World Health Organisation: Cuba first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan: "Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible, a major victory in fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, important step towards having an AIDS-free generation."
According to investigators Scotts had included two toxic pesticides banned for use in bird seed — Storcide II and Actellic 5E, in its products in order to save money while storing them, for a period of over two years, ending with a voluntary recall in March 2008. The chemicals were added to protect them from insects; to protect profits.
Monsanto, Pfizer and Pharmacia, will have to defend themselves in court for allegations made by plaintiffs that the corporations’ manufacture of PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, caused lymphohematopoietic cancer. The lawsuit was filed in a St. Louis County Circuit Court, and Monsanto is a lead defendant. Monsanto manufactured PCBs from the 1920’s until 1977, when they were limited by government agencies.
Austin Regional Clinic, largest healthcare provider network in Central Texas region serving close to half a million residents issued new guidelines their facilities will no longer take children as patients if they have not been vaccinated.
chemicals that we’re exposed to in our daily lives are often approved by the government under the assumption that they’re safe in small doses, even over a long period of time. Agricultural workers, farmers and surrounding communities are exposed to a mix of chemicals, the combined, or “synergistic,” effects at a more extreme level.
A new scientific review has found that there’s no real evidence linking water fluoridation with cavity prevention. This research was published in a federal government medical journal; Environmental Health Perspectives. Harvard researchers: “The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas.”
Big Food and Big Ag firms, spread misinformation about safety of industrial agriculture practices, discredit value of organic foods growing popular demand. Sale of organic products skyrocketed $35 billion in 2013. Industry PR professionals promoting messages to defend industry profits and win critical national policy battles, stem growing tide of consumers seeking healthier food.
Fukushima Friends nonprofit organization which facilitates trips to Hawaii for Fukushima radiation refugees: every single person that comes has reaction soon as they come here. nosebleeds, dizzy, ashen in color, diarrhea, eye problems.
In an effort to expand its business after glyphosate was declared likely carcinogenic by the WHO, Monsanto has announced that it will focus on an alternative herbicide – dicamba. While the EPA only considers dicamba to be ‘mildly toxic’ thus far, and it has been used since the 1960s, research does link the chemical to colon cancer and lung cancers.
After testing 16 women from different regions all over Germany, the Green Party has found that traces of the chemical glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Round Up, are appearing in breast milk at ‘intolerable levels’ that could harm a developing baby and the mother.
After evaluating the insecticides gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), all widely used agricultural chemicals since before WWII, World Health Organization’s specialized agency dedicated to cancer research found all three chemicals to be carcinogenic.
Letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin from Grocery Manufacturers Association: companies could be fined $1,000 a day per unlabeled item that mistakenly ends up on store shelves. Corporations represented by the GMA can’t figure out how to print the letters “GMO” on American food packaging have no problem doing it in the 64 countries that require it.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, announced at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: Russia WILL NOT use GM crops to boost agricultural production. Good quality of soil across Russia’s land will allow the country to use other technological advances in agriculture. Russian products will be “one of the cleanest in the world.”
“Now the Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of publishing a report suggesting that EMF is linked with the development of various cancers. And at one point, someone within the agency had considered an even more drastic step — classifying low-frequency electromagnetic fields as probable cancer-causing agents in the same rank as dioxin or PCBs.”
A chemical has been found in popular toothpaste Colgate, which has been linked to cancer and other illnesses. This compound is called Triclosan, used in deodorants, hand sanitizers, antiseptic, laundry detergent.
Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged this week Monsanto’s Agent Orange herbicide sprayed over 4.5 million acres across Vietnam during the conflict—is responsible for health ailments in as many as 2,100 veterans. It had previously denied such allegations. The United States government will pay $45 million in disability benefits over ten years to compensate Air Force reservists and active-duty forces who were exposed to Agent Orange.
California lawmakers passed a mandatory vaccine bill (SB277) which removes parental exemptions – making it so parents couldn’t refuse or delay vaccines. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that State lawmakers behind bill SB277 have ties to the makers of vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave current members of the Legislature more than $2 million.
A shocking admission by the editor of the world’s most respected medical journal, The Lancet, has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of the Lancet recently published a statement declaring that a shocking amount of published research is unreliable at best, if not completely false, as in, fraudulent.
