Congress sticks it to U.S. farmers with passage of food safety bill that will actually cause fresh produce to be more dangerous

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by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger 



'Because the S.510 / HR 2751 food safety bill places an enormous new burden on U.S. farmers — yes, even small farms that are supposedly “exempt” — it’s going to drive many farmers out of business.

'It will also erect new barriers to farmers entering the food production business, and this is especially true for the small local farmers who grow food for local co-ops, farmers’ markets and CSA organizations (Community Supported Agriculture). What we’re going to see from all this, then, is the following:
• A reduction in the available SUPPLY of fresh local produce.
• A loss of local farming know-how and food sustainability.
• The financial failure of CSAs, food co-ops and small local markets.
• The loss of countless jobs that were related to local food production.


• An INCREASE in the price of local food, especially organic food.'

'Food safety bill does nothing to address food imports'

 

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The Unholy Trinity: Doctors, Dentists, and Attorneys

 

'People are probably not aware that it was the oligarchic Rockefeller family, heavily invested in the oil and pharmaceutical industries, which almost single-handedly narrowed American medical schools to their present focus of being pill pushers virtually to the exclusion of everything else. What is called the AMA is the dictatorial organization that enforces this monopoly on the American people.


'For over 70 years AMA monopolists have insisted on using fear tactics and implied color of law to inject our children with vaccines containing thimerosal (mercury), aluminum, and live cancer viruses. AMA doctors are pitifully educated in the field of nutrition and instead of helping their patients avoid or cure degenerative diseases, they sell them expensive drugs that mask the symptoms. There is no competing paradigm as anyone competing with the Rockefeller/AMA drug pushers is charged with a crime and locked away in prison.'


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Vermont drafts food sovereignty resolution to protect health, food freedom

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'In response to the recent passage of "food safety" bills S. 510 and corresponding H.R. 2751, the Vermont Coalition for Food Sovereignty has drafted its own resolution called "The Vermont Resolution for Food Sovereignty." Crafted to declare and protect the food and health freedom rights of all Vermont citizens, the resolution is essentially a warning to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it does not have jurisdiction over the food choices of the People of Vermont.'
 
 
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Cheap food versus quality of life

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“For decades, the federal government has watched idly while a few gigantic companies grabbed ever-greater control of the food industry. As big players gobble smaller ones, they concentrate power at the top of the food chain — and apply relentless pressure to cut costs, giving rise to many of the things I hate about the food system. Workers, farmers, the environment, animals, public health — all get abused so that mega-retailers like Walmart, meat producers like Smithfield, and corn processors like Cargill can keep costs down while profitably selling cheap food."


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Monsanto’s Neotame molecule allowed in USDA certified organic foods


Neotame is an artificial sweetener made by NutraSweet that is between 7,000 and 13,000 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). The product is attractive to food manufacturers as its use greatly lowers the cost of production compared to using sugar or high fructose corn syrup (due to the lower quantities needed toachieve the same sweetening)

 

'Everyone wants to indulge a sweet tooth at this festive time of year, without suffering the inevitable consequences of weight gain. But, be aware of the hidden (not listed on ingredient labels) dangers of Neotame sweetener in almost everything consumed by humans, and now even in feed for livestock raised for human consumption.'

 

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Eco-bulbs 'a Health Hazard for Babies and Pregnant Women Due to Mercury Inside'








'Energy-saving light bulbs were at the centre of a fresh health scare last night after researchers claimed they can release potentially harmful amounts of mercury if broken. Levels of toxic vapour around smashed eco-bulbs were up to 20 times higher than the safe guideline limit for an indoor area, the study said. It added that broken bulbs posed a potential health risk to pregnant women, babies and small children.' 


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Common drugs increase risk of stroke and death



'Out of the 136,293 women in the Women's Health Initiative, the ones taking SSRIs like Prozac and Zoloft were 45 percent more likely to have a stroke and 32 percent more likely to die, compared to those not taking the drugs.'


