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Farm Wars

Barbara H. Peterson on June 13th, 2012

Institute of Science in Society

Corporation faces criminal charges for concealing own study in which cows died after eating its genetically modified corn Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji

Biotech giant Syngenta has been criminally charged with denying knowledge that its genetically modified (GM) Bt corn kills livestock during a civil court case that ended in 2007 [1].

Syngenta’s Bt 176 corn variety expresses an insecticidal Bt toxin (Cry1Ab) derived from the bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and a gene conferring resistance to glufosinate herbicides. EU cultivation of Bt 176 was discontinued in 2007. Similar varieties however, including Bt 11 sweet corn are currently cultivated for human and animal consumption in the EU. Read the rest of this story »


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by: PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Suspicions have been confirmed for those wary of vaccinating their children. A recent large study corroborates other independent study surveys comparing unvaccinated children to vaccinated children.

They all show that vaccinated children have two to five times more childhood diseases, illnesses, and allergies than unvaccinated children.

Originally, the recent still ongoing study compared unvaccinated children against a German national health survey conducted by KiGGS involving over 17,000 children up to age 19. This currently ongoing survey study was initiated by classical homoeopathist Andreas Bachmair.

However, the American connection for Bachmair’s study can be found at VaccineInjury.info website that has added a link for parents of vaccinated children to participate in the study. So far this ongoing survey has well over 11,000 respondents, mostly from the U.S.A. Other studies have surveyed smaller groups of families.

Nevertheless, the results were similar. Of course, none of these studies were picked up by the MSM (mainstream media). None were funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) or any national or international health agency or medical profession group (http://healthimpactnews.com).

They don’t dare compare the health of unvaccinated children to vaccinated children objectively and risk disrupting their vaxmania (vaccination mania). The focus for all the studies was mostly on childhood illnesses occurring as the children matured.

Dramatic, debilitating, or lethal vaccine injuries were not the focus since so few, five percent or less, actually get reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Injury Reporting System) in the U.S.A. for various reasons including:

* It’s a complicated system that takes time from a doctor’s practice.
* Most parents don’t know about it.
* Only adverse reactions that occur immediately after vaccinations are considered.
* Since VAERS is voluntary, most doctors don’t want to incriminate themselves with vaccination injuries and maintain their denial of vaccine dangers.

Consequently, even the most terrible adverse reactions are minimally acknowledged, while long term negative health issues resulting from vaccines are not even considered relevant.

Different surveys summarized

The childhood diseases usually posed to respondents by the independent surveys involved asthma, reoccurring tonsillitis, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, eczema, ear infections, diabetes, sleep disorders, bedwetting, dyslexia, migraines, hyperactivity, ADD, epilepsy, depression, and slower development of speech or motor skills.

In 1992, a New Zealand group called the Immunization Awareness Society (IAS) surveyed 245 families with a total of 495 children. The children were divided with 226 vaccinated and 269 unvaccinated. Eighty-one families had both vaccinated and unvaccinated children.

The differences were dramatic, with unvaccinated children showing far less incidence of common childhood ailments than vaccinated children (http://www.vaccineinjury.info/images/stories/ias1992study.pdf).

From a different survey in the South Island New Zealand city of Christchurch, among children born during or after 1977, none of the unvaccinated children had asthma events where nearly 25% of the vaccinated children were treated for asthma by age 10 (http://www.vaccineinjury.info/images/stories/ias1992study.pdf).

Many of the comments from non-vaccinating parents to VaccineInjury.info for the ongoing Bachmair survey mentioned vaccination danger and developing true immunity naturally were concerns (http://www.vaccineinjury.info).

A PhD immunologist who wrote the book Vaccine Illusion, Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, has gone against the dogma of her medical training and background. She asserts that true immunity to any disease is not conferred by vaccines. Exposure to the disease, whether contracted or not, does (http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org).

Perhaps the most informal grass-roots survey going on now is by Tim O’Shea, DC, author of Vaccination is Not Immunization. He simply has non-vaccinating parents email him with comparisons of their children’s health to friends and families they know with vaccinated children. That and more is available on his site (http://www.thedoctorwithin.com).

Sources for this article include:

http://healthimpactnews.com

http://www.vaccineinjury.info/images/stories/ias1992study.pdf

Link to participate in Bachmair survey here: http://www.vaccineinjury.info

http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org

http://www.thedoctorwithin.com


Lab-created artificial species will outnumber natural life 50-to-1, financial firm claims

Aaron Dykes
Infowars.com
June 19, 2012

RELATED: Genetic Genocide: Humanity’s Greatest Threat

Biotech and other emerging technology is jeopardizing the future of the human race.

