Mexico: No to GMO Corn - Health Supreme NewsGrabs 13 February 2011
After an 11-year moratorium on GMOs, Mexico had approved a small project with Monsanto and two other companies, but isn’t ready to go further into a full pilot program.
“Corn is a staple food crop in Mexico, intricately intertwined with the country’s cuisine, history, and culture,” notes Beth Buczynski at Care2. “Authorities are concerned that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn will contaminate native species, and could cause both health and environmental issues.”
While visiting a seed corn dealer’s demonstration plots in Iowa last fall, Dr. Don Huber walked past a soybean field and noticed a distinct line separating severely diseased yellowing soybeans on the right from healthy green plants on the left (see photo). The yellow section was suffering from Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a serious plant disease that ravaged the Midwest in 2009 and ’10, driving down yields and profits. Something had caused that area of soybeans to be highly susceptible and Don had a good idea what it was.
Don Huber spent 35 years as a plant pathologist at Purdue University and knows a lot about what causes green plants to turn yellow and die prematurely. He asked the seed dealer why the SDS was so severe in the one area of the field and not the other. “Did you plant something there last year that wasn’t planted in the rest of the field?” he asked. Sure enough, precisely where the severe SDS was, the dealer had grown alfalfa, which he later killed off at the end of the season by spraying a glyphosate-based herbicide (such as Roundup). The healthy part of the field, on the other hand, had been planted to sweet corn and hadn’t received glyphosate.
An Australian medical journal has become one of the first in the world to ban drug company adverts, and it is calling on other journal editors to follow suit.
Emergency Medicine Australasia has taken a stand against pharmaceutical advertising, with Emeritus Editor Professor George Jelinek saying: “doctors need to stop being used as agents of the drug industry.”
In an editorial, Professor Jelinek argues that the marketing of drugs by the pharmaceutical industry is at odds with the mission of medical journals which should be to provide objective data.
“The duty of drug companies is to make profits for their shareholders, which is in conflict with the ethical duty of doctors to provide sound, unbiased advice for their patients”, he says.
People who spend more time in the sun and those with higher vitamin D levels may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published in the February 8, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. MS is a chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord, usually with recurrent flare-ups of symptoms.
Medical marijuana is becoming more and more associated with anti-carcinogenic effects, which are responsible in preventing or delaying the development of cancer. This means that cannabinoids offer cancer patients a therapeutic option in the treatment of highly invasive cancers.
Bouchard then proceeded to test the children’s IQ, motor skills, impulsivity, dexterity and memory skills. The results were clear: the more children are exposed to manganese the more they have problems with motor skills and with their short and long term memory. In addition, those exposed to the higher levels of manganese have a non-verbal IQ that is on average 6.6 points lower.
In July 2010, a major attack was made on homeopathy by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee. The government held that they would not, at that time, limit access to homeopathic remedies. That development was cheered by homeopaths and their patients. However, less well known was the decision to readdress the issue through other means, specifically the Review of Medicines Act 1968, which will happen shortly after 18 February 2001—less than two weeks away.
Careful reading of that document leaves little room to doubt that homeopathic remedies will be squeezed and their use will be limited to a small number of off-the-shelf products or by prescription from allopathic doctors—and those doctors will be required to consider all possible allopathic treatments first, before prescribing homeopathic remedies.
Calgary city council has voted 10-3 in favour of removing fluoride from the city's drinking water.
Ald. Jim Stevenson said there's insufficient medical proof that keeping it in the water has any benefit.
"We as a council have to show some leadership here. We have no right to force this right on all Calgarians. I would really question our right to put it in, but … I don't question at all our right to remove it," he said.
In January 2011, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended reducing the levels of fluoride added to drinking water based on national survey data showing that 41% of American adolescents now have dental fluorosis (a visible sign of fluoride toxicity). The HHS has proposed reducing the level of fluoride added to water from 0.7 to 1.2 parts per million (ppm) to 0.7 ppm, and is now soliciting public comment. (Comments are due by February 14).
While HHS's decision is a baby step in the right direction, it is not good enough. Even at the new recommended level, millions of infants will continue to be regularly over-exposed to fluoride, millions of American children will continue to develop dental fluorosis, and millions of Americans -- children and adults alike -- will remain at risk to the health effects caused by fluoride.
The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is calling on HHS to follow the path of western Europe and end water fluoridation completely.
Some countries – Sweden last year, and Norway, Denmark and Germany, have banned or restricted the use of mercury fillings. But not France or the UK. The European commission is due to publish the findings of its review on dental amalgam fillings in March. In a preliminary report, published online in July, the company tasked with the study, Bio Intelligence Service, recommended phasing out mercury in dental care in Europe.