Threat in Florida’s waters; deadly flesh-eating bacteria. Florida state health department report 32 cases past 12 months. Number of infections increases May through October, the bacterium thrives when water is warmest. It can also infect those who eat raw shellfish or mishandle raw oysters.
“Researchers have found up to 4,000 chemicals and pesticides inside cigarettes. insecticide and herbicide products which are routinely applied to tobacco contain GMOs. Herbicides like Roundup used as desiccants to dry out the crop before harvest.
Colorado Supreme Court: Employers have right to fire workers over pot use, even though legal in the state. To qualify for protection under employment law, a behavior has to be legal under federal law, the court said. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who used medical marijuana to control muscle spasms, was fired by Dish Network in 2010, after failing a random drug test.
Mainstream media is trying to re-brand GMOs so that the public thinks the food creations are completely safe, calling it re-wilding, precision breeding.
Under new guidelines, patients can choose to take the medicine in whatever form they see fit, from smoking, baking it in brownies, or using in teas and oils. Court explained banning non-dried forms of marijuana "contrary to principles of fundamental justice because they are arbitrary; effects of prohibition contradict the objective of protecting health and safety."
Major supermarkets Safeway, Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s refuse GM salmon, mega store Costco planning on selling genetically modified fish. Costco announced it will become one of the largest sellers of organic products in US.
South Korea reported 13th death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). 126 diagnosed, 3,680 quarantined. No vaccine or cure. Fatality rate 35 percent. Businesses, shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas: sharp drop in sales; people shun crowds. 54,000 cancel trips to South Korea. Outbreak forced central Bank of Korea to cut key interest rate 0.25 percentage points.
1. THC gets you high, CBD stops seizures and shrinks tumors. 2. Growers beginning to zero in on types of cannabis best suited for medical purposes. 3. Animal studies have proven THC can reduce cancer cells—haven’t been any human trials to date. 4. Chemicals in cannabis act similarly to beneficial chemicals in our brains. 5. Cannabis can stop epileptic seizures.
University of Vermont Medical Center serves 2 million meals a year is preparing to reduce GMOs served to both patients and hospital visitors, 85 percent of its two million meals to non-patients, so though the hospitalized will benefit from this change, so will visitors and employees.
Dr. Ramon Seidler; professor of microbiology at Oregon State University 16 years, worked at the EPA. listed by International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England as one of the 2,000 outstanding World Scientists of the 20th Century: GE crops provide no significant increase in crop yields, pose major concerns: cross-pollination of non-GM species, negative impacts to environment.
Organic food brand Amy’s has just received approval to build one of the first non-GMO, organic, fast-food drive-thru’s with a living roof made of grass, rainwater collection, and solar panels
right across the street from a dying mega-company’s golden arches.
Sara Margentette, Matthew O’Neil Nighswander, and Ellen Steinlien filed the suit in U.S. District Court, New York, claim Abbot’s Similac Advance Organic contains ingredients prohibited from being in ‘organic’ food, wondering how the product was certified, 26 of the 49 ingredients not supposed to be in organic food. Contains ingredients that are irradiated synthetic compounds, or produced from hazardous substances.
BPA lines an estimated 75 percent of canned foods in North America, protecting the metal from corroding, preventing bacteria from getting in. environmental advocates concerned the chemical leaches into the contents of cans. Companies that use BPA in their canned products: Progresso, Hormel, Green Giant, Ocean Spray, Wolfgang Puck Organic Soups, and Manischewitz.
World Health Organization recently declared that the herbicide ingredient glyphosate was ‘probably carcinogenic,’ numerous countries responded with bans, and boycotts of Monsanto’s Roundup. WHO is now set to review another Big Ag chemical, 2,4-D.
Costco, second biggest retailer in America overall behind Wal-Mart; projected to sell over $4 billion in organic products this year. Increased sales of organics by $1 billion the past six months. Wal-Mart invested heavily in organic food along with several other major retailers. Kroger expected to possibly surpass Whole Foods this year.
In March, the federal government removed the latest vaccine injury court statistics—more than a year’s worth of data—from one of its publicly reported charts. It was an abrupt departure from the normal practice of updating the figures monthly.
Danish professor Philippe Grandjean, professor of environmental medicine University of Southern Denmark says not to use glyphosate. “We know glyphosate cause cancer in other mammals, has not been demonstrated in humans. Effects have not been investigated thoroughly enough in people yet. We must assume that people exposed to the substance can also develop cancer.”
