Soy and corn sales eventually skyrocketed because food manufacturers could use these oils in place of butter or lard. This gave a big boost to their bottom lines.
Researchers from the National University of Río Cuarto, Cordoba (UNRC) compared children who lived close to a GM-soy growing area in Argentina to children who lived in another city in Cordoba that was not adjacent to GM soy fields. Genetic damage in the group of exposed children was 44% higher than in the unexposed children.
Agricultural Sciences, researchers have found that when soy is genetically engineered, it disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress and even sparks the production of carcinogenic formaldehyde.
Latvia and Greece have opted out of GMOs, as are Germany and Scotland, as part of the new allowances indicated in legislation that recently passed for EU countries.
World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has recently determined Roundup’s glyphosate is ‘number one’ among carcinogens, use of glyphosate in herbicides increased by 250 times in the United States the last 40 years.
The Department of Agriculture has been violating the Freedom of Information Act for over thirteen years, according to the Center for Food Safety (CFS), who is now suing the Agency for withholding information on the (lack of) safety of GMO crops.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected the recommendation of the high-level task force it convened after the March 2011 Fukushima disaster to require nuclear plant owners to develop and maintain plans for coping with a core-melt accident.
Roundup is not the only chemical approved for use just prior to harvest. Some fruits have been tested to find 13-15 different pesticides remain after harvesting. Other approved pre-harvest chemical desiccants include Paraquat.
The next time you throw a thick, juicy burger on the grill, keep this in mind: almost all ground beef on the market is contaminated with dangerous fecal matter. The news comes as researchers find horse meat and other undeclared species in products labeled ‘ground beef.’
AN EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT
Massive animal "die offs" in the Pacific. Disaster in Japan poses such a grave threat that, over time, the loss of the food chain--and in fact, the very plankton that generates the bulk of the breathable oxygen.
Rats who dined on a 33% GM diet for their full lifetimes, typically between 30 and 36 months, became seriously ill with health problems that started showing up at month four.
A company called Stericycle has produced data that it says proves organic food recalls are up. The news of the report was recently spread by the U.S. corporate media as a subtle propaganda campaign to directly condemn organic foods in hopes of offsetting growing consumer confidence and demand for organics.
Birth defects are on the rise in Hawaii, leaving many to wonder if pesticides are to blame – including some pediatricians who are witnessing a spike in birth defects in babies.
That toxic spill caused by the EPA out west continues to be a PR nightmare for the agency. Now they’re in even more trouble with the Navajo tribe, who couldn’t water their livestock because of the contamination. So the agency sent the tribe nine water tanks that turned out to be fouled with oil residue.
Monsanto has been warned, and Syngenta already moved their operations outside the county. Notice was given by Josephine County, Oregon that citizens are very serious about the GMO ban (Measure 17-58) that was passed last year. The cultivation of GMO crops will not be tolerated. Biotech companies have until September 4th, to either harvest their crops or destroy them, or face monetary penalties.
Cannabis is, in fact, extremely effective in fighting cancer, the US government admitted last week. The drug, illegal throughout most of the United States, is now recommended by the government’s official cancer advice website. Cannabis can also act as an anti-inflammatory agent, prevent the growth of cancer cells, block the flow of blood vessels to tumours, and help relieve muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
A class of insecticides linked to the decline of bees has more found in more than half of the streams in the United States where samples were taken, new research has found. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) say it is the first national-scale study of the presence of neonicotinoids, or "neonics," in urban and agricultural land use settings across the nation.
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have just completed a comprehensive analysis of roughly 275,000 water samples from 62,000 locations across the United States. They found that the parts of the High Plains Aquifer (also often referred to as the Ogallala) is saturated with uranium at a level that is 89 times higher than the EPA’s safe limit. The southern half of California’s Central Valley was even worse, with a uranium concentration 180 times higher than the EPA’s “maximum contaminant level;” nitrates in fertilizers and animal waste can cause the oxidation of naturally occurring uranium. Texas state officials had been concealing radioactive content of state drinking water for many years.
From selling Californians their own water at high costs during the worst drought in history to donating millions to fight GMO labeling through the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, Big Food company Nestle is becoming despised more every day. The Indian government has filed a class action suit for 6.4 billion rupees ($99 million) against Nestle’s Indian unit. The suit was sparked by Nestle selling contaminated goods and ‘trading unfairly’ after a regulator in Uttar Pradesh claimed they found excess lead in a package of Nestle’s instant noodles, with the brand name, Maggi.
Third massive marine oarfish found on the island in two years. The sleek silver fish was missing its pectoral fins and tail… perplexed researchers are looking for a reason why. Dr. Misty Paig-Tran from California State University Fullerton collected tissue samples… to determine whether it had any toxins in its system. Questions remain as to why these fish are dying. The conservationist also speculated that water pollution could be to blame.
