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Medical marijuana now legal in Australia

February 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.hangthebankers.com/medical-marijuana-legal-australia/

The Australian parliament passed new national laws paving the way for the use of medicinal cannabis by people with painful and chronic illness; put medical cannabis in the same category as restricted medicinal drugs such as morphine. Amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act permit legally-grown cannabis for the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products in Australia. Recreational cannabis cultivation and use remains illegal with state-based criminal laws still in place.

Feds Seek “Mental Health” Testing of All Children, Adults

February 25th, 2016
Categories: Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/feds-seek-mental-health-testing-of-all-children-adults/

. Panel advising Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders, particularly depression. Anyone found to harbor any alleged mental disorder, including children as young as eight, should undergo “therapy,” including powerful psychotropic medications that experts say have dubious value with well-documented and highly dangerous side effects.Your ObamaCare plan will be forced to pay for it, whether you want it or not. The list of “illnesses” is subjective and constantly expanding as psychiatrists vote to create new ones.

Farmers in Kona, Hawaii Hit Monsanto with Lawsuit

February 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/kona-hawaii-farmers-file-suit-against-monsanto-62544/

Two South Kona coffee growers have reportedly filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the company lied about the possibility for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Round Up, to cause cancer. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages, including compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, and court costs.

Your Radiation This Week No 44

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/02/20/your-radiation-this-week-no-44/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,501 CPM, 312.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. MIA 5 Yr High
1,405 CPM, 281 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,,385 CPM, 277 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,369 CPM, 273.8 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,339 CPM, 267.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,335 CPM, 267 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,288 CPM, 257.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,287 CPM, 257.4 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,257 CPM, 251.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,198 CPM, 239.6 Times Normal, Fresno, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,166 CPM, 233.2 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,161 CPM, 232.2 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,149 CPM, 229.8 Times Normal, Memphis, TN. Beta, Gamma.
1,136 CPM, 227.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,090 CPM, 218 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,076 CPM, 215.2 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,046 CPM, 209.2 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,036 CPM, 207.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,006 CPM, 201.2 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.

Demand for Organics Shows *No Sign of Slowing* After Double Digit Growth

February 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/demand-organics-growing-double-digit-growth-63748/

Organic food sales $37 billion annually, up 12% from a year ago, trend shows no sign of slowing. Top food retailers in the US, including Costco, Kroger, Walmart and Target, have expanded their organic food offerings in recent years due to the forecasted growth.organic sales have grown to 5% of the ENTIRE food market.

Nestle is Pumping Millions of Gallons from the Great Lakes for Free While Flint Pays For Poison

February 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nestle_is_Pumping_Millions_of_Gallons_from_the_Great_Lakes_for_Free_While_Flint_Pays_For_Poison/49115/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Flint residents are not only still being charged for their poisoned water, but they’re being charged higher rates than almost anywhere in the country, pay $864 a year for water that is making them sick, more than double what most Americans pay for water. Multi-billion dollar corporation Nestle has been pumping millions of gallons out of Lake Michigan for free; they receive 13 million dollars in tax breaks to do so.

Executives Get One Month In Prison For Massive Chemical Spill That Poisoned WV Water Supply Environment

February 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.trueactivist.com/executives-get-one-month-in-prison-for-massive-chemical-spill-that-poisoned-wv-water-supply/

The incident occurred in January of 2014 when the company spilled a coal cleaning agent into the Elk River in Charleston. The chemical ended up getting funneled into the drinking water for nine different counties. After the incident, the company was fined $900,000, but they declared bankruptcy quickly after the spill so the executives were able to avoid this.

Video: Doctors Who Discovered Cancer Enzymes in Vaccines All Found Murdered

February 19th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/video-doctors-who-discovered-cancer-enzymes-in-vaccines-all-found-murdered_022016

Epidemic of doctors being murdered, most of which were in Florida, U.S. The scientists all shared a common trait, they had all discovered that nagalase enzyme protein was being added to vaccines which were then administrated to humans. Nagalese is what prevents vitamin D from being produced in the body, which is the body’s main defence to naturally kill cancer cells.: Nagalase is a protein that’s also created by all cancer cells.. It’s also known to cause Type 2 Diabetes.

A Full Year After Washington D.C. Legalized Marijuana, Still No Place to Purchase It

February 18th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/no-place-purchase-marijuana-washington-dc-68601/

It’s been a full year since Washington D.C. legalized marijuana, ignoring House Republicans that were strongly against it. But congressional conservatives continue to ban pot sales in Washington, D.C. Congress, which has oversight over D.C., blocked pot sales through a spending bill rider. Possession is still prohibited on federal land, which is roughly 20 percent of Washington, DC. Despite this, sales of home growing equipment are booming.,

France Says “Glyphosate Could Be Carcinogenic to Humans”

February 17th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/france-glyphosate-carcinogenic-humans-61849/

France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) suggests that glyphosate is likely a category 2 carcinogen, meaning it is cancerous to human beings. ANSES believes the classification of glyphosate should be rapidly reviewed by the European Chemicals Agency.

Your Radiation This Week No 43

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/02/13/your-radiation-this-week-no-43/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT AMOUNT TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,652 CPM, 330.4 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,562 CPM, 312.4 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,399 CPM, 279.8 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,293 CPM, 258.6 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,277 CPM, 255.4 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,232 CPM, 246.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,179 CPM, 235.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,175 CPM, 235 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,163 CPM, 232.6 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,152 CPM, 230.4 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,136 CPM, 227.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,120 CPM, 224 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,089 CPM, 217.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,053 CPM, 210.6 Times Normal, St George, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,050 CPM, 210 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,034 CPM, 206.8 Times Normal, Billings, MT. Beta, Gamma.
1,034 CPM, 206.8 Times Normal, Reno, NV. Beta, Gamma.
1,021 CPM, 204.2 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,021 CPM, 204.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Fresno, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,018 CPM, 203.6 Times Normal, Champaign, IL Beta, Gamma.

50-Year-Old Man Cures Lung Cancer With Cannabis Oil, Stuns CBS News

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/50-year-old-man-cures-lung-cancer-with-cannabis-oil-stuns-cbs-news.html

Darren Miller diagnosed with “incurable inoperable” lung and pericardial heart sac cancer. The doctors told him he had about a year to live, but could opt to undergo chemotherapy to extend his life decided to supplement his chemotherapy treatments with cannabis oil.. Seven months later, Darren is officially cancer-free and has the hospital documents to prove it.