Our environment is full ofneurodevelopmental toxins, which means they alter how the brain grows. Mercury, polychlorinated diphenyl, lead, brominated flame retardants and pesticidesand herbicides.
Extra virgin olive oil has capacity to induce rapid death in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. Health benefits of olive oil is well known, scientists unable to effectively confirm the anti-cancer phenomenon until now. The processing of olive oils also highly differentiates the concentration of anti-cancer compounds.
Fast food chains and other food companies have announced their transition toward healthier ingredients. Disturbing to learn about the ingredients being removed before making a switch to cleaner food. Titanium dioxide — a chemical that can be found in sunscreen, cosmetics, paints, and so on dyes, artificial spices (i.e., fake black pepper), and antibiotics.
A federal judge in southern Oregon recently decided to uphold Jackson County’s ban on genetically engineered crops after two alfalfa farms requested that the ban be blocked. The county successfully passed a GMO ban in 2014 after a group of local petitioners in Oregon called GMO-Free Jackson County, filed petitions with over 6,700 signatures in January of 2013
There are now more than 50,000 different pesticides being manufactured with over 600 ‘active’ ingredients – and yet we still have pests.
According to the New York Times, Similac’s parent company Abbott said it would first offer a “non-G.M.O.” version of its best-selling Similac Advance, followed by a non-G.M.O. version of Similac Sensitive.
Genetically modified organisms or GMOs and processed foods are being pushed out and more and more natural foods are moving in, people thinking about eating healthier and there is so much information available to them.
Egypt will import vaccines from Russia, Yelena Magdi, the chief of the department of medicine and pharmaceutics of the Russian-Egyptian Business Council. "At the moment, Egypt purchases all the active ingredients for medicines in India and China, local companies are interested in supplies of products of a better quality from Russia.
Pentagon has admitted that – oops – the U.S. military accidentally shipped samples of live anthrax to private research labs in nine states: California, Texas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.
Food & Water Watch and Water Defense call on California Governor Jerry Brown to protect Americans who consume California produce by ending using toxic oil field wastewater for irrigation. Testing by Water Defense found toxic industrial chemicals in the recycled oil field wastewater used to irrigate crops in California.
Extra virgin olive oil has the capacity to induce rapid death in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. The many implicated health benefits of olive oil is well known, however scientists have been unable to effectively confirm the anti-cancer phenomenon until now. The processing of olive oils also highly differentiates the concentration of anti-cancer compounds.
Wal-Mart Stores said its U.S. units asking meat suppliers to reduce use of antibiotics in animals, joining list of U.S. companies that have responded to consumer and government concerns over excess use of drugs in livestock, will also ask suppliers to provide annual reports on antibiotics management and animal welfare.
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have announced that they will be removing artificial ingredients from their food items – a change undoubtedly sparked by our collective desire for food that is free of questionable ingredients.
The following 25 questions can no longer be ignored. The American people want answers to each and every one of them. They especially want those answers — NOW — in light of the ever-increasing incidence of Autism, ADHD, Allergies, Auto-immune disorders and other childhood illnesses which were rare just a couple of decades ago.
Efforts to publicize a class action lawsuit against Monsanto for false advertising it’s best-selling herbicide Roundup filed in Los Angeles County Court on April 20, 2015 have been rejected by almost every mainstream media outlet.
Major oat buyer Grain Millers, based in Western Canada, announced it will no longer source oats coated with glyphosate. Why would companies continue to choose pesticides and GMOs when consumers are demanding organic?
New piece by USA Today, article say that anyone who is concerned about GMOs is akin to a conspiracy theorist that believes Elvis is still alive, blame concern over Monsanto’s creations as ‘ignorance and hysteria.’
One of the Canada’s most outspoken advocates on the ties between the tar sands and adverse health effects has been dismissed from his job without notice.
Jerry Rosman, a pig farmer in Iowa, was cultivating GMO corn,(Roundup Ready and BT) and fed this corn to his pigs. Result: his sows became infertile, and then after one year he went bankrupt.
Announcement by the USDA that the U.S. government will be launching official ‘non-GMO’ labels that could reshape the food supply when it comes to consumer options, this decision could end Monsanto and other biotech giants who seek to monopolize the food supply.
