Gazprom: “Simmering political tensions in Ukraine,aggravated by inadequate economic conditions, may cause disruptions of gas supplies to Europe. Could cancel gas supply discount for Ukraine. Overdue debt; $1.5 billion for last year’s supplies, current deliveries. Ukraine asked Russia for deferral of payments.
California man plans to turn himself into law enforcement on Monday afternoon and begin serving a two year prison sentence that he says was handed down “for working at a pot shop that was legal in my state. Feds wanting to make an example.
Voice of Russia (VoR): 80% of Russian citizens want to ban GMOs. Legislative bill proposed by United Russia Party would make cultivating GMO seed illegal. Currently no GM crops grown in Russia. Russians understand this technology can bankrupt farmers, poison people, and ruin the ecosystem.
Governor Mark Dayton (D) willing to sign the bill only if law enforcement agencies in state support it. Legislative bodies are for creating laws, police there to enforce them. Could lessen chances of state receiving federal dollars to fight War on Drugs.
500 foods sold in U S contain chemical plastics in synthetic leather yoga mats. Ball Park, Fleischman’s, Healthy Life, Jimmy Dean, Kroger, Little Debbie, Marie Callendar’s, Mother’s, Nature’s Own, Pillsbury, Roman Meal, Sara Lee, Safeway, Smucker’s, Sunbeam, Tyson, Wonder.
Genetically grown crops are completely unregulated, organic farmers have to pay thousands of dollars and undergo numerous tests to ensure that they are indeed providing organic food to the public. Organic farms and farmers at risk, super bugs or super weeds, or the desolation of entire colonies of bees and butterflies.
Millions of women around the world slather their faces daily with potentially dangerous toxins. nearly all tested brands contained traces of heavy metals, some exceed “safe” heavy metal limits set by Association of South East Asian Nations. Mercury, Lead, arsenic, barium, chromium, cadmium.
US Food and Drug Administration held public meeting outlining creation of genetically modified humans. GMO embryos already created via in vitro experiments GMO techniques considered include manipulation at mitochondrial level to replace mutant DNA, methods that could create babies with three parents.
US labor board believes pot workers have the same rights as any other American employee. Complaints filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) against a Maine marijuana dispensary called Wellness Collection of Maine, illegally spraying its marijuana plants with pesticides.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicates the synthetic chemicals in our food packages could be doing long-term damage to our health. chemicals are used in food packaging—from the Bisphenol-A (BPA) that can disrupt your hormones to the formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
Federal health regulators consider new fertilization technique that could create babies from DNA of three people, goal of preventing debilitating genetic diseases in children. Ethical questions, include whether government should sanction creation of genetically modified humans. Slippery slope to "designer babies,
A meteorite as large as 4-1/2 feet in diameter smashed into the moon in September, producing the brightest flash of light ever seen from Earth, astronomers said this week. Similar size objects hit Earth daily, most destroyed as they plunge through atmosphere.
Chinese scientists warned the country’s toxic air pollution now so bad it resembles a nuclear winter, slowing photosynthesis in plants potentially affecting food supply. Beijing and six northern provinces spent past week blanketed in dense pea-soup smog. Economic toll, grounding flights, closing highways
Glyphosate-resistant weeds in herbicide-resistant weed management systems brought increase in number, volume of herbicides applied. Genetically engineered crops not reducing need for pesticides, herbicides. Genetically modified crops infect organic crops by cross pollination, crops will be toxic.
European scientists, policymakers travel to Ethiopia to boost growing gmo crops. Pro-GM researchers, policymakers from Europe, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden will meet Ethiopian, Kenyan, Ghana Nigeria farm ministers, African Union officials.
European Commission will relax the European Union’s restrictions on food imports from Japan, which were introduced after the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011, the commission said Friday. EU to accept foods without checking their radiation levels. Radiation checks currently required on food imports.
Roundup herbicide (aka glyphosate) and its still-toxic degradation byproduct AMPA were found in over 75% of the air and rain samples tested from Mississippi in 2007. Biopollution from GMOs produces uncontrollable and irreversible changes in the genomes of affected organisms.
Dr. Brian John respected member of the scientific community wrote letter to Professor Anne Glover, the Chief Scientific Advisor to EU President. He states that there is abundant evidence GMOs cause harm, claim of ‘no adverse evidence’ of GMO impacts on our health and environment is a lie.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has begun installing hundreds of high-definition cameras on buses throughout the transit system as part of a plan to implement video surveillance across the entire bus and subway fleet, streamed in real time to the MBTA control center.
