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.
colon cancer, dietDid you know that a diet high in dairy might just increase colon cancer survival? New research by the American Cancer Society, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reveals that a diet rich in dairy products may slightly prolong the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer.
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.
Beer ingredients are a secret not required by the FDA to disclose them, MillerCoors company caught deceiving the public over use of corn syrup from genetically modified corn. means you are financially supporting Monsanto, the most-hated corporation in the world, most evil commercial entity on planet.
Merck was aware of a popular drug's impact on bones but still pushed it on doctors and patients. It has been a decade since Merck's "super-aspirin" Vioxx (rofecoxib) was withdrawn from the market after a study showed it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Protesters sporting shirts with slogans like “Defend our children from overseas poison, “I refuse Cola for Russia, lining up plastic bottles of coke dropping in pieces of Mentos candy to chemically erupt a three-foot-high caramel-colored fountain.
Cannabis Conference was put together by a nonprofit organization called My Compassion, of patients and educators who promote the positive effects of marijuana when used against various diseases, including cancer and multiple sclerosis.
A bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware would allow adults to possess marijuana. Republicans are voicing opposition, calling marijuana a “pathway to greater drug use. Governor Jack Markell says he is open to discussions. 20 other states have decided to weaken penalties.
This decision will result in a complete stall of all supply and sale of GM seeds in Pakistan, especially those which are altered with high pesticide and herbicide resistance. Considering that these crops have elsewhere been found to cause super bugs, super weeds, and human and animal illnesses,
The key last-ditch safety device that failed to prevent the 2010 BP oil spill remains problem for some offshore drilling. U.S. Chemical Safety Board details multiple failures, improper testing of blowout preventer, blames bad management. Found faulty wiring, dead battery, bent pipe in the device.
Russian lawmakers advocate creation of an international UN agency not only to strictly control the turnover of GMO products worldwide, but with a top priority mission to scrutinize how consuming GMO foods would affect human health in the long run.
Over 90% of the crop varieties grown a century ago are no longer used in this country; many aren’t even maintained in seed storage facilities. 6 companies in the world have patented most of the seeds grown in the entire global agricultural market. Our food diversity is crumbling
House voted 219-189 in favor of an amendment from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) that, if signed into law, will prevent the DEA from using federal funds to go after medical marijuana patients and providers in jurisdictions where state law says pot can legally be prescribed.
New York is about to become the 23rd in our nation to legalize medical marijuana with the passage of the Compassionate Care Act (A. 6357-B/Gottfried) passed with a bipartisan vote of 91-34. Next up is a senate vote to pass this bill after the fifth time a marijuana bill has been presented to the Assembly.
Enraged Muslims in Malaysia have called for a holy war or Jihad to be waged on UK confectionary Cadbury after traces of pig DNA were picked up in their chocolates. As a result of the complaint, the company has pulled two of its products from Malaysian shop shelves.
Jeffrey Raber, chemist Werc Shop, a medical cannabis testing firm in Pasadena, Calif: marijuana could be contaminated with pesticides, unregulated industry is delivering sometimes-toxic products to clients. medical marijuana is more regulated, less likely to be sprayed n with pesticides.
Over-dependence on antibiotics has helped bacterial evolve capable of resisting conventional drugs designed to kill them. Susan M. Meschwitz PhD: The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.”
If you find yourself in a creative slump, scientists have a solution: take a walk. People generate more creative ideas when they walk than when they sit, according to a new research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.
80,000 toxic chemicals that are unregulated and untested by independent scientific bodies, approval by agencies like the EPA. Companies are free to put these untested, carcinogenic, toxic chemicals in any product they wish without government oversight.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to ban organic farming, by making it impossible for farmers to use their own organic compost. FDA restrictions would also make burdensome rules for growers.
We all know we should wear sunscreen. Whether or not we do -- or do so correctly -- is a horse of a different color.
Surveys reveal that people with disabilities consistently report a good quality of life, says Tom Shakespeare. So why is it often assumed they are unhappy.
A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant.
Red wine may have effects on teeth beyond giving them a funny hue: A new study suggests it could also have potential in warding off cavities.
Colorado is reporting 10,000 new jobs, all from the legalization of both recreational and medical marijuana, doesn’t include jobs created by medical marijuana sales. $40 million in tax revenue in the first year. The state now enjoying one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation – 6%.
Public health experts are warning that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger as they can unleash pandemic.
Scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers. Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. to begin dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come.
Banks and investing houses Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank, HSBC Bank, among others, consolidating control over water. Buying thousands of acres of land with aquifers, lakes, water rights, water utilities, all over the world.