Marijuana unfairly blamed for effects of ‘use’
Our love-hate relationship with this seven-pointed leaf has been going on for decades. In fact, marijuana was in the top five most controversial topics of 2014. And while it continues making headline, behind laboratory doors scientists are changing the way
When schools in California's Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) accompanied by nutrition and gardening education. 2010 Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act required schools in the U.S. to update their meal provisions to meet new USDA nutritional standards and offer more whole wheat products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins to children who receive subsidized school lunches.
Almost 2 million people in California and the Midwest live on aquifer sites which have up to 180 times the safe level of uranium, according to a recent study by US researchers. 275,000 groundwater samples were taken for evaluation, and it turns out that many Americans live about a kilometer from wells that are uranium-polluted, scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln discovered. Seventy-eight percent of the pollution comes from nitrate, the contaminator deriving from chemical fertilizers and animal waste. Nitrates oxidize uranium, making it soluble in groundwater.
Always look for the ‘USDA Organic’ certified seal. And for those who don’t trust the seal itself due to some shady practices, I can recommend you look on the back and see which ‘certifying body’ was responsible for the seal. Oregon Tilth is, generally speaking, at the top tier of organic quality.
The city of Spokane, Washington has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for allegedly selling chemicals for decades that it knew were harmful to human and environmental health. Marlene Feist, Spokane’s utilities spokeswoman, described the suit as “long-term litigation,” pointing out that the city will spend $300 million to keep PCBs and other pollutants from entering the river in coming years – all of which were caused by Monsanto’s dumping of chemicals via paint, inks, hydraulic fluids, and industrial sealants.
The toxic spill began Aug. 5 when an EPA contractor accidentally ruptured a wall holding back millions of gallons of wastewater containing a variety of toxic substances such as mercury and lead at a closed gold mine in Colorado.
Warm water killing fish in Mat-Su and Anchorage… killing salmon in the Matanuska and Susitna valleys… Arctic char… have also gone belly up dead salmon have been found near the [Knik River's] weir… Dead fish have been turning up in other Mat-Su streams…Juneau Empire, Aug 7, 2015: Herring mystery… dead baby herring in the algae-filled empty squares of the Statter Harbor breakwater. “It’s hard to know why, but there’s a lot of them,” Juneau-based marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway] Dead herring… on Unalaska shorelines… “Hundreds ofthe few that drifted on the beach were not being eaten by the eagles, or seagulls or terns.” Scientists have been receiving reports of dead and dying whales, birds and the small fish… “Their fins are deteriorated while their eyes are intact,” [Melissa Good, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks] said. Needlefish, thousands of millions [i.e. billions] of needlefish… For about a mile there was needlefish and smelts. Dead needlefish… It was just millions of needlefish, piles of them.
Bt toxins were found in 93% of the women tested and 80% of their unborn babies at the Sherbrooke Hospital in Canada. Glyphosate – found in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Round Up – is being found in people’s blood, urine, and breast milk around the nation
New Zealanders who eat a lot of seafood may be exposing themselves to radiation and putting their health at risk, a study suggests. Researchers found seafood such as mussels, paua and oysters contained concentrated levels of radiation. Those at particular risk were sub-populations for whom fish consumption was culturally important and those relying of fishing and shellfish collection to feed their families.
New evidence from Fukushima shows that as many as 2,000 people have died from necessary evacuations, writes Ian Fairlie, while another 5,000 will die from cancer. Future assessments of fatalities from nuclear disasters must include deaths from displacement-induced ill-heath and suicide in addition to those from direct radiation impacts.
Dr. Ramon Seidler, a retired senior scientist from the US Environmental Protection Agency, has become a leading spokesperson against genetically modified foods and the increasing use of pesticides with GM crops. GM crops literally suffocate the soil. Our soil is full of billions of tiny micro-organisms, and without them, the larger organism – the plant – cannot grow properly. Soil is a complex mixture of these micro-organisms, minerals, rock, fungi, organic matter, and bacteria. If you alter just one aspect of the soil, you alter everything that grows in it.
GM crops are taking important enzymes and minerals out of our soil.
Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it.
“Campbell’s will be launching several lines of organic kid’s soups, and removing MSG from all their kid’s soups. In August 2015, the company will introduce Campbell’s Organic soup for kids in three chicken noodle varieties. The soups will be non-GMO and certified Organic. Two years ago, Campbell’s contributed over $265,000 to halt GMO labeling with Initiative 522 in Washington State.
