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Aug 20 17:43

How Scientists Engineer Foods to Make Them Dangerously Addictive

It’s no secret that the standard American diet is having a terrible effect on human health. What’s is a secret, though, is how the food industry uses science and psychology to create processed food products that are devoid of nutrition, full of chemical additives and colorings, and incredibly addictive.

Aug 20 17:42

Censorship is the New Front in the War on Consciousness

At its core, consciousness is the awareness of being aware. Which is extraordinarily relevant to today’s conversation about the internet censorship being openly carried out by big tech and big government.

Aug 20 17:40

The List of Products and Foods that Have Tested Positive for Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Glyphosate

The following list of products that have tested positive for glyphosate is quite unsettling, and the retailers who sell these products would do well for themselves to take the lead in calling for an outright ban on glyphosate.

Aug 20 10:02

APPLE REMOVES THOUSANDS OF APPS IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT

Apple has removed around 25,000 apps from its service after the Chinese government criticized the company for not doing enough to monitor content.

As the company makes further commitments to China amidst the ongoing trade war, the stakes are getting higher.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. companies are paying close attention to the messages they get from the Chinese government and the state media in this sensitive trade environment, said Ben Cavender, a director at China Market Research Group who focuses on consumer technology and retail.

“They are going to move very quickly to try to rectify that problem, because this is a situation where there could be a lot more backlash in the government in terms of regulations,” Mr. Cavender said.

As big tech companies move across the globe, internet regulations in the EU and China are impacting users in the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apple's deplatforming of individuals who may be opposed to certain actions of China's government, and the evaporation of views not specifically held by the Chinese government, will be quick and brutal, in Apple's desire to corner the Chinese market; even far worse than what is going on here in the US at this point in time.

Aug 20 09:54

This Texas Doctor Raped A Patient Who Was Heavily Sedated & Won't Go To Jail For It

Although he lost his medical license and his job, a Texas doctor who raped a patient won't face jail time. A jury sentenced Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh to 10 years of probation and a $10,000 fine Friday after convicting him of raping an incapacitated patient at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston in 2013. As a result of his conviction 46-year-old Sheikh will also have to register as a sex offender.

A female patient being treated for an acute asthma attack at Ben Taub Hospital in November 2013 reported being raped in her hospital room while under heavy sedation and tethered to machines, according to a local ABC News affiliate. The then-27-year-old woman told hospital staff and police that an unknown physician had entered her room and touched her breasts inappropriately during a chest exam. That same physician later returned to her bedside and sexually assaulted her on two other occasions during the night.

Aug 20 09:08

Monsanto caught colluding with EPA in Roundup cancer cover-up

Is the day we’ve all been waiting for finally on the horizon? Monsanto and the EPA have been caught red-handed in the midst of a legal controversy. Unsealed court documents have shown that not only is the EPA severely lacking in the standards department, but that the federal agency colluded with one of the nation’s most menacing companies, Monsanto. And in doing so, the EPA helped to keep Monsanto’s star product, Roundup, on store shelves and safe from being reviewed for its cancer-causing effects.

Court documents show that the EPA declared that Roundup was safe for use without ever testing the entire formulation’s effects, and instead relied on the industry testing done on just the key active ingredient, glyphosate.

Aug 20 08:55

Media Misses Key Detail On Recent Trump GMO/Pesticide Ban ‘Lifting’, Here’s Why

In early August, Trump’s administration released a new memo from the Fish and Wildlife Service stating that the 2014 version of the memo, out of Obama’s administration would be cancelled and the terms of the new memo would now be in place.

The memo was in reference to a GMO and neonicotinoid bans that put in place to help protect the bee population and wildlife refuges. The 2014 memo was a positive step forward as it was publicly stating, even at higher governmental levels, that GMOs were harmful to agriculture and wildlife, as were neonics. This initial memo was coined a GMO and neonics ban, even though the language in the memo doesn’t actually say that.

Before we continue, we recognize and have painstakingly covered, the dangers of neonicotinoid pesticides and GMOs on our environment and wildlife. We have called for an all-out ban, based on our research, numerous times over the last 6 years and still hold completely strong to that truth.

Aug 17 11:07

Is Fructose as Addictive and Harmful as Alcohol?

Millions of pounds are consumed annually, yet it may be more like a drug than a food and just as damaging and addictive as alcohol…

Aug 17 11:06

A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018

We are seeing today what the ‘kill switch’ really looks like. It really is more of corporate/government affair that targets unwanted information. This is the true form of the internet kill switch as it appears in 2018.

