Take action to block the FDA’s imprisonment of free-range chicken

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc, Animals, Insects, etc
ByRuss Bianchi

In the name of protecting the public against the spread of E. coli and salmonella, the Food Safety Modernization Act was passed into law January 4, 2011. But in reality, the law gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sweeping new powers to regulate and shut down farms of all sizes.

Take action to block the FDA’s imprisonment of free-range chicken

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The coming plague will not be stopped by drugs: CDC now admits era of antibiotics at an end as bacteria out-wit drug companies

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

In a breakthrough moment of truth for the CDC, the agency now openly admits that prescription antibiotics have led to a catastrophic rise in superbugs, causing the death of at least 23,000 Americans each year (an estimate even the CDC calls “conservative”).

 

The coming plague will not be stopped by drugs: CDC now admits era of antibiotics at an end as bacteria out-wit drug companies

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Statins linked to raised risk of cataracts in study

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies, Vision Health
ByRuss Bianchi

The statin medications that millions of adults take to lower their cholesterol levels may also raise their risk of developing cataracts, a new study suggests.

Statins linked to raised risk of cataracts in study

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Grid electrical pollution (dirty power) and smart meters

In CategoryEnergy, Fuel, Power, Wind, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Dear Don,

In the last couple of winters, I have made dozens of measurements of electrical pollution in the grid, building wiring, the earth and in the air with a 2 channel Fluke 199 B oscilloscope in southern California where over 2 million smart meters have been deployed. The ground measurement uses 40 feet of wire between two ground probes (screw drivers).

Grid electrical pollution (dirty power) and smart meters

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Google launching a biotech pharmaceutical company?

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Google appears to be joining Big Pharma with its launch of a new biotechnology company called “Calico.” It is being headed by Art Levinson, chairman of Genentech, a company that earns huge profits from people dying of cancer.

Google launching a biotech pharmaceutical company?

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Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 chemicals, including endocrine disruptors

In CategoryProducts, Health Dangers, Etc, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc, Water
ByRuss Bianchi

Widespread consumer demand for plastic products that are free of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has led to some significant positive changes in the way that food, beverage and water containers are manufactured.

Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 chemicals, including endocrine disruptors

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Cancer clinics use irrational fear to trick women into unnecessary mastectomies

In CategoryCancer
ByRuss Bianchi

More women than ever who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in just one breast are opting to have both of them cut off, apparently out of concern that the disease might end up spreading to the healthy breast if they leave it alone. But this increasingly common procedure, known as a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), has proven to be more fear-based than anything, as expert analysis shows that CPM does basically nothing to increase a woman’s chances of survival.

Cancer clinics use irrational fear to trick women into unnecessary mastectomies

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Prof: ‘GI can be more powerful obesity-fighting tool in Asia than the west’

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Prebiotics and other fibres have a big role to play in curbing spiraling obesity, diabetic and pre-diabetic rates in emerging economies like India and China, according to one respected nutrition academic here at the ICN in Granada.

Prof: ‘GI can be more powerful obesity-fighting tool in Asia than the west’

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Natural News exclusive: Whole Foods Market whistleblower says employees were deliberately trained to lie about GMOs – new Organic Spies video

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

A new video from the group calling itself “Organic Spies” is once again rocking the organic food industry. In the video, a woman who identifies herself as a former employee of Whole Foods Market (WFM) testifies that she and other employees were deliberately trained by Whole Foods Market management to lie to store customers about whether the stores carry foods made with genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).

Natural News exclusive: Whole Foods Market whistleblower says employees were deliberately trained to lie about GMOs – new Organic Spies video

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Where federal food stamp money really goes: Criminal fraud

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

There is a biblical adage that deals with the concept of self-reliance which goes something like this: “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a single day; if you teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

 

Where federal food stamp money really goes: Criminal fraud

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Know better, do better. Don’t cut SNAP-ed funding

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

The Farm Bill currently under debate on Capitol Hill contains many facets, but two may be the most important initiatives affecting the health of the American people: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education. One begets the other, but both are crucial to improving the health of our nation and providing opportunity to those who need it the most.

