal gain.”“We have the choice to continue to develop our bodies and brains in a healthy upward trajectory, or we can follow Western example of intentionally poison our population with genetically altered food, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and fast food that should be classified as a dangerous, addictive drug.”“We must fight this. A physically and intellectually disabled population is not in our interests,” Describing average government-controlled Westerner as“intensively vaccinated borderline autistic fat man slumped in front of a screen battling a high-fructose corn syrup comedown,”such tactics used by governments to subjugate citizens are evil, “counter-productive.

Is Water a Human Right?

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/is-water-a-human-right/

California Water Code, which boldly declares that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water.” United Nations General Assembly voted in 2010 to recognize “the right to safe and clean drinking water as a human right.” 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack a water tap. Human rights come in many forms.

Fukushima Radiation is Still so Bad It “Kills” Robots That Go Near It

March 15th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fukushima_Radiation_is_Still_so_Bad_It_%E2%80%9CKills%E2%80%9D_Robots_That_Go_Near_It/49774/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Naohiro Masuda, Tepco’s head of decommissioning “It is extremely difficult to access the inside of the nuclear plant.”The biggest obstacle is the radiation.”“It takes two years to develop a single-function robot.” As soon as Tepco’s robots, co-designed with Toshiba, get close to Reactor 3, their circuitry gets destroyed by the radiation. The robots are designed to “swim” in the radiated pools where the radioactive fuel rods are located, to search for and recover them.

Breaking: Big Food Giant Guilty of Money Laundering in GMO Labeling Stunt

March 14th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/grocery-manufacturers-association-guilty-money-laundering-gmo-labeling-67839/

Judge Anne Hirsch awarded a summary judgment in a suit brought against the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, finding the GMA guilty of a money laundering scheme that shielded members’ identities as they helped to defeat Washington’s 2013 GMO labeling ballot initiative, I-522, with their donations.

Is Your Food on Crack? Salmon Test Positive for 81 Different Drugs, Prozac, Birth Control, Cocaine

March 7th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/is-your-food-on-crack-salmon-off-seattle-test-positive-for-81-different-drugs-prozac-birth-control-cocaine_032016

Salmon caught in the Puget Sound were recently found to be contaminated with a toxic cocktail of 81 drugs and chemicals. Drugs these fish were on included:

Prozac
Zantac
Advil
Benadryl
Lipitor
Cocaine
Flonase
Aleve
Tylenol
Paxil
Valium
Birth control pills (estrogen)
Zoloft
Tagamet
OxyContin
Darvon
Nicotine
Caffeine
Fungicides
Antiseptics
Anticoagulants
Cipro and other antibiotics

Wastewater treatment facilities does not filter out all the drugs that are eliminated by humans into the water supply en masse on a daily basis. That water is then reused, contaminated more, taken up by crops and the animals that eat them,

Fukushima: Tokyo was on the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe, Admits Former Prime Minister

March 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Health

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2016/03/07/fukushima-tokyo-was-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-catastrophe-admits-former-prime-minister/

Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami revealed the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring evacuation of 50 million people. He said he considered evacuating the capital, Tokyo, along with all other areas within 160 miles of the plant, and declaring martial law. “The future existence of Japan as a whole was at stake,”“Something on that scale, an evacuation of 50 million, it would have been like a losing a huge war,” admitted he was frightened and said he got “no clear information” out of Tepco, the plant’s operator.

Scientists Developing Directed Energy Laser Weapon ‘Death Star’ to Destroy Asteroids

March 6th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/scientists-developing-directed-energy-laser-weapon-death-star-to-destroy-asteroids_032016

A team at University of California is working on a planetary defense project they’ve dubbed the “De-Star” — Direct Energy System for Targeting Asteroids and exploRation. The laser weapon would be used to protect planet Earth from rogue asteroids by vaporizing them. A smaller version would fly alongside asteroids and provide a last line of defense should the object make a run toward Earth.

Alleged CIA agent leaks inside knowledge of Planet X after viewing it through Hubble Space Telescope

March 6th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/alleged-cia-agent-leaks-inside-knowledge-of-planet-x-after-viewing-it-through-hubble-space-telescope_032016

Recent admissions by NASA and other officials confirming Planet X is real. “This thing has got seven planets and its own sun,” said an alleged CIA agent.. According to the alleged whistleblower, “This planet is 47,000 miles across” and gives off an “iron oxide dust,” which has formed a cloud up to 100,000 miles across..