Aug 17 10:02

Dangerous 'forever chemicals' have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here's what to know about PFAS

In the US, consumers usually assume that the water coming out of our taps has been thoroughly tested and is safe to drink.

But residents in more than 30 communities around the country have found out that's not the case.

In states including Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and North Carolina, local water systems have been contaminated with toxic chemicals called PFAS, which stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

This class of artificial lab-grown chemicals doesn't break down in the environment, and instead remains intact in water, air, and bodies for thousands of years, according to the Associated Press. For that reason, they've become known as "forever chemicals."

Aug 17 10:00

Twitter Promptly Suspends Tesla Whistleblower Following Tweets About His Former Employer

Earlier tonight, Tripp took to his personal Twitter and began posting photos that he claims help back up some of the assertions that Tesla has denied. “Are you ready,” he asked his followers and proceeded to upload photos of what he claimed to be improperly handled cooling tubes, proof of damaged battery cells being reworked and installed in cars that were sold, and graphics about a high volume of scrap waste. Tripp made many other allegations but what might be his most jaw-dropping disclosure was a listing of Teslas that he claims were sold with “punctured / dented / damaged” batteries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, according to Twitter, you need permission to be a whistle-blower from the party you are blowing the whistle on!

Aug 17 09:46

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Aug 16 12:52

HPV Vaccine All Risk No Benefit

Aug 16 10:35

Citizen contacts Maryland Department of Health to find out why they are so keen to push the HPV jab on 11yo children, so he files a freedom of information request and discovers they've been bribed/lobbied

The nurse showed him letters from Maryland Department of Health outlining the new policy. He first contacted Dr. Jinlene Chan, who had signed the letters, she could not provide evidence to back up the need for the vaccine. He then contacted Dr. Ken Lin Tai, director of the Cancer Control and Prevention unit at the Department of Health, but she couldn't provide any evidence either. Finally he met with Dr. Howard Haft, deputy director of the Maryland Department of Health who said it was CDC, yet CDC’s policy is to not take positions on state-specific legislation.

Suspecting that there was something else going on behind the scenes, in April 2018 he filed a Public Information Act request with the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration only to discover that the Maryland health department had received $91.6 million pharma funded non-profits to promote the HPV vaccine in Maryland.

Aug 16 10:31

The filthiest food you can eat, yet most think it’s the healthiest

While health agencies make a big stink about unsterilized foods such as raw organic milk, the food associated with the greatest number of foodborne illnesses is factory farmed chicken.

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, there were 5,760 reported foodborne outbreaks between 2009 and 2015, resulting in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths. Of these, chicken was responsible for the most outbreak-associated illnesses — 3,114 illnesses in total (12 percent), followed by pork and seeded vegetables, each of which was responsible for 10 percent of illnesses.

Aug 15 10:57

Another Reason not to buy Starbucks Products

THIS COULD HAVE KILLED ME OR MY WIFE!

Aug 15 10:53

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

A new report found glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer, in a number of popular breakfast foods and cereals marketed to children. The study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) discovered trace amounts of the most widely used herbicide in the country in oats, granolas and snack bars. Thirty-one out of 45 tested products had levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children.

Recently, some scientists, doctors and activists around the world have worked to keep glyphosate out of crops due to concerns that it is a dangerous carcinogen.

Aug 15 07:55

Volkswagen might have to recall 124,000 electric and hybrid cars that contain cadmium - a poisonous metal that increases the risk of lung cancer

The VW Group has confirmed that it might have to recall up to 124,000 electric and hybrid cars produced in the last six years as they all contain a poisonous metal.

Production of a number of electrified models from VW, Audi and Porsche has halted since the high-toxic metal cadmium - which the National Cancer Institute says can increase the risk of lung cancer - was found in charger components.

Volkswagen officials maintain that the metal is securely housed within the high-voltage battery chargers and won't cause harm to owners, though there are concerns about increased exposure if the cars are recycled or scrapped.

Aug 14 13:00

Bayer Stock Nosedives After Jury Finds Monsanto Guilty of Covering Up Cancer Risks

For those who’ve for years been fighting Monsanto, affectionately known as the world’s most evil corporation, a San Francisco jury’s decision last Friday to fine the company $289 million is earth-shattering news. Apparently financial markets and analysts agree.

