According to campaign finance reports posted online by the Arizona secretary of state's office, fentanyl manufacturer Insys Therapuetics has donated $500,000 to foes of the Prop 205 marijuana legalization initiative. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid several dozen times more potent than heroin. It has been linked to numerous opioid overdose deaths across the country, especially when mixed with heroin. Marijuana, on the other hand, has no reported overdose deaths, ever.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration effectively banned the antibacterial chemical triclosan from soaps. But you can you still find it in your toothpaste. That’s because the best-selling toothpaste brand, Colgate Total, convinced the FDA that the benefit of triclosan in toothpaste outweighs any risks. Toothpastes that contain triclosan have “demonstrated to be effective at reducing plaque and gingivitis,” said Andrea Fischer, an FDA spokeswoman. Before approving the toothpaste in 1997, the agency requested that the Colgate-Palmolive company conduct toxicology studies, and the FDA ultimately decided it was safe and effective.
According to Costa Rica's National Centre for Energy Control (CENCE), 16 June 2016 was the last day this year that fossil fuels-based energy was used by the national grid. Country has been powered on a mix of hydro, geothermal, wind, and solar energy, with hydro power providing about 80.27 percent of the total electricity in the month of August. Geothermal plants contributed roughly 12.62 percent of electricity generation in August, while wind turbines provided 7.1 percent, and solar 0.01 percent.Costa Rica’s success is largely due to its size; total area of 51,000 square kilometres - half the size of the US state of Kentucky - population of4.9 million people.
55 years ago, the US military began a campaign to spray massive quantities of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange over the jungles of South Vietnam – its supposed ally — in a effort to kill the plants that gave cover and food to hostile forces; estimated 3 million people have suffered severe health problems, including birth defects, from exposure to the dioxin-containing herbicide.Today, Monsanto’s business is booming in Vietnam, with the company peddling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and Roundup herbicide to farmers willing to believe its false promises about increased yields and higher profits.
Monsanto continues to deny glysophate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is a carcinogen,World Health Organization’s cancer research department, the International Agency on Cancer Research (IARC), has classified the substance as “probably carcinogenic.” In addition, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment now lists glysophate as a “known carcinogen,” French research study revealed t the “inert” ingredients in Roundup actually increase its toxicity, even at very low concentrations; discovered that POEA by itself has a deadly effect on placental, umbilical and embryonic cells – even at concentrations as low as .01%, or one part per ten thousand.
Some pesticides on seed coating and soybean seeds are deadly for bees, harming or killing large populations. Because of this, the Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has issued an order to limit the use of these particular pesticides, known as neonicotinoids.
Fruitarian diet making 75 percent or more of daily food intake raw fruit, includes acid fruits like citrus and pineapple,sweet fruits like bananas, various dried fruit, seeds and nuts. The uncomplicated nature of the fruitarian diet (no difficult to find ingredients, cumbersome calorie counting or nutritional equations) and the fact that its staples taste good and available at every supermarket make it stand out among diets..
9th circuit court decided 3-0, banning the sale of firearms to a medical marijuana card holder, does not violate Second Amendment. The court determined since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, it can be assumed anyone possessing a medical card is probably using the drug, they can be prevented from buying a gun. Senior District Judge Jed Rakoff of the 9th circuit court, explained his ruling by saying marijuana “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior; no word on whether or not the court will prevent gun sales for consumers of alcohol, or any other legalized drug that causes unpredictable behavior.
Pope Francis on Thursday put forth an urgent call for people to actively work to save the environment, proposing that the Catholic Church add such a duty to the list of "seven mercies," which includes feeding the hungry and visiting the sick, which Catholics are required to perform."Francis described man's destruction of the environment as a sin," accused humans of turning the Earth into a "polluted wasteland full of debris, desolation, and filth."
CDC labeling kratom as an emerging “public health threat,” the notoriously fascistic U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has filed a notice of intent to not only list it as a controlled substance, but the DEA is planning to add it to the most restrictive classification possible. Kratom is not an opiate but functions in a similar manner, i.e. attaching to activating opioid receptors. The substance has been shown to alleviate chronic pain and anxiety as well as aid in overcoming addiction despite its own “euphoric effects.”
“Around the world, treated and untreated wastewater entering surface waters contains pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs that originate from human consumption and excretion, manufacturing processes, or improper disposal. Areas in some streams have high enough concentrations of amphetamines to alter the bottom of the aquatic food chain.
Environmental Protection Agency announced it had gotten an "unusually high number of reports of crop damage that appear related to misuse of herbicides containing the active ingredient dicamba." Complaints of dead crops appeared in 10 states suspects dicamba drift as the culprit. The dicamba products currently on the market tend to vaporize in the air and drift far away from the land they're applied on, killing other crops.
