The Food and Drug Administration has aimed its sights at smartphone applications created for the purpose of improving the user’s health such as blood sugar monitors and digital stethoscopes. In an attempt to screen medical apps in the same way that medical devices such as ultrasound machines are regulated, the FDA is demanding that health-based smartphone apps meet FDA standards before being approved for use. According to the FDA, some medical apps may pose a risk to human health.
The chemical at the heart of the planet’s most widely used herbicide — Roundup weedkiller, used in farms and gardens across the U.S. — is coming under more intense scrutiny following the release of a new report calling for a heightened regulatory response around its use. Critics have argued for decades that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides used around the globe, poses a serious threat to public health. Industry regulators, however, appear to have consistently overlooked their concerns.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has approved $20 million in new monies toward the development of “golden rice” — an untested, highly controversial GE (genetically engineered) crop that threatens biodiversity and risks bringing economic and ecological disaster to Asia’s farms. The leader of the Golden Rice project is Gerald Barry, previously director of research at Monsanto. Sarojeni V. Rengam, executive director of Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), has called the rice a “Trojan horse”.
The Bill Gates Foundation has funded yet another mosquito-related venture, with UC Riverside researchers developing an experimental set of new chemicals that aim to inhibit the carbon-dioxide receptors of mosquitoes and flies. The announcement comes after the Bill Gates Foundation has already admitted to funding the development of genetically modified self-sterilizing mosquitoes, and purchasing 500,000 shares of the biotech company Monsanto.
When Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and internationally-recognized plant pathologist, wrote a letter back in January to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, warning him about a new mystery disease showing up primarily in genetically-modified (GM) crops, the notice fell on deaf ears. Research conducted by a team of senior plant and animal scientists found that Monsanto’s glyphosate chemical appears responsible for infecting plants with an AIDS-like syndrome that destroys their immunity
Monsanto, enemy of organic farmers and anti-GMO advocates alike, will likely be allowed to conduct its own environmental studies as part of a two-year USDA experiment. But there is no good that can possibly come of an experiment where the company behind nearly every genetically modified crop in our daily diets is allowed to decide whether its products are causing any environmental harm. And Monsanto isn’t the only biotech company that will be permitted to police itself.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world. With over $38 billion in assets, the Gates
In an interview with the magazine L’Osservatore Romano on January 5, a prominent member of the Vatican spoke out against genetically modified crops. Cardinal Peter Turkson said that genetically modified crops are a “new form of slavery,” and went on to discuss the impact that they have on both the environment and the economy
Here is a video of Max Keiser, a former broker and options trader, discussing the evils associated with Monsanto. His outbursts are entertaining at the least, but you may notice his passion as these outbursts exemplify what may be right or wrong.
Just when you think Monsanto has decided to hide itself from the public eye after it was released that the company was listed among Blackwater’s secret client list, more information has hit mainstream news. Monsanto spent $470,631 on the mid-term elections.
Forbes magazine has named Monsanto, the company responsible for introducing genetically modified food into the food supply, Company of the year. It sounds like satire, but it sadly is not. The company responsible for crushing family owned farms and bioengineering the food
Almost three years ago exactly Sept. 17, 2007, a cadre of guards from the security firm then known as Blackwater shot and killed 17 Iraqis at a public plaza in Baghdad. The company, long in the public eye, has been known for brutal tactics and as a mercenary
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has purchased 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock. Monsanto is the world’s largest producer of genetically modified food, which has been tied to numerous health ailments such as sterility and infant mortality. Monsanto has already negatively impacted agriculture in African countries. For example, in South Africa in 2009, Monsanto’s genetically modified maize failed to produce kernels and hundreds of farmers were devastated.
These days genetic modification of the food supply is rather prevalent. With genetic modification being linked to sterility and infant mortality, it is something that should be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, food products containing genetically modified organisms
Genetically modified food has entered the food supply through secrecy and deception. Some claimed that genetically modifying the food supply could even put an end to world hunger. At first glance, genetic modification really does look like a great idea. It allows for larger crops, enhanced growing seasons
Forbes magazine has named Monsanto, the company responsible for introducing genetically modified food into the food supply, “company of the year”. It sounds like satire, but it sadly is not. The company responsible for crushing family owned farms
2010 was full of new genetically modified creations, TSA atrocities, and explosive research regarding the toxicity of BPA. To select only 10 stories to accurately deliver all of this information was a challenge, though it was obvious which stories truly stuck out.