The first living organism to carry and pass down to future generations an expanded genetic code has been created by American scientists, paving the way for a host of new life forms whose cells carry synthetic DNA that looks nothing like the normal genetic code of natural organisms.
Customers in Uruguay now can buy up to 10 grams of marijuana a week at a price of about $0.90 per gram, according to long-awaited regulations for the country’s legal cannabis market signed Tuesday. Low price established to compete with black market marijuana distribution from Paraguay.
The first cannabis-dispensing machine in Canada has begun operating in Vancouver, following first machine installed in US state of Colorado. The difference? The Canadian machine doesn’t ID you. Sold in quantities slightly bigger than an eighth of an ounce (3.7 grams), machine only accepts cash.
Currently 21 states where marijuana is legal, Utah passed bill to legalize medical marijuana that utilizes extracts of THC at less than .03%. Nine other states have pending legislature to pass medical or recreational marijuana in 2014.
Lazio Regional Administrative Court in Italy has refuted an Italian farmer’s request to freely sow biotech corn seeds, citing precautionary principle which allows governments to take protective measures to protect human health and the environment without having to wait for possible risks to be realized.
Implanted medical microchips by 2017 will be able to deliver drugs, including routine birth control – all through wireless communications. Currently, drug reservoir chips can be implanted under the skin, delivering pharmaceuticals won’t be controlled by you but by ‘medical professionals.’
FDA has decided to approve a whole new list of foods for radiation treatment. substantial body of evidence that irradiated foods are not healthy for human consumption. Irradiated food can make the body’s ability to absorb nutrients very poor.
Activists wanted to be heard at National Organic Standards Board Meeting (NOSB). discussing integrity of organic foods arrested after protest against watering down organic standards by USDA and Obama political appointee’s, reduce determinations which allow synthetic ingredients in food.
After months of regular visits by citizens to city council meetings, Dallas City Council decided last week to stop water fluoridation. Perhaps it was economic incentive. Citizens continuously probed council members about why they would fluoridate city water when it has been proven dangerous to health.
DPA, or diphenylamine, banned by European officials, toxin on American apples and pears. DPA sprayed on apples to prevent “storage scald”, darkening of fruit’s skin after months of cold storage. Banned in European Union in 2012, producers couldn’t answer questions about safety.
Jay Carney press secretary asked about number of Obamacare premium payments that have been made, total number of people actually covered. "We dispute their numbers. We don't have hard, concrete numbers, but we dispute them," don't have the answer, dispute answer anyone else has.
30 years of research found Monsanto’s RoundUp could be causing blood cancers in the lymph glands, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Studyfound glyphosate responsible for fueling breast cancer by increasing number of breast cancer cells through cell growth and cell division.
Florida gave a green light to Cannabis oil, the non-psychoactive components of the marijuana plant that can be used to treat seizures and pain in multiple diseases. HB 843, sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar), passed a 15-3 vote, allowing CBD-only Cannabis oil in the state.
EcoWatch, USC Canada, a non-governmental agency, is working to create a stronger domestic seed industry through the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. Their hopes are that the initiative will help protect against the negative effects of climate change on food security.
Number of GMO-free countries growing – especially in Europe. Bavarian Environment Minister, Dr. Marcel Huber, signed GMO Free agreement in Brussels, with President of European GMO Free network, and Environment Minister for the Marche region of Italy.
World Health Organization (WHO: world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, common infections and minor injuries treatable for decades can once again kill,” The new resistance has capacity to strike anyone, any age, on a global scale. Organization’s first ever global report on antibiotic resistance.
President of the Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) Volodymyr Klymenko: we propose the legalization of the use of GM seeds, which had been tested in the United Stated for a long time, for our producers. Monsanto winner of US State Department 27th Annual World Food Prize in 2013.
Milind Pande; ophthalmologist: Red wine can protect the eye muscles from age-related deterioration.“A diet, rich in vitamins A, C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin and essential fatty acids may also help. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults
Los Angeles county prosecutors have accused two former sheriff’s deputies of planting weapons at a legal pot dispensary in an attempt to establish grounds for arrest. Multiple offenses, from obstruction of justice to perjury. CIA caught smuggling much worse drugs. Reputation for corruption.