Is the San Andreas Fault about to shift? Unprecedented amounts of Carbon Monoxide released into the atmoshphere along the West coast of the US

March 5th, 2016
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, 9-11

Link: http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/03/is-san-andreas-fault-about-to-shift.html

On February 27th enormous amounts of Carbon Monoxide leaked into the atmosphere along the West coast of America see above...it's the amount of Carbon Monoxide which is simply stunning. It is well understood that large amounts of Carbon Monoxide is released into the atmosphere before an earthquake,

Monsanto is Suing California for Telling People the Truth About Its Chemicals

March 4th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Monsanto_is_Suing_California_for_Telling_People_the_Truth_About_Its_Chemicals/49516/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Monsanto is suing the State of California for its intent to include glyphosate — the main ingredient in its wildly popular herbicide, Roundup — on its Proposition 65 toxic chemicals list. California’s decision came after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in March 2015.

5 Years Later, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site Continues to Spill Waste

March 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/5-years-later-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-site-continues-to-spill-waste/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Fukushima&utm_campaign=greenpeace&__surl__=IgNy6&__ots__=1456316874583&__step__=1

Five years ago this month a devastating tsunami engulfed Japan's northeastern coast, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Today the disaster site remains in crisis mode. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), currently circulates water through the three melted units to keep them cool—generating a relentless supply of radioactive water. TEPCO collects the contaminated water and stores it all in massive tanks atrate of 400 metric tons a day. Groundwater flowing from a hill behind the crippled plant now mingles with radioactive materials before heading into the sea.

Climate Disruption's New Record: Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Highest Point in 15 Million Years

February 29th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35008-climate-disruption-s-new-record-carbon-dioxide-levels-reach-highest-point-in-15-million-years

Atmospheric carbon dioxide, in early February, reached a level not seen on the planet in the last 15 million years. NASA data shows that the previous 12 months have also been the hottest 12-month period every recorded, Hotter air and water temperatures over the Pacific caused the most powerful cyclone ever recorded, with sustained winds hitting 200 miles per hour.

Scientist Who Discovered that GMO's Cause Tumors Wins Lawsuit

February 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://humansarefree.com/2016/02/scientist-who-discovered-that-gmos.html

A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors.

Wild bees, butterflies on path to extinction, UN report says

February 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://govtslaves.info/wild-bees-butterflies-on-path-to-extinction-un-report-says/

Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants shrinking toward extinction. The world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns. 20,000 or so species of pollinators are key to hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops each year — from fruits and vegetables to coffee and chocolate. 2 out of 5 species of invertebrate pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are on the path toward extinction. Pollinators with backbones, such as hummingbirds and bats,slightly better off, with 1 in 6 species facing extinction.“We are in a period of decline and there are going to be increasing consequences,”

Top advisors to Michigan governor urged switching water supply from polluted Flint River

February 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/27/flin-f27.html

Long before state authorities publicly acknowledged problems with drinking water in Flint, Michigan, internal emails show that advisers to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder advocated moving the water supply from the polluted Flint River back to the Detroit water system.

3 ex-TEPCO execs to be indicted Mon. over Fukushima nuclear disaster

February 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160226/p2a/00m/0na/005000c

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will be indicted Monday for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the tsunami-triggered crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, a lawyer in charge of the case said Friday.

Johnson And Johnson Loses Battle In Lawsuit Against Woman Accusing Baby Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer

February 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Johnson_And_Johnson_Loses_Battle_In_Lawsuit_Against_Woman_Accusing_Baby_Powder_Causes_Ovarian_Cancer/49353/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A St. Louis jury has recently awarded $72 million to the family of a woman from Alabama whose ovarian cancer death was traced to years of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.

New Report Issues Dire Warning About Global Decline in Pollinators

February 26th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/26/new-report-issues-dire-warning-about-global-decline-pollinators

Factors such climate change and land use changes are driving many pollinator species—including 16 percent of vertebrate pollinators—towards extinction. For invertebrate pollinators like bees and butterflies, over 40 percent of species may be be threatened locally, poses risks to the global food supply..

