Guess Which Political Party Just Condemned the NSA’s Mass Surveillance Program Share RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stands on stage at an annual winter meeting in Washington, Friday, January 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Maine governor signs GMO food labeling bill (NaturalNews) Food labels aren't telling the whole story. Today's food labels are a mask, a cover-up of sorts. Many people have no clue that their food may contain high levels of toxic heavy metals like aluminum and cadmium. Likewise, many don't know which food products at the grocery store are made with genetically modified ingredients. It's just not on the label. The cholesterol content and carbohydrate load might be on the label, but what about the amount of pesticides used, or the type of bacteria genes used in the seed science?
Why the Rich and Powerful Have Less Empathy October 7, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Sheriff Fires Cop Who Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking Photos of Cops Dominic HoldenK.C. SAULET During an incident he later lied about, according to King County sheriff John Urquhart. King County deputy Patrick "K.C." » Murder Charge Dropped Against Man who Killed Cop in No-Knock Raid Alex Jones Grand jury sides with self defense, Fourth Amendment Adan Salazar Infowars.com February 7, 2014 In an astonishing decision, a Texas grand jury refused to indict a Central Texas man Wednesday for shooting and killing an officer who entered his home serving a warrant unannounced, an outcome the man’s attorney says he’s never witnessed in his half-century long career.
Mercury banned as vaccine ingredient by Chilean lawmakers (NaturalNews) Here at Natural News we are not advocates of vaccines because we believe they are overrated and dangerous. In fact, in a newly released book by Catherine J. Frompovich called Vaccination Voodoo: What YOU Don't Know About Vaccines, she breaks down each chemical used in today's vaccines, explaining the specific influence that the additives have on the human body, as reported by Natural News staff writer L. J. Devon.
Mayor of Hawaii's Big Island signs anti-GMO bill into law ( December 5, 2013, Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into law, banning biotech companies and new genetically modified crops from the Big Island of Hawaii. The island's GMO papaya industry is exempt from the bill. The law reflects Hawaiian sentiments to encourage community-based farming, as opposed to letting global corporations take over their agriculture. Biotech companies have not yet begun operations on the Big Island, and the new bill will help keep it that way. Much of Hawaii's agricultural sector opposed the bill, and, the mayor said, some farmers were "treated disrespectfully" while the new legislation was being debated. Kenoi urges community healing and an end to the angry rhetoric that lead to the passage of the bill.
Historic Court Ruling Stops Cultivation of Bayer’s GM Maize in Brazil In an historic ruling on Thursday Brazil’s Federal Appeals Court has unanimously decided to cancel the release for cultivation of Bayer’s Liberty Link GM Maize. The ruling is another legal disaster for the biotech industry as it follows the decision taken earlier this week by a court in the Campeche region of Mexico to ban GM Soybean cultivation, to protect the traditions of the Mayan people, namely beekeeping. The Brazilian Court annulled the decision by Brazil’s Biosecurity Commission (CTNBio), who had allowed the release for cultivation of Liberty Link GM Maize. Harmful chemicals in consumer products could be banned in Vermont thanks to new bill (NaturalNews) It's always refreshing to learn about legislation actually designed to protect the public. A recent move by Vermont is attempting to do just that after the state Senate voted 17-11 to require harmful chemicals found in consumer products to be labeled and/or regulated. Last week, state officials gave the legislation, S.239, preliminary approval. If passed by the House, the Department of Health would have permission to "identify and regulate potentially dangerous toxins," according to Campaign for a Toxic-Free Vermont.
4 Things Politicians Will Never Understand About Poor People Off the top of your head, how many of your friends can you think of make less than $11,000 a year? Maybe they work some mind-numbing part-time job, taking cover charges and stamping hands at a strip club. Or if you're a bit older, how many families do you know of who have one person working, bringing in less than $23,000 to support a spouse and a couple of kids? There's nothing wrong with either of those things ... but those numbers are the poverty threshold in the U.S., and in my area of the country, it encompasses a fudging poopload of people (sorry, I'm trying to cut down on my cursing).
"War Criminals Shouldn’t Be Honored": Rutgers Students Nix Condoleezza Rice from Commencement Speech This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Rutgers University in New Jersey following protests by faculty and students over her role in the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and U.S. interrogation policies. Dallas considers ending 50 years of water fluoridation - NaturalNews.com (NaturalNews) Dallas, the ninth-largest city in the country, is teetering on a huge victory for public health pending four more City Council members agreeing to end water fluoridation. So far, three council members, including Sheffie Kadane, Scott Griggs and Jennifer Staubach Gates, have stood up to the practice, acknowledging that it's unhealthy and expensive. NSNBC International reports that ending water fluoridation in Dallas would immediately free up around $1 million. Dallas City Council Member Sheffie Kadane said, "We don't need it and we'd just save a million dollars that we can use for something else. ... We're looking into seeing what we can do immediately so we can get those funds up front now."
Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods. Planetsave reports: Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been ground with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary, deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread from the maize, he added.
Greek community creates an off-the-grid Internet In an effort to buck the expensive rates of unreliable corporate telecom companies, a community in Athens, Greece, has created its own private Internet. Built from a network of wireless rooftop antennas, the Athens Wireless Metropolitan Network (AWMN) now has more than 1,000 members. Data moves “through” the AWMN mesh up to 30 times faster than it does on the telecom-provided Internet. According to Mother Jones, this off-the-grid community has become so popular in Athens and on nearby islands that it has developed its own Craigslist-esque classifieds service as well as blogs and an internal search engine.