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New bill would give Monsanto immunity and squash GMO labeling

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If ever there was a GMO lackey and puppet that stood for the poisoning of the people with GMOs over standing up for the constituents who voted him into office, its Representative Mike Pompeo. There's a special kind of 'wow' reserved for Congressional bills like the one he's once again proposing on behalf of Monsanto and Big Biotech.

The Kansas Republican would like to re-introduce Monsanto's dream bill - it would give Monsanto, and their friends like Syngenta, Dow, and Bayer carte blanche (complete freedom) to grow GMO foods without labels, without state rights, and without consumer choice.

It is a law that promotes the biotech agenda through and through. It was introduced during the last congressional sessions, but fortunately, did not pass. Pompeo is presenting it again.

If the US ever wanted to just write Monsanto a blank check for their biotech herbicides and GMO crops, known for ruining health and damaging soil, then this legislation, dubbed by critics the Deny Americans the Right-to-Know (DARK) Act, is it.

Ronnie Cummins, international director of the Organic Consumers Association says the bill:
". . .is not only anti-consumer, but anti-democracy and anti-state's rights as well."
Cummins continued:
"Understanding that they are losing the battle at the state level to keep consumers in the dark about whether or not their food is genetically engineered, Monsanto and its minions are now prepared to abolish consumer choice and overturn state's constitutional rights so that they can continued to force feed us their GMO food."
Forget all the progress that non-GMO advocates have made so far, too, if this bill receives enough support in Congress to actually pass. With its passing, it would preempt any local or state requirement thus overturning existing laws in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine - a direct attack to state sovereignty.

Evil Rays

The growing cell tower menace to our health

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Something is cropping up all over Los Angeles, California, like poisonous mushrooms, with equally toxic effects, but it's not poisonous mushrooms.

It's the standard cell tower, along with RF and EMF public relations pitches that are generated. Let's hear what's really happening in everyday, on-the-ground life, especially in 'cell tower haven' Los Angeles, California.

Health

Low salt diets are deadly

"Mankind can live without gold ... but not without Salt." - Cassiodorus, Roman statesman, circa 500 AD
The Feds are at it again. This time, if they have their way, the amount of salt in food will soon become highly restricted, perhaps the modern manifestation of the ancient salt routes, which during the Dark and Medieval Ages, lined the pockets of the rich and greatly harmed the peasants who were unable to procure enough to maintain health.

Of course, the FDA push to control the sodium content of food is cloaked in the argument that low salt diets are beneficial to health.

This is simply not so. Low salt diets are harmful to health and there is plenty of compelling research that backs this up.

The most recent study which dismantles the sacred cow that salt is somehow bad for you appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in May 2011.

3,681 healthy European men and women aged 60 or younger were followed for about 8 years. Those that consumed higher than average amounts of sodium did not experience increased risk for hypertension, stroke, or heart attack.

Dr. Jan Staessen MD, senior author of the study at the University of Leuven in Belgium stated that the study's findings:

"... do not support the current recommendations of a generalized and indiscriminate reduction of sodium intake at the population level."

Comment: Don't miss the Health and Wellness show on salt and its miraculous benefits.


Stop

Top government scientists say no to vaccines for their kids

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"The combined death rate from scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles among children up to fifteen shows that nearly 90 percent of the total decline in mortality between 1860 and 1965 had occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization. In part, this recession may be attributed to improved housing and to a decrease in the virulence of micro-organisms, but by far the most important factor was a higher host-resistance due to better nutrition." —Ivan Illich, Medical Nemesis, Bantam Books, 1977

Albuquerque Journal
, 3/20, Los Alamos schools top NM in vaccine exemptions, reports:
2.3% of kids in Los Alamos public schools don't get vaccinated. Their parents have received exemptions.
That's the highest rate of non-vaccination in the state.

We're talking about parents who work at the US Los Alamos Labs.

People with advanced degrees in science.

People who work for the federal government.

Comment: Historical Data Shows Vaccines are Not what Saved Us
If you only get your news and information from mainstream news and educational sources, then the question about whether vaccines are effective is never even raised. This lack of discussion give the perception that they are so effective that only a crazy or ignorant person would even think otherwise. Of course that is the perception that they are trying to get across to you, but that is far from the truth.

In fact if you take a look at some of the historical facts on the effectiveness of vaccines you will begin to see that not only did they too often not protect people from the very diseases that they claimed to but they actually caused outbreaks of those same diseases they were hyped to prevent.



Bulb

Vitamin C outperforms vaccines

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Vitamin C under a microscope
The idea of a "silver bullet" that can cure humankind of a broad variety of the diseases that plague it, from cancer to measles to the flu, has long been a dream of patient and physician alike. What if that silver bullet were to come not in the form of the latest risky vaccinations but in the form of a vitamin supplement?

That's exactly the conclusion that can be drawn after a review of the benefits of vitamin C found in the work of Dr. Frederick Klenner.

Conventional medicine refuses to recognize a proven medical truth

Dr. Klenner's findings of vitamin C and its incredible ability to cure everything from polio to multiple sclerosis to reactions from venomous snake bites can be found in the papers and other writings he authored across the span of three decades. His documented success stories fly in the face of conventional medicine, which calls for risky (invasive) medical treatments like the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Comment: Additional benefits of Vitamin C


Bacon

Brown fat communicates with the brain sharing information important for fighting obesity

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In adults, brown fat is centered in the neck and around the collarbones.
Brown fat tissue, the body's "good fat," communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we've lost, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, help to describe the conversation that takes place between the brain and brown fat tissue while brown fat is generating heat.