Drug Enforcement Agency refused to soften the regulation of marijuana, leaving it (with heroin) as a harsh "Schedule I" drug because, citing Food and Drug Administration findings, it has "no medical use."Department of Health and Human Services -- obtained a U.S. patent in 2003 for marijuana-derived cannabinoids, which HHS pointed out have several medical uses as an antioxidant and for limiting neurological damage following strokes.
Misleading advertising basis for a lawsuit filed August 25, 2016 against General Mills, maker of the brand Nature Valley Granola Bars, label their products’ packages with the words “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” The lawsuit was filed by Beyond Pesticides, Moms Across America, and Organic Consumers Association using the Richman Law Group  in Washington, DC, citing the District of Columbia’s Consumer Protection Procedure Act. Glyphosate, a key herbicide chemical active in several commercial and agricultural herbicides, has been found in General Mills’ natural granola bars.
Perhaps the most well-known health benefit associated with omega-3 fats is heart health, with a new study suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids may also help heart attack patients recover by improving heart functioning and reducing scarring in the heart muscle.
In 2005, the FDA banned websites from posting information regarding the health benefits of cherries, which include lowered risk of colon cancer, easing of arthritis symptoms, lowering of cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, to name just a few. "According to the FDA, when cherry companies disseminate this peer-reviewed scientific information, the cherries become 'unapproved new drugs' and are subject to seizure. The FDA warned that if those involved in 'cherry trafficking' continue to inform consumers about these scientific studies, criminal prosecutions would ensue."
Monsanto made the decision to give up on its seed plant after three years of protests from local citizens and GMO-free campaigners from all over Argentina. In 2014, activists forced to Monsanto to stop the construction of the plant by using coordinated protest techniques at the construction site. A spokesman for Monsanto told Argentinian media organizations that
“An investment of almost 1500 million makes no sense,” forced to admit that protests, local pressure, and resistance by environmentalists, anti-GMO activists and local residents part of the reason the company decided to dismantle the plant.
A scientific report released Tuesday reveals six million Americans are exposed to high levels of unregulated industrial pollutants through drinking water. The chemicals, widely used in industrial processes and commercial products for the past 60 years, are called poly-and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). “Cancer, elevated cholesterol, obesity, immune suppression, and endocrine [hormone] disruption” in humans have all been linked to PFAS exposure, according to the report published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters . Levels to reach toxicity are much lower than lead, known to be toxic to humans, not regulated by the EPA.
New draft legislation proposed by the Italian government could see parents imprisoned for feeding their children a vegan diet. Those legally responsible for under-16s who display signs of malnutrition resulting in illness or long-term health problems could be sentenced for up to four years following several high-profile cases in the country. In four cases over the last 18 months, malnourished children were hospitalized after being fed a vegan diet. The head pediatrician at the Milan hospital said children being raised on a vegan diet should be given supplements, particularly iron and calcium.
Theresa May’s policy chief suggested people with valuable homes who face high social care costs in old age should downsize or re-mortgage to cover their bills. Director of policy John Godfrey suggested over the next 10 years solution to the social care crisis lies in people selling up or releasing some of the equity in their property; downshift or liberate some of that money through equity release to fund their living costs.”. Equity release involves borrowing against the value of a home or selling all or part of it for a lump sum or a monthly income. Godfrey believed government should encourage people to sell their homes to release cash through the building of suitable retirement homes.
Long Beach has been hit with a mumps outbreak that is vaccine-resistant. According to health officials in the Long Island town, almost two dozen individuals are believed to have contracted the virus, with four confirmed cases and at least 14 suspected ones. All of the cases involve people in their 20s, and the outbreak is being attributed to a new vaccine-resistant strain of the virus. Most of those who have contracted mumps in this case have been vaccinated against it.
Suspicions over Hillary’s health have raged in recent days, with the Drudge Report running a series of headlines highlighting her numerous falls and difficulties walking. Other questions continue to swirl, including claims that one of Hillary’ “handlers,” who calmed her during the recent interruption of one of her speeches, carries around an auto-injector syringe for the administration of the anti-seizure drug Diazepam.
As health officials predicted, the Zika virus is beginning to spread across south Florida, and now a type of genetically modified (GM) mosquito designed to fight the virus has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration
The rapidly warming climate will melt Greenland's ice cap to such an extent that thousands of tons of hazardous waste left in the 1960s by a secret U.S. military base will be unearthed by the end of the century, new research finds. The biological, chemical, and radioactive waste will then seep into the ground and the sea.
