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Brazilians protest corrupt government, demand resignations; Americans still complacent with U.S. corruption

4/20/2015 - It is said that people will get the kind of government they tolerate, no matter what sort of system they initially adopt. For an increasing number of Brazilians, however, their tolerance has run out; apparently, they can only take so much corruption. Recently hundreds of thousands of Brazilians poured...

Water hoarding begins in Brazil as one of the world's largest cities runs out of water

3/14/2015 - The historic drought gripping South America's largest nation is deepening, leading to rationing and forcing residents in one of the world's biggest cities to hoard water. As reported by Reuters, besides hoarding, Brazilians in Sao Paulo are drilling homemade wells and implementing additional emergency...

Rolling blackouts have begun in Brazil as mega-drought arrives; residents told to prepare for the worst

2/22/2015 - The American West is not the only region of the world experiencing historically severe drought. Parts of the largest nation in South America -- Brazil -- are currently suffering through their worst periods of drought in decades as well, and as drought conditions worsen, citizens are being told that...

City of 20 million people to cut water service to just 2 days per week; humanity plunging towards ecological disaster

2/15/2015 - A last-ditch effort to avoid a complete collapse of one of the city's primary water sources, the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil, population 20 million, has proposed cutting off the water supply up to five days a week, allowing residents to access water only twice per week, or about eight times monthly. As...

Brazil, mega-city of 20 million, to run out of water in one month

1/23/2015 - The Western United States is not the only region of the world that is currently suffering under chronic drought conditions. The largest country in South America -- Brazil -- is also experiencing drought, and its biggest city is two months away from running out of water entirely. As reported by Reuters,...

Brazil on verge of violent regional wars over water rights - a sign of global trends

12/16/2014 - Persistent drought conditions that simply won't relent, according to new reports, have sparked something of a water war in Brazil, which oddly enough has more water resources than any other country in the world. The two largest cities in the South American powerhouse, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo,...

Water supplies dry up in Brazil as droughts continue to affect world's agricultural regions, destabilizing industrial farming

11/26/2014 - The problem of a diminishing water supply is taking its toll on the residents of Brazil, pointing to the growing issue of a world that is running out of water and as a result, entering a global crisis which will likely have serious agricultural, social and economic consequences. In Brazil, so severe...

Brazilian vegetable oil industries refuse to buy Monsanto's new GM soybeans

8/21/2014 - In Brazil's latest pushback against genetically modified (GM) organisms, multiple farmers throughout the country threatened to sue GM seed manufacturers Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta AG and DuPont, through the Aprosoja farm lobby. The farmers have watched this year's engineered Bt corn seed fail, allowing...

Multinational scientists request help from the Pope to get destructive GMOs banned in Brazil

8/20/2014 - When independent scientists and farmers start protesting GMOs to their governments without success, to whom can they turn? Well, the GMO resisters in the predominately Catholic country Brazil have decided to go papal. They intend to get the Pope on board to help ban GMOs and all the affiliated toxins...

Pests develop resistance to GMO Bt corn, leaving Brazilian farmers with higher costs and lower yields

8/12/2014 - Those who promote genetically modified crops are also quick to promote a common myth about them which says that GMO agriculture uses fewer pesticides and is therefore better for the environment. Proving this myth wrong are Brazilian farmers who work directly with the failing GM crops, on site, at...

Monsanto is trying to force soybean companies to collect its royalties from farmers

8/6/2014 - No matter how much of the agricultural market share Monsanto captures -- by hook or by crook -- it is never enough. Now, the mega-agri giant is attempting to squeeze royalty payments out of farmers and others. According to Reuters, U.S.-based Monsanto has arrived at an "impasse" with soybean buyers...

GM mosquito release in Brazil causes dengue emergency, despite being touted as preventive tool

7/14/2014 - A genetically modified (GM) mosquito intended to eradicate dengue fever may have actually contributed to an epidemic of the disease in Brazil, civil society organizations have warned. "It is extraordinary that experiments with Oxitec's GM mosquitoes continue and commercial releases have even been...

Brazilian court reverses previous approval of Bayer's GM corn

3/26/2014 - Bayer's genetically modified LibertyLink maize was all set to "cultivate" the farms of Brazil with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but the tables have turned in court, and now the release has been cancelled. The Federal Appeals Court unanimously decided this latest precedent-setting roadblock...

