The anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto movement has been making major waves in recent months. The inexorable growth of the anti-Monsanto revolution was recently highlighted by the popularity of an article by Anthony Gucciardi, which highlighted actions taken by Hungary to destroy 1000 acres of maize and issue a 10-year ban on GM foods. That article has gone mega-viral with over 95,000 shares, and is one of the best indications to date that we the people can take on even the largest of corporations if we simply take action and make our voices heard.
It seems that Monsanto may be having a rough week. Not only was the company hit by a press release declaring them the worst company of 2011, but a group of Anonymous hackers claim to have actually completely disrupted the operations of a PR firm which manages Monsanto’s own PR. The hackers infiltrated the PR firm, known as The Biving Group, due to “15+years of running marketing campaigns and helping some of the most corrupt corporations on the planet, as well as several governmental agencies, cover up their dirt.”
Following the explosive findings of a recent study on the effectiveness of breast cancer screenings, British researchers are now admitting that breast cancer screening does more harm than good. For years the medical establishment has been pushing enhanced screening techniques on women of an increasingly younger age. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
With the world in the state it is, becoming overwhelmed and distressed is less than a steep leap. Simple situations can quickly transform into emotionally agony and psychological stress; sometimes they happen in a heartbeat. Stress is arguably one of the greatest threat to an individual’s health and wellness, and it must be dealt with.
Gene patenting has been going on for over 100 years while science and technology has been continually allowing for greater advancements. Over the past 30 years alone, there has been over 40,000 patents created and accepted on genes alone. As genes continue to be acquired and patented, it is only a matter of time before large corporations own patents on a large number of human genes and tissues. What may seem staggering, though, is that the more than 20 percent of the human genome is already patented.
The over-consumption of sugar has long been one of the top problems our society faces on a health and wellness level. Excessive sugar consumption is known to play a part in most of the health complications people in developed countries face today. This is especially true when the most carcinogenic sugars like high fructose corn syrup are used.
It’s easy to take something seemingly abundant and simple for granted. Much is the case with nutrition; simple vitamin needs are sometimes forgone by time constraints and an improper diet. Various vitamin deficiencies can result in life-threatening disease if essential vitamins are not consumed on a regular basis, whether through supplementation of nutrient-dense superfoods. Sometimes these actions — such as taking an organic green superfood each morning — are subtle, but profoundly affect your health overall.
An article I wrote several months ago with an interesting past entitled Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields has reached, at the time of writing, over 83,000 Facebook shares. Beating out even mainstream publications like CNN and The Huffington Post, the anti-Monsanto article summarizes how the nation of Hugary destroyed 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar.
It is truly a revolutionary time in the fight against GMOs and Monsanto. Following the enormous success of an article entitled Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields receiving over 80,000 shares, we awarded Monsanto with the Worst Company of 2011 award. After releasing the article to over 5,500 mainstream publications nationwide, it wasn’t long before top mainstream media outlets began hosting the article that openly discusses the many ways in which Monsanto is threatening your health as well as the environment.
Biotech giant Monsanto has been declared the Worst Company of 2011 by NaturalSociety for threatening both human health and the environment. The leader in genetically modified seeds and crops, Monsanto is currently responsible for 90 percent of the genetically engineered seed on the United States market. Outside of GM seeds, Monsanto is also the creator of the best-selling herbicide Roundup, which has spawned over 120 million hectacres of herbicide-resistant superweeds while damaging much of the soil.
The Environmental Protection Agency has recently found that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, which was created to kill insects, may be losing its effectiveness against rootworms. The genetically modified corn has been engineered with Bacillus thuringiensis (BT), an insecticide harnessing an insect-killing protein.
France is the latest nation to voice opposition against genetically modified crops, with GM maize unlikely to hit French fields next year despite the end of a ban Monsanto maize. The news comes as evidence compiles that French legislatures will launch new restrictions regarding the use of Monsanto’s 810 maize on French soil. It all began when France’s State Council overturned the ban on Monsanto’s GMO maize stating that it was not sufficiently justified.
It is oftentimes a challenge to maintain a low body fat percentage when following a modern day schedule. Without enough time to prepare a fresh and balanced meal each day, you may find yourself packing on the pounds. Outside of eliminating the key factors that are most likely contributing to the unwanted accumulation of fat such as ubiquitous high-fructose corn syrup and excess sugar, a number of scientifically proven natural fat loss solutions do exist that can help you in the fight against excess fat.
New initiatives seek to genetically modify 70% of the global cocoa supply, highlighting the necessity for consumers to select only high quality organic chocolate products in order to avoid this threat. Using genetically modified cocoa tree hybrids, scientists are already spreading the news about their new ‘tastier’ modified chocolate. The campaign to use genetically modified cocoa tree hybrids is a product of a collaboration involving the USDA, Mars chocolate manufacturer, and even IBM.
While science and technology continue to exceed new levels never before reached by humankind, the chance of the human race becoming more of a scientific research project increases along with it. Over the past 30 years, over 40,000 patents were created and accepted on genes alone. As these genes are acquired and patented, it is only a matter of time before large corporations own patents on a large number of human genes and tissues.
Explosive new research has found that flu shots may actually weaken children’s immune systems, and increase their risk of developing other influenza viruses. The report is one of many to come out within the recent months highlighting the overall ineffectiveness of the widely-promoted flu vaccine. Published in the Journal of Virology, 41 children were examined by researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Millions of dogs each year are used as test subjects in order to the study the effects of harmful pharmaceuticals, toxic household cleaners, and chemical-laden cosmetic products. A group known as Animal Rescue Media Education is dedicated to not only attempts to rescue science-lab dogs, but they also try and find them a home. In one of their largest rescue missions, the organization successfully rescued 72 beagles.