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Wash. State Farmers File Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over Uncontrolled GMO Wheat

Following the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat found in an Oregon field last week, two wheat growers from Washington state have filed suit against the agricultural giant Monsanto. After an Oregon wheat grower using Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" herbicide noticed areas within his crops resistant to the spray, he contacted the USDA who tested and determined the wheat to be an experimental herbi ...

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Conditions At EPA Warehouse: Mold, Rot, Vermin Feces

Jesse Walker|Jun. 4, 2013 12:37 pm Environmental protection begins at home. Or maybe not: The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General has released a report [pdf] on the state of one of the EPA's storage warehouses. Among other "deplorable conditions," the investigators found that Door jambs were corroded; dirt, dust and vermin feces were pervasive; and several items were rotting and po ...

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Facebook Censors Pictures Of Children Rallying Against GMOs During Global March Against Monsanto

(NaturalNews) In one of the most devastating acts of destruction of its own credibility, Facebook engaged in yet more censorship of Free Speech with the suspending of an account that posted a photo of children rallying against Monsanto during today's global March Against Monsanto. The picture shows two children of Natural News reader Andrea Lalama. They are carrying hand-drawn signs that read: "ORGANIC FOOD ...

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NO BEEF: FDA Sued Over Lack Of Nanotech Oversight, Labels

The first ever lawsuit concerning risks of nanotechnology was filed in federal court last month when several groups jointly sued the US Food and Drug Administration for its lack of response to a 2006 petition demanding that products with nanomaterials be labeled and their effects tested for safety. [Image] 
 Led by the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA), plaintiffs also include Friends of ...

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ABOVE THE LAW: FDA Again Ignores Instructions From Congress

And turns a blind eye to allergic reactions from Big Farma’s favorite foods. Action Alert!     In 2004 Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), which required that food labels state clearly when any of eight “major food allergens,” are present in the product. 
 These eight foods or food groups are milk, egg, fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod), crustacean shell ...

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Magical Thinking About Water Fluoridation

"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple—and wrong." -- H.L. Mencken In an Aug. 7 Press Democrat story about Sonoma County's new public health officer, Dr. Lynn Silver-Chalfin, we read that in her capacity as assistant health commissioner for New York City, she helped the city ban trans fats. This resulted in an 83 percent reduction in trans fat in restaurant food. Another innova ...

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FDA Ruling On GMO Salmon Worries Alaskan Fishermen

On January 2, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its annual fisheries forecast for the Copper River region, famous for its prolific runs of succulent salmon. The forecast, awaited each year by fisherman living in the region’s port towns, makes predictions based on the previous years’ harvest, weather patterns, and a variety of other data. This year, there’s good news mixed with the bad: 2013 is ...

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FDA Warning On Ambien

WASHINGTON - All known prescription sleeping pills may at times cause a bizarre behavior called sleep-driving, federal health officials warned Wednesday. It is similar to sleepwalking, but while driving your car. Imagine getting up in the middle of the night and going for a drive, with no memory of doing so. 
 The Food and Drug Administration has more than a dozen reports would not say exactly how many case ...

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On the Cusp of Ending Big Pharma

Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, a genetic disease, or even age-related deterioration in the morning, given a single injection in the evening, and beginning your recovery the next day. No prescriptions, no lengthy treatments, no difficult decisions between finances and getting better. This is the promise of gene therapy, a promise already being fulfilled. Image: One method of gene therapy - taking human ...

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Results of Codex Alimentarius Meetings 2012

Codex Alimentarius is One Big Football Game Codex Alimentarius is a UN-sponsored concept and organization, which – under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – creates food standards and guidelines used in international trade. In 1994, the World Trade Organization (WTO) replaced the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) with actual trade ...

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