Water quality official warned Flint, Michigan was not prepared for switch to Flint River

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/16/flin-f16.html

Mike Glasgow, Laboratory & Water Quality Supervisor for the City of Flint, warned eight days before the switch, in an April 17, 2014 email to Adam Rosenthal of the Michigan Department of Environmental Qualityl warning that the city’s water plant was not prepared for the planned switch to the Flint River on April 25, 2014 and could not monitor the safety of the water on time..

In Michigan, Sanders Slams Government That Has Money for War, Not for Flint

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/16/michigan-sanders-slams-government-has-money-war-not-flint

Sen. Bernie Sanders: community of Flint is the "canary in the coal mine" in a country that has seemingly endless money to spend on wars in the Middle East, but cannot afford to protect its citizens or rebuild its aging infrastructure.

Farmers Can Receive Grants to Move to Organic Farming

February 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/farmers-grants-states-organic-farming-68309/

North Dakota and Minnesota have both started grant programs., ranging from $750 to $1000, help farmers to transition to organic crops. The money can be used for everything from soil testing to education on how to grow food in a sustainable way. . Farmers would ditch GMOs along with their toxic pesticides and herbicides. The aim is to boost acreage of organically-grown crops.

The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways

February 15th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/34829-the-department-of-defense-is-the-third-largest-polluter-of-us-waterways

Environment America crunched the numbers" in an effort to reveal largest polluters of American waterways; top-15 list may surprise you. AK Steel Holding Corp first-place, meat marketer Tyson Foods second;, nearly half the entities on the list were food producers. According to the analysis, US government specifically the Department of Defense (DOD) third largest water polluter in America, dumped 63,335,653 pounds of poison into waterways from 2010-2014. The data was compiled using numbers from Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program.

Russia: American Corn And Soybeans Unfit For Human Consumption

February 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://yournewswire.com/russia-american-corn-and-soybeans-unfit-for-human-consumption/

Russia’s safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has officially announced on Wednesday that American producers have failed to meet Russian biological standards, and that their corn and soybeans are “unfit for human consumption”.“Since the products shipped from the United States pose a real threat to Russia, and the US guarantees are not valid, we reserve the right to introduce temporary restrictions on imports of US corn and soybeans,”

FOIA Request: U.S. Base Released 21,000 Liters of Chemical Agents into Okinawa Drinking Water Supply

February 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://anonhq.com/49136-2/

A recent drinking water contamination in Okinawa may have been caused by a series of accidents at Kadena Air Base, which led to the release of a minimum 21,000 liters of fire extinguishing agents over the period of 15 years. Chemicals were allowed to flow into nearby waterways and the ocean, U.S. military officials chose not to report the incident to Japanese authorities, or the affected residents.

Emails Indicate Flint Lead Tests Withheld from Public at Snyder's Command

February 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/11/emails-indicate-flint-lead-tests-withheld-public-snyders-command

Emails obtained by the Flint Journalt hrough the Freedom of Information Act, suggest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told state officials to suppress lead testing results, both from local health officials and the community, while they figured out how to present the information to the public.

Global Ban on Glyphosate Called for by Portuguese Medical Association President

February 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/glyphosate-ban-protuguese-medical-president-68491/

President of the Portuguese Medical Association, José Manuel Silva, is calling for a worldwide ban on Big Ag’s most used herbicide, glyphosate. World Health Organization’s Cancer research arm, the IARC, called glyphosate ‘probably carcinogenic; State of California move to force Monsanto to label Round Up bottles with a carcinogen warning..

Japan’s environment minister denies mocking radiation fears of Fukushima residents

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/09/national/politics-diplomacy/japans-environment-minister-denies-mocking-radiation-fears-fukushima-residents/#.Vruz5lK4xVe

Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa came under fire Tuesday for what opposition lawmakers called an insensitive gaffe that appeared to ridicule the fears of people in Fukushima Prefecture over radiation exposure:“There are always those ‘anti-radiation’ people, as you may call them, who are worried about radiation no matter how low the levels are; went on to attack the government’s official goal of reducing contamination near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant to an annual dose of 1 millisievert, calling it a “scientifically groundless” figure decided by her Democratic Party of Japan predecessor.

While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/While_the_Children_in_Flint_Were_Given_Poisoned_Water_to_Drink%2C_General_Motors_Was_Given_a_Special_Hookup_to_the_Clean_Water/48799/0/38/38/Y/M.html

General Motors went to Gov. Snyder him and complained the Flint River water was causing their car parts to corrode when being washed on the assembly line so he spent $440,000 to hook GM back up to the Lake Huron water, while keeping the rest of Flint on the Flint River lead-filled water.

Russia to Replace US Soybean Imports With Deliveries From Latin America

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160210/1034540852/russia-us-soybean-imports.html

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said that Russia is planning to substitute imports of soybeans from the United States with deliveries from the Latin American countries as the US produce does not meet Russian food safety standards.

Russia to Replace US Soybean Imports With Deliveries From Latin America

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160210/1034540852/russia-us-soybean-imports.html

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said that Russia is planning to substitute imports of soybeans from the United States with deliveries from the Latin American countries as the US produce does not meet Russian food safety standards.

Russia bans American corn and soybeans

February 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/332004-russia-us-soy-corn/

Starting February 15, corn and soybeans from the US will no longer be welcome in Russia, announced the country's food and safety watchdog on Wednesday,. failed to meet Russian biological standards. The US exported 300,000 tons of soybeans to Russia from January to October last year.

Monsanto to pay $80 million in SEC settlement over Roundup earnings

February 9th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141342792

Monsanto Co (MON.N) will pay $80 million to settle civil accounting violations after it allegedly misstated its earnings in connection with its top-selling Roundup product, U.S. securities regulators said on Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission also said that three accounting and sales executives have also agreed to settle charges in connection with the case.

Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Criminal Investigation Into Rick Snyder For Poisoning Flint

February 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.politicususa.com/2016/02/05/bernie-sanders-calls-for-federal-criminal-investigation-into-rick-snyder-for-poisoning-flint.html

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a federal criminal investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration after it was revealed that the Snyder administration knew of a potential link between a Legionnaires' disease outbreak and the water in Flint, Michigan.