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Cancer is Not a Disease




'Cancer is a survival mechanism. The body allows cancer, tumors and other diseases to happen in order to compensate for an underlying problem. Andreas Moritz explains why suppressing symptoms of an underlying problem, like a cancerous tumor, can cause more harm than good. Medicine cannot cure when it's just suppressing symptoms. You treat disease by finding the root cause of the illness and treating that.'

Study: Breast-Feeding Improves Academic Performance, Especially for Boys

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'Evidence for the long-term benefits of breast-feeding — well beyond infancy — continue to grow. In the latest analysis of the academic performance of children who were breast- or bottle-fed, researchers found that breast-fed babies scored higher on tests of math, reading and writing skills at 10 years old, compared with those who were bottle-fed as babies.

The study is only the latest to support the long-term academic benefits of breast-feeding. In a 2009 paper, scientists at American University reported that among brothers and sisters — one of whom received breast milk, and the other formula — each additional month that a sibling received breast milk was linked to a higher high school GPA and a greater likelihood of attending college. (More on Time.com: Similac Recall Outrages Parents: Are Beetles Bad?)'


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How Health Is a Human Right That's Been Taken From Us

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 by Mark Hyman, MD


'Revolutions bubble out of injustice. Social, political, economic, spiritual and physical oppression drives people to rise up against violations of basic human rights. Working with Partners in Health this year, after the earthquake in Haiti, I learned from Dr. Paul Farmer that health is among the most neglected of human rights.
The injustices that violate our health as a human right occur not just in impoverished countries like Haiti, but are embedded in 21st century America. And we are exporting disease across the globe, where the overweight -- now 1.7 billion large -- outnumber the malnourished.


I would argue not only that health is a neglected human right, but that it is a right that has been taken from us.'


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BETRAYED AGAIN: House Passes S510!

The Vote Is In: Congressional Mafia Rams Food Safety HR 2751 Down Our Throats!

Barbara H. Peterson
Farm Wars
 
Well, what did you expect from the gang of thugs and cutthroats running the District of Criminals? Yes, the Congressional mafia voted, if you can call it that, for America to slip and slide its way right into Codex food fascism by ramming the new Food Safety legislation down our throats without even a glimpse of ethics, morality, or fair play in sight.
Moments ago, the House of Representatives passed the Food Safety bill, which the Senate, in one of the most underhanded legislative maneuvers we’ve ever seen, approved late Sunday night. It now goes to the president to be signed into law. (ANH)
The next bastion of hope for those who still believe in anything that the government, state or federal, does, is to try and stop this at the state line. The following is directed at S.510, but is applicable to this situation also:
S..510 calls for the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to contact the governors of each state to determine which agencies within the state will contract on behalf of the state to administer the USDA/FDA federal plans for seizing control of food production and supply, handing it over to multi-national corporations and setting into motion the eradication of family and independent farms and ranches. These new “business plans” (which is what S.510 is, a business plan), require contracting with state agencies accompanied of course, by bags of USDA bribery money called “cooperative funding”. (PPJ)
I don’t know about you, but I do not for one minute believe that the governor of my state cares one lick for me or my family’s welfare and right to grow our own food and eat what we please. Therefore, I am busily planning for an organic food underground. As Codex creeps even closer to being fully implemented in the U.S., we need to get serious about preserving good, clean food. Stock up on seeds, and be prepared to do whatever you can to secure your own food supply, and to defend it. In fact, a garden in every home should keep these thugs busy until the cows come home. Stash seeds so that if you get raided, you will be able to start again. That’s what I am planning to do….just keep on a diggin’.

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The "Calcium Lie" Every Woman Should Know About

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 by Dr. Mercola


'Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by porous and fragile bones. It affects 44 million Americans, striking 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men. Those with osteoporosis are at increased risk of height loss, fractures of the hips, wrists and vertebrae, and chronic pain.

If you've been led to believe that the key to preventing osteoporosis is increasing your calcium intake and starting on a regimen of pharmaceutical drugs, you're not alone. 

I'm here to lead you past all of the confusing and conflicting information about osteoporosis and down a safer, more effective road to preventing bone loss and osteoporosis. 

