June 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm (Food and drink, Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: 3-Nitro, chicken, FDA, feed, Pfizer, removed
FDA Finally Removed Inorganic Arsenic from Chicken Feed.
FDA Finally Listened and Removed Arsenic from Chickens
Posted By Dr. Mercola | July 01 2011 | 721 views
The U.S. FDA has announced that Pfizer will stop the sale of the animal drug 3-Nitro. The drug is used in chicken feed, but an agency analysis detected inorganic arsenic in the livers of chickens treated with the drug.
3-Nitro is used to help control coccidiosis, a parasitic disease that affects the intestinal tracts of animals, and also so that the chickens will gain more weight.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“The agency said it recently conducted a study of 100 broiler chickens that detected inorganic arsenic at higher levels in the livers of chickens treated with 3-Nitro compared with untreated chickens … Pfizer said sale of 3-Nitro would be stopped by early July in order to allow animal producers to transition to other treatments.”
Wall Street Journal June 8, 2011
June 30, 2011 at 7:54 am (Food and drink, Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: future, resources, solutions, technology, Water
Water For Future Generations.
Medical News Today
Water For Future Generations
22 Jun 2011
As the world population increases at a tremendous pace the primary water global supplies will need to grow by 41% until 2025, points out a recent report issued by the European Commission. Wastewater reuse and recycling ought to play a major part in granting everybody an equal access to water and the EUREKA DANA project, developing a new product in the field, will be part of the solution.
The underlying technology uses totally biological treatment processes, in which micro-organisms convert organic matter into water and gas that can be used as an energy source for heating or electricity. The result is an efficient treatment for highly polluted effluents, such as the wastewater discharge from polluting industries: pulp and paper, food and beverage, all of which have to cope with emerging regulations regarding water and waste recycling. (Read Full Article)
June 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm (Food and drink, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: buy-bulk, seasonal, storage, unrefined, Whole-Foods
5 Ways to Afford Whole Foods on a Budget.
5 Ways to Afford Whole Foods on a Budget
Posted By Dr. Mercola | June 30 2011 | 1,571 views
Whole food — that is to say, unprocessed and unrefined food — has the reputation of being expensive. But there are many ways to add whole food to your diet while sticking to your budget. Seattle PI suggests a few:
- Buy seasonal: Fruits and vegetables are both cheaper and tastier when purchased in season.
- Use the bulk bins: You won’t pay for packaging, labeling and advertising.
- Grow your own: A sunny yard or even a window box can add cheap, fresh food to your plate.
- Use your freezer: Stock up and freeze when whole food is on sale.
- Reduce waste: Don’t let leftovers go to waste.
To read more about their suggestions, you can click on the link below.
Seattle PI June 14, 2011
June 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm (Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: BIG-pharms, healthcare, medicated, pharmaceuticals, population, single-payer, statistics
50 U.S. Health Care Statistics That Will Absolutely Astonish You.
50 U.S. Health Care Statistics That Will Absolutely Astonish You
The U.S. health care system has become one gigantic money making scam, and you are about to see the statistics that prove it. Today, the United States spends more on health care per person than any other country in the world by far. The health insurance companies and the big pharmaceutical corporations are raking in gigantic mountains of cash and yet the quality of the health care that we receive in return is rather quite poor. People living in Puerto Rico have a greater life expectancy than we do. Residents of Cuba have a lower infant mortality rate than we do. We are the most medicated population on the planet and yet we are also one of the sickest. If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the 6th largest economy on the globe and yet rates of cancer, heart disease and diabetes continue to increase. The U.S. health care statistics that you are about to read below are absolutely stunning. For as much money as we shell out for health care, we should have the greatest system in the entire world. But we don’t. Something has gone horribly wrong.
As you read this, there are hordes of health bureaucrats and greedy corporate fatcats that are becoming incredibly wealthy while the rest of us go broke trying to pay for our health care. In the United States today, health care bills cause more bankruptcies than anything else does. Millions of Americans are afraid to go to the hospital because they know that even a short visit would be a huge financial burden.
Sadly, our politicians in Washington D.C. continue to make the problem worse. Obamacare was one of the worst pieces of legislation that anyone has ever come up with in the history of the United States. You could put a thousand monkeys in a room with a thousand typewriters for a thousand years and they wouldn’t come up with anything as bad as Obamacare. Rather than doing something to address the abuses of the health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical corporations, Obamacare actually gives them more power. In fact, huge portions of Obamacare are virtually identical to a bill that was written by the health insurance trade association in 2009. Under Obamacare our health care costs will go up even faster and the quality of our health care will continue to go down. So please don’t try to tell me that Obamacare is the solution to anything.
The health care system in the United States is so broken that it probably cannot be repaired. The entire thing needs to be dismantled and completely reinvented.
If you doubt this, just check out the stats that I have compiled below.
As I put together this list of statistics, Business Insider proved to be a very valuable resource. In addition, I relied heavily on the following articles which I previously authored….
*25 Shocking Facts That Prove That The Entire U.S. Health Care Industry Has Become One Giant Money Making Scam
*18 Ridiculous Statistics About Medical Bills, Medical Debt And The Health Care Industry That Will Make You So Mad You Will Want To Tear Your Hair Out
*The Coming Doctor Shortage (READ FULL ARTICLE)
June 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm (Food and drink, Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: agrbiz, GMO, hybrids, labeling
5 Reasons NOT To Eat GM Foods | Health Freedom Alliance.
5 Reasons NOT To Eat GM Foods
Submitted by Lois Rain on June 27, 2011 – 2:00 pm
Depending on how long you’ve been an HFA reader or studying GMO developments, you no doubt could list many reasons not to consume genetically modified foods.