In its latest effort, Fidelity Investments is aiming to drive billions of dollars of global finance capital into the emerging field of “synthetic biology”, using promotions and social media (as in its “Follow the Green Line” ad campaign) to raise interest. Fidelity is also trying to take on water shortage issues, “personalized medicine” and has partnered with the TED Talks (along with dozens of other firms) that have become a self-proclaimed authority on where technology is going. For Fidelity, it is part of an effort to bolster the firm’s image as responsible and innovative. But is it?

Just as big money has backed carbon credit schemes and green technology, Fidelity is making a push to back ‘synthetic biology,’ which it says could be the “defining technology of the 21st Century,” though admittedly it is still in the ‘experimental phase’. In essence, synthetic biology is just another buzz term for what has already become the very controversial and dangerous field of biotech & genetic engineering.

For example, scientists have shown that genetically-engineered salmon– hailed below in Fidelity’s promo video as a milestone in innovation– could wipe out the less aggressive natural salmon population within 40 generations. Fidelity also touts the use of GM bacteria to produce new malaria vaccines– part of the larger emerging field of “pharming,” or growing pharmaceutical products inside genetically-modified crops, animals, and microorganisms. For all its potential promises, GMOs have instead been linked with organ failure, infertility and reproductive problems, as well as widespread environmental impact.

Ignoring all these known risks, Fidelity’s ThinkBig webpage brags about their part in the attempt to redesign life with man-made architecture, claiming that labs could soon create 50 times the number of naturally-occurring species known to exist on the planet. And clearly that means big cash. GMO foods have been the first bounty of this technology, but the other applications are widespread, including energy, computing, organ replacements and much more. Fidelity boasts in part:

Synthetic Biologists collaborate around the world, using over 5,000 DNA sequences, called BioBricks™, now available online in an open-source database. Crowdsourcing the work means experiments that used to take years now take weeks, constantly redefining what’s possible.

Encouraging a race to create artificial life forms means less time in thinking out the potential consequences. The risks could well include endangering the survival of natural life (including humans), and would likely also prove costly for populations already vulnerable to market schemes.

Cross-species, xenotransplantation, human-animal hybrids and chimera creations all pose threats to DNA and organ receptors in ways scientists are only beginning to fully understand, while mixed genes open up new dangers of disease vulnerability between species previously not affected. This Brave New World of engineered creations, clearly, could pose instead a genetic armageddon. Alex Jones has repeatedly warned about the Trojan Horse bioweapon capabilities of much of this technology, as well as other widely used chemical compounds found throughout our food, water and environment.


Genetic Armageddon: Humanity’s Greatest Threat

Does this amount to “hacking biology” or what Alex Jones has often termed genetic vandalism? Thomas H. Murray, President of The Hastings Center gives a lecture discussing the ethical issues of creating new forms of life under the synthetic biology umbrella. This has been going on since the first recombinant DNA research began in the early 1970s, he indicates at some 13:40 minutes into the presentation. At least Murray considers the consequences, but in reality, the research field is moving forward with little concern for caution.

Apart from the risks to life itself, what finance capitol is funding is a new era of lucrative patent dominance in the realm of biology that will likely only embolden the existing oligopolies in Big Agra and Big Pharma, all while making the costs of staying alive greater to bear. “Intellectual property” issues are already plaguing traditional farmers in many parts of the world, as they clash with Monsanto’s seed monopoly. But this will also manifest in the future markets of human replacement organs grown in pigs, gene therapy, IVF and other assisted fertility, as well as many other areas. Already, claims of copyrighted human genes is occurring and impacting health care costs. Spider goats and human breast milk produced by cows are just some of the most widely publicized forms of this emerging technology front where natural sources are displaced by patented, costly and potentially dangerous GMO alternatives.

Meanwhile, the Transhumanist movement, today lead by iconic futurist Ray Kurzweil, is openly trying to re-engineer and replace the human species by merging individuals with technology– A.I., avatars, nano-tech, cloud-computing based memory banks and much more. Alex Jones’ Endgame breaks down much of this agenda.

The same science cultists who previously thought 96% of human DNA was “junk” are now playing god, assuming they can wield new life forms for human betterment. From it, the potential for financial & environmental harm, as well as predatory occupation from monopoly/oligopoly sectors is immense.