Know better, do better. Don’t cut SNAP-ed funding

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Scientific American discredits itself by insisting that consumers be kept in the dark about GMOs

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

What the public doesn’t know won’t hurt them.

At least, that’s the thinking behind the Scientific American‘s recent editorial, “Labels for GMO Food Are a Bad Idea.” It argues, “Instead of providing people with useful information, mandatory GMO labels would only intensify the misconception that so-called Frankenfoods endanger people’s health.”

Scientific American discredits itself by insisting that consumers be kept in the dark about GMOs

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Metformin may increase risk of cognitive impairment

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Metformin may increase the risk of cognitive impairment in patients with diabetes; however, calcium supplementation may attenuate this risk, according to research published online Sept. 5 in Diabetes Care.

Metformin may increase risk of cognitive impairment

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US funds new tobacco regulation research centers

In CategoryTobacco/Smoking
ByRuss Bianchi

A new program creating 14 first-of-a-kind research centers for tobacco regulation in the United States was announced by the federal government on Thursday.

US funds new tobacco regulation research centers

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Bariatric surgery performed on 2-year-old proves total insanity of western medical system

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

A “morbidly obese” two-year-old has undergone bariatric surgery in Saudi Arabia, doctors are now proudly reporting. This radical, permanent maiming of the digestive system of a child was done, they say, after “dieting failed.”

Bariatric surgery performed on 2-year-old proves total insanity of western medical system

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CDC says heart disease deaths can be prevented by putting more elderly Americans on prescription medications

In CategoryCardiovascular Health, Drugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

You can forget about all those legitimate disease prevention methods like avoiding hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, genetically-modified organisms and excess grains; exercising daily; and supplementing with omega-3s and other important heart nutrients.

CDC says heart disease deaths can be prevented by putting more elderly Americans on prescription medications

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Toxic glyphosate (Roundup) found to be harming dairy cows

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

The environment, humans and now the cattle raised for food — the horror that is glyphosate apparently knows no bounds, as a new study out of Denmark shows that dairy cows everywhere are now being harmed by the pervasive agricultural poison.

Toxic glyphosate (Roundup) found to be harming dairy cows

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Whole fruit consumption is shown to lower risk of developing diabetes by nearly 25 percent

In CategoryBlood Glucose Conditions, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

The startling statistics show that close to 30 million men, women and children currently suffer the devastating effects of a diabetes diagnosis, as the disease affects nearly ten percent of the US population.

 

Whole fruit consumption is shown to lower risk of developing diabetes by nearly 25 percent

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List of legal beer additives includes fish bladder, MSG, high-fructose corn syrup and insect dyes

In CategoryAlcohol, Animals, Insects, etc, HFCS & Sugars
ByRuss Bianchi

Summertime breeds it; so, too, does NFL Sunday. In fact, to scores of Americans, there just isn’t a bad time to have a nice, cold beer.

 

List of legal beer additives includes fish bladder, MSG, high-fructose corn syrup and insect dyes

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Dennis Hopper – If (1976)

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi
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New Documentary Claims Cell Phone Radiation Is Tied To Brain Cancer

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Cancer, Music, Television, Technology, Etc, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

We all have a sneaking suspicion that our cell phones are bad for us. You hear it every day: they erode our attention span and keep us connected to social media when we should be paying attention to the people right in front of our eyes. But what if cell phones are actually physically bad for us?

New Documentary Claims Cell Phone Radiation Is Tied To Brain Cancer

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Op-ed: Support Berkeley’s important cell phone safety bill

In CategoryMusic, Television, Technology, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Working at schools sites across Berkeley, I constantly see students carrying cell phones in their pockets and using them when they should be in class. It seems every year, younger and younger children are using cell phones.

Op-ed: Support Berkeley’s important cell phone safety bill

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MOBILIZE: THE FACTS

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi
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Mobilize

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation, including cancer and infertility.