CDC and the Florida Health Department recommended an aerial spraying program to cover a 10-square-mile area just north of downtown Miami. The state is spraying a chemical called Naled, which is an organophospate pesticide that causes severe skin and eye irritation, contains an ngredient called napthalines classified by the EPA as a “possible human carcinogen.”In the 1950s, the U.S. was seeking to weaponize the Aedes aegypti mosquito while Brazil and other Latin American countries were trying to eradicate it. Army scientists were considering how fleas, grasshoppers, and mosquitoes might be deployed.. These insects were harder to protect against than gas— masks wouldn’t help. The threat they posed would last, as long as a population of insects remained alive, would be difficult to pin an insect-borne attack on the U.S. There were parts of the Soviet Union that had never been exposed to the disease, which made them vulnerable, had the right climate to support mosquitoes.
For years, fish have been feeding on tiny pieces of plastic in the ocean, mistaking them for food, humans then eat the fish. These “microplastics,” sometimes thinner than human hair, are now in 85–90 percent of some fish populations, albeit in relatively small quantities, says Richard Thompson, a marine biology professor at Plymouth University; projected that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.
Massachusetts National Guard, Massachusetts State Police, descended into the backyard of an 81-year-old cancer patient in a raid last week. Paul Jackson, 81, of Martha’s Vineyard, grows cannabis to make medicine. While medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, Jackson says he grows his own because it’s far healthier.“The people that are selling it are using chemicals that react with the chemotherapy,” he said. “Mine is much better because it’s organically grown. Jackson noted that he doesn’t smoke the plant “We just make tea out of it. I don’t sell it
Tuesday, July 26, Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 in favor of passing controversial new water quality standards that will raise the maximum allowable levels of more than two dozen cancer-causing chemicals to be dumped into the state's rivers and streams.
Not only is Hillary Clinton a liar, a fraud, a scam artist, and an all-around mean and nasty individual, there are growing signs that she might be seriously unwell, and as the stress of the campaign grows, those signs are becoming more obvious to everyone. By now, you’ve probably seen the funny memes about Hillary Clinton’s bizarre facial tick and coughing fits. You may have also wondered about her strange bouts of hysterical laughter. It seems the Clintons are both suffering from neurological issues, and possibly other health issues as well.
10 of the 20 largest wildfires in California's history have burned in the last 10 years. Toxic algae blooms off of the coast of Florida, dormant anthrax that's been released from the melting soils in Siberia. Scientists fear that as ice-melt accelerates in the Arctic, 1,500 billion tons of land-based carbon and 10,000 billion tons of sea-based methane released into the atmosphere from the permafrost and from beneath the Arctic Sea where it's been trapped for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.
Federal officials approved mortgages worth more than $11 million for Flint, Michigan homes bought after it was discovered the city’s drinking water contained dangerous levels of lead and copper, according to a government watchdog. At least 144 such mortgages were issued that collectively obligated federal taxpayers to guarantee unpaid balances of $11.2 million. An estimated 65 percent of them — 11 of 17 reviewed — were for homes that were not inspected to assure access to safe drinking water, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Inspector General.
After every other major US health insurance provider already admitted to generating substantial losses on the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamcare, earlier today Aetna became the latest to report that its annual loss on Obamacare plans would be more than $300 million, and said it had scrapped plans to further expand its Obamacare business next year.
New purchases of Western white wheat have been halted in Japan until some type of validated test can ensure that no GMOs are present in U.S. wheat exports; follows U.S. reports of a third incidence of GMO wheat contamination in the Pacific Northwest.Wheat containing GMOs are not approved for the U.S. commercial market. Steve Mercer, vice president of communications for U.S. Wheat says that Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will resume purchases once a test designed by Monsanto and validated by USDA is available.
In the 1990s, a European genetic engineering company was preparing to field test its genetically modified version of Klebsiella planticola, a soil bacteria that grows on plants' roots.which it had tested in the lab, presumed to be safe. The company's genetic engineers were trying to solve a problem faced by farmers all over the world; how to deal with crop residues like leftover corn and wheat stalks after harvest without burning fields and creating thick and dangerous smoke. They figured that they could take a gene that leads to alcohol production from yeast and insert it into the bacteria Klebsiella planticola; hoped this simple modification could: decompose the plant material without burning it, produce alcohol that could be used for gasoline or cooking, and create a sludge byproduct that would be rich in nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur, magnesium and calcium to be used as fertilizer. When they applied it as fertilizer, wheat grown in the sludge died after a week. The parent bacterium makes a slime layer that helps it stick to the plant's roots. The engineered bacterium makes about 17 parts per million alcohol that is toxic to roots, and kills them. Klebsiella planticola is found in the root systems of every terrestrial plant on Earth. If the modified bacterium were released into the wild, it would threaten every single terrestrial plant on the planet.
