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Can Cantaloupes Help Prevent Cancer?
Could cantaloupes help prevent cancer? Well a single cantaloupe would have its job cut out for it, but by eating cantaloupes and other vegetables and fruits in the cururbita vine growing family – such as pumpkin, squash, cucumber, zucchini, honeydew, and watermelon – research is now proving it could very well help prevent cancer.
Certainly most of us enjoy this amazingly sweet fruit on a hot summer day, but I bet you didn’t know just how good it is for you!
Cantaloupes have one of the highest concentrations of vitamin A among all fruits! Around 3500 IU per ½ pound of an average sized cantaloupe.
Vitamin A is already known for helping with night vision, and is now also making itself known as an anti-cancer vitamin.
A recent study published in The Journal Nucleic Acids Research found a link between prostate cancer and Retinoic acid (a metabolite of vitamin A -retinol):
“All-trans retinoic acid therapy (ATRA) is already used in another cancer – acute promyelomcytic leukaemia (APL) – and has been hugely successful in improving survival rates from 0% to 80%.”
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CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine In An 8-Year Span When It Was Contaminated With Cancer Virus0
98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine In An 8-Year Span When It Was Contaminated With Cancer Virus
The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.
SV40 is an abbreviation for Simian vacuolating virus 40 or Simian virus 40, a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. Like other polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has been found to cause tumors and cancer.
SV40 is believed to suppress the transcriptional properties of the tumor-suppressing genes in humans through the SV40 Large T-antigen andSV40 Small T-antigen. Mutated genes may contribute to uncontrolled cellular proliferation, leading to cancer.
Michele Carbone, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Loyola University in Chicago, has recently isolated fragments of the SV-40 virus in human bone cancers and in a lethal form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. He found SV-40 in 33% of the osteosarcoma bone cancers studied, in 40% of other bone cancers, and in 60% of the mesotheliomas lung cancers, writes Geraldo Fuentes.
Advocacy Group Finds Pepsi Contains Cancer Causing Ingredients
The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) says that the caramel coloring agents in Pepsi is a carcinogen and demands that the corporation change their formula.
PepsiCo uses the chemical 4-methylimidazole (4-Mel), which is added during the cooking process, has been analyzed and found to be a health hazard to the public.
The CEH has pointed out that California outlawed the use of 4-Mel; and yet it can still be found in Pepsi sold in that state.
While Pepsi claims to have reformulated their product, it is clear through laboratory testing that high levels of 4-Mel was discovered in 10 Pepsi products.
Michael Green, executive director of the CEH remarked: “This shows how California’s Proposition 65 law can make products safer for all Californians and in some cases for all Americans. We applaud Coke for taking this health protective action for consumers nationwide. Pepsi’s delay is inexplicable. We urge the company to take swift action to provide all Americans with the same safer product they’re selling in California.”
In March of 2012, rather than change labels to admit to poisoning their customers, PepsiCo altered their recipe by removing 4-Mel.
In 2012, PepsiCo decided that aspartame, a neuro-toxin used in their diet cola products as a sweetener, is not “sweet enough” and are “testing a new mix of artificial sweeteners” that will retain its potency longer than high fructose corn syrup.
The new mixture of sweeteners being tested includes acesulfame-potassium, or ace-K. The problem PepsiCo has with aspartame is that it is affected negatively in warm conditions that occur during shipping before their soda products arrive in retail stores.
In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of ace-K despite its known safety dangers. This chemical is most popularly used in baked goods, chewing gum and gelatin desserts according to the food safety advocacy group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Ace-K, or acesulfame potassium , is a lab-created chemical that is 200 times sweeter than sucrose. Ace-K is suspected through research to have carcinogenic properties, yet this studied fact was dismissed and further studies were not conducted prior to the FDA approval.
In testing preformed on rats, ace-K was shown to stimulate dose-dependent insulin secretion. In further studies , ace-K provided more of a danger to male rats, than female rats with regard to their signal toward being cancer producing.
Two years ago, mainstream media reported that certain brands of PepsiCo soft drinks contained a patented flame retardant used in plastics to keep carbonated drinks from becoming combustible. Over exposure to the toxin could lead to the necessity of medical attention for “skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders.”