Brazilian activists launch petition to stop approval of GMO 'Terminator' seeds

3/7/2014 - In today's globally connected economic environment, entire governments can be infiltrated by industry insiders who seek to further their business agenda. It's easy for government safety boards and commissions to be coerced into supporting a corporation's high-dollar demands. It's now very easy for corporations...

Brazil ignored food safety agency warnings when it approved GM maize in 2007

3/5/2014 - Genetically modified maize seed that creates its own insecticide from a protein gene of E. coli bacteria is highly controversial but is now accepted in Brazil thanks to a former Monsanto lawyer who advises and regulates the flow of GMOs coming into the country. Years ago, in 2007, this GM maize was...

All GMO approvals in Brazil are illegal, says whistleblowing regulator

8/25/2013 - It may not come as much of a surprise to our regular readers, but the biotechnology industry as we currently know it is intrinsically corrupt. And a government official-turned-whistleblower from Brazil recently admitted in a government report that every single industry-prompted approval for genetically-modified...

GMOs not needed: Brazil scientists developing lifesaving superfoods through traditional plant breeding methods

7/22/2013 - Agriculture scientists in Brazil have spent the past decade developing so-called "superfoods" that will soon become a natural alternative to genetically modified frankenfoods grown in many countries including the United States and will alleviate malnutrition for nearly one-third of the world's population. These...

Brazil's massive protest is a citizens' revolt against Big Government

6/27/2013 - Liberty and freedom remain under assault in America as the federal leviathan grows ever larger and its appetite for power more voracious, but in Brazil, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets with one simple message for their leaders: We deserve better. Brazilians certainly pay for better...

New study links over 7,000 cancer deaths to cell phone tower radiation exposures

6/22/2013 - Could exposure to radiation from cell phone towers really responsible for over 7,000 cancer deaths? According to research findings from Brazil, the facts speak for themselves. The study established a direct link between cancer deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city, with the cell phone...

Monsanto could pay $7.5 billion settlement to millions of Brazilian soy farmers

7/7/2012 11:19:31 AM - For at least a decade, Monsanto, the world's most evil corporation, has been illegally charging Brazilian farmers growing the company's genetically-modified (GM) crops a two percent tax on production, and a three percent tax for cross-contamination of seed, say plaintiffs in a new lawsuit. And according...

Wildcrafted Acai berries from Brazil pack a nutritional punch

7/8/2010 - Over the last several years, there has been a flood of information on the internet about the health benefits of Acai berries. Some of those claims have gotten out of hand, like "Lose 10 pounds in 10 days with Acai!" Acai isn't some sort of weight loss miracle, but it is an antioxidant-rich "super berry"...

The High Price of Cheap Ethanol in Brazil

2/2/2009 - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a lofty goal. By 2030 he wants his country of Brazil to be the world`s largest biofuel supplier. Brazil wants to supply the world with cheap ethanol from their sugarcane. Many consider ethanol to be the answer to global warming. Unfortunately, there...

Eating Just Two Brazil Nuts a Day Ensures Adequate Selenium Levels

10/10/2008 - Brazil nuts are the best way to add selenium to your diet. A recent study at the University of Otago in New Zealand found that eating just two Brazil nuts a day is as effective in increasing selenium status and enhancing glutathione peroxidase activity as a recommended dosage of selenomethionine. Inclusion...

Brazil's Oil Independence May Not Be a Model Worth Emulating

9/6/2008 - Brazil is having another banner year. It has reached energy equilibrium, exporting as much oil as it imports. Its production of domestic oil is at an all time high, as is the production of sugar based ethanol. At the service stations, ethanol is for sale right along side of the gas pumps. Brazil is...

Catuaba herb: Stimulate Your Immune System…And a Whole Lot More

1/31/2007 - When we speak of aphrodisiacs or natural sex enhancement in Brazil, the word that comes to everyone’s lips is “Catuaba.” Catuaba (scientific name, Trichilia catigua) is known all over the world as the Brazilian Viagra without the harmful side effects. In Brazil, Catuaba has such a following that we...

The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine

1/4/2006 - One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach,...

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