The Rodale Institute for 30 years, conducting a long-term comparative Farming Systems Trial. Industrialising nature creating more problems than it solved, documented research comparing organically fertilised fields and conventionally fertilised fields on its 330 acre farm in Pennsylvania, USA. It’s the longest running comparative study of its kind in the world. Water tables being exhausted and polluted, soils are eroding, being contaminated; despite increasing use of pesticides (insecticides and herbicides), ‘pest‘ and disease problems are proving more troublesome than they were before the industrial revolution, resulting in getting less whilst putting more in. With resources failing, this is critical.
President Barack Obama signed into law, S. 764, which was the newest manifestation of the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know).The DARK Acts were a way to establish federal labeling – i.e. the lack of GM labeling – and would banish all state labeling initiatives under a federal standard. The federal measure authored by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and fast-tracked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (no committee, no debate) has now quelled all state efforts for clear text labeling of genetically modified organisms in food.
SEATTLE (AP) — Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food.
Flint, Michigan, water rates, which are already the highest in the nation, may go up twofold over the next five years, according to state water officials.
The six individuals are being charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy and willful neglect of duty for manipulating reports that would have otherwise indicated that water in Flint was not safe to drink. Adam Rosenthal, one of the six, is also facing felony charges of tampering with evidence.
The trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, daughter of the founder of the Publix supermarket chain, has donated $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida group, which is fighting a legalization measure on the ballot this November, the Miami New Times reports.
Study recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) shows that Americans spend $30.2 billion on complementary health approaches each year. Natural product supplements like fish oil, probiotics more popular. The world’s second-largest retailer, Costco, announced this year thatorganic sales had jumped 72 percent since 2008, with its organics sales totaling $4 billion last year..
Researchers have found that a Mediterranean diet high in healthy fats offers tremendous health benefits.emphasizes eating primarily plant-based foods – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and olive oil with herbs and spices. Red meat consumption is limited to no more than a few times a month, while fish and poultry is eaten at least twice a week. Red wine can be enjoyed in moderation.
Medical marijuana will become available in Florida for the first time next week. Trulieve announced Wednesday it received final approval from the Florida Department of Health to begin selling a low-THC strain of medical marijuana used to treat children with severe epileptic seizures and cancer. The state legislature legalized this form of medical cannabis in 2014. Cannabis with higher levels of THC for treatment of terminally ill patients will become available in August, according to the company.
A new review of scientific literature is linking one of the most well known and notorious herbicides in the United States to a variety of diseases as a result of a mechanism that modifies the function of human DNA. Glyphosate, a synthetic amino acid and analogue of glycine, is the most widely used biocide on the planet; is pervasive in the food supply, and chronic exposure will lead to slow accumulation of damaged proteins
A Richmond man has been recovering after contracting a rare, flesh-eating bacteria from the ocean in Virginia Beach. WWBT-TV reports Charles Ballard Sr. was wading in the water while fishing with his son June 11 when he got tiny cuts on his feet from stepping on jagged rocks. Three days later, Ballard noticed those cuts became open sores. He was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with vibrio vulnificus, a potentially fatal flesh-eating bacteria. Dr. Gonzalo Bearman, chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at VCU Medical Center, says they only see about one or two vibrio cases a year.
Finished apparel products contain large quantities of chemical substances… many of which are released from garments during consumer washing. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) receive large amounts of microfibers daily. While most of these microfibers are removed, a significant amount is still released into the local environment, aquatic animals ingest these microfibers. Researchers also detected microplastics in non-animal, marine-sourced food products like sea salt.
U.S. Department of Agriculture says removing DNA from a crop is not the same as adding genes from another organism, corn injected with outside DNA is technically considered a GMO, but canola that can tolerate herbicide because scientists removed a gene is not; this regulatory gap allows American consumers to be duped into purchasing gene-edited products that are actually labeled non-GMO.
Montreal-based social scientist Genevieve Rail of Concordia University received a $270,000 grant to study the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine – and then condemned it, saying the country should establish a moratorium on its use. Rail, who is under fire from critics along with the federal agency that gave her the grant, also said that there is little proof that HPV causes cervical cancer, despite the findings of a Nobel Prize-winning study by a German scientist five years ago that unearthed the link.
