Ecuadorian government is now attempting to take down Ecuador's indigenous leaders who are committed to defending their territory from any oil development plans by companies. Attorney General, accuses leaders of crime of threat" during protests against the oil auction.
A labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled that the construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting work on the site. The three judge court ruled 2-1 in favor of the activists who filed a legal appeal against Monsanto’s GMO seed plant on environmental protection grounds.
The company said that for the quarter ending November 30, 2013 it earned $368 million, or 69 cents per share. Monsanto’s total revenue rose 7 percent last quarter to $3.1 billion. Germany, France, Italy proposed national bans on GMOs. Zambia, Benin,Serbia agreed on total bans altogether.
Canadian officials confirmed human death from H5N1 bird flu, first reported in North America from the virus. H5N1 avian influenza infects lower respiratory tract deep in the lung can cause deadly pneumonia. World Health Organization:648 confirmed human cases of H5N1, most in Asia. 384 infections fatal.
Radio Disney made 26 stops across Ohio with a pro-fracking group to promote oil and gas to elementary school students. An educational program funded by Ohio’s oil and gas industry sponsored by Radio Disney has environmental activists, parent upset over what they say is a hijacking of public education.
Rivalry over water supplies can lead to bitter conflicts.since the mid-20th century, the planet's seen nearly 180 conflicts connected to water resources. These include both small and large-scale clashes - a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa.
Whole Foods announced last Thursday that they have now committed $25 million in funding to their Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP). Since 2007, they have provided 184 loans to 155 companies. Funds are targeted to help local growers, producers and food artisans. Company welcomes new loan applications.
Dr. Richard J. Roberts, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1993: pharmaceutical companies are interested in research that doesn’t cure but only make you experience an improvement that disappears when you stop taking the drug because drug companies often are not as interested in healing you as in getting money.
Wind turbines met 21.1% of electricity demand on the Spanish peninsular, narrowly beating the region's fleet of nuclear reactors, which provided 21% of power. Power output from combined cycle gas plants fell 34.2% year-on-year, coal-fired plants saw generation fall 27.3%, and nuclear power output fell 8.3%.
Health officials in California are now telling residents not to worry after a video uploaded to the internet last month seemed to show high levels of radiation at a Pacific Coast beach. Authorities saying that they have no reason to believe that conditions along the West Coast are unsafe.
Since the mid-20th century, the planet has seen nearly 180 disputes connected to water resources, and among the latest is Egypt. International law is not clear about water and water usage. If it’s a river it’s a different law from whether it’s a lake or a sea. When water crosses borders then you have conflicts.
PORTLAND -- Local emergency rooms are quickly filling up with flu victims and doctors said they are seeing a rise in H1N1, also known as swine flu. Across the country, the flu has been confirmed in every state and 25 states are reporting widespread flu activity. This year, H1N1 is the most common strain of flu.
“Plant Reproductive Material Law” regulates all plants, restrictions on vegetables and woodland trees, all other plants of any species. Illegal to grow, reproduce, or trade any vegetable seed or tree not tested, approved by government, more specifically the “EU Plant Variety Agency.” Heirloom seeds criminalized.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured a bone in her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland, also suffered heavy bruising in the accident. She will have to remain lying down as much as possible in the next three weeks and several visits will be cancelled.
Russia’s Rospotrebnadzor consumer rights protection agency has barred over 165 batches of Japanese products, including 132 used cars and 33 batches of spare parts, from entering Russia, citing radioactive pollution concerns, the agency said on its website.
As U S government continues push for more chemically-intensive, corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs,monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.
Obamacare bailout provision: Section 1341, “reinsurance” fund collected from insurers and self-insuring employers at $63 a head. This yields $20 billion over three years to cover losses. Section 1342, “risk corridor” provision that mandates taxpayer payout covering up to 80 percent of insurance-company losses.
Because a natural food cooking process always involves treating genetically modified bacteria with penicillin, lye, a vat of acid, cryogenic freezing, silicon oil, and more lye. More recently, MSG has been produced indirectly by denaturing proteins through a highly chemical process.
Shower with other people, go to bed early and stop drinking tea if you want to cut expenses, suggests British energy firm Frist Utility after whopping their prices up by 18 per cent. Said that customers should follow an “energy diet. Issuing ridiculous advice, insult and annoy many who are struggling.
