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Far out: Scientists have successfully developed glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/far-out-scientists-have-successfully-developed-glow-in-the-dark-pigs-using-jellyfish-dna/

Scientists in China have successfully bred glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA. Researchers at the South China Agricultural University announced last month that they had successfully engineered 10 piglets that glowed green under a black light. Could help create more cost-effective medicines, therapies.

USDA goes forward with herbicide-resistant GMO seeds

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/usda-gmo-dow-seeds-152/

New herbicide-resistant, genetically modified corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D, a widely used weed killer that’s commonly known as one of the ingredients in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.

California Installed More Rooftop Solar In 2013 Than Previous 30 Years Combined

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3110731/california-rooftop-solar-2013/

California doubled its rooftop solar installations last year from 1,000 megawatts (MW) to 2,000 MW. , it took California over 30 years to build the first 1,000 MW of rooftop solar. As record numbers of homes and businesses go solar, utility companies growing uneasy about the threat it poses to their business.

Colorado Pot Sales Hit $1M

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014687495

Colorado marijuana dispensaries raked in $1 million on the first day of legalization. Marijuana was on sale at 24 stores, most located in Denver. Marijuana is legal with a doctor's note in 18 states.

Oregon spends $300 million to achieve 44 total signups for Obamacare

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/043379_Obamacare_Oregon_insurance_signups.html

the state's healthcare exchange touted as a model for Obamacare, But after signing up only 44 people throughout the month of November - at a cost of $300 million if that is "success," then maybe Oregonians don't want to know what failure looks like (or costs).

Nuke Fears: US Government Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/nuke-fears-us-government-orders-14-million-doses-of-potassium-iodide/

The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide, the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, to be delivered before the beginning of February.

Marijuana shoppers flock to Colorado for first legal recreational sales

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/01/colorado-first-recreational-marijuana-sales

Stores across Colorado selling joints, buds other pot-infused products to customers from across United States. Turning point in drug war. State regulations insist every marijuana plant must be tracked from seed to sale, 400,000 of 2m tags sent in the post did not reach all stores in time. allowed to sell regardless.

Original Cheerios to go GMO-free

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014687084

General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. But the boxes will say that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process,

The World According to Monsanto -Video

January 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/010114.html

"Sixty to seventy percent of the foods in US supermarkets. "Patents on seed are illegitimate because putting a toxic gene into a plant cell is not "creating" or "inventing" a plant. These are seeds of deception — the deception that Monsanto is the creator of seeds and life, strategy to strangle the food supply.

Over 100 Synthetic and Non Organic Substances Approved for Organic Food Use -Video

January 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://sorendreier.com/over-100-synthetic-and-non-organic-substances-approved-for-organic-food-use/

In a video revealing some scary facts about products labeled as organic, Mark Kastel, the Senior Farm Policy Analyst at the Cornucopia Institute, states that over 100 synthetic substances, as well as non-organic additives, are currently approved for use in organic foods.

China Says 8 Million Acres Of Farmland Now Too Polluted For Food

December 31st, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/30/3108211/china-polluted-farmland-food/

An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops, according to a Reuters report from Beijing. Ministry of Environmental Protection:“moderate to severe pollution.”

GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain

December 31st, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28998.cfm

Grassroots activists are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labeling laws and county bans on growing genetically engineered crops. GMO labeling laws are the cornerstone of the anti-GMO movement, demanding outright bans on the growing of GMO crops.

China bans government officials from smoking

December 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014684639

The Chinese government has banned its officials from smoking in public as part of an effort to limit smoking throughout the country. China has the largest number of smokers in the world. "Smoking by some party officials endangers public health, also damages the image of the party and the government."

U.S. Uses 40 Tons of Antibiotics a Day Just to Grow Food

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._Uses_40_Tons_of_Antibiotics_a_Day_Just_to_Grow_Food/31568/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The United States consumes more than 50 tons of antibiotics a day—80% of which is not used for humans. About 40 tons goes to promote agricultural production, such as giving antibiotics to cattle and chickens.

