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Human guinea pigs: Chinese university feeds GMO rice to students resulting in three times the normal incidence of leukemia

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According to reports from Huazhong Agricultural University in China, an alleged illegal GM rice trial on the University students has led to an incidence rate of acute leukemia of up to three times the normal rate in China.

Students of the Huazhong Agricultural University have revealed that "over 10 students suffered from leukemia within a 4 year period." They listed the names of at least 7 cases.

The students also stated: "When we entered the University, the school required all students to promote genetic modification (GM), upon entering the University, our teacher told us that the rice used by our canteen is GM rice from the university's experimental base."

The normal incidence rate of leukemia among young people in China is about 2 - 3 cases/100,000 people, and the rate of acute cases is about 0.6 - 1.6 cases/100,000 people.

The leukemia incidence rate of the students at the Huazhong Agricultural University is therefore about three times the normal incidence rate.

Comment: It is totally unconscionable to use humans as human guinea pigs for GMO experimentation, yet that is exactly what BigAg has been doing to unsuspecting populations for decades. Perhaps this illegal trial may be one reason that China's Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to continue with a program which developed genetically-modified rice and corn.

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Congo found another hotbed of Ebola as a doctor treated with experimental drug died

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Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say that a second, separate outbreak of the deadly virus has occurred in the country. Meanwhile, a Liberian doctor treated with an experimental serum against the illness has passed away.

DRC Health Minister Felix Numbi said that two of eight people who died from a "hemorrhagic fever" last week have been diagnosed with a strain of the disease in postmortem lab tests. The death toll of the sudden epidemic in the country's Equateur province has reached 13 in total.

"This epidemic has nothing to do with the one in West Africa," said Numbi. "The experience acquired during the six previous epidemics of Ebola will contribute to the containing of this illness."

DRC, then Zaire, was where the virus, which eventually kills patients by literally liquefying their organs, was first discovered in 1976. Numbi said that medical cordons have been erected around the town of Gera, where the patients were identified.

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The man who believes sugar is poison: Robert Lustig and the obesity epidemic

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'We don’t have to ban sugar. But the food ­industry cannot be given carte blanche,' says Robert Lustig.
The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco - and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. A convert hears more about his theory

If you have any interest at all in diet, obesity, public health, diabetes, epidemiology, your own health or that of other people, you will probably be aware that sugar, not fat, is now considered the devil's food. Dr Robert Lustig's book, Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease, for all that it sounds like a Dan Brown novel, is the difference between vaguely knowing something is probably true, and being told it as a fact. Lustig has spent the past 16 years treating childhood obesity. His meta-analysis of the cutting-edge research on large-cohort studies of what sugar does to populations across the world, alongside his own clinical observations, has him credited with starting the war on sugar. When it reaches the enemy status of tobacco, it will be because of Lustig.

"Politicians have to come in and reset the playing field, as they have with any substance that is toxic and abused, ubiquitous and with negative consequence for society," he says. "Alcohol, cigarettes, cocaine. We don't have to ban any of them. We don't have to ban sugar. But the food industry cannot be given carte blanche. They're allowed to make money, but they're not allowed to make money by making people sick."

Lustig argues that sugar creates an appetite for itself by a determinable hormonal mechanism - a cycle, he says, that you could no more break with willpower than you could stop feeling thirsty through sheer strength of character. He argues that the hormone related to stress, cortisol, is partly to blame. "When cortisol floods the bloodstream, it raises blood pressure; increases the blood glucose level, which can precipitate diabetes. Human research shows that cortisol specifically increases caloric intake of 'comfort foods'." High cortisol levels during sleep, for instance, interfere with restfulness, and increase the hunger hormone ghrelin the next day. This differs from person to person, but I was jolted by recognition of the outrageous deliciousness of doughnuts when I haven't slept well.
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Maine drinking water contains dangerous levels of fluoride

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A new study out of Maine suggests that residents across the New England state are regularly subjected to drinking water containing double the amount of fluoride considered to be dangerous by federal guidelines.

Residents from across the Pine Tree State were asked to voluntarily take samples from the private wells they rely on for drinking water, and ten different towns - including eight within a single county - tested higher than hoped for.

Scientific American published the results of the study last week, and the article's author, Dina Fine Maron, wrote that the details suggest many Mainers are introducing dangerous amounts of fluoride to their bodies due to an absence of regulation.

According to Maron, most of the state relies on private wells when it comes to getting water. Unlike public water sources, however, the water that Mainers drink every single day is spared stringent testing.

Comment: Unlike what the government would have you believe, fluoride is a poison at any concentration. Read the articles below and search SOTT.net for more information.