"Having heavy metals in your mouth is a source of toxic substances, which for some genetically predisposed patients may increase the risk of diseases such as disseminated sclerosis," says neurologist Bernard Aranda, who is "on the whole in favour of a ban".
The Japanese government will soon reach formal agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit involving people who contracted hepatitis B through childhood vaccination, expected to cost up to 3.2 trillion yen ($39 billion) in damages to compensate hundreds of thousands of victims.
The long-fought lawsuit, originally started in 1989, is a legacy of the time when needles and syringes were routinely reused to inoculate a number of children to save costs, a practice that persisted in Japan until 1988. Victims' groups estimate nearly half of the nation's 1.3 million hepatitis B patients and carriers had contracted the virus this way. The government's damages estimate is based on projections that a total of 33,000 patients and 400,000 carriers will seek compensation over the next 30 years.
In this study, Andreasen took periodic MRI scans of 211 schizophrenia patients treated from seven years to 14 years. She found that long-term use of the old standard antipsychotics, the new atypical antipsycotics, and clozapine are all "associated with smaller brain tissue volumes."
Moreover, she found that this shrinkage was dose related. The more drug a person is given, the greater the "association with "smaller grey matter volumes," she reported. Similarly, the "progressive decrement in white matter volume was most evident among patients who received more antipsychotic treatment." Finally, Andreasen reported that this shrinkage "occurs independent of illness severity and substance abuse." Those two factors--illness severity and substance abuse--had "minimal or no effects" on brain volumes.
A vaccine being developed in conjunction with U.S. firm Celldex Therapeutics, claims to kill off the most deadly cancers including breast, bowel and cervical tumours. The problem is, it will also destroy a women’s ability to reproduce.
The researchers admit that the destruction of hCG will also mean the vaccine will act as a contraceptive. However, what Professor Iles does not reveal is that since they have no protocol to study the long-term pharmacokinetics (bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of the vaccine), there is no way of knowing if a women’s fertility will ever be restored or return to normal levels after completing treatment. In essence, regardless of age, these women could be left sterile for life.
Up until 2 years ago I was content to work as a medical doctor caring for very sick people with kidney failure. Two years ago, everything changed. With several undeniable cases of kidney-associated vaccine injury in previously healthy people, I started to look deeper into the information that I had previously held as factual and not worthy of debate. I started to study vaccines, their components, and the science behind the statements of safety and effectiveness. From there an avalanche of truth collapsed upon me and I will never be the same. In fact, nothing I look at will ever be the same. Chronic degenerative diseases, kidney failure, autoimmune diseases and powers of authority will never look the same to me again. There are certain things that I can now say with no uncertainty.
Twenty-year-old Alexa Lancial, from Council Bluffs, got the shot at age 17, a decision she now regrets. "I woke up for school, I could not hold anything, my body was jerking non-stop," Alexa Lancial said.
Six months after she was vaccinated Alexa started having violent seizures. On her 18th birthday a doctor diagnosed her with epilepsy. "Once a week I'll have those days where I'll just cry, because there's nothing I can do."
Alexa takes eight pills to control her epilepsy and counts on her family for support. She urges parents and girls to be informed before getting the vaccine. "Do your research, because we didn't. That's all I can say is do your research," Lancial said.
We urgently need to establish surveillance systems that analyze diagnoses made at outpatient visits and hospitalizations for at least one year post vaccinations, so that statistically significant links can be identified and assessed for causality. A good system would have the potential to detect diseases that are less severe than those above; it could detect those associated with smaller relative risks; and could detect those with later onset post-vaccination than currently identified...
Public health officials (on both sides of the Atlantic) have lost the public trust because they have been in league with vaccine manufacturers in denying that safety problems exist. If vaccines posed no safety problems why has the US Vaccine court awarded more than $2 billion dollars to settle 2,500 cases involving vaccine-related debilitating injuries in children?
Parents are demanding the right to make informed choices about which vaccines are both safe and necessary for the health of their children, and which vaccines to avoid. Parents want to make choices based on the evidence--such as evidence documented by the FDA's Vaccine Adverse Effects database--not on the basis of public health officials' pronouncements.The issue is more explosive than ever, without any real resolution in sight.
People throughout the developed world as well as larger parts of the developing world, such as China and India, are being bombarded daily with messages from politicians and pundits saying that the only solution to economic crises is further economic growth. Indeed, economic growth is seen as the most important thing in the world, and even vital issues such as ecological devastation must take a back seat to growth because it is the way out the global poverty, or so say the globalist politicians and their minions in the media. But look around you today, and you will see ever deepening crises of economy, ecology, and human spirit in the world, which globalization only seems to worsen.
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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday February 13 2011
updated on Tuesday December 13 2011
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