Read on to learn the truth about osteoporosis and calcium deficiency, what vitamins can make a real difference, and the surprising connection between bone loss and Alzheimer's disease.'

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Garlic Protects Against Osteoarthritis

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'A diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, may help lower the risk osteoarthritis, according to new research from King's College London. The study, published in the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, highlights the possible effects of diet in protecting against osteoarthritis, suggesting a potential for using specific beneficial compounds found in garlic to develop treatments for the condition.' 


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Psychiatry Labeling Kids with Bogus Mental Disorders - CCHR

'This amazing video from CCHR is one of the best videos I've ever seen that reveals the real truth behind the psychiatric labeling of kids with "disorders." Watch this video, then share it with everyone you know. Help us stop the psychiatric drugging of our children!'
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Pineapple: the Delicious End to Cancer

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by Barbara Minton

'Imagine sunshine, tropical breezes and relaxation. If you put a fruit in that picture, it's probably pineapple, the sweet juicy gift from the tropics. Just like a tropical vacation can ease the mind, pineapple can ease the body. Bromelain, the key enzyme in pineapple, banishes inflammation as effectively as drugs. It reduces swelling, treats arthritis and gout, and speeds digestion of proteins. And research is now showing that pineapple is highly effective at shrinking tumors and sending cancer on the run.'

'Bromelain keeps cancers from getting started and shrinks tumors.'

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Bribery and Graft abound, Reid attaches S.510 to clunkers

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'This bill gave the FDA a lot more than mandatory recall authority, and the last place I would look to ensure food safety is the FDA.  We have only to look at the cancerous history of the FDA in regards to pharmaceuticals to know that this agency should have been the last one considered to stand guard on our food supply.  How many people have been harmed, maimed, or killed as a result of FDA approved drugs that were lethal, yet approved for use on the public?  Anything for a buck, right?   When will we see Senator Durbin on the floor of the senate lamenting that?

This bill also authorized the hiring of thousands of new agents but these new agents won’t be on the docks inspecting imports before they enter the food supply and they won’t be used to increase the number of inspections in processing plants.  No….these new agents will be attacking domestic farmers and ranchers and they will do it knowing all the while that they are infringing on idividual rights, property rights and in clear violation of multiple Constitutional protections meant to prevent this very kind of thing from happening.'


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How To Recognize The Signs And Symptoms Of Liver Trouble

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'What can be so important about your liver? You’ve probably heard that this particular organ is vital to your optimum health. But exactly why is it so essential? Because your liver performs more than 500 bodily functions and chemical reactions every day of your life to keep you alive.To cleanse your system, your liver must get into high gear so it can…'


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What If Supermarkets Fail Us?



'If you’ve read the news closely these past couple of weeks, you may have found a very interesting item buried somewhere in between headlines: food prices in America grew by more than 1.5 times the overall rate of inflation this year. They went up 1.7 percent, to be precise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a 2 to 3 percent food inflation rate in 2011, a number that many experts expect to be on the low-end. Meanwhile, big agribusiness players like Kraft Foods, General Mills, McDonald’s, Kellogg and Sara Lee have already announced that they will rise [sic] their prices come January.'


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Fraudulent herbal immune supplement fails to reduce flu symptoms for 99 percent of people

 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
'An FTC spokesperson, commenting on the study results, characterized the marketing of ImmunoFlu Remedy as "obviously fraudulent" and a top FDA official has publicly promised to launch a criminal investigation into the makers of ImmunoFlu Remedy in order to "protect the public from misleading health claims." Evidence has also surfaced that ImmunoFlu Remedy may contain trace levels of heavy metals linked to neurological disorders. Over a dozen children admitted to emergency rooms at hospitals across the country have been identified as consumers of ImmunoFlu Remedy, and two of those children died. The makers of ImmunoFlu Remedy are being ordered to remove the product from their website and recall the product from distributors and retailers.

As shocking as all this sounds, there's something you need to know as you continue reading this story here on NaturalNews. There is no such thing as ImmunoFlu Remedy. This story is actually about seasonal flu vaccines.

Most of the details mentioned above, you see, are actually the true story about seasonal flu vaccines.'


