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Rice, wheat, mustard … India drives forward first GMO crops under veil of secrecy

November 3rd, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health


A secret application has been made to India’s GEAC (Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee) for a new variety of GMO mustard to be released for cultivation. If accepted, this would be the first GMO variety to be approved in India – and could open the way for many more such applications for other major crops including staple foods like rice, wheat and chickpeas.

Can we reach an ecological civilization?

November 3rd, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health


WE ARE now officially living amid the sixth great extinction, according to scientists, global economy has not shifted to prevent climate change's threat to civilization and the biosphere. Loss of biodiversity, ocean acidification and pollution not sufficient to catalyze changes in global economic order. Changes to capitalism most likely to come about through shifts in economic practices which makes some forms of production unacceptable; through profitable technological innovation; or political influence of corporations.

EPA Proposes Extended Ban on Neurotoxic Pesticide Sprayed on Crops

November 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment, Health


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday a proposal that would ban a pesticide commonly sprayed on citrus fruits, almonds, and other crops. Chlorpyrifos has been in use since 1965 as an insecticide for oranges, apples, cherries, grapes, broccoli, and asparagus. Dozens of farmworkers have been sickened by chlorpyrifos is recent years.

Your Radiation this Week No 28

November 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment, Science, Health



*Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument.

All Radiation Counts reported are partial Counts. Uncounted types of radiation include Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Neutron and X-Ray radiation.

The highest radiation reporting city is listed first, the least radioactive city reporting is listed last.
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1613 CPM, 322.6 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Gamma, Beta.
1531 CPM, 306.2 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS Gamma, Beta.
1483 CPM, 296.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1449 CPM, 289.8 Times Normal, SanDiegoRadMonKilled Inactive Oct2015
1407 CPM, 281.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma, Beta.
1355 CPM, 271 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Gamma, Beta.
1319 CPM, 263.8 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Gamma, Beta.
1315 CPM, 263 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Gamma, Beta
1309 CPM, 261.8 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM LastReading
1300 CPM, 260 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Gamma, Beta.
1294 CPM, 258.8 Times Normal, Fresno, CA Gamma, Beta.
1267 CPM, 253.4 Times Normal, Memphis, TN Gamma, Beta.
1265 CPM, 253 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Gamma, Beta.
1258 CPM, 251.6 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Gamma, Beta.
1235 CPM, 247 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ Gamma, Beta.
1208 CPM, 241.6 Times Normal, Amarillo, TX. Last Reading
1168 CPM, 233.6 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Gamma, Beta.
1157 CPM, 231.4 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Gamma, Beta.
1154 CPM, 230.8 Times Normal, Harrisburg, VA. Gamma, Beta.
1151 CPM, 230.2 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Gamma, Beta.
1134 CPM, 226.8 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Gamma, Beta.
1124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME Last Reading
1101 CPM, 220.2 Times Normal, Billings, MT Gamma, Beta.
1098 CPM, 219.6 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Gamma, Beta.
1095 CPM, 219 Times Normal, Lexington, KY Gamma, Beta
1080 CPM, 216 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Gamma, Beta.
1078 CPM, 215.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Gamma, Beta.
1068 CPM, 213.6 Times Normal, Charleston, WV. Gamma, Beta.
1062 CPM, 212.4 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Gamma, Beta.
1045 CPM, 209 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Gamma, Beta.
1034 CPM, 206.8 Times Normal, Concord, NH Gamma, Beta.
1029 CPM, 205.8 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Gamma, Beta.
399 CPM, 79.8 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Gamma, Beta.
213 CPM, 42.6 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Gamma, Beta.
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]

Highest Recorded Radioactive City in America this week Little Rock, Arkansas

Fukushima nuclear waste now being found off all U.S. states on West Coast — Detected near shorelines of California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska this summer — Highest radiation just miles from San Francisco

November 2nd, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Health


In the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami off Japan, the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant released cesium-134 and other radioactive elements into the ocean at unprecedented levels. Since then, the radioactive plume has traveled west across the Pacific… any cesium-134 detected in the ocean today must have come from Fukushima.

Orchard growers in collapse as pests decimate crops in Florida

November 1st, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health


The harvesting of multiple fruits just south of Miami, in Redland, has been suspended. A 97-square mile agricultural quarantine is now in place to try and control Oriental fruit fly, native to China and northern India. unsure how the fly made it into the country; feeds off 432 known plants.

Explosion rocks nuclear power plant in Belgium

November 1st, 2015
Categories: News, Environment, World


An explosion occurred overnight at a nuclear power plant in Doel, northern Belgium, local media reported, adding that the blast caused a fire. The exact damage from the incident remains unknown.

100 Samples of Coffee Found to Contain Carcinogenic Mycotoxins But do coffee health benefits outweigh the risk?

November 1st, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health


An analysis of 100 brands of commercially available coffees sold in Spain revealed the presence of these mycotoxins in every sample. Dr. Emilia Ferrer of the University of Valencia in Spain and her colleagues explain that mycotoxins are compounds produced by filamentous fungi – such as Aspergillus or Fusarium – which have been linked to liver cancer and other diseases.

USDA Punished Bee Expert Turned Whistle-blower For Researching Pesticides

October 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Health


Jonathan Lundgren’s research found bees and monarch butterflies can be harmed by a widely used class of insecticides. In a whistleblower case filed Wednesday, the United States Agriculture Department entomologist alleges he faced retaliation because of his research.

Record radiation at Fukushima power plant could kill person in under 1 hour – reports

October 31st, 2015
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health


The mortal radiation reading was taken in a small room, using a remote-controlled robot, where a pipe leads to the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, JIJI Press reported, citing Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO).

San Francisco Bans Wood-Burning Heaters And Stoves

October 30th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State


Starting next fall it will be illegal to install wood-burning heaters and stoves in new homes in at least one major American city: San Francisco. Even wood stoves certified as low emission by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be banned.

Fire erupts at another U.S. nuclear site near major city — Witness: Flames within feet of radioactive waste — TV: “You can see the smoke for miles… A big-time scare” — EPA emergency response specialists deployed

October 29th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health


Fire was started by a faulty switch, fire came within feet of it, within feet of radioactive waste. No one knows for sure what will happen if the fire comes into contact with it, some low-level radiation has moved into neighborhoodsfire erupted within some 75 yards of the radioactive waste. Flames can surface in unexpected places without warning.

Monsanto Reports the Closing of 3 Research and Development Centers

October 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Economic, Health


Monsanto slashing 2,600 jobs and ending $3 billion to buy back shares from investors, the biotech giant is now reporting that it will be closing 3 research and development centers in order to cut costs in the agricultural commodities market.

Record Swarm Of California Earthquakes Continues A Series Of Unusual Events That Began In Late September

October 28th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment


First it was wildfires, then it was unprecedented flooding, and now it is earthquakes. In the past two weeks more than 400 earthquakes have shaken San Ramon – a small city that sits approximately 45 miles east of San Francisco. Never before have so many earthquakes been recorded in that area in such a short span of time.

Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Gerber Says NO to Non-Browning GMO Arctic Apples

October 26th, 2015
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health


Wendy’s McDonald’s and Gerber have also reportedly stated that they won’t be using this GM apple variety. Apple growers and growing associations have opposed the GM Arctic Apple.

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