Aug 14 12:46

George Orwell Warned us of the Most Dangerous Type of Censorship

The big tech companies are now openly censoring popular viewpoints and deleting select social media pages who supposedly ‘violate community guidelines.’

Aug 14 11:57

Experts Bribed to Lie for Corporate Predators

It’s longstanding practice. Corporate predators bribe organizations, scientists, academics, and other experts to lie about the safety of their products.

When hazardous to human health, they need endorsements from experts, willing to sacrifice their integrity for a big payday.

The Organic Authority reports “the truth behind America’s food supply and consumer products industries – pulling back the curtain on how America’s food is grown and processed.”

Earlier it reported how Monsanto (now Bayer after both companies merged) bribes academics to claim hazardous to human health GMOs are safe.

Aug 13 11:01

Britain's Biggest Home Improvement Chain May Dump Monsanto's "Roundup" After Cancer Lawsuit

One of the UK's largest home improvement chains, Homebase, is considering dropping Monsanto's Roundup line of weedkiller products amid growing concern over their use, after a California jury awarded dying former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages in a lawsuit alleging Roundup caused his advanced stage cancer.

Aug 13 10:18

FDA knew doctors were misusing powerful opioids, researchers say

A Johns Hopkins team used the FDA's own documents to show that the agency knew there was a problem but did not act.

Aug 13 08:39

Mike Adams, Natural News 8-11-18… “Monsanto hit with $290 million cancer liability ruling in Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide trial”

A San Francisco jury found Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) liable for the glyphosate-induced cancer of Dewayne Johnson, who is dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson sprayed glyphosate 20-30 times per year on public school grounds (near children, no less), and he was twice “doused” with glyphosate due to malfunctioning equipment.

Monsanto — which has been responsible for the mass chemical poisoning of our world going back more than 40 years — hid scientific evidence proving glyphosate caused cancer, pretending that glyphosate was as “safe as salt.”

“This jury found Monsanto acted with malice and oppression because they knew what they were doing was wrong and doing it with reckless disregard for human life,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., founder of the World Mercury Project. “This should send a strong message to the boardroom of Monsanto.”

Aug 12 17:46

Monsanto was Just Fined $289 Million by San Francisco Jury for Failing to Warn of Known Cancer Risk

In an incredible victory for plaintiff Dwayne Johnson, a San Francisco jury just found agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto guilty of failing to adequately warn that it’s products Roundup and Ranger may cause cancer when used in a reasonable and expectable manner.

Aug 12 08:45

Vaccine Corruption Exposed To Washington State Board of Health

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Bernadette Pajer, co-president of Informed Choice Washington, made the most exceptional presentation before the Washington State Board of Health regarding fully informed medical consent and choice, full-disclosure regarding vaccine science and ingredients, plus Big Pharma’s apparently illegal tactics that deprive citizens of their inherent and indisputable rights to self-determination regarding their health, their children’s health and vaccines/vaccinations.

Ms. Pajer’s presentation needs to be studied, and even replicated...

Aug 12 07:42

Iranian, Kazakh Presidents Discuss Replacing Dollar-Based Trade with National Currencies

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in a meeting in Kazakhstan on Sunday conferred on ways to increase economic cooperation, emphasizing the need for both countries to use national currencies for trade instead of dollar.

Tehran and Astana can take more effective steps on the path of development of bilateral relations by establishment of more brokering ties and using their national currencies," President Rouhani said during the meeting on the sidelines of leaders of Caspian Sea littoral states' summit in the Kazakh port city of Aqtau on Sunday.

He also underscored the necessity for strengthening banking relations between the two countries to further expand bilateral economic ties.

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Aug 12 05:53

Rachael Ray’s dog food brand Nutrish sued over glyphosate contamination claims

Rachael Ray’s dog food brand, Nutrish, is now facing a $5 million lawsuit filed by Markeith Parks, who claims that her dog food is contaminated with glyphosate herbicide.

Aug 11 09:01

School groundsman, 46, with weeks to live, is awarded $289M by jury that found weedkiller Roundup DID give him lymphoma - and says cash will support his wife, who works two jobs, and children when he dies

Roundup does cause cancer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto's weedkiller.

After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m.

Specifically, in eight weeks of proceedings, the jury was left convinced that Monsanto's product caused Johnson's cancer.

Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, Johnson thanked his legal team, his wife, Araceli, and their two sons.

