Activists in 60 countries are celebrating World Consumer Rights Day by calling on fast-food companies to get antibiotics "off the menu."The worldwide actions, organized by the London-headquartered Consumers International (CI), call specifically on McDonald's, Subway, and KFC to make "global, time bound commitments to stop serving meat from animals routinely given antibiotics that are classed as important for human medicine by the World Health Organization."
Naohiro Masuda, Tepco’s head of decommissioning “It is extremely difficult to access the inside of the nuclear plant.”The biggest obstacle is the radiation.”“It takes two years to develop a single-function robot.” As soon as Tepco’s robots, co-designed with Toshiba, get close to Reactor 3, their circuitry gets destroyed by the radiation. The robots are designed to “swim” in the radiated pools where the radioactive fuel rods are located, to search for and recover them.
Judge Anne Hirsch awarded a summary judgment in a suit brought against the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, finding the GMA guilty of a money laundering scheme that shielded members’ identities as they helped to defeat Washington’s 2013 GMO labeling ballot initiative, I-522, with their donations.
t is estimated that as much as 35% of all cancers have a foundation in lacking nutrition. the latest study, published in the journal Endocrinology, all the more interesting. The study, titled “Tumor Autonomous Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency Promote Breast Cancer Mestastasis,” indicates that many breast cancer patients found frequently to have a preexisting deficiency in vitamin D levels
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)found nearly half of all chickens tested have absorbed inorganic arsenic, the most toxic form, in their liver, asked Pfizer to stop manufacturing Roxarsone, the arsenic-containing drug that’s added to feed to fatten chickens and give meat a bright pink hue. It is added to induce faster weight gain on less feed, and creating the perceived appearance of a healthy color in meat from chickens, turkeys and hogs. FDA continues, claiming arsenic in chickens at such a low level safe to eat.
Salmon caught in the Puget Sound were recently found to be contaminated with a toxic cocktail of 81 drugs and chemicals. Drugs these fish were on included:
Birth control pills (estrogen)
Cipro and other antibiotics
Wastewater treatment facilities does not filter out all the drugs that are eliminated by humans into the water supply en masse on a daily basis. That water is then reused, contaminated more, taken up by crops and the animals that eat them,
Japan’s prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami revealed the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring evacuation of 50 million people. He said he considered evacuating the capital, Tokyo, along with all other areas within 160 miles of the plant, and declaring martial law. “The future existence of Japan as a whole was at stake,”“Something on that scale, an evacuation of 50 million, it would have been like a losing a huge war,” admitted he was frightened and said he got “no clear information” out of Tepco, the plant’s operator.
Monsanto is suing the State of California for its intent to include glyphosate — the main ingredient in its wildly popular herbicide, Roundup — on its Proposition 65 toxic chemicals list. California’s decision came after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in March 2015.
Five years ago this month a devastating tsunami engulfed Japan's northeastern coast, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Today the disaster site remains in crisis mode. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), currently circulates water through the three melted units to keep them cool—generating a relentless supply of radioactive water. TEPCO collects the contaminated water and stores it all in massive tanks atrate of 400 metric tons a day. Groundwater flowing from a hill behind the crippled plant now mingles with radioactive materials before heading into the sea.
A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors.
Lawmakers in the country have just legalized medical marijuana for the entire country, with a vote made by the Australian Parliament last Wednesday. The details of legalization are still being worked out by the nation’s federal government, patients with a valid prescription will have access to both purchase and grow their own cannabis products. Specific types of marijuana that will be allowed are still being discussed, with an initial crop expected to be planted within months.
The government in Italy recently decriminalized cultivation of medical marijuana and production of the plant for research purposes; also rolled back hundreds of other small crimes, including “obscene acts,” driving without a license and deceiving people. Once these were jailable offenses, they now only carry a fine... The decriminalization will only apply to people working in the medical marijuana field and in cannabis research. Cultivation of marijuana for private consumption or distribution is still illegal in Italy.
Long before state authorities publicly acknowledged problems with drinking water in Flint, Michigan, internal emails show that advisers to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder advocated moving the water supply from the polluted Flint River back to the Detroit water system.
Researchers at Southampton University (SU) in the UK conducted a meta-analysis of 9 studies covering data on 430,000 people. They found that people who drink 2 extra cups of coffee a day have a 44% decreased risk of developing liver cirrhosis, a condition associated with long-term heavy drinking that kills more than 1 million people worldwide each year. Liver cirrhosis can also be caused by hepatitis, immune disorders, and a buildup of fat in the liver, known as fatty liver disease.
Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will be indicted Monday for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the tsunami-triggered crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, a lawyer in charge of the case said Friday.
A St. Louis jury has recently awarded $72 million to the family of a woman from Alabama whose ovarian cancer death was traced to years of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.
3000 boxes of ‘organic’ panty liners have been pulled from stores in France and Canada after Monsanto’s favorite herbicide was found in the cotton-based Organyc brand. The same report found that o.b. and Nett tampons made by Johnson & Johnson also contain glyphosate traces, as do Always sanitary pads and Tampax tampons made by Procter & Gamble.
German beer industry is in shock after finding that 14 different popular beer brands have traces of the ‘probably’ carcinogenic herbicide, glyphosate – an ingredient found in Monsanto’s best-selling weed killer, Round Up; even in beer that is supposed to be brewed from only water, malt, and hops..Germany’s Agricultural minster is playing down the risks in order to save one of the countries’ best-selling exports.
Yelp employee said she was fired after she blogged about the financial pressures she felt working for the multibillion-dollar business;her breaking point came when she went to sleep, woke up "starving" two hours later. Your employee for your food delivery app that you spent $300 million to buy can't afford to buy food," she wrote. "That's gotta be a little ironic, right?" The minimum wage in the city is $12.25 an hour. Yelp said in a statement : "We did agree with many of the points in the Medium post and thought it served as an important example of Ms. Ben-Ora's freedom of speech," "We agree with her remarks about the high costs of living in San Francisco, which is why we announced in December that we are expanding our Eat24 customer support team into our Phoenix office where we will pay the same wage."
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.
. 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.
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.
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. 
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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’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,”
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 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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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,
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..
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.”
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,
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..
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.
Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. 
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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..
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 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..”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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’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. ..
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.
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.
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