Monsanto Exposed as Source for White Phosphorus Used in Gaza Massacre

February 7th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/02/monsanto-exposed-as-source-for-white-phosphorus-used-in-gaza-massacre.html

Their genetically modified (GM) crops have not increased yields, despite claims to the contraryt they have : 1) encouraged monoculture, industrialized farming, 2) smothered out the sustainable, non-GM farmer, 3) waylaid beneficial insect populations and aquatic habitats with Bt toxins, 4) caused the emergence of several superweeds, 5) increased the use of chemical herbicides, notably Roundup, and 6) undertaken a giant human heath experiment with GM foods. Monsanto supplied U.S. government with Agent Orange used to decimate vast swaths of tropical rainforest; white phosphorus (WP) for incendiary weapons, some of this white phosphorus was used in Israel’s invasion of Gaza in 2008,

Zika virus: More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia are infected, President says

February 7th, 2016
Categories: World, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141340072

More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, according to President Juan Manuel Santos, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. In Colombia, there are so far no recorded cases of Zika-linked microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly, but there are 25,645 people infected with the disease, Mr Santos said..

Russia considering tax on junk food

February 6th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/business/331402-russia-tax-junk-food/

6.6K
The Russian government is thinking of adding palm oil, soda and potato chips to the list of excisable goods: part of a plan to get Russians eating a healthier diet as well as boost tax revenues, supported by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.The list could also include any goods with an excessive fat or sugar content. "Such measures are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the ways to fight against overconsumption of sugar and diseases linked to it.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Top Officials Knew of Flint Water Link to Disease Surge 10 Months before Snyder Told Public

February 5th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/gov-rick-snyders-top-officials-knew-of-flint-water-link-to-disease-surge-10-months-before-snyder-told-public-160205?news=858229

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show. When he disclosed the spike in Legionnaires' cases on Jan. 13, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. But emails obtained by Progress Michigan through public-records requests show Snyder's own office was aware of the outbreak since last March.

Flu epidemic kills over 190 in Ukraine — health ministry

February 4th, 2016
Categories: Health

Link: http://tass.ru/en/world/854590

Over 3.2 million people got infected with flu in Ukraine, the figure grew by 65,000 only in the past 24 hours. Some 50% of those infected are children under 17. The epidemic thresholds are exceeded in 19 of 27 Ukraine’s regions.

Bernie Sanders Calls Out US Policy on GMOs, Slams Monsanto - Video

February 4th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/bernie-sanders-calls-out-us-policy-on-gmos-slams-monsanto-63753/

Sanders helped to pass legislation that protects family-owned farms, with the Farm Bill in 2014. He also supports allowing states to require labels on foods containing “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs) based on the consumer’s right-to-know

Rejected: Country in West Africa Refuses GMO Bt Cotton

February 3rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/burkina-faso-refuses-bt-cotton-ruin-biotech-africa-63019/

In a move that will likely upset Biotech’s long-term plans for Africa, the African country Burkina Faso has abandoned genetically modified Bt Cotton crops in order to phase out inferior quality GM crops for non-GM crops.

Instead of Drugs or Surgery, This Holistic Doc Prescribes Healthy Food

February 3rd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/holistic-doc-prescribes-healthy-food-farmacy-stand-67848/

Dr. Garth Davis in Houston, Texas makes eating right the foundation for people’s health.
instead of prescribing an infinite number of expensive pharmaceutical drugs to his patients, teaches his patients about diet and lifestyle changes that can lead them to better health.

More than 1 million in US face food stamps cutoff

February 2nd, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/02/snap-j01.html

A Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) report last month predicted 500,000 to 1 million people would be cut off of SNAP benefits in 2016 due to the return in many areas of a three-month limit on benefits for unem

Not Science Fiction: Biotech Industry Pushing 'GM 2.0' Across Europe

February 2nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/02/not-science-fiction-biotech-industry-pushing-gm-20-across-europe

Biotech lobbyists are staging a "below-the-radar attack" on European regulations, attempting to have new genetic modification (GM) techniques excluded from rules that impact the environment, food safety, and consumer choice, according to a new report from the Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). Corporations like Bayer, BASF, Dow Agrosciences, and Monsanto, are essentially trying to circumvent Europe's relatively strict regulation of GM organisms, which includes a mandated assessment of health and environmental risks, as well as labeling

2 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open the Doors in New York

February 2nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-doors-new-york-68080/

Two Long Island medical marijuana dispensaries have opened to the public on Friday.. New York recently joined 22 other states, as well as Washington, D.C., that will allow patients to legally have access to medical marijuana. Tightly-regulated dispensaries are cropping up across the state, but it has been a slow process.

Americans are eating themselves INSANE... causes of mental insanity identified in factory foods

February 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/052812_heavy_metals_mental_insanity_food_supply.html

Chemical contamination and heavy metals pollution driving human minds to clinical madness. The reason society is insane at every level is rooted in the consumption of toxic heavy metals through food, water and other environmental sources much like the Roman Empire which fed its people water that was, unbeknownst to them, poisoned with lead.

Judge Tells ChobanJudge Tells Chobani to Pull Misleading Ads Calling Out Dannon and Yoplaiti to Pull Misleading Ads Calling Out Dannon and Yoplait

February 1st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/chobani-court-pull-ads-dannon-yoplait-68186/

Generally recognized as safe” was the basis for a federal judge’s decision on January 29 to order Greek yogurt-maker Chobani to stop airing ads that insinuated that competitors’ products were “unsafe or harmful” and contained chemicals used to kill bugs or clean swimming pools. Judge David Hurd, U.S. District Court for Northern New York called the ads “misleading ordering Chobani cease advertising implying that Dannon products “are unhealthy because they contain chlorine and that Chobani products, including Chobani Simply 100 Greek, are healthy because they do not contain chlorine.”

U.K. Town Moves Forward with Fluoridated Milk for Children

January 31st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/01/u-k-town-moves-forward-with-fluoridated-milk-for-children.html

January 18, the Blackpool Council approved a plan to introduce fluoridated milk to school children via the town’s free breakfast program. The proposal will allow for children to opt out and requires the schools to provide non-fluoridated milk. Studies found that children in the town have “lower than normal” levels of fluoride.

Your Radiation This week No 41

January 31st, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/30/your-radiation-this-week-no-41/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [4]

COUNT LABEL AMOUNT TIMES NORMAL TIMES NORMAL CITY, STATE TYPE OF RAD
1,551 CPM, 310.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,436 CPM, 287.2 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,285 CPM, 257 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,238 CPM, 247.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,233 CPM, 246.6 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,213 CPM, 242.6 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,170 CPM, 234 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,166 CPM, 233.2 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,133 CPM, 226.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,111 CPM, 222.2 Times Normal, Salt Lake City, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,098 CPM, 219.6 Times Normal, Mason City, IA. Beta, Gamma.
1,071 CPM, 214.2 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,070 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,070 CPM, 214 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,068 CPM, 213.6 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,018 CPM, 203.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,006 CPM, 201.2 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,005 CPM, 201 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.