The Yelp Employee Who Said She Wasn't Making Enough Money To Eat

February 26th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/the-yelp-employee-who-said-she-wasnt-making-enough-money-to-eat-1280612

Yelp employee said she was fired after she blogged about the financial pressures she felt working for the multibillion-dollar business;her breaking point came when she went to sleep, woke up "starving" two hours later. Your employee for your food delivery app that you spent $300 million to buy can't afford to buy food," she wrote. "That's gotta be a little ironic, right?" The minimum wage in the city is $12.25 an hour. Yelp said in a statement : "We did agree with many of the points in the Medium post and thought it served as an important example of Ms. Ben-Ora's freedom of speech," "We agree with her remarks about the high costs of living in San Francisco, which is why we announced in December that we are expanding our Eat24 customer support team into our Phoenix office where we will pay the same wage."

Farmers in Kona, Hawaii Hit Monsanto with Lawsuit

February 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/kona-hawaii-farmers-file-suit-against-monsanto-62544/

Two South Kona coffee growers have reportedly filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the company lied about the possibility for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Round Up, to cause cancer. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages, including compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, and court costs.

Colorado Considers Organic Labels for Marijuana Sales

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics

Link: http://govtslaves.info/colorado-considers-organic-labels-for-marijuana-sales/

Colorado starts work on becoming the first state to regulate organic labels in its pot industry, Consumer confusion over organic marijuana peaked in Colorado earlier this year, when Denver health authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants from growers suspected of using off-limits chemicals on their plants.

Your Radiation This Week No 44

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/02/20/your-radiation-this-week-no-44/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,501 CPM, 312.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. MIA 5 Yr High
1,405 CPM, 281 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,,385 CPM, 277 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,369 CPM, 273.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,339 CPM, 267.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,335 CPM, 267 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,288 CPM, 257.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,287 CPM, 257.4 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,257 CPM, 251.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,198 CPM, 239.6 Times Normal, Fresno, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,166 CPM, 233.2 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,161 CPM, 232.2 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,149 CPM, 229.8 Times Normal, Memphis, TN. Beta, Gamma.
1,136 CPM, 227.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,090 CPM, 218 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,076 CPM, 215.2 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,046 CPM, 209.2 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,036 CPM, 207.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,006 CPM, 201.2 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.

Demand for Organics Shows *No Sign of Slowing* After Double Digit Growth

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/demand-organics-growing-double-digit-growth-63748/

Organic food sales $37 billion annually, up 12% from a year ago, trend shows no sign of slowing. Top food retailers in the US, including Costco, Kroger, Walmart and Target, have expanded their organic food offerings in recent years due to the forecasted growth.organic sales have grown to 5% of the ENTIRE food market.

Nestle is Pumping Millions of Gallons from the Great Lakes for Free While Flint Pays For Poison

February 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nestle_is_Pumping_Millions_of_Gallons_from_the_Great_Lakes_for_Free_While_Flint_Pays_For_Poison/49115/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Flint residents are not only still being charged for their poisoned water, but they’re being charged higher rates than almost anywhere in the country, pay $864 a year for water that is making them sick, more than double what most Americans pay for water. Multi-billion dollar corporation Nestle has been pumping millions of gallons out of Lake Michigan for free; they receive 13 million dollars in tax breaks to do so.

Executives Get One Month In Prison For Massive Chemical Spill That Poisoned WV Water Supply Environment

February 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.trueactivist.com/executives-get-one-month-in-prison-for-massive-chemical-spill-that-poisoned-wv-water-supply/

The incident occurred in January of 2014 when the company spilled a coal cleaning agent into the Elk River in Charleston. The chemical ended up getting funneled into the drinking water for nine different counties. After the incident, the company was fined $900,000, but they declared bankruptcy quickly after the spill so the executives were able to avoid this.

France Says “Glyphosate Could Be Carcinogenic to Humans”

February 17th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/france-glyphosate-carcinogenic-humans-61849/

France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) suggests that glyphosate is likely a category 2 carcinogen, meaning it is cancerous to human beings. ANSES believes the classification of glyphosate should be rapidly reviewed by the European Chemicals Agency.

Your Radiation This Week No 43

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/02/13/your-radiation-this-week-no-43/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT AMOUNT TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,652 CPM, 330.4 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,562 CPM, 312.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,399 CPM, 279.8 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,293 CPM, 258.6 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,277 CPM, 255.4 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,232 CPM, 246.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,179 CPM, 235.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,175 CPM, 235 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,163 CPM, 232.6 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,152 CPM, 230.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,136 CPM, 227.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,120 CPM, 224 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,089 CPM, 217.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, St George, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,050 CPM, 210 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,034 CPM, 206.8 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,034 CPM, 206.8 Times Normal, Reno, NV. Beta, Gamma.
1,021 CPM, 204.2 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,021 CPM, 204.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Fresno, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,018 CPM, 203.6 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Beta, Gamma.