Our readers asked, “How do we fight GMOs and Monsanto?” and “What do we do?” We thought we’d provide this recap first as a refresher course and to fill in potential information gaps since there have been so many GMO developments this year.
Even without GMO labeling in the US, there is much we can do to avoid them, educate ourselves and others, and ban together to fight favorable GMO legislation. (READ FULL ARTICLE)
Watch The World According To Monsanto below the article.
June 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm (Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: community, cost-effective, food, gardens, localvore, production
Nourishing the Planet TV: Feeding Cities.
In this week’s episode, research intern Evy Drawec explains how urban farmers are turning backyards, schoolyards and even sacks of dirt, into gardens to feed their families, the cities, and beyond.
To learn more about urban agricultural initiatives, see: What Works: Feeding Cities.
To purchase your own copy of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, please click HERE. And to watch the one minute book trailer, click HERE.
June 29, 2011 at 10:54 am (Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: chemical, control, Democracy, environmental, freedom, local, restrictions, toxic
Corporate Control? Not in These Communities by Allen D. Kanner.
Corporate Control? Not in These Communities
Can local laws have a real effect on the power of giant corporations?
posted Feb 04, 2011
Citizens of Mt. Shasta, California have developed an ordinance to keep corporations from extracting their water.
Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process—democracy.
The citizens of Mt. Shasta have developed an extraordinary ordinance, set to be voted on in the next special or general election, that would prohibit corporations such as Nestle and Coca-Cola from extracting water from the local aquifer. But this is only the beginning. The ordinance would also ban energy giant PG&E, and any other corporation, from regional cloud seeding, a process that disrupts weather patterns through the use of toxic chemicals such as silver iodide. More generally, it would refuse to recognize corporate personhood, explicitly place the rights of community and local government above the economic interests of multinational corporations, and recognize the rights of nature to exist, flourish, and evolve.
Mt. Shasta is not alone. Rather, it is part of a (so far) quiet municipal movement making its way across the United States in which communities are directly defying corporate rule and affirming the sovereignty of local government.
Since 1998, more than 125 municipalities have passed ordinances that explicitly put their citizens’ rights ahead of corporate interests, despite the existence of state and federal laws to the contrary. These communities have banned corporations from dumping toxic sludge, building factory farms, mining, and extracting water for bottling. Many have explicitly refused to recognize corporate personhood. Over a dozen townships in Pennsylvania, Maine, and New Hampshire have recognized the right of nature to exist and flourish (as Ecuador just did in its new national constitution). Four municipalities, including Halifax in Virginia, and Mahoney, Shrewsbury, and Packer in Pennsylvania, have passed laws imposing penalties on corporations for chemical trespass, the involuntary introduction of toxic chemicals into the human body. (READ FULL ARTICLE)
June 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm (Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: chemicals, cosmetics, safe
Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the Safe Cosmetics Act.
Right now, companies can legally (!) use toxic chemicals like formaldehyde in products we put on our bodies everyday.
The Safe Cosmetics Act would fix this problem by requiring cosmetics to be free of toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, infertility, birth defects, and other serious health problems.
Ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Safe Cosmetics Act! Because products we put on our bodies shouldn’t be toxic.
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June 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm (Food and drink, Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: fat, obsity, overweight, pediatric, prevention
How does a baby get to be obese? – CNN.com.
How does a baby get to be obese?
(CNN) — A 4-year-old lumbered into a Boston pediatric clinic. He walked with a limp.
“He was carrying so much weight, he displaced his hips,” recalled Dr. Elsie Taveras, co-director of the Obesity Prevention Program at Harvard Medical School.
The boy, an extreme example of childhood obesity, carried more than 100 pounds and had a body mass index that was over the 99th percentile for his age group.
He is part of a disturbing trend among the youngest Americans.
Poor diet, huge portion sizes, lack of physical activity, inadequate sleep and uninformed parents are contributing to larger numbers of overweight or obese young children.
Last week, the Institute of Medicine released its first report focusing on obesity prevention policies for children under the age of 5.
Almost 10 percent of infants and toddlers carry excess weight for their length. Their growth is measured using charts that compare them with peers.
One in five kids (ages 2 to 5) is overweight or obese before entering kindergarten.
“This is not school lunch causing this,” said Dr. Sandeep Gupta, director of Pediatric Overweight Education and Research Program at Indiana University Health. “They’re not in school yet.”
Families and adults who take care of children are well-meaning but unintentionally making poor food choices, Gupta said. (Read more)
June 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm (Global Events, Health and wellness, News and politics)
Tags: arsenic, EPA, lead, neurotoxins, pollution
Tell the EPA: Protect us from toxic mercury, arsenic and lead pollution.
Tell the EPA: Protect us from toxic mercury, arsenic and lead pollution
It only takes a little bit of mercury to cause a lot of brain damage and death.
But every year, coal-fired power plants alone pump 50 tons of this potent neurotoxin into our air. Mercury exposure is so widespread in this country that as many as 1 in 6 women of childbearing age has mercury levels in her blood high enough to put a baby at risk of mercury poisoning,1
Incredibly, Mercury has been totally unregulated by the EPA, until now. The EPA just announced a significant rule to reduce emissions of mercury, arsenic, lead, dioxins, acid gasses, and six dozen other toxic chemicals that power plants are now able to freely dump into our air.
It’s the most important clean air rule since the Clean Air Act was updated in 1990 — and the EPA is predictably under tremendous pressure by the coal industry and other polluters to weaken it.
Tell the EPA you support this landmark rule to stop the free emission of mercury, arsenic, lead and other toxics into our air. Submit a public comment now.