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Recently, radio show host Nick Brannigan and Vicky Lepage hit the Las Vegas strip for some comedy activism.
They ask random people to sign a petition to add more fluoride to the water, while telling them it lowers the IQs of children!
You might be surprised by the results! What do you say to family and friends who aren’t paying attention to the toxic effects of fluoride?
Nick Brannigan is an investigative writer and hosts Health Conspiracy Radio on NaturalNewsRadio.com Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5PM EST. He has been written about by other health writers like Jon Rappoport for his investigations into conflicts of interest with organic companies concerning the push for GMO labeling and the failure of Proposition 37.
On his show, he, along with co-host Leslie Ann Stoddard and their many guests discuss GMOs, fluoride, activism, the vibrational energy of food, homeopathy, factory farming, self realization, making lasting changes and much more.
Aurora Organic Dairy wants customers to know how their food is made. It says so, right here on its webiste.
But apparently, the company is not keen on consumers knowing if their food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Otherwise, why would Aurora Organic remain a dues-paying member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)? The multi-billion dollar trade association that has already contributed more than $2.2 million to defeat I-522, the Washington State ballot initiative to label GMOs?
More than 25,000 people signed our petition to Dr. Weil, asking him to withdraw his company’s (Weil Lifestyle) membership from the GMA. He did! Can you help us get Aurora Organic to do the same, by signing our letter to CEO Marc Peperzak?
Big Banks are using their lobbying might to kill off credit unions, attempting to destroy a crucial tax exemption that credit unions need to survive.
Big Banks sucked up over a trillion dollars in the bailouts, but now they’re claiming that credit unions are the biggest problem to the national deficit. Banks say that credit unions cost the government $1.5 billion in lost tax revenue, but if the banks get their way, it will end up costing us over ten billion dollars each year in higher fees and rates.
Congress gets back from recess this week, and banks are about to kick off a big lobbying push for the fall. The banks are trying to kill consumer-friendly credit unions so that they can raise rates with impunity — but we aren’t going to let them.
What may be the largest building in the world, seven times the size of the Pentagon, will — if it opens — serve only one purpose: to violate the Fourth Amendment.
This center sucks up data on our use of the internet, telephones, skype, emails, texts, credit cards, and financial, legal, travel, and health records.
The Bill of Rights was written by people who knew not to trust unchecked government powers. The Fourth Amendment reads:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
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Would you be shocked to learn that the corn in the “all natural” tortilla chips you just bought had been genetically engineered to produce a toxin that ruptures the intestines of insects? Causing them to die quickly after ingesting the corn? Or that the corn in the “100% natural” cereal flakes you just served your kids for breakfast had been saturated with far more glyphosate than any normal plant would be able to tolerate? Because the corn was engineered to resist Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide?
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says “natural” means “nothing artificial or synthetic … has been included in, or has been added to, a food that would not normally be expected to be in the food.” So who would guess that food marketed as “natural” contains the engineered genes of insecticide-producing and/or herbicide-resistant bacteria?
So far the FDA has dodged the question of whether or not food companies are lying to customers when they say their product is “natural” even though it contains genetically engineered ingredients. But with the courts facing a barrage of lawsuits from consumers furious that food companies have been allowed to hide GMOs in popular “natural” brands, the FDA is being asked to weigh in.
Given that the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods is none other than Monsanto’s former lawyer, Michael Taylor, whose side do you think the FDA will take?
Whether or not you ever shop at Safeway, Starbucks or Target, the CEOs of these companies need to hear from you today.
Here’s why. Safeway, Starbucks and Target are all dues-paying members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). And the GMA is doing everything in its power to defeat GMO labeling laws, including trying to defeat the critical I-522 citizens’ initiative on the ballot on Nov. 5 in Washington State.
Last year, the GMA spent $2 million to defeat Proposition 37, California’s citizens’ initiative that would have required mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products. Now, the GMA is the largest contributor to the NO on I-522 campaign, a similar initiative in Washington State.
By supporting the GMA, Safeway, Starbucks and Target are indirectly helping to defeat GMO labeling laws.
Not only that, many of the food products sold at Safeway, Starbucks and Target contain unlabeled GMOs.
The I-522 initiative in Washington State is a critical battle for the consumer’s right to know. We must win it. But we won’t, if we’re outspent 6 to 1 as we were last year in California.
According to a new poll by the New York Times, 93 percent of consumers want food containing GMOs to be labeled. If Safeway, Starbucks and Target expect consumers to spend money in their stores, they need to support consumers’ right to know.
