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May 21, 2013
Natural Cures Not Medicine
May 25, 2013
A CNN host called the peace activist Medea Benjamin “rude” for interrupting the president’s foreign policy speech.
Benjamin responded, ”I think killing innocent people with drones is rude,” Benjamin replied. “I think keeping innocent people in detention for 11 years is rude. I think not respecting the lives of Muslim people who are killed is rude. There are a lot of rude things about our policies. Speaking out is actually not rude.”
by Christina Sarich
May 25, 2013
Our collective outcry of ‘NO to GMO’ is working. In hot off the press, Dow AgroSciences is still waiting for permission from regulatory bodies to allow them to plant their highly controversial new weed control system and crops called ‘Enlist.’ Ironic isn’t it – after all, we’ve enlisted the help of our friends and neighbors to stare these corporate bullies in the eye and to sit complacent no longer as our food supply is genetically modified to cause cancer, infertility, and organ failure, to kill our bees, and endanger future generations through higher infant mortality rates.
We can’t give up now; it’s starting to work. If one squeaky hinge can’t shut the door, a million of them will shut down the house, the congress, and even the USDA. As U.S. farmers buy seed for this coming season’s crops the Enlist seed has still not been given approval by the feds. This means that the Enlist corn seed which was intended to take the place of Monsanto’s Round Up Ready crops have to wait. Hopefully, as we keep speaking out, those seeds will be disposed of instead of planted. They are just the first of a planned panoply of GMO seed including Enlist soybeans and Enlist cotton. Just what we need, more GM soybeans and cotton…and corn.
Critics who have helped to delay this particular genetically modified crop are arguing that spraying will only make weeds more resistant and grow in more profusion. If you want to complain about more than just weeds – tell your Congress, your President, the FDA, and your Facebook friends. Share this article. Pin it, post it, shout it out. Our protests are working. And guess what – your salmon and meat are the next GMOs in the master plan, so we need to nip this in the bud now.
Global Research TV
May 25, 2013
Monsanto is a company feared and reviled by the public in equal measure. But whatever cases Monsanto has lost in the court of public opinion it has made up for in the courts of justice thanks to its revolving door with the upper reaches of Washington. Now, a new movement is seeking to galvanize grassroots resistance to the corporation, and derail its agenda. Find out more in this week’s Backgrounder from Global Research TV.
May 25, 2013
A French soldier patrolling a business area of western Paris was stabbed in the neck on Saturday by a man who quickly fled the scene and was still being sought, a police source said.
The soldier, patrolling as part of France’s Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan, was injured in the stabbing around 1800 p.m. but would survive, the source said.
French daily Le Parisien cited police sources as saying the suspected attacker was a bearded man of North African origin about 30 years old, and was wearing an Arab-style garment under his jacket.
The assault comes just days after Europe was shocked by the brutal murder of British soldier, Lee Rigby, who was beheaded in Woolwich, South East London on May 22.
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by Frankie Gotz
Canadian Awareness Network
May 25, 2013
THE CLARK COMPANIES is well known corporation in it’s local domain within Haldimand County and the surrounding area. THE CLARK COMPANIES head office is in Caledonia Ontario and is made of a family of Canadian companies located in Southern Ontario, involved in many aspects of agricultural production and related agriculture-business world wide.
This corporation is one of it’s biggest kinds in Canada, they produce a lot of food in meat and crop. largest producer of poultry in Canada and they sell seeds to thousands of farmers that supply crops for the food industry. It just so happens that CLARKS sells Genetically Modified Crops short form is GM Crops.
GM Crops are genetically modified organisms. These crops are the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another species, splicing and mixing DNA. It is done so the plant can produce it’s own insecticide or be able to live in conditions such as tolerating large amounts of herbicides such as RoundUp which is exactly the type of GM crop CLARK’s sells.
Monsanto is the corporation that first genetically engineered corn in the 1990′s so that it could be resistant to the company’s herbicide “RoundUp”. That means one can spray as much RoundUp around their crop and it will have no effect on it because the GMO corn has the DNA of glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, combined in with the DNA with the GMO corn, and that is why they are resistant to the herbicide roundup.