A report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy stated that processed foods and beverages may contain mercury that was part of the process of deriving high fructose corn syrup. The FDA failed to make this independent study effective by acknowledging its findings.
Mercury impairs neurological development, as well as has a dramatic effect on the human nervous system. In children, mercury exposure manifests as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Shockingly, PepsiCo have never denied their use of the deadly additive aspartame, nor its link to cancer. They stated publicly that the findings from scientific studies were untrue; essentially ignoring the fault and responsibility of their company to offer a product that did not endanger the health of the public. By denying the facts, their validity does not diminish.
After a petition forced them, PepsiCo agreed to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a.k.a. flame retardant, from their products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was deemed generally safe in 1958. During the 1970s, BVO was restricted in its use as a food additive with a concentration of 15ppm.
The FDA said that BVO is an interim food additive in the US and completely permissible in Canada. BVO has been banned in Japan and India while the European Union has not approved the substance for human use.
After the FDA approved BVO for use in products, adverse effects began to be reported. Reactions to the chemical include:
• Production of bromoderma lesions
• Memory loss
• Loss of muscle coordination
• Ptosis of the eye
BVO is also used by soft drink corporations to keep the carbonated drinks from becoming combustible.
Currently, BVO is used in many brand name soft drink products such as PepsiCo Gatorade and Mountain Dew; but also found in Coca-Cola soft drinks such as Powerade, Fanta Orange and Fresca; and Sunkist Peach Soda produced by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.
BVO will be replaced with sucrose acetate isobutyrate which is considered “generally safe” as a food additive by the FDA.
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I was deeply saddened this weekend to hear the news that Cathie Cardwell, wife of Rand Cardwell, had passed away. I wish to offer my condolences as my heart goes out to Rand and their family. Out of the sadness a smile did come to my face thinking back to the times in the past that I did have the privilege of their company and reflecting back with warmth to numerous meetings in Knoxville, one in Alcoa, the April 15, 2009 Knoxville Tax Day Tea Party rally and an End The Fed rally in Nashville, which Rand and Cathie were kind enough to travel to and Rand was kind enough speak at. One would be honored to spend time with a couple that embodied the warmth, kindness and a true patriot spirit that Cathie and Rand exhibited, and honored and fortunate I do feel.
By Stewart Rhodes
In Memory of Cathie Cardwell, Great American Patriot, Poet, Musician, Wife, and Mother
I just learned the very sad news that Cathie Cardwell, wife of Oath Keepers BOD member Rand Cardwell, has passed away. Here is Rand’s message from his Facebook page:
Yesterday, I lost half of me. She will always be in my heart. Cathie Schoo-Cardwell was a very special lady. Her fight has ended. We will be having a celebration of her life around July 4th…. her birthday is the 3rd. All of her family, friends and co-workers will be invited. I’ll be sure to announce it on FB. I realize that many folks want to send flowers, but please instead just give a donation to the American Cancer Society or other worthy charity in her honor. Thanks to everyone for your kind words and support.
Rand also posted:
Here is a link to the blog that Cathie (Cathie Schoo-Cardwell) kept on her long journey in her fight with cancer. http://enlightenedbycancer.blogspot.com/ – It contains some of her poetry, thoughts and spirit. I hope you enjoy.
Cathie fought hard against cancer for years, with courage and determination, and all through it, she also fought hard for her country, and she supported Rand’s participation in Oath Keepers 100%. I had the honor of meeting her back when I flew into Knoxville, Tennessee to speak at the April 15, 2009 Knoxville Tax Day Tea Party. That is how I first met Rand and Cathie, as they were part of the organizing team for that event and they were the ones who invited me to speak and made all the arrangements, including giving me a place to stay.
At that rally, Cathie sung a song that she had written herself, called Revolution:
What a beautiful song, from the heart of a beautiful woman. After that rally on April 15, 2009, Cathie and Rand flew up to attend our rally on Lexington Green, Massachusetts on April 19, 2009, where she joined in on our oath ceremony. From that moment on, Rand was part of our leadership team, and Cathie was right there with him all the way. Behind – or beside – every great man is a great woman, and Cathie was a great woman. We are lessened by her passing. We have lost a great Oath Keeper and friend, American has lost a great patriot, and her family has lost a great wife and mother. Words fail me to adequately describe our grief at her passing.