Tuberculosis (TB) is making a strong comeback, among immune challenged. Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC researchers: Vitamin C, killed TB bacterium, multi-drug resistant MDR-TB and XDR-TB strains. Vitamin C is widely available.
If the economy really is "getting better", then why are nearly 50 million Americans dealing with food insecurity? In 1854, Henry David Thoreau observed that "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation".
Canadian government passed new laws this month regarding production and distribution—allowing for any licensed company to grow and ship their product to patients. The laws also banned patients from growing their own.
Vermont is being hailed as a national leader following its passage of a law requiring foods that contain genetically-modified food to be labeled, the first "no-strings-attached" legislation passed in the United States, signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlin.
Arctic University of Norway has detected “extreme levels” of the biotech giant’s RoundUp herbicide in our food, researchers found high levels of RoundUp on 70 percent of genetically engineered soy plants. Studies have proven there are ‘anti-nutrients’ in GM food.
A dentist pulled 28 healthy teeth from a 23-year-old man’s mouth for no good reason, and charged more than $5,000 to a credit card belonging to the man’s mother, according to a lawsuit. One of the teeth, the lower right first molar, had a treatable abscess.
Research from the Medical University of Graz and published in PLoS ONE: Vegetarians were Twice as likely to suffer from allergies, had 50 percent greater risk of heart attacks and cancer. higher incidence of chronic disease, impairment from disorders, and more anxiety and depression.
The juice is 99.4 percent apple and grape-derived, contains 0.3 percent pomegranate, 0.2 percent blueberry juice. Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice is 100 percent pomegranate. Food and Drug Administration allows food companies to name beverages according to flavor rather than content.
"Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed," Louis Allstadt, former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, said during a news conference in Albany called by the anti-fracking group Elected Officials to Protect New York.
First Russia, Tasmania, and Mexico say no to Monsanto and now, the Netherlands have passed a similar ban, determined to keep Glyphosate-laced herbicides away from the general public. Citizens of the Netherlands have been expressing their concern over glyphosate chemicals.
The Russian government will postpone the introduction of certifying genetically-modified seeds for another three years, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday during his annual report before the country's lower house of parliament.
Thousands of people flooded the streets of Canadian cities in protest calling for legalization of marijuana. inspired by government promises and easing of cannabis policy in Uruguay and some US states. Rallies, dubbed ‘420’, annual day of celebrating cannabis culture – April 20.
Those who can't smell the carbon dioxide ravaging the earth for hedonistic profit - enabled by federal and many state and local governments - will find out that just because you can't smell global warming does not mean that it is not brewing a cauldron of devastation just over the horizon.
China refused five total shipments of GM crops in just a month – all of it coming from the U S. Chinese Minister of Agriculture unable to issue safety certificate unless these strict scientific proofs utilized. Three shipments of US GMO corn without safety certificates, approval documents destroyed.
Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.
A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine research: royal jelly helps maintain blood sugar levels, controlls oxidative stress. May prevent, reverse Type 2 diabetes. “After royal jelly supplementation, blood glucose decreased. Royal jelly; secretion from honey bees, nurtures larvae, queen bees.
Florida couple challenge the state when they were told they would be fined $500 simply for having a vegetable garden on property they owned for over 20 years. Florida officials claim it was an eyesore
Vermont Senate votesf 26-2 for a bill that would require GMO labels on food products. Governor Peter Shumlin has shown signs of the likelihood of signing. FDA relies on testing done by biotech companies and food producers - not independent, impartial sources.
France parliament passed law prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain adopted at EU level. If any strain of GM crop is adopted in the future at EU level it will be banned in France.
Study published in journal Biomedical Research International: Roundup herbicide 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. Pesticides contain adjuvants, kept confidential, called inerts. Inert adjuvants up to 10,000 times more toxic than glyphosate.
Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology study: animals and humans who consume GMO foods with glyphosate chemicals, main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp have high levels of glyphosate in their urine. People who eat organic foods, have lower levels of glyphosate in their urine.
Following two separate rulings to ban GMO, Monsanto made an official request for the removal of Judge Jaime Manuel Marroquin Zaleta. The country is currently resisting Monsanto’s attempt to grow GM maize in one of its most important crop zone.