Latest study published at Science Direct: “Potential pathways of pesticide action on erectile function – A contributory factor in male infertility,” the study shows that along with heavy metals, radioactivity, and poisonous fumes of organic chemicals, pesticides are largely contributing to erectile dysfunction and the downfall of male fertility. Of course there are numerous “psychological, physiological, pathological, social, environmental, and nutritional factors.
The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for a spreading environmental disaster that is threatening crucial waterways throughout the Southwest. The catastrophe has contaminated rivers in Colorado and New Mexico with up to 3 million gallons of orange sludge containing lead, arsenic, cadmium and other toxic metals. One sample showed the lead level an astonishing 12,000 times the acceptable standard – standards set by the EPA. Mercury was 10 times the acceptable level, beryllium and cadmium 33 times, and arsenic 800 times.
The "Frankensteinian genetics" sown into our livestock: Chickens today grow at an extremely unnatural rate. Their legs often cannot keep up with the weight of their bodies and actually collapse underneath them, Faruqi says. "It would be similar to a human being gaining hundreds of pounds in the first couple of months of life."
California, where legislators are now moving forward with plans to force childhood vaccines on all adults who work in daycare centers, both private and public. ho work in daycare centers, both private and public. Senate Bill 792, also known as the “Day care facilities immunizations act.
Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States. 622 CPM, 124.4 Times Normal, Concord, NH. Gamma and Beta Radiation only.372 CPM, 74.4 Times Normal, Boston, MA. Gamma only.
354 CPM, 70.8 Times Normal, New York City, NY. Gamma only.532 CPM, 106.4 Times Normal, Pittsburgh, PA. Gamma and Beta only 562 CPM, 112.4 Times Normal, Raleigh, NC. Gamma only.344 CPM, 68.8 Times Normal, Atlanta, GA. Gamma only 495 CPM, 99 Times Normal, Miami, FL. Gamma only.
241 CPM, 48.2 Times Normal, Chicago, IL. Gamma only.
3 hrs ago - Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer, Revealed by Recent Surgery by The Associated Press 8/12/2015 1:41pm PDT The former U.S. President had surgery earlier this month to remove a small mass in his liver. ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carte ... (Associated Press)
Japan has begun a controversial return to nuclear power generation with the restart of a reactor in the country’s south-west, four and a half years after its faith in atomic energy was shattered by the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi.
Radiation leakage exerts a long term effect on the environment. It contaminates our food chain, the groundwater and the ocean. And the contaminated seawater will circulate around the globe
melamineOf the environmental factors that causes illness, researchers are serving this one up on a platter – a melamine platter. According to researchers at the American Chemical Society, the melamine found in plates and bowls could seep into food and cause adverse health issues.
In the cafeteria kitchen, in the giant food warehouse and freezer - Cabell County School's food service folks say they've stayed ahead of the game when it comes to federal nutrition requirements.
If it seems like you never see a teenager without a smartphone, it’s not your imagination playing tricks on you. Young people can scarcely live without their mobile devices, but that undying devotion could make their lives woefully unhappy, new data shows.
Scientists and environmentalists are concerned that a new technique for generated “supercharged” genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could be misused and trigger a health emergency or natural disaster.
A full report on glyphosate’s ability to cause cancer is making waves throughout the world. Glyphosate is the key component in Monsanto’s Roundup.
Another dead whale washes up on Pacifica beach — Yet another dead whale washed up at a Pacifica beach in what has become an inexplicable summer trend, marine officials reported… The whale that washed up Sunday is just the latest in a string of mysterious dead whales found in the area. A humpback whale washed up on Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica in May, and in April the rotting carcass of a sperm whale on the beach near Mori Point left scientists baffled as a dissection revealed no official cause of death.
We are about to enter August. And that’s a special month in India. Each year, on the 15th, the country commemorates the anniversary of independence from Britain. To mark the occasion, official public celebrations take place in Delhi with flag waving and fly-pasts, and the corporate media is awash with patriotic sentiments. Behind the scenes, however, agriculture, the very heart and soul of the nation, will continue to be restructured for the benefit of foreign interests, raising the question: just where does the notion independence sit with such a policy?
The WHO has already declared that five of the major chemical herbicides used to grow GMO crops are either likely or definitely cancerous, yet the USA still makes secret trade deals that would allow biotech to push their genetically modified ‘food’ on Americans who don’t want to eat it.
Amy’s Restaurant completely packed with long lines in the dining area and drive-thru, reported wait times of 15-20 minutes, can barely keep up with demand. Pays workers a living wage with health benefits; believed to be the first vegetarian fast food restaurant.