Our hearts and our prayers go out to her family and especially to Rand. I spoke with Rand on the phone, and he reiterated what he said in his Facebook post: instead of flowers or cards, please use that money to donate to the American Cancer Society or some other worthy charity that helps fight cancer, to help others who are fighting the same fight.
If you would like to leave a comment on Rand’s Facebook page, I know he would appreciate it. He is a quiet, private kind of person, but he will read your comments and I think it would help him get through this.
By Fritz Kreiss
GMOs hiding in almost all food in this country, what are you doing about it?
GMOs are in more than 75% of foods in the US now, and the number continues to increase year after year. Not only are they in almost everything, but since labeling isn’t required they remain hidden and you have to research all the potential ingredients that are likely to be GMO (which is also constantly increasing). Recent research has shown that GMOs are carcinogenic, toxic to people’s livers, kidneys, and blood, and their related herbicide partner RoundUp contributes to birth defects, a number of brain disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Autism in addition to a number of other effects which are only now beginning to come to light.
Now the question is this, are you going to sit back and accept this or are you going to do something about it? There are many ways to take part, but at this time we have finally gotten enough support to get people out in the streets protesting. Please take the time to check out the March Against Monsanto event(s) on May 25th, there are more being planned for the Fourth of July, as well as some others that have yet to be publicly announced. And if none of these events work for you, start your own in your neighborhood, town, or city. Pass out informational flyers, share info on your social media pages, educate and rabble rouse your friends, family, and even co-workers. There’s much to be done and many ways to go about achieving these changes, please take part in whatever ways you can!
Articles you may find of interest:
Monsanto’s GM Corn Linked to Cancer in New Study
Study Links Monsanto’s RoundUp to Autism, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s Disease
New Study Proves Bt Toxins in GMOs Toxic to Mammalian Blood
Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?
50 Countries Label Genetically Engineered Foods – When Will Americans have the Right to Know and Choose?
We know that over 20 studies, many of which come from prestigious organizations like Harvard and are published in federal government journals, have told us how sodium fluoride is crushing our IQ. We know that a major head at the National Cancer Institute revealed decades ago that fluoride was causing ‘cancer waves’ in the United States.
So, remind me again, why are we still drinking fluoride in our ‘clean’ tap water around the entire world?
As it turns out, it’s because Harvard and federal government journalists must all be wackjob conspiracy theorists! The peer-reviewed research warning that fluoride can cause permanent damage to unborn babies by affecting their neurological development is all a big conspiracy theory to the mainstream media. The sodium fluoride that is literally assaulting the brain in mega-high doses of 5,000 PPM in ‘prescription fluoride’ toothpaste being dished out by dentists who say their childhood patients are ‘deficient’ in the IQ-destroyer is perfectly safe in their eyes.
When analyzing the Harvard research, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, a component of the United States National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, we find quite a few concerning details. The study makes it explicitly clear how damaging sodium fluoride can be, with writers explaining:
“The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas.”
The EPA had similar statements, demonstrating how fluoride displays ”evidence of developmental neurotoxicity” and can damage unborn babies. We read:
”Fluoride readily crosses the placenta. Fluoride exposure to the developing brain, which is much more susceptible to injury caused by toxicants than is the mature brain, may possibly lead to damage of a permanent nature.”
Let’s go even further back to the research of Dr. Dean Burke, head scientist at the National Cancer Institute and author of over 250 scientific articles. Back in 1977, the decorated scientist spoke out against fluoride and brought it to the attention of the National Cancer Institute. At that time, Burke found that sodium fluoride was fueling the development of cancer cells and tumor growth — at the average level of 1 PPM. He estimated that around 10,000 had died from the fluoride-induced cancer from that level.
As I detail in the video below, now we see levels as high as 5,000 PPM in toothpaste, 500,000% higher than the water fluoridation levels Burke was examining:
I guess no one told the media that even the United States government called for lower fluoride levels after a mountain of research accumulated regarding these links. They must be conspiracy theorists too.
The fact is that the fluoride debate hits a brick wall thanks to the rhetoric the mainstream media and laughable ‘skeptics’ use by throwing around terms like ‘conspiracy theory’ to discredit any real debate. In fact, it’s actually working against them. Right now we have so many conscious citizens realizing that they don’t want to consume the tainted tap that it’s really considered outlandish in many areas to drink from the tap without at least a fluoride-removing filter of some kind. A lot has changed as more information comes out.