 


Friday, April 06, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) All the celebrities and sports figures who participate in the “Got Milk” ad campaigns are actually showing their faces smeared with pus cells, reveals a startling new Food Investigations video produced by the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.FoodInvestigations.com). Narrated by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, the video reveals little-known documentation from the dairy industry that proves the industry allows up to 750,000 pus cells per ml of pasteurized milk. This means that an 8-ounce of glass of conventional pasteurized milk may contain up to 180 million pus cells.

The short video is viewable at:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=C463AA940B9AEBA5D294F87FF0716579

Or on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKTfkFIiQUw

PUS — or “somatic cells” — are the result of infection in dairy cows. These infections are caused by unsanitary dairy operating conditions that lead to infected mammary glands of cows. Pus cells are the same type of cells found in a pimple or “zit juice.” In 2011, the dairy industry debated lowering the allowable level of pus cells (somatic cells) to just 450,000 per ml, but it chose to keep the levels at 750,000, allowing for more infections and more pus in the pasteurized milk sold at grocery stores everywhere.

The Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org) has calculated that a typical “milk moustache” may contain as many as 2 million pus cells, meaning that all the celebrities, movie stars and sports stars who allow their images to be used by the processed dairy industry are quite literally showing their faces smeared with pus from dairy cow infections.

A look at the dairy industry, without the marketing spin

This non-commercial video, which also features undercover footage showing the brutal treatment of cows in factory-like conditions, is intended to shed light on the unsanitary practices of the conventional (pasteurized) dairy industry while contrasting that with the substantially cleaner and more humane practices of certified organic RAW dairy producers.

The raw dairy industry is currently under assault in America as armed government agents in California, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have conducted violent raids on raw milk producers, destroying their milk inventory and charging them with felony crimes for producing and distributing raw milk. (http://www.naturalnews.com/033220_Rawesome_Foods_armed_raids.html)

Dairy industry promotes fraudulent health claims

As this video shows, the conventional dairy industry is also making fraudulent health claims in its “got milk” ads, including falsely stating that drinking milk will give you “bones of steel.” A multitude of variations on this theme frequently appear in dairy industry ads.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, such claims automatically turn milk into an “unapproved drug,” meaning the FDA should now conduct armed raids of all conventional dairy producers, seize their inventory, and arrest their owners and operators to be charged with felony crimes for selling unapproved drugs. At least that’s how the FDA treats any other nutritional product that makes such strong claims of granting the human body near-magical health benefits. Try to sell an herbal product making the exact same claims and you’ll quickly find yourself threatened with arrest by the FTC or FDA. (http://www.naturalnews.com/029901_pomegranate_juice_health_claims.htm…)

In fact, pasteurized dead milk has never been approved by the FDA as a treatment for fragile bones, so there is no legal basis under current FDA regulations by which the dairy industry could make a claim that drinking milk will increase your bone strength to the tensile strength of steel. Yet, to no one’s surprise, both the FDA and the FTC take no action whatsoever against the dairy industry for making these fraudulent health claims and selling what the FDA typically calls “unapproved drugs.”

In truth, calcium alone does not build strong bones, and pasteurized milk is not even the best source of calcium. The pasteurization of milk destroys its digestive enzymes such as lactase, causing the milk to be far more allergenic and difficult to digest, which may explain why so many people suffer from lactose intolerance, digestive disorders, sinus congestion and acne when consuming pasteurized milk products.

Watch this video now at www.FoodInvestigations.com or track coverage of this topic at www.NaturalNews.com which is one of the last remaining independent news publishers in the nation that dares to document and report the government’s oppression of small, local dairy farmers who produce unpasteurized (fresh) milk.

Also, see our Raw Dairy Infographic that explains the differences between pasteurized milk and certified organic fresh (raw) milk: http://www.naturalnews.com/Infographic-Raw-Milk.html

Watch the video at:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=C463AA940B9AEBA5D294F87FF0716579

Or on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKTfkFIiQUw


RT America
April 5, 2012

‘After nearly unprecedented pushback against bills SOPA and PIPA, their apparent defeat cannot yet be claimed. Most skeptics presumed that the defeat of the aforementioned would only serve to offer a compromised “SOPA light” at some point to circumvent criticism over government censorship. Well, it didn’t take long. In addition to OPEN and ACTA to combat supposed piracy issues in the U.S. and Europe respectively, we now have been presented with a full-on fascist template for Internet control where government and private corporations will work hand in hand under the very broad definition of cybersecurity.’

