Apr 18

- Are You Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?  (Economic Collapse, April 18, 2014):

Do you think that the price of food is high now?  Just wait.  If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade.  Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet.  You see, it isn’t just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices.  Down in Brazil (one of the leading exporters of food in the world), the drought has gotten so bad that 142 cities were rationing water at one point earlier this year.  And outbreaks of disease are also having a significant impact on our food supply.  A devastating pig virus that has never been seen in the U.S. before has already killed up to 6 million pigs.  Even if nothing else bad happens (and that is a very questionable assumption to make), our food prices are going to be moving aggressively upward for the foreseeable future.  But what if something does happen?  In recent years, global food reserves have dipped to extremely low levels, and a single major global event (war, pandemic, terror attack, planetary natural disaster, etc.) could create an unprecedented global food crisis very rapidly.

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Apr 16

- Nearly one million people relying on food handouts in UK (RT, April 16, 2014):

One of Britain’s largest food charities says that more than 900,000 people visited its food banks last year. The Wednesday report comes as 600 religious leaders urge the government to take action against the country’s growing hunger problem.

The new information shows the shocking number of people reliant on food handouts in the UK, largely because of harsh new benefits sanctions.

According to The Trussell Trust, Britain’s largest food bank charity, 913,138 people received emergency food aid from the organization in 2013-2014, compared to just 346,992 in 2012-2013 – marking an increase of 163 percent.

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Apr 15

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- 10 Lies Told By McDonalds to Keep Profits Up (Occupy Corporatism, May 31, 2013):

McDonalds Corporation has begun pushing their meat products, such as the Big Mac and double cheeseburgers, because customers are not buying enough salads.

At an investor’s conference, Don Thompson, chief executive officer, explained that salads only make up 2% of their US sales.

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Apr 13


Horse meat in my pasta? The rise of food fraud

In a quest for profit, fraudsters mislabel and adulterate food. In addition to potential health problems, it costs the food industry billions.

- Rising prices aid $15B food fraud problem (CNBC, April 13, 2014):

From meatballs made with horse to fake extra virgin olive oil and salmonella in peanuts, food fraud has been grabbing national headlines. And, according to experts, the problem is only increasing with rising food costs and more widespread importation of food.

The Food and Drug Administration says 15 percent of the U.S. food supply is imported and experts say food fraudsters are using the difficulty in tracing foreign imports to their advantage. The largest food fraud in U.S. history was when Chinese honey was shipped through other Asian nations to disguise its origins and evade import duties of $180 million, according to the Department of Justice.

The Department of Agriculture predicts food prices will rise between 2.5 and 3.5 percent this year. And while the consumer price index was up 0.1 percent in February, the food index rose more sharply, at 0.4 percent. The March consumer price index will be released on April 15.

Food fraud, which the Grocery Manufacturers Association estimates costs the industry between $10 billion and $15 billion a year, occurs when products are adulterated or purposely mislabeled. Some of the most commonly tampered products are household staples like honey, olive oil, juice and seafood.

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Apr 12

H/t reader M.G.:

“Here is another story, the cost of beef is admitted to be at a 25 year high……by my figures using 2010 and 2014 prices, a 400% increase……”

Related info:

- Why Meat Prices Are Going To Continue Soaring For The Foreseeable Future


- Beef prices climb to highest in 25 years (CNBC/AP, April 12, 2014):

The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief isn’t likely anytime soon.

A dwindling number of cattle and growing export demand from countries such as China and Japan have caused the average retail cost of fresh beef to climb to $5.28 a pound in February, up almost a quarter from January and the highest price since 1987.

Everything that’s produced is being consumed, said Kevin Good, an analyst at CattleFax, a Colorado-based information group. And prices likely will stay high for a couple of years as cattle producers start to rebuild their herds amid big questions about whether the Southwest and parts of the Midwest will get enough rain to replenish pastures.

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Apr 11

FYI.


