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.
US lawmakers and Pentagon officials raised concerns over Russia’s plans for sending navy ships, long-range bombers to Latin America, planning bases in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. President Putin’s national security team met last week to discuss strengthening military ties with the region.
Agro-giant, Syngenta, halted commercial sales of a new GMO corn strain due to lack of approval. This corn was to be ready for planting the first time this year, but now without overseas importer’s OK including Japan, Mexico and South Korea, not approved for China or European Union.
Mayans of the Campeche Region have just won a two-year legal battle to get rid of Monsanto and their GMO soybeans (suicide beans). Following the ban of GM maize in Mexico, this ancient and agriculturally savvy culture has won a major battle against biotech monopolies around the globe
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.”
Almost every cancer patient shows insufficient levels of vitamin D, helps the body use calcium and phosphorus obtained through exposure to sunlight. Also obtained from some foods and dietary supplements. Found in fatty fish, fish liver oils, and eggs. Many foods are fortified with Vitamin D.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk: "The conflict is shifting from a political to a military stage," Yatsenyuk said, authorizing the Ukrainian troops to use weapons. Half of Crimea’s citizens speak Russian. Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the US and its allies for what he called hypocrisy.
France’s agriculture ministry temporarily banned sale, use,cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically engineered (GE) corn, only varietyauthorized in the European Union (EU). French government, saya GE crops present environmental risks. Decision timed to block seasonal planting.
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.
A secret spy program developed by the National Security Agency and reported publically for the first time on Tuesday has given the United States the ability to digitally record the contents of each and every phone call occurring across entire nations. Planned to be put in place across six countries.
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.
United Kingdom and the US have been branded ‘Enemies of the Internet’ for the first time by Reporters Without Borders on their annual list of countries which disrupt freedom of information through surveillance and censorship, as result of revelations from the Whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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.
“Feinstein; I'm at home there's a demonstration out front. I peek out the window, a drone is facing me. It turned around quickly and crashed. Code Pink activists group: held protest outside Feinstein’s DC home, used toy helicopter, not a drone, Feinstein now says she has serious privacy concerns about drones,
Retinal chip that let you see in the dark, memory chip, gives you perfect recall, implanted interface with Internet automatically translates a thought into online search that digests the relevant Wikipedia page and projected a summary directly into your brain. Science fiction? Perhaps not for much longer.
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.
FDA recently revealed proposed new food labels, still missing GMO and fluoride labeling. considering whether to allow for voluntary listing of fluoride inclusion. Currently, fluoride cannot be listed on a nutrition label even if a food maker wants to put it there. Fluoride is a dangerous neurotoxin,
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.
FDA: recently-launched Zohydro fills an "important and unique niche" for treating chronic pain.First single-ingredient hydrocodone drug cleared for U.S. patients. Each extended-release pill contains up to five times more of the narcotic than previously available combination pills, such as Vicodin.
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.
Sam Dotson, a police chief in St. Louis, has alarmed citizens after announcing his desire to deploy drones over American cities. The “unmanned aerial observation units” would be used to monitor citizens, invoked the threat of terrorism.
Australia has approved plans to buy several Triton drones to patrol the country’s borders at a cost of US$2.7 billion. The government believes the drones can help to prevent illegal immigration. Asia-Pacific tensions have stoked need for countries in the region to monitor commercial maritime interests closely.
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.
Press TV: The European Parliament has voted to suspend certain data-sharing agreements with the United States in light of the recent espionage by Washington. Dutch MEP Sophie in 't Veld: “They have no business monitoring millions of innocent citizens like a giant peeping Tom.
NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using social media site as launching pad to infect a target’s computer, files from a hard drive, sentt spam emails malware, cancovertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam.
Private Companies Are Using Automated License Plate Readers To Spy On You, Your Cell Phone Is Spying On You, Entire “Big Brother Housing Developments” Are Now Being Designed, Our “Smart Televisions” Are Spying On Us, Data Mining – Your Personal Information Is Big Business.
Edward Snowden interview Monday via teleconference to (SXSW) Austin, Texas; global mass surveillance occurring in all of these countries, are setting fire to the future of the Internet. Event itself was significant, a live broadcast to a US audience made by someone hunted by US government.
Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio demand providers stop broadcasting five Russian channels to ensure informational security in compliance with the decree “About urgent measures on ensuring national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair supporter of government spying upset because she believes CIA may have spied on a congressional computer network. Feinstein said CIA may broken law, violated the Fourth Amendment of Constitution by searching the network.
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.
BAE systems Q-Warrior high-tech headset to live-stream data to soldiers,showing multi-dimensional, full-color displays of battle zones outside their fields of vision. Ability to digitally track friendly and enemy locations, display 3D maps of battlefields, and watch live video from drones.
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.
German parliament building may be soon checked for bugs and eavesdropping landlines to ensure privacy. Berlin is ramping up security amid a scandal over electronic surveillance by US National Security Agency. Areas of interest is supposedly secure rooms used for negotiations related to confidential matters.
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.
Regular units will soon be issued a Swedish-built "recoilless" rifle that can fire an 84-mm. projectile nearly a mile and has the power to take out a tank. The 15-pound guns, which soldiers hold just above the shoulder to fire, were previously only issued to Special Forces.
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
Dr. DiNicolantonio cardiovascular researcher: low-fat diets do not curb heart disease or help you live longer, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated fats the real culprits, instead focus on eating “real food” or foods that are unprocessed, organic nuts, vegetables, fruits, and grass-fed meat.
14-year-old girl, Kayona Hagen-Tietz was swimming for health class, fire alarm tripped due to science experiment gone awry in school. Her clothes were in her locker. Teacher told her not enough time to change. Forced outside per fire alarm protocol ten minutes, in St. Paul, Minnesota, it was -5 degrees.
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