Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by: JD Heyes Tags: badclimate, badpollution, counterintelligence, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, discourse, disruptions, energy, Facebook, Influence, oil pipelines, power, propaganda, Russia, Russians, Social media, Twitter (Natural News) Americans can and should have an honest, open debate about our continued use of fossil fuels and whether we should adopt a whole-of-country approach to developing clean energy sources for the future (I believe we should). In the meantime, however, as tensions rise with potential adversaries old and new around the globe, reducing our reliance on often volatile supplies in equally volatile parts of the world is a major boost to our national security, to say nothing of our continued economic advancement. But we can’t do that as effectively as we might when foreign actors on behalf of hostile nations utilize freedoms in our society that do not exist in theirs to subvert our political processes. As reported by The … [Read more...] about Dakota Access Pipeline protests were promoted by Russian operatives to disrupt the U.S. energy economy
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(Natural News) The pharma drug cartel has become not just a total joke to medicine and science, but increasingly a threat to the health and safety of the American people. In the latest medical hoax to generate profit from the mass medication of nearly everyone, the American Heart Association — a quack medicine front group for the pharmaceutical industry — announced a new definition of “high blood pressure” that means half of U.S. adults suddenly have a “disease” requiring “treatment” with high-profit pharmaceuticals.This total quackery of disease definition creep is one of the favorite ploys of the profit-driven drug cartels in the United States. (It’s called “Disease Mongering.”) A few years ago, “high cholesterol” was redefined as part of a tactic to boost statin drug sales (which now generate billions in revenue each year). Suddenly, doctors all across the country were prescribing statin drugs to patients … [Read more...] about Pharma drug cartel just changed the definition of “high blood pressure” to trick HALF of U.S. adults into “treatment” with high-profit prescription drugs
Plastic has become a ubiquitous problem: it's on our salt, it's in our water, and apparently, it's also in our food. (Read more about why there's such a high chance your sea salt is contaminated with plastic.) That's because oceans are riddled with trash—loaded with millions of tiny plastic particles. And the problem is growing. According to the EPA, "Americans generated 33 million tons of plastics in 2014, about 13 percent of the waste stream, and "only 9.5 percent of plastics were recycled in 2013."(Like what you're reading? Sign up for our newsletter to get health insights, clever kitchen tricks, gardening secrets, and more—delivered straight to your inbox. And follow along on Facebook and Instagram.)The tiny bits of plastic contaminants in our water and food are called microplastics, and there’s a number of ways they can end up in the ocean. Most obviously, microplastics can be the result of plastic trash, like shopping bags … [Read more...] about Our Food And Water Is Contaminated With Plastic—Why Hasn’t The U.S. Banned Single-Use Plastic Bags?
(Natural News) It’s shocking — and depressing — that despite an estimated 842 million starving people in different parts of the world, we are wasting as much as 20 pounds of food each month. That’s according to Ruth Litchfield, professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University.“It’s a huge problem. When you think that 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste, that is just irresponsible,” Litchfield said. It’s very likely that the fresh produce you have inside your refrigerators are going to end up in the trash can instead of on your plate. The food science professor notes that even though people don’t initially intend to throw food in the trash, they do it more often than they realize.According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced each year gets lost or wasted. That’s almost a third of the all the … [Read more...] about Almost 40 percent of U.S. food production goes to waste… here’s how we can do better
(Natural News) Despite the well-known health risks associated with asbestos exposure, the U.S. is one of very few industrialized nations that has not yet implemented a full ban on its use.Asbestos has been used for well over a century in the manufacture of hundreds of products, from building materials to brake shoes. Its fire-, chemical- and electricity-retardant properties make it an extremely useful component in numerous products.The only problem with this versatile and useful mineral is that it is also extremely toxic to humans.The fact that asbestos poses a health risk – it is now known that asbestos causes lung cancer, mesothelioma and other serious respiratory ailments – was recognized by the turn of the 20th century, but until the 1970s, no regulations had been issued concerning its use.In 1973, the newly-created U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a ban on most spray-applied asbestos-containing fireproofing and insulation under the 1970 Clean Air … [Read more...] about U.S. one of the few major industrialized nations that has not entirely banned asbestos