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- Why Meat Prices Are Going To Continue Soaring For The Foreseeable Future (The American Dream, April 9, 2014):

The average price of USDA choice-grade beef has soared to $5.28 a pound, and the average price of a pound of bacon has skyrocketed to $5.46.  Unfortunately for those that like to eat meat, this is just the beginning of the price increases.  Due to an absolutely crippling drought that won’t let go of the western half of the country, the total size of the U.S. cattle herd has shrunk for seven years in a row, and it is now the smallest that is has been since 1951.  But back in 1951, we had less than half the number of mouths to feed.  And a devastating pig virus that has never been seen in the United States before has already killed up to 6 million pigs in this country and continues to spread like wildfire.  What all of this means is that the supply of meat is going to be tight for the foreseeable future even as demand for meat continues to go up.  This is going to result in much higher prices, and so food is going to put a much larger dent in American family budgets in the months and years to come.

One year ago, the average price of USDA choice-grade beef was $4.91.  Now it is up to $5.28, and the Los Angeles Times says that we should not expect prices to come down “any time soon”…

Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock.

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Apr 09

- More Americans Go Hungry Than All But 2 European Nations (ZeroHedge, April 8, 2014):

Since 2007, when the financial crisis touched down across the world, the proportion of people going hungry in Europe has soared, according to the OECD. As Bloomberg’s Niraj Shah notes, the number has doubled in Greece alone from 8.9% in 2007 to almost 18% currently unable to afford food. Across the European Union, the proportion of people going hungry ranges from 4.6% in Germany to over 30% in (ironically) Hungary. However, before one gloats at the weakness in Europe and the cleanest dirty shirt the US pretends to be, at 21.1% of Americans unable to afford food, only Hungary and Estonia are in worst shape

USA USA USA…

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Source: @economistniraj via Bloomberg Briefs

 

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Apr 09

- Michelle Obama’s School Lunches In Pictures: “Is That Photo Taken From Death Row?” (Freedom Outpost, April 8, 2014)
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Apr 07

Flashback:

- Study: GMO Toxins Found In Nearly All Pregnant Women, Unborn Babies

- Governments Ignore Definitive Proof That Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Birth Defects

- Study: Roundup Herbicide 450-Fold Diluted Is Still Genotoxic


- World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk (Sustainable Pulse, April 6, 2014):

  • Pilot study shows build-up of glyphosate herbicide in Mothers’ bodies
  • Urine testing shows glyphosate levels over 10 times higher than in Europe
  • Initial testing shows Monsanto and Global regulatory bodies are wrong regarding bio-accumulation of glyphosate, leading to serious public health concerns
  • Testing commissioners urge USDA and EPA to place temporary ban on all use of Glyphosate-based herbicides to protect public health, until further more comprehensive testing of glyphosate in breast milk is completed.

In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. The shocking results point to glyphosate levels building up in women’s bodies over a period of time, which has until now been refuted by both global regulatory authorities and the biotech industry.

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The levels found in the breast milk testing of 76 ug/l to 166 ug/l are 760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides. They are however less than the 700 ug/l maximum contaminant level (MCL) for glyphosate in the U.S., which was decided upon by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based on the now seemingly false premise that glyphosate was not bio-accumulative.

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Apr 07
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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at a meeting of United Russia deputies from Russian rural villages in Volgograd on April 5, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Shtukina)

- Russia will not import GMO products – PM Medvedev (RT, April 6, 2014):

Russia will not import GMO products, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.

Moscow has no reason to encourage the production of genetically modified products or import them into the country, Medvedev told a congress of deputies from rural settlements on Saturday.

“If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,” he said.