Mobilize

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Simple lifestyle interventions during pregnancy can prevent your children from becoming obese

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Pregnancy, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

In a study that followed more than 2,200 obese women during pregnancy, scientists affiliated with Professor Jodie Dodd from the University of Adelaide, Australia found that some simple interventions can help prevent high birth weights in newborns. This is important because previous studies have shown that infants with a high birth weight have a greater risk of becoming obese as children or adults.This study is part of the EC-funded EarlyNutrition Project (http://www.project-earlynutrition.eu/), which is coordinated by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich.

Simple lifestyle interventions during pregnancy can prevent your children from becoming obese

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Bristol-Myers, Otsuka ask judge to nix Abilify kickback suit

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Did Bristol-Myers Squibb ($BMY) offer kickbacks and push Abilify for off-label uses? Some former sales reps-turned-whistleblowers claim it did. And given the fact that Bristol-Myers already paid $515 million to settle some off-label marketing claims related to Abilify, they say, the company violated its “we’ll behave” promises to the feds.

Bristol-Myers, Otsuka ask judge to nix Abilify kickback suit

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Beyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic Biology

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

Genetically modified organisms today usually have just one engineered gene. Scientists now want to create organisms with whole new gene clusters.

Beyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic Biology

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Sanofi probing alleged bribery in Africa, Middle East

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said Monday that it initiated a probe into alleged bribery by company officials in the Middle East and Africa to healthcare workers.

Sanofi probing alleged bribery in Africa, Middle East

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Licorice May Cause Lower IQ And AHDH In Fetuses

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Expectant mothers who eat excessive quantities of liquorice during pregnancy could adversely affect their child’s intelligence and behaviour, a study has shown.

A study of eight year old children whose mothers ate large amounts of liquorice when pregnant found they did not perform as well as other youngsters in cognitive tests.

Licorice May Cause Lower IQ And AHDH In Fetuses

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Addiction-riddled Kentucky out for blood in $1B suit against OxyContin-maker Purdue

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

To settle or not to settle? That’s always the question in drugmaker lawsuits, but Purdue Pharma faces a more dramatic choice than most in a Kentucky lawsuit. As Bloomberg reports, the state accuses the OxyContin maker of Medicaid fraud, false advertising, and 10 other claims–but the addiction epidemic is the crux of the matter.

 

Addiction-riddled Kentucky out for blood in $1B suit against OxyContin-maker Purdue

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

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Sugared soda consumption, cell aging associated in new study

In CategoryAging, Artificial Sweeteners, Beverages, HFCS & Sugars
ByRuss Bianchi

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.

Sugared soda consumption, cell aging associated in new study

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Study finds link between commonly prescribed statin and memory impairment

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Drugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

New research that looked at whether two commonly prescribed statin medicines, used to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad cholesterol’ levels in the blood, can adversely affect cognitive function has found that one of the drugs tested caused memory impairment in rats.

Study finds link between commonly prescribed statin and memory impairment

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Pravachol Linked to Memory Impairment

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Drugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

New research that looked at whether two commonly prescribed statin medicines, used to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad cholesterol’ levels in the blood, can adversely affect cognitive function has found that one of the drugs tested caused memory impairment in rats.

Pravachol Linked to Memory Impairment

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Toxic chemicals come to life in clever web series ‘The Toxies’

In CategoryToxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

A California-based coalition of environmental and public health groups has released the fourth season of its acclaimed web series, The Toxies, a seven-part media presentation that brings to life some of the most deadly chemicals in our environment and food supply for the purpose of educating the public about them.

Toxic chemicals come to life in clever web series ‘The Toxies’

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New GE soybeans projected to increase use of carcinogenic herbicides

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly approved the first of a new generation of GE crops resistant to more toxic herbicides.

New GE soybeans projected to increase use of carcinogenic herbicides

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Senate Seeks to Reverse Law on Modified Crops

In CategoryGenetic Modification, Government
ByRuss Bianchi

The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.