Marijuana opponents in Colorado abandoned a plan to ask voters about requiring less-potent pot and telling pot consumers that cannabis can cause brain damage and paranoia, saying they didn’t have enough money to advertise it. Initiative 139, would have limited the amount of THC contained in products sold by several hundred legal marijuana retailers in the state, would have blocked customers from purchasing any marijuana product that contained more than 16% of the plant’s psychoactive ingredient.
Coalinga, California city counci voted 4-1 in April to allow marijuana cultivation within city limits, sell an abandoned prison formerly known as the Claremont Custody Center,for $4.1 million, which totally wiped clean the city’s $4 million debt to Ocean Grow Extracts. The prison be used to cultivate marijuana, and turn it into cannabis oil products, expected to create 100 jobs. This prison probably incarcerated harmless pot offenders over the years.
U.S. regulators in July of 2016 halted a trial of Juno Therapeutics Inc.’s experimental cancer therapy, known as JCAR015, after three patients died..JCAR015 uses genetically engineered cells as a treatment for cancer. However, one of the pursuits in oncology was temporarily halted by the FDA when some of the participants developed fatal swelling in the brain.
Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have stated that the molecule urolithin A, found in pomegranates, is responsible for kickstarting the mitophagy process. This process allows old and unusable parts of cells to be disposed of and helps make way for replacements.
A recent study published in Environmental Research has stated that many canned goods still have high levels of bisphenol-A (BPA), and consuming them can put our bodies at risk; canned soups and pasta contain a much higher concentration of BPA than canned fruit and vegetables. “BPA exposure is associated with many adverse health effects including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, reproductive development issues.
50 days before the Games begin; financial crisis is preventing the city from honoring its commitments to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The governor said crisis is so severe it could result in “a total collapse in public security, health, education, mobility, and environmental management. UN Assistant Secretary-General Jean-Paul Laborde said July 5 the risk of terrorist attacks at the Rio Olympics is still high .Rio’s police warned people heading to the Games won’t be protected because officers aren’t being paid. 200 scientists signed a letter stating 2016 Games in Brazil puts the world at risk for a global Zika outbreak. Drug-resistant bacteria discovered growing off of the shores of some of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches where Olympic sailors are scheduled to compete.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlawed GMO food in Russia, making it a criminal offence to import or produce it in the country. Citizens violating the new law will have to pay a fine of between 10,000 and 50,000 rubles ($155 – $770) and companies will be fined a much harsher 100,000 and 500,000 rubles ($1550 – $7700).
Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared an emergency in four south Florida counties, as a thick, odorous algae bloom has begun to spread in the surrounding waters. Residents of St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach and Lee counties have been warned to stay out of discolored water and to not use tainted water for watering lawns or other personal uses.The bloom was caused by a chemical leak in Lake Okechobee last month which raised levels of toxicity to 20 times over World Health Organization (WHO) safety standards. Republican Governor Scott blamed the severity of the bloom on inaction by the White House.
22,000 nurses, part of Nurses against Mandatory Vaccines (NAMV), are refusing mandatory vaccines the CDC has even admitted doesn’t always work, largely due to fast mutations; with numerous questionable ingredients, including known neurotoxins like aluminum, foreign proteins derived from GM ingredients, and more. Hospital systems are REQUIRED to have a 90% or higher flu shot reception rate among their staff, or they lose up to 2% of their funding of Medicare/Medicaid.
#1. Hospital food
#2. School food for children
#3. Vaccines and flu shots
#4. Military rations
#5. Animal feed
#6. Top notch, fine-dining restaurants
#7. Whole Foods supermarket (especially at the food bar)
#8. Foods labeled “gluten-free”: Most of these foods contain monosodium glutamate, which is genetically modified and causes migraine headaches and brain damage in infants.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the San Francisco-based utility company, announced it will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the state’s lone remaining operational nuclear power plant, will be replaced.
President of TEPCO, Naomi Hirose, admitted on NHK that his company concealed the reactor meltdowns at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant immediately after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Hirose also confirmed that TEPCO ordered not to use the word “core meltdown” when referring to what happened at the crippled plant. In fact, the utility did not officially admit the meltdowns until more than 2 months after the accident.
MS is a chronic, incurable disease that attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms include numbness in the limbs, difficulty walking, paralysis, vision loss, fatigue, and pain.The study, published in the Dec. 30, 2015, online edition of Neurology, shows that high doses of vitamin D – 10,400 IU (international units) a day – reduces the proportion of certain immune-system cells that have been implicated in the MS disease process, and thus reduce inflammation.
Brazil recently refused all U.S.-grown GM crops, genetically modified foods are in approximately 80 percent of all packaged, conventional foods in grocery stores in America — other countries are refusing to import them, grow them, or sell them within their borders.
