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Stores in Europe stop selling Roundup over cancer concerns; why won't Lowe's and Home Depot do the same?

6/18/2015 - It's no secret that, compared to many parts of Europe, the United States is seriously lacking when it comes to protecting people from encountering harmful chemicals on a daily basis. For example, the synthetic chemical known as brominated vegetable oil (BVO) continues to show up in citrusy soft drinks...

Trojan Horse trade policy provides loophole for banned GMOs to enter Europe

4/28/2015 - Even though the biotech moguls have attained near-total control over the conventional U.S. food supply, they're not content with this monopolistic feat. A new trade agreement being proposed with the European Union seeks to dump more American food exports into Europe, a move that will require European...

Why Greece is the lynchpin that could unleash economic collapse, domestic martial law and global war

3/23/2015 - I wish I could download to your brain everything you need to know about the European Crisis unfolding right now. The possibility of the breakup of the European Union could be the spark that sets off the global debt implosion that leads to violent conflict across the globe. The actions of Greece,...

$26 trillion in global derivatives about to implode if Greece bankruptcy unfolds

2/26/2015 - The fate of the euro -- and, effectively the European Union -- could rest on what the political and financial powers within the union itself decide to do regarding the new Greek government's push to restructure its debt and end the austerity measures imposed upon it as part of a 2012 bailout agreement. As...

European court rules environmental groups can't legally oppose EU institutions; only corporations get a say

2/26/2015 - In a recent decision, the European Court of Justice ruled that environmental non-governmental organizations and other NGOs possess no right to file actions with the court, meaning they cannot legally oppose any European Union institution -- though profiteering global corporations have had, and will...

Jews petition EU for gun rights as antisemitism and violence escalate

2/20/2015 - A prominent European Jewish organization has sent a letter to the European Union petitioning for new legislation aimed at allowing members of the Jewish community to carry firearms "for the essential protection of their communities." As reported by The Washington Free Beacon (WFB), the letter, which...

European Union collapsing state by state

2/19/2015 - Is the European Union dissolving before our eyes? A number of geopolitical observers and experts seem to think so, mostly because of crumbling economies and political divergence. Founded Nov. 1, 1993, in Maastricht, Netherlands, as a sort of "United States of Europe," the EU was established as a...

EU government votes to allow GMO bans across Europe

1/18/2015 3:27:39 PM - After much ballyhooing about what the law would end up entailing for the future of biotechnology in Europe, the European Parliament has decided to pass a resolution allowing individual EU member states the freedom to "opt out" of any potential future approvals for genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...

Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates

1/16/2015 - There are some big moves taking place on the global stage that you need to know about, as this could all lead to World War III. Yesterday Russia cut off its natural gas supply to Europe, "plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated," reports the...

GMOs contaminate Europe despite national bans; dangerous biotechnology can't be contained

12/29/2014 5:26:56 PM - The idea that genetically modified (GM), conventional and organic crops can all coexist peacefully with one another while singing kumbaya next to the fire is an absolute delusion, as evidenced by a new study out of Europe. Researchers found that, despite bans on both the cultivation and import of GM...

BREAKING: Monsanto/Bayer's GM plants contaminate Europe despite ban

12/16/2014 3:41:36 PM - (Story by Sayer Ji, republished from GreenMedInfo.com) New evidence reveals that despite a ban on cultivation of GM rapeseed in Europe, Monsanto and Bayer's plants are now freely growing there. A new study published in PLoS titled,"Unexpected Diversity of Feral Genetically Modified Oilseed Rape (Brassica...

GMO victory: European states free to 'opt out' of biotechnology

11/26/2014 - A regulatory scheme that would have barred individual European nations from deciding for themselves whether or not to allow the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been rejected after the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to scrap it. The European Commission had passed...

Europe to ban cadmium in art pigments

10/25/2014 - Cadmium has been used in paints since 1840; it brings out the brightness and intensity in colors, but inside the body, this heavy metal brings out the dark side of human nature, hardening the spirit and withering the bones. In the human body, cadmium is brutal to the musculoskeletal system, out-muscling...

