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Genetic risk for diabetes is insignificant compared to preventive lifestyle factors

7/7/2014 - The effect of lifestyle habits on type 2 diabetes risk is so large that it renders genetic susceptibility insignificant, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The study was funded primarily by the European Commission. The...

GMO labeling an irreversible trend as more consumers demand clear labeling

6/12/2014 - Big agribusiness and biotech companies don't want it, but increasingly Americans - and people in countries all over the world - want food products that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such. Calls for GMO labeling come amid a backdrop of consumer regulations that already...

The top seven GMO crops you should avoid like the plague

6/8/2014 - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plant and meat products that have had their DNA altered and possibly mutated in some laboratory, and it's all coined as the evolution of science and biotechnology for agriculture in order to fool the masses into believing that it's for "our own good." They (biotech...

Scientist who advocates GMO golden rice also advocates infanticide

6/3/2014 - In the eyes of some professors and scientists, genetically modified foods can be an open door toward transhumanism -- believing that mankind can break through current physical limitations by genetically altering food, offspring and the environment. Could this really be an ulterior motive in the minds...

What you eat changes gene expression for colorectal cancer

5/24/2014 - One in three people carries a genetic variant that makes them especially sensitive to increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption, according to a study conducted by researchers from 27 different institutions and published in the journal PLOS Genetics on April 17. "Our results...

Golden Rice fairy tale nothing more than biotech industry GMO propaganda

5/23/2014 - Golden rice is falsely touted by GMO advocates as a miracle cure for blindness and death -- usually with a "leap to faith" attitude that disallows any thought of skepticism or requirement of scientific proof. GMO fantasy land adherents claim that golden rice is genetically engineered to produce higher...

Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and 'Natural' Food Fight

4/18/2014 - After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory - mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted...

Corporate Clout Chips away at Organic Standards

4/6/2014 - Co-authored by Alexis Baden-Mayer and Ronnie Cummins. The Organic Consumers Association has a long history http://organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21845.cfm of defending the integrity of organic standards. Last September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), under pressure from corporate...

GMOs will unleash global killer 'ecocide' across the planet, warns prominent scientist

3/11/2014 - A top scientist and "risk engineering" expert is now publicly warning that GMOs pose a dire, genuine threat to the continuation of life on Earth. Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, says that GMOs have the potential to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale,...

Avoid eating dangerous, genetically engineered foods at your dining table

3/3/2014 - The growth of genetically modified foods continues to rise in the U.S. and around the world with the aggressive tactics of the biotech industry. This growth has contributed to an increase in invasive superweeds and rising challenges for organic farmers. GMOs have not been tested for safety for human...

Genetic testing wildly inaccurate; different labs reach opposite conclusions on disease risk

1/21/2014 - If you or someone you know is considering taking a genetic test to assess future disease risk, you may be interested to know that the accuracy of such tests is hardly reliable. Writing for The New York Times (NYT), Columbia University graduate student Kira Peikoff explains how, after undergoing genetic...

Meditation can fight inflammatory disease on the genetic level

12/18/2013 - Recent scientific research regarding the effects of meditation on human psychology and physiology has revealed that the popular practice holds tremendous potential for natural well-being. Initially, it was believed that meditation can only change behavioral patterns and enhance emotional stability,...

The big lie of genetics exposed: human DNA incapable of storing complete blueprint of the human form

9/28/2013 - The curse of being a critical thinker is that you can't turn it off, I've discovered. So you become a critical thinker about everything you've been told or taught, and as it turns out, most of what we've all been taught about genetics is a lie. But don't take my word for it. Join me as we take an...

Golden rice exposed as fraud: Genetically engineered crop nothing more than biotech battering ram to crush GMO regulations

9/27/2013 - Everywhere you turn in the media, GMO propagandists are invoking so-called "Golden rice" as part of a false narrative that claims GMOs will save the world. Golden rice will save a million lives, blared the cover of TIME Magazine. Golden rice will give poor people critical nutrition and end suffering,...