Children 18 months old having multiple rotten teeth pulled out, parents feed toddlers soft drinks. Dentist Rob Beaglehole:" pulled several teeth from 18-month-old, treated 2-year-old, had been drinking Coke from baby bottle, child's teeth dissolved down to gum line and bleeding. Extracted 11 teeth from 3-year-old, parents let him drink Coke to "keep him happy".
Dean Wharmby daily chugged 7-8 energy drinks, gorged on fatty foods, burgers, pizza, bacon sandwiches; took steroids to bulk up. Died of liver cancer; age 39. Fatty foods can cause a condition: non-alcoholic steotohepatitis, can lead to liver failure, cancer. Energy drinks linked to 184,000 deaths globally since 2010.
Scientist says unexplained mass whale deaths off Alaska island may remain a mystery — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales… 10 fin whales [and] eight humpback whales… scientists speculate the animals might have eaten something toxic…
New study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs cause more overdoses and deaths than all illegal drugs. According to government’s own statistics, on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, deaths relating to pharmaceutical drugs rose to23,000 last year, over half of total overdose deaths in the country.
Officials in city of Corpus Christi, Texas, did not warn its residents of E.coli contamination in water supply until several hours after confirming it at 9 a.m. on Friday – 7.5 hours after establishing the bacteria’s presence. Under state law, the city had until 9 a.m. to issue the warning.
Recent study from Germany found that 16 mothers in several different areas of the country tested for high levels of glyphosate in their breastmilk. Moms Across America, Sustainable Pulse study found 3 out of 10 moms tested had levels ten times higher allowed in drinking water.–Monsanto own test through Washington State University,found American mothers’ breast milk glyphosate-free.
Senior U.S. health officials squelched Food and Drug Administration proposal that would curb dentists' use of mercury fillings in cavities, one of the planet's nastiest toxins because it attacks the central nervous system, after a cost-benefit analysis by officials at the Department of Health and Human Services. Consumer lawyers pressing government to ban the compounds, as Denmark, Norway and Sweden have done.
House Agricultural Committee approved measure that bans mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, prevents cities and counties from banning GMO crops in their jurisdictions. Several counties in California and Oregon already have bans in place, threatens those restrictions. Paves way to preventing companies from telling you their food is GMO free.
GM soy is toxic to kidneys, liver, and reproductive system, almost 90 percent of soy grown in the US is genetically modified. DNA fragmentation increased significantly after rats fed GM soy Chromosomal, aberrations were observed.
According to a new study. Nuking your food in a Tupperware container unleashes a slew of toxic chemicals into the food, some of which cause insulin resistance and high blood pressure, two factors in diabetes. Even when unheated, the chemicals enter the body at small doses; Dr. Leonardo Transande, professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. “Heating enhances contamination.”
If your food isn’t certified organic, you’re consuming toxic food. Monsanto’s Round Up ‘pre-harvest’ spraying guide meant for conventional farmers recommends they spray crops just three days prior to harvest, they don’t just mean on GMO crops. Monsanto recommends spraying for: Wheat, Oats, Non-GMO Canola, Flax, Peas, Lentils, Non-GMO Soybeans, Dry Beans, Sugar Cane.
FDA calls MSG ‘generally recognized as safe,’ though the ingredient has been found to cause skin rashes, itching, hives, vomiting, asthma, heart irregularities, seizures, chest pain, nausea, weakness, and especially headaches and migraines, among other health issues.
SERMO represent 358,000 members, all verified and credentialed physicians. doctors primarily in the United States and Canada, network expanding to include global community. Of all doctors asked if GM foods should be labeled, 68 percent thought people should have right to know what is in their food.
Dr. Farid Fata admitted to falsely diagnosing patients with cancer, treating patients who did require treatment, over treating genuine cancer patients; pled guilty to fraud, lying to patients and insurance companies. Received $62 million from medicare. Many suffer permanent side effects due to overtreatment with chemo, hydration, iron infusions, blood transfusions, steroid injections,radiation treatments. Possibile 175-year prison sentence, his attorneys want that lowered to 25 years.
Past five years have seen the most growth of organic food demand, so high, it has surpassed current domestic supply. Many organic U.S. farms closed down due to lawsuits against them by Monsanto. U.S. was once biggest exporter of organic food; now spends more than $1 billion per year to import it, mostly from European Union (EU).
if a company decides a food additive it wants to use is safe, then it’s safe; case closed. All the company has to do is declare that the additive is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) without any involvement from the FDA.
Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services: Thousands of dentists implicated in questionable Medicaid bills for excessive, needless services to low-income children. Twenty-four services per day is average; two dentists averaged more than 500; one dentist provided 1,658 services in a single day. One dentist performed nineteen root canals—in addition to twenty-one other services on five year old child. Most children this age have twenty teeth.
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
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