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November 13, 2014

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Calcium Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

November 15, 2014

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Over the past 25 to 30 years, studies have suggested calcium may confer protection against colorectal cancer. Animal studies have shown this effect, and many epidemiological studies have shown a strong correlation between higher calcium intake and lower incidence of colorectal cancer.
Read article on the Dynamic Chiropractic website

Comment: A large number of scientific studies now support the use of micronutrients and nutrition in preventing and controlling cancer. Moreover, the scientific evidence in favor of these natural approaches is growing on an almost weekly basis. This fact therefore leads us to the following inescapable conclusion: The sooner the people of the world can be informed that victory over cancer is possible, the sooner that millions of lives can be saved. Towards this goal, if you would like to volunteer some of your time to help share this lifesaving information with people in your community, please contact us.

Omega-3 rich diet may help beating reading difficulties in dyslexic kids

November 3, 2014

A new study has revealed that a diet rich in omega-3 could help tackle children's reading difficulties.
Read article on the Business Standard website (India)

Comment: Studies have shown that Omega 3 is effective in controlling a wide variety of problems, including cardiovascular and neurological diseases, chronic inflammation, cancer and others. To learn more, visit this page on our Foundation website.


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Ebola Contracts Worth $2 Billion Could Benefit Drugmakers

November 10, 2014

By Army Medicine (Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Drugmakers including Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Emergent Biosolutions Inc. are among companies standing to gain from what may be $2 billion in U.S. contracts related to Ebola.
Read article at bloomberg.com

Comment: Predictably, with some estimates suggesting that up to twenty thousand people may already have died from Ebola in the current outbreak, the focus of the pharmaceutical investment business with disease is cynically turning towards the potential profits that can be milked from this increasingly desperate situation.

Pharmaceutical industry gets high on fat profits

November 6, 2014

Imagine an industry that generates higher profit margins than any other and is no stranger to multi-billion dollar fines for malpractice.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: With even the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization, the UK’s BBC, drawing attention to the profiteering, influence and criminal nature of the pharmaceutical industry, there can surely now be little doubt that the “business with disease” is under threat like never before.


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Genetically Engineered Food: The Criminality of the GMO Biotech Industry. “Poison First, Regulate Later”

November 9, 2014

The GM Contamination Register database has been run by Genewatch and Greenpeace for about ten years and contains cases dating from 1997 to the end of 2013. The authors of a new paper, published in the International Journal of Food Contamination, analysed the 400 or so cases in the database by crop and country.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Suspected manipulation in the outcome of EU research project
Evaluation of data from feeding trial with genetically engineered maize MON810 indicates negative health impact in rats

November 7, 2014

By Jean-Etienne Poirrier (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Testbiotech has today published an independent evaluation of data from feeding trials with rats that were conducted under the GRACE project funded by the EU Commission. The rats were fed over a period of 90 days with genetically engineered maize MON810, which produces an insecticidal protein. The results were published in October 2014 in the journal Archives of Toxicology. The authors conclude that there were no relevant observable toxicological effects. However, an evaluation by Testbiotech has now revealed indications of negative health impacts on kidneys, liver and pancreas.
Read article at testbiotech.de (Germany)


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California’s strawberry industry is hooked on dangerous pesticides

November 10, 2014

A decision to dismantle strict oversight designed to protect Californians from dangerous chemicals has put more than 100 communities at greater risk of cancer.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Almost 70% of US adults take supplements and with high confidence, says CRN survey

November 4, 2014

Data from the 2014 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements indicates that 68% of US adults report taking dietary supplements, with over 50% of them being regular users.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Gates foundation spends bulk of agriculture grants in rich countries

November 4, 2014

By US Treasury Department [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Most of the $3bn (£1.8bn) that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given to benefit hungry people in the world’s poorest countries has been spent in the US, Britain and other rich countries, with only around 10% spent in Africa, new research suggests.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)


For more political news, click here. Additional stories can be found on the news page on the European Referendum Initiative website. UK-orientated political news can be found on the Reject the EU website.

Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE): Mass Resistance to Shale Gas Fracking across America

November 10, 2014

Did you hear about the blockades in the corporate, mass media? The blockades were just a driveway’s distance from CNN, just around the corner from NPR and in a mass media center, Washington, DC. Do you wonder why they did not report that there were blockades outside of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)?
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Controversies Surrounding Facebook

November 10, 2014

Facebook has been at the center of several recent controversies that are increasingly leaving users disillusioned and in search of alternatives. At the center of these controversies is Facebook’s “news feed” feature. Ideally, news feed would work by showing on your timeline updates from those individuals and organizations you follow. There are two options for news feed – “most recent” and “top stories.” Facebook has decided to upend this feature by insidiously controlling what appears on your news feed regardless of which option you select.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Jean-Claude Juncker Needs to Go

November 9, 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, was always a bad choice for the job, foisted on the bloc's 28 national governments by a European Parliament eager to expand its powers. It's becoming clear now just how poor a decision that appointment was.
Read article at bloombergview.com

Comment: Only days after he was installed as President of the Brussels EU Commission, and having already been forced into an embarrassing u-turn over his plan to put the interests of the drug industry at the heart of European health policy decisions, pressure is mounting on Jean-Claude Juncker to resign. In the face of damaging leaks regarding tax avoidance schemes for multinational corporations in Luxembourg introduced while he was Prime Minister there, his position as head of the very European body now supposedly investigating these practices – the Brussels EU Commission – is clearly deeply compromised.

Commission presidential race only interested 5% of European electorate

November 3, 2014

Choosing the future President of the European Commission only motivated 5% of voters in the May 2014 elections. Germany, Luxembourg and Austria were the only countries to show slightly more interest in the presidential race between the two main candidates, Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz. 
Read article at euractiv.com

Comment: Given this statistic, Juncker’s claim that he has “the democratic support of European citizens” is both laughable and delusional.


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