 


Government agency not cooperating with eligibility investigation

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
March 29, 2012

A request for original documents by a group investigating the eligibility of president Obama has been turned down by The Selective Service System in a move that is sure to court more controversy.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, leader of the probe into the authenticity of the now notorious Obama birth certificate, announced earlier this month that he had cause to believe that Obama’s Selective Service registration form was also a forgery.

Arpaio asked for a response from the federal agency within 30 days on whether or not it will provide a hard copy of the original document.

The Selective Service System has now replied to the request with a three-sentence letter from the office of Selective Service Director Lawrence G. Romo.

“This Agency has no evidence that President Obama’s 1980 registration is not authentic,” wrote Richard S. Flahavan, associate director of public & intergovernmental affairs.

“However, if you have any credible evidence to the contrary and believe that a Federal crime has been committed, we suggest that it be turned over immediately to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pursue,” the letter concluded.

Unsatisfied with the agency’s response, Arpaio has addressed another correspondence to Romo.

“If your office has the original, authentic Selective Service registration form for Barack Obama from July 29, 1980, please indicate whether or not you are in possession of this document,” Arpaio wrote.

“If the document is in your possession, please make it available for inspection by my Sheriff’s Office investigators. We will travel to your facility to analyze it.”

Arpaio asked for a further response from the agency within ten days.

In his original March 19 letter, Arpaio explained that the document location number and several other identifying factors indicate that Obama’s Selective Service Form was created in 2008 and has been altered to appear as if it dates from 1980.

The Selective Service System response indicates that, much like Hawaii’s Department of Health in regard to the birth certificate, the agency is refusing to comply with requests to allow public inspection of the original document.

Arpaio has also pointed out that Obama’s original Selective Service registration has previously been released at least twice in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, so it makes no sense for the agency to withhold the document from law enforcement officers and court-approved, forensic experts.

 


Sunday, March 25, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) In response to mounting public backlash from the older generation, the biotechnology industry has launched a new propaganda campaign aimed at convincing children that genetically-modified (GM) crops are not only safe, but also an improvement over natural agriculture. Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and five other major biotechnology companies and associations have collectively released the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book, a colorful guide designed to reeducate children into the false dogma of biotechnology.

The 16-page guide — which includes word scrambles, fill-in-the-blank puzzles, and matching games — contains an introductory paragraph that claims biotechnology boosts crop yields, improves environmental conditions, and leads to more nutritious food. Throughout the book, children are told that biotechnology is changing the world for the better, which is a complete contradiction to all available independent science. And yet this guide is reportedly slated for inclusion in some school curriculum’s.

“This is an activity book for young people like you about biotechnology — a really neat topic,” says the first page of the book. “Why is it such a neat topic? Because biotechnology is helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home.”

You can view the entire activity book for yourself at:
http://www.whybiotech.com

The guide was produced by a group known as the Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI), a pro-GMO coalition of the world’s largest biotechnology companies and organizations. CBI routinely ignores independent science that shows GMOs and their growing chemicals to be dangerous, and continues to purvey the lie that GMO technologies are not only safe, but that they are superior to conventional and organic growing methods.

Independent science has proven GMOs are a human, environmental health hazardGM crop systems are inherently unsustainable in every way, as they require massive amounts of chemical inputs in order to grow. They have also been shown in numerous scientific studies to cause organ damage, digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, reproductive problems, and various other conditions.

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, the active ingredient of which is the weedkiller glyphosate, was recently exposed as a destroyer of testosterone and male fertility (http://www.naturalnews.com/035135_Roundup_herbicide_testosterone.html). Not only is Roundup responsible for spurring the massive “superweed” epidemic that now plagues millions of acres of American cropland, but the chemical concoction was also recently shown to trigger dozens of plant diseases (http://www.naturalnews.com/031138_Monsanto_Roundup.html).

Even when diluted by 99.8 percent, the Roundup formula is still toxic to human DNA, having been shown in a recent Archives of Toxicology study to have definitive cytotoxic and DNA-damaging properties (http://www.naturalnews.com/035050_Roundup_Monsanto_DNA.html). Environmentally, Roundup is highly persistent, and has been found in air, rainwater, and rivers all across the U.S., and particularly in the “bread belt” of the Midwest (http://www.naturalnews.com/033699_Roundup_pollution.html).

