The Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed. Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau conducted research into how malaria-infested infected insects could be kept alive for long enough to be released into enemy territory.
Thousands are going to swarm Home Depot and Lowe’s this week in support of Bee Week of Action. 27,000 people are planning to tell these companies that they should stop selling pesticides that harm bees, and ‘show them some love’ instead. Many organizations are participating.
The European Commission is set to authorize the growing of genetically modified maize on European soil, despite 19 member states voting against the move, highlighting the “absurd” rules of weighted votes in the EU. UK and Spain in favor of GM crops, Germany abstained, France against their introduction.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday will propose legislation ridding media of "sensationalism." "They will call me a dictator, that doesn't matter to me. "I will make very strict norms to end sensationalism and the campaign and propaganda that feeds on the blood and death it promotes."
Russian President Vladimir Putin: against turning Sochi into a gambling resort after the Olympics, city would lose its traditional holidaymakers – middle-class families with children, Turning Sochi into a gambling zone “would create atmosphere that would prevent citizens spending holiday here with families.”
Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists. In addition, it says, “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst spilled thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in a suburban area near Mayflower, Arkansas. Officials say area is safe to live in. But locals are complaining about health problems, dizziness, headaches, nausea – prompting many to move away.
"Mass media tool used by ruling class to manipulate masses, shapes, molds opinions, attitudes. Defines what is normal, acceptable. Ignorant population does not know its rights, understand issues, question authorities. follows trends. Popular culture serves brain-numbing entertainment, idolize celebrities.
Landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighboring territories. Lawyers say it is the world’s first trial over GM contamination.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli troops on Thursday accompanied bulldozers to Bethlehem village of Wadi Fukin where bulldozers destroyed 300 newly planted olive trees, despite locals' attempts to stop them. Clashes broke out between Israel forces and locals as they tried to defend their lands.
Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese. herbal tea that neither herb nor tea but glucose powder laced with withdrawn prescription drug for obesity 13 times normal dose. Beef adulterated with pork. fruit juices included brominated vegetable oil, for use in flame retardants.
An Israeli minister who leads Israel’s Jewish Home Party, says a Palestinian state would ruin Israel’s economy, claimed that the creation of future Palestine would undermine Israel’s security, topple its economy. Expects its friends around the world to stand beside Israel against the growing boycott.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped US Vice President Joe Biden Friday for his comparison of LaGuardia Airport to a "third-world country. Mayor: LaGuardia, obviously, needs an upgrade, the said, manages an extraordinary amount of traffic, people who work there make it work under very difficult circumstances.
New study published in PloS One: Canada’s Grand River, which flows into Lake Erie in U.S. used for drinking water has highest concentration of artificial sweeteners in surface waters worldwide. River tested for four most popular artificial sweeteners: sucralose, acesulfame, saccharin, cyclamate.
Hitachi has unveiled a high-tech ID badge that not only tracks an employee's exact location within the office, it also keeps a record of all the other staff members they have spoken to, for how long and how energetically, how much time each member of staff spends out of their seat. Looks like an ID badge.
A ruptured Duke Energy pipe in Eden, North Carolina, caused release of 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash, 27 million gallons of contaminated water into the Dan River. Entire river is eerie unnatural ashen color. State regulators testing river for pollution. Coal ash produced by coal-burning power plants.
Chamomile plant is great for promoting relaxation and deep sleep from its use in many nighttime teas. Research shows chamomile is able to trigger cancer cell death, a phenomena known as apoptosis. It’s active component, apigenin, can shorten the lifespan and the prolioferation of breast cancer cells.
Monsanto’s CEO admitted that the industry needs to do more to sway the public and convince everyone that GMOs are the one and only answer. “We simply haven’t engaged enough at the level we should have with all of our audiences, and for that, we apologize,” “There’s a recognition we need to do more.”
Petition that would let residents of the forty-ninth state vote to make pot legal for adults surpassed a 30,169 signature threshold, clearing the way for issue to appear in ballot booths during elections there on August 19. U S law considers marijuana a Schedule I narcotic on par with heroin.
December 2013 Uruguay became first country in the world to fully legalize production and sale of the popular herb. Under the new law, which comes into full effect in early April. Drugs Peace Institute, supported marijuana legalization endorsed his candidacy, political party Frente Amplio, the PlantaTuPlanta.
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.
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