We are about to enter August. And that’s a special month in India. Each year, on the 15th, the country commemorates the anniversary of independence from Britain. To mark the occasion, official public celebrations take place in Delhi with flag waving and fly-pasts, and the corporate media is awash with patriotic sentiments. Behind the scenes, however, agriculture, the very heart and soul of the nation, will continue to be restructured for the benefit of foreign interests, raising the question: just where does the notion independence sit with such a policy?
The WHO has already declared that five of the major chemical herbicides used to grow GMO crops are either likely or definitely cancerous, yet the USA still makes secret trade deals that would allow biotech to push their genetically modified ‘food’ on Americans who don’t want to eat it.
Amy’s Restaurant completely packed with long lines in the dining area and drive-thru, reported wait times of 15-20 minutes, can barely keep up with demand. Pays workers a living wage with health benefits; believed to be the first vegetarian fast food restaurant.
Children 18 months old having multiple rotten teeth pulled out, parents feed toddlers soft drinks. Dentist Rob Beaglehole:" pulled several teeth from 18-month-old, treated 2-year-old, had been drinking Coke from baby bottle, child's teeth dissolved down to gum line and bleeding. Extracted 11 teeth from 3-year-old, parents let him drink Coke to "keep him happy".
Dean Wharmby daily chugged 7-8 energy drinks, gorged on fatty foods, burgers, pizza, bacon sandwiches; took steroids to bulk up. Died of liver cancer; age 39. Fatty foods can cause a condition: non-alcoholic steotohepatitis, can lead to liver failure, cancer. Energy drinks linked to 184,000 deaths globally since 2010.
Scientist says unexplained mass whale deaths off Alaska island may remain a mystery — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales… 10 fin whales [and] eight humpback whales… scientists speculate the animals might have eaten something toxic…
New study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs cause more overdoses and deaths than all illegal drugs. According to government’s own statistics, on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, deaths relating to pharmaceutical drugs rose to23,000 last year, over half of total overdose deaths in the country.
Officials in city of Corpus Christi, Texas, did not warn its residents of E.coli contamination in water supply until several hours after confirming it at 9 a.m. on Friday – 7.5 hours after establishing the bacteria’s presence. Under state law, the city had until 9 a.m. to issue the warning.
Recent study from Germany found that 16 mothers in several different areas of the country tested for high levels of glyphosate in their breastmilk. Moms Across America, Sustainable Pulse study found 3 out of 10 moms tested had levels ten times higher allowed in drinking water.–Monsanto own test through Washington State University,found American mothers’ breast milk glyphosate-free.
Senior U.S. health officials squelched Food and Drug Administration proposal that would curb dentists' use of mercury fillings in cavities, one of the planet's nastiest toxins because it attacks the central nervous system, after a cost-benefit analysis by officials at the Department of Health and Human Services. Consumer lawyers pressing government to ban the compounds, as Denmark, Norway and Sweden have done.
House Agricultural Committee approved measure that bans mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, prevents cities and counties from banning GMO crops in their jurisdictions. Several counties in California and Oregon already have bans in place, threatens those restrictions. Paves way to preventing companies from telling you their food is GMO free.
GM soy is toxic to kidneys, liver, and reproductive system, almost 90 percent of soy grown in the US is genetically modified. DNA fragmentation increased significantly after rats fed GM soy Chromosomal, aberrations were observed.
According to a new study. Nuking your food in a Tupperware container unleashes a slew of toxic chemicals into the food, some of which cause insulin resistance and high blood pressure, two factors in diabetes. Even when unheated, the chemicals enter the body at small doses; Dr. Leonardo Transande, professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. “Heating enhances contamination.”
If your food isn’t certified organic, you’re consuming toxic food. Monsanto’s Round Up ‘pre-harvest’ spraying guide meant for conventional farmers recommends they spray crops just three days prior to harvest, they don’t just mean on GMO crops. Monsanto recommends spraying for: Wheat, Oats, Non-GMO Canola, Flax, Peas, Lentils, Non-GMO Soybeans, Dry Beans, Sugar Cane.
FDA calls MSG ‘generally recognized as safe,’ though the ingredient has been found to cause skin rashes, itching, hives, vomiting, asthma, heart irregularities, seizures, chest pain, nausea, weakness, and especially headaches and migraines, among other health issues.
SERMO represent 358,000 members, all verified and credentialed physicians. doctors primarily in the United States and Canada, network expanding to include global community. Of all doctors asked if GM foods should be labeled, 68 percent thought people should have right to know what is in their food.
Dr. Farid Fata admitted to falsely diagnosing patients with cancer, treating patients who did require treatment, over treating genuine cancer patients; pled guilty to fraud, lying to patients and insurance companies. Received $62 million from medicare. Many suffer permanent side effects due to overtreatment with chemo, hydration, iron infusions, blood transfusions, steroid injections,radiation treatments. Possibile 175-year prison sentence, his attorneys want that lowered to 25 years.
