Top 10 Most Important Stories of 2011
2011 was an amazing year for the health freedom movement, with monumental victories against Monsanto, Merck and money-hungry pharmaceutical corporations as a whole. As the year comes to a close, it is important to look back on some of the most important stories that helped to propel the natural health movement into the mainstream spotlight. More than just listing the articles, you will receive an inside look into each story — from the true importance and depth of the story to the reciprocation and possible spin by the mainstream media.
The impact of this story is not solely based on the profound anti-Monsanto content that it holds. Instead, the real importance of this story — and the fact that it is the #1 most important story of 2011 — is due to the fact that it was carried by Reuters, Yahoo News, and thousands of other major publications. It was seen by millions browsing the news, searching Google, and seeing the latest Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube posts on the subject. Yahoo News alone receives 74 million visitors on average each day. This article, published to the mainstream media in the form of a press release brought Monsanto’s assault against the environment and public health to the spotlight of the masses.
Monsanto was certainly not happy to see this controversial article go up on top publications and rack up around 198,000 results on Google alone.
Killing at least 37,485 people nationwide, pharmaceutical drug deaths now exceed traffic-related fatalities according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This information is shocking at face value, but it is even more explosive when you examine the depth of the subject. In fact, pharmaceuticals are actually breeding illness, and then more pharmaceuticals are prescribed to ‘treat’ the generated illness. These pharmaceuticals then lead to further harm, and this cycle continues for the entire life of many individuals stuck in this paradigm.
Antibiotics are causing a diminished immune system through permanently depleting gut flora, creating obesity, mental illness, and much more. Antidepressants are actually leading to more suicidal thoughts and depression. Is it any wonder pharmaceuticals are killing more people than traffic accidents?
Generating over 220,000 shares, making it the 10th most shared article of 2011, this explosive report has made waves around the internet that have outdone mainstream outlets such as Huffington Post and CNN. Complimenting the success of Monsanto’s Worst Company of 2011 Award, the article reached hundreds of thousands of readers and highlighted the powerful resistance to Monsanto that is being seen worldwide. The huge amount of shares that this article generated has also allowed for even mainstream media readers to get a glimpse of the truth, with this anti-Monsanto article informing and empowering readers across the globe.
Looking back, this article will be a major part of the anti-Monsanto revolution that helped bring awareness and support to the cause.
4. Government Ignored 1998 Report Finding up to 100 Cancer Deaths from TSA Naked Body Scanners Per Year
The TSA has been asserting the safety and usefulness of their privacy-invading X-ray scanners in the face of public outrage for far too long. The TSA and the United States government as a whole actually knew in 1998 that these scanners were giving you cancer, yet they were still approved to be used in airports across the nation! Keep in mind that the 100 annual deaths estimated by the radiation experts in the report are not only conservative, but they were based on the experimental X-ray scanners that actually had somewhat regulated radiation output.
Current scanners have been found to put out 10 times the radiation they are supposed to, frying you with radiation in order to invade your privacy. This article is the 4th most important as it is all that is truly needed to put an end to TSA naked body scanners. It shows that the government blatantly ignored the warnings of renown radiation experts, deploying these DNA-damaging scanners with zero concern for public health.
In 2011, more vital information regarding the flu shot surfaced than ever before. Linked to narcolepsy, deadly nerve disease, and even found to be ineffective at reducing the flu, 2011 spelled the informational end of the flu shot. In addition, it was even found that inexpensive and safe vitamin D can slash your risk of the flu far more effectively and without side effects by nearly half. Amazingly, this was with severely low vitamin D dosage, and with optimal levels that flu reduction percentage would surely increase.
This article compiles all of the recent evidence on the flu vaccine, running down the list of scientific research in a compact yet powerful delivery. Why is it the 5th most important article? The flu vaccine has been heavily pushed on everyone from toddlers to seniors for years by government institutions, putting public health at risk and propagating the false myth of its safety and effectiveness. The information compiled in this post refutes the blind push to receive the flu shot, and its circulation could end the very routine.
Bisphenol A has become a mainstream issue, and for good reason. This is due to the fact that activists and readers like you have forced the mainstream media to cover the topic, though very few publications truly discuss the real depth of the BPA issue. That’s why the 6th most important article explains just how devastating BPA is to your health. In fact, it is so devastating that it threatens the reproductive abilities of humankind.
BPA can be found in most plastics, cans, baby bottles, and much more. 2011 was the year of BPA awareness, and hopefully 2012 will be the year of BPA abolishment.
Despite not knowing the future results, the Bill Gates funded scientists behind the experiment threw caution to the wind along with the environmental impact of the release. This is an extremely important story due to the fact that scientific studies will undoubtedly find that this release, and the possible future releases over the next few months, resulted in profound genetic damage to insect populations.
While this story could easily be included in the top 3, the true effects of the GAVI Alliance’s initiative will not be felt until it is rolled out onto unsuspecting poor nations. In this story, exclusive to NaturalSociety (though copied without credit by many other publications), I expose the GAVI Alliance as an organization funded by organizations such as the World Bank, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the vaccine industry, UNICEF, and many other rogue philanthropists. Led by these investors, the GAVI Alliance seeks to vaccinate the residents of 3rd world nations with the HPV shot, most likely under the brand name Gardasil.
Between May 2009 and September 2010 alone, Gardasil was linked to 3,589 harmful reactions and 16 deaths. Of the 3,589 adverse reactions, many were debilitating. Permanent disability was the result of 213 cases; 25 resulted in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome; and there were 789 other “serious” reports according to FDA documents. Why would any organization truly dedicated to helping poor nations choose to vaccinate children with the Gardasil vaccine? This story is essential, as it exposes this initiative before it takes place. After the campaign occurs, there will surely be many reports of death and adverse reaction from the trusting 3rd world residents.
Merck is not only the maker of death-linked Gardasil, but also the manufacturer of Vioxx — the drug that they falsely marketed to consumers despite links to over 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac death. In a monumental case, the company was issued to pay $950 million with $321.6 million in criminal fines while the remaining $628.4 million was put toward a civil settlement agreement. While this is only a dent in the massive financial prowess of the company, the fine was a groundbreaking step in the fight against the corruption of the pharmaceutical industry.
Two new bills have been introduced by representative Dennis Kucinich that are aiming to not onlymandate labeling of genetically modified foods, but also bring in a new set of rules to make GMOs safer. One of the bills known as The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act was introduced on December 2, 2001, and has 12 co-sponsors and bipartisan support. Whether or not both bills becomes law, the initiative is of extreme importance and is a biproduct of the growing anti-GMO movement that 2011 has encompassed. If these bills pass in or before 2012, it will easily be one of the most important stories of the decade.
New research has confirmed what myself and other health conscious individuals have been saying about Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup — the carcinogenic chemical it contains known as glyphosate has been found to be contaminating the groundwater in areas it is being applied in. What does this mean? It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and springs. This is only the beginning of the findings that will ultimately bring the true dangers of Roundup to light in 2012 and beyond.
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