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Canada threatens US with retaliation over meat-labeling mandate

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

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

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

Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 virus scare

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

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

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

Chilean Legislation Removes Mercury from Vaccines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Utah Is Ending Homelessness By Giving People Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shock Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

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

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

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

Compound found in marijuana shown to ‘turn off’ cancer

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

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

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

Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds and the Reason Will Surprise You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ban: Hawaii First State to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

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

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

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

Tennessee death toll from H1N1 flu hits double digits

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

Link: /Tennessee death toll from H1N1 flu hits double digits

12 people in Middle Tennessee have officially died from complications due to the H1N1 strain of influenza, and many more could have had or died from complications Flu is now circulating throughout the state. Influenza is a potentially deadly illness.

Radioactive Waste Dumped by Oil Companies Is Seeping out of the Ground in North Dakota

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Radioactive_Waste_Dumped_by_Oil_Companies_Is_Seeping_out_of_the_Ground_in_North_Dakota/32320/0/38/38/Y/M.html

oil companies and state executives in North Dakota hid the news from the public that nearly 300 oil spills occured between 2011 and 2013, radioactive toxic sludge is brimming back up to the surface, bubbling forth from the ground and mixing with fresh water across the state.

JEFF EDELSTEIN: Weedman in jail for marijuana, allowed to leave jail to smoke marijuana

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20140126/jeff-edelstein-weedman-in-jail-for-marijuana-allowed-to-leave-jail-to-smoke-marijuana

Ed Forchion in jail due to marijuana, gets out of jail once a month for 10 days to go smoke marijuana. Cancer patient, gets medical marijuana in California. In New Jersey, caught with pound of pot. New Jersey passed laws legalizing medical marijuana while in jail. Dazed and confused.

H1N1 spreading in Florida as part of nationwide flu 'epidemic'

January 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/1/20/florida_flu_epidemic.html

U.S. health officials are officially calling the rise of flu cases an "epidemic" as a strand of H1N1 -- the same type of strain as the so-called "swine flu" that spread nationwide in 2009 -- continues to affect two crucial groups: pregnant women and people under 40 years old.

Pesticides Are Making Bees Smaller And Weaker

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Pesticides_Are_Making_Bees_Smaller_And_Weaker/32196/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Scientists in the UK conducted laboratory tests which showed how a pyrethroid pesticide stunted the growth of worker bumblebee larvae, causing them to hatch out reduced in size.Pyrethroid pesticides are commonly used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage.

Former West Virginia Miner: We've Been Dumping Those Chemicals In The Water For Decades

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Former_West_Virginia_Miner%3A_We%27ve_Been_Dumping_Those_Chemicals_In_The_Water_For_Decades/32222/0/38/38/Y/M.html

When 7,500 gallons of toxic 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) spilled into Elk River in West Virginia, former miner Joe Stanley was prepared. He hadn’t drank the water for years. MCHM was just one of the chemicals we dumped into old mine shafts, slurry ponds, seeping into the groundwater for years.

Crisis Reality: “Within An Hour the Stores Were Emptied”

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/crisis-reality-within-an-hour-the-stores-were-emptied_01212014

When toxic chemicals spilled into the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia a couple of weeks ago we got another glimpse into what the world might look like in the aftermath of a major, widespread disaster. Immediately after the announcement, the stores in the area were rushed for any bottled water products.

More Crude Spilled in 2013 Than Previous Four Decades Combined

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/crude-spilled-2013-previous-four-decades-combined/

More crude oil spilled from train accidents in 2013 alone than in the previous four decades combined—an alarming number. not included in the report is a derailment near Casselton, N.D. on Dec. 30 in which an estimated 400,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled and the town of Casselton was forced to evacuate.

Hospital Visitations Double in WVA After Government Says Water is Safe to Drink

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://intellihub.com/2014/01/21/hospital-visitations-double-in-wva-after-government-says-water-is-safe-to-drink/

Residents in West Virginia have been told that water is safe to drink following a recent chemical spill, but people continue to pour into emergency rooms. 411 patients have been treated for chemical-related illnesses at 10 different hospitals between January 9 and January 18.

Organic food shortage hitting the US: are Americans becoming more health conscious? -Video

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/01/organic-food-shortage-hitting-us-are.html

Nationwide shortage of organic eggs,certain kinds of organic produce temporarily limited. Organic food sales in the United States have increased from approximately $11 billion in 2004 to an estimated $27 billion in 2012. The consumer is waking up.