'It’s taken a lot of prayer, I’ve taken energy from a lot of people. I’m glad to be here to help. Hopefully this thing will start to get the attention it needs. This case is way bigger than me,' he said.

Aug 11 09:00

Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout

Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe", rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that the product might cause cancer.

While observers predicted thousands of potential future claims against the company in the wake of Monsanto's defeat, Bayer -- which recently acquired the US giant -- said the California ruling went against scientific evidence.

"On the basis of scientific conclusions, the views of worldwide regulatory authorities and the decades-long practical experience with glyphosate use, Bayer is convinced that glyphosate is safe and does not cause cancer," the company said in a statement.

Aug 11 08:41

'They will f*ck up': Company involved in Flint water crisis bids to serve largest city in Africa

Activists are concerned that Veolia, the company linked with the Flint, Michigan water crisis, is on the shortlist to manage two-thirds of water system in Lagos, Nigeria, where many children die from water-borne diseases.
"I feel Veolia is a snake, and they slithered over to Lagos to try to increase their profit margins," Nayyirah Shariff, director at Flint Rising activist group, told BuzzFeed News. "They have a history of poisoning black communities in the US, and they should not be poisoning the largest African city on the continent."

The campaigner said she was "shocked and extremely angry" when she found out that the French-owned water management company is among the three bidders for the Adiyan II project in the Nigerian capital, Lagos, which is the seventh largest city in the world.

Aug 10 16:05

Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday, August 10th, the verdict rendered by the jury in the 8-week trial whereby “the jury found unanimously that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson to develop NHL, and that Monsanto failed to warn of this severe health hazard. Importantly, the jury also found that Monsanto acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct.”...

Aug 10 15:01

Internet Causes Sleep Deprivation, and Not Just in Teens, Study Shows

One of the main finding of this study showed that Internet access reduces both sleep duration and sleep satisfaction.

Aug 10 14:59

What Would a Monsanto-Bayer Merger Really Grow?

A megamerger between two of the world’s biggest agricultural corporations looms on the horizon. The seed and pesticide giant Monsanto is inching closer to uniting with the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer—a consolidation that could spell disaster for farmers, pollinators, and affordable, healthy food. Here’s why the Monsanto-Bayer merger is a toxic relationship.

Aug 10 09:31

Monsanto may soon face “FLOOD” of lawsuits from cancer victims of Roundup herbicide

Monsanto, the maker of the world’s most popular weed killer Roundup, could soon be facing an unrelenting flood of lawsuits from people who got cancer from their product.

On Tuesday, a federal judge decided to allow three expert witnesses to give their testimony pertaining to Roundup’s carcinogenicity. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled that the three experts could testify, and he even went so far as to say that their opinions were not “junk science.” The judge will be presiding over more than 400 of the lawsuits against Monsanto.

In his opinion, Chhabria wrote: “So long as an opinion is premised on reliable scientific principles, it should not be excluded by the trial judge; instead the weaknesses in an unpersuasive expert opinion can be exposed at trial, through cross-examination or testimony by opposing experts.”

Aug 09 11:48

Court: EPA violated law on harmful pesticide, orders ban

A federal appeals court says the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.

Aug 09 10:26

First Monsanto-Roundup Cancer Trial Goes To Jury In San Francisco

In a historic first, a California Jury is now deliberating whether Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave a school groundskeeper terminal cancer, after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.

Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of more than 5,000 plaintiffs across the United States who claim Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing herbicides, including the widely-used Roundup, cause cancer. His case, the first to go to trial, began in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California four weeks ago. -Reuters

On Tuesday, Johnson's attorney Brent Wisner urged jurors to hold Monsanto liable and slap them with a verdict that would "actually change the world" - after arguing that Monsanto knew about glyphosate's risks of cancer, but decided to ignore and bury the information.

Aug 09 08:41

Facebook's Push For Users' Bank Records Triggers Fears Of A 'Chinese-Style Social Credit System' In U.S.

Our rulers want a world where they can not only turn you into an "unperson" by banning you from the internet but also deny you a bank account and a home if you don't hold the right political views.

Aug 08 15:49

SMART METERS RAISE HEALTH, PRIVACY AND CONSTITUTIONAL CONCERNS

Smart meters monitor home energy usage in minute detail in real time. The devices transmit data to the utility company where it gets stored in databases. Anybody with access to the data can download it for analysts. Without specific criteria limiting access to the data, these devices create significant privacy issues. Smart meters can also be used to remotely limit power usage during peak hours.