Senate Seeks to Reverse Law on Modified Crops

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New research links aluminum to breast cancer

In CategoryCancer, Products, Health Dangers, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Recent studies point to a strong link between aluminum and breast cancer. The correlation between aluminum and brain damage, including Alzheimer’s disease, has been established by extensive research and is reason enough to avoid aluminum exposure.

New research links aluminum to breast cancer

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TomTato, Tomato-Potato Plant, Now Available (VIDEO)

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

We’re all about combining potatoes and tomatoes together when cooking — but the development of a new plant, the TomTato, has us a little weirded out. The TomTato, now available in the U.K., is a tomato and potato plant in one. Both the tomatoes and potatoes ripen at the same time.

TomTato, Tomato-Potato Plant, Now Available (VIDEO)

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Can diet alone cure deadly diseases?

In CategoryDiet
ByRuss Bianchi

Can Diet Alone Cure Deadly Disease?

90-year-old Charlotte Gerson looks very healthy for her age. Her blue eyes seem to sparkle with youth and vitality.

Can diet alone cure deadly diseases?

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GMO Backlash Is About to Cause a Boom

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

As consumer awareness grows around the risks associated with genetically modifying the food chain, the rise of foods that have been certified as having not been altered in the lab grows accordingly. The folks at Packaged Facts say non-GMO foods could potentially account for 30% of all U.S. food and beverage sales, or $264 billion worth, by 2017 — and if package labeling becomes mandatory, it could hit 40%!

GMO Backlash Is About to Cause a Boom

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Global Big Pharma targeting Indian pharmaceutical industry?

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

As Indian pharmaceutical companies face charges of selling counterfeit drugs in Africa, India has dubbed the allegations as ‘calculated attempts’ by Western cartels to destroy its march to provide affordable medicines.

Global Big Pharma targeting Indian pharmaceutical industry?

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Big Pharma invents yet another disease to sell deadly drugs

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Ever heard of “shift work disorder?” It’s a new disease being played up by the pharmaceutical industry to sell drugs so dangerous that even the home page of the drug website admits the drug may kill you.

Big Pharma invents yet another disease to sell deadly drugs

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Big Pharma—the Disease Industry

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

GWEN OLSEN spent fifteen years as a pharmaceutical sales rep working for such healthcare giants as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories.

Big Pharma—the Disease Industry

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The big lie of genetics exposed: human DNA incapable of storing complete blueprint of the human form

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

The curse of being a critical thinker is that you can’t turn it off, I’ve discovered. So you become a critical thinker about everything you’ve been told or taught, and as it turns out, most of what we’ve all been taught about genetics is a lie.

The big lie of genetics exposed: human DNA incapable of storing complete blueprint of the human form

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EFSA highlights risk from potential carcinogen in vegetable fats

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Very young children and the elderly may be at particular risk from a potentially carcinogenic chemical compound formed in margarines, bread and vegetable oils when heated, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

EFSA highlights risk from potential carcinogen in vegetable fats

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Dead rat enjoys ‘day in court’ as Coke triumphs in Minute Maid trial

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc, Beverages
ByRuss Bianchi

The Coca-Cola Company has won a legal rat race after a US jury ruled in its favor against a woman who claimed she found a dead rodent in a can of Minute Maid frozen lemonade.

Dead rat enjoys ‘day in court’ as Coke triumphs in Minute Maid trial

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Exercise ‘potentially as effective’ as many drugs for common diseases

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies, Exercise, Fitness, Sports, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with existing coronary heart disease and stroke, suggests a review of evidence published in BMJ today.

Exercise ‘potentially as effective’ as many drugs for common diseases

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French safety agency ANSES warns of energy drinks exercise risk

In CategoryBeverages, Exercise, Fitness, Sports, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

French food safety agency ANSES recommends that the nation stop drinking energy drinks together with alcohol and during physical exercise due to the risk of adverse effects from caffeine.

French safety agency ANSES warns of energy drinks exercise risk

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US bans arsenic drugs for pig and poultry feed

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc, Animals, Insects, etc
ByRuss Bianchi

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing approval for three arsenic drugs previously used in pig and poultry feed.

US bans arsenic drugs for pig and poultry feed

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