(Natural News) Did you know that many ingredients commonly used in our foods here in the United States are actually banned in other countries? In fact, Natural News reports that upwards of 80 percent of the food available here contains blacklisted components.Olestra, for example, has been banned in the United Kingdom and in Canada. Olestra is commonly used in reduced-fat or fat-free foodstuffs, and is known to cause gastrointestinal distress.Another banned food additive is brominated vegetable oil (BVO). It can be found in a variety of soft drinks and other beverages. BVO is one of many organobromines – substances commonly used in flame retardants. There are many concerns over BVO’s potential to build up in fatty tissue, given the tendency of organobromines to accumulate and affect development in other creatures, including birds. In 2012, German researchers revealed that several American soft drinks contained BVO in amounts of around eight parts per … [Read more...] about Majority of packaged foods in the U.S. contain ingredients that are banned in other countries
So, you’ve heard about all the benefits of extra-virgin olive oil, and you’ve incorporated it into your healthy diet. However, you might not be getting what you paid for — in fact, the oil you’re using might not be what it claims at all. Olive oil is deemed “good for you,” because it contains healthy fat: monounsaturated fat. Extra-virgin olive oil is deemed the best quality, as it is the least processed (from the first pressing of the olives) and therefore it contains more of the good stuff. This Mediterranean staple has been found to protect against heart disease — it lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and raises HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It might also reduce the risk of some forms of cancer (e.g. colon cancer and breast cancer), as it contains antioxidants and prevents the formation of gallstones. In fact, the FDA has put a tentative stamp of approval on the monounsaturated fat from olive oil and its role in preventing … [Read more...] about The Ugly Truth About Olive Oil Products
When people go to the store to buy groceries every week, they assume that because it is on the shelves, it is automatically safe. Unfortunately, that is just not true – especially in the United States. Mostly because of the power of the food and agriculture industries, there are many foods, additives and preservatives on American shelves that are banned in another parts of the world. And what is scary is that they have usually been banned because of the adverse effects they have on health. Read on to find out more about what these banned items are – and how they can be avoided. One of the scariest things to come out of the low fat craze in the U.S. was Olestra, the fat-free, calorie-free cooking oil manufactured by Proctor and Gamble. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. While the structure of Olean blocks the body from absorbing fat and calories, it also blocks the body from absorbing vital nutrients, which can lead to long-term health problems due to … [Read more...] about Top Foods, Additives and Preservatives that are Banned in Many Countries Except the U.S.
(95-98% chance it’s a GMO) The majority of genetically engineered plants – corn, canola, soybean, and cotton – are typically used to make ingredients that are then used in other food products. Such ingredients include cornstarch in soups and sauces, corn syrup as a general purpose sweetener, and cottonseed oil, canola oil, and soybean oil in mayonnaise, salad dressings, cereals, breads, and snack foods. “Most GE crops are used as sources of food ingredients and as sources of animal feed,” says Dennis Keefe, Ph.D., director of FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety FDA encourages developers of GE plants to consult with the agency before marketing their products. Although the consultation is voluntary Based on USDA survey data, HT (Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops soybeans went from 17 percent of U.S. soybean acreage in 1997 to 68 percent in 2001 and 93 percent in 2013. The adoption of HT corn, which had been slower in previous … [Read more...] about Your Weekly Food-Like-Product – Doritos Pt.1
What Americans wear, eat, drink, throw away, use, and are constantly exposed to is nothing short of a massive environmental health atrocity. Find out why with this informative list. #10 Clothing: From pesticide usage on cotton crops (¼ of all pesticide crop usage, in fact) to millions of pounds of textile industry dyes and CO2 gases going into the air and water, fashion industries and their consumers are contributing to environmental health problems. Plus, the manufacture of polyester and other synthetic fabrics is an energy-intensive process requiring large amounts of crude oil that releases emissions, including volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, and acid gases such as hydrogen chloride, “all of which can cause or aggravate respiratory disease.” There are reportedly over 2,000 chemicals regularly used in textile production, such as formaldehyde, lead, and mercury that are known toxins. #9 Water Consumption: The U.S. uses about 400 billion gallons of … [Read more...] about 10 U.S. Environmental Health Atrocities