Some people believe that regularly smoking the 7,000 chemicals in commercial cigarettes is the quickest way to get cancer in the world. Other folks believe that artificial sweeteners, because they taste so sweet, trick the body into ingesting them and are the “Trojan horses” of the food industry, causing breast cancer and prostate cancer faster than any other food, drink or consumable chemical-laced product on the market. But then again, there’s GMOs. Genetically modified organisms contain pesticides that can kill nearly any living thing that consumes them, including insects, rats and, yes, humans. Pesticide is the umbrella name for herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, algaecides and even fertilizers meant to kill “pests” — hence the name.
There is really no measurement right now for how many GMOs are in foods, drinks and even cigarettes. Scientists who modify organism through gene insertion are apt to promote the corresponding pesticides, no matter whether humans are dying from them or not. Cigarettes, diet soda and GMOs — are you guilty of “consuming” all three daily? Then your clock is ticking! Continue reading
Another country is taking action on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Taiwan has banned schools across the nation from serving GMOs to students, citing health and safety concerns. Taiwanese legislature passed amendments to the School Health Act a few weeks ago to stamp out raw genetically modified ingredients as well as processed food containing GMOs. Continue reading
By Carolanne Wright
Farmers in the U.S. are beginning to wake-up to the fact that genetically modified crops are poor business indeed. With countries around the world taking a firm stand against GM imports, not only are farmers who grow GMOs suffering from dwindling export opportunities, but also those whose crops have been cross-contaminated with genetically modified pollen. Continue reading
The much-awaited Altered Genes, Twisted Truth will be published in few weeks time. Its author, Steven M Druker, has a highly credible record as a powerful activist within the GM debate. As the executive director of The Alliance for Bio-Integrity, he was coordinator and attorney of the lawsuit which is pushing for the US Federal Food and Drug Administration to be forced to carry out mandatory safety testing and labelling of GM foods.
By Ishtar Babilu Dingir
I’m heading up this article with a graph showing how our Earth’s climate has changed over the last 10,000 years because the way some politicians today go on, you’d think they invented it. One wonders if the Palaeolithic cave men were taxed for burning too many trees?
The mainstream media, under governmental nudge unit’s instruction, are now being told to replace the term ‘climate change’ to ‘climate disruption’. This by the way, is a second change in the wording, after ‘global warming’ failed to stick when no matter how much they juggled the figures, it was obvious that the planet hadn’t warmed for more than 15 years. Continue reading
By Grace Kiser, Huffington Post
This week, the Swiss research firm Covalence released its annual ranking of the overall ethical performance of multinational corporations. The idea behind the Covalence research is that there’s value — both for companies and consumers — in measuring corporations against an ethical standard. (We’re hoping this idea also applies to Wall Street firms.) Continue reading