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Genetically engineered salmon’s fishy promises

Paul Greenberg June 5, 2011 For those who follow the theater of food politics, particularly the underwater portion of the drama, AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon has played something of leading role for two decades, dating back to the 1990s when the fish was first conceived. The AquAdvantage salmon, in case you haven’t heard about it, is an Atlantic salmon with a (much larger) Chinook salmon growth gene inserted ...Read full article...

Obamacare has its day in Court

Judges sharply challenge healthcare law Washington Post June 8, 2011 Skeptical questions from three federal judges in Atlanta suggest they may be ready to declare unconstitutional all or part of the healthcare law promoted by the Obama administration and passed last year by Congress. A top Obama administration lawyer defending last year’s healthcare law ran into skeptical questions Wednesday from three federal judges here, who suggested they may be ...Read full article...

Green Buildings Hazardous, says Institute of Medicine

Fox News June 8, 2011 The buildings commonly referred to as “green” could actually be hazardous to your health, according to a new report. That’s one of many warnings out of a new report from the Institute of Medicine, which tracked the potential impact of climate change on indoor environments. The report cautions that climate change can negatively and directly affect indoor air quality in several ways. But the scientists behind the study ...Read full article...

Facebook in new privacy row over facial recognition feature

Social network turns on new feature to automatically identify people in photos, raising questions about privacy implications of the service. UK Guardian June 8, 2011 Facebook has come under fire for quietly expanding the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about its privacy practices. The feature, which the giant social network automatically enabled for its more than 500 million users, has been expanded from ...Read full article...

Regulators knew Monsanto’s Roundup causes birth defects

by Amber Cornelio 5 June 2011 I can count the suggestions on two hands from people mowing my Atlanta lawn that I should spray my rockery with a weed-killer, Roundup as that’s the only thing that will stop the dandelions from growing! And those weeds certainly spring up rather quickly with all the rain we get here in Atlanta! However, a new report was released today that industry regulators ...Read full article...

Massive Solar Eruption

by Luis R. Miranda The real Agenda June 7, 2011 According to Space.com, the explosion occurred Tuesday June 7 and had its peak at about 2:41 am. The coronal mass ejection’s type M flare that accompanied the eruption extended itself outwards for a period of three hours to then get back to the sun’s surface. The explosion ejected solar plasma and particles at temperatures estimated around 143,540 degrees Fahrenheit ...Read full article...

Toxins from GM crops showing up in human blood

Anna Knapp Examiner.com June 7, 2011 GM (genetically modified) crops have been thrust into our food supply without much thought for the consequences. Major corporations like Monsanto have modified crops so that they can grow faster and are more resistant to pests. Not only that, pesticides are sprayed onto the food in amazingly large quantities. The pests are developing resistance to these pesticides (which are already strong) and so ...Read full article...

Merciful Genocide: Big Pharma Cut Vaccine Prices for the Poor

Several major drugs companies have announced big cuts to the amounts they charge for their vaccines in the developing world. Birth control and forced sterilization through vaccinations is one of the most effective forms of Eugenics. BBC June 7, 2011 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi-Aventis have agreed to cut prices through the international vaccine alliance Gavi. GSK said it would cut the price of its vaccine ...Read full article...

China Warns on holding U.S. Assets

Reuters June 7, 2011 The dollar fell to a one-month low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday and a record low against the Swiss franc after a Chinese official said the greenback would continue to weaken versus other major currencies. The head of the international payment department at the Chinese forex regulator also warned about the risks of excessive holdings of U.S. dollars. The dollar index [.DXY  73.59  ...Read full article...

Airlines want eye scanners for ‘secure’ check in’s

Note: Is this the ultimate ‘convenient and anti-TSA’ control grid? Can the public trust the airline companies more than the government? It seems more of the Problem, Reaction, Solution scheme. Problem: false terrorism, Reaction: inconvenient TSA abuses, Solution: less physically invasive but overall more invasive biometric control grid. Is it better to be violated electronically than physically? This is a clear example of the false choice paradigm. Alex Kennedy ...Read full article...

Forensic evidence: European E.coli was bioengineered

NaturalNews.com June 6, 2011 Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply. This particular e.coli variation is a member of the ...Read full article...

China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills

By Terence P. Jeffrey CNS News June 3, 2011 China has dropped 97 percent of its holdings in U.S. Treasury bills, decreasing its ownership of the short-term U.S. government securities from a peak of $210.4 billion in May 2009 to $5.69 billion in March 2011, the most recent month reported by the U.S. Treasury. Treasury bills are securities that mature in one year or less that are sold by the U.S. Treasury ...Read full article...

New MRSA superbug discovered in cows’ milk

by Catherine de Lange New Scientist June 3, 2011 A new strain of MRSA has been identified in cows’ milk and in people, but don’t stop drinking milk – the bug is killed off in pasteurisation. However, the strain evades detection by standard tests used by some hospitals to screen for MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), potentially putting people at risk. Laura Garcia Alvarez, then at the University of Cambridge, ...Read full article...

Obama Deregulates GMO Alfalfa and Sugar Beets

Alfalfa reaches our tables within milk, cream, butter, and meat, as it is commonly used to feed dairy cows. By Robbie Hanna Anderman Axis of Logic June 4, 2011 Early this spring, while the world was distracted by Egypt’s uprising, President Barack Obama pushed the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deregulate genetically engineered alfalfa and sugar beets in the United States. The USDA came ...Read full article...

Why Organic Food Is Genuinely Better For Your Health?

By Marianne B. Conway uPublish.info June 3, 2011 Organic food is certainly nothing new and has existed for thousands of years, however recently more people have been taking an interest in it and the word organic has turned into a big buzzword. Those individuals involved in the health food business are creating massive profits during this hype as organic food costs more then the non-organic foods found in the ...Read full article...