Water quality official warned Flint, Michigan was not prepared for switch to Flint River

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/16/flin-f16.html

Mike Glasgow, Laboratory & Water Quality Supervisor for the City of Flint, warned eight days before the switch, in an April 17, 2014 email to Adam Rosenthal of the Michigan Department of Environmental Qualityl warning that the city’s water plant was not prepared for the planned switch to the Flint River on April 25, 2014 and could not monitor the safety of the water on time..

In Michigan, Sanders Slams Government That Has Money for War, Not for Flint

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/16/michigan-sanders-slams-government-has-money-war-not-flint

Sen. Bernie Sanders: community of Flint is the "canary in the coal mine" in a country that has seemingly endless money to spend on wars in the Middle East, but cannot afford to protect its citizens or rebuild its aging infrastructure.

Farmers Can Receive Grants to Move to Organic Farming

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/farmers-grants-states-organic-farming-68309/

North Dakota and Minnesota have both started grant programs., ranging from $750 to $1000, help farmers to transition to organic crops. The money can be used for everything from soil testing to education on how to grow food in a sustainable way. . Farmers would ditch GMOs along with their toxic pesticides and herbicides. The aim is to boost acreage of organically-grown crops.

The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways

February 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/34829-the-department-of-defense-is-the-third-largest-polluter-of-us-waterways

Environment America crunched the numbers" in an effort to reveal largest polluters of American waterways; top-15 list may surprise you. AK Steel Holding Corp first-place, meat marketer Tyson Foods second;, nearly half the entities on the list were food producers. According to the analysis, US government specifically the Department of Defense (DOD) third largest water polluter in America, dumped 63,335,653 pounds of poison into waterways from 2010-2014. The data was compiled using numbers from Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program.

Russia: American Corn And Soybeans Unfit For Human Consumption

February 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://yournewswire.com/russia-american-corn-and-soybeans-unfit-for-human-consumption/

Russia’s safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has officially announced on Wednesday that American producers have failed to meet Russian biological standards, and that their corn and soybeans are “unfit for human consumption”.“Since the products shipped from the United States pose a real threat to Russia, and the US guarantees are not valid, we reserve the right to introduce temporary restrictions on imports of US corn and soybeans,”

FOIA Request: U.S. Base Released 21,000 Liters of Chemical Agents into Okinawa Drinking Water Supply

February 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://anonhq.com/49136-2/

A recent drinking water contamination in Okinawa may have been caused by a series of accidents at Kadena Air Base, which led to the release of a minimum 21,000 liters of fire extinguishing agents over the period of 15 years. Chemicals were allowed to flow into nearby waterways and the ocean, U.S. military officials chose not to report the incident to Japanese authorities, or the affected residents.

Emails Indicate Flint Lead Tests Withheld from Public at Snyder's Command

February 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/11/emails-indicate-flint-lead-tests-withheld-public-snyders-command

Emails obtained by the Flint Journalt hrough the Freedom of Information Act, suggest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told state officials to suppress lead testing results, both from local health officials and the community, while they figured out how to present the information to the public.

Global Ban on Glyphosate Called for by Portuguese Medical Association President

February 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/glyphosate-ban-protuguese-medical-president-68491/

President of the Portuguese Medical Association, José Manuel Silva, is calling for a worldwide ban on Big Ag’s most used herbicide, glyphosate. World Health Organization’s Cancer research arm, the IARC, called glyphosate ‘probably carcinogenic; State of California move to force Monsanto to label Round Up bottles with a carcinogen warning..

Japan’s environment minister denies mocking radiation fears of Fukushima residents

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/09/national/politics-diplomacy/japans-environment-minister-denies-mocking-radiation-fears-fukushima-residents/#.Vruz5lK4xVe

Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa came under fire Tuesday for what opposition lawmakers called an insensitive gaffe that appeared to ridicule the fears of people in Fukushima Prefecture over radiation exposure:“There are always those ‘anti-radiation’ people, as you may call them, who are worried about radiation no matter how low the levels are; went on to attack the government’s official goal of reducing contamination near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant to an annual dose of 1 millisievert, calling it a “scientifically groundless” figure decided by her Democratic Party of Japan predecessor.

