Pandemic potential of new strain of bird flu H10N8, scientists believe may have originated in wild birds, later spread to poultry, Concerns the virus has evolved so that it can transfer easily from birds to humans. Another bird flu strain, H7N9, infected 286 people since last year, causing 60 deaths.
In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label “natural.”In America, no definition of “natural.” Consumer advocates threaten lawsuits against big food giants, alleging their claims are misleading and illegal.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) offering the latest GMO, named the Arctic Apple. The company will offer its first non-browning apple. claims that GMO foods are highly regulated, naming Health Canada and the US FDA as sources of responsibility for food safety.
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO):Insects can be solution to world food crisis. Mixed reception, even in countries where insects traditionally considered a special treat. They believe beetles, crickets nourishing, cheap, could save mankind form hunger,social, economic problems.
Food allergies have become more common or more intense over the past couple of decade, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac’s Disease, gluten intolerance, eczema, AH/HD and many more conditions with common underlying digestive and gastrointestinal triggers.
Two underground atomic explosions occur at Fukushima 31 December, the first measuring 5.1 magnitude in intensity, followed by smaller 3.6 magnitude explosion moments later. radiation from Fukushima will be 10-times bigger than all of the Radiation from the entire world’s nuclear tests throughout history combined
Dozens of families were forced from their southeastern Mississippi homes Friday after a train derailed, tipping over cars carrying fuel oil and methanol and causing officials to grow concerned about another potentially deadly chemical spill.
State Department took no position on the project, stopped short of recommending if the line should be built, claim the pipeline more environmentally sound than other options. Approval or denial of any single project unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction of oil, oil sands, or refining of heavy crude in US.
Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had dark skin and hair, blue eyes. Two hunter-gatherer skeletons were discovered in a cave in mountains of Spain in 2006. Found that the early European was most closely genetically related to people in Sweden and Finland.
Bolivian President Evo Morales issued the declaration on Tuesday in a move to mobilize funds and resources for assisting the victims of the country’s deadly rainy season. 40 people have been killed and 20,000 others displaced by torrential rainfall.
1,400 people filed joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns, seeking compensation of 100 yen ($1) each, say lawsuit meant to set new legal precedent on current regulations.
Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, lobby group that represents 300+ companies intimidate legislators with threats of lawsuits should they attempt to back a GMO labeling law in their state. Companies that sell GMOs are doing everything they can to keep people from knowing it.
Guinness record for the place with the most lightning,area of Venezuela with 3,600 flashes of it per hour. The certification was handed over Tuesday by Guinness Book of World Records representative Johanna Hesslin. phenomenon called Catatumbo Lightning, electrical storms from April to November.
A West Virginia state official told legislators on Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some residents are breathing in a cancer-causing substance due to the chemical spill that occurred earlier in January, breaking down into formaldehyde in the shower or in the water system, and they're inhaling it."
Agriculture bill in t United States drawing fire from Canada, which is threatening retaliatory action if the law’s country-of-origin labeling mandate earns enough support to go into effect. companies, such as Tyson, have decided simply to halt meat purchases from Canada due to the labeling mandate, costs.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed dozens of antibiotics used in animal feed to stay on the market despite findings by its own researchers that the drugs will likely expose people to antibiotic-resistant infections, 18 of them pose a “high risk” of exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Climate impacts likely to lead to increases in prices of common foods over next few decades, Agricultural industry won’t be able to adapt fast enough to the shifting climatic patterns to prevent a decrease in production.
A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China. Traditionally Hong Kongers buy a live chicken for Lunar New Year celebrations with family, introduced widespread testing of imported live poultry.
California drought, farmers in San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize water in San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops. Dropping reservoir levels across state leading to struggles over water set aside via the Central Valley Project, a federally-run network of reservoirs, pumping plants and canals.
Government sources have admitted that they are considering overhauling UK trespass laws to make it easier to extract shale gas. Under the plans being considered by the government, fracking could take place under homes without owners’ permission.
Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first recorded bubonic plague and compared it to two later pandemics. New sophisticated strains of the disease that killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages could break out in future, they warn. 2,000 people a year get affected globally.
Utah reduced homelessness 78 percent, on track to end homelessness by 2015.figured out annual cost of E.R. visits, jail $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments.
FEMA was seeking contractors who could supply biohazard disposal facilities, tarps and housing units. They have also recently been on the look out for companies who are able to provide food and drinks on a grand scale, transport companies willing to work on an indefinite time-scale.
Polydimethylsiloxane applications of the chemical range from contact lenses and medical devices to shampoo and conditioners (making the hair shiny and slippery), caulking, heat resistant tiles, polishes, cosmetics, silly putty. The FDA approved chemical is classified as “non-toxic.
Consumer Reports says that the caramel coloring additive that gives cola — and many other soft drinks — its brown color, can contain a harmful chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, causes cancer in animal studies.
Coca-Cola Co.:Personal information on74,000 employees, contractors and suppliers on laptops, said were temporarily stolen from Atlanta headquarters, told U.S. Canadian employees data on laptops, wasn't encrypted, names, Social Security numbers, addresses, details financial compensation and ethnicity.
Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that a marijuana compound known as cannabidiol can stop metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers. Metastasis is the spread of disease from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part.
growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry, say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable, get better yields, save money.
Bolivian President Evo Morales: South American country plans to launch its nuclear program for peaceful purposes. Working on hydroelectric and thermal power plants to become an energy supplier to neighboring states. Tehran has agreed to help his country develop a peaceful nuclear energy program.
BT toxins are showing up in pregnant women,killing human embryo cells. Bt toxins are prominent in genetically altered crops such as corn, soy, wheat, and others, called Cry1Ab – and they can be lethal.
Honolulu County became the last of the state’s counties to ban the bags, completing the state’s ban as a whole, according to NBC News. Retailers have three years to get rid of their supply and come up with alternatives. Retailers will have to switch to reusable bags or paper bags that are at least 40% recycled.
12 people in Middle Tennessee have officially died from complications due to the H1N1 strain of influenza, and many more could have had or died from complications Flu is now circulating throughout the state. Influenza is a potentially deadly illness.
oil companies and state executives in North Dakota hid the news from the public that nearly 300 oil spills occured between 2011 and 2013, radioactive toxic sludge is brimming back up to the surface, bubbling forth from the ground and mixing with fresh water across the state.
U.S. health officials are officially calling the rise of flu cases an "epidemic" as a strand of H1N1 -- the same type of strain as the so-called "swine flu" that spread nationwide in 2009 -- continues to affect two crucial groups: pregnant women and people under 40 years old.
A recent geological study indicates North Korea could hold some 216 million tons of rare earths, minerals used in electronics such as smartphones and high definition televisions. If verified, the discovery would more than double global known sources and be six times the reserves in China, the market leader.
Scientists in the UK conducted laboratory tests which showed how a pyrethroid pesticide stunted the growth of worker bumblebee larvae, causing them to hatch out reduced in size.Pyrethroid pesticides are commonly used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage.
When 7,500 gallons of toxic 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled into Elk River in West Virginia, former miner Joe Stanley was prepared. He hadn’t drank the water for years. MCHM was just one of the chemicals we dumped into old mine shafts, slurry ponds, seeping into the groundwater for years.
Governor of OH has declared an energy emergency due to propane shortages, energy shortage extends into NE Indiana. A propane shortage has struck much of the Midwest,local suppliers urging customers to conserve. Trucks are traveling as far as Kansas to get propane, bring back to Indiana.
When toxic chemicals spilled into the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia a couple of weeks ago we got another glimpse into what the world might look like in the aftermath of a major, widespread disaster. Immediately after the announcement, the stores in the area were rushed for any bottled water products.
More crude oil spilled from train accidents in 2013 alone than in the previous four decades combined—an alarming number. not included in the report is a derailment near Casselton, N.D. on Dec. 30 in which an estimated 400,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled and the town of Casselton was forced to evacuate.
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