Maybe you shop at Safeway or Target, or buy coffee at Starbucks. But if we can get 200,000 consumers to tell the CEOs of these companies that we’re not shopping there until they support I-522 – financially and publicly – we can make an impression.
Take action today. Ask Safeway, Starbucks and Target to stop bankrolling anti-GMO food labeling efforts! Thank you!
Congress Beware: If You Support a Monsanto Attack on State Labeling Laws, We’ll Throw You Out! (PETITION)
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First it was the Monsanto Protection Act, which gave biotech companies immunity from federal courts and paved the way for Monsanto to plant illegally approved, potentially dangerous genetically engineered crops. Now, an increasingly desperate Monsanto is eyeing an attack on states’ rights to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Last year, 73 U.S. Senators voted against a proposed amendment to the agriculture bill, put forth by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The Sanders amendment would have guaranteed states the right to require labels on genetically engineered food products. We know who those senators are. And we know which representatives supported the King Amendment this week, passed out of the House Ag Committee, which if it passes, will take away states’ rights to label GMOs. Today, officially, we’re putting them, and every other member of Congress, on notice: Vote to take away states’ rights to label GMOs, and we’ll vote you out of office. And if you represent one of the 11 states that allow recalls of federal elected officials? Let the recalls begin.
I served 25 years in the US Air Force, I was the Chief Prosecutor for the Terrorism Trials at Guantanamo Bay for more than two years, and now I need your help.
I personally charged Osama Bin Laden’s driver Salim Hamdan, Australian anathema David Hicks, and Canadian teen Omar Khadr. All three were convicted … and then they were released from Guantanamo. More than 160 men who have never been charged with any offense, much less convicted of a war crime, remain at Guantanamo with no end in sight. There is something fundamentally wrong with a system where not being charged with a war crime keeps you locked away indefinitely and a war crime conviction is your ticket home.
As of April 29, 2013 – 100 of the 166 men who remain in Guantanamo are engaged in a hunger strike in protest of their indefinite detention. Twenty-one of them are being force-fed and five are hospitalized. Some of the men have been in prison for more than eleven years without charge or trial. The United States has cleared a majority of the detainees for transfer out of Guantanamo, yet they remain in custody year after year because of their citizenship and ongoing political gamesmanship in the U.S.
That is why I am calling on Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel to use his authority to effect cleared transfers from Guantanamo and on President Obama to appoint an individual within the Administration to lead the effort to close Guantanamo. Obama announced on April 30 that he plans to do his part to close Guantanamo, but he has made this promise before. Now is the time to hold him to his promise and urge him to take the steps necessary to dismantle Guantanamo Bay Prison.
If any other country were treating prisoners the way we are treating those in Guantanamo we would roundly and rightly criticize that country. We can never retake the legal and moral high ground when we claim the right to do unto others that which we would vehemently condemn if done to one of us.
It is probably no surprise that human rights and activist groups like the Center For Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture and Amnesty International have been outspoken critics of Guantanamo. It may surprise you that a former military prosecutor and many other retired senior military officers and members of the intelligence community agree with them.
The Patriotic thing, the American thing, the Human thing to do here is to Close Guantanamo. Please join us in the fight by signing this petition.
He’s been labeled “prodigious pork-meister” (Providence Journal), “Senator Earmark” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Corrupt” (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington). Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Monsanto’s home state of Missouri, has also been called a magnet for PAC money from the agribusiness industry, raking in over $243,000 in 2010 alone.
Biotech’s investment in Sen. Blunt has paid off handsomely. Teaming up with Monsanto lobbyists, Sen. Blunt helped craft the language for the Farmer Assurance Provision. Aptly renamed the Monsanto Protection Act, it’s a sneaky rider that strips federal courts of their power to stop Monsanto from planting unproven, potentially dangerous crops.
Without any hearings, the provision was slipped into the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2013, and recently signed into law by President Obama.
The good news: Like the spending bill it’s attached to, the Monsanto Protection Act expires on Sept. 30, 2013. The best way to make sure it doesn’t survive is to force Sen. Blunt to resign.
If you wonder what this is about, please see this 6 second video clip of the building collapse:
Yes, this 47 floor skyscraper came down in only 6 seconds, and the US goverment said it happened because of office fires. But engineers say never before has a steel frame building collapsed like this. I am no engineer, but I can tell this building is not collapsing due to fire. So I think they should reinvestigate the collapse of WTC-7. What do you think?