GMO-Free Cheerios: Well-Played Marketing, General Mills

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-free-cheerios-well-played-marketing-general-mills/

General Mills announced Cheerios, would be GMO-free. all General Mills had to do was change two relatively small ingredients—corn starch and sugar beets—both of which were used in small amounts. Cheerios are mostly oats and oats are not genetically modified. Smart marketing move.

Children Burned With Cigarettes by Israeli Soldiers in Illegal Settlement

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Police State, Health

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/21334-children-burned-with-cigarettes-by-israeli-soldiers-in-illegal-settlement

Three Palestinian children were allegedly burned with lit cigarettes and denied access to food, water or toilet facilities after being arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers and police in September, allegedly assaulted and abused. All three of them were accused of stone throwing.

End Near for Shackling of Pregnant Women

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights-reproductive-freedom/end-near-shackling-pregnant-women

The massive $1.1 trillion spending bill (“omnibus”) passed by Congress last week and signed into law by President Obama includes a significant victory: a provision aimed at ending the atrocious practice of shackling pregnant women in immigration detention facilities.

China exports pollution across Pacific along with phones and TVs, says study

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014704405

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Pollution from China’s export manufacturers is travelling across the Pacific Ocean to reach the U.S. West Coast. China’s economic ascent has been accompanied by surge in pollution has 16 of the 20 most-polluted cities globally.

Indiana police chief accidentally shoots himself for the second time

January 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/indiana-police-chief-councellor-981/

33-year veteran of the Connersville Police Department, Councellor had taken his Glock out to compare it to another gun in the store. When he tried putting the gun back into his holster, he found himself shooting his own thigh. “It got tangled in my clothing, “I need to pay more attention.”

Hacking expert David Kennedy says he cracked HealthCare.gov in 4 minutes

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Hacking_expert_David_Kennedy_says_he_cracked_HealthCare.gov_in_4_minutes/32177/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Hacking expert David Kennedy: gaining access to 70,000 personal records of Obamacare enrollees via HealthCare.gov took about 4 minutes and required nothing more than a standard browser,extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself.

Turkey signs law ‘criminalizing’ medical first aid without govt permit

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/turkey-health-ban-aid-850/

A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who treat activists injured during protests. Up to three years in prison or a fine of almost $1 million.

Media Propagandist Says That Cannabis Users “Kill Whole Families” -Video

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Police State, Health

Link: http://intellihub.com/2014/01/20/media-propagandist-says-that-cannabis-users-kill-whole-families/

Nancy Grace; reason I’m against legalization: I’ve people addicted to pot, each other, stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families wipe out a whole family, losing jobs, wrecked cars, cant’t make house payments.

Company responsible for West Virginia chemical spill declares bankruptcy

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/20/free-j20.html

Freedom Industries the company responsible for chemical leak, which poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. attempt by the company to escape legal, financial responsibility for the chemical spill, as it will put on hold the some 25 lawsuits already filed.

Hawaii Bans GMO Biotech – Citizens Cheer in Excitement

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/big-island-hawaii-bans-gmo-biotech/

mayor of the Big Island Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has now banned biotech GMO from his island, agriculture industry largely opposed it. Furthermore, Kenoi wants to encourage community-based farming and ranching, with a nod to local commerce instead of international biotech monopolies.

Cows Eat What?! 6 Surprising Things Fed to US Cows

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/cows-eat-6-surprising-things-fed-us-cows/

1. Antibiotics 2 Fish Heads 3. Chicken Feces 4. Ground Rock - Limestone, a rock, makes for great calcium 5 Sawdust 6. Candy

Obama: Pot is ‘a bad habit’ that is no ‘more dangerous than alcohol’

January 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/19/obama-pot-is-a-bad-habit-that-is-no-more-dangerous-than-alcohol/

President Obama: smoking marijuana “a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Less dangerous” than cigarettes or alcohol, It’s not something I encourage.”

China Blames Smuggled U.S. GMO Corn for Crop Failure

January 19th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/china-blames-us-gmo-corn-crop-failure/

China struggled to keep genetically modified foods out of their country, rejecting, incinerating US shipments of corn by the boatload. some seeds may have made their way in blamed for crop failure. Police busted a seed smuggling case that may have contributed to the failure of 200 acres of corn.

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