A bill that would require soft drinks and sugary sodas to feature warning labels has advanced in California. The new bill would require these drinks to feature a label warning about the high sugar content and it’s potential connections to diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay.
2.5 million residents of a major city in west China have been ordered not to drink its tap water after the supply was contaminated with dangerous level of benzene, a carcinogenic substance. Panic buying of bottled water broke out in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province.
Suspension of the toxic main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, glyphosate, demanded by the Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District. Most commonly used herbicide in Brazil, and negatively affects numerous crops, as well as human and ecosystem health.
Aspartame may be disguised as a new name in your favorite foods – aminosweet. Made using genetically modified bacteria, has been shown to cause harm to human health, may cause blindness, cancer, and brain tumors.
"Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas aimed at overriding bills in two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. Bill prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.
Modified citrus pectin (MCP) cannot treat cancer once it begins, this natural substance that occurs in pulp of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, can keep cancer from metastasizing (spreading). MCP is a preventative medicine for cancer, not a curative one, proven to be very effective.
Obama administration requesting another $774 million for Obamacare “outreach” and advertising in the 2015 budget. on top of $684 million they this year and $52 million on ads with athletes and celebrities. total over $1.5 billion. Obama: “We didn’t make a hard sell.
Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in yeas, largely due to changes under the Affordable Care Act, average rate at which premiums are growing fourfold. Over three months, the rate doubled.
A court in France fined a Burgundy winemaker €500 after he refused to use pesticides on his vines
Emmanuel Giboulot was taken to court by agriculture ministry for not regularly treat vines against a leaf-hopping insect that causes disease. Had faced jail for six months and a €30, 000 penalty.
Obamacare, cuts Medicare funding by some $500 billion through reduced compensation to doctors and hospitals, $200 billion in cuts to Medicare Advantage, Affordable Care Act a handout to insurance companies, attack on social programs, pretext for companies to drop health insurance coverage.
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation in US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess, backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states passing laws requiring labeling of genetically-modified foods. Bill linked to Monsanto and Koch Industries. War against“right to know” labeling.
California Senate Health Committee passed SB 1381 this past week which would require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Second attempt to pass GMO labeling legislation, will now move on to either the Senate Judiciary or Agriculture Committee, to be determined by the Rules Committee
Soviet Union used mental illness for repression. American Psychiatric Association Listed as new mental illnesses above-average creativity, cynicism, oppositional defiant disorder or ODD: disobedient, hostile defiant behavior, questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, easily annoyed.
He pointed out that with current government regulations, it wasn’t certain how much genetically altered food or seed had already entered Russia. WTO is a bug pusher of genetically modified crops. Biotech companies currently trying to dominate agriculture, have undue influence, power over world industry.
President Obama said his fellow Democrats should "be proud" of their efforts to pass Obamacare. That would include its effects of canceling plans, cutting workers' hours, raising premiums and losing doctors.
Frankincense: herb grown in Oman, east of Saudi Arabia. Used medicinally for thousands of years for several ailments. International laboratory research shows frankincensel oil shut down cancer cells without harming healthy cells. 17 active ingredients. 100 plus natural cancer solutions.
Groesfaen, town near Wales, waters of nearby quarry turned orange, vile smell began emanating from stream in the quarry. Residents, owner of quarry requested investigation. Monsanto found to be illegally dumping cancerous PCBs, dioxins, Agent Orange from plant in into the Groesfaen’s water supply.
Bronwyn Delacruz of Alberta with school science project Geiger counter tested radioactivity of seafood—mostly seaweed. Was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination. Canada stopped testing seafood for radiation.
Google: small ingestible microchip allows access to insurance companies, government agencies, personal information, bank account, tracking capability, even control our minds. Health Care (Obamacare) law requires RFID chip implanted in all of us by 2017.
National Institute for Health is licensing a Rabies based Ebola vaccine produced by Exxell Bio. Recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa, which potentially has already spread into North America via Canada. Government contracts to increase capacities at CDC Quarantine Stations
Evacuees have mixed feelings about returning, thinks government using residents as "guinea pigs" to test if larger returns possible. Flailing authoritarian regime, crashing economy, demographic collapse with no options. Government: children were getting sick because they were not going out enough!