While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/While_the_Children_in_Flint_Were_Given_Poisoned_Water_to_Drink%2C_General_Motors_Was_Given_a_Special_Hookup_to_the_Clean_Water/48799/0/38/38/Y/M.html

General Motors went to Gov. Snyder him and complained the Flint River water was causing their car parts to corrode when being washed on the assembly line so he spent $440,000 to hook GM back up to the Lake Huron water, while keeping the rest of Flint on the Flint River lead-filled water.

Russia to Replace US Soybean Imports With Deliveries From Latin America

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160210/1034540852/russia-us-soybean-imports.html

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said that Russia is planning to substitute imports of soybeans from the United States with deliveries from the Latin American countries as the US produce does not meet Russian food safety standards.

Russia to Replace US Soybean Imports With Deliveries From Latin America

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160210/1034540852/russia-us-soybean-imports.html

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said that Russia is planning to substitute imports of soybeans from the United States with deliveries from the Latin American countries as the US produce does not meet Russian food safety standards.

Russia bans American corn and soybeans

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/332004-russia-us-soy-corn/

Starting February 15, corn and soybeans from the US will no longer be welcome in Russia, announced the country's food and safety watchdog on Wednesday,. failed to meet Russian biological standards. The US exported 300,000 tons of soybeans to Russia from January to October last year.

Monsanto to pay $80 million in SEC settlement over Roundup earnings

February 9th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141342792

Monsanto Co (MON.N) will pay $80 million to settle civil accounting violations after it allegedly misstated its earnings in connection with its top-selling Roundup product, U.S. securities regulators said on Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission also said that three accounting and sales executives have also agreed to settle charges in connection with the case.

Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Criminal Investigation Into Rick Snyder For Poisoning Flint

February 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/05/bernie-sanders-calls-for-federal-criminal-investigation-into-rick-snyder-for-poisoning-flint.html

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a federal criminal investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration after it was revealed that the Snyder administration knew of a potential link between a Legionnaires' disease outbreak and the water in Flint, Michigan.

Monsanto Exposed as Source for White Phosphorus Used in Gaza Massacre

February 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/monsanto-exposed-as-source-for-white-phosphorus-used-in-gaza-massacre.html

Their genetically modified (GM) crops have not increased yields, despite claims to the contraryt they have : 1) encouraged monoculture, industrialized farming, 2) smothered out the sustainable, non-GM farmer, 3) waylaid beneficial insect populations and aquatic habitats with Bt toxins, 4) caused the emergence of several superweeds, 5) increased the use of chemical herbicides, notably Roundup, and 6) undertaken a giant human heath experiment with GM foods. Monsanto supplied U.S. government with Agent Orange used to decimate vast swaths of tropical rainforest; white phosphorus (WP) for incendiary weapons, some of this white phosphorus was used in Israel’s invasion of Gaza in 2008,

Scientists: West Coast bird die-off “is biggest ever recorded” — Stomachs completely empty — “Staggering… Alarming… Unheard of… Never seen anything like it” — “Unprecedented in size, scope, duration” — “Deaths could reach many hundreds of thousands” — “A

February 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science

Link: http://enenews.com/scientists-west-coast-bird-die-biggest-recorded-staggering-unheard-never-anything-like-unprecedented-size-scope-duration-worst-case-scenario-deaths-could-reach-many-hundreds-thousands-host

The mass of dead seabirds that have washed up on Alaska beaches in past months is unprecedented in size, scope and duration; coincides with widespread deaths of other marine animals, from whales in the Gulf of Alaska to sea lions in California.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Top Officials Knew of Flint Water Link to Disease Surge 10 Months before Snyder Told Public

February 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/gov-rick-snyders-top-officials-knew-of-flint-water-link-to-disease-surge-10-months-before-snyder-told-public-160205?news=858229

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show. When he disclosed the spike in Legionnaires' cases on Jan. 13, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. But emails obtained by Progress Michigan through public-records requests show Snyder's own office was aware of the outbreak since last March.

Bernie Sanders Calls Out US Policy on GMOs, Slams Monsanto - Video

February 4th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/bernie-sanders-calls-out-us-policy-on-gmos-slams-monsanto-63753/

Sanders helped to pass legislation that protects family-owned farms, with the Farm Bill in 2014. He also supports allowing states to require labels on foods containing “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs) based on the consumer’s right-to-know

Rejected: Country in West Africa Refuses GMO Bt Cotton

February 3rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/burkina-faso-refuses-bt-cotton-ruin-biotech-africa-63019/

In a move that will likely upset Biotech’s long-term plans for Africa, the African country Burkina Faso has abandoned genetically modified Bt Cotton crops in order to phase out inferior quality GM crops for non-GM crops.