California Attorney General: Legalizing Marijuana Would Save Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars A Year

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/29/3106761/california-marijuana-legalization-fiscal-benefits/

If a proposed ballot measure succeeds, California may become the third state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. By the state’s estimate, legalization would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year and generate about the same amount in new tax revenue.

LAPD deploys drug detection swab test at sobriety checkpoints

December 28th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/portable-drug-test-lapd-902/

The Los Angeles Police Department has announced plans to ramp up use of a portable tool that checks for drug use, beginning with a New Year’s Eve crackdown on intoxicated drivers. Officials cited increased medical marijuana use as a main justification. State supplied LAPD with swab testing tool.

Mystery Oil Spill Turns Miles of Trinidad's Beaches Black

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/mystery-oil-spill-turns-miles-trinidads-beaches-black

Environmental Management Authorityunable to ascertain the source, immediate concern was protection of life and the environment. Gary Aboud, president of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, told IPS that the only solution was to shut down all oil production in the area.

Japan's seafood industry fails to convince consumers that their produce is safe -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/japans-seafood-industry-fails-convince-consumers-their-produce-safe

Japan's seafood industry says it's blighted by contaminated catches - nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster polluted surrounding land and waterways. They can't convince customers their fish is safe.

Healthcare.gov Can’t Verify Barack Obama’s Identity -Video

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/healthcare-gov-cant-identify-barack-obama-staff-attempts-sign-obamacare/

His personal information is not in particular government data bases. So healthcare.gov could not actually verify his identity. How he can be president without verifying his data.

Big Food Companies Push to Label Genetically Modified Products as “Natural”

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Big_Food_Companies_Push_to_Label_Genetically_Modified_Products_as_%E2%80%9CNatural%E2%80%9D/31446/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Food companies who use genetically modified (GMO) ingredients want permission from government to stamp their products with the word “natural.” Grocery Manufacturers Association asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve plan, any food containing GMO could be sold as “natural.”

Video of Spanish police beating up women in peaceful protest goes viral

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/spanish-police-beat-women-708/

The women were protesting draft bill that restricts the right to abort, only allowing the procedure in cases of rape, health risk. Officers unprovoked, knock down a number of women and beat them with their truncheons. Protest itself was peaceful.

The Top 6 Worst Foods for the Earth

December 23rd, 2013
Categories: Science, Health

Link: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/top-6-worst-foods-earth/

Fast Food,Processed Food,Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs),Sugar,White Bread

Local Man Denied Coverage Through Affordable Care Act for Pre-Existing Condition -Video

December 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.fortwaynehomepage.net/story/local-man-denied-coverage-through-affordable-care/d/story/o1aaBRvOYEOUF5ODOBEwdA

Affordable Care Act is supposed to help people that have pre-existing medical conditions, there are at least 22 people in Indiana with kidney failure that are not going to be able to get supplemental insurance coverage due to their pre-existing condition.

Who Says Obama Hasn’t United the Country?

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/366828/who-says-obama-hasnt-united-country-john-fund

Obama administration suddenly moved to allow hundreds of thousands of people who’ve lost their insurance due to Obamacare to sign up for bare-bone “catastrophic” plans. It’s at least the 14th unilateral change to Obamacar. Fix is supposed to last only a year.

Marijuana Compounds Found to ‘Protect Nervous System’ Against MS

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/marijuana-compounds-protect-against-ms/

Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: cannabinoids in the plant can help treat multiple sclerosis-like diseases by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. Being used, legally or otherwise, by countless people for the treatment of pain and muscle stiffness associated with inflammation.

French company implants first artificial heart

December 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/French_company_implants_first_artificial_heart/31377/0/38/38/Y/M.html

France has implanted its first artificial heart into a patient. French medics said that a male patient was awake and responding well following Wednesday’s ground-breaking operation at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris.

White House lifts Obamacare mandate for people whose insurance was cancelled due to Obamacare

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/obamacare-mandate-cancelled-loose-insurance-573/

Obama administration announced individuals who suffered a cancellation of health care coverage due to Affordable Care Act’s new requirements will be “temporarily” exempted from the individual mandate. Americans whose coverage was cancelled qualify for individual mandate’s “hardship exemption.”