Aug 08 08:43

Roundup is accused of causing cancer in America and is being banned across Europe: So could Britain's most popular garden spray be killing more than your weeds?

We eat it in our food and spray it on our gardens and allotments. It is all over our parks and farmers’ crops.

Roundup is the UK’s most widely used weedkiller and globally the most popular in history.

When the U.S. company Monsanto launched the product in 1974, its marketing men proclaimed it to be a technological breakthrough that killed almost every weed without harming humans or the environment.

But since the Nineties, the safety of Roundup — and its active ingredient glyphosate — has been challenged by studies that suggest that the weedkiller is linked to serious conditions including liver and kidney disease, infertility, birth abnormalities and cancer.

Aug 07 16:41

Want To Stop Roundup Spraying? Then Tell Congress To Do Just That

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Have you ever wanted to tell off someone in high places about something you really didn’t like? Well, you now have a chance to do so regarding the dangerous agricultural herbicide Roundup®.

The Organic Consumers Organization’s lobbying arm Citizens Regeneration Lobby is a 501(c)(4) organization, which has an online petition that allows consumers to tell their individual members of Congress what they think about Roundup®...

Aug 07 16:02

French Oncologist Analysis of Gardasil Vaccine Finds Higher Rates of Cervical Cancer Associated with High Vaccination Rates

A medical doctor in France, Dr. Gérard Delépine, an oncologist, has published an analysis of the HPV vaccine Gardasil on the independent news site, Agora Vox, showing how increased rates of Gardasil vaccinations are actually correlated with a higher rate of cervical cancer.

The analysis was published as an Open letter to parliamentarians, and to all citizens in response to a recent meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and “thirty leaders of the world’s largest pharmaceutical groups,” and to the call among some politicians to make the HPV vaccine Gardasil mandatory in France.

Pointing out that Gardasil only targets 2 to 5% of the 200 known strains of the human papillomavirus, Dr. Delépine explains that there is no evidence that Gardasil protects against cancer.

Instead of reducing the risk of invasive cancer of the cervix, HPV vaccines keep it at a high level or increase it!

Aug 06 18:30

FACEBOOK TO BANKS: GIVE US OUR USERS' FINANCIAL DATA AND WE'LL LET THEM BANK WITH FACEBOOK

Facebook wants to "deepen user engagement" with Messenger, and to that end, it's been pitching America's giant banks on joint enterprises where Facebook will get to see all your financial info (especially info on where you're shopping and what you're buying) to help it suck you into using Messenger for longer.

In return, Facebook offered to let the banks do business through its platform, allowing Facebook users to transact business and manage their finance through Facebook Messenger.

However, it promised the banks that the financial data they turned over wouldn't be shared with third parties.

The news that Facebook might be able to access all this financial data resulted in a massive share-price surge, with shares up 3.5%, recovering much of the ground lost during Facebook's share-price bloodbath last month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering how horrendous a track record they have regarding transparency and privacy, were my bank to start doing this, I would be obliged to cancel my services from them, and start from scratch.

Aug 06 11:57

Flashback --Undercover audio from Twitter:

"Every single conversation is going to be rated by a machine and the machine is going to say whether or not it's a positive or negative thing..."

"... it's going to ban a way of talking."

Aug 03 11:26

What Doctors Say Are CBD Benefits Observed in Actual People, not Mice

Here’s what medical professionals have to share on how CBD benefits people.

Aug 03 11:26

Our Cellphone Addiction Is Turning Wireless Tech Into an Invisible Weapon That’s Destroying Wildlife

What effects is wi-fi and 5g technology having on the wildlife that surrounds us?

Aug 03 07:49

OUR CELLPHONE ADDICTION IS TURNING WIRELESS TECH INTO AN INVISIBLE WEAPON THAT’S DESTROYING WILDLIFE

There is growing evidence that our addiction to cellphones could be impacting brain functionalityand be the cause of stress, anxiety, insomnia and a lack of attention and focus. Now a new report has found that we're not the only living things to be affected by our increasing dependence on wireless technology. Mammals, birds, insects and even plants are likely being harmed by the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emanating from Wi-Fi, cellphone towers, broadcast transmitters and power lines, according to a new analysis of 97 peer-reviewed studies conducted by EKLIPSE, a biodiversity and ecosystem project funded by the European Union.