Japanese firm to open world’s first robot-run farm - Spread says it will open the fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process

February 2nd, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.newsforage.com/2016/02/japanese-firm-to-open-worlds-first.html

A Japanese company is to open the world’s first “robot farm.”,Spread, a vegetable producer, said industrial robots would carry out all but one of the tasks needed to grow the tens of thousands of lettuces it produces each day at its vast indoor farm in Kameoka, Kyoto prefecture.The robots will do everything from re-planting young seedlings to watering, trimming and harvesting crops, will boost production from 21,000 lettuces a day to 50,000 a day,

Not Science Fiction: Biotech Industry Pushing 'GM 2.0' Across Europe

February 2nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/02/not-science-fiction-biotech-industry-pushing-gm-20-across-europe

Biotech lobbyists are staging a "below-the-radar attack" on European regulations, attempting to have new genetic modification (GM) techniques excluded from rules that impact the environment, food safety, and consumer choice, according to a new report from the Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). Corporations like Bayer, BASF, Dow Agrosciences, and Monsanto, are essentially trying to circumvent Europe's relatively strict regulation of GM organisms, which includes a mandated assessment of health and environmental risks, as well as labeling

Americans are eating themselves INSANE... causes of mental insanity identified in factory foods

February 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/052812_heavy_metals_mental_insanity_food_supply.html

Chemical contamination and heavy metals pollution driving human minds to clinical madness. The reason society is insane at every level is rooted in the consumption of toxic heavy metals through food, water and other environmental sources much like the Roman Empire which fed its people water that was, unbeknownst to them, poisoned with lead.

Judge Tells ChobanJudge Tells Chobani to Pull Misleading Ads Calling Out Dannon and Yoplaiti to Pull Misleading Ads Calling Out Dannon and Yoplait

February 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/chobani-court-pull-ads-dannon-yoplait-68186/

Generally recognized as safe” was the basis for a federal judge’s decision on January 29 to order Greek yogurt-maker Chobani to stop airing ads that insinuated that competitors’ products were “unsafe or harmful” and contained chemicals used to kill bugs or clean swimming pools. Judge David Hurd, U.S. District Court for Northern New York called the ads “misleading ordering Chobani cease advertising implying that Dannon products “are unhealthy because they contain chlorine and that Chobani products, including Chobani Simply 100 Greek, are healthy because they do not contain chlorine.”

Your Radiation This week No 41

January 31st, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/30/your-radiation-this-week-no-41/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT LABEL AMOUNT TIMES NORMAL TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,551 CPM, 310.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,436 CPM, 287.2 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,285 CPM, 257 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,238 CPM, 247.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,233 CPM, 246.6 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,213 CPM, 242.6 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,170 CPM, 234 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,166 CPM, 233.2 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,133 CPM, 226.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,111 CPM, 222.2 Times Normal, Salt Lake City, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,098 CPM, 219.6 Times Normal, Mason City, IA. Beta, Gamma.
1,071 CPM, 214.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,070 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,070 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,068 CPM, 213.6 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,018 CPM, 203.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,006 CPM, 201.2 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,005 CPM, 201 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.

NRA’s data shows contamination level in Tokyo tap water higher than Fukushima by 24 percent

January 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://fukushima-diary.com/2016/01/nras-data-shows-contamination-level-in-tokyo-tap-water-higher-than-fukushima-by-24-percent/

According to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), Cs-134/137 density in Tokyo tap water is 24% higher than Fukushima. The report was released on 10/30/2015, titled as “Readings of radioactivity level in drinking water by prefecture” to cover from July to September in 2015. From this report, only 0.0015 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 was detected in Fukushima drinking water. Cs-134 was not supposed to be detected.

This quote from Rick Snyder’s emails says everything you need to know about Flint’s water crisis

January 30th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/this-quote-from-rick-snyders-emails-says-everything-you-need-to-know-about-flints-water-crisis/

The Republican governor released some staff emails on Jan. 20, showing that he was well aware that Flint citizens were slowly being poisoned following a decision by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to force them to live with lead-tainted water including one dated over two years ago completely blacked out by the governor’s advisers over both pages.

