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Scientists talk of 'pandemic potential' after first confirmed human death from new strain of bird flu

February 5th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/scientists-talk-of-pandemic-potential-after-first-confirmed-human-death-from-new-strain-of-bird-flu-9107345.html

Pandemic potential of new strain of bird flu H10N8, scientists believe may have originated in wild birds, later spread to poultry, Concerns the virus has evolved so that it can transfer easily from birds to humans. Another bird flu strain, H7N9, infected 286 people since last year, causing 60 deaths.

In US, ‘Natural’ Food Label Means Nothing

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/In_US%2C_%E2%80%98Natural%E2%80%99_Food_Label_Means_Nothing/32650/0/38/38/Y/M.html

In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label “natural.”In America, no definition of “natural.” Consumer advocates threaten lawsuits against big food giants, alleging their claims are misleading and illegal.

Caution: GMO Non-Browning ‘Arctic Apple’ Coming Soon – Would you eat it?

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/biotech-serving-gmo-apples/

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) offering the latest GMO, named the Arctic Apple. The company will offer its first non-browning apple. claims that GMO foods are highly regulated, naming Health Canada and the US FDA as sources of responsibility for food safety.

Naringin (in Grapefruit) Reduces Cervical & Breast Cancer Tumors by up to 75%

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/naringin-grapefruit-reduces-cervical-breast-cancer-tumors-75/

Studies show how people suffering from cancerous tumors due to malnutrition and cachexia (high levels of inflammatory cytokines in their cells which causes weakening or severe illness) responded exceptionally well to treatment with naringin, a compound found in grapefruit.

Deputy drug czar reluctantly admits marijuana is less deadly than alcohol -Video

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/04/deputy-drug-czar-reluctantly-admits-marijuana-is-less-deadly-than-alcohol/

The deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy admitted Tuesday that marijuana was less deadly than alcohol, said marijuana was a dangerous drug even though it was not associated with deaths.

Pot buyers add more than $1M to Colorado tax coffers

February 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024443945

In the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, retailers say they have collected $1.24 million in tax revenue. Likely will exceed a quarter of a million dollars a day, putting it on pace to near $100 million annually. took in $39.9 million in sales,taxes from alcoholic beverages in fiscal 2013,

FDA Approves Digestible Pill Camera Created by Defense Contractor -Video

February 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/FDA_Approves_Digestible_Pill_Camera_Created_by_Defense_Contractor_/32614/0/0/0/Y/M.html

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a digestible pill (DP) called the PillCam , designed by Given Imaging, Ltd (GIL), an Israeli-based corporation that develops defense systems for military applications. Mini camera can take photos of the intestinal tract for an estimated 8 hours while recording.

Iran Giving Food Away to Millions for Relief

February 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Iran, Health

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/world/middleeast/irans-government-begins-handing-out-food-packages.html?hpw&rref=world&_r=1

Iran government started handing out food packages for millions of its citizens to help those with low income, try to lower inflation on food.Long lines , where food is distributed. Food package contains 20 pounds of rice two frozen chickens , three dozen eggs, two quarts of vegetable oil, two packs of cheese.

Rising Food Allergies Triggered by GMO Ingredients In 80% of Groceries?

February 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/02/rising-food-allergies-triggered-by-gmo.html

Food allergies have become more common or more intense over the past couple of decade, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac’s Disease, gluten intolerance, eczema, AH/HD and many more conditions with common underlying digestive and gastrointestinal triggers.

Medical Marijuana Users in Illinois to Forfeit Right to Bear Arms

February 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/medical-marijuana-users-will-forfeit-right-bear-arms/

Illinois allowing patients with over 41 medical conditions, including cancer, AIDS to legally smoke pot, new plan proposed by state officials Tuesday will require them to give up their Second Amendment rights the right to own a gun, also be fingerprinted, have a background check pay $150 a year for the right to smoke.

Chick-Fil-A Plans to Remove Dyes, High-Fructose Corn Syrup

February 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/chick-fil-plans-remove-dyes-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

Blogger Vani Hari exposed the entire ingredient’s list of a chicken sandwich from the restaurant. Over 100 ingredients including GMOs, MSG, refined grains, artificial colors,TBHQ, derived from butane. Representatives from Chick-fil-A confirmed they are working on improving, going through menu.