But still, how could we possibly allow this fluoridation to go on for as long as it has? Even if there was only some research indicating an issue, isn’t it enough to begin withdrawing it from the water — or at least enough to conduct more independent research? I think any reasonable person would agree the answer is yes.
It’s time to accelerate this issue from a tired debate of ‘conspiracy’ theory name-calling to a topical issue we can generate a victory for. We’ve done it for GMOs; we’ve done it for high-fructose corn syrup; we’ve done it for BPA. It’s time to blast this information into the stratosphere and demand action.
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Google Plus Profile Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top health & political websites such as Reuters, Yahoo News, MSNBC, and Bloomberg. Anthony is also a founding member of Natural Attitude, a leading developer of super high quality spagyric formulations.
A recent report into the Fukushima Nuclear disaster of 2011 has shown that more than forty percent of children have thyroid abnormalities.
The Tenth Report of the Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, released earlier this week, with data up to January 21, 2013, revealed that 44.2 percent of 94,975 children sampled had thyroid ultrasound abnormalities. The number of abnormalities has also been increasing over time as well as the proportion of children with nodules equal to and larger than 5.1 mm and any size cysts have increased.
The report has also revealed that 10 of 186 eligible are suspected of having thyroid cancer as a result of the exposed radiation.
On Wednesday, the Fukushima Prefectural Government announced that two people who were teenagers at the time of the Fukushima No. 1 meltdown have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, bringing the total number of cases officially confirmed by authorities to three. All have undergone surgery and are now recovering.
Around 360,000 youths at the time of the disaster have to be repeatedly checked to see if they have been affected by the radiation.
In the meantime on Friday, a government-backed researcher claimed that no health effects have been detected in people living in the contaminated area because the radiation level is not high enough.
“Since the accident in Fukushima, no health effects from radiation have been observed, although we have heard reports some people fell ill due to stress from living as evacuees and due to worries and fears about radiation,” Kazuo Sakai of Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Sciences has said.
He went on to argue that people in the area had a radiation exposure of 20 millisieverts or less, while “we know from epidemiological surveys among atomic-bomb victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki that if exposure to radiation surpasses 100 millisieverts, the risk of cancer will gradually rise.”
Sakai says that it will take years to establish a clear link between the nuclear catastrophe and health risks “as empirical knowledge says it takes several years before thyroid cancer is detected after exposure to radiation.”
Scientists and activists across the globe are still arguing about the possible long-term effects of the nuclear catastrophe while activists accuse the government of concealing the crucial data from people ever since the disaster.
Global environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, has criticized Tokyo of undermining the severity of public health risk.
Kazue Suzuki, nuclear campaigner at Greenpeace, who is not a scientist, said Japan should not try to play down the potential dangers.
“Japan should pour more energy into prevention of diseases including thyroid cancer than talking down the risk of low-level radiation,” Kazue Suzuki from Greenpeace has said, warning “if there is no comparative epidemiological data, the government should err on the side of caution and carry out more frequent health checks among residents not only in Fukushima but in other prefectures,” she said.
An earthquake in the ocean in March 2011 sent a devastating tsunami to Japan’s northeast coast killing around twenty thousand people and sending nuclear reactors on the coast into meltdown.
By Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) After Rick Simpson’s efforts to introduce his hemp oil to the Canadian Health system were denied, even after proving it had cured many of his town’s cancer patients free of charge, he realized the cancer industry doesn’t want a cure.
Now, he’s in exile in Amsterdam because he refused to stop helping his neighbors free of charge and he refuses to deny the effectiveness of his hemp oil for cancer.
Dr. Robert Atkins asserted there are already hundreds of cures for cancer. His medical license was suspended for curing a woman’s breast cancer with ozone therapy. (http://www.naturalnews.com/028201_ozone_therapy_FDA.html)
Insights from Dr. Burzynski’s case
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski had been hounded by the Texas medical authorities and FDA for 15 years, despite his success with difficult cancer cases while conducting clinical trials without outside funding.
A couple of major factors were disclosed by a recent documentary, “Burzynski: The Movie,” AKA: Burzyinski: Cancer is Serious Business, FDA Tyranny.”