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Apr 06

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- Professors: Seafood off N. American coast predicted to exceed gov’t radioactivity limit — “High priority looming threat” to global ocean from Fukushima releases — Radiation levels ‘well above’ 1,000 Bq/kg according to model (ENENews, April 6, 2014):

‘Environmental Radiation: What Do We Know and What Should We Know for Assessing Risks’
Event: SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, October 4, 2011
Title: Modeling Bioaccumulation Potential of Cs137 in Marine Food Web of NW Pacific, Canada
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Apr 06

Flashback:

- Bananas Are Dying, Killed by Corporate Monoculture

- Yes – in 10 years we may have no bananas


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A aircraft sprays fungicide over a plantation (Getty Images)

- Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus Panama disease decimates global banana crop (Independent, April 4, 2014):

Scientists have warned that the world’s banana crop, worth £26 billion and a crucial part of the diet of more than 400 million people, is facing “disaster” from virulent diseases immune to pesticides or other forms of control.

Alarm at the most potent threat – a fungus known as Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4) – has risen dramatically after it was announced in recent weeks that it has jumped from South-east Asia, where it has already devastated export crops, to Mozambique and Jordan.

A United Nations agency told The Independent that the spread of TR4 represents an “expanded threat to global banana production”. Experts said there is a risk that the fungus, for which there is currently no effective treatment, has also already made the leap to the world’s most important banana growing areas in Latin America, where the disease threatens to destroy vast plantations of the Cavendish variety. The variety accounts for 95 per cent of the bananas shipped to export markets including the United Kingdom, in a trade worth £5.4bn.

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Apr 03

- Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries: What to Do Before Rationing Starts in America (The Organic Prepper, April 2, 2014):

What if you were forced to “register” in order to buy groceries?  And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and quantities could be limited?

That’s exactly the plan in Venezuela right now.  The AP reports that in an effort to crack down on “hoarding” that ID cards will be issued to families.  These will have to be presented before foodstuffs can be purchased.

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Apr 01

- This is why you should never bake with Splenda (TreeHugger, Jan 28, 2014):

Sucralose is a synthetic sweetener made from reacting sugar with chlorine. Marketed as “Splenda,” it was approved for sale in the United States in 1998, though it had been previously sold in Canada, Europe, and elsewhere. Since then, Splenda has become popular as a “no calorie sweetener,” according to its paper packaging. Sucralose has long been considered a safer alternative for sweetener than aspartame because it doesn’t break down at high temperatures, but now researchers have discovered a scary side effect to heating sucralose.

A study review recently published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health says that baking or cooking with Splenda releases cancer-causing dioxins into the food. The process of heating and cooking generates chloropropanols, a potentially toxic class of chemicals that may be linked to higher risk of cancer.

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Apr 01

From the article:

“If you find yourself craving sweet or salty foods it can indicate an imbalance of yin or yang.”

… or you are just addicted to sugar and salt, which are both highly addictive.

“According to yin-yang philosophy, raw and cold foods are both yin. The nature of yin energy is relaxing but also expansive, which was evident in her expanded belly. Another symptom of an expanded yin condition is the inability to focus.”

We are the only animal on the planet that cooks (kills) its food. All other animals eat only raw food.

Inability to focus?

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Don’t bet on it!

Only our pets eat cooked food and they develop the same diseases of civilization that usually only humans (that cook & kill their food) suffer from.

“Her body was indeed very bloated around the abdomen.”

… from heavy detox-reactions and eating too much fruit. The diet of Schimpanzees and Gorillas consists of 50% green leaves and flowers.

The fruit sugar will be assimilated much slower into your blood stream, when you eat your fruits with green leaves like Schimpanzees do.

That is one of many reasons why we make ourselves green smoothies with our Vitamix.

A raw vegan diet kills parasites that do not belong into your gut which leads to bloating in the beginning and slowly helps to normalize the intestinal flora. It also detoxifies the body from all kinds of toxic garbage that has been stored over the years everywhere inside your body, because the body wasn’t able to get rid of it anymore and stored it where it caused the least damage.

The body only has a certain detox top speed. But now with a raw vegan diet (that is full of organic minerals, enzymes and vital energy) the body takes its chance and goes into full detox mode, which – after so many years of accumulating garbage – leads to heavy detox reactions (in the beginning).

You can do a lot (herbs, spices, coffee enemas, distilled water enemas) to soften those detox-reactions and to support your body doing its miraculous work.