Having health insurance is no guarantee that consumers can afford to pay for health care. Health insurance involves different types of costs that consumers must pay out of pocket; a health plan’s deductible, copayments at a doctor’s office or pay for needed drugs.
country’s public prosecutor has written the Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) asking it to urgently re-evaluate their stance on the ‘likely carcinogenic’ herbicide ingredient, glyphosate. The letter was written with an expectation that the agency will ban the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide.
. Following a recent study on Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup and its main chemical ingredient glyphosate, Bermuda has decided to suspend any importation of glyphosate/Roundup until further research give reason to lift the suspension.
1 in 3 chance an American will get cancer, in the 1940s, one out of every sixteen. Projected cancer will surpass heart disease, become leading cause of death in the United States. World Health Organization: 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed around the globe each year.
All major candidates are in complete opposition to GMO labeling — and many are directly supporting Monsanto’s biotech aspirations. Senator Ted Cruz: we shouldn’t let anti-science zealotry shut down the ability to produce low cost, quality food; Hillary Clinton’s close support of Monsanto and GMO crops.
Cannabinoid substances don't just grow in marijuana plants. Your own body produces them. Endocannabinoids and their receptors found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. The cannabinoid system performs different tasks; goal homeostasis or the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in one's external environment. Cannabis may contain over 100 different cannabinoids, including THC.
In April 21-year-old Eloise Aimee Parry, from Shrewsbury, died in hospital on 12 April after becoming unwell after she took a substance she had bought on the internet. An inquest found she had consumed four times the fatal amount of Dinitrophenol,known as DNP; a toxic pesticide also used in explosives, human consumption inappropriate. The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has now raised an alert with forces in 190 countries.
Now legal to use cannabis oil for limited medical purposes in Tennessee. The new law allows patients who suffer from seizures or epilepsy and received a recommendation from a doctor to use cannabis oil. The law takes effect immediately. The bill doesn’t allow people to purchase oil made in Tennessee, possibly get oil from California, Colorado, 23 states where medical marijuana is legal.
Olestra isn’t processed by the human body, can lead to diarrhea, interfering with the absorption of vitamins A,D, E, and K. Australia, New Zealand banned farm-raised salmon, most bred with antibiotics. Drinks Made with Flame-Retardants. Ractopamine used to reduce fat in meat. Causes chromosomal changes, heart disease, hyperactivity. banned 160 Countries. Milk Containing rGBH; 27 countries banned the synthetic hormone. Genetically Modified Organisms; hundreds of countries have bans.
Ballots were mailed to Benton County residents on April 30, and a vote will transpire no later than May 19th, 2015. Restores Benton County residents’ right to local decision-making on agriculture.
Protects natural communities for healthy agriculture. Shield farmers from patent-holder lawsuits. Preserve Benton County residents’ right to save seeds. Prevent non-GMO market losses like that which occurred from GMO wheat contamination.
Denver officials ordered one warehouse full of these plants (worth $60 million in product) to go under quarantine due to the suspected use of pesticides that could harm consumers were the plants to be inhaled.
If Big Pharma developed real cures sick patients would no longer need pharmaceuticals once they’re healed. Dr. John Rengen Virapen, former Eli Lilly & Co. executive, recently came forward as a whistleblower about how drug companies profit immensely from chronic illness manipulating the government and mainstream media to push dangerous, ineffective drugs.
A new study has shown that a liquid cannabis medicine could help control seizures of children with severe epilepsy. When 213 individuals took the medicine ranging in age from toddlers to adults, all having severe epilepsy caused by Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and none of them responding to conventional drugs or other treatments they all responded positively to the cannabis medicine. Only 10% had to stop taking it due to tiredness, diarrhea, and decreased appetite.
Tyson Foods, largest poultry producer in the nation is set to stop feeding its chickens antibiotics that are used for people by 2017.
A Danish study found that chemicals found in pizza boxes and burger wrappers could increase risk of miscarriage up to 16 times. Of 392 women assessed before the twelfth week of pregnancy, 56 women who suffered a miscarriage have much higher levels of these water and grease-resistant chemicals, called perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS), in their blood. PFAS used widely in greaseproof food packaging, in fast food and microwaveable popcorn. The chemicals also used in outdoor clothing to provide waterproof qualities.
