4.8 earthquake hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday, series of shocks occurred throughout region. Past week a great deal of intense seismic activity worldwide, hundreds of shocks in California and Chile. Raised concerns about the super volcano that lays dormant in the park.
The court unanimously ruled to annul a decision, previously passed by the Technical Committee on National Security (CTNBio), that would have allowed Bayer’s transgenic, GMO corn, called Liberty Link, to infiltrate the agricultural landscape of the country.
Heinz called to task over “all natural” claim on its bottles of white vinegar. Plaintiff Debbie Banafsheha: Heinz Distilled White Vinegar can’t be considered natural because it’s made with GMO corn. Heinz doesn’t say its vinegar is made with non-GMO corn, claims the ingredients are “all natural.
City and county meeting assembled in Albuquerque to discuss the fluoridation of the community’s water supply. Heavily protested by doctors, dentists, and parents, city decided to continue dumping fluoride into the municipal water, delaying a vote to ban fluoride which should happen this Spring.
Ukraine is raising the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and will implement further rises under a fixed timetable. Unpopular with Ukrainians used to subsidised gas prices from Soviet era, response to demands by the International Monetary Fund.
GMO food label bill passed by the House awaits a final O.K. by the Senate. Dairy would be excluded from the bill, currently there is no GMO dairy in Vermont. Monsanto legal challenge could end up costing state $5 million, potential reimbursement for a victorious plaintiff – Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta.
A non-toxic, fermented wheat germ shown to halt aberrations in cells that which makes ‘good’ cells turn cancerous. Fermented wheat germ, Avemar (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) made by standardized, patented process, inhibits interference in enzymatic activity.
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa ordered Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the benefits of GM crops, including a “healthier environment” and more food sustainably. According to the ASA, the claims made of genetically engineered crops are unsubstantiated.
UN "Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase over the coming decades," amid surging populations and economies. This increase could badly strain earth's limited resources. UN, “To obtain water requires energy, and to produce energy requires water.
French government are putting pressure on the European Union (EU) to define the list of growing chemicals in those foods, and to raise awareness about the serious detriment they pose to people’s health. GMOs aren’t the only poisons being rejected by France.
National Geographic Society announced plans to redraw world map to show Crimea as part of Russia after the Ukrainian breakaway region’s reunification with Moscow is finalized. Organization’s geographer: National Geographic maps “the world as it is, not as people would like it to be.”
A crop-destroying pest corn rootworms has evolved to feed upon the very GMO product that was designed to eliminate it. Crop itself is not to blame, say scientists, but rather mismanagement by farmers, corporations and lawmakers.
Sri Lanka has become the first country to ban Monsanto’s toxic RoundUp Ready chemical, glyphosate, in light of recent studies linking it to chronic kidney failure, made their decision shortly after a similar ban in El Salvador for the same reason, banned GMOs in 2003.
Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Christina Sanchez studying anti-tumor effects of THC,main psychoactive component of cannabis, for over a decade. British scientist, Wai Liu, University of London’s St. George’s medical school. research reveals how THC has ‘potent anti-cancer activity.
Could have more life forms invented in a lab than in nature. Unlike older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology seeks to create new organisms that do not exist on earth. First species on the planet whose parent is a computer. Synthetic vanilla: insert coded DNA into yeast.
China Ministry of Education announced that they do not serve GMO foods in their cafeteria, GMO foods still being served to children who attend public schools, Ministry of Finance bars GMOs.
Entire US power grid could be shut down for months if nine electric substations throughout nation sabotaged. Some officials known for months, open to updating security around the plants as well as changing way electricity is delivered to Americans.
Obama promised in his 2007 campaign to label GMOs, has yet to follow through. Now, over 200 anti-GMO groups are pressuring Obama to act. 20 states considering GE labeling. FDA has ability to require food industry to label foods as genetically modified, but do not, require labeling of 3000 food ingredients.
industrial hemp in competition with petrochemical companies, textile and logging industries, pharmaceutical companies. Can be grown more easily than cotton with less water and less pesticide. Hemp isn’t marijuana; it comes from a different strain of the plant.