Francisco Dornelles, the interim governor of Rio, has declared a state of emergency over lack of funds, less than two months before it hosts the 2016 Olympic Games, local media said. Dornelles said the state’s financial difficulties stemmed from slumping oil prices and could prevent it from delivering on its commitments to prepare for August’s Olympic Games. The city has recently faced concerns over the Zika virus outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s chief Margaret Chan said last week that a special committee would assess whether it was safe for Rio to host the games.
Rice harvested in Japan's Fukushima region, heavily affected by a nuclear meltdown in 2011, is returning to the EU, starting with Britain next month, the Japan Times reports. 1.9 tons of Fukushima rice called Ten no Tsubu will be sold in London, UK the first EU nation to import the region’s produce after the nuclear disaster.
One main ‘fake food’ stocking store shelves is olive oil –with fake olive oil being exported from Italy. With first-pressed, real olive oil going for as much as $50 a gallon, food fakers have been adding cheap additives like sunflower or canola oil to real, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to produce the same gallon of ‘olive oil’ for as little as $7.
Brazil recently refused all U.S.-grown GM crops. While we are continuously force fed genetically modified foods — since they are in approximately 80 percent of all packaged, conventional foods in grocery stores in America — other countries are refusing to import them, grow them, or sell them within their borders.
Despite the abundance of scientific studies documenting the rapid and dangerous decline of pollinator populations, state and federal lawmakers have yet to pass any meaningful protections for bees. The reason, according to the findings of a new investigation, is that pesticide giants such as Bayer, Monsanto, and Syngenta have deployed an aggressive lobbying campaign to dilute and suppress attempts to regulate their multi-billion dollar industry—with great success.
Researchers studied children, teens, and young adults, and found that frequent migraine sufferers were far more likely to have slightly lower levels of vitamin D, riboflavin (B2), and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). These vitamins are crucial for the mitochondria, the energy production centers of our cells, to function properly.
Two drug companies, Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to pay $67 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing them of misleading doctors about the effectiveness of a cancer drug called Tarceva. – By agreeing to the settlement, neither company admitted any guilt..
Juicingremoves all the plant fibers, leaving behind just the absorbable liquids. Plant fibers actually block toxic pesticides and heavy metals in your digestive tract, capturing them so that your body eliminates them. When you drink juice without those fibers, you body absorbs the juice and everything in it far more efficiently and quickly. If your fresh juice is filled with pesticide chemicals, you will be rapidly absorbing pesticide chemicals. Pesticide chemicals persist for a very long time. They survive sunlight, harvesting, cleaning and juicing, you can’t “wash off” all the pesticides because they are INSIDE the produce!They even survive human digestion.
Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5 The super bacteria can cause hard-to-treat urinary, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and bloodstream infections, along with meningitis. The CDC says studies show that these bacteria contribute to death in up to half of patients infected.
. Ohio the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. The bill lays out a number of steps that must happen first to set up the state's medical marijuana program, which is expected to be fully operational in about two years. The law would allow patients to use marijuana in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions, but bar them from smoking it or growing it at home.
92,000 individual plan holders of four health insurance companies in Colorado are going to have to start looking for new health insurance coverage in 2017 thanks to Obamacare. According to the Colorado Division of Insurance, Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will no longer be offering individual coverage in that state.Other companies are proposing rate hikes in Colorado of up to 40%. One health care provider, Golden Rule, is seeking a 40.6 percent rate hike, Rocky Mountain HMO wants to raise its rates by 34.6 percent Colorado Choice asking for a 36.3 percent jump.
The Scottish National Party’s energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said he and his government remained “deeply skeptical” on the merits of fracking and confirmed that the practice would not be allowed in Scotland until there is clear evidence that it does not cause health-related or environmental harm.
Iit’s possible to deter the insects in a way that actually improves your garden – by incorporating plants that repel insects. 7 plants that repel mosquitoes: 1. Citronella 2. Lemon Balm 3. Basil 4. Catnip 5. Marigolds 6. Lavender 7. Mint
Some Clif Bar trail mix and energy bars are the latest products to be voluntarily recalled because they contain sunflower kernels that may have been contaminated with listeria, the company said Thursday. Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars and Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars joined the growing list of products containing sunflower seeds or sunflower kernels that have been recalled out of concern over the bacteria..
