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Why We’re Losing the War (On Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cancer)
The first step to solving a problem is to admit that one exists. I was recently sitting in a department meeting in my hospital, where we had recently raised over $1 million to fund a Centre for Integrative Medicine (CIM) in conjunction with the University. There was great fanfare when it began, a few years ago. The director of t [...]
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There’s a Hidden Carcinogen Tainting Tap Water and Consumer Products Nationwide
More than 7 million Americans across 27 states are impacted. Water supplies for more than 7 million Americans in 27 states are contaminated with an industrial chemical at levels higher than what federal scientists say poses a minimal lifetime risk of cancer, according to a new analysis by Environmental Working Group (EWG). [...]
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America is Tired
The major takeaway from the US Presidential election, and from the events which have shaped the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency - both his actions and the reactions of his opponents - is that America is tired. It is not difficult to see why since the US has for decades been behaving in a way that was guaranteed [...]
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Why Most Americans Are Sitting Ducks
A new story published on Tuesday by the Daily Mail drops a bombsell on possibly 100+ million Americans but is getting very little attention from the mainstream media because of the 'very real story' that lies behind their story. According to a very disturbing new study, at least 6 million people living across America are drin [...]
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Exposed: Pesticide Industry Deployed Aggressive Lobby Effort to Quash Bee Protections
Despite the abundance of scientific studies documenting the rapid and dangerous decline of pollinator populations, state and federal lawmakers have yet to pass any meaningful protections for bees.The reason, according to the findings of a new investigation, is that pesticide giants such as Bayer, Monsanto, and Syngenta have depl [...]
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In This Passionate Anti-Fracking Town, Civil Disobedience Just Became Protected Civic Duty
Order sanctioning citizen direct action called "one of the boldest moves to stop the natural gas industry's attacks on our communities, climate and democracy." For one community attempting to stop fracking wastewater injection wells, civil disobedience just became a sanctioned civic right. [...]
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The US lagging behind other countries in its slow walk to GMO labeling
The recent success in beating back an anti-GMO labeling bill in Congress, coupled with the State of Vermont passing a mandatory labeling law, led Campbell’s to announce its support for GMO labeling, the first big food company to do so. [...]
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New study shows leaked fracking wastewater in West Virginia has fertility-threatening chemicals
Fracking is causing more disruptions than just earthquakes in West Virginia, according to a new study. The chemicals in leaked wastewater created from hydraulic fracturing is causing negative health effects there ‒ specifically when it comes to fertility. [...]
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Danger! At Least 14 German Beer Brands Contain Cancer-Linked Weedkiller
14 popular German beers were found to contain glyphosate, it can be assumed some less widespread beer brands might also contain harmful levels of the chemical agent, according to the Munich Environmental Institute. Amounts of herbicide allegedly capable of causing cancer have been [...]
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Professor Who Exposed Flint Crisis Says Greed Has Killed Public Science
"Academic research and scientists in this country are no longer deserving of the public trust," declared Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech civil engineering professor who helped expose the Flint water crisis. In an interview published in the Chronicle of Higher Education on Tuesday, [...]
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While Flint Was Being Poisoned, State Workers “Quietly” Provided Water Coolers
A newly obtained document and related emails released on Thursday show that while the residents of Flint, Michigan were slowly being poisoned by lead-contaminated water last year, the offices of state officials in the city were "quietly" outfitted with water coolers by Gov. Rick Snyder's administration. [...]
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Flint Residents Could See Children Taken For Not Paying Toxic Water Bills
After endangering -- and knowingly harming -- residents in Flint, Michigan, the government is reportedly threatening to take the children of those who opt not to pay to have the toxic water pumped into their homes. According to Michigan law, parents are considered to be neglectful if they do not have running water in their ho [...]
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‘Ludicrous’ as Flint Tells Residents: Pay for Poisoned Water or We’ll Cut You Off
Amid a crisis that has poisoned the water supply of an entire city, authorities in Flint, Michigan are under renewed fire on Friday for sending out shut-off notices to residents who are behind on paying their water bills. Slammed as "ludicrous, the move comes as Republican Governor Rick Snyder finally asked President Obama to st [...]
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‘No GMO Soup for You’? Consumer Victory as Campbell Announces New Labels
Campbell Soup's announcement that it will become the first U.S. company to begin labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its products garnered accolades on Friday from food and safety groups, who heralded the development as a "significant win" for transparency. "The decision by Campbell’s sends a clear message to [...]
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Venezuela Passes Law Banning GMOs, by Popular Demand
The National Assembly of Venezuela, in its final session before a neoliberal dominated opposition takes the helm of legislative power on January 5, passed one of the most progressive seed laws in the world on December 23, 2015; it was promptly signed into law by President Nicolas Maduro. [...]
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US Nuclear Weapons Complex Leaves ‘Legacy of Death on American Soil’
New investigative reporting from McClatchy has exposed the hidden legacy—and "enormous human cost"—of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, providing "an unprecedented glimpse of the costs of war." The reporting, which comes as the nation prepares to upgrade its aging nuclear arsenal to the tune of $1 trillion over the next 3 [...]
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Monsanto to face ‘tribunal’ in The Hague for ‘damage to human health and environment’
A global group of professionals, scientists and environmentalists – the Monsanto Tribunal – are preparing a trial for the GMO seed giant in The Hague. They say the crowdfunded action, determined to charge Monsanto with “ecocide,” is more than a symbolic move. The Monsanto Tribunal’s goal is to research and evaluate [...]
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