NRA’s data shows contamination level in Tokyo tap water higher than Fukushima by 24 percent

January 30th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://fukushima-diary.com/2016/01/nras-data-shows-contamination-level-in-tokyo-tap-water-higher-than-fukushima-by-24-percent/

According to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), Cs-134/137 density in Tokyo tap water is 24% higher than Fukushima. The report was released on 10/30/2015, titled as “Readings of radioactivity level in drinking water by prefecture” to cover from July to September in 2015. From this report, only 0.0015 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 was detected in Fukushima drinking water. Cs-134 was not supposed to be detected.

This quote from Rick Snyder’s emails says everything you need to know about Flint’s water crisis

January 30th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/this-quote-from-rick-snyders-emails-says-everything-you-need-to-know-about-flints-water-crisis/

The Republican governor released some staff emails on Jan. 20, showing that he was well aware that Flint citizens were slowly being poisoned following a decision by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to force them to live with lead-tainted water including one dated over two years ago completely blacked out by the governor’s advisers over both pages.

21 Lawmakers Push Veterans Affairs to Allow Medical Marijuana

January 30th, 2016
Categories: Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/lawmakers-push-veterans-affairs-medical-marijuana-68079/

Nineteen Democrats and two Republicans, including Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada, a physician and Army Reserve brigadier general who chairs the House Armed Services personnel panel, want a new policy that “removes barriers that would interfere with the doctor-patient relationship” in states where medical marijuana is legal.

Weed-Killing Robot Developed: No Herbicides Needed

January 29th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/weed-killing-robot-developed-no-herbicides-needed-68375/

According to Bosch, the robot is about the size of a small car, and uses the same type of laser-radar vision system that Google’s self-driving cars use to navigate the world. Using artificial intelligence, it is shown pictures of leaves of weeds and undesirable plants, then goes after them.

Japan studying disposal of highly radioactive waste under seabed

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/26/national/japan-studying-disposal-highly-radioactive-waste-seabed/#.VqqXV1K4xOb

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has started work on identifying the technical challenges of constructing a disposal facility under the seabed for highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel. The government would be able to skip potentially tough negotiations with landowners if it decides to build a disposal facility under the seabed..

Flu Outbreak Kills 107 People in Russia – Health Ministry

January 28th, 2016
Categories: World, Health

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160128/1033855856/russia-flu-death-toll.html

An influenza outbreak has killed 107 people in Russia over the past three weeks, with most death cases attributed to its H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu; Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova.

Kids' lead levels high in many Michigan cities

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/01/27/many-michigan-cities-higher-lead-levels-flint/79438144/

Lead ontinues to turn up in thousands of children across the state, at percentages well above the numbers that raised red flags in Flint. Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.

Zika virus could see 'explosive' growth & affect 4M people, WHO warns

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, World, Health

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/28/zika-virus-to-affect-up-to-4-million-people.html

The Zika virus, blamed for thousands of deformities in babies in what is a growing crisis across Latin America, could see “explosive” growth and affect up to 4 million people globally, experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. "The level of alarm is extremely high," cases have been reported in 23 countries and territories in the (Americas) region.

WHO Calls for an Emergency Committee on Zika

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141328830

Jan 28, 2015 (GENEVA) The World Health Organization (WHO) director has called for an emergency committee to respond to Zika virus spread in the Americas. There has been an observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations, such as small brain sized at birth. WHO believes that this might be related. The first case was reported last may by Brazil, and since it has spread to many of the nations in the Americas. The United States has seen a few cases, imported by people who have travelled to affected areas.

The Real Cost: 81% of Dollar Store Products Contained These Hazardous Chemicals

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/81-percent-dollar-store-products-toxic-62956/

After testing 164 dollar-store products, researchers found that over 81% (133 of 164) contained at least one hazardous chemical that was present in high enough concentrations to raise serious health concerns. Stores like Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and 99 Only were all culprits – selling the public items like toys, jewelry, and personal care supplies that contained carcinogenic, or otherwise hazardous chemicals.

War and the destruction of social infrastructure in America

January 28th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/28/pers-j28.html

As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues to occupy national headlines in the United States, scientists and environmental officials have revealed a dirty secret of American life: the poisoning of drinking water with toxic chemicals is not unique to Flint, Michigan, but takes place all over the country. Counties in Louisiana and Texas, as well as the cities of Baltimore, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts all reported that substantial numbers of children have been exposed to elevated lead levels, largely through municipal drinking water..

Noam Chomsky: Why the Republican Party Is a Threat to Human Survival

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/noam-chomsky-why-republican-party-threat-human-survival

Renowned scholar and activist Noam Chomsky declared this week that the GOP and its far-right front-runners are "literally a serious danger to decent human survival.” Speaking with The Huffington Post on Monday, Chomsky cited the Republican Party’s refusal to tackle—or even acknowledge—the “looming environmental catastrophe” of climate change, thereby “dooming our grandchildren.”

Breaking: Seattle Joins Major US Cities to Sue Monsanto for Toxic PCB Contamination

January 27th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/seattle-6th-major-us-city-sue-monsanto-pcb-contamination-63742/

The city of Seattle now adds its name to 5 other major US cities that are suing Monsanto over PCBs. Monsanto was a producer of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) for commercial use in the U.S. from 1935 to 1977. The company has made millions from selling PCBs, all the while knowing that natural environments were suffering,

10 Syngenta Employees Sent to Hospital in Kauai Following Pesticide Use

January 26th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/10_Syngenta_Employees_Sent_to_Hospital_in_Kauai_Following_Pesticide_Use/48526/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Kauai agricultural workers were exposed to the insecticide chlorpyrifos, used on corn, which is currently under consideration for a ban by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Syngenta would not tell anyone what symptoms the 10 workers endured, but they were severe enough that after taking them to Syngenta’s offices and ‘cleaning them up,’ they still needed to go to the hospital..

“Worst wildlife die-off ever recorded” anywhere on Earth underway on West Coast — Expert: “And we’re not just talking marine die-offs… yeah, it’s a really big deal” — “There are many more species that are getting sick” — “Facing possibility of extinction”

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/tv-worst-wildlife-die-recorded-underway-west-coast-experts-talking-marine-die-offs-yeah-really-big-deal-many-species-getting-sick-facing-possibility-extinction-scientist-sort-toxin-video

Biologists are calling the mass death of west coast sea stars the worst wildlife die-off ever recorded Experts are also discussing whether it’s time to list the species as endangered… “They’ve gone from being one of the most common species in the Puget Sound to 2-3 years later, being incredibly hard to find; many more species that are getting sick.