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WHEN HEALING MEETS MARKETING






By Investigating Journalist Jon Rappoport


'About ten years ago, I decided that the medical cartel could become the most dangerous of all power groups on the planet. I have not changed my mind.
My decision is based on looking up the road 40 or 50 years and inferring what the picture will look like then.

It's clear to me that drug companies, as they carve up markets and create new markets, are eagerly anticipating the day when every human, from cradle to grave—actually from inside the womb—has the status of Patient.

A person is born a patient and dies a patient. And in between, he receives 40 or 50 key diagnoses of physical and mental diseases/disorders and takes prescribed drug and surgery treatments.'


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None of your Beeswax - Honey in Medicine

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'Well at least I'd hope not, there might be a little beeswax in there but we are looking for pure honey. I bring this up because we are going to take a look at an article from the medical literature on the medicinal use of honey as a wound dressing. Modern Western medicine, well hates may be too strong a word, but really, really dislikes this sort of approach for a number of reasons. 

First and most obviously there is no money in it. This is never openly stated as an issue in treatment but once one digs around a bit one finds that gee, there aren't any free or very inexpensive treatments. Secondly, and perhaps as much of an obstacle, as businessmen will often figure out how to make money from ice cubes in the arctic, is that it is difficult to standardize and worse yet the "active ingredient" is not clearly defined.'


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DNA is influneced by Words and Frequencies




'DNA Can Be Influenced And Reprogrammed By Words And Frequencies Russian DNA Discoveries The human DNA is a biological Internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. The latest Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely spiritual masters), the mind’s influence on weather patterns and much more. In addition, there is evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies WITHOUT cutting out and replacing single genes.' 


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Cures from the Kitchen

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'We live in a time in which so many things compete for our attention such as our career, our finances, our relationships, etc., so that attending to our health often ends up last on our priority list. As a cancer survivor, I have been inspired to educate cancer patients to utilize food as a tool in order to improve upon their condition. I firmly believe that we have to take an active role in keeping our body healthy. We can no longer afford to relinquish the responsibility for our health to the medical industry. It is our duty to preserve and keep our body healthy so... lets get cooking!'


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10 Trends for 2011



 Gerald Celente

'After the tumultuous years of the Great Recession, a battered people may wish that 2011 will bring a return to kinder, gentler times. But that is not what we are predicting. Instead, the fruits of government and institutional action – and inaction – on many fronts will ripen in unplanned-for fashions.

Trends we have previously identified, and that have been brewing for some time, will reach maturity in 2011, impacting just about everyone in the world.


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Wake-Up Call In 2011, the people of all nations will fully recognize how grave economic conditions have become, how ineffectual and self-serving the so-called solutions have been, and how dire the consequences will be. Having become convinced of the inability of leaders and know-it-all "arbiters of everything" to fulfill their promises, the people will do more than just question authority, they will defy authority. The seeds of revolution will be sown….'


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Help Us Fight Monsanto and Protect Our Food and Farms





'This has been an incredible year for the Center for Food Safety, and our work protecting our farms, our food, and our environment from the potential hazards of genetically engineered (GMO) crops.  As you know, in April we battled Monsanto in the U.S. Supreme Court – and were victorious in maintaining the ban on the planting and sale of GMO alfalfa. CFS won another major lawsuit against USDA, Monsanto, and a number of other biotech companies this August, and as a result of our victory the planting and sale of GMO sugar beets is now also illegal.  

And just this month, CFS was again victorious in the courts, as a federal judge ordered that GMO sugar beets that were illegally planted be destroyed.  This was the first time ever that a court has ordered the destruction of a GMO crop.' 


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More Than a Million Europeans Sign Petition to Stop GMO Approvals

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'The European Union (EU) has typically been far slower than the U.S. to approve the plantings and use of genetically-modified organisms (GMO). But even the few crops that it has sanctioned have been met with opposition from many concerned Europeans. According to a recent Reuters report, a group of European campaigners has presented a petition to the European Commission with over a million signatures opposing the approval of any more GM crops.'


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