Evacuees have mixed feelings about returning, thinks government using residents as "guinea pigs" to test if larger returns possible. Flailing authoritarian regime, crashing economy, demographic collapse with no options. Government: children were getting sick because they were not going out enough!
70 people died from Ebola virus in Guinea in recent weeks, officialsshut down country’s border, already spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Fatality rate of 90%, Government bans bat soup, fear a person incubating Ebola travelling through an international airport, infecting people from around the globe.
The court unanimously ruled to annul a decision, previously passed by the Technical Committee on National Security (CTNBio), that would have allowed Bayer’s transgenic, GMO corn, called Liberty Link, to infiltrate the agricultural landscape of the country.
Heinz called to task over “all natural” claim on its bottles of white vinegar. Plaintiff Debbie Banafsheha: Heinz Distilled White Vinegar can’t be considered natural because it’s made with GMO corn. Heinz doesn’t say its vinegar is made with non-GMO corn, claims the ingredients are “all natural.
City and county meeting assembled in Albuquerque to discuss the fluoridation of the community’s water supply. Heavily protested by doctors, dentists, and parents, city decided to continue dumping fluoride into the municipal water, delaying a vote to ban fluoride which should happen this Spring.
British Medical Journal: Exposure to cell phone towers alters brain function in alarming ways, causing a lack of concentration, irritability, difficulty sleeping and lack of appetite. The closer a person lives to a cell tower, the greater the severity of their symptoms regardless of race, income level and other demographics.
GMO food label bill passed by the House awaits a final O.K. by the Senate. Dairy would be excluded from the bill, currently there is no GMO dairy in Vermont. Monsanto legal challenge could end up costing state $5 million, potential reimbursement for a victorious plaintiff – Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta.
NYT reports in “Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids. Takes aim at the supplement industry, pointing out that it lacks government regulations in the same manner that drugs do. Doesn’t discuss what accounts for 80% of drug-related injuries, drugs like Tylenol.
A non-toxic, fermented wheat germ shown to halt aberrations in cells that which makes ‘good’ cells turn cancerous. Fermented wheat germ, Avemar (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) made by standardized, patented process, inhibits interference in enzymatic activity.
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa ordered Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the benefits of GM crops, including a “healthier environment” and more food sustainably. According to the ASA, the claims made of genetically engineered crops are unsubstantiated.
UN "Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase over the coming decades," amid surging populations and economies. This increase could badly strain earth's limited resources. UN, “To obtain water requires energy, and to produce energy requires water.
cannabis oil may be the solution for Lyme disease. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated substance that’s extracted and reduced from large amounts of cannabis with a beneficial balance of THC and othe cannabinoids. Available in states that allow medical marijuana.
French government are putting pressure on the European Union (EU) to define the list of growing chemicals in those foods, and to raise awareness about the serious detriment they pose to people’s health. GMOs aren’t the only poisons being rejected by France.
Almost every cancer patient shows insufficient levels of vitamin D, helps the body use calcium and phosphorus obtained through exposure to sunlight. Also obtained from some foods and dietary supplements. Found in fatty fish, fish liver oils, and eggs. Many foods are fortified with Vitamin D.
France’s agriculture ministry temporarily banned sale, use,cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically engineered (GE) corn, only varietyauthorized in the European Union (EU). French government, saya GE crops present environmental risks. Decision timed to block seasonal planting.
Larry Basich bought plan, Nevada Health Link insurance exchange payed premiums since November. No confirmation he had insurance. Nevada Health Link said he is enrolled, UnitedHealthcare said he wasn’t in their system, heart attack. $407,000 medical bills that no insurer is covering.
Proposed rule change allow insurance companies to keep an additional two percent of premiums for purposes other than medical care, reduce amount insurance providers will be required to pay for people’s medical care while increasing the amount companies allowed to retain for profit, executive pay.
Sri Lanka has become the first country to ban Monsanto’s toxic RoundUp Ready chemical, glyphosate, in light of recent studies linking it to chronic kidney failure, made their decision shortly after a similar ban in El Salvador for the same reason, banned GMOs in 2003.
Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, Dr. Christina Sanchez studying anti-tumor effects of THC,main psychoactive component of cannabis, for over a decade. British scientist, Wai Liu, University of London’s St. George’s medical school. research reveals how THC has ‘potent anti-cancer activity.
Could have more life forms invented in a lab than in nature. Unlike older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology seeks to create new organisms that do not exist on earth. First species on the planet whose parent is a computer. Synthetic vanilla: insert coded DNA into yeast.