Your Radiation This Week No 40

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/23/your-radiation-this-week-no-40/

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1,556 CPM, 311.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,476 CPM, 295.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,436 CPM, 287.2 Times Normal, Kansas City, KS. MIA Last High
1,426 CPM, 285.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR. Beta, Gamma.
1,373 CPM, 272.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,278 CPM, 255.6 Times Normal, Lubbock TX. MIA, 5 Yr High
1,265 CPM, 253 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,133 CPM, 226.6 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,124 CPM, 224.8 Times Normal, Portland, ME. Beta, Gamma.
1,117 CPM, 223.4 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Beta, Gamma.
1,107 CPM, 221.4 Times Normal, Tallahassee, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,104 CPM, 220.8 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,101 CPM, 220.8 Times Normal, Shreveport, LA. Beta, Gamma.
1,100 CPM, 220 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,100 CPM, 220 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,096 CPM, 219.2 Times Normal, Lexington, KY. Beta, Gamma.
1,066 CPM, 213.2 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,060 CPM, 212 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,043 CPM, 208.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,042 CPM, 208.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,029 CPM, 205.8 Times Normal, Hartford, CT. Beta, Gamma.
1,028 CPM, 205.6 Times Normal, Mason City, IA. Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,014 CPM, 202.8 Times Normal, Boston, MA. Beta, Gamma.
386 CPM, 77.2 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Tampered with.
72 CPM, 14.4 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Tampered with.

Flint, part two? Ohio town's water supply contaminated with lead

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://12160.info/page/flint-part-two-ohio-town-s-water-supply-contaminated-with-lead

The city manager of Sebring, a small town of some 4,000 people located about 60 miles south of Cleveland, issued an advisory Thursday night warning children and pregnant women to avoid drinking the village system’s tap water after seven of 20 homes showed levels of copper and lead beyond US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hun - Videot

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/25/zika-virus-set-to-spread-across-americas-spurring-vaccine-hunt.html

World Health Organization: Mosquito-borne virus linked to brain damage in Brazilian infants likely to reach the United States. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile. Zika transmission has not yet been reported in the continental United States, The virus was first found in a monkey in the Zika forest near Lake Victoria, Uganda, in 1947, has historically occurred in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Ecuador To Sell A Third Of Its Amazon Rainforest To Chinese Oil Companies

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Health

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/ecuador-selling-its-rainforest-to-china-2013-3

Ecuador planning to auction off three million of the country’s 8.1 million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies as oil pollution forced neighbouring Peru to declare an environmental state of emergency in its northern Amazon rainforest. Ecuador owed China more than $7 billion; more than a tenth of its GDP. China began loaning Ecuador billions of dollars in exchange for oil, helped fund two of the country’s biggest hydroelectric infrastructure projects.

Hazardous chemicals present in most outdoor gear – study

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/330105-outdoor-gear-chemicals-greenpeace/

Study from Greenpeace says hazardous chemicals that are detrimental to animals and the environment are “widely present” in such products by brands such as Jack Wolfskin, the North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Norrona and Salewa.” particularly “in footwear, trousers, sleeping bags and some jackets.” Polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). PFCs are used to add waterproof and dirt-repellent finishes to outdoor apparel, harmful to the environment. The chemicals have been found in mountain lakes and snow, “can cause adverse impacts on the reproductive system and the immune system.

European Office Revokes Monsanto’s False Patent for GM Melons

January 25th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/european-office-revoke-monsanto-false-patent-melon-67803/

France, Germany, and Spain filed a suit against Monsanto last year because the company tried to patent a non-GM tomato that was resistant to a common fungal disease (EP1812575). Now, the European Patent Office (EPO) is revoking another patent Monsanto has held on non-GM melons.

U.S. troops hit Michigan streets as water protests rage

January 24th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/u-s-troops-hit-michigan-streets-as-water-protests-rage/

The National Guard sent 70 more troops to deal with a contaminated water situation in Flint, Michigan, that has led angry crowds to assemble in front of Gov. Rick Snyder’s apartment in downtown Ann Arbor and demand his resignation and arrest. Members of the Guard first ordered to the scene mostly to distribute bottled water, filters and test kits where it was recently discovered that drinking water had been contaminated by lead. President Obama declared a state of emergency in the city, ordered Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to the scene.

Flint Residents Told That Their Children Could Be Taken Away If They Don’t Pay For City’s Poison Water

January 24th, 2016
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2016/01/flint-residents-told-that-their-children-could-be-taken-away-if-they-dont-pay-for-citys-poison-water.html

The city’s government continues to charge people for the poison water, threatening to foreclose their home or take their children if they refuse to pay. Michigan law states parents are neglectful if they do not have running water in their home, and if they chose not to pay for water they can’t drink anyway, then they could be guilty of child endangerment. Flint residents have recently filed two class action lawsuits calling for all water bills since April of 2014 to be considered null and void because of the fact that the water was poisonous.“Essentially, residents have been getting billed for water they cannot use. Estimates it could take 15 years, $60 million to fix the problem, Despite the fact that the issue is obviously the government’s responsibility, they have made it illegal for people to sell their homes because they are known to carry contaminated water. Residents left to purchase bottled water on their own, in addition to paying their water bill.

Michigan governor blames civil servants for Flint water crisis as he rejects calls to resign

January 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/michigan-governor-blames-civil-servants-for-flint-water-crisis-as-he-rejects-calls-to-resign/

Michigan’s Republican governor on Friday blamed the water contamination crisis in the city of Flint on bureaucracy, citing a cultural problem with civil servants more focused on technicalities than common sense; switch to another water source that caused lead to contaminate the struggling city’s drinking water stemmed from the actions of a few government workers.

How Scotland’s “Organic Ambitions” Plan Will Shift the Future of Food and Farming

January 22nd, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/scotland-launch-organic-ambitions-plan-67771/

Next week, “Organic Ambitions: An Action Plan for organic food and farming in Scotland 2016-2020” will be unveiled in Scotland. The plan for organic food production is designed to help build a more sustainable farming future and stimulate the rural economy.