Ebola pandemic spreading across Europe is 'unavoidable,' WHO warns

10/13/2014 - Most of the attention surrounding Ebola has thus far centered on its spread in West Africa, and now in the U.S. But at least four individuals in Europe, Spain to be specific, are being closely monitored after one of them, a nurse, tested positive for the viral disease. The 40-year-old healthcare...

Germany's top supermarkets force the poultry industry to use safe, non-GMO feed again

9/2/2014 12:11:03 PM - European consumers do not want to eat food produced by animals that have been fed genetically modified (GM) feed. Unlike in the United States, the German market has been forced to adhere to consumer demand. One of the European Union's largest poultry producers, the Germany Poultry Association (ZDG)...

Europe continues paying farmers for food that's now being wasted due to Russian sanctions

8/29/2014 - Officials with the European Union have implemented "emergency" support measures aimed at providing cash to farmers hit hard by Russia's ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from the continent. As reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other media, the newly passed measures call for expenditures...

EU law would establish stricter safety rules for nuclear plants

6/21/2014 - The ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster has prompted European officials to set higher standards for their own nuclear programs that will hopefully prevent similar disasters from occurring down the road. The European Union (EU) has reportedly established new safety measures that will improve the resilience...

Truly fuel-efficient cars currently available in Europe banned from US market; Americans getting ripped off

6/20/2014 - We've all heard the negative references to "gas-guzzling SUVs" and Americans' "reliance on foreign oil," the inference being that folks living in the U.S. drive too much, and drive vehicles that get horrible gas mileage. Besides the fact that Americans were essentially forced into the driving lifestyle...

European Parliament votes to ban industry-connected scientists from Food Safety Authority

5/1/2014 - Due to a rash of conflict-of-interest scandals at the European Food Safety Authority, the European Parliament voted recently on a resolution that would ban scientists who have ties to the agriculture and food industries from being employed by the agency. The resolution urges the EFSA to implement...

In anticipation of permanent ban, French agricultural minister reinstates moratorium on Monsanto's GM maize

4/6/2014 - Try as it might to force genetically altered poison on Western Europe, the biotechnology industry appears to be getting slowly and methodically driven off the entire European continent. New reports indicate that, despite its highest court having already struck down two previous attempts at banning it...

No consumers allowed at biotech industry's secret 'GMO consumer benefit'

3/4/2014 - The biotechnology industry has proven that it will stop at nothing to get genetically engineered foods into Europe, even if this means holding secret meetings with politicians and policymakers to scheme ways to thrust the technology onto an unwilling public. The independent research group Corporate...

Obesity in Europe set to become the new normal

3/4/2014 - If you thought that obesity was a problem in the United States -- and make no mistake, it is -- it is becoming so widespread in Europe that health experts are afraid it is becoming far too acceptable. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported recently that obesity is so common on the continent...

Fake food being sold by criminal organizations across Europe

2/28/2014 - In light of recent investigations exposing fake fruit in popular breakfast cereals, the Health Ranger has begun unmasking misleading packaging claims, revealing the truth about the ingredients listed on product labels. While cereal falsehoods are exposed at the Natural News forensic food lab, more...

EU ministers write letter to Commission asking for withdrawal of new GM maize proposal

2/27/2014 - Twelve European ministers have sent the health commissioner of the European Union a letter asking that the European Commission withdraw its proposal to approve a new strain of genetically modified (GM) maize known as "Pioneer 1507." The GM corn strain, co-developed by DuPont Pioneer (formerly Pioneer...

Europe embraces healthy raw dairy by unveiling fresh milk vending machines

2/16/2014 - As the U.S. government continues to wage war on raw dairy products, several European countries have done just the opposite by expanding access to the food through unpasteurized milk vending machines. Taking to heart findings from current research, Europe has recognized the exceptional health benefits...

Devastating effects of antibiotic overuse strike Europe as 'superbugs' develop resistance to last-line antibiotics

11/24/2013 - The most powerful class of antibiotics known to man appears to be losing its ability to fight deadly infections in Europe, says the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). A recent announcement by this European Union (EU) monitoring agency warns that carbapenems, an extremely powerful...

EU will 'collapse like the Soviet Union' warns French leader

10/18/2013 - Another European politician says the continent is heading towards the same fate as the former Soviet Union - "collapse" - if economic and political conditions don't change. Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right party, says the European Union will "collapse like the Soviet Union" as she "conspired...