Underground Nuclear Explosion At Crippled Japan Atomic Plant Shocks World

February 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1729.htm

Two underground atomic explosions occur at Fukushima 31 December, the first measuring 5.1 magnitude in intensity, followed by smaller 3.6 magnitude explosion moments later. radiation from Fukushima will be 10-times bigger than all of the Radiation from the entire world’s nuclear tests throughout history combined

Mississippi town evacuated after train derailment spills flammable chemicals

January 31st, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/mississippi-train-derailment-chemicals-496/

Dozens of families were forced from their southeastern Mississippi homes Friday after a train derailed, tipping over cars carrying fuel oil and methanol and causing officials to grow concerned about another potentially deadly chemical spill.

Keystone pipeline won’t hurt environment much, US govt report says

January 31st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/keystone-pipeline-us-environment-report-495/

State Department took no position on the project, stopped short of recommending if the line should be built, claim the pipeline more environmentally sound than other options. Approval or denial of any single project unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction of oil, oil sands, or refining of heavy crude in US.

Hunter-gatherer European had blue eyes and dark skin

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25885519

Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had dark skin and hair, blue eyes. Two hunter-gatherer skeletons were discovered in a cave in mountains of Spain in 2006. Found that the early European was most closely genetically related to people in Sweden and Finland.

Private enterprise could help revive Soviet-era ‘sobering stations’

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/politics/russia-drinking-sobering-private-400/

Initiative to bring back ‘sobering stations’ has received support from Health Ministry .Activists insist only participation of socially-responsible businessmen can make such enterprises humane, effective. Objective was to save residents who had drunk themselves senseless from freezing to death.

Garlic Proven to Kill Brain Cancer Cells, Prevent Future Growth

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/garlic-proven-kill-brain-cancer-cells/

Medical University of South Carolina: organo-sulfur compounds in garlic can in fact kill brain cancer cells without disturbing healthy cells. cancer industry encourages “proven medical treatments” early as possible, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy.

Hundreds file lawsuit against makers of Fukushima nuclear plant

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/japan-fukushima-nuclear-lawsuit-416/

1,400 people filed joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns, seeking compensation of 100 yen ($1) each, say lawsuit meant to set new legal precedent on current regulations.

Medical marijuana touches off big debate in Sunshine State

January 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/30/medical-marijuana-touches-off-big-debate-in-sunshine-state/?intcmp=latestnews

In November, Florida voters will decide whether the Sunshine State will be the next laboratory of democracy to legalize medical marijuana. If 60 percent of voters go for it, doctors could prescribe marijuana for patients with "certain medical conditions" and "debilitating diseases.

Leaked! Food Lobby Threatens to Sue Any State that Tries to Label GMOs -Video

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/leaked-food-lobby-threatens-to-sue-any.html

Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, lobby group that represents 300+ companies intimidate legislators with threats of lawsuits should they attempt to back a GMO labeling law in their state. Companies that sell GMOs are doing everything they can to keep people from knowing it.

Medicare Semantics Can Cost Seniors Big Bucks

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/medicare-semantics-can-cost-seniors-big.html

Caution about certain words on hospital admission forms. “Inpatient” admission designation means a Medicare patient will not have to pay the hospital bill, only the deductibles or co-pays, depending upon the patient’s plan. Under Observation,” then the patient is liable for any rehab therapies the patient may need.

West Virginia official says residents are breathing cancer-causing agent after chemical spill

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/West_Virginia_official_says_residents_are_breathing_cancer-causing_agent_after_chemical_spill/32465/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A West Virginia state official told legislators on Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some residents are breathing in a cancer-causing substance due to the chemical spill that occurred earlier in January, breaking down into formaldehyde in the shower or in the water system, and they're inhaling it."

Snakebite victim charged $89,000 for 18-hour hospital stay

January 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/snake-bite-89000-162515519.html

A snakebite victim treated in North Carolina hospital received $89,227 bill for 18-hour stay. According to his bill, hospital charged $81,000 for a four-vial dose of the medication. He found the same vials online for retail prices as low as $750. Hospital reduced bill to $20,227 because of contract with insurer.

Canada threatens US with retaliation over meat-labeling mandate

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/farm-bill-meat-labels-309/

Agriculture bill in t United States drawing fire from Canada, which is threatening retaliatory action if the law’s country-of-origin labeling mandate earns enough support to go into effect. companies, such as Tyson, have decided simply to halt meat purchases from Canada due to the labeling mandate, costs.

Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/28/three-charged-vagrancy-act-food-skip-iceland

A man will stand trial next month after being caught taking some tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from the dustbins behind a branch of Iceland, taking the food because he needed it to eat and does not consider he has done anything illegal or dishonest in removing food destined for landfill.