Brazil Poised to Legalize GMO “Suicide Seeds”

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/brazil-poised-legalize-gmo-suicide-seeds/

Brazil is preparing to legalize genetically modified seeds that are said to prevent proliferation of GMOs by making the second generation of them sterile. If the second generation of seeds is infertile, farmers are forced to buy more at each planting, making them even more dependent on the seed giants.

Canada Post boss to seniors: The walk to your community mail box will be good for your health

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Canada_Post_boss_to_seniors%3A_The_walk_to_your_community_mail_box_will_be_good_for_your_health/31333/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Canada Post suggest seniors benefit from eliminating door-to-door delivery, would get exercise walking to community mailboxes. Canada Post president: must implement plan immediately or lose millions of dollars a day. “We have no time to waste, we must act now, act with a sense of urgency.

Nine states propose 16 anti-fluoridation bills in 2013 to protect public against poison

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nine_states_propose_16_anti-fluoridation_bills_in_2013_to_protect_public_against_poison/31314/0/38/38/Y/M.html

States and municipalities all across the country rethink their official water fluoridation policies. According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), some 16 pieces of legislation across nine states were introduced or passed just within the past year to protect the public against this pervasive poison.

‘Taking food from the hungry’: UK govt rejects EU food bank subsidy -Video

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/uk-refuses-eu-help-467/

Britain’s Conservative government is facing a wave of criticism for refusing up to $36 million in EU food aid. The decision has prompted accusations the government is sacrificing the needs of the poor in favor of championing an “anti-EU ideology.

Florida Couple Forced to Dig Up 17-Year Old Organic Garden

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/florida-couple-forced-dig-17-year-old-organic-garden/

Florida couple dug up the garden after appearing twice in front of the Code Enforcement Board and facing $50 fine each day the garden remained, there are also reports that they have filed a lawsuit targeted at overturning the zoning regulation that made their garden a battleground.

Spent Fuel Moved At Unit 4, 88 Total Removed

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11957

Another cask of spent fuel has been transferred to the common pool from unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. This makes a total of 88 assemblies removed from the pool.

Can’t keep your doctor? This poor guy can’t even keep his seeing eye dog! -Video

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/cant-keep-your-doctor-this-poor-guy-cant-even-keep-his-seeing-eye-dog_122013

Have to put the dog up for adoption since his health insurance will no longer cover the cost. Williams said he would “definitely keep” Orlando if he had the money. “The dog saved my life. Do it now or The Curmudgeon will put YOU on his Christmas list. You don’t want to be there.

Fracking could be allowed in Britain without owners notification

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_19/Fracking-could-be-allowed-in-Britain-without-owners-notification-7386/

New law in Britain, fracking could be done under homes of people without their knowledge. Companies not obliged to notify of gas drillings. Gas companies could skip sending letters to residents about drilling beneath their properties. Instead will have to publish the information in the local newspaper

TED, Monsanto, Pseudoscience and GMOs

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/TED%2C_Monsanto%2C_Pseudoscience_and_GMOs/31277/0/0/0/Y/M.html

People who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience.” Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes, reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.

Scientists find evidence that BP oil spill killed dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014676286

US scientists connected BP oil disaster to dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico, found direct evidence of toxic exposure. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, other health effects in dolphins in BP spill areas. Diseases consistent with oil exposure.

SF Supervisors Propose Ban On Plastic Water Bottle Sales

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014676259

Legislation to address the excess waste created by plastic water bottles. Would initially apply only to events that have access to adequate on-site water, Trash collectors pick up 10 to 15 million single-use plastic water bottles each year in San Francisco.

Ex-BP engineer convicted on 1 obstruction charge

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014676413

The first criminal trial produced by the Justice Department's sweeping probe of BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ended Wednesday with a jury convicting a drilling engineer of trying to obstruct investigators by deleting text messages from his cellular phone. Acquitted of second count.

Chemicals Found In Water At Fracking Sites Linked To Infertility, Cancer

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/17/3073851/chemicals-fracking-water/

An analysis of water samples from hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ sites found the presence of hormone-disrupting chemicals. The chemicals have been linked to infertility, birth defects, and cancer. 750 chemicals reported to be used in fracking operations.

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