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Gulf Seafood Deformities Raise Questions Among Scientists And Fisherman

Gulf Seafood Deformities Raise Questions Among Scientists And Fisherman
While the true extent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was not known for about 4 years, as Al Jazeera notes in the video above, the repercussions of BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico may become apparent more quickly. Discovering eyeless shrimp, lesioned fish and other mutated and underdeveloped seafood, fisherman in the Gulf are pointing fingers at the BP spill. Biologist Dr. The Gulf Restoration Network's Scott Eust explained the bizarre shrimp deformities. Al Jazeera reports that both the government and BP maintain that Gulf seafood is safe. A study published last October in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that the FDA allowed "up to 10,000 times too much contamination" and didn't identify the risks to children and pregnant women posed by contaminated seafood. Government testing standards were questioned months after the spill. Related on HuffPost: Related:  Pollution & it's effects.

Green Maven- The Green Search Engine The ‘Horribly Mutated’ Seafood in The Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill: The ‘horribly mutated’ creatures living in the Gulf. Fish, shrimp, and crabs are missing eyes and suffering strange deformities, according to a harrowing new report — yet the FDA insists the seafood’s safe to eat. Shrimp born without eyes, clawless crabs, and fish with visible tumors are among the “horrible mutated”marine animals found in the waters off the Gulf Coast, according to a new report from Al Jazeera. Scientists say the problem is a side effect of the April 2010 explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which killed 11 people and spilled at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the ocean. Here, a brief guide to the damage: “The fishermen have never seen anything like this,” Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP’s 2010 oil disaster. What does BP say? Sources:

After nuclear disasters, wildlife thrives Radiation from nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima may, surprisingly, have done the local wildlife no harm at all. Until now, it had been believed that radiation following the Chernobyl disaster must have had a dramatic effect on bird populations by causing damage to birds’ antioxidant defence mechanisms. But British scientists have now modeled the production of free radicals from radiation - and found that the birds’ antioxidant mechanisms could easily cope with radiation at the levels seen after Chernobyl and Fukushima. "I wasn’t really surprised by these findings – there have been many high profile findings on the radiation damage to wildlife at Chernobyl but it’s very difficult to see significant damage and we are not convinced by some of the claims," says professor Jim Smith of the University of Portsmouth. Immediately after the Chernobyl accident, extremely high radiation levels did damage organisms.

Renewable Energy News & Cleantech News (#1 Source) — CleanTechnica Sodium fluoride is used to make Sarin gas as well as clean teeth An article by anti-fluoridation campaigner Walter Graham provoked a strong response with one reader pointing out that one of toothpaste’s constituent parts is used to make sarin gas. Here are two letters, which have been slightly abridged due to space constraints. Stephen McMurray, Newtownabbey writes: I recently came across an article in your paper regarding fluoride. It is worth noting that despite the Government saying it is safe, only a few months ago, the Government was accusing the Syrian regime of using chemical weapons of mass destruction and the so-called proof was alleged documents which showed British companies had sold sodium fluoride to Syria. A, Wills, Ruislip, writes: The fluoride used in water fluoridation is fluorosilicic acid - toxic waste from factories.

How to Double Global Food Production by 2050 and Reduce Environmental Damage To feed the world's growing and more affluent population, global agriculture will have to double its food production by 2050. More farming, however, usually means more environmental harm as a result of clearing land, burning fossil fuels, consuming water for irrigation and spreading fertilizer. Agriculture already imposes a greater burden on Earth than almost any other human activity, so simply doubling current practices would ruin large areas of land as well as poisoning rivers and oceans. An international research team led by Jon Foley at the University of Minnesota has concluded that five basic changes in the way agriculture operates—and in the ways we eat—could double food production, yet decrease overall environmental impacts. The steps are as follows: improve crop yields, consume less meat, reduce food waste, stop expanding into rainforests, and use fertilizer and water more efficiently.

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A Sour Deception: Citric Acid Comes From GMO Black Mold, Not Fruit Aaron DykesActivist Post Just what is your food made of, anyway? Try industrial synthesis, genetically modified mold secretions, hydrochloric acid, mercury-contaminated caustic soda, ferrocyanide… and, of course, lots of GMO corn. If common ingredients like “citric acid” and “ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)” sound normal and familiar enough that you practically conjure up an image of the flourishing orchard they were grown in – then think again. Picture instead an industrial factory, carrying out protocols developed in a lab, produced with enough winding nozzles, tanks, valves, pipes and other thinga-ma-jiggers to create a meandering and disorienting Dr. Instead, mass produced citric acid and ascorbic acid are hidden GMO ingredients that reportedly set off allergenic responses for some sensitive consumers. Feel free to peruse these blogs and forums for complaints about citric acid from those allergic or intolerant to citric acid itself, mold & yeast and/or corn. Photo credit Aaron Dykes.

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