Monsanto gives up on GM crops in Europe, pursues patenting of conventional crops

7/24/2013 - The world's most evil corporation, Monsanto, has announced it will cease trying to introduce any new genetically-modified (GM) crops into Europe following years of widespread public opposition to the controversial and untested technology. Instead, the multinational biotechnology behemoth will re-focus...

Monsanto and Big Ag are monopolizing our seeds with their patents - Take action now before it's too late!

7/20/2013 - The European system of agriculture is currently undergoing some fundamental changes with regards to how plant seeds are produced, marketed, and sold across Europe. But unfortunately these changes are being guided in large part by the chemical industry, whose aggressive tactics of consolidating and patenting...

Obama's image crumbles in Europe as truth about NSA spying comes to light

7/11/2013 - When elected to his first term, President Obama was as popular in Europe as he was in the United States - a popularity that stretched into the 2012 election cycle. European leaders extended their good will after Obama won reelection: "Your re-election is a clear choice in favor of an America that...

European Patent Office grants Monsanto patent on natural broccoli seeds, florets

7/1/2013 - Monsanto's efforts to usher genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) into the European Union (EU) have been largely stagnant in recent years, so the multinational corporation and others in the industry are taking a new and more evil approach to gain more market control. According to a recent announcement...

Europe rejects GMO crops; kinder gentler America seeks labeling

6/4/2013 - It's a scandal. Monsanto has just announced it's giving up on most of Europe: people there don't want GMO food. In America, the struggle is for labeling GMOs. This is some kind of "fairness doctrine." Let the US consumer decide what kind of food to buy. Choice. It's the American way, right? No,...

Founder of the Euro says 'catastrophic' currency will self-destruct

5/14/2013 - As more and more countries within the European Union struggle economically, the euro - the union's common currency - becomes more embattled, with its founder now even predicting its demise. German Finance Minister Oskar Lafontaine, who was responsible the euro's development and launch, is now calling...

Nigel Farage: Europe on the brink of 'wholesale, violent revolution'

5/13/2013 - The last time the European continent convulsed was World War II, when an evil-minded dictator with delusions of a 1,000-year empire plunged the entire globe into chaos. With rising unemployment and disenfranchisement, the crumbling euro and tens of millions of disillusioned Europeans, the continent...

Europe bans bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides: When will America take action?

5/12/2013 - A major victory for the world's bee populations has been achieved in Europe, where a majority of European Union (EU) member states voted recently to ban the use of bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides across the entire continent for at least two years. In an overwhelming vote of 15 to 8, these member...

Monsanto vs. Mother Earth: Join the millions who have already signed the petition to take back nature from the biotech monsters

4/24/2013 - The world's most evil corporation, Monsanto, has taken a new interest in conventional food crops, which the company is currently trying to seize ownership of in Europe by exploiting a little-known loophole in European patent law. And a petition created by the human rights group Avaaz, which has already...

Horse meat found in yet more frozen dinners

2/21/2013 - A shocking food ingredient scandal that was first brought to light in Ireland back in January is reportedly now spreading across Europe, as major food suppliers continue to be exposed for selling food products tainted with horse meat. Aldi, Tesco, and numerous other major food retailers throughout the...

Monsanto supported GMO labeling in Europe, but not in US

9/16/2012 - By far the biggest opponent to California's Proposition 37, the upcoming ballot initiative that would require genetically-modified (GM) foods to be properly labeled, is biotechnology giant Monsanto, which has already forked over at least $4.3 million towards efforts to kill the bill. But a little more...

EU breakup imminent: Talk of limiting ATM withdrawals, halting flow of money across borders

6/14/2012 - It may not be long before it's back to the future for Europe. Once, the continent was a collection of independent nations, not tied by language, culture or religion, even. About the only thing European nations shared was geography; they all belonged to the same continent. That all changed in the...

BASF gives up on pushing GMOs in Europe, moves operations to US where 'Frankenfoods' are not labeled

4/3/2012 - The latest health freedom victory in Europe means more toxic "Frankenfoods," aka genetically-modified (GM) crops, for the United States. EurActiv.com reports that Germany-based biotechnology giant BASF is officially calling it quits on trying to push GM crops in Europe. But the company's withdrawal...