Chad is struggling to manage the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) as its resources are limited. The Chadian government is sheltering more than 80,000 refugees from the CAR in transit centers across the country. Many suffering severe malnutrition with no shelter.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food; current global food system needs to be "radically" and "democratically" changed to alleviate global hunger over profits of monopolized industrialization, pesticide-heavy agribusiness corporations. System led to loss in biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution.
State Utilities Commission will have final say on whether Duke’s 3.2 million customers will foot the bill for $1 billion effort, households to pay between 75 cents a month for 15 years. Coal ash is waste left after burning coal that contains over a dozen toxic heavy metals; arsenic, mercury, lead.
As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the Contaminated water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean. Four hundred and thirty-six tons of contaminated water is stored in 1,200 tanks. Storing the massive amounts of water in tanks is not sustainable.
Congress is proposing a bill – No. 268/2007, that would allow exemptions on a current GMO ban, which restricts terminator technology in the country. This would then allow these seeds to cross-contaminate organic crops. ‘Terminator’ or ‘suicide’ seeds are planned to die in one year
Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.
80,000 Palestinians in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) have been without water for more than three days. Israeli water company Gihon: reason for the cut in water supplies is the water infrastructure.
Pollen crucial to health of bees. Bees crucial to the health of plants, therefore humans. Research shows commonly–used pesticides destroying bees’ ability to carry pollen, their only source of protein 75% of world’s crops require pollination by insects. Bees the biggest pollinators, bee populations are falling.
. Justin King, chief executive officer of UK grocer J Sainsbury Plc, says that ‘most people aren’t against GMO,’ but that they just need to be convinced genetically modified and transgenic crops are good for them. Significant minority vocally and vehemently against it, vast majority tcould be persuaded.
A woman saw what she thought was a homeless man sleeping on a bench outside of a church called the police on him. The homeless man turned out to be a statue called Homeless Jesus. She said the statue is “inappropriate,” and that Jesus was not homeless.
The USGS claims that the magnitude 5.0 earthquake triggered by waste-water injection the previous day “trigger[ed] a cascade of earthquakes, including a larger one, [which] has important implications for reducing the seismic risk from waste-water injection.”
The Australian state of Queensland in most widespread drought ever, 80 percent of its territory after a failed wet season. Australia is famous for its droughts and flooding rains. Queensland is nearly seven times the size of Britain, with an area of 1.7 million square kilometres (656,000 square miles).
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union leaders threaten harsh economic sanctions could be imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, Russian state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom threatened to disrupt gas supplies to Europe, turning Ukraine crisis into possible trade war.
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
Medical pot legislation thus far been curbed by the state Senate. People across the country leaving their states where marijuana treatment is unobtainable and punishable by arrest in order to seek out the best possible natural medicine that money can buy, known as “marijuana refugees.
Malaria is on the march to higher elevations as temperatures warm due to climate change, a trend that could increase the number of people sickened by the disease, researchers said Thursday. Study in U.S. journal Science based on records from highland regions of Ethiopia and Colombia,
Scientists have unearthed a giant virus more than 30,000 years old from the frozen soil in a remote region of Siberia. Ancient virus harmless to people, scientists warn thawing of permafrost in polar regions, as a result of either climate change or mining, could bring threats to human health.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, should move forward on natural gas exports very quickly.
Small amounts of glyphosate can cause cancer, inhibit proper endocrine function, cause birth defects, and inflict infertility upon unsuspecting women. Rats fed Monsanto’s maize developed massive breast tumors. EPA has proposed to hike allowable limits of glyphosate in GMO crops and in animal feed.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has formally filed a legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) protect our wildlife and their habitat by banning the use of GMOs and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges, the sanctuary for trees, plants, flowers, and animals.
Kroger and Safeway, two of the largest grocery store companies in the US have agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon rejecting GM AquAdvantage® salmon. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Target have also pledged to refuse to sell genetically engineered salmon.
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