70 people died from Ebola virus in Guinea in recent weeks, officialsshut down country’s border, already spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Fatality rate of 90%, Government bans bat soup, fear a person incubating Ebola travelling through an international airport, infecting people from around the globe.
The court unanimously ruled to annul a decision, previously passed by the Technical Committee on National Security (CTNBio), that would have allowed Bayer’s transgenic, GMO corn, called Liberty Link, to infiltrate the agricultural landscape of the country.
Heinz called to task over “all natural” claim on its bottles of white vinegar. Plaintiff Debbie Banafsheha: Heinz Distilled White Vinegar can’t be considered natural because it’s made with GMO corn. Heinz doesn’t say its vinegar is made with non-GMO corn, claims the ingredients are “all natural.
City and county meeting assembled in Albuquerque to discuss the fluoridation of the community’s water supply. Heavily protested by doctors, dentists, and parents, city decided to continue dumping fluoride into the municipal water, delaying a vote to ban fluoride which should happen this Spring.
British Medical Journal: Exposure to cell phone towers alters brain function in alarming ways, causing a lack of concentration, irritability, difficulty sleeping and lack of appetite. The closer a person lives to a cell tower, the greater the severity of their symptoms regardless of race, income level and other demographics.
GMO food label bill passed by the House awaits a final O.K. by the Senate. Dairy would be excluded from the bill, currently there is no GMO dairy in Vermont. Monsanto legal challenge could end up costing state $5 million, potential reimbursement for a victorious plaintiff – Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta.
NYT reports in “Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids. Takes aim at the supplement industry, pointing out that it lacks government regulations in the same manner that drugs do. Doesn’t discuss what accounts for 80% of drug-related injuries, drugs like Tylenol.
A non-toxic, fermented wheat germ shown to halt aberrations in cells that which makes ‘good’ cells turn cancerous. Fermented wheat germ, Avemar (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) made by standardized, patented process, inhibits interference in enzymatic activity.
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa ordered Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the benefits of GM crops, including a “healthier environment” and more food sustainably. According to the ASA, the claims made of genetically engineered crops are unsubstantiated.
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.
cannabis oil may be the solution for Lyme disease. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated substance that’s extracted and reduced from large amounts of cannabis with a beneficial balance of THC and othe cannabinoids. Available in states that allow medical marijuana.
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.
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.
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.
Larry Basich bought plan, Nevada Health Link insurance exchange payed premiums since November. No confirmation he had insurance. Nevada Health Link said he is enrolled, UnitedHealthcare said he wasn’t in their system, heart attack. $407,000 medical bills that no insurer is covering.
Proposed rule change allow insurance companies to keep an additional two percent of premiums for purposes other than medical care, reduce amount insurance providers will be required to pay for people’s medical care while increasing the amount companies allowed to retain for profit, executive pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado Department of Revenue: collected $1.4 million from a 10 percent sales tax on marijuana, as well as $416,690 from the state’s normal 2.9 percent sales tax. Another $195,318 came in through an excise tax. $14 million in total retail marijuana sales for January.
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.
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.
Here are two basic facts to remember about the health care system in the United States. First, there is the high cost, as noted in a 2012 report on PBS: How much is good health care worth to you? $8,233 per year? That’s how much the U.S. spends per person.
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.
California Democrats voted overwhelmingly to add marijuana legalization to the state party’s official platform. Issue not expected to be put up for a vote during2014 midterms. Instead, advocates have decided to wait until 2016, when a larger percentage of the population is engaged with the national election.
Georgia, lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a measure that would allow children access to the non-psychoactive liquid cannabis derivative, would make it legal to possess prescribed cannabidiol (CBD), which does not contain THC, or the psychoactive component in marijuana.
Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.
Pollen crucial to health of bees. Bees crucial to the health of plants, therefore humans. Research shows commonly–used pesticides destroying bees’ ability to carry pollen, their only source of protein 75% of world’s crops require pollination by insects. Bees the biggest pollinators, bee populations are falling.
. Justin King, chief executive officer of UK grocer J Sainsbury Plc, says that ‘most people aren’t against GMO,’ but that they just need to be convinced genetically modified and transgenic crops are good for them. Significant minority vocally and vehemently against it, vast majority tcould be persuaded.
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
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