The FDA receives half a billion dollars annually from Big Pharma’s “user fees.” These user fees help support the FDA financially and influence their fast track licensing of newly patented drugs.
The documentary fleshes out an intrigue where one of his formerly contracted researchers ran off to get approval for a higher phase of testing, but instead she colluded with another pharmaceutical company to steal Burzynski’s patents.
What snowballed from this involved the National Cancer Institute and the FDA, and it’s shockingly revealed from around one hour and fifteen minutes into the documentary to the end. You can view that portion of this well done documentary by accessing it from source  below.
The cancer industry uses two main tactics in their war against cancer cures: If it’s patentable, they will steal it and squash the original patent holder, as was attempted with Burzynski. If they can’t patent or steal it, they will test it improperly in order to make it fail and discredit it.
Testing to ensure failure has occurred recently with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’s efforts to get FDA approval for his updated version of Dr. William Kelley’s successful 1970s cancer healing protocols.
This is also what happened when the Sloane-Kettering Cancer Institute tested Dr. Ernst Krebb’s successful laetrile cancer treatments. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027088_cancer_laetrile_cure.html)
An attempt to hide a natural medicine had occurred with Canadian nurse Rene Caisse (Reen Case) and the American Indian formula she had used and named Essiac Tea. (http://www.naturalnews.com/026928_cancer_tea_cure.html)
The AMA under Dr. Morris Fishbein tried buying out Harry Hoxsey’s herbal formulas, eventually forcing him to take his successful clinic to Mexico after years of court battles. Here’s that drama. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027020_cancer_AMA_treatment.html)
Then, Fishbein and associates tried to buy into and take control of award winning scientist Royal Raymond Rife’s electronic device that had been heralded in California circa 1940s as a real cancer cure. Rife was eventually ruined. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027104_cancer_WHO_Chi.html)
You’re probably somewhat familiar with Dr. Max Gerson’s methods for successfully curing cancer. His clinic was forced into Mexico where daughter Charlotte and her son continue after the medical mafia’s harassment, which included attempts on Dr. Gerson’s life and stealing clinical records. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027004_cancer_coffee_juice.html)
These are a few of the more notorious examples of why most cancer patients and well meaning doctors are kept ignorant of the 200-plus more effective and less toxic options when confronted with a cancer diagnosis.
There’s too much money involved among the cancer industry’s players, trillions of dollars, to permit any intrusions of inexpensive, effective, and safe cancer cures into the Medical Mafia’s turf.
Sources for this article include:
 Rick Simpson’s documentary, run from the cure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI
Full Burzynski documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be1ihuZNg84
Dr. William Kelley – The dentist who cured cancer http://www.naturalnews.com/030050_dentist_cancer.html
About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com
By Daisy Luther
If I told you that there was a poison, let’s say, strychnine, for example, that you could ingest in teeny tiny minuscule doses and live to tell the tale, would you do it?
Strychnine poisoning is one of the most painful ways to die.
Ten to twenty minutes after exposure, the body’s muscles begin to spasm, starting with the head and neck in the form of trismus and risus sardonicus. The spasms then spread to every muscle in the body, with nearly continuous convulsions, and get worse at the slightest stimulus. The convulsions progress, increasing in intensity and frequency until the backbone arches continually. Convulsions lead to lactic acidosis, hyperthermia and rhabdomyolysis. These are followed by postictal depression. Death comes from asphyxiation caused by paralysis of the neural pathways that control breathing, or by exhaustion from the convulsions. The subject dies within 2–3 hours after exposure. (Source)
Despite the agonizing death that could await, people used to deliberately consume small doses of strychnine as an athletic performance enhancer and as a stimulant. The use of strychnine increased at the turn of the 20th century, then fell out of favor as the risk of use was too high.
With what we know these days about the use of strychnine, would you dip a little into your coffee and say, “Oh, it’s okay in moderation”? Would you sprinkle a little on a granola bar to give to your child before a soccer game? Would you feed a little to your family because it was a special occasion?
So, with the things we are learning about GMO foods, why do we think the consumption of these is okay in moderation?
Every week or so, some new hazard springs up in the alternative news. The hazards are carefully and quietly swept under the rug by the mainstream media at the behest of their “johns” – the Big Food advertisers who pay the salaries of the media mouthpieces.