Who can focus with a bloated and painful stomach and a body in full detox mode? In full detox mode you are supposed to relax, heal, rest and step aside and let the body do its work.

To help normalize her yin condition, I recommended she eat more yang foods such as different types of whole grains, sea vegetables, miso, sea salt, and root vegetables, and that she cook her food. This diet worked.

Sure, this diet worked, because the body is now busy with detoxifying from toxic inorganic salt, soy & cooked foods (cooking kills the enzymes and turns organic minerals into inorganic minerals) and so it stops its ‘spring cleaning’ and goes back to its ‘survive as long as possible under difficult conditions modus’.

Well done! You’ve just slowed down and maybe even blocked (the beginning of) a successful rejuvenation and healing process.

But as she said:

“The ancient Chinese philosophy of yin and yang may sound obscure and difficult to understand for many of us living in the West.”

I think she got that one right.


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- Understanding the Yin and Yang of Foods (The Epoch Times, March 22, 2014):

By Margaret Trey, Ph.D

The ancient Chinese philosophy of yin and yang may sound obscure and difficult to understand for many of us living in the West. Yet when we understand a few basics about the yin and yang nature of foods, we can put our knowledge to very practical use, such as weight loss and cutting cravings.

Let us begin with the story about Doreen (not her real name), who was one of my regular clients years ago. One time, upon my return from a three-week vacation, she came to see me saying she felt bloated and was experiencing difficulty focusing on her job at a stock exchange.

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Mar 31

- Check out these 8 new ‘record highs’. #6 is a real shocker. (Sovereign Man, March 31, 2014):

There’s nothing like a nice cup of reality first thing on Monday morning.

If you’ve been a reader for any length of time, you know one of the things I periodically do is scan headlines for phrases like “record high” or “all time high”.

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Mar 30

Aspartame is lethal stuff:

- Exposing The Devastating Health Effects Of Highly Toxic Aspartame


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- Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death (NBC News, March 29, 2014):

Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday.

Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular “event,” and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.

The findings, being presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, don’t suggest that the drinks themselves are killers. But women who toss back too many diet sodas may be trying to make up for unhealthy habits, experts say.

“Our study suggests an association between higher diet drink consumption and mortality,” said Dr. Ankur Vyas, a cardiovascular disease expert at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, who led the study.

“It’s not an extreme risk,” he added.

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Mar 30

- Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today (Dr. Mercola, Nov 6, 2011):

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974, as well as investigations of G.D. Searle’s research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious, including seizures and death. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as part of aspartame dangers are:

Headaches/
migraines
Dizziness Seizures Nausea Numbness
Muscle spasms Weight gain Rashes Depression Fatigue
Irritability Tachycardia Insomnia Vision problems Hearing loss
Heart palpitations Breathing difficulties Anxiety attacks Slurred speech Loss of taste
Tinnitus Vertigo Memory loss Joint pain

According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame:

Brain tumors Multiple sclerosis Epilepsy Chronic fatigue syndrome Parkinson’s disease
Alzheimer’s Mental retardation Lymphoma Birth defects Fibromyalgia
Diabetes

Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. The book Prescription for Nutritional Healing, by James and Phyllis Balch lists aspartame under the category of “chemical poison.” As you shall see, that is exactly what it is.

What Is Aspartame Made Of?

Aspartic Acid (40 percent of Aspartame)

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, a professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi, recently published a book thoroughly detailing the damage that is caused by the ingestion of excessive aspartic acid from aspartame. Blaylock makes use of almost 500 scientific references to show how excess free excitatory amino acids such as aspartic acid and glutamic acid (about 99 percent of monosodium glutamate or MSG is glutamic acid) in our food supply are causing serious chronic neurological disorders and a myriad of other acute symptoms.