Golden rice debunked: ten blatant contradictions and false claims of genetically modified rice

9/25/2013 - Golden rice is being touted by GMO advocates as a miracle cure for blindness and death. It is claimed that golden rice is genetically engineered to produce higher levels of beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A, preventing blindness and death. These claims, however, have no basis in fact...

Confirmed by science: You really can change your DNA - and here's how

9/21/2013 - If you believe that you are at the mercy of your genetic code, great news, you're not. According to the science of epigenetics (the study of how environmental factors outside of DNA influence changes in gene expression), stem cells and even DNA can be altered through magnetic fields, heart coherence,...

Vitamin D alters genetic expression to shield against bladder cancer

9/11/2013 - New cases of bladder cancer are slowly rising in the U.S., as the disease will be diagnosed in 75,000 new cases this year. Bladder cancer will kill 15,000 people this year, and the incidence is three times more prevalent in men than women. As with many forms of cancer, the disease is the result of poor...

Monsanto and GMO lies revealed

8/9/2013 - In May 2013, two million people in over 50 countries expressed outrage over Monsanto's desire to own the food supply through genetically-altered (and patented) seeds that threaten all life on this planet. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are when a plant or animal has been genetically engineered...

Biotech companies could become real-life 'Body Snatchers' - are patents on people next?

8/7/2013 - If big, bad biotech companies keep getting their way in patent cases, next on the agenda could be patenting people. In the same way their genetically modified (GM) crops have quietly invaded our food supply, the biotechnology industry has also been secretly invading our bodies for years, with perhaps...

Genetically modified babies? - New science lets parents select child's genetic sequence, rearrange DNA

8/5/2013 - New science is emerging and converging which allows parents to pre-fabricate the genetic sequence of their children. New generation gene sequencing, coupled with in-vitro fertilization will allow parents to choose the genetic makeup of their child. A new controversial procedure called mitochondrial...

Sanity prevails: US Supreme Court rules that human genes are not eligible for patent protection

6/13/2013 - In a unanimous ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that human genes cannot be patented. The ruling invalidates the thousands of patents that have already been granted on human genes, including the patent by Myriad Genetics on the BRCA breast cancer genes which the company says no one...

Obesity causes vitamin-D deficiency: Research

6/5/2013 - Confirming what health professionals have long suspected, a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine provides some of the strongest evidence yet that obesity is indeed a cause of vitamin D deficiency. The large study was a collaborative effort between U.S. and European researchers, and was...

It's on! Farmers begin suing Monsanto over genetic pollution of wheat crops

6/5/2013 - The next wave of farmer backlash against Monsanto has just been unleashed by Ernest Barnes, a wheat farmer in Morton County, Kansas. He filed suit this week in the U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kansas, alleging that Monsanto's genetic pollution has financially damaged himself and other farmers. Barnes'...

Japan halts imports of U.S. wheat after USDA's shock finding of genetic pollution from GMOs

5/31/2013 - It has already begun: Japan has just cancelled a large contract to purchase U.S. wheat. "We will refrain from buying western white and feed wheat effective today," Toru Hisadome, a Japanese farm ministry official in charge of wheat trading, told Reuters. As many readers well know, I predicted precisely...

Monsanto: The worst of the worst

5/30/2013 - Monsanto lies about everything and will commit any atrocity against the people to ensure profits. Recently, the Cornucopia Institute reported about the French farmer that was poisoned by one of Monsanto's "safe" pesticides. Read it for your self. A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine...

GMO genetic pollution alert: Genetically engineered wheat escapes experimental fields planted across 16 states

5/30/2013 - The genetic apocalypse we've been warning about for years may have already begun. The USDA just announced they found a significant amount of genetically engineered wheat growing in farm fields in Oregon. As the USDA announced yesterday, "...test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate...

Most disease in America is not genetic, but doctors and media lie so you will accept it and stay sick

5/28/2013 - Who ever said doctors are evil? Are they just ignorant of the facts about natural remedies and food borne disease, or do they just like that $400,000 yearly income, that three-story home, that vacation home, those three new cars and that swimming pool in their backyard all too much to give it up? Folks,...

