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Lobbyist who claims Roundup is safe to drink storms out of interview when offered a glass by TV host


Dr. Patrick Moore
A controversial lobbyist who claimed that the chemical in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer was safe for humans refused to drink his own words when a French television journalist offered him a glass.

In a preview of an upcoming documentary on French TV, Dr. Patrick Moore tells a Canal+ interviewer that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, was not increasing the rate of cancer in Argentina.

"You can drink a whole quart of it and it won't hurt you," Moore insists.

"You want to drink some?" the interviewer asks. "We have some here."

"I'd be happy to, actually," Moore replies, adding, "Not really. But I know it wouldn't hurt me."

"If you say so, I have some," the interviewer presses.

"I'm not stupid," Moore declares.

"So, it's dangerous?" the interviewer concludes.


Ancient Anglo-Saxon herbal potion found to kill MRSA

© The British Library Board (Royal 12 D xvii)
The thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon recipe that kills MRSA
Take cropleek and garlic, of both equal quantities, pound them well together... take wine and bullocks gall, mix with the leek... let it stand nine days in the brass vessel...

So goes a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon recipe to vanquish a stye, an infected eyelash follicle.

The medieval medics might have been on to something. A modern-day recreation of this remedy seems to alleviate infections caused by the bacteria that are usually responsible for styes. The work might ultimately help create drugs for hard-to-treat skin infections.

The project was born when a microbiologist at the University of Nottingham, UK, got talking to an Anglo Saxon scholar. They decided to test a recipe from an Old English medical compendium called Bald's Leechbook, housed in the British Library.

Some of the ingredients, such as copper from the brass vessel, kill bacteria grown in a dish - but it was unknown if they would work on a real infection or how they would combine.

Comment: While superbugs like MRSA are becoming resistant to modern antibiotics, researchers keep finding that herbs and essential oils work just as well and are sometimes even more efficient at combating infections.


New bill would give Monsanto immunity and squash GMO labeling

© Natural Society
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

© Michael Wood & Fred Stevens
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.


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.


Top government scientists say no to vaccines for their kids

"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.


Vitamin C outperforms vaccines

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


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

© John MacNeill
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.


Does sugar promote Heart Disease and Cancer?

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


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.