Please sign the petition, and forward to your friends and family: http://www.whitehouse.gov/AbjB
Investigation by a high school teacher:
- Target: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Sponsored by: Chris Wolverton
General Mills has been catching a lot of flak from consumers lately in the form of class action lawsuits for misleading claims and labels. And then there was that consumer backlash fiasco when the company asked its Facebook friends to say a few words about Cheerios. Boy did they. Complaints poured in about the GMOs in Cheerios. General Mills ended the conversation faster than you can say “toasted whole-grain goodness.”
Now it’s time for the company to hear from you. General Mills donated $1.2 million to Proposition 37, the California Right to Know ballot initiative to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs). You can tell the food giant exactly how you feel about that by boycotting its organic and natural brands, including Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm and Larabar. General Mills did the right thing in 2003, when the company broke ranks with Monsanto and sided with consumers to keep genetically modified wheat out of the marketplace. Let’s let them know that it’s time to support the consumer’s right to know again. And if they don’t? We’re all done with all of their brands, including the ones we love.
The FDA’s flawed environmental assessment deliberately omitted critical information. Action Alert!
On December 21, under cover of the holidays and hoping for as little media attention as possible, the FDA released an environmental assessment (EA) of AquaBounty’s “AquAdvantage” transgenic salmon, which we dubbed “Frankenfish” back in 2010). This assessment stated that the genetically engineered salmon would have “no significant impact” on the US environment—thus pushing the fish one step closer to approval.
The FDA’s analysis, however, is deeply flawed in that it looked only at the impact it might have on the US environment. The FDA is not required to look at environmental impacts in foreign nations, even though the salmon is created in Canada and raised in Panama! That’s why an EA is insufficient and a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is necessary: an EIS is far more detailed, and takes into account environmental impacts beyond US borders, exactly what the government wanted to avoid.
AquaBounty claims that the company’s process for raising GE fish is safer than traditional aquaculture, yet documents released by the Canadian government show that a new strain of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), the deadly “flu” that has been devastating fish stocks around the world, contaminated the company’s Prince Edward Island facility in 2009. This caused AquaBounty to cull much of its broodstock and lose its “fish health” certificate from the Canadian authorities (thus barring exports of the fish); the company only regained the certificate in November 2011. None of this information was included in the FDA’s report.
The EA, which relies heavily on data provided by AquaBounty, also fails to mention the fact that up to five percent of the fish may be fertile, when we were assured they would all be sterile. The genetically engineered fish could easily escape into local waterways and wreak havoc on the ecosystem and our already-threatened wild salmon populations.
The timing of the report is also suspect beyond the holiday cover. The EA is dated May 2012, but it was released after the election, so it could not affect the president’s electability (GMOs are controversial among Obama’s political base). The report’s failure to include vital health and environmental information flies in the face of the White House’s 2009 science integrity memo pledging that political officials would not suppress scientific findings and conclusions.
The FDA’s assessment was released in support of AquaBounty’s NDA, or New Drug Application, for the salmon. Most people don’t realize that there is no regulatory process for approving genetically engineered animals in the US; this is most likely so they can avoid extensive scrutiny. Although the review of GE animals is shoehorned into the New Drug Application process, the oversight of GE animals is insufficient and never even looks at the impact on the health of humans who eat GE animals.
The EA also ignores the urging of more than 40 members of Congress to conduct a more rigorous review of the salmon’s environmental and health safety. The public filed nearly 400,000 comments demanding FDA reject this application, and 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations, salmon and fishing groups and associations, food companies, and chefs and restaurants filed joint statements with FDA opposing approval of the salmon. Public outcry apparently means nothing in today’s crony capitalist environment!
Approval of the salmon will open the floodgates for other genetically engineered animals, including pigs and cows. AquaBounty’s largest shareholder—the company that bailed them out of their financial woes—is the biotech company Intrexon. Its senior VP and head of animal sciences is Thomas Kasser, a twenty-year veteran of Monsanto Choice Genetics, where he worked on recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH); he is also a former vice-president of Pfizer and McDonalds.
Action Alert! We now have a 60-day comment period, after which FDA must respond to the comments and issue a final disposition. Tell FDA to conduct a more rigorous review of environmental and health safety, and halt any approval process until concerns over risks, transparency, and oversight have been fully satisfied. Explain the safety concerns with GMO foods in general and this “Frankenfish” in particular. Take action now!