GMO scientists now developing techniques to intentionally pollute natural organisms' genomes to permanently alter DNA

January 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/052711_GMO_scientists_genetic_pollution_extinction_genes.html

Due to recent breakthroughs in genetic engineering (GE) technology, scientists are now talking openly about deliberately attempting to modify the genomes of entire wild species to suit human ends – embracing "genetic pollution" as a goal, not a risk. Although these far-reaching plans, known as gene drives, have not yet been unleashed on the natural world, they have been successfully tested in laboratory populations..

Huge News: Florida Launches 3 Bills for Mandatory GMO Labeling!

January 21st, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/florida-launches-3-gmo-labeling-bills-67725/

3 GMO labeling bills are being put forth in Florida – Senate bills SB 1700 and SB 1708, and House bill HB 1369. Polls report that ‘9 of 10’ people in the U.S. want to know what’s in their food, while 64 other countries already require GMO labeling.

Michigan Governor refuses to resign, blames bureaucrats

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/michigan-governor-refuses-to-resign-blames-bureaucrats/

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder conceded in a Monday interview he’s made mistakes in his handling of the Flint water crisis, which he called “a disaster” that reflects badly on him and his administration. But he also blamed entrenched bureaucrats for the lead poisoning and rejected suggestions he resign. Snyder said the Flint water crisis is “clearly a negative on what we’ve accomplished since I’ve become governor..”

Monsanto has terminated 16% of its workforce in recent months, as demand for GMO crops continues to plummet (and organics skyrocket!)

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/monsanto-has-terminated-16-of-its-workforce-in-recent-months-as-demand-for-gmo-crops-continues-to-plummet-and-organics-skyrocket/

As Monsanto continues to lose favor worldwide, resulting in plummeting profits, the organic food industry continues to expand. Growing awareness of their health benefits, combined with increased availability, has given a boost to the sales of organic foods, which are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

Company executive blames decade-old oil leak on 'act of God'

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0434b263496a4b30836cb49a463f833d/company-hosts-1st-public-forum-decade-old-gulf-oil-leak

A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday. September 2004, waves whipped up by Hurricane Ivan triggered an underwater mudslide, which toppled a Taylor Energy-owned platform and buried a cluster of its oil wells under mounds of sediment..Oil slicks often stretch for miles about 10 miles off Louisiana's coast.

Hemp Eats Radiation, Cleans Toxic Metals From Soil

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/hemp-eats-radiation-cleans-toxic-metals-from-soil.html

In addition to myriad industrial products such as paper, construction material, clothing, food and fuel, hemp is also known to draw out toxic substances from the soil,. being considered for use in Fukushima for the purposes of drawing out radiation.

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050, study warns

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/20/plastic-to-outweigh-fish-in-oceans-by-2050-study-warns.html

At least 8 million tons of plastics find their way into the ocean every year – equal to one truckload every minute. Plastic trash will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in Swiss ski resort of Davos. 95 percent of plastic packaging worth $80 billion to 120 billion a year is lost to the economy after a single use.

The Flint water crisis and the criminality of American capitalism

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/20/pers-j20.html

In the midst of growing anger over the poisoning of residents of Flint, Michigan and the exposure of criminal actions by state and local authorities, Governor Rick Snyder gave a State of the State address Tuesday night in which he insisted that neither he nor any other top official should be held accountable.acknowledging that various officials had made “mistakes.”

VIDEO: How Monsanto’s Glyphosate Attacks our Core Cellular Functions

January 20th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-glyphosate-mitochondrial-dysfunction-video-67348/

Monsanto’s Round Up herbicide, containing the likely-carcinogenic glyphosate, is causing widespread mitochondrial dysfunction in cells. This is associated with a long list of degenerative disease and chronic health conditions including autism, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s, and obesity.

Your “hope and change”: Californians face tax bite of up to $10,000 per family if no health insurance

January 19th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/your-hope-and-change-californians-face-tax-bite-of-up-to-10000-per-family-if-no-health-insurance/

The penalties will range from a minimum of $700 for an individual to as much as $10,000 for a family of four, depending on income. The average penalty in 2016 will be $969. That’s a 47 percent increase from last year.,The penalties are either 2.5 percent of household income (up to a cap) or $695 a person and $347.50 per child, whichever is higher.

Massive bloody tumors appearing ever more frequently in Pacific sealife, as U.S. government and media continue to ignore Fukushima radiation

January 19th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/052685_Pacific_sealife_radiation_cancer_tumors.html

Large, bloody tumors continue to turn up in Pacific marine animals, raising concern that the ocean food web may be widely contaminated by radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Monsanto Supplied Chemical Weapons to Israel; Guilty of War Crimes

January 19th, 2016
Categories: Environment, World, Middle East, War, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/_Monsanto_Supplied_Chemical_Weapons_to_Israel%3B_Guilty_of_War_Crimes/48387/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Monsanto’e now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009;.associated with chemical weapons. Agent Orange use in the Vietnam War. U.S. Army documents have surfaced naming Monsanto as the single main supplier of White Phosphorus. ..

US govt activates emergency bird flu plan

January 18th, 2016
Categories: Health

Link: http://govtslaves.info/us-govt-activates-emergency-bird-flu-plan/

U.S. farm and health officials are racing to assess the threat that a type of bird flu never before seen in the country poses to humans and poultry, employing emergency plans drawn up in the wake of a devastating outbreak in birds last year. Strains similar to the new virus, known as H7N8, have on rare occasions made people ill, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state officials aim to reduce risk of human infection.

State in India Goes 100% Organic, Protects 75,000 Hectares of Land from GMOs

January 18th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/indias-first-certified-organic-state-protects-75000-hectares-of-land-from-gmos-pesticides/

As of the end of December, 2015, Sikkim has become India’s first fully organic state in the country. Implementing organic farming practices on 75,000 hectares of land, the citizens of Sikkim will enjoy GMO-free, sustainable agriculture which will be certified organic.

Radioactive material reportedly now being released from massive gas blowout in LA — Byproduct of Uranium — Expert: “A lot” has been detected in area… Very dangerous… May be coming up from ground into people’s homes — Official: Levels can cause “significa

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://enenews.com/tv-reports-radioactive-material-being-released-massive-gas-blowout-la-byproduct-uranium-expert-lot-being-measured-area-very-dangerous-be-coming-ground-peoples-living-rooms-bedrooms-nurseries

t’s not just methane coming out of that hole; methane, benzene, toluene, xylene, which are carcinogenic.Hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide — which are neurotoxic, which can injure your brain, affect memory, injure your kidneys, your liver, your other bodily organs. There’s also a lot of radon gas being measured in the area.