There are many valid, peer-reviewed studies that tell us consuming genetically modified foods is a death sentence. Proponents of GMOs like to attempt to pick apart the science. They like to accuse those of us who are concerned about GMOs of being foolish, uneducated and superstitious. From their lofty perches in academia, they condescend to the rest of us, claiming that GMOs are no different than the natural evolution of plant life, and that we, the ignorant masses, are too irrationally afraid of things that are new and wonderful to deserve labeling of these chemistry projects. They invoke guilt upon those of us who practice organic gardening and support organic farms, alleging that these “unsustainable practices” will leave the Third World to die of starvation as the non-modified crops we insist upon succumb to failure.
Here are some facts about the GMOs that are poisoning our global food supply.
Effects of GM Corn on Mammalian Health
A notorious French study on rats fed a lifetime of GMO corn proved that the rats had a 50-70% chance of developing horrific, grotesque tumors from the diet. Naysayers attempted to refute the science behind the study and a war developed in the scientific community. Natural News summarized some findings of the study:
• Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.
• Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.
• Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.
• The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.
Flavr Savr Tomato Caused Gastric Lesions and Death
One of the first GMO monstrosities prematurely approved by the FDA was the Flavr Savr tomato, by the company Calgene (now a part of Monsanto). Scientists added a bit of recombinant fish DNA to slow the spoiling process. BEFORE the tomato was approved by the FDA, the tomatoes were fed to rats for only 28 days before gastric bleeding and death occurred. 7 of the 40 rats developed bleeding stomachs and 7 more died and the FDA STILL APPROVED the tomatoes for public consumption.
The only reason they were taken off the market is because the flavor and texture were poor. Had they been tasty, they’d still be on supermarket shelves.
GM cotton crops in India caused livestock death and severe allergic reactions in humans.
India began commercial planting of Bt Cotton back in 2002. Since that time, farm and factory workers began complaining of health concerns.
All the evidence gathered during the investigation shows that Bt has been causing skin, upper respiratory tract and eye allergy among persons exposed to cotton… The allergy is not restricted to farm labourers involved in picking cotton but has affected labourers involved in loading and unloading Bt from villages to market, those involved in its weighing, labourers working in ginning factories, people who carried out other operations in the field of Bt cotton, or farmers who stored cotton in their homes etc. (Source)
The issue was not limited to humans. Sheep that grazed on the crop began to die mysteriously. 25% of the livestock died within a week of being allowed in the fields from what post-mortem analysis called “toxic reaction.”
A secret virus has been discovered in genetically modified food.
The most recent horror to come to light was released in a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
According to an explanation on the Natural Society website:
…Researchers discovered a previously unknown viral gene that is known as ‘Gene VI’. What’s concerning is that not only is the rogue gene found in the most prominent GMO crops and about 63% of GMO traits approved for use (54 out of 86 to be precise), but it can actually disrupt the very biological functions within living organisms. Popular GMO crops such as Roundup-Ready soybeans, NK603, and MON810 corn were found to contain the gene that induces physical mutations.
How does this potentially effect the consumer? The report continues to discuss the characteristics of Gene VI. The gene:
- Helps to assemble virus particles
- Inhibits the natural defense of the cellular system
- Produces proteins that are potentially problematic
- Makes plants susceptible to bacterial pathogens
Monsanto cafeterias serve organic food.
The most telling thing is that in the not-so-hallowed halls of Monsanto, genetically modified food is not served.
Those who create these science projects and label them food do not consume their own creations.
Since 2000, there have been reports that cafeterias at Monsanto plants have chosen not to serve GMOs. A notice in one cafeteria in the UK said:
as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.
Both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller University Foundation have been found praising organic food, while simultaneously promoting Monsanto’s toxic seeds to Third World countries.
Many countries have banned GMOs, or at the very least require labeling for the consumer.
The following countries have either banned the cultivation and sale of GMOs or require a warning label:
- All countries in the European Union
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
Why are the United States and Canada not found on this list? At the very least, why won’t these two industry leaders require labeling of GMOs?
Food safety “authorities” have no interest in safety at all.