FDA recently revealed proposed new food labels, still missing GMO and fluoride labeling. considering whether to allow for voluntary listing of fluoride inclusion. Currently, fluoride cannot be listed on a nutrition label even if a food maker wants to put it there. Fluoride is a dangerous neurotoxin,
China Ministry of Education announced that they do not serve GMO foods in their cafeteria, GMO foods still being served to children who attend public schools, Ministry of Finance bars GMOs.
FDA: recently-launched Zohydro fills an "important and unique niche" for treating chronic pain.First single-ingredient hydrocodone drug cleared for U.S. patients. Each extended-release pill contains up to five times more of the narcotic than previously available combination pills, such as Vicodin.
Obama promised in his 2007 campaign to label GMOs, has yet to follow through. Now, over 200 anti-GMO groups are pressuring Obama to act. 20 states considering GE labeling. FDA has ability to require food industry to label foods as genetically modified, but do not, require labeling of 3000 food ingredients.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food; current global food system needs to be "radically" and "democratically" changed to alleviate global hunger over profits of monopolized industrialization, pesticide-heavy agribusiness corporations. System led to loss in biodiversity, soil erosion, pollution.
State Utilities Commission will have final say on whether Duke’s 3.2 million customers will foot the bill for $1 billion effort, households to pay between 75 cents a month for 15 years. Coal ash is waste left after burning coal that contains over a dozen toxic heavy metals; arsenic, mercury, lead.
Colorado Department of Revenue: collected $1.4 million from a 10 percent sales tax on marijuana, as well as $416,690 from the state’s normal 2.9 percent sales tax. Another $195,318 came in through an excise tax. $14 million in total retail marijuana sales for January.
As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the Contaminated water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean. Four hundred and thirty-six tons of contaminated water is stored in 1,200 tanks. Storing the massive amounts of water in tanks is not sustainable.
Congress is proposing a bill – No. 268/2007, that would allow exemptions on a current GMO ban, which restricts terminator technology in the country. This would then allow these seeds to cross-contaminate organic crops. ‘Terminator’ or ‘suicide’ seeds are planned to die in one year
Dr. DiNicolantonio cardiovascular researcher: low-fat diets do not curb heart disease or help you live longer, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated fats the real culprits, instead focus on eating “real food” or foods that are unprocessed, organic nuts, vegetables, fruits, and grass-fed meat.
Here are two basic facts to remember about the health care system in the United States. First, there is the high cost, as noted in a 2012 report on PBS: How much is good health care worth to you? $8,233 per year? That’s how much the U.S. spends per person.
14-year-old girl, Kayona Hagen-Tietz was swimming for health class, fire alarm tripped due to science experiment gone awry in school. Her clothes were in her locker. Teacher told her not enough time to change. Forced outside per fire alarm protocol ten minutes, in St. Paul, Minnesota, it was -5 degrees.
California Democrats voted overwhelmingly to add marijuana legalization to the state party’s official platform. Issue not expected to be put up for a vote during2014 midterms. Instead, advocates have decided to wait until 2016, when a larger percentage of the population is engaged with the national election.
Georgia, lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a measure that would allow children access to the non-psychoactive liquid cannabis derivative, would make it legal to possess prescribed cannabidiol (CBD), which does not contain THC, or the psychoactive component in marijuana.
Tens of thousands rallied in the country’s capital Sunday to protest against the nuclear industry and speak out against the government’s plans to resume nuke energy production to power the economy. Today, there is no electricity flowing in Japan that is made at nuclear plants.
Pollen crucial to health of bees. Bees crucial to the health of plants, therefore humans. Research shows commonly–used pesticides destroying bees’ ability to carry pollen, their only source of protein 75% of world’s crops require pollination by insects. Bees the biggest pollinators, bee populations are falling.
. Justin King, chief executive officer of UK grocer J Sainsbury Plc, says that ‘most people aren’t against GMO,’ but that they just need to be convinced genetically modified and transgenic crops are good for them. Significant minority vocally and vehemently against it, vast majority tcould be persuaded.
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
Medical pot legislation thus far been curbed by the state Senate. People across the country leaving their states where marijuana treatment is unobtainable and punishable by arrest in order to seek out the best possible natural medicine that money can buy, known as “marijuana refugees.
Malaria is on the march to higher elevations as temperatures warm due to climate change, a trend that could increase the number of people sickened by the disease, researchers said Thursday. Study in U.S. journal Science based on records from highland regions of Ethiopia and Colombia,
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