Weed-Killing Robot Developed: No Herbicides Needed

January 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/weed-killing-robot-developed-no-herbicides-needed-68375/

According to Bosch, the robot is about the size of a small car, and uses the same type of laser-radar vision system that Google’s self-driving cars use to navigate the world. Using artificial intelligence, it is shown pictures of leaves of weeds and undesirable plants, then goes after them.

Japan studying disposal of highly radioactive waste under seabed

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/26/national/japan-studying-disposal-highly-radioactive-waste-seabed/#.VqqXV1K4xOb

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has started work on identifying the technical challenges of constructing a disposal facility under the seabed for highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel. The government would be able to skip potentially tough negotiations with landowners if it decides to build a disposal facility under the seabed..

Kids' lead levels high in many Michigan cities

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/01/27/many-michigan-cities-higher-lead-levels-flint/79438144/

Lead ontinues to turn up in thousands of children across the state, at percentages well above the numbers that raised red flags in Flint. Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.

WHO Calls for an Emergency Committee on Zika

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141328830

Jan 28, 2015 (GENEVA) The World Health Organization (WHO) director has called for an emergency committee to respond to Zika virus spread in the Americas. There has been an observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations, such as small brain sized at birth. WHO believes that this might be related. The first case was reported last may by Brazil, and since it has spread to many of the nations in the Americas. The United States has seen a few cases, imported by people who have travelled to affected areas.

The Real Cost: 81% of Dollar Store Products Contained These Hazardous Chemicals

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/81-percent-dollar-store-products-toxic-62956/

After testing 164 dollar-store products, researchers found that over 81% (133 of 164) contained at least one hazardous chemical that was present in high enough concentrations to raise serious health concerns. Stores like Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and 99 Only were all culprits – selling the public items like toys, jewelry, and personal care supplies that contained carcinogenic, or otherwise hazardous chemicals.

War and the destruction of social infrastructure in America

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/28/pers-j28.html

As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues to occupy national headlines in the United States, scientists and environmental officials have revealed a dirty secret of American life: the poisoning of drinking water with toxic chemicals is not unique to Flint, Michigan, but takes place all over the country. Counties in Louisiana and Texas, as well as the cities of Baltimore, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts all reported that substantial numbers of children have been exposed to elevated lead levels, largely through municipal drinking water..

Noam Chomsky: Why the Republican Party Is a Threat to Human Survival

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/noam-chomsky-why-republican-party-threat-human-survival

Renowned scholar and activist Noam Chomsky declared this week that the GOP and its far-right front-runners are "literally a serious danger to decent human survival.” Speaking with The Huffington Post on Monday, Chomsky cited the Republican Party’s refusal to tackle—or even acknowledge—the “looming environmental catastrophe” of climate change, thereby “dooming our grandchildren.”

Russia to overcome corruption slowly but surely - Putin

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics

Link: https://www.rt.com/politics/330183-russia-to-overcome-corruption-slowly/

President Vladimir Putin: Fighting corruption is an extremely complicated task that requires time, but society must gradually fulfill it or face even bigger problems, “Any attempts of bribery of Russian or foreign civil servants by commercial structures committed on the territory of foreign states must be cut short.”

Breaking: Seattle Joins Major US Cities to Sue Monsanto for Toxic PCB Contamination

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/seattle-6th-major-us-city-sue-monsanto-pcb-contamination-63742/

The city of Seattle now adds its name to 5 other major US cities that are suing Monsanto over PCBs. Monsanto was a producer of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) for commercial use in the U.S. from 1935 to 1977. The company has made millions from selling PCBs, all the while knowing that natural environments were suffering,

10 Syngenta Employees Sent to Hospital in Kauai Following Pesticide Use

January 26th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/10_Syngenta_Employees_Sent_to_Hospital_in_Kauai_Following_Pesticide_Use/48526/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Kauai agricultural workers were exposed to the insecticide chlorpyrifos, used on corn, which is currently under consideration for a ban by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Syngenta would not tell anyone what symptoms the 10 workers endured, but they were severe enough that after taking them to Syngenta’s offices and ‘cleaning them up,’ they still needed to go to the hospital..