Your Radiation This Week No 39

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/16/your-radiation-this-week-no-39/

These are the American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week.

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. [6]
1,696 CPM, 339.2 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Beta, Gamma.
1,591 CPM, 318.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,584 CPM, 316.8 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,480 CPM, 296 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Beta, Gamma.
1,478 CPM, 295.6 Times Normal, Billings, MT Beta, Gamma.
1,382 CPM, 276.4 Times Normal, Memphis, TN Beta, Gamma.
1,380 CPM, 276 Times Normal, Grand Junction, CO Beta, Gamma.
1,352 CPM, 270.4 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. Beta, Gamma.
1,316 CPM, 263.2 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,303 CPM, 260.6 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,278 CPM, 255.6 Times Normal, Lubbock TX. MIA, 5 Yr High
1,223 CPM, 244.6 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,193 CPM, 238.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,193 CPM, 238.6 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,191 CPM, 238.2 Times Normal, Portland, ME Beta, Gamma.
1,159 CPM, 231.8 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,141 CPM, 228.2 Times Normal, Laredo, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,119 CPM, 223.8 Times Normal, Omaha, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,091 CPM, 218.2 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Beta, Gamma.
1,085 CPM, 217 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,084 CPM, 216.8 Times Normal, Oklahoma City, OK. Beta, Gamma.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Worcester, MA. Beta, Gamma.
1,068 CPM, 213.6 Times Normal, Boise, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,059 CPM, 211.8 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Beta, Gamma.
1,051 CPM, 210.2 Times Normal, Lexington, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,049 CPM, 209.8 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Beta, Gamma.
1,040 CPM, 208 Times Normal, Hartford, CT Beta, Gamma.
1,025 CPM, 205 Times Normal, St George, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,019 CPM, 203.8 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,008 CPM, 201.6 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
383 CPM, 76.6 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Tampered with.
73 CPM, 14.6 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Tampered with.

'Ludicrous' as Flint Tells Residents: Pay for Poisoned Water or We'll Cut You Off

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/15/ludicrous-flint-tells-residents-pay-poisoned-water-or-well-cut-you

Amid a crisis that has poisoned the water supply of an entire city, authorities in Flint, Michigan are under renewed fire on Friday for sending out shut-off notices to residents who are behind on paying their water bills. The move was immediately met with outrage among city and state residents, who say the people of Flint should not have to pay for the water that may have exposed them and their loved ones to irreversible lead poisoning.

Obama declares emergency in Michigan over lead-contaminated water

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/obama-flint-michigan-water-1.3407298

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will co-ordinate all disaster relief efforts to "alleviate hardship and suffering" of residents. FEMA authorized to provide water, filters, cartridges and other items for 90 days. Governor Rick Snyder asked the president to declare both an emergency and an expedited major disaster saying needs "far exceed state's capability,".The tap water in Flint,, became contaminated after the city switched from Detroit water system to the Flint River.

Monsanto Works Hard to Evict Argentinian Protesters

January 17th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-evict-protests-argentina-67579/

Monsanto is trying to evict a bevy of protesters who have gathered in an agricultural province of Cordoba, Argentina. The protesters aim to stop a massive GMO seed plant which would spew vast clouds of toxic fumes and leave regular spills of the neonics, fungicides, and numerous other poisons that would be applied as seed coatings. A Monsanto-friendly judge armed the monopolizing company with permission to evict the group

USDA Study Confirms GM Contamination Between GM and Non-GM Crops

January 16th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/study-confirm-contamination-gm-nongm-crops-67580/

A USDA study has confirmed the agency’s own original forecast that GM alfalfa would promiscuously contaminate the non-GM crop. This news follows years of contamination incidents, leading to lawsuits between farmers growing organic, non-GM crops and farmers growing genetically modified crops.The study involved Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa,

Blue Cross customers fume as insurer scrambles to fix ACA enrollment errors

January 16th, 2016
Categories: Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141316277

Scale of the malfunctions exceeded anything Blue Cross officials had expected, customers worry the insurance giant’s miscues could leave them uninsured for weeks until the situation is resolved. The difficulties have become so widespread that this week the N.C. Department of Justice sent Blue Cross a letter asking it to explain what went wrong, how many customers were affected and how it plans to rectify the billing errors that were made in recent weeks. Of the estimated 25,000 customers who didn’t get the health insurance policy they had selected, about 17,000 remained to be processed Thursday, Blue Cross officials said Thursday. The company’s goal is to activate coverage retroactively to Jan. 1 for customers who made their first payment to Blue Cross.

Dramatic spike in Legionnaires’ disease deaths possibly linked to Flint River water

January 14th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/14/legi-j14.html

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) revealed in a press conference on Wednesday that from June 2014 to November 2015—the period when the water source for the city of Flint was switched to the Flint River—there have been 87 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Genesee County, 10 of which were fatal.

On Behalf of City Poisoned By Water, Residents File Suit Against Gov. Snyder

January 14th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/14/behalf-city-poisoned-water-residents-file-suit-against-gov-snyder

Michigan residents who say they've suffered injury from drinking lead-contaminated water have filed a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder, the state, and the city of Flint. State was forced to admit it was responsible for poisoning the water, the State knowingly made false statements concerning the drinkability of the water. Investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as a separate class action lawsuit against the city, state and county,

The FDA Just Banned 3 Toxic Chemicals: These 8 More Bans to Come?

January 14th, 2016
Categories: Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/fda-banned-3-toxic-chemicals-8-more-come-60289/

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will withdraw its approval for 3 chemicals used to make grease, stain, and water-repelling food packaging. The agency is also considering banning 7 other food additives used in both “artificial” and “natural” flavors

Monsanto Scraps $90 Million GM Corn Facility Plans Due to Declining Profits

January 13th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-scrap-90-million-gm-corn-production-facility-67305/

Monsanto announcing the company will cut about 3600 jobs. Plans to construct a $90 million GM corn processing plant in Independence, Iowa have reportedly been scrapped due to a ‘struggling farm economy..

Filter Delivery To Flint Casts Doubt On What Snyder Said

January 12th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141312088

Gov. Rick Snyder's statement raises questions about the speed and scope of the state's response since Oct. 1 and why state officials did not immediately instruct Flint residents on Oct. 1 not to drink the water without a filter. Snyder said the state was making water filters and water testing available to Flint residents, but did not include a warning not to drink the water without a filter. Michigan State Police and other state officials delivering bottled water and water filters door-to-door in Flint. Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint and Genesee County over the water issue Jan. 5.