Around 90% of people aren’t getting enough of an important nutrient that could prevent Alzheimer’s and other degenerative neurological diseases. It is found in olive oil, and in almonds, sunflower seeds and avocados. This all important nutrient is Vitamin E.
The United States government has lowered fluoride levels in drinking water for the first time in 50 years following research by Harvard and other institutions that high exposure to fluoride can lower your IQ and wreak havoc on your body.
Iranian researchers have produced a nano-drug which has proven effective in battling treatment resistant cancers. Research has proven that curcumin, which is found in turmeric, has anti-cancer and cancer preventing properties apart from its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,
State Representative Carol Alvarado from Houston has filed HB 3499, a GMO labeling bill that would require all food sold in Texas to be clearly marked to inform the consumer that they contain genetically modified ingredients.
Following the wave of corporations responding to consumer activism like never before, Pepsi has announced that it will be removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi product.
Vermont became the first state to become GMO-labeled. GMO labeling rulewill become effective July 1, 2016. Attorney General Bill Sorrell: GMO labeling law gives ample time to food manufacturers to change their products or lose an entire state’s business.
7 million turkeys and chickens killed, result of bird flu outbreak in the United States, spread to states of Minnesota, Iowa, California, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. Scientists mystified why it is moving so rapidly, has potential to kill entire flock of chickens or turkeys in 48 hours.
Class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals.
Due to massive government subsidies given to farmers to grow genetically engineered crops in the past, U.S. food manufacturers and farmers are now being caught blindsided by the sweeping demand for non-gmo and organic crops. In a twist of irony, this is driving a massive increase of organic crop imports from nations that are largely free of bioengineering.
David Hibbitt's attempts at traditional cancer treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy failed to get rid of his stage-three bowel cancer. Cannabis oil was a last ditch effort, and it worked. claims his recovery is due to taking cannabis oil.
International Agency for Research on Cancer: glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. Argentina’s union of doctors and health professionals, FESPROSA, issued a statement of support of its 30,000 members behind the decision. Physicians Network of Sprayed Peoples (RMPF): Where glyphosate falls, only GMOs can grow. Everything else dies.”
Glyphosate exposure was found to be positively associated with a particular type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – called B cell lymphoma. Human blood is not ‘Roundup Ready.‘
Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day. They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man's kidney problems: He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. Black tea has a chemical known to cause kidney stones or even kidney failure in excessive amounts.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States 27,814 certified organic operations around the world. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: “As demand for organic products continues to soar, more producers are entering the organic market.”
U.S. sales of organic products jumped 11 percent last year to more than $39 billion. U.S. organic operations has grown 250 percent since the government started certifying organic products 2002, according to Agriculture Department. Much of the growth is in nonfood items like textiles and personal care items. Sales jumped 14 percent last year, totaled more than $3 billion.
Orthorexia is an obsessive-compulsive process characterized by extreme care and selection of pure ‘healthy’ food. Orthorexics obsessively avoid foods which contain artificial colours, flavours, preservant agents, pesticide residues or genetically modified ingredients, unhealthy fats, foods containing too much salt or sugar and other components. Preparation, kitchenware used are part of the obsessive ritual. Treatment of orthorexia require a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychoterapists and dietitians. In some cases, antiserotoninergic drugs may be required as part of the treatment.
Italian study backs up tests carried out by the charity Medical Detection Dogs, which is based in Buckinghamshire.
Appearing live with Dr. Oz was pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and food advocate Robyn O’Brien. Early in the episode, Dr. Oz stated for the record: “My goal is to always have an open and honest conversation, you all know that, but I couldn’t get anyone to appear on the show that supports glyphosate. I reached out to the Grocery Manufacturers of America, Crop Life America, and Monsanto and they all declined to be on the show.”
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago tracked the diets and cognitive abilities of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years. They found a significant decrease in the rate of cognitive decline for participants who consumed greater amounts of green leafy vegetables.
Organic-food output that has failed to keep pace with surging consumer demand, U.S. retail sales of organic food more than tripled to $32.3 billion over the decade through 2013.
Monsanto employee, Dr. William “Bill” Moar, who gives talks on Monsanto’s products to reassure everyone that they are safe, revealed that Monsanto had“An entire department” dedicated to “debunking” science which disagreed with theirs.”
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