“Worst wildlife die-off ever recorded” anywhere on Earth underway on West Coast — Expert: “And we’re not just talking marine die-offs… yeah, it’s a really big deal” — “There are many more species that are getting sick” — “Facing possibility of extinction”

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/tv-worst-wildlife-die-recorded-underway-west-coast-experts-talking-marine-die-offs-yeah-really-big-deal-many-species-getting-sick-facing-possibility-extinction-scientist-sort-toxin-video

Biologists are calling the mass death of west coast sea stars the worst wildlife die-off ever recorded Experts are also discussing whether it’s time to list the species as endangered… “They’ve gone from being one of the most common species in the Puget Sound to 2-3 years later, being incredibly hard to find; many more species that are getting sick.

Your Radiation This Week No 40

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/23/your-radiation-this-week-no-40/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1,556 CPM, 311.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,476 CPM, 295.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,436 CPM, 287.2 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS. MIA Last High
1,426 CPM, 285.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,373 CPM, 272.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,278 CPM, 255.6 Times Normal, Lubbock TX. MIA, 5 Yr High
1,265 CPM, 253 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,133 CPM, 226.6 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,117 CPM, 223.4 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Beta, Gamma.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Tallahassee, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,104 CPM, 220.8 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,101 CPM, 220.8 Times Normal, Shreveport, LA. Beta, Gamma.
1,100 CPM, 220 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,100 CPM, 220 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,096 CPM, 219.2 Times Normal, Lexington, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,066 CPM, 213.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,060 CPM, 212 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,043 CPM, 208.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,042 CPM, 208.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,029 CPM, 205.8 Times Normal, Hartford, CT. Beta, Gamma.
1,028 CPM, 205.6 Times Normal, Mason City, IA. Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,014 CPM, 202.8 Times Normal, Boston, MA. Beta, Gamma.
386 CPM, 77.2 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Tampered with.
72 CPM, 14.4 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Tampered with.

Flint, part two? Ohio town's water supply contaminated with lead

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://12160.info/page/flint-part-two-ohio-town-s-water-supply-contaminated-with-lead

The city manager of Sebring, a small town of some 4,000 people located about 60 miles south of Cleveland, issued an advisory Thursday night warning children and pregnant women to avoid drinking the village system’s tap water after seven of 20 homes showed levels of copper and lead beyond US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hun - Videot

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/25/zika-virus-set-to-spread-across-americas-spurring-vaccine-hunt.html

World Health Organization: Mosquito-borne virus linked to brain damage in Brazilian infants likely to reach the United States. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile. Zika transmission has not yet been reported in the continental United States, The virus was first found in a monkey in the Zika forest near Lake Victoria, Uganda, in 1947, has historically occurred in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3

Ecuador planning to auction off three million of the country’s 8.1 million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies as oil pollution forced neighbouring Peru to declare an environmental state of emergency in its northern Amazon rainforest. Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion; more than a tenth of its GDP. China began loaning Ecuador billions of dollars in exchange for oil, helped fund two of the country’s biggest hydroelectric infrastructure projects.

Hazardous chemicals present in most outdoor gear – study

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/330105-outdoor-gear-chemicals-greenpeace/

Study from Greenpeace says hazardous chemicals that are detrimental to animals and the environment are “widely present” in such products by brands such as Jack Wolfskin, the North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Norrona and Salewa.” particularly “in footwear, trousers, sleeping bags and some jackets.” Polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). PFCs are used to add waterproof and dirt-repellent finishes to outdoor apparel, harmful to the environment. The chemicals have been found in mountain lakes and snow, “can cause adverse impacts on the reproductive system and the immune system.

European Office Revokes Monsanto’s False Patent for GM Melons

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/european-office-revoke-monsanto-false-patent-melon-67803/

France, Germany, and Spain filed a suit against Monsanto last year because the company tried to patent a non-GM tomato that was resistant to a common fungal disease (EP1812575). Now, the European Patent Office (EPO) is revoking another patent Monsanto has held on non-GM melons.

U.S. troops hit Michigan streets as water protests rage

January 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/u-s-troops-hit-michigan-streets-as-water-protests-rage/

The National Guard sent 70 more troops to deal with a contaminated water situation in Flint, Michigan, that has led angry crowds to assemble in front of Gov. Rick Snyder’s apartment in downtown Ann Arbor and demand his resignation and arrest. Members of the Guard first ordered to the scene mostly to distribute bottled water, filters and test kits where it was recently discovered that drinking water had been contaminated by lead. President Obama declared a state of emergency in the city, ordered Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to the scene.

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