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How U.S. Politicians Try to Suppress Concerns About Roundup

roundupWhat happens when conservative American politicians aligned with the chemical industry object to a World Health Organization International Agency for Cancer Research report that the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup might be carcinogenic? You try to cut off U.S. funding to the agency. It’s the same insidious strategy that was employed by U.S. politicians to threaten WHO funding over a report on the danger of sugar. Read more of this post

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Most Teenagers Have Significant Levels of Endocrine-Disrupting BPA in Their Bodies

BPAThe Daily Telegraph reports on a new study in the UK which found more than 80 per cent of teenagers have traces of the chemical compound BPA, which is linked to reduced fertility in men, in their bodies. Read more of this post

Newsweek Magazine’s Devious Attack on Organic Food by a GMO Lobbyist

Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.40.40-AMNewsweek recently published “The campaign for organic food is a deceitful, expensive scam.” So first of shame on Newsweek for publishing such blatant propaganda. Extracts to come later. Now as to the author of this hit piece, Henry I Miller. Miller has a long history of arguing for deregulation of hazardous products.  He has claimed nicotine “is not particularly bad for you,” argued that low levels of radiation may be beneficial to health, and has repeatedly called for the re-introduction of the insecticide DDT. Read more of this post

Hawaii’s Fake Missile Attack, Dr. Strangelove, The War Game, and America’s “Nazi” Radiation Experiments

war8bdae6cb7b9838a542a9dAround 8 am on Saturday morning last week virtually all the mobile phones in Hawaii lit up with a warning of an impending ballistic missile attack. We often get beeping warnings on our phones for flash flooding in the islands, so when my phone went off I didn’t even bother looking. Then friends started calling. I immediately though it was either a hoax or hack as couldn’t find any info on the web, plus there were no siren warnings. Read more of this post

Alarming Study Cell Phones/WiFi & Miscarriages

pregnant-cell-phone-radiation-hazard-for-babiesWi-fi and cellphones and other forms of magnetic field non-ionizing radiation have been linked to pregnant women suffering miscarriages. Those exposed to the highest levels of MF radiation are 48 percent more likely to lose their baby than women exposed to the lowest amounts, the study found. The increased risk of miscarriage associated with high MF was consistently observed regardless of the sources of high MF. Read more of this post

African Nation Stops Growing Monsanto’s GMO Cotton Because of Poor Quality

US Cotton Subsidies Impact Farmers in West AfricaThe small African nation of Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Cotton is their primary export product, with cotton making up to 39% of the gross domestic product with about 18% of people living from cotton cultivation. Known for producing a high-quality fiber which lent a luxurious sheen to clothing and bed sheets, the nation faced a crisis when bollworms threatened the crop. Read more of this post

World Expert on Aluminum Toxicity Links Autism & Aluminum

Autism-Vaccine-SyringeProfessor Chris Exley of Keele University in the UK writes in The Hippocratic Post: “Does human exposure to aluminium  have a role to play in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?” In a new study he discovered some of the highest amounts of aluminum yet measured in human brain tissue.

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Toxic Chemical Veggie Soup

veggiesThe UK Soil Association reports that the number of toxic chemicals found in onions, leeks, wheat and potatoes has been steadily increasing since the 1960s.  Speaking at a UK Royal Society of Medicine conference on pesticides, scientists warned that consuming tiny amounts of many different chemicals on a regular basis could be harmful to human health. Read more of this post

How the US E.P.A. Removes Scientists That Want to Protect the Environment

smokestacks-sunsetControversial Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the guy who sued the EPA many times while Oklahoma’s Attorney General, has devised a genius way to silence critics, i.e. those wanting to protect the environment. He announced scientists receiving EPA grants for their research (you know the smart ones) would no longer be eligible to serve on committees that provide his agency with expert scientific input, including the Scientific Advisory Board, the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Board of Scientific Counselors. Read more of this post

Say What? Chicken Industry’s Bizarre View of Millennials

chickenhODlmLTRjNDJmZmJlZDg1ZgThis not a joke. Here is an extract from a real (not fake) article on the WATTAgNet web site about how to coax millennials into eating more chicken, taken from the Chicken Marketing Summit talk in North Carolina in July, by expert Richard Kottmeyer. First off – Millennials find science-based information suspect. “If you only approach these consumers with science-based information they will believe the poultry producer is trying to hide something,” said Kottmeyer. Read more of this post