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Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court’s decision on spying

In No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War on June 11, 2015 at 7:41 pm

U.S. Dictator Ignores Constitutional Checks and Balances

The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.

The legal request, filed nearly four hours after Barack Obama vowed to sign a new law banning precisely the bulk collection he asks the secret court to approve, also suggests that the administration may not necessarily comply with any potential court order demanding that the collection stop.

US officials confirmed last week that they would ask the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court – better known as the Fisa court, a panel that meets in secret as a step in the surveillance process and thus far has only ever had the government argue before it – to turn the domestic bulk collection spigot back on.

U.S. Congress Bows to World Trade Organization on Labeling Imported Food

In Economics, Healthy Living on June 11, 2015 at 7:26 pm

House Votes to Repeal Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat

Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling that the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Both have said they plan to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on American goods.

The House voted 300-131 late Wednesday to repeal labels that tell consumers what countries the meat is from — for example, “born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States” or “born, raised and slaughtered in the United States.” The Senate has yet to act.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/house-votes-repeal-country-origin-labeling-meat-31684167

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Tyson Foods Hopes to Rid US Chicken of Antibiotics by 2017 – ABC News

In Healthy Living on April 30, 2015 at 7:16 pm

One of the World’s Largest Chicken Factories Responds to Consumer Demands

 

Tyson Foods intends to stop using human antibiotics in its domestic chicken flocks by September 2017, the company said Tuesday, and will explore doing the same for its beef, pork and turkey operations.

The move comes as restaurants demand more natural, unaltered food and amid concerns that widespread antibiotic use can lead to drug-resistant germs. An animal welfare group said if antibiotics are to be taken away, other steps were needed to ensure birds remain healthy.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/tyson-foods-hopes-rid-us-chicken-antibiotics-2017-30639809

You vote with your dollars every day. Only support responsibly produced food sources and make your voice heard.

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US lowers fluoride levels in drinking water for first time in over 50 years – theguardian.com

In Healthy Living on April 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm

There’s Poison in the Drinking Water

 

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.

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http://theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/27/fluoride-levels-us-drinking-water-lowered-splotchy-teeth

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Chipotle to Stop Using Genetically Altered Ingredients – NYTimes.com

In Healthy Living on April 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Good News! Chipotle Hears Their Target Market and is Removing GMOs #NoGMO

In a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday will begin preparing only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients.

“This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food,” said Steve Ells, founder and co-chief executive of Chipotle. “Just because food is served fast doesn’t mean it has to be made with cheap raw ingredients, highly processed with preservatives and fillers and stabilizers and artificial colors and flavors.”

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Chipotle to Stop Using Genetically Altered Ingredients – NYTimes.com.

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Dr. Oz Exposes Poison Manufacturer Monsanto and Their Connection to GMO Food

In Healthy Living on April 28, 2015 at 7:05 pm

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Dr. Oz is Standing Up to the Cartel That is Poisoning the Food Supply and Taking Heat for It

“My goal is to always have an open and honest conversation, you all know that, but I couldn’t get anyone to appear on the show that supports glyphosate. I reached out to the Grocery Manufacturers of America, Crop Life America, and Monsanto and they all declined to be on the show.”

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Neil Young Announces Anti-Monsanto Album ‘Monsanto Years’ | Natural Society

In Healthy Living on April 28, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within the new album.

Just looking at the list of new songs on the collection are revealing enough to the central message of the album. Some of the track titles include “Seeds,” “Too Big to Fail,” “Monsanto Years,” and “Rock Starbucks.”

Neil Young Announces Anti-Monsanto Album ‘Monsanto Years’ | Natural Society.

Monsanto Asks World Health Organization to ‘Retract’ Cancer Link | Natural Society

In Healthy Living on April 28, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Just days after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report publicly declaring the well-known link between Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and cancer, the GMO leviathan is already calling on the entire agency to issue a ‘retraction.’

Recently, Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – the most widely used and best-selling herbicide in the U.S. and one of the world’s most popular weed-killers – has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Now Monsanto is fighting that assessment.

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Why I keep writing about Monsanto vs. Maui | by Jon Rappoport

In Healthy Living on April 16, 2015 at 5:56 pm

First, an important development in the case I’ve just become aware of. There has been virtually no discovery process.

Meaning: The people of Maui want to know specific details of Monsanto’s years of experiments with unapproved pesticides and GMOs in their county. They want records, files, internal communications; the whole nine yards.

They’re getting nothing.

Monsanto’s history of unbridled human experimentation is still obscured in a cloud of mystery. And danger.

And this is five months after the people of Maui voted in favor of putting a temporary ban on all such experimentation.

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Why I keep writing about Monsanto vs. Maui « Jon Rappoport’s Blog.

Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates | Newsweek

In Healthy Living on April 16, 2015 at 2:43 am

Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates

New research shows there is a strong correlation between water fluoridation and the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the United States.

It’s the first time that scientists have systematically studied the relationship between the behavioral disorder and fluoridation, the process wherein fluoride is added to water to prevent cavities.

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health, found that states with a higher portion of artificially fluoridated water had a higher prevalence of ADHD. This relationship held up across six different years examined. The authors, psychologists Christine Till and Ashley Malin at Toronto’s York University, looked at the prevalence of fluoridation by state in 1992 and rates of ADHD diagnoses in subsequent years.

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Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates.

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