How Aspartate (and Glutamate) Cause Damage

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Mar 28

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- School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood (The Truth, March 27, 2014):

A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world.  But that is precisely what has happened.  Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination.  What she discovered was absolutely stunning.  Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation.  So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima?  Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases?  The American people deserve the truth, but as you will see below, the U.S. and Canadian governments are not even testing imported seafood for radiation.  To say that this is deeply troubling would be a massive understatement. Continue reading »

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Mar 26

- The Real Inflation Fear – US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014 (ZeroHedge, March 26, 2014):

We are sure the weather is to blame but what happens when pent-up demand (from a frosty east coast emerging from its hibernation) bumps up against a drought-stricken west coast unable to plant to meet that demand? The spot price (not futures speculation-driven) of US Foodstuffs is the best performing asset in 2014 – up a staggering 19%

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h/t Bloomberg’s Chase van der Rhoer


And it will only get much, much worse.

And 2008 will seem like a walk in the park.

Flashback:

Quantitative easing =  printing money = creating money out of thin air = increasing the money supply = inflation = hidden tax on monetary assets = theft!

When a country embarks on deficit financing (Obamanomics) and inflationism (Quantitative easing) you wipe out the middle class and wealth is transferred from the middle class and the poor to the rich.
- Ron Paul

“Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.”
- Ron Paul

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Mar 25

I’ve posted this video before (back in March of 2008).

Thought you might enjoy it!


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Mar 24

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- 10 Health Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be Real (The Truth, March 23, 2014):

Do you believe in any “health conspiracy theories”?  Do you believe that there are “natural cures” for diseases that the medical establishment is not telling you about?  Do you believe that vaccines, cell phones or the fluoride in the water can have a harmful impact on the health of your family?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are not alone.  According to one recent survey, approximately half of all Americans believe in at least one “medical conspiracy theory”.  Thanks to the Internet, more people than ever are questioning the established dogma of the medical community.  As a result, more people are starting to make their own health decisions, and this has resulted in quite a backlash from the medical establishment.  They are spending a lot of time, effort and money to combat these “health conspiracy theories”, but as you will see below, quite a few of them have turned out to be real.

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Mar 20

Flashback.


In 2002 one of Dr. Rima E. Laibow’s patients, a head of state, told her:

“It’s almost time for the great culling to begin.”

Dr. Rima E. Laibow’s husband is Albert “Bert” Newton Stubblebine III a retired Major General in the United States Army. He was the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984, when he retired from the Army.


Added: 2. April 2010

“The WHO Is A Private Corporation Just Like The Federal Reserve And Receives More Than Two Thirds of Its Funding From The Pharmaceutical Industry.”

As a side note: I would have preferred that she would have said that men and women should be educated to make a difference in their community.

In case you don’t believe what she says about the swine flu vaccine, see this: Continue reading »

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Mar 18

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Corn rootworm on the roots of a corn plant

- Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It (Wired, March 17, 2014):

One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn.

Until Bt corn was genetically altered to be poisonous to the pests, rootworms used to cause billions of dollars in damage to U.S. crops. Named for the pesticidal toxin-producing Bacillus thuringiensis gene it contains, Bt corn now accounts for three-quarters of the U.S. corn crop. The vulnerability of this corn could be disastrous for farmers and the environment.

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Mar 18

- How to block nearly all the mercury in your diet using common, everyday foods (Natural News, March 18, 2014):

As part of my ongoing scientific research into heavy metals, elemental retention and metals capturing (see explanatory videos here), I have identified and documented anti-heavy-metals substances which have a remarkable natural affinity for binding with and “capturing” heavy metals.

Why is this important? Because much of the “scientific” community today is actually corporate-driven junk science that’s trying to poison you with mercury in vaccines, mercury in dental fillings, heavy metals in fluoride, GMOs, pesticides and more. It is extremely rare for anyone to actually spend time, money and effort to research how to REMOVE mercury from your body… and then publicly share that information in the interests of public health.