Past five years have seen the most growth of organic food demand, so high, it has surpassed current domestic supply. Many organic U.S. farms closed down due to lawsuits against them by Monsanto. U.S. was once biggest exporter of organic food; now spends more than $1 billion per year to import it, mostly from European Union (EU).
if a company decides a food additive it wants to use is safe, then it’s safe; case closed. All the company has to do is declare that the additive is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) without any involvement from the FDA.
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services: Thousands of dentists implicated in questionable Medicaid bills for excessive, needless services to low-income children. Twenty-four services per day is average; two dentists averaged more than 500; one dentist provided 1,658 services in a single day. One dentist performed nineteen root canals—in addition to twenty-one other services on five year old child. Most children this age have twenty teeth.
World Health Organisation: Cuba first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan: "Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible, a major victory in fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, important step towards having an AIDS-free generation."
According to investigators Scotts had included two toxic pesticides banned for use in bird seed — Storcide II and Actellic 5E, in its products in order to save money while storing them, for a period of over two years, ending with a voluntary recall in March 2008. The chemicals were added to protect them from insects; to protect profits.
Monsanto, Pfizer and Pharmacia, will have to defend themselves in court for allegations made by plaintiffs that the corporations’ manufacture of PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, caused lymphohematopoietic cancer. The lawsuit was filed in a St. Louis County Circuit Court, and Monsanto is a lead defendant. Monsanto manufactured PCBs from the 1920’s until 1977, when they were limited by government agencies.
Austin Regional Clinic, largest healthcare provider network in Central Texas region serving close to half a million residents issued new guidelines their facilities will no longer take children as patients if they have not been vaccinated.
chemicals that we’re exposed to in our daily lives are often approved by the government under the assumption that they’re safe in small doses, even over a long period of time. Agricultural workers, farmers and surrounding communities are exposed to a mix of chemicals, the combined, or “synergistic,” effects at a more extreme level.
A new scientific review has found that there’s no real evidence linking water fluoridation with cavity prevention. This research was published in a federal government medical journal; Environmental Health Perspectives. Harvard researchers: “The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas.”
Big Food and Big Ag firms, spread misinformation about safety of industrial agriculture practices, discredit value of organic foods growing popular demand. Sale of organic products skyrocketed $35 billion in 2013. Industry PR professionals promoting messages to defend industry profits and win critical national policy battles, stem growing tide of consumers seeking healthier food.
Fukushima Friends nonprofit organization which facilitates trips to Hawaii for Fukushima radiation refugees: every single person that comes has reaction soon as they come here. nosebleeds, dizzy, ashen in color, diarrhea, eye problems.
In an effort to expand its business after glyphosate was declared likely carcinogenic by the WHO, Monsanto has announced that it will focus on an alternative herbicide – dicamba. While the EPA only considers dicamba to be ‘mildly toxic’ thus far, and it has been used since the 1960s, research does link the chemical to colon cancer and lung cancers.
After testing 16 women from different regions all over Germany, the Green Party has found that traces of the chemical glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Round Up, are appearing in breast milk at ‘intolerable levels’ that could harm a developing baby and the mother.
German study in 2008 gives some direction to those wishing to prevent colon (and other) cancers, revolves around utilizing potent anti-cancer compounds found in various whole foods. Another study stated that folate supplementation reduced the reappearance of polyps to 36%, down from 82%.
After evaluating the insecticides gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), all widely used agricultural chemicals since before WWII, World Health Organization’s specialized agency dedicated to cancer research found all three chemicals to be carcinogenic.
Letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin from Grocery Manufacturers Association: companies could be fined $1,000 a day per unlabeled item that mistakenly ends up on store shelves. Corporations represented by the GMA can’t figure out how to print the letters “GMO” on American food packaging have no problem doing it in the 64 countries that require it.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, announced at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: Russia WILL NOT use GM crops to boost agricultural production. Good quality of soil across Russia’s land will allow the country to use other technological advances in agriculture. Russian products will be “one of the cleanest in the world.”
“Now the Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of publishing a report suggesting that EMF is linked with the development of various cancers. And at one point, someone within the agency had considered an even more drastic step — classifying low-frequency electromagnetic fields as probable cancer-causing agents in the same rank as dioxin or PCBs.”
A chemical has been found in popular toothpaste Colgate, which has been linked to cancer and other illnesses. This compound is called Triclosan, used in deodorants, hand sanitizers, antiseptic, laundry detergent.
Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged this week Monsanto’s Agent Orange herbicide sprayed over 4.5 million acres across Vietnam during the conflict—is responsible for health ailments in as many as 2,100 veterans. It had previously denied such allegations. The United States government will pay $45 million in disability benefits over ten years to compensate Air Force reservists and active-duty forces who were exposed to Agent Orange.
California lawmakers passed a mandatory vaccine bill (SB277) which removes parental exemptions – making it so parents couldn’t refuse or delay vaccines. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that State lawmakers behind bill SB277 have ties to the makers of vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave current members of the Legislature more than $2 million.
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