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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

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Monsanto’s War on the International Agency for Research on Cancer

glyphosate-is-good-for-meEver since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report suggesting that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling pesticide Roundup, could cause cancer, there has been a relentless campaign to discredit the agency. Read more of this post

Another Pesticide Threat to Bees

Bees-Collect-Nectar-from-Strawberry-FlowersFrench bee keepers are up in arms over the authorization of the insecticide sulfoxaflor they warn could sound the death knell of their already decimated bee population, reports The Telegraph. Bee hives have been hit in Europe, North America and elsewhere by a mysterious phenomenon called “colony collapse disorder”. The blight has been blamed on mites, a virus or fungus, pesticides, or a combination of factors. Read more of this post

Electronic Heroin

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China’s state newspaper People’s Daily has declared a controversial mobile phone game “electronic heroin” that is ” poisoning” teenagers. Called Honor of Kings it has become the world’s top-grossing (paywall) mobile game, with some 50 million active daily users. The People’s Daily also declared that the game “has been constantly releasing negative energy” to the society. Read more of this post

The Rise of the Attention Economy

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“Everyone is distracted – all of the time” Justin Rosenstein, Facebook engineer who created the “like” button. “We’ve habituated ourselves into a perpetual cognitive style of outrage, by internalising the dynamics of the medium,” former Google strategist James Williams. Read more of this post

Karoshi – Death By Overworking

japanese-1Japan has a unique word for a form of death foreign to most nations – karoshi: death from overwork. It was first publicly recognized in 1987, when Japan’s health ministry began logging cases after the sudden deaths of a string of executives. A karoshi hotline provides information on this disturbing social phenomenon. Read more of this post

The Great Nestlé Water Ripoff

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The Guardian reports that just a few miles from Flint, Michigan, which is still reeling from a lead water crisis, the giant food conglomerate Nestle has been paying the ridiculous sum of $200 a year to siphon municipal water and sell hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles of water at a $1 plus a pop. Read more of this post

The Hacking of the American Mind

hack645237481756_1011134214_nIn his book “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains,” Dr. Robert Lustig reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease. “There has been a plot by some industries to obfuscate the link between their products and disease, and willfully confuse the concepts of pleasure and happiness” he says. Read more of this post

Monsanto Writes EU Report on Roundup Safety

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The Guardian has revealed that the European food safety authority based a recommendation that Glyphosate, a chemical linked to cancer, and the core ingredient in Roundup weedkiller, was safe for public use on an EU report that copied and pasted analyses from a Monsanto study. The battle over its relicensing has split EU countries, with a final decision on its authorization expected in early November. Read more of this post

Hacking a Casino Through Their Fish Tank

smartphone-cartoon-spying-1024x725In July the Washington Post reported that hackers had attempted to acquire data from a North American casino by using an Internet-connected fish tank, according to cybersecurity firm Darktrace. The fish tank had sensors connected to a PC that regulated the temperature, food and cleanliness of the tank. Read more of this post