That’s why I humbly ask that you share this article with as many people as possible, and especially share the chart below which describes the most effective natural foods and dietary substances for binding with mercury. Continue reading »

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Mar 12

- GMOs will unleash global killer ‘ecocide’ across the planet, warns prominent scientist (Natural News, March 12, 2014):

A top scientist and “risk engineering” expert is now publicly warning that GMOs pose a dire, genuine threat to the continuation of life on Earth. Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, says that GMOs have the potential to cause “an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet.”

His full explanation is presented in this public paper which describes how even a small risk per crop species can still result in global ecocide if pursued with abandon. As Taleb explains, “The risk of ruin is not sustainable, like a resource that gets depleted in the long term (even in the short term). By the ruin theorems, if you incur a tiny probability of ruin, as a “one-off” risk, survive it, then repeat the exposure, you will eventually
go bust with probability 1.” (Where “probability 1″ means a 100% chance.)

Rational thinking automatically leads to skepticism of GMO safety

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Mar 11

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DUH!!!

See my commentary here:

- Total BS: Fukushima Radiation To Reach West Coast Next Month (USA Today)


- Has Radiation Entered Our Food Supply Chain? (NBC News, March 7, 2014):

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

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Mar 10

See also:

- Chinese Finance Ministry Bans GMO Oil For Staff To Safeguard Health

- In China, What You Eat Tells Who You Are … And Organic Food Is Only For The Power Elite

- I ate Hu Jintao’s dinner; China’s president, and the rest of the politburo eat only organic food


- Chinese government cafeterias go non-GMO; public schoolchildren still being fed poisons (Natural News, March 10, 2014):

Outrage erupted in the health world after China’s Ministry of Education recently announced that it does not serve genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to diners at its cafeteria. GMWatch.org and others report that the government agency has a sign currently posted at the doorway of its cafeteria stating that GMOs are not served to government employees or members of the public who might visit the facility, and yet these same transgenic derivatives continue to be served to China’s public schoolchildren.

The sign, which clearly states that the safety profile of GMOs is questionable at best, was designed to dispel fears about the inadvertent consumption of unlabeled GMOs in the cafeteria. With no verifiable or legitimate consensus on whether or not GMOs are safe for the environment, let alone human consumption, the government agency has chosen to take the precautionary approach by eliminating them altogether in the best interests of government employees and others who dine at the canteen.

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Mar 06

- Why Is Gut-Wrecking Carrageenan in So Many Organic Food Products? (Truthstream Media, March 5, 2014):

“The common food additive carrageenan (CGN) predictably induces intestinal inflammation in animal models.” — Bhattacharyya S, et al., 2013

“During the past decade carrageenan has become much used experimentally mainly for its ability to induce an acute inflammation.” — Di Rosa M, 1972

“Carrageenan is readily taken up by macrophages and stored in lysosomes, which subsequently swell and rupture, apparently resulting in cell death.” — Catanzaro PJ, Schwartz HJ, & Graham RC, 1971

Carrageenan is a dangerous food additive that causes inflammation of the gut — it has no place in our food, but especially not in organic/natural products. The industry lobbied the USDA Organic Standards Board for its approval, so there it is. Alternatives like guar gum and carob bean gum do not have any of the same risks and side effects.

Dr. Joanne Tobacman has researched carrageenan extensively, and testified before the Organic Standards Board to argue against its approval for organic products, but was ignored. In just one of her many studies, Tobacman covered the risk of this food additive in her research paper Review of harmful gastrointestinal effects of carrageenan in animal experiments, arguing in the abstract: Continue reading »

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Mar 03

- Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under ‘draconian’ new sanctions regime (Independent, March 2, 2014):

Thousands of young people have been forced to go without food or other essentials after their benefits were wrongly stopped under a “draconian” new sanctions regime, research suggests.

Since the Coalition introduced more punitive benefit sanctions in October 2012, more than 45,000 young people have been hit with an incorrect penalty, according to IoS analysis of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures.

A sanction can mean having welfare payments cut off entirely for a minimum of a month and as much as three years for “repeat offenders”. The hardline system, which means people can end up cast adrift for accidentally missing an appointment, is thought to be one of the reasons behind the vast numbers turning to food banks.

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