It took over 3 years for the Vermont organic farmers to draw attention of the government officials and lawmaker and to implement the first food labels law.
Canadian proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility less than a mile from the Great Lakes coming under heavy fire from Michigan lawmakers and environmental groups attempting to stop the project. Storage sites more than 2,200 feet underground to store 53 million gallons of nuclear waste
Ethiopia College of Medicine at the University of Gondar: A combination of ginger powder extract and honey are so effective that they inhibit the growth of superbugs like MRSA, E Coli, and even the bacteria that causes Pneumonia.
As demand for food soars, and as the worldwide consumption of fish has doubled in the last few decades, the focus these days is on the Blue World approach, placing the emphasis on conservation of stocks and sustainable fishing practices, balancing management of aquatic stocks with equitable benefits for those living in coastal communities.
Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet. dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month. Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world? More than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend.
France’s love of anti-depressants, sleeping pills and other prescription medication has reached new heights according to figures showing one in three adults in the country use some form of psychotropic drug.
Bosnian foreign minister: Over a quarter of Bosnia's 4 million people have been affected by the worst floods in the region in more than a century. Natural disaster has left more than 100,000 houses and buildings unusable and around one million people without clean water supplies.
North Carolina legislators considering bill would make it a crime to publicly disclose toxic chemicals energy companies use in hydraulic fracturing, offenders on the hook for fines or jail time. Unauthorized disclosure of fracking trade secrets including chemicals used a Class I Felony,
American Chemical Society; new evidence the herb cilantro, an ingredient in salsa and Asian dishes, can help to leech toxins from water. Simply eating cilantro is known to help purify the body of numerous toxins, but now, adding the herb to tap water can help to get rid of toxic chemicals lurking within it.
Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: organic farms that sell produce would be impacted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration new rules, would place restrictions on everything from compost to livestock to water. Many organic farmers will be forced out of business.
US Preventative Services Task Force is telling primary care physicians throughout the country. As a ‘cavity-fighting’ measure, are supposed to coat emerging teeth in a baby’s mouth with fluoride, painting it on as a varnish. Fluoride accumulates in their bodies.
Hernando County, Florida were debating spending $800,000 in tax-payer money to fluoridate water few months ago. This is what it would cost to put leftovers from phosphate fertilizer, semiconductor industries into everyone’s water. They decided against fluoridating the water supplies.
In more than 30 years in politics, Bobby Starr had never seen anything like it.The Vermont state senator, a Democrat, represents a remote, rural district on the Canadian border.
Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists. Samsung: apology does not mean it concedes a link between chemicals used in its chip factories and cancer, other diseases.
More cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus, or MERS, may be surfacing in the state of Florida, with two health workers now reportedly showing symptoms as of early Tuesday.
Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals Tylenol, Excedrin, NyQuil, Theraflu, and prescription painkillers Vicoden and Percocet all contain acetaminophen. This ingredient has forced almost 80,000 ER (emergency room) visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and around 500 deaths annually.
Common chemical additives found in sunscreens, food packaging, toothpaste and toys can harm sperm and may affect the fertility of some couples, scientists say. Tests on 96 ubiquitous and supposedly non-toxic substances found that nearly one third disrupted the way sperm functioned,
McDonald’s purchases over 3.4 billion pounds of USA-grown, pesticide-laden potatoes every year. Pesticide drift causing residents that live near potato fields to develop serious chronic health issues, many farmers have lost their livestock to pesticide-induced illness.
Participants who ate an 80% organic diet had 89% less pesticide residue in their urine compared to eating conventionally grown produce after only a week long change in diet. Consumption of an organic diet for one week signiﬁcantly reduced pesticide exposure.
USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), small farmers and large organic producers fought over what organic label should mean. There are exceptions what is and isn’t allowed in USDA certified organic produce. small farmers and “Big Organic” in dispute on how to handle these exceptions.
In real world it means that small farmers will be put into debt to Monsanto, so they can grow (until they go bankrupt) GMO food crops. Eventually these small farms will become part of even bigger corporation.
Researchers at Harvard University found rising levels of CO2 are affecting human nutrition by reducing levels of very important nutrients in food crops, predicted 2050-levels of CO2 in wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans significantly reduce the amount of iron, zinc, and protein in the crops.
Why Monsanto and other GMOs companies would like to learn a new product. Marijuana may be next major GMO crop. Company plans to manipulate “medical marijuana.”Pharmaceutical mafia can create transgenic strains with ability to produce more active compounds which are patented.
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.
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