Brown fat is considered "good fat" or "healthy fat" because it burns calories to help generate heat for our bodies and expend energy, while white fat stores energy for later and can increase the risk for health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease. A person with a healthy metabolism has less white fat and an active supply of brown fat.

Comment: Brown fat is full of mitochondria, the glucose-burning power plants of cells, which give brown fat its color. People with more brown fat tend to be leaner and have lower blood sugar levels. One of the best ways to stimulate the growth and activity of brown fat is through cold adaptation. When researchers exposed people to temperatures of 59 to 60 degrees for two to six hours over 10 consecutive days, they found immediate increases in brown fat activity. In another study, men who slept in rooms for a month at 66 degrees increased their brown fat and its activity by 30 percent to 40 percent. Another way to become cold-adapted is to take cold showers or baths.


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Does sugar promote Heart Disease and Cancer?

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More than 1,660,290 new cancer cases are projected to be diagnosed in the US this year, and an estimated 580,350 Americans will die from the disease.1Another 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year.2 At present, heart disease is the leading cause of death among both sexes.

Despite massive technological advances over the past half-century, Western medicine is still at a loss for how to rein in the prevalence of these top two killers.

It's become increasingly clear that many of the conventional strategies, from diagnosis to treatment, are riddled with flawed assumptions and approaches that, in many cases, do more harm than good.

What's worse, virtually none of the conventional strategies actually address the root cause of the problem, a flawed diet high in sugars and processed foods.

Comment: Learn more about the negative health effects of sugar: Listen to the Health and Wellness Show on SOTT blog talk radio


Cow Skull

Louise Slaughter: Congress' only Microbiologist is trying to regulate the drugs used on industrial livestock farms

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Louise Slaughter
Since 1999, U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter has been either a sponsor or a cosponsor of the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act. On Tuesday, the New York congresswoman once again reintroduced the bill, which would block eight different classes of antibiotics that are critical to human medicine from nontherapeutic uses in agriculture.

It's a long time to keep working on one bill and one issue, but Slaughter, who is trained as a microbiologist, is runner-up to another federal government heavyweight in having a decades-running concern about the damage to public health that could come from the industry-standard practice of routinely feeding livestock antibiotics to promote growth: the Food and Drug Administration.

Comment: Read more about how factory farms may be killing us:
The fact that antibiotic-resistant superbugs are found so widely in US meat supplies is a major red flag; a sign that we are nearing the point of no return where superbugs will continue to flourish with very little we can do to stop them.



Info

Magnesium deficiency: The many signs & what to do

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Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar! Hardly anyone, especially doctors, notice that the ailments we suffer from on a daily basis are actually magnesium deficiency symptoms... and we're all paying for it. Just about every single person you come into contact with - especially those with a health problem, but even those with only minor complaints - are suffering in some way from this nationwide deficiency. Including you!

What Exactly Is Magnesium?

Magnesium is life.

It is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, right next to sulfur (which is JUST as important).

Comment: More information on Magnesium: The Spark of Life:


Whistle

Monsanto demands WHO retract study linking Roundup to cancer

In the wake of a scathing World Health Organization report which found connections between cancer and one of its major products, Monsanto is demanding a retraction.
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Monsanto, the global toxinator
Agrochemical giant Monsanto produces one of the most widely used herbicides, known as Roundup. But a report issued last Friday by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that the product's chief ingredient, glyphosate, was "probably carcinogenic to humans."

"We question the quality of the assessment," Phillip Miller, Monsanto vice president of global regulatory affairs, said during an interview on Tuesday. "The WHO has something to explain." And to that effect, Monsanto officials have requested a meeting with both the WHO and IARC, and have demanded a retraction.

According to Miller, his company provided its own research to the IARC which proved the safety of glyphosate, but was largely ignored in the report. He also cited the fact that both US and international regulatory agencies have approved the ingredient.

But the US Environmental Protection Agency is currently conducting a new review of the product, and Monsanto is concerned that the WHO's finding could have a large influence over the agencies ultimate decision.


Comment: The real question is how has Monsanto gotten away with acceptance by regulatory agencies for so long using its own determinations rather than independent studies, such as the German study that discovered a significant amount of glyphosate in the urine of people and animals all across Europe (5-20 times more than the limit for drinking water in 18 countries studied). Glyphosate is increasingly in food production and weed killers for farming but is also sprayed onto rail lines, urban pavements and roadsides. The residue on crops enters the food chain of animals and humans and contaminates groundwater. Besides cancer, Glyphosate is also linked to autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The EPA, (scratch your heads on this one) recently raised the allowable concentrations of Monsanto's Glyphosate on food crops, edible oils and animal feed, since it is part of a revolving door with Monsanto.

Glyphosate was recently found to be an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system in mammals. These disruptors can cause developmental disorders, birth defects and cancer tumors. Monsanto's roundup has been responsible for fuelling breast cancer by increasing the number of breast cancer cells through cell growth and cell division. Researchers also determined that Monsanto's Roundup is considered an xenoestrogen, which is a foreign estrogen that mimics real estrogen in our bodies. This can cause a number of problems that include an increased risk of various cancers, early onset of puberty, thyroid issues, infertility and more.

Monsanto has "revolving door" with: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Dept. of Commerce, US Trade Representative, Dept. of Defense, Dept. of State, Food and Drug Admin., EPA, Supreme Court, White House and the Social Security Admin.
-Monsanto, a corporate profile PDF

From what Monsanto has done and continues to do, there is no way back.