Raw milk vending machines growing in popularity across Europe

1/26/2012 6:01:02 PM - While American health authorities continue to peddle unfounded superstition about the so-called dangers of raw milk, which has spawned authoritarian policies that prevent millions of Americans from freely accessing it, unpasteurized dairy is all the rage throughout Europe. And one Polish manufacturer...

Financial red alert: Europe stands on verge of 'apocalyptic' debt crisis with only days remaining

11/29/2011 - After years of working diligently to raise the alarm on the precariousness of the global financial system, it has become clear to me that most people still do not grasp the reality of where our global financial system really stands. We are on the verge of a systemic financial implosion that could very...

Europe to lead the financial collapse of the West?

8/6/2011 - In case you haven't noticed - and, in lieu of the press generated by the recent battle royal over how much to increase the U.S. national debt, most of you probably haven't - Europe is on the brink of financial collapse. But before you shed too many tears for the Mother Continent, save a few for America...

Hundreds of herbal products to be outlawed across EU in early 2011

12/30/2010 - The global effort to outlaw herbs, vitamins and supplements is well under way, and in just four months, hundreds of herbal products will be criminalized in the UK and across the EU. It's all part of an EU directive passed in 2004 which erects "disproportionate" barriers against herbal remedies by requiring...

Hershey's brings non-GMO confections to Europe, but not to US

12/24/2010 - The Hershey Company is expanding its confectionery market to Europe. And the company plans to reformulate its Europe-destined products to be free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in order to meet demand and to comply with the non-GMO requirements of Asda, the U.K. subsidiary of Wal-Mart that...

More than a million Europeans sign petition to stop GMO approvals

12/18/2010 - The European Union (EU) has typically been far slower than the U.S. to approve the plantings and use of genetically-modified organisms (GMO). But even the few crops that it has sanctioned have been met with opposition from many concerned Europeans. According to a recent Reuters report, a group of European...

European support for GMOs continues to plummet

11/16/2010 - Europeans are growing weary of all the pro-GMO (genetically-modified organism) propaganda being spewed by multinational biotechnology companies like Monsanto, and polls now show that strong support for GMOs has reached a low of roughly five percent. In other words, somewhere in the vicinity of 95 percent...

Americans Drug Their Children with 300 Percent More Psychotropic Meds

1/21/2009 - Psychotropic drugs are prescribed to children in the United States at three times the rate of children in Europe, according to one of the first studies to rigorously compare such prescription patterns between different countries. "There is significantly greater use of atypical antipsychotics and...

Nuremberg Trials: Big Pharma's Crimes Against Humanity

10/18/2008 - After World War Two, scores of suspected Nazi war criminals were prosecuted by the Allies in the Palace of Justice in the city of Nuremberg, the birth-place of the Nazi Party. The defendants were drawn not just from the military, but also from medical, judicial, administrative, industrial, and other...

Irish Voters Reject Lisbon Treaty in a Victory for Democracy in Europe

8/2/2008 - On June 12th, 2008, Irish voters rejected the Lisbon Treaty by a large majority of 53.4% to 46.6%. This result is all the more incredible when one considers that all the main political parties, business groups, trade unions, and a national farming association presented a united front to campaign for...

Why Americans Are No Longer the Tallest People in the World

6/14/2008 - Average height provides one of the best indications of a population's overall health. Until the last few years, U.S. citizens were the world's tallest and enjoyed better health than the people of any other nation. Things have changed, though. Now, western Europeans' height exceeds that of Americans,...

Construction begins on largest wind farm in Europe; aims to power 200,000 homes

10/10/2006 - The Whitelee project, recently launched by U.K. Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling, is about to take form as construction begins on the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. The project involves the construction of 140 wind turbines on Eaglesham Moor, south of Glasgow, Scotland. The 300-million-pound...

Number of Indoor Swimming Pools Per Capita Linked to Rise in Childhood Asthma Across Europe (press release)

9/19/2006 - The prevalence of childhood asthma and wheeze rises around 2 to 3 per cent for every indoor swimming pool per 100,000 of the population across Europe, indicates research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The researchers analysed the rates of wheezing, asthma, hay...

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