Pig farmers in United States feed controversial drug ractopamine to their livestock to 60%, 80% of domestic pigs, cattle to make them grow leaner before slaughter. Food and Drug Administration approved it 15 years ago, claim was safe to use. Can cause increased heart rates in humans. EU baned.
An entire Chinese town of 30,000 people has been quarantined off from the rest of the country after a man living in a nearby village died from bubonic plague. Police have now had the old town of Yumen city in Gansu province sealed off for more than a week; Xinhua state media agency.
The man who got pneumonic plague hospitalized. thought to have contracted infection from his dog, likely exposed to plague-infected fleas near Denver. Three additional residents had direct contact with the dog, had mild symptoms, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmen.t
Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks. Restrictions also imposed on similar ads at the cinema. UK, Norway and Quebec province in Canada, have bans on advertising junk food in children's television.
Over 60 percent of breads in the UK contain pesticide residues, according to analysis of government data generated by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) expert committee on pesticide residues in food (PRIF). 25 percent contain traces of multiple toxins, the research reveals.
Ginger; used since antiquity,new studies prove Zingiber officinale (ginger) can help with proper insulin release, lipid metabolism, and has demonstrated antihyperglycemic effects. has shown outstanding protective effects on diabetic liver, kidney,eyes, reduces neural system complications.
The new documentary film Mobilize warns of the health dangers from cell phone radiation. Now a new study in the journal Pediatrics shows that there are less-predictable health risks from using smartphones, tablets and laptops, including rashes from the frequently used metal, nickel.
Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture: genetic engineering of food a thorough success for feeding the hungry, improving nutrition and reducing use of pesticides. People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled are alarmists so it should not be allowed.
Charles Benbrook serves on the USDA’s AC 21 Agricultural Biotechnology Advisory Committee: 2,4-D chemicals causes neurological disorders, kidney, liver damage, reproductive failure, disruption of endocrine system, cancers, pollute drinking water, cause damage that can't be undone.
Aside from increasing heart cancer risks, women given radiation treatment (or even mammography screenings) for breast cancer are 8 times more likely to develop lung cancer within 5 years of treatment.
Consumers are boycotting Kellogg’s. Kellogg’s corn flakes and other food-like products that the company makes are full of Bt Corn. The EPA has registered Bt corn as a pesticide since the crop makes its own insecticide. shown to cause health problems.
Carolinas HealthCare, which runs more than 900 care centers, including hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and surgical centers, has begun plugging consumer data on 2 million people into algorithms designed to identify high-risk patients so that doctors can intervene before they get sick.
Included experts from all over the world to discuss glyphosate agreed that glyphosate is harming our ecosystem, and human life as the industrial agricultural model of farming requires ever-more herbicide use. Solutions to the prevalent use of glyphosate were also discussed.
Blood transfusions containing genetically engineered cells could be the future of countering germ warfare, according to new research sponsored by DARPA, which hopes modified blood cells could help neutralize biological toxins deployed against soldiers.
Latest drilling techniques for obtaining gas, which drill horizontally as opposed to the more traditional vertical drilling, shows a higher rate of leaking methane. Results suggest that hazardous leaks of methane could pose potential obstacles for drilling across the nation,
Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: active chemicals in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis and similar diseases. The active compounds, namely THC and CBD, are able to do so by inhibiting inflammation of the spinal chord and brain. “Cannabinoids, possess anti-inflammatory properties.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) tried to undo latest legally voted GMO labeling laws, but Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christine Schaller ruled the states’ case against the (GMA) will move forward, rejecting the GMA’s motion to dismiss the case on constitutional grounds.
Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward held a forum to discuss public concerns regarding white vapor trails in the skies. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) representatives Sherri Zendri and Beth Hager were on hand to answer questions from residents who claim planes are spraying chemicals.
Studies link breast cancer to aluminum poisoning. Women use antiperspirants filled with aluminum. Women suffering from cancer were found to have genotoxic cancer profiles, breasts were full of aluminum. Known to interfere with estrogen balance, cause DNA changes.
meat in the US labeled with country of origin, it now includes details, where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. The move is hailed by meat consumers meat industry opposed the measure. Country of Origin Labeling rule went into effect in May of 2013.
