An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops, according to a Reuters report from Beijing. Ministry of Environmental Protection:“moderate to severe pollution.”
Grassroots activists are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labeling laws and county bans on growing genetically engineered crops. GMO labeling laws are the cornerstone of the anti-GMO movement, demanding outright bans on the growing of GMO crops.
The United States consumes more than 50 tons of antibiotics a day—80% of which is not used for humans. About 40 tons goes to promote agricultural production, such as giving antibiotics to cattle and chickens.
At least 44 people have died and more than 60,000 have been left homeless following torrential rain in southeast Brazil over the past few weeks, officials said Thursday, extensive flooding and damage to bridges and roads.
Environmental Management Authorityunable to ascertain the source, immediate concern was protection of life and the environment. Gary Aboud, president of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, told IPS that the only solution was to shut down all oil production in the area.
Japan's seafood industry says it's blighted by contaminated catches - nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster polluted surrounding land and waterways. They can't convince customers their fish is safe.
Food companies who use genetically modified (GMO) ingredients want permission from government to stamp their products with the word “natural.” Grocery Manufacturers Association asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve plan, any food containing GMO could be sold as “natural.”
Brazil is preparing to legalize genetically modified seeds that are said to prevent proliferation of GMOs by making the second generation of them sterile. If the second generation of seeds is infertile, farmers are forced to buy more at each planting, making them even more dependent on the seed giants.
States and municipalities all across the country rethink their official water fluoridation policies. According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), some 16 pieces of legislation across nine states were introduced or passed just within the past year to protect the public against this pervasive poison.
Florida couple dug up the garden after appearing twice in front of the Code Enforcement Board and facing $50 fine each day the garden remained, there are also reports that they have filed a lawsuit targeted at overturning the zoning regulation that made their garden a battleground.
Another cask of spent fuel has been transferred to the common pool from unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. This makes a total of 88 assemblies removed from the pool.
New law in Britain, fracking could be done under homes of people without their knowledge. Companies not obliged to notify of gas drillings. Gas companies could skip sending letters to residents about drilling beneath their properties. Instead will have to publish the information in the local newspaper
200,000 people from 140 countries applied for one-way ticket to Mars. Aapplicants agreed to stay on the Red Planet for the rest of their lives,be filmed for a reality TV program, according tocompany behind mission. revolutionary in the sense there is no return ticket, is a new settlement, you won’t get back.
People who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience.” Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes, reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.
US scientists connected BP oil disaster to dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico, found direct evidence of toxic exposure. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, other health effects in dolphins in BP spill areas. Diseases consistent with oil exposure.
Legislation to address the excess waste created by plastic water bottles. Would initially apply only to events that have access to adequate on-site water, Trash collectors pick up 10 to 15 million single-use plastic water bottles each year in San Francisco.
The first criminal trial produced by the Justice Department's sweeping probe of BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ended Wednesday with a jury convicting a drilling engineer of trying to obstruct investigators by deleting text messages from his cellular phone. Acquitted of second count.
An analysis of water samples from hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ sites found the presence of hormone-disrupting chemicals. The chemicals have been linked to infertility, birth defects, and cancer. 750 chemicals reported to be used in fracking operations.
Evidence exists that could tie the growing prevalence of GMO foods to the growing prevalence of digestive problems like leaky gut syndrome, IBS, and even chronic fatigue. leaky gut syndrome is a relatively new phenomena that affects an increasing number of people.
Potential to affect the whole of the northern hemisphere. Fukushima is a “multiple disaster” never before experienced in human history. Complexities and scale are greater than anything that has gone before. Injury to environment on a scale unprecedentedly wide-spread, life threatening in its effects.
Carol Alt super model, Max Goldberg of LivingWell.com discussed dangers of GMO crops on Fox News/: lab tests involving animals show liver damage, kidney problems, after three generations of GMO diet, hamsters become sterile. GMOs contaminating non-GM crops, wild plants worldwide.