According to a recent study, up to 81 drugs and personal-care products were detected in the flesh of salmon caught in the Puget Sound. Some of the drugs include Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, Lipitor, and cocaine.Samples were gathered over two days for the study, and both migratory juvenile chinook salmon and resident staghorn sculpin were tested. Chemicals were found not only in the tissue of the fish but in the water. Samples were gathered over two days for the study, and both migratory juvenile chinook salmon and resident staghorn sculpin were tested. Chemicals were found not only in the tissue of the fish but in the water. Drugs and contaminates found include Flonase, Aleve, Tylenol, Paxil, Valium, Zoloft, Tagamet, OxyContin, Darvon, Nicotine, caffeine, Fungicides, antiseptics, anticoagulants, antibiotics.
Many Georgians could face huge increases in their health premiums next year from insurers still struggling with health-care reform six years after passage of the Affordable Care Act.
The voter initiative that would legalize marijuana in California isn't officially on the ballot yet,, but the prospect of legal weed is already driving a real estate bubble from the San Francisco Bay on up to the state's pot cultivation heartland in Northern California's Emerald Triangle.The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) would open up the nation's single largest marijuana market, and investors with are moving fast to snap up rural properties up north, as well as Bay area warehouses and office space.
It’s chewable, fruit-flavored and OK’d for children as young as six. ,Adzenys, the latest ADHD meds. As a condition of its approval, the FDA said the drug maker must conduct a safety study for tots as young as four.. Adzenys label warns about “sudden death,, blood pressure and heart rate increases, “psychotic or manic symptoms” in kids and adults with no prior history of any mental problems, and “long-term suppression of growth.” is also an extended-release med that will give these children a constant supply of it all day long.. 645,000 kids three and younge being medicated for anxiety, depression or ADHD..ADHD drug sales $12 billion a year -
Warning against dangers to "workers, communities, and our environment," more than 450 environmental advocacy groups called on Congress to reject the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)."These deals harm workers, communities, and our environment,."allow multinational corporations sue nations in private, clandestine tribunals for passing laws they don't like.
West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority in Alabama advised 100,000 of their customers to stop using their tap water for drinking or cooking until we are able to bring temporary system our engineer is designing online.” That includes water boiled or cleaned with Brita style filters, neither can remove the contaminants;.admitted they have no “means to provide bottled water for its customers in the interim.” The chemicals in question are perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known to cause cancer, thyroid damage, birth defects; used in manufacture of non-stick cookware, waterproof clothes, and carpet sealants. .It’s believed they were discharged into the Tennessee River by companies like 3M.
Environmental Protection Agency wants to raise the amount of biofuels in America’s gasoline, an energy industry executive says the move could severely damage most of the vehicles in the U.S., reduce the amount of energy per gallon and add to the national economic uncertainty.
Blue Cross Blue Shield requested a 60% rate increase in 2017 in Texas following complaints from the company it is “losing money in the federal heatlh exchanges because some customers have proven more costly to cover than anticipated”.“United Healthcare reported losses of $650 million. Humana reported a 46% loss in the first quarter of 2016. Health insurance companies complain of profit losses, pull out of states who refuse to hike rates to unaffordable levels, it is likely the situation will become unsustainable..
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder now the subject of a federal racketeering (RICO) lawsuit filed by hundreds of Flint residents.The lawsuit alleges that the state of Michigan ran Flint’s day-to-day operations through an emergency manager, who attempted to partially balance the city’s budget through a cost-cutting measure: Switching Flint’s water source from Lake Huron, which had been the source of water in the city for more than 50 years, to a local, heavily polluted river.
At least 33 cities across 17 US states have used water testing “cheats” that potentially conceal dangerous levels of lead, a Guardian investigation launched in the wake of the toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has found. Of these cities, 21 used the same water testing methods that prompted criminal charges against three government employees in Flint over their role in one of the worst public health disasters in US history. The Guardian’s investigation demonstrates that similar testing regimes were in place in cities including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee.
General Mills has recalled an estimated 10 million pounds of flour over fears that they contain the E. coli virus. Over 38 people have been stricken with the virus in over 20 states, and General Mills has linked it to their flour. This E. coli outbreak is caused by the strain O121, which causes cramps, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and can potentially lead to a life-threatening situation
Researchers have found that a myriad of ultraviolet (UV) filtering chemicals in common sunscreens disrupt the functioning of normal sperm cells and mirror the effects of the female hormone progesterone.Head author of the study Niels Skakkebaek, MD, DMSc, a professor at the University of Copenhagen, and colleagues tested the effects that 29 of 31 UV filters allowed in sunscreens had on human sperm cells. The researchers found that almost half of the UV filters acted as a hormone disruptor, thereby interfering with the normal functioning of sperm cells. Many sunscreens harbor cancer-causing chemicals, which get absorbed by the skin and into the blood stream..