US government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and reproductive rights; genetic slavery is already here

5/19/2013 - The United States government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and reproductive rights. This astonishing revelation has emerged from the fact that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office claims the power to assign ownership of your DNA to private companies and universities who apply for patents on...

Natural News challenges Angelina Jolie to denounce corporate patents on human genes

5/17/2013 - Following recent revelations of how Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy P.R. stunt feeds into the profits of the trillion dollar industry which claims to own human genes, Natural News is now calling on Jolie to publicly denounce patents on human genes, including the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes she has now...

Angelina Jolie, corporate patents on genes, and the U.S. Supreme Court

5/16/2013 - Editor's note: Because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that handed the biotech companies a resounding defeat in their effort to try to patent human genes, we are updating this story by removing the original content (which was largely based on factors leading up to the Supreme Court decision) and...

Blessing - and breaking - the very makeup of food

5/14/2013 - People have been saying blessings, grace, or prayers of thanksgiving over food from time immemorial, as far back as the first human cultures. Food blessings matter a great deal to many spiritual people. Yet, today, it is possible that food blessings, how they work, and what they accomplish may be threatened...

Frankenapple: Bad News No Matter How You Slice It

4/23/2013 - Thanks to the biotech industry's relentless quest to control our food, McDonald's, Burger King and even school cafeterias will soon be able to serve up apples that won't turn brown when they're sliced or bitten into. A new, almost entirely untested genetic modification technology, called RNA http://theconversation.com...

The globalization of GMOs: How genetic engineering is destroying the developing world

4/8/2013 - Globalization affects everyone. The shrinking world brings people in the United States closer to ideas and cultures from all corners of the earth. Likewise, other countries are introduced to many facets of the American life and that way of life includes genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The use...

Explosive report: 98% of newborn babies are genetically screened

2/27/2013 - "Newborn Screening in America," a report from the Council for Responsible Genetics, states: "Before they are even a week old, ninety-eight percent of the 4.3 million babies born annually in the United States have a small sample of blood taken from their heels." The report continues: "These newborn...

Beta carotene may protect from genetic Type II diabetes

2/1/2013 - A genetic predisposition to Type II diabetes is found among more than half of the U.S. population. But if this form of the disease "runs" in your family, you can lower your risk by losing weight and exercising. However, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have found a specific nutrient...

Private genetic data easily accessible via internet searches

1/27/2013 - Using only publicly available online information, a team of researchers from the Whitehead Institute showed that it is possible to discern the identities of people who have submitted personal genetic information to scientific studies, even when that information is supposedly stored anonymously. The...

Vitamin D not only prevents chronic diseases, but also extends natural lifespan

1/15/2013 - Vitamin D has been hailed for its unique ability to dramatically lower the risk of many forms of cancer, and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia. As these chronic diseases combine to be the leading causes of death for the vast majority of adults, it likely...

New research shows how healthy eating affects health and longevity

1/9/2013 - Have you ever wondered how and why certain people seem to appear either younger or much older than their actual chronological age? Certainly genetic inheritance has some impact on aging, development of chronic conditions and longevity, but an abundance of new research is demonstrating through the science...

Monsanto plotting to wipe out genetic diversity of corn in Mexico with GMO corn

12/4/2012 - If agri-giant Monsanto gets its way, the company will destroy all genetic diversity in Mexico's corn crops by replacing it with genetically modified (GM) corn. Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon is considering approval of a proposal by Monsanto, along with fellow agribusiness behemoths DuPont...

GMOs - Suspected culprit in devastating 'fiber disease'

11/7/2012 - Straight out of a sci-fi horror film, a mysterious disease that produces sores, rashes and sharp fibers beneath the skin may be linked with genetically modified organisms. Along with bug-like crawling sensations, Morgellons disease causes other alarming symptoms: extreme chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia,...

Unlocking the mysteries of childhood genetic diseases: Can a mother's diet, pre-conception, damage her baby's DNA?

