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Big Dairy Is Putting Microscopic Pieces of Metal in Your Food | Mother Jones

According to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies PEN—a joint venture of Virginia Tech and the Wilson Center—there are more than 1,600 nanotechnology-based consumer products on the market today. If SmartSilver Anti-Odor Nanotechnology Underwear sounds like a rather intimate application for this novel technology, consider that the PEN database lists 96 food items currently on US […]

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We have a right to know about food we eat and feed our families, but under current regulations, we don’t have that ability when it comes to genetically engineered GE foods.The number and variety of GE foods reaching grocery shelves is accelerating without proper regulation or human health testing, and most importantly, without labels.We need […]

Meet the anarchists who plan to go nuts at the World Cup | GlobalPost

Protesters inside the Black Blocs can actually have different political positions, he adds. But many, including him, are drawn to a form of anarchism, which he asserts is not left- or right-wing but against the entire system.Like many in Brazil, AM is angry at the government’s spending some $11 billion on the World Cup while […]

SWAT Team Raids Organic Farm, Confiscates Blueberries | We Are Change | We Are Change

Local authorities had cited the Garden of Eden in recent weeks for code violations, including “grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and […]

The stomach-churning reason why meat is so cheap – Salon.com

The article fingers companies like Tyson and Perdue for transforming meat production into a tightly controlled, top-down system, under which they “began treating animals as production units, not living, feeling creatures with basic rights.” And it’s not enough that laws and USDA regulators aren’t protecting these abusive and unsafe practices from happening, it continues. A […]

FDA in New Effort Against Raw Milk Cheese

According to a report from the Gourmet Retailer, a trade association, the FDA “will test a new microbiological sampling surveillance model” that “will be analyzed for contamination from salmonella, L. monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7.”The Gourmet Retailer article says the FDA notified the American Cheese Society of the planned testing during a conference call; however, […]

Mom Fined for Not Including GMO Ritz Crackers in Kids’ Lunches | The Healthy Home Economist

Imagine – fining a Mom for packing a lunch with leftovers from a meal that was actually cooked from scratch do people actually do that anymore? but not including a frankenfood made from nearly 100% GMOs, consumption of which numerous scientific studies have demonstrated result in serious physical consequences such as stomach holes and even […]

Wal-Mart recalls tainted donkey meat |Companies |chinadaily.com.cn

Wal-Mart will reimburse customers who bought the tainted \”Five Spice\” donkey meat, according to a statement from Wal-Mart.The Shandong Food and Drug Administration said the product contained fox meat.The retailer said it had set up an investigation team headed by its China president and CEO, Greg Foran.\”We are deeply sorry for this whole affair,\” said […]

Taiwan detects pesticide residue in imported Japanese products | The Japan Times

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday on its website that residue exceeding legal limits was detected in fresh strawberries imported from Fukuoka Prefecture in December, as well as in green tea leaves, green tea powder, green tea milk powder and red tea powder imported from Tokyo and Kyoto, Shizuoka and Aichi prefectures.Ministry authorities said […]

Klahowya – Listen to us our nations tell Minister Shea over geoduck issue

  “We have observed a small number of commercial fishers monopolizing the wild fishery for a number of decades that we do not feel is sustainable… A wild fishery has existed for geoduck since the 1980s that is for the sole benefit of the 35 persons who hold title to the 55 licenses the UHA […]

WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse Israel News | Haaretz

  Three cables cited by the Aftenposten newspaper, which has said it has all 250,000 U.S. cables leaked to WikiLeaks, showed that Israel kept the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv briefed on its internationally criticized blockade of the Gaza Strip.The territory, home to 1.3 million Palestinians, is run by the Islamist Hamas group, which is […]

Fined for Trying to Find Out Who’s Funding Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign? | Common Dreams

In their legal challenge against the No on 522 Campaign and the Grocery Manufacturers Association GMA submitted in September, the newly formed, pro-GMO labeling group Moms for Labeling state that the No Campaign \”illegally conceals the identity of the campaign\’s donors\” and that donations to the campaign are \”laundered through the Grocery Manufacturers Association,\” and, […]

Report links antibiotics at farms to human deaths – SFGate

Washington — The Centers for Disease Control on Monday confirmed a link between routine use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial resistance that is killing at least 23,000 people a year.The report is the first by the government to estimate how many people die annually of infections that no longer respond to antibiotics because […]

NBC DFW : Arlington Farmers Demand Apology for Drug Raid

“We live a very peaceful life here,” said 30-year-old Quinn Eaker, a resident of the farm, who was arrested during the raid for an unrelated, outstanding warrant over unpaid parking tickets. “We’ve never hurt anybody. This is our land. We have the right to be secure in our person and our property. Period. That’s undebatable.”Eaker […]

How Billionaire ‘Philanthropy’ Is Fueling Inequality and Helping To Destroy the Country | Alternet

As Buffett suggests, this growth in elite largesse, totaling $316 billion in 2012, has done little to combat economic inequality. But the problem isn’t just one of ineffectiveness. A recent paper published in the Journal of Economic Inequality shows philanthropy hasn’t simply failed to meet its goals; it’s made the situation worse.”Using measures of both […]

Microchipped Pharmaceuticals Given FDA Approval: Technological Totalitarianism? | NationofChange

While swallowing a micro-chip-filled pill which is approximately the size of a grain of rice may have no physical risk though this is obviously debatable since the body usually tries to purge anything that doesn’t belong in it, it certainly brings up important ethical questions about the right to privacy and the valid concern that […]

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