The FDA is notoriously in bed with Monsanto. They have insisted on no long term studies. They regularly authorize the sale and distribution of toxins in the food supply. The public cannot have any confidence in an agency whose board of directors enter through a revolving door with the world’s number one producer of toxic GMOs.
Over 85% of corn grown in North America is GMO. Over 80% of soy grown in North America is GMO. Over 90% of canola grown in North America is GMO.
In one form or another, these GMO items can be found in nearly every non-organic item on your grocery store shelves. Many fast food chains spent millions of dollars in the campaign against the labeling of GMOs when it was on the ballot in California last November, which would indicate that they too benefit from GMOs.
The question is, are these toxins safe in “moderation”? Can you feed your children HFCS made from genetically modified corn in small amounts?
Long term toxicity has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt. GMOs can accelerate aging, cause organ failure, cause tumors, affect unborn babies, affect fertility and weaken the immune system. If we choose to consume these things “moderately”, how can we know what that threshold of moderation actually is, when those in charge of food safety refuse to study it, perhaps because they fear what they will discover?
I’ve always believed that foods, even “junk foods” are okay in moderation, as long as most of your diet is clean and healthy. In the light of ever-appearing revelations about the deadly effects of genetically modified foods, I’ve revised my personal stance. I don’t believe that GMOs are acceptable in moderation and strive to avoid them for my family whenever possible, a task which is becoming increasingly difficult as a quick scan of an ingredients label will confirm.
The End Of The World As We Know It may not be the result of a horrific natural disaster or act of terrorism from overseas. It may be as simple as pollen floating from one field to contaminate the next one, until we are starving to death or dying of cancer amidst a bounty of succulent-looking, fresh-from-the-farm poison.
Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, The Organic Prepper, where this article first appeared, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
By CBC News
Widespread changes in Canadian oncology pharmacies are necessary and happening
Preparing chemotherapy for cancer patients at Canadian hospitals is potentially prone to errors, say researchers who embedded themselves in the system to see what improvements could be made.
Since a cancer patient in Edmonton died in 2006 after an infusion pump was wrongly programmed to deliver a strong dose of fluorouracil over four hours instead of four days as intended, oncologists, pharmacists, nurses and researchers have been searching for ways to prevent a similar occurrence.
Now Rachel White, a human factors specialist at Toronto’s University Health Network, and her team have adapted an approach that anthropologists use to learn about native cultures.
Their aim is to explore how common the sources of error are in hospitals and to find safer options by giving health-care workers on the frontlines an authoritative voice.
“We don’t want people to be afraid,” White reassured patients Tuesday in an interview with CBC News, noting the health care field is full of well trained professionals helping people.
“The power of taking the human factors approach is that we have a special lens to look at the world with, and that lens allows us to see problems before they happen.”
Safety-critical industries like aviation and nuclear plants apply engineering design principles and the research methods of psychology to prevent human errors. White would like to see them applied more in Canadian hospitals.
Writing in the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, White’s team concluded that widespread changes in Canadian oncology pharmacies are necessary.
For the exploratory study, White and co-author Andrea Cassano-Piche embedded themselves at six cancer treatment centres of various sizes across the country for one week each in 2008 and 2009. They observed and interviewed medical oncologists, oncology pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, oncology nurses and administrative clerks as they did their work.
The potential errors they identified wouldn’t normally be picked up, so the frequency is unknown, but the impacts are potentially catastrophic.
The solutions, which are already being adopted, include:
- Working with just one chemotherapy preparation at a time in the hospital pharmacy’s safety cabinet to prevent mixing errors.
- Keeping the correct label and its bag paired at all times instead of piling orders separately like a short-order cook’s.
- Having a second person check that the volume and concentration of chemotherapy is correct when drugs aren’t available in a ready-to-use liquid form.
White praised co-author Dr. Tony Fields, head of Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute, for his courage in apologizing for the error and working with colleagues across the country to identify the issues and introduce the changes.
A broader 2011 report by the same team reported more than 230 adverse events involving chemotherapy in Canada, though some may have been duplicates.
Since then, hospital staff members have received more training on operating the pumps and clearer, pre-printed order forms are now used.
A 2004 study estimated that preventable medical errors in hospital contribute to between 9,000 and 24,000 deaths in Canada a year. Other safety measures have been introduced since then, such as surgical checklists.
With files from CBC’s Amina Zafar