GMOs are not good for our health. They can cause Food Allergies. Some plants produce toxins but the levels are too low to damage humans. GM a plant can increase toxicity in plants and studies have shown that by consuming GMO plants people are risking Antibiotic resistance, meaning GM plant can be tested by growing it in a solution containing the corresponding antibiotic. If the plant survives scientists know that it has taken up the antibiotic resistance gene along with the desired gene. There is concern that bacteria living in the guts of humans and animals could pick up an antibiotic resistance gene from a GM plant before the DNA becomes completely digested .
A presentation at a news conference in London with
Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said rats fed on a diet containing NK603 – a seed variety made tolerant to dousings of Roundup – or given water containing Roundup at levels permitted in the United States died earlier than those on a standard diet.
The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumours, as well as severe liver and kidney damage.
In my opinion it is hard to find organic corn in these days. Clarks and other companies sell genetically modified corn that can tolerate Monsanto’s herbicide known as roundup and millions of people are consuming them and they don’t even know it.
Also the herbicide RoundUp itself has dangers to be used in fields. A recent peer-review study published by scientists Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff in the Entropy Journal on April 18th 2013, suggests that heavy use of Roundup, could lead to health problems such as gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease,
So eating GM crop alone is unhealthy but with the combination of RoundUp ingredients being in the soil and on the plant itself is a combination of death.
I wish farmers would just pay alittle more and go all organic so we can all eat healthy. Its all up to the farmers in the end to take care of health needs. If they’re not doing their job right then they should retire from their positions.
In some parts of the European Union growing GM crops have been banned.
In Canada we are fighting hard to label them but it seems there isn’t enough effort being pushed to ban them.
Heirloom or heritage seeds are seeds that have been kept and bred before all GMO and hybrids came into existence. The corn supply has become nearly extinct.
May 25, 2013
Nick Bernabe, who’s a social media director for March against Monsanto, claims in some parts of the world the corporate giant’s tactics are even leading farmers to suicide.
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May 24, 2013
The Arab League has held an urgent meeting on Syria at its headquarters in Cairo. The meeting was aimed at developing a unified Arab stance regarding the international efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.
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May 24, 2013
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May 23, 2013
Most people can see a pretty wide range of colours – about a million hues, according to scientists.
We perceive all those gradations in colour using cells in our eyes called “cones”. Most people have three cones, making us “trichromats”. People with colour blindness have only two cones that function normally, so they’re called “dichromats”.
Now, a scientist in Newcastle, England has apparently discovered a woman who can see 99 million more colours than the average person. Her ability to perceive all those colours is extremely rare.
She’s a tetrachromat, with four cone cells in her eyes, and she’s able to see many colours that haven’t even been named, since trichromats can’t perceive them.
Dr. Gabriele Jordan from Newcastle University has been searching for a tetrachromat for 20 years, and two years ago, she says she found her first one.
Although the woman (who hasn’t been named publicly – she’s a doctor living in northern England) is said to be the first tetrachromat discovered by scientists, experts believe there are others.
In the course of their search, Dr. Jordan’s team has found many other people with four cones in their eyes, but none of them passed the test for “super colour vision.”
“We now know tetrachromacy exists,” Dr. Jordan told Discover Magazine. “But we don’t know what allows someone to become functionally tetrachromatic, when most four-coned women aren’t.”
May 23, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry has again vowed expanded military support for foreign-backed militant gangs in Syria if “diplomacy” fails to end what he claimed as a civil war in the country.
Speaking in the Jordan capital of Amman on Wednesday, Kerry said the US and its partners, in Western Europe and mainly Arab dictatorships in the region as well as Turkey, will widen their support for anti-Damascus gangs in the country by “sending more weapons or taking other measures short of sending American forces,” The Washington Post reports Thursday.
The development comes as Syrian troops are on the verge of recapturing major Syrian city of Qusayr on the Lebanese border from the foreign-backed insurgents in the country.
Kerry, meanwhile, also tried to lower expectations for an international effort to bring the highly divided opposition groups and the Syrian government to the negotiation table amid persisting differences among militant leaders and new international worries about the existence of radical terrorists among opposition forces.