Report: FDA allowed antibiotics in animal feed despite human health risks

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://world.einnews.com/article/187824385/b30AQS67om8ABh6Z?afid=777&utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Breaking+News%3A+world609-Wednesday

U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed dozens of antibiotics used in animal feed to stay on the market despite findings by its own researchers that the drugs will likely expose people to antibiotic-resistant infections, 18 of them pose a “high risk” of exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Climate change could lead to drastic increases in food prices over coming decades: report

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/climate-change-could-lead-to-drastic-increases-in-food-prices-over-coming-decades-repot/

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Climate impacts likely to lead to increases in prices of common foods over next few decades, Agricultural industry won’t be able to adapt fast enough to the shifting climatic patterns to prevent a decrease in production.

A sad first: Working people now need food stamps more than kids and elderly

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/a-sad-first-working-people-now-need-food-stamps-more-than-kids-and-elderly/

Working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients. low-wage job supplemented with food stamps is becoming more common for the working poor.”

Hong Kong culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 virus scare

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/28/hong-kong-culls-20000-birds-in-h7n9-virus-scare/

A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China. Traditionally Hong Kongers buy a live chicken for Lunar New Year celebrations with family, introduced widespread testing of imported live poultry.

Chilean Legislation Removes Mercury from Vaccines

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/chilean-legislation-removes-mercury.html

• Thimerosal will be banned from all vaccines for the most vulnerable segments of the population (children 0-8 years of age, pregnant women, and adults over 60 years of age).
• Trace amounts allowed for the rest of the population,

UK Fracking could be allowed under people’s homes without their consent

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/fracking-property-laws-change-254/

Government sources have admitted that they are considering overhauling UK trespass laws to make it easier to extract shale gas. Under the plans being considered by the government, fracking could take place under homes without owners’ permission.

Scientists find DNA of first-ever bubonic plague, warn of new outbreaks

January 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/dna-first-bubonic-plague-278/

Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first recorded bubonic plague and compared it to two later pandemics. New sophisticated strains of the disease that killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages could break out in future, they warn. 2,000 people a year get affected globally.

Utah Is Ending Homelessness By Giving People Homes

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2014/01/22/utah-is-ending-homelessness-by-giving-people-homes/

Utah reduced homelessness 78 percent, on track to end homelessness by 2015.figured out annual cost of E.R. visits, jail $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments.

Domino’s, McDonald’s, & Wendy’s Are All Feeding You A Chemical Used In Silly Putty

January 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/01/26/dominos-mcdonalds-wendys-are-all-feeding-you-a-chemical-used-in-silly-putty/

Polydimethylsiloxane applications of the chemical range from contact lenses and medical devices to shampoo and conditioners (making the hair shiny and slippery), caulking, heat resistant tiles, polishes, cosmetics, silly putty. The FDA approved chemical is classified as “non-toxic.

Shock Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

January 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://healthydebates.com/shock-study-soft-drinks-contain-cancer-causing-chemical/

Consumer Reports says that the caramel coloring additive that gives cola — and many other soft drinks — its brown color, can contain a harmful chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI, causes cancer in animal studies.

Compound found in marijuana shown to ‘turn off’ cancer

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Compound_found_in_marijuana_shown_to_%E2%80%98turn_off%E2%80%99_cancer/32336/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that a marijuana compound known as cannabidiol can stop metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers. Metastasis is the spread of disease from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part.

Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds and the Reason Will Surprise You

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Farmers_Abandoning_GMO_Seeds_and_the_Reason_Will_Surprise_You/32331/0/38/38/Y/M.html

growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry, say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable, get better yields, save money.

Medicaid's ability to take away people's assets makes people to withdraw their coverage

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_01_25/Medicaids-ability-to-take-away-peoples-assets-makes-people-to-withdraw-their-coverage-0781/

Medicaid can take away a house and other assets from people.This fear makes some people defer from signing in, advocates are pressing the Obama administration to cancel the condition regarding the new Medicaid members.

Monsanto’s Bt-Toxins Found to Kill Human Embryo Cells

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-bt-toxins-found-kill-human-embryo-cells/

BT toxins are showing up in pregnant women,killing human embryo cells. Bt toxins are prominent in genetically altered crops such as corn, soy, wheat, and others, called Cry1Ab – and they can be lethal.

Ban: Hawaii First State to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

January 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/hawaii-first-state-ban-plastic-shopping-bags/

Honolulu County became the last of the state’s counties to ban the bags, completing the state’s ban as a whole, according to NBC News. Retailers have three years to get rid of their supply and come up with alternatives. Retailers will have to switch to reusable bags or paper bags that are at least 40% recycled.

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