Russian scientists calling for 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study influence on health. One of the techniques uses tumor-causing soil bacteria. surge of diabetes, cancer where residents consumed large amounts of GMO- food. Been proven GMO is dangerous
GMO seeds are created by inserting specific genes into a plants genetic make-up, mutagenesis is a technique that creates random and unspecific genetic changes by mimicking the sun’s irradiation of plants by exposing them to radiation in a controlled setting to make them resistant to herbicides.
Thyroid cancers, leukemias, rectal, gynecological bleeding, pilots with perfect eyesight going blind. Were rescuing people in the water, drinking desalinated sea water, bathing in it, finally captain alerted crew there was high levels of radiation." Japan KNEW radiation being released, did not tell U.S. Navy.
Stores are adopting new technology, camera sensors implanted in store mannequin’s eyes to monitor customer’s activity, using data to beef up sales. system, known as ‘Shopperception,’ already in Walmart stores. Shoppers: feels like a violation, would change stores to avoid “invasive creepy technology.
About 2.5 million Britons will have to borrow money to afford heating their homes this Christmas. 7 million people would take out a loan over Christmas, 35 percent saying would use the loan to pay energy bills. One in six people surveyed, associate Christmas with “dread” and “worry”.
Antibiotics are added to animal feed or drinking water of cattle, hogs, poultry and other food-producing animals to make them gain weight faster or use less food. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implementing plan to phase out certain antibiotics for food production.Threat to public health.
Brazil to break global moratorium on genetically-modified "terminator" seeds,said to threaten the livelihoods of millions of small farmers around the world. Sterile or "suicide" seeds produced byof genetic use restriction technology, makes crops die off after one harvest without producing offspring.
Anchorage Daily News: Hundreds of dead sea birds found on beaches of St. Lawrence Island victims of Alaska’s first detected avian cholera outbreak, there’s a lot more birds that died somewhere else that we didn’t see. Residents worried something in the environment killed the birds, notified officials.
Miles and miles of anchovies, mountains deep. And it’s not just whales, there are sea lions in droves, even killer whales. Sea lions calves this year dying off in worrying numbers. And in recent weeks disturbingly, sea stars from Alaska to San Diego wasting away, literally melting.
Since October, 20 people have died in Madagascar from bubonic plague,‘plague capital’ of the world, 60 deaths a year from the disease. Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) is spread by the fleas from black rats. Found on all continents. Madagascar gets 196,000 international visitors a year.
Sofia Gatica, a leading Argentine campaigner against Monsanto’s agrochemical spraying on GM soy received a death threat from a suspected Monsanto mercenary who held a gun to her. A few days later, Sofia was attacked and beaten near her place of work. Monsanto accused of intimidation tactics.
The mayor of the island of Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has signed bill 113 into law. This bill prohibits biotech companies from operating on the island, and it bans farmers from growing any new genetically altered crops. (The papaya industry, which has more than 200 farms on the island, is exempt from the bill.)
Japanese media reporting radiation levels in the nuclear powerplant is now at its highest levels ever. Radiation so bad it can be fatal within 20 minutes. Two Sv is regarded as severe radiation poisoning. Six Sv produces a 100 per cent mortality rate after 30 days of suffering.
Oil well lying a few dozen meters inside Palestinian territory, according to international law and the Oslo Accords, should belong to Palestine. Well is under Israeli control, most of the reserves lie under Palestinian territory. Israel has prevented Palestinians from gaining access to natural resources.
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant: radioactive materials detected, topped 36,000 times the permissible level in underground water extracted in the area. TEPCO: radioactive levels in seawater within the harbor around the plant do not show any major change.
U.S. oil company Chevron suspended exploration for shale gas in Romania, hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences. Hundreds of riot police couldn't prevent residents from demolishing fences and breaking into the site. Dozens detained, 14 charged with destruction of property, carrying knives.
Press TV: The Gaza Strip remains without electricity and fuel for the upcoming winter as the Israeli regime steps up the pressure on the Palestinians. Only six hours of electricity per day, no gas makes Gaza’s homes cold. Past few months, electricity rationed, blackouts increased during rain.
Swiss scientist Hans Hertel did independent research on microwave cooking once banned from publication by a court gag order demanded by an industry association. Told to recant or be arrested. Molecules are Agitated and Damaged. direct damage to cell walls and genes from microwaves.
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