Aug 02 10:19

Adidas is No Longer Sponsoring the Israel Football Association

In March 130 Palestinian clubs urged Adidas to end its sponsorship of Israeli football over its inclusion of six teams based in illegal Israeli settlements.

Aug 02 09:17

Founder Of Four Thieves DIY Medicine Links To Leaked Chematica Database

By Aaron Kesel

The founder of the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, a network of tech-fueled anarchists and hackers taking on Big Pharma by introducing DIY medicine, linked to encrypted files to what rumor has it contain the Chematica database (which was acquired by Merck pharmaceuticals last year)...

Aug 01 10:30

Most Americans don’t eat real food anymore; they consume cheap, lab-concocted, genetically modified, junk-science food-like “stuff”

Processing American food began after World War II, when we started canning produce and adding preservatives and additives. In 1950, scientists figured out that adding antibiotics to animal feed increased the livestock’s growth rate. Then, in the early 1980s, the U.S. began extensively using hormones for livestock, and genetically engineering crops to contain bug-killer and weed-killer DNA. Artificial sweeteners became popular that decade also, when super-models featured the tall-skinny-no-figure look. Next, add in some industrial-based artificial food coloring, high fructose corn syrup, chemically-conditioned gluten, and glyphosate-ridden wheat, and what have you got? A country full of sickly humans dying young from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Aug 01 10:15

PayPal WARNING: Hackers are using a fake fraud prevention email to trick users into installing a dangerous computer virus, security experts warn

PayPal users should be on the lookout for a scam email designed to install malware on their computer, security experts have warned.

The malicious email is disguised to look like an official communication from PayPal, and even appears to be sent from the address 'service@paypal.com'.

Users who open the email, which is often sent with the subject line 'PayPal account warning', are prompted to open an attached Word document laced with malware.

The computer virus appears to only hit Windows machines, with Mac, iPhone and Android users unaffected by the virus — even if they open the fraudulent email.

It's unclear how many people have been targeted in the latest malware attack.

Jul 31 19:40

You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart

Calls? Check. Texts? Check. Internet? Check. Notch? Mostly. Camera? Check

Jul 31 12:19

Study Finds Clear Link Between Social Media and Depression

In a world filled to the brim with likes, posts, and status updates, where the average teenage youth spends a whopping 9 hours a day with some form of media, it almost seems as though Facebook and Twitter are becoming a sub-reality of their own. Plug in and tune out could be the mantra of our coming generation, but is that a good thing? New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reveals a link between social media and depression among young adults.

Jul 31 12:17

Researchers Prove that Green Spaces Fend off Depression

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia found an interesting way to fend off depression.

Jul 31 12:15

Government-Pharma Collusion in Mass Deaths by Opioids

The major pipeline for trafficking opioid drugs starts with pharmaceutical manufacturers, who are intentionally distributing opioids far beyond any legitimate need.

Jul 31 10:23

AMAZON PLEDGES TO CONTINUE SELLING FACE SURVEILLANCE TECH TO COPS

Last week, the ACLU of Northern California revealed that Amazon’s Rekognition face surveillance software identified 28 members of Congress as people who have been previously arrested for a crime. The only problem? They were false matches. Unsurprisingly, the 28 members of Congress falsely matched to the mugshot database were disproportionately people of color. While Congress is only 20 percent people of color, they were 40 percent of those falsely matched by Rekognition.

Jul 31 10:20

These are the most unhealthy meals in America, ranked

If you've ever wondered what four days' worth of fat content in one meal looks like, you finally have your answer.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has put together a list of the unhealthiest meals in America, known as the " Xtreme Eating " list. These highly calorific, artery-clogging meals make a KFC family bucket look like child's play.

The list is collated by nutrition experts who reviewed menus at 200 restaurant chains in the United States to find the meals heaviest in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the daily recommended intake is 2,000 calories, 20 grams of saturated fat, 2,300 milligrams of sodium, and 50 grams of added sugar.

Jul 30 11:49

WARNING: Synthetic antidepressants raise the risk of premature death, study reveals

The most common antidepressant drug class is serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. They function by blocking the reuptake of serotonin, which is one of the major feel-good chemicals in the brain...people who aren’t producing enough of it are more prone to depression, anxiety and mood disorders.

Serotonin...[also] helps to regulate cell growth, digestion, reproduction, the immune system and many other processes.

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