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Congo declares an Ebola outbreak, exposing WHO cover-up

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Last week, when we reported on the latest breakout of a mysterious Ebola-like disease, which had claimed at least 70 people's live at last check, we were skeptical by the WHO's attempts to mask the fact that an Ebola outbreak is something else entirely, in a desperate attempt to avoid the panic that would inevitably result from the confirmation that the Ebola virus has officially made its way into the fifth country, this time the second largest African nation by surface area, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As Reuters reported at the time, citing a WHO spokesman who had sent an email to the news agency, "this is not Ebola" to which we mused: "perhaps the WHO is fibbing just a bit to prevent another all out panic. If not Ebola then what? According to WHO, the deaths are the result of an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, a disease prevalent in... dogs?

We concluded: "So is the WHO simply trying to prevent the spread of panic and deny that Ebola has now spread to the second largest country in Africa? We will surely find out soon enough, especially if the WHO, too, advises the population "to keep calm and BTFD"..."

Three days later we have the answer and sure enough, as we suspected the WHO was indeed lying.

Reuters confirms:
Democratic Republic of Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in its northern Equateur province on Sunday after two out of eight cases tested came back positive for the deadly virus, Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said. A mysterious disease has killed dozens of people in Equateur in recent weeks but the World Health Organization had said on Thursday it was not Ebola.
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Getting worse: Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

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Nigeria's health ministry confirmed Friday two new cases of Ebola in the country, the first people to come down with the disease who didn't have direct contact with an infected traveler who brought the virus into the country from nearby Liberia.

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said both newly infected people are the spouses of two caregivers who contracted the virus and later died after giving treatment to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who flew into the country infected with the virus last month.

Comment: Sawyer passed Ebola to 11 other individuals, Ebola itself has an incubation period of 2 to 21 days, and medical professionals have been largely misinforming the public that the only way Ebola can spread is through physical contact. Therefore it's no wonder that Nigeria's Minister of Health has declared, "Everyone in the world is now at risk".

With so many aspects of the globe and humanity falling apart it's a wonder anyone's still going to work. For the big picture view of this completely insane state of affairs check out SOTT Talk Radio:

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Woman with Ebola-like symptoms hospitalized in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Health officials continue to monitor a Bernalillo County woman showing symptoms similar to the Ebola virus.

The woman was traveling in the West African nation of Sierra Leone at the beginning of the month.

She then returned to Albuquerque and soon after began to develop symptoms on Friday. She was admitted to UNM Hospital on Saturday.

The patient is currently undergoing a series of tests and remains in isolation at the hospital -- blood samples will go to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Health officials say this is not a highly probable case of the virus, but because of the symptoms -- and her recent return from West Africa -- there's no room for guesses.
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Vaccingate: Rob Schneider, William Thompson and the CDC vaccine-autism fraud

Here is a copy of a letter actor and comedian Rob Schneider sent to California Governor Jerry Brown's office Friday. It is posted at canaryparty.org.

Schneider is to be commended and supported in every possible way for stepping forward.

Schneider writes: "I have copies of the original CDC report that was later suppressed and fraudulently changed."

I urge Schneider to post that report now.

Comment: Read more about Doctor's MMR Fears: Confidence in immunization programs are declining at a rapid rate, read the following to learn more: Still unsure about the alleged safety of vaccinations? The following articles will shine some light on WHY parental resistance to vaccinations is growing:

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MS patients may be able to improve self-awareness using task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation

A new study of self-awareness by Kessler Foundation researchers shows that persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation.

The study was epublished ahead of print on July 2 in NeuroRehabilitation. (Yael Goverover, Helen Genova, Hali Griswold, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti & John DeLuca: Metacognitive knowledge and online awareness in persons with multiple sclerosis doi: 10.3233/NRE-141113).

Self-awareness is one's ability to recognize cognitive problems caused by brain injury. This is the first study of self-awareness in MS that includes assessment of online awareness, as well as metacognitive awareness.
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Global biotech industry sales boom from toxic Glyphosate herbicide

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global glyphosate herbicides market was valued at USD 5.46 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 8.79 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, the global glyphosate market demand was 718.6 kilo tons in 2012.

Read the full report: Glyphosate Market for Genetically Modified and Conventional Crops - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019

Glyphosate demand has witnessed a momentous growth in the past two decades, notably after the introduction of Roundup Ready, glyphosate tolerant GM crops by Monsanto, in 1995. Rising demand of glyphosate tolerant GM crops in countries such as the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, India and China among others are expected to incite glyphosate demand for GM crops such as soybean, maize, cotton and canola (rape seed) among others.

Comment: For more information about the negative health and environmental impacts of Glyphosate or Roundup, as the chemical is commonly known, read the following articles:

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