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Police POISONS Teenagers With PEPPER SPRAY

  A sheriff's deputy in Orange County will be arraigned Monday for allegedly pepper-spraying a teenager's pizza during a traffic stop. The teen, authorities said, and a group of friends later became sick after eating the pepper-spray tainted pizza. Authorities charged Juan Tavera, 30, with one misdemeanor count of assault or battery by a public officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of one ...

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JUNK: The Toxic Truth Of Rising Food Fraud & Contamination

When you buy processed meat, whether from your local grocer or a restaurant, what are you really getting? That’s a very valid question these days, as one meat-related scandal after another has been revealed. Most recently, at least 16 people in the US have been sickened from salmonella-tainted ground beef, and in the UK, many got sick to their stomach when it was discovered beef burgers contained horsemeat. ...

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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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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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Popular Weight Loss Pills Linked To Organ Failure

  SLIMMERS using one of Britain's most popular weight-loss pills were yesterday warned it could cause possible liver or kidney failure. Dieters could be at risk of severe illness from the fat-buster which is available over the counter on the high street, according to a new study. 
 Alli, which blocks the absorption of fat in the gut, was hailed as a wonder drug when it became available in UK pharmacies ...

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

  How quickly we forget. After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides[1] and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before. And the threat is more acute than ever. While Rachel Carson[ ...

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Why Is Pesticide Used As An Ingredient In Infant Formula?

  Why is cupric sulfate – a known herbicide, fungicide and pesticide — being used in infant formula? And why is it displayed proudly on product labels as a presumably nutritious ingredient? Used to kill fungus, aquatic plants and roots of plants, parasitic infections in aquarium fish and snails, as well as algae and bacteria such as Escherichia coli, cupric sulfate hardly sounds fit for human consumpti ...

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FDA Expands Irradiation of Food Supply; Harmonizing with Codex Alimentarius

  Demonstrating the lack of concern held by regulatory agencies for public safety or public opinion as well as the increasing attempts to become compliant with Codex Alimentarius regulations, the FDA has recently expanded the amount of ionized radiation that can be used to treat unrefrigerated raw meat. As reported by Food Safety News, the two new policies decided upon by the FDA were issued in respons ...

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Scientists Discover New Technique to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water

Around the world, it is estimated that tens of millions of people are affected by both dental and skeletal fluorosis. In many cases, it is the addition of fluoride into drinking water supplies by governments that is the primary cause of both dental and skeletal fluorosis. Common techniques used for defluoridation are coagulation-precipitation, membrane process and ion exchange. The problem with these three ...

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Chicken Jerky Imported From China Sickening Dogs

Not everyone was flocking to Walmart stores in search of bargains on Black Friday. You may have seen news coverage of Wal-Mart workers protesting over health care and wages. There was another group upset at the world's biggest retailer and making its feelings known yesterday: pet owners. 
 Animal lovers organized a "Black Friday for Pets" to urge Wal-Mart to pull the plug on imports of chicken jerky treats ...

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More Proof Pesticides Harm Children

A new study from the Pesticide Action Network says that the more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides used in the United States every year may be having detrimental effects on children’s health. While it may seem like a statement from Captain Obvious, the industry that makes these pesticides insists they are safe. Safe to have on our foods, in our air, and leeched into our water. And just as safe for childre ...

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