As far as GMOs themselves, there have been countless studies and reviews that have revealed serious problems with the way they are digested. A 2004 study published in Nature Biotechnology found that the genetic code of GM soy can actually alter the genetic code of gut microbiota when consumed, which can cause long-term digestive problems (http://www.naturalnews.com/028635_GMOs_bacteria.html).

None of these facts are published in the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book, of course, which makes quite the opposite claims without even a shred of proof to back them. But since young children are the book’s target audience, the biotechnology liars behind its publishing apparently hope that colorful pictures and fun word games will be enough to sway the opinion of the next generation.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.activistpost.com



Petition2Congress
March 23, 2012

WE the People demand that the House and Senate launch Immediately a FULL scale Investigation into President Obama’s eligibilty to be President of the United States and his eligibility to run for office for a second term. It is time you do your jobs,. We Demand to know “Do you support the Constitution of the United States and the People”. The American people deserve to know the truth, if President Obama is eligible and it is YOUR JOBS TO FIND OUT. House Speaker Boehner we will be waiting to hear from you. Senator Reid we will be waitng to hear from you.

United We Stand Divided We Fall: Dakota
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An investigative “Cold Case Posse” launched six months ago by “America’s toughest sheriff” – Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County – has concluded there is probable cause that the document released by the White House last year as President Obama’s birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery.

The investigative team has asked Arpaio, who is at a news conference in Phoenix live-streamed by WND TV that began at 3 p.m. Eastern time, to elevate the investigation to a criminal probe that will make available the resources of his Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The posse says it has identified at least one person of interest in the alleged forgery of Obama’s birth certificate.

Arapaio, known for his strict enforcement of immigration laws, commissioned the investigative team after local citizens presented him with a petition expressing concern that Obama might not be eligible for Arizona’s presidential ballot.

The posse, comprised of former law enforcement officers and lawyers with law enforcement experience, has interviewed dozens of witnesses and examined hundreds of documents. It also has taken numerous sworn statements from witnesses around the world.

Mike Zullo, Arpaio’s lead investigator, said his team believes the Hawaii Department of Health has engaged in a systematic effort to hide from public inspection any original 1961 birth records it may have in its possession.

“Officers of the Hawaii Department of Health and various elected Hawaiian public officials may have intentionally obscured 1961 birth records and procedures to avoid having to release to public inspection and to the examination of court-authorized forensic examiners any original Obama 1961 birth records the Hawaii Department of Health may or may not have,” Zullo said.

The investigators say the evidence contained in the computer-generated PDF file released by the White House as well as important deficiencies in the Hawaii process of certifying the long-form birth certificate establish probable cause that a forgery has been committed.

Sign the petition here.

To continue reading click on link

http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/sheriff-joes-posse-probable-cause-obama-certificate-a-fraud/

 


Saturday, March 17, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo’s arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes “ordinary business operations.”

The issue began in 2011 when the non-profit group Children of God for Life (CGL) first broke the news about Pepsi’s alliance with Senomyx, which led to massive outcry and a worldwide boycott of Pepsi products. At that time, it was revealed that Pepsi had many other options at its disposal to produce flavor chemicals, which is what its competitors do, but had instead chosen to continue using aborted fetal cells — or as Senomyx deceptively puts it, “isolated human taste receptors” (http://www.naturalnews.com).

A few months later, Pepsi’ shareholders filed a resolution petitioning the company to “adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements.” But the Obama Administration shut down this 36-page proposal, deciding instead that Pepsi’s used of aborted babies to flavor its beverage products is just business as usual, and not a significant concern.

“We’re not talking about what kind of pencils PepsiCo wants to use — we are talking about exploiting the remains of an aborted child for profit,” said Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of CGL, concerning the SEC decision. “Using human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) to produce flavor enhancers for their beverages is a far cry from routine operations!”

To be clear, the aborted fetal tissue used to make Pepsi’s flavor chemicals does not end up in the final product sold to customers, according to reports — it is used, instead, to evaluate how actual human taste receptors respond to these chemical flavorings. But the fact that Pepsi uses them at all when viable, non-human alternatives are available illustrates the company’s blatant disregard for ethical and moral concerns in the matter.

Back in January, Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey proposed legislation to ban the production of aborted fetal cell-derived flavor chemicals in his home state. If passed, S.B. 1418 would also reportedly ban the sale of any products that contain flavor chemicals derived from human fetal tissue, which includes Pepsi products as well as products produced by Kraft and Nestle (http://www.naturalnews.com).

Sources for this article include:

http://www.lifesitenews.com