A document by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) contains misleading information, politically charged language to sway lawmakers into rejecting GMO labeling laws at state level. Monsanto campaign to convince public GMO labeling is unconstitutional.
Neonicotinoid insecticides, which have been widely blamed for colony collapse disorder among bees, are also killing butterflies, worms, fish and birds. National Centre for Scientific Research France: Threat to the productivity of our natural and farmed environment.
White House has created a bee task force. As the bee population dwindles neonicotinoids, a pesticide, is a culprit in the bee problem. Recommend bee-friendly gardens. These specific plants actually contain neonicotinoids contributing in a major way to the death of even more bees.
A recent decision by the company to phase out all GMOs and only source fair trade ingredients means many of these flavors will be changing, but where food transparency and integrity are concerned, these changes will be all positive.
Industrial facilities across the U.S. dumped more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into waterways in 2012, Tyson Foods Inc. alone dumped more than 18.5 million pounds—about 9 percent of the nationwide total. Waters have become a dumping ground for polluters.
Legislators in New York give final approval to a bill that will allow limited access to medicinal marijuana, making them the 23rd state to approve a medical marijuana law. Bill will allow state-approved patients access to edible and vapor extracts of marijuana, it will not allow them to smoke it.
Cancer Prevention Research journal: recent study indicates there is something in broccoli (and it’s sprouts) that can “rapidly” and “sustainably” detox airborne pollutants from the body. Diets rich in vegetables have long been known to reduce risks of chronic diseases including cancer.
92% of US citizens are asking their government to label GE foods, according to a new poll from Consumer Reports. Data for the poll came from several states, including Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and New York—where a vote pending considering mandatory labeling of GE crops.
Insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively global food production is at risk, As a result, creatures essential to global food production – from bees to earthworms likely to be suffering grave harm, the chemicals must be phased out.
Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ‘‘totally out of control. biggest and deadliest outbreak no good treatment or cure, is highly transmissible. Epidemic is now in a second wave. Has been spreading since spring in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
A plan to feed Australian dairy cows genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production has sparked concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers. Opponents of the scheme fear that GM grasses could contaminate neighbouring properties.
Brandon Coates, a quadriplegic manin Colorado, to have his case heard before US Supreme Court. The company he works for has zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use, fired him when test came positive for marijuana. His use of medical marijuana is in accordance with Colorado’s state laws.
With pressure from Food Babe and her followers, brewing company Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser, as well as MillerCoors (behind Miller Lite and Coors Lite) have agreed to publish all ingredients for some of their products online in an act of respectable transparency.
Obesity crisis costing UK health system millions as hospitals are buying more special equipment for large patients, includes special operating tables, beds, non-standard mortuary fridges. Reinforced beds, lifting equipment wheelchairs, commodes, crutches for larger patients, widening corridors.
Farmers across the nation have reported ill effects in their animals when fed GMO corn and soy feed, but with a simple change, often costing less, non-GMO feed is causing better animal health and less disease.
Jeff Watersdiagnosed with COPD. Eight years later, had to be rushed to ER during bout with bronchitis. After two months of using the oil, Jeff went off oxygen and pharmaceuticals he had been prescribed. He now walks two to five miles daily and claims cannabis oil has allowed him “to get his life back”.
Marketing a product that has virtually none of the ingredient featured on the label is grounds for being sued for false advertising, U.S. Supreme Court ruled in case involving Coca-Cola and pomegranate juice, contains only 0.3% pomegranate juice, 99.4% apple and grape juices.
Showed a power point presentation, passed out a deck of playing cards to students with Monsanto logo emblazoned on it. Told children how one farmer tried to get rid of Monsanto seed, stuff they spray on their crops, caused him great trouble. Warned against saving heirloom, organic seed.
Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents. US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses.
a nation bordering China and South of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, decided to become one of the first countries in the world to ban all GMO crops as well as the sale and importation of genetically modified organisms.
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