Nestlé announced voluntarily recalling two of its snack products. Department of Agriculture reported recalling 8.7 million pounds of meat because it "processed diseased and unsound animals. "Unfit for human food.
The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out, raising concerns about safety issues during her half-decade tenure.
Finnish reindeer breeders testing reflective sprays on the animals’ antlers so they are more visible to motorists at night.said Tuesday. Between 3,000 and 5,000 accidents involving reindeer every year. If test gives positive results, the association plans to spray more animals next autumn.
EPA restrictions ban production, sale of the kinds of wood-burning stoves that compose 80 percent of those currently in use in the United States rule changes enacted following pressure from environmental groups. Tightened restrictionson the level of fine airborne particulate emissions wood-burning stove emit.
French are preparing to restore a GMO maize ban in their country just before farmers prepare for Spring planting. A Senator of the currently ruling socialist party is calling for a ban to counteract an anticipated swell of activist upset over genetically modified organisms. France largest grower of crops in Europe,
Der Spiegel: Germany resumes counter-espionage of US, allies, response to NSA surveillance, US economic spying, deeply criticized. Tracking US, Britian. Merkel: build communication network in Europe, German intelligence stepped up. Mandate: Ministers use encryption, less rhetoric more action.
Jamaica, politicians discuss easeing marijuana laws. Mexico City, lawmakers proposed new plan to let stores sell cannabis. From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction. Some see a potentially lucrative industry in regulation.
Tens of thousands of Indonesians have fled their homes after a volcano erupted in east Java. Mount Kelud spewed ash and debris over a large area, including the city of Surabaya, about 130km (80 miles) away. Three people died after their houses collapsed under the weight of ash.
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.
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.
Residents in West Virginia have been told that water is safe to drink following a recent chemical spill, but people continue to pour into emergency rooms. 411 patients have been treated for chemical-related illnesses at 10 different hospitals between January 9 and January 18.
Nationwide shortage of organic eggs,certain kinds of organic produce temporarily limited. Organic food sales in the United States have increased from approximately $11 billion in 2004 to an estimated $27 billion in 2012. The consumer is waking up.
General Mills announced Cheerios, would be GMO-free. all General Mills had to do was change two relatively small ingredients—corn starch and sugar beets—both of which were used in small amounts. Cheerios are mostly oats and oats are not genetically modified. Smart marketing move.
Three Palestinian children were allegedly burned with lit cigarettes and denied access to food, water or toilet facilities after being arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers and police in September, allegedly assaulted and abused. All three of them were accused of stone throwing.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Pollution from China’s export manufacturers is travelling across the Pacific Ocean to reach the U.S. West Coast. China’s economic ascent has been accompanied by surge in pollution has 16 of the 20 most-polluted cities globally.
Automated machinery; robots, to generate efficiency gains for companies, more jobs will be displaced, more income will accumulate higher up the corporate ladder. Jobs grow permanently scarce. Automation will replace factory workers, accountants, telemarketers, machinists, typists, retail jobs, to disappear.
Pocket Drone’s flights last as long as 20 minutes, must have an Android phone or tablet to control it. open source software means you can hack it to do whatever you want, able to secretly record meetings, people, etc.
Net neutrality is the principle that pipes carrying our information online should be “dumb”like our phone lines. If the pipes are too smart, the ISPs that provide them could prioritize some content, websites, apps, or users over others. That means, for example, Comcast could slow down BitTorrent traffic (it did).
Bird has written for the Wall Street Journal since last October, shows that what he was regularly reporting on was a supply imbalance caused by overproduction of shale oil in the U.S. in the face of slacking demand. U.S. is on track to reach records for crude-oil production by 2016.
Nancy Grace; reason I’m against legalization: I’ve people addicted to pot, each other, stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families wipe out a whole family, losing jobs, wrecked cars, cant’t make house payments.
Freedom Industries the company responsible for chemical leak, which poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. attempt by the company to escape legal, financial responsibility for the chemical spill, as it will put on hold the some 25 lawsuits already filed.
mayor of the Big Island Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has now banned biotech GMO from his island, agriculture industry largely opposed it. Furthermore, Kenoi wants to encourage community-based farming and ranching, with a nod to local commerce instead of international biotech monopolies.
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