Under normal conditions, for instance, plants convert nitrates they absorb into nutritious amino acids and proteins. But prolonged drought slows or prevents this conversion, leading to more potentially problematic nitrate accumulating in the plant, the report said. If people eat too much nitrate in their diets, it can interfere with the ability of red blood cells to transport oxygen in the body,
An infant is back home after traveling with her family to Colorado, where she became the youngest patient to be treated with a controversial cannabis oil. Amylea Nunez suffered from frequent and debilitating seizures diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy. Doctors prescribed eight different medications her condition remained relatively unchanged. Amylea was flown from New Mexico to a hospital in Colorado, where the baby’s parents begged doctors to prescribe cannabis oil,. physicians wouldn’t administer cannabis oil themselves. Amylea began cannabis oil at two months old, and she lifted her head for the first time three months later. She came back home to Albuquerque The family is applying for a medical marijuana card in New Mexico, hope to change state laws to help other children suffering from seizures.
Taiwan has recalled Quaker Oats after a random inspection by the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected glyphosate in amounts exceeding the nation’s legal limits in 10 out of 36 products. The company has been under intense public scrutiny since trace amounts of glyphosate, the toxic ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, was detected in its products. A class action was filed in early May over the discovery by consumers who allege Quaker Oats’ “100% natural” label constitutes false advertising..
Cutaneous leishmaniasis, a disfiguring disease caused by bites from infected sand flies.leads to significant scarring on the face, and due to lack of medical facilities within the Middle East and in refugee camps, it is often left untreated. Between 2000 and 2012 Lebanon only reported six cases. In 2013 they have reported 1,033, most originating from Syrian refugees now living in Lebanon. Along with disfigurement, the disease can cause open sores, nose bleeds, difficulty breathing and swallowing and death in some cases. The disease was once only contained to Syria, it is making its way to neighboring countries; Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, and southern Europe with refugees coming in.
Two years after Colorado began its first retail sales of cannabis, towns and cities across the state are enjoying the benefits in a number of ways. With sales this year expected to reach $1 billion, local governments are seeing windfalls of tax revenue, which is funding education, recreation, infrastructure improvements, and aid to the homeless.Denver collected $29 million last year through taxes and licensing fees; Oregon enacted a 25 percent sales tax on recreational cannabis.
Three plaintiffs have been awarded $17.5 million in damages caused by Monsanto and three other companies for negligence in the production of PCBs. Monsanto, Pfizer, Solutia, and Pharmacia must pay the plaintiffs and assessed an additional $29 million in punitive damages against Monsanto for its continued selling of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, after the compound had been banned, .
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been forced to admit that a widely used vaccine preservative does in fact cause autism.The CDC had long insisted that the vaccine preservative thimerosal was not linked to autism. However, after a hundred Freedom of Records Act (FOIA) requests, the CDC has been forced to reveal the once-secret documents, showing that the agency knew that thimerosal caused autism but deliberately hid that evidence from the public
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM
COUNT TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD Corrupted?
1,445 CPM, 289 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma. Yes
1,345 CPM, 269 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,329 CPM, 265.8 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma. Yes
1,290 CPM, 258 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,198 CPM, 239.6 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,160 CPM, 232 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,148 CPM, 229.6 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,125 CPM, 225 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM. Beta, Gamma.
1,092 CPM, 218.4 Times Normal, Pierre, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,055 CPM, 211 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,046 CPM, 209.2 Times Normal, Mason City, IA. Beta, Gamma.
1,032 CPM, 206.4 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma. Yes
1,031 CPM, 206.2 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma. Yes
1,022 CPM, 204.4 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,021 CPM, 204.2 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Beta, Gamma.
1,009 CPM, 201.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
.The superbug is now present in more than 2 dozen countries; first found in Chin, resistant to all antibiotics. Some acquire mutations in their own genomes that allow them to resist the drugs.
Gov. Rick Snyder has called for the suspension of an internal state investigation into the Flint drinking water crisis after Attorney General Bill Schuette complained it was complicating — and compromising — his ongoing criminal investigation.
On the heels of Canada’s approval of GMO salmon, Friends of the Earth U.S. and a coalition of more than 30 consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups released updated numbers Wednesday showing that nearly 80 major food retailers have committed to not sell genetically engineered salmon, despite FDA’s approval last November.
The Organic Coup, first USDA-certified organic fast-food chain in the US to open two dozen more restaurants over the next year. The chain, specializes in fried-chicken sandwiches and chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn, has two restaurants, one in San Francisco and another in Pleasanton, California.
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