Thanks to widespread and unnecessary usage of antibiotics throughout the modern world, a heavily drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is now striking fear into the hearts of scientists and doctors alike. Affecting both poor and rich, those affected with the disease are put into quarantine and injected with a large number of super drugs. If the disease were to spread and develop, tuberculosis experts are worried that medical professionals would be helpless to stop it.
Already being ravaged by pesticides that are ignored by the USDA, a new study confirms that the bee population decline is also linked to corn insecticides that are among the most widely used in the world. The study sheds more light on the rampant downfall of the bee population through mass die-offs, also known as colony collapse disorder. Used to coat corn seeds, the chemicals — known as neonicotinoid insecticide — are used to kill the insects by paralyzing their nerves.
While proposed government regulation, previous legal action, and the threat of agricultural collapse does not seem to affect Monsanto’s daily operations, it appears protesters can and do. Dozens of protesters disrupted Monsanto’s California office in Davis, an area close to Sacramento, through vocal activism and calls to shut down the biotech giant with deep known ties into the United States government. Braving the rain, the dozens of protesters — not thousands — were successful in shutting down the entire office for the day.
Roundup is a best-selling herbicide produced by biotechnology giant Monsanto, known to be causing a number of health and environmental consequences that are currently troubling many experts worldwide. Roundup has been found to be creating farmland-crushing ‘superweeds’, exhibiting cellular toxicity to humans, and even increasing the risk of infertility.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that school lunch programs can now drop the famous ‘pink slime’ filler in cafeteria meals served to children. Treated with toxic ammonium hydroxide and fed to unknowing consumers in schools and restaurants alike, the pink slime has gained significant attention as action groups and health advocates across the globe have been calling attention to the presence of the hazardous filler.
Toxic chemical element cadmium, found in everything from fertilizer to children’s jewelry, has now been linked to the development of breast cancer. Previously found to be contributing to infertility as well as the decline of health in children, the new study explores how dietary exposure to cadmium through ‘healthy’ food products like bread, cereals, and potatoes are upping the risk of cancer.
Monsanto’s ‘biopesticide’ known as Bt is not only developing mutated insects and requiring excessive pesticide use, but new findings show that it is also killing human kidney cells — even in low doses. Amazingly, Monsanto’s superweed-breeding Roundup also has the same effect. Scientists have demonstrated in new research that the Bt pesticide, in addition to Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, exhibit direct toxicity to human cells.
With the increase in solar flares and expert warnings over the threat of asteroids, volcanoes, and earthquakes, it’s understandable to be concerned about the future of the earth and mankind alike. What many experts and publications are forgetting, however, is that these disasters may actually be less threatening than the harm placing on our own bodies. Known by some as the ‘infertility timebomb’, men are increasingly becoming infertile at an astounding rate that worries many scientists.
The foundation of the international food industry, monopolized by large corporations that hold zero regard for your health, is cracking. As more and more individuals begin to realize that they are eating their way to disease through the consumption of these products, they become outraged at the companies peddling their latest toxic food product. The result? Companies are now being forced to either answer to the consumer demands (removing the toxic substances from the food supply and adapting legitimate environmental manufacturing practices) , or lose their customers.
The numerous benefits of exercise are well known throughout the general public and health conscious individuals alike, but new research reveals just how impacting exercise can be on your body. In addition to slashing your cancer and heart disease risk dramatically, exercise has been found to actually change your DNA — in as little as a few minutes. Research reported in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, shows that you can alter your DNA simply by taking the initiative to perform simple exercise.
A group of scientists is calling for major federal action in order to deal with the threat posed by Monsanto’s GMO crops, now petitioning the EPA to address the issue head on. The group of 22 academic corn experts are drawing attention to the immense failure of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, which is developing mutated and resistant insects as a result of its widespread usage. Corn is critical not only as a food staple, but is heavily used in ethanol production, animal feed, and much more.
Following beverage giant Coca-Cola in an emergency effort to avoid a cancer warning label over the presence of a caramel color ingredient known as 4-methylimidazole (4-MI or 4-MEI), Pepsi Co. is now removing the carcinogenic substance from their ingredient list. The move comes after the ingredient was revealed to be linked to cancer developments by the Center for Sciences in the Public Interest in a groundbreaking announcement.
In a move to avoid being slapped with a cancer warning label, Coca-Cola is making an emergency recipe alteration that involves removing a known carcinogen from the mix. Showing that the company is more interested in preserving sales than actually ridding its products of known cancer-causing substances, the company chose to remove the toxic ingredient to avoid the warning label — not to actively protect the health of the consumer.
After their products were confirmed to have some of the highest BPA levels among canned foods tested in independent research, consumers have been calling upon Campbell’s to stop using bisphenol A (BPA) in their popular canned soups. Linked to breast cancer in over 130 studies as well as diabetes, hardening of the arteries, and depression, BPA is comprising the health of many. Despite this scientific evidence, Campbell’s and some stubborn public health organizations still continue to assert that BPA is completely safety.
It is well known that Monsanto’s GMO crops provide a very real threat to both public health and the environment as a whole, but the depth of Monsanto’s corruption is often a less covered topic. It has been revealed by WikiLeaks that Monsanto not only has key figureheads stationed in powerful government positions inside the United States, but also has many — if not all — U.S. diplomats on their payroll. In the bombshell report, the leaked cables reveal that many U.S. diplomats work directly for Monsanto.
The Food and Drug Administration is now warning consumers over the mercury content of many ‘off-brand’ personal care products, an element that is toxic in all forms. While the FDA is warning against certain ‘off-brand’ skin creams and lotions, a previous investigation by the Chicago Tribune involving 50 skin-lightening creams found mercury levels as high as 300,000 parts per million. Six of which were even found to contain amounts of mercury banned by federal law.
Not only is stress arguably more prevalent than ever before given the current circumstances of the modern world, but the detrimental effects of stress on your body are certainly now more understood than ever. With research indicating that high stress levels can actually increase your risk of premature death by a staggering 50%, it is apparent that stress is perhaps a leading killer in the general public and it is now more necessary than ever to de-stress. Here are 3 ways to naturally combat stress.