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Whole Foods to Label GMO Products

Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Whole Foods to Label GMO Products

Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores that contain genetically modified ingredients will be labeled as such by 2018.

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US Farmers Flood Fields With Dangerous Poison To Fight Monsanto Superweeds

Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
US Farmers Flood Fields With Dangerous Poison To Fight Monsanto Superweeds

As of 2012, almost 50% of US farms had superweeds. Many US farmers, go to a strategy called “burndown,” which is just as bad as it sounds. You use something a lot stronger than Roundup to kill those weeds…

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India Farmers Growing World Record Amounts of Rice – with No GM, and No Herbicide

Written by on February 25, 2013 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 1 Comment
India Farmers Growing World Record Amounts of Rice – with No GM, and No Herbicide

In a village in India’s poorest state, Bihar, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice – with no GM, and no herbicide. Is this one solution to world food shortages?

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Hair Dyes Used By Millions Of Women Are Linked to Chemicals That Can Cause Cancer

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 1 Comment
Hair Dyes Used By Millions Of Women Are Linked to Chemicals That Can Cause Cancer

Hair dyes used by millions of women contain chemicals linked to cancer, British scientists have warned.

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Shock CDC Study: Flu Vaccine Ineffective in 91% of Seniors

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 3 Comments
Shock CDC Study: Flu Vaccine Ineffective in 91% of Seniors

A study released today by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows shockingly low rates of effectiveness for this year’s flu vaccine. According to the report, the flu vaccine was effective for only 9% of seniors over 65 years old. In other words, 91% of seniors in the study who were vaccinated still ended up getting the flu.

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Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France

Written by on February 21, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 3 Comments
Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France

In the first such case heard in court in France, grain grower Paul Francois, 47, says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, headaches and stammering after inhaling Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller in 2004. He blames the agri-business giant for not providing adequate warnings on the product label.

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Supreme Court Sympathizes With Monsanto In Seed Patent Case

Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Farming, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Sympathizes With Monsanto In Seed Patent Case

Monsanto insists that farmers are prohibited from saving “second generation” seeds used after a preliminary harvest because those seeds, like the original, are resistant to herbicides and could thus be used for multiple grow seasons without a license. According to Bloomberg News, Justice Stephen Breyer seemed to agree with that interpretation during Tuesday’s hearing and told Mr. Bowman’s lawyer, “What [the law] prohibits is making a copy of the patented invention, and that is what he did.”

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Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence is Slowly Declining

Posted by on February 17, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Nature with 5 Comments
Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence is Slowly Declining

Despite our advancements over hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But there is more to it than that…

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Jonathan Willbanks — Avoiding Toxic Shampoo Ingredients

Posted by on February 17, 2013 in Environmental Hazards, Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Jonathan Willbanks — Avoiding Toxic Shampoo Ingredients

Jonathan Willbanks discusses what’s wrong with mainstream shampoo products, most notably the heavy presence of known carcinogens/endocrine disruptors such as parabens, sodium lauryl and laureth sulfate, and phthalates. Also discussed is Jonathan’s favorite non-toxic, cost effective shampoo brand from Jason Naturals.

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Jonathan Willbanks: Tasty, Affordable, Convenient Non-GMO Snacks

Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Jonathan Willbanks: Tasty, Affordable, Convenient Non-GMO Snacks

Jonathan Willbanks discusses the challenges of finding healthier non-GMO snack food alternatives at mainstream grocery stores, and reviews Food Should Taste Good brand snack chips. Food Should Taste Good products are widely available even at mainstream grocery stores, and offer a delicious, gluten-free, non-GMO alternative for health conscious snackers.

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Do GMO Crops Really Have Higher Yields?

Written by on February 13, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Do GMO Crops Really Have Higher Yields?

According to the biotech industry, genetically modified (GM) crops are a boon to humanity because they allow farmers to “generate higher crop yields with fewer inputs,” as the trade group Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) puts it on its web page. Turns out this is highly questionable.

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Bill Gates Dodges Questions on Why He Owns 500,000 Shares of Monsanto

Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Bill Gates Dodges Questions on Why He Owns 500,000 Shares of Monsanto

Gates owns 500,000 shares worth 23 million US dollars (or more) of Monsanto stock. The very same company that has been caught running slave rings in Argentina in which workers were forced to work 14+ hours a day while withholding payment, has used their massive finances to fund organizations that literally fake FDA quotes to support GMOs, and of course peddling through GMOs that have been linked to numerous health concerns.

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Anthony Gucciardi: Safety Group Blows Lid on ‘Secret Virus’ Hidden in GMO Crops

Posted by on February 7, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
Anthony Gucciardi: Safety Group Blows Lid on ‘Secret Virus’ Hidden in GMO Crops

Yet another disturbing reason has emerged as to why you should be avoiding health-devastating genetically modified organisms, and it may be one of the most concerning yet. We know that GMO consumption has been linked to a host of serious conditions, but one thing we are not so sure about is the recent discovery of a hidden viral gene deep within genetically modified crops.

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GMO Giant Monsanto Joins Big Business Coalition for UN Agenda 21

Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments
GMO Giant Monsanto Joins Big Business Coalition for UN Agenda 21

Corporate giant Monsanto, known for its controversial business model, lobbying, and its widely criticized genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has officially joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a group of powerful interests including major banks and Big Oil backing the United Nations “Agenda 21” scheme for so-called “sustainable development.”

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Are Wal-Mart, Pepsi and 20 Major Food Companies Considering Lobbying FDA For GMO Labeling?

Are Wal-Mart, Pepsi and 20 Major Food Companies Considering Lobbying FDA For GMO Labeling?

A lot of events are converging to create a tipping point to finally allow the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods.

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