As TEPCO began preparations for the cleaning of the drainage system with tons of leaked radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant,a former employee reveals the reason for so many leaks was cost cutting measures such as using duct tape.
Connecticut lawmakers recently took a significant step towards making that a reality when they passed legislation that would require the labeling of GMO foods. In order for the law to take effect, four other Northeastern states with a population of at least 20 million must pass similar bills.
Poll from The Washington Post, 42% of Democrats are against Obamacare. Elections in 2014 Democrats are running-not walking-away from Obamacare. Little known passage in the bill shows how you could get slapped with a $2,000 fine for not having health insurance - even if you do actually have it.
H1N1 incidences, has doubled in the past two weeks. Michigan, emergency departments are filled with hundreds of patients with flu. Swine flu spreads fast because it is highly contagious, expected to spread across the nation. many states are seeing widespread flu. Hit southeastern states hardest.
From 1946 to 1970, federal records show, 55-gallon drums and other containers of nuclear waste were pitched into the Atlantic and Pacific at dozens of sites off California, Massachusetts, other states, ranging from contaminated lab coats to waste from nuclear weapons, leakage from containers.
Scientists in China have successfully bred glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA. Researchers at the South China Agricultural University announced last month that they had successfully engineered 10 piglets that glowed green under a black light. Could help create more cost-effective medicines, therapies.
New herbicide-resistant, genetically modified corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered by Dow AgroSciences to survive the hefty application of 2,4-D, a widely used weed killer that’s commonly known as one of the ingredients in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.
California doubled its rooftop solar installations last year from 1,000 megawatts (MW) to 2,000 MW. , it took California over 30 years to build the first 1,000 MW of rooftop solar. As record numbers of homes and businesses go solar, utility companies growing uneasy about the threat it poses to their business.
Colorado marijuana dispensaries raked in $1 million on the first day of legalization. Marijuana was on sale at 24 stores, most located in Denver. Marijuana is legal with a doctor's note in 18 states.
the state's healthcare exchange touted as a model for Obamacare, But after signing up only 44 people throughout the month of November - at a cost of $300 million if that is "success," then maybe Oregonians don't want to know what failure looks like (or costs).
The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide, the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, to be delivered before the beginning of February.
Stores across Colorado selling joints, buds other pot-infused products to customers from across United States. Turning point in drug war. State regulations insist every marijuana plant must be tracked from seed to sale, 400,000 of 2m tags sent in the post did not reach all stores in time. allowed to sell regardless.
General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. But the boxes will say that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process,
"Sixty to seventy percent of the foods in US supermarkets. "Patents on seed are illegitimate because putting a toxic gene into a plant cell is not "creating" or "inventing" a plant. These are seeds of deception — the deception that Monsanto is the creator of seeds and life, strategy to strangle the food supply.
In a video revealing some scary facts about products labeled as organic, Mark Kastel, the Senior Farm Policy Analyst at the Cornucopia Institute, states that over 100 synthetic substances, as well as non-organic additives, are currently approved for use in organic foods.
An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops, according to a Reuters report from Beijing. Ministry of Environmental Protection:“moderate to severe pollution.”
Grassroots activists are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labeling laws and county bans on growing genetically engineered crops. GMO labeling laws are the cornerstone of the anti-GMO movement, demanding outright bans on the growing of GMO crops.
The Chinese government has banned its officials from smoking in public as part of an effort to limit smoking throughout the country. China has the largest number of smokers in the world. "Smoking by some party officials endangers public health, also damages the image of the party and the government."
The United States consumes more than 50 tons of antibiotics a day—80% of which is not used for humans. About 40 tons goes to promote agricultural production, such as giving antibiotics to cattle and chickens.
If a proposed ballot measure succeeds, California may become the third state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. By the state’s estimate, legalization would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year and generate about the same amount in new tax revenue.
The Los Angeles Police Department has announced plans to ramp up use of a portable tool that checks for drug use, beginning with a New Year’s Eve crackdown on intoxicated drivers. Officials cited increased medical marijuana use as a main justification. State supplied LAPD with swab testing tool.
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