The top US diplomat also sounded pessimistic about the prospect of convening an ‘international peace conference’ in Geneva next month in efforts to “negotiate a cease-fire” and form a “transition government,” the report adds.
“In the event that we can’t find that way forward…, we will also talk about our continued support and growing support for the opposition in order to permit them to continue to fight,” Kerry said.
This is while the Syrian army has successfully concluded the first phase of its operation in the strategic western city of Qusayr, according to press reports.
Syrian forces have inflicted major losses on the militants in the city, destroying their weaponry and equipment.
The Syrian army has also found several caches of weapons, mostly containing Israeli-made ammunition.
The senior commander of the terrorist group al-Nusra Front, Abu Omar, was reportedly also among those killed in battle on May 21.
Late Tuesday night over 60 percent of Portland area voters rejected a proposal to begin fluoridating the city’s water supply.
by Derrick Broze
May 24, 2013
Mayor Charlie Hales expressed his disappointment in a statement. “The measure lost despite my own ‘yes’ vote.That’s sure disappointing, but I accept the will of the voters.”
Portland voters first turned down fluoridation when the process began in the 1950′s, and again during the 1960′s. It was briefly approved in 1978, however that plan was overturned two years later, before any fluoride was ever added to the water.
After rumors of backroom deals between the City Council and fluoridation supporters emerged, clean water activists sprung to action. In response to last years city council vote to begin fluoridating water serving 900,000 citizens, protestors organized efforts to bring the issue to the public for a vote. After gathering over 40,000 signatures the measure was brought forth.
The issue also wound up politicizing a statewide health report that showed falling cavity and tooth decay rates in the state over the past five years. One of the report’s authors said she felt pressure by Upstream Health, the group spearheading fluoridation efforts, to present the findings in a certain way.
Oregon Live covered the details of the report:
“The percentage of children who already had a cavity fell from 64 to 52 statewide, according to the survey. That represents a drop of nearly one-fifth.
The percentage of children with untreated decay also declined from 36 to 20 statewide, the survey found. That’s down by nearly half.
And the other major measure, rampant decay — which is defined as seven treated or untreated cavities — fell from 20 percent to 14 percent statewide. That’s down by about one-third. “
With this latest rejection Portland becomes the largest city in the United States that does not add fluoride to the water. Speaking to the Portland Tribune, Kim Kaminski, leader of Clean Water Portland said, “At a very fundamental level, people understand that we don’t want more chemicals in our water.”
This year marks the 68th anniversary of fluoridation – the first U.S. city to adjust the fluoride levels in its water supply was Grand Rapids, Mich. on January 25, 1945, according to the American Dental Association.
Despite the fact that most mainstream health organizations, including the American Medical Association, endorse fluoridation over 200 communities have rejected the practice in recent years. Opponents of fluoridation in Portland worry by adding fluoride to the water it will ruin the city’s famously pristine water supply, as well as violate an individuals civil liberties, by forced medicating through the water.
Portlands stance against water fluoridation has become an attacking point for many publications around the country. Accusations of being anti-science, or a conspiracy theorist abound for those opposing the controversial practice.
Despite a recent Salon article that claims the Fluoride Free movement is “Without a study to stand on” there are a number of studies that show a variety of health concerns . The article also states, “The (fluoride) ion occurs naturally in ground water in varying levels, some that are in fact too high.” While this claim is true it is also misleading.
When a city chooses to add “fluoride” to the water supply they are actually adding the toxic substance hydrofluorosilic acid. Hydrofluorosilic acid is a by-product of phosphate mining, and if not for cities purchasing the substance for millions of dollars, it would have to be disposed of at a hefty cost to the producer.
The history books are filled with examples of medical and scientific practices that were seen as safe at one point only to be demonized later. The early critics of any common practice are often ridiculed until new evidence creates a shift in understanding and future practices. When it comes to water fluoridation we are dealing with a similar situation.
For more information on the dangers of water fluoridation and how you can get involved please check out the Fluoride Action Network. (www.fluoridealert.org)