Legal Battle Brews over Chobani, Dannon, Yoplait Yogurts Video ads included

January 12th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/legal-battle-chobani-yoplait-dannon-yogurt-67330/

Chobani’s new ad campaign calls out low-calorie yogurts made by Yoplait and Dannon for their artificial ingredients, and a legal battle is ensuing..Yoplait and Dannon say Chobani is blowing the artificial ingredients in its products completely out of proportion. Potassium sorbate is a synthetically-produced, preservative Chobani claims “is used to kill bugs” in its ads. Sucralose, or Splenda, is chlorinated sucrose, contains heavy metals including lead, arsenic, triphenylphosphine oxide, methanol, chlorinated disaccharides,

Fighting for the Right to Choose: 22,000 American Nurses Refuse “Mandatory” Vaccinations

January 11th, 2016
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/fighting-for-the-right-to-choose-22000-american-nurses-refuse-mandatory-vaccinations/5500589

Healthcare workers are now facing being fired if they refuse a flu vaccine the CDC has admitted doesn’t always work, largely due to fast mutations and too slow of production. Hospital systems are REQUIRED to have a 90% or higher flu shot reception rate among their staff, or they lose up to 2% of their funding of Medicare/Medicaid.

Venezuela’s Food Revolution Has Fought Off Big Agribusiness and Promoted Agroecology

January 11th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/venezuelas-food-revolution-fought-off-big-agribusiness-promoted-agroecology/

National Assembly of Venezuela, deputies passed a law which lays the foundation for a truly democratic food system. It promotes agroecological production methods – that’s a form of farming that works with nature and avoids chemicals, pesticides and monocultures. It aims to make the county independent of international food markets; outlaws the privatization of seeds and promotes instead small and medium scale farming and biodiversity.

Your Radiation This Week No 38

January 11th, 2016
Categories: Environment, Health

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/09/your-radiation-this-week-no-38/

These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States. Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM.

1,823 CPM, 364.6 Times Normal, Bakersfield, CA Beta, Gamma.
1,767 CPM, 353.4 Times Normal, Yuma, AZ. MIA-CPM not PC
1,748 CPM, 349.6 Times Normal, Colorado Springs, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,737 CPM, 347.4 Times Normal, Rapid City, SD. Beta, Gamma.
1,576 CPM, 315.2 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Beta, Gamma.
1,466 CPM, 293.2 Times Normal, Billings, MT Beta, Gamma.
1,440 CPM, 288 Times Normal, Spokane, WA. Beta, Gamma.
1,387 CPM, 277.4 Times Normal, Pierre, SD Beta, Gamma.
1,310 CPM, 262 Times Normal, Tucson, AZ Beta, Gamma.
1,303 CPM, 260.6 Times Normal, Louisville, KY Beta, Gamma.
1,294 CPM, 258.8 Times Normal, Fresno, CA MIA-CPM not PC
1,270 CPM, 254 Times Normal, Little Rock, AR Beta, Gamma.
1,247 CPM, 249.4 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA, Beta, Gamma.
1,237 CPM, 247.4 Times Normal, Lubbock TX. MIA-CPM not PC
1,231 CPM, 246.2 Times Normal, Denver, CO. Beta, Gamma.
1,230 CPM, 246 Times Normal, Kearney, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,223 CPM, 244.6 Times Normal, San Diego, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,219 CPM, 243.8 Times Normal, Reno, NV Beta, Gamma.
1,205 CPM, 241 Times Normal, Harrisonburg, VA. Beta, Gamma.
1,186 CPM, 237.2 Times Normal, Lincoln, NE Beta, Gamma.
1,182 CPM, 236.4 Times Normal, Idaho Falls, ID Beta, Gamma.
1,151 CPM, 230.2 Times Normal, Tulsa, OK Beta, Gamma.
1,148 CPM, 229.6 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Beta, Gamma.
1,138 CPM, 227.6 Times Normal, Salt Lake City, UT. Beta, Gamma.
1,127 CPM, 225.4 Times Normal, Bismark, ND. Beta, Gamma.
1,127 CPM, 254.2 Times Normal, Navajo Lake, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,119 CPM, 223.8 Times Normal, Omaha, NE. Beta, Gamma.
1,118 CPM, 223.6 Times Normal, Anaheim, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,115 CPM, 223 Times Normal, Riverside, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,108 CPM, 221.2 Times Normal, Alburqueque, NM Beta, Gamma.
1,078 CPM, 215.6 Times Normal, Phoenix, AZ Abandoned.
1,048 CPM, 209.6 Times Normal, Los Angeles, CA. Beta, Gamma.
1,035 CPM, 207 Times Normal, Boise, ID. Beta, Gamma.
1,012 CPM, 202.4 Times Normal, El Paso, TX. Beta, Gamma.
1,009 CPM, 201.8 Times Normal, SanBernardinoCounty Beta, Gamma.
351 CPM, 75 Times Normal, Washington, DC. High Tampered with.
135 CPM, 70.2 Times Normal, Washington, DC. Low Tampered with.

Huge: Berkeley, CA Joins in Suing Monsanto for Toxic PCB Chemical Pollution

January 11th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/berkeley-ca-suing-monsanto-toxic-pcb-chemical-pollution-30/

Through a unanimous vote by its City Council, the city of Berkeley, California has decided to hold Monsanto legally liable for polluting the land and water with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). PCB’s were first manufactured in 1929 by the Swann Corporation, which later became part of Monsanto Chemical Company. Environmental destruction was so obvious Congress had to outlaw them.

Big Pharma Shaking in Their Boots as 80% of Cannabis Users Give Up Prescriptions Pills for Pot

January 10th, 2016
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/big-pharma-shaking-in-their-boots-as-80-of-cannabis-users-give-up-prescriptions-pills-for-pot.html

Survey of 473 adult therapeutic cannabis users found that 87% of respondents gave up prescription medications, alcohol, or other drugs in favor of cannabis. Adults under 40 were likely to give up all three of these for medical cannabis.

EPA’s Own Scientists Admit to Misleading Public on Fracking Impacts to Drinking Water

January 10th, 2016
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/01/epas-own-scientists-admit-to-misleading-public-on-fracking-impacts-to-drinking-water.html

EPA’s draft study—released in June to solicit input from advisers and the public—found that fracking has already contaminated drinking water, stating in the report,: found specific instances where one or more mechanisms led to impacts on drinking water resources, including contamination of drinking water wells…

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