Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week

Bill that would outlaw labeling of GMO products to reach Senate floor this week
If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” –Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 In this day and age, we are so very fond of our apocalypse tales. From zombies to meteors to tidal waves to alien invasions–it’s almost as if we can’t wait for the end of the world to arrive.… Read the rest

Study accidentally shows the increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to statin use

Study accidentally shows the increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to statin use
  A recent Swedish study seems to show that the use of statins, found in commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor, can actually increase the chances of a person suffering cardiovascular disease or even a cardiovascular event. The study, conducted at The Institute of Environmental Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden was looking at a possible relationship between the levels of PCSK9, An enzyme found in the blood, and cardiovascular disease in older individuals.… Read the rest

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval
France and a growing chorus of other EU countries are preparing to just say no to Monsanto and its toxic herbicide Roundup in a way that could make a real dent in the agrichem corporation’s bottom line. A recent vote set to determine whether the EU would re-approve the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on crops throughout the union has been postponed.… Read the rest

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display
Not a day goes by without some politician or another doing something utterly hypocritical. It is increasingly apparent that anyone who goes into politics isn’t actually a human, but rather a person-shaped alien who is lacking the gene marker for what we earthlings call “shame.” But with the passage of the SAFE Act–the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act–through the Senate Agriculture committee, Americans are one step closer to not being able to know what GMOs are in our food.… Read the rest

Twelve-year-old girl suddenly dies after receiving Gardasil HPV vaccine

Twelve-year-old girl suddenly dies after receiving Gardasil HPV vaccine
You Can Say NO to Vaccine Mandates Here: http://TinyURL.com/VaccinationISViolation A Wisconsin family’s tragic loss of their 12-year-old daughter after receiving the Gardasil HPV vaccine has ramped up the questions people are asking about the efficacy and safety of the shots. Meredith Prohaska, appearing in a family photo as a mop-topped, blond, barefoot kid happily climbing on some rocks, was taken from her family hours after being given the vaccine.… Read the rest

Students protesting coal ash dumping in Virginia rivers arrested

Students protesting coal ash dumping in Virginia rivers arrested
A group of students protesting a Richmond, Virginia utility dumping coal ash into local rivers were arrested last week during a sit-in at the regulatory agency’s office, as the battle over state regulation of the dumping practices heats up. The seventeen college students who were arrested are part of a group called the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition. The group’s demands include calls for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to revoke the permits that currently allow Dominion Resources to dump coal ash wastewater into local rivers.… Read the rest

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY
Congress’ latest outrage: toxic chemical safe levels decided not by science, but by lobbyists   There are certain people we entrust with certain decisions. You have a financial advisor for your money questions. You wouldn’t ask the guy pumping your gas for stock tips. And when it comes to our health and physical well-being, most of us would probably agree that our questions are best answered by scientists and doctors.… Read the rest

TIME TO DECRIMINALIZE

TIME TO DECRIMINALIZE
New study calls drug war a failure, says it’s time to decriminalize A recent Johns Hopkins study calls out the drug war as the massive failure it has proven to be, and exhorts the US and other countries to pursue a humane policy of decriminalizing non-violent minor drug offenses. Citing damage done to public health, human rights, and infection rates, the study, known as the Johns Hopkins-Lancet Commission on Public Health and International Drug Policy, suggests its time to decriminalize all minor use infractions, and possession of all drugs so long as there is no violence involved in the offenses.… Read the rest

SYRIA MEASLES VACCINE KILLS 15

SYRIA MEASLES VACCINE KILLS 15
UN Measles Vaccination Program In Syria Halted After 15 Children Die Suddenly 15 Syrian Children Under The Age Of Two Dead Following UN Measles Vaccination You Can Say NO to Vaccine Mandates Here: http://TinyURL.com/VaccinationISViolation   It’s amazing sometimes to see what the mainstream media will report and what they leave alone. Every twitch and eye roll of the current presidential campaign gets puffed up and scrutinized until the press comes across like a crowd of elementary school kids surrounding an escalating conflict, doing more taunting and name-calling than either of the would-be combatants.… Read the rest

GLOBAL WARMING MAKING US SICK

GLOBAL WARMING MAKING US SICK
Three-Year Study Shows The Health Impacts Of Global Warming Climate Change Is Real, And It’s Dangerous For The World. But It’s Also Hurting Your Health. Here’s How. Climate change deniers are fond of imagining their personal aloofness from the depredations of global warming. The effects are all going to come to bear on poor people, people in other countries, on the land itself, or on the animals.… Read the rest