10/24/2012 7:14:01 PM - Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, or CdLS, an increasingly less rare genetic disorder affecting one in 10,000 to 30,000 newborns, may have ties to mom's bad food choices. Meet SamanthaOn March 22, 2002 Samantha was taken from the womb a month early and was held in the NICU, in a Windsor hospital in Canada,...

Eugenics in education: Healthy boy banned from public school due to genetic makeup

10/22/2012 - An 11-year-old California schoolboy named Colman Chadam has been banished from his school and forced to transfer to another school because he carries the genetic mutation for cystic fibrosis. The boy shows no symptoms of the disease and appears to be in perfect health. He is being banished from his...

Whole Foods caught in GMO marketing deception, false advertising - here's the proof

10/8/2012 - A bombshell investigative video just released by Infowars.com has exposed what can only be called false and misleading advertising by Whole Foods. It all began when InfoWars reporters Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton visited Whole Foods last week to try to find out what customers thought about Whole Foods...

Frankenscientists announce mutant GMO cows to produce hormone-induced 'engineered' milk for human babies

10/2/2012 - The world of genetic engineering has fallen even further into the surreal with the announcement that New Zealand "scientists" have unveiled a genetically modified mutant cloned cow which they say produces a reduced-allergen milk for consumption by human babies. This is being reported by the BBC and...

The Great Culling has begun: Will your genetic lineage survive?

8/10/2012 - The "Great Culling" of the human population has quietly begun. Covertly, insidiously, mercilessly, a global depopulation agenda has been launched. As this plays out, the vast majority of the human race will be removed from the gene pool. Genetically annihilated. Will you and your genetic lineage survive? That's...

Genetic weakness to cancer found to be reversible

7/3/2012 - The cause and effect relationships between these mechanisms are easier to delineate than the cellular action of either carcinogens or their repellants. Researchers at Oregon State University have been hot on the trail of one particular carcinogen for some time now. Protecting the body with good armor...

Gattaca becomes reality as scientists start to screen, abort human babies based on 3,500 'genetic faults'

6/11/2012 - The popular 1997 science fiction film Gattaca portrays a futuristic world in which human beings genetically engineered (GE) with certain desirable and superior genetic traits are given preference to natural-born human beings who are considered inferior. And in just 15 years since the release of the...

Red alert for humanity: Chemical damage can be inherited by offspring through unlimited generations

5/24/2012 - Groundbreaking new science reveals that the harmful effects of exposure to synthetic chemicals are passed from generation to generation via "epigenetics," causing measurable damage to future generations even if those offspring are never exposed to the original chemical. The phenomenon of "Epigenetic...

GMO alert: top 10 genetically modified foods to avoid eating

5/1/2012 - There is a conspiracy of selling out happening in America. Politics and personal interest it would seem determine government policies over and above health and safety issues. When President Obama appointed Michael Taylor in 2009 as senior adviser for the FDA, a fierce protest ensued from consumer groups...

Millions against Monsanto: The food fight of our lives

4/15/2012 - "If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." -- Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 "Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our...

Sulfur in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to healing genetic diseases

2/16/2012 - Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Many people know that...

Whole Fraud: Exposing the myth of so-called 'natural' foods

2/14/2012 - On Jan. 31, organic and natural foods giant Whole Foods Market (WFM) once again attacked http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com Organic Consumers Association, the nation's leading watchdog on organic standards, as being too "hard-line" for insisting that retailers like WFM stop selling, or at least start...

Biotech's dirty tricks exposed in new documentary: 'Scientists Under Attack'

10/7/2011 - "One question means one career." This was the harsh warning of UC Berkeley Professor Ignacio Chapela for those daring to conduct independent research on genetically engineered foods and crops. "You ask one question, you get the answer and you might or might not be able to publish it; but that is the...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

8/1/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

Murdoch's media malpractice and the genetic altering of human beings through DNA vaccines

7/20/2011 - Rupert Murdoch's media empire News Corp., which represents the second largest media conglomerate in the world behind the Walt Disney Company, is taking a severe beating as Murdoch himself is having to address various criminal allegations, including that his News of the World tabloid illegally hacked...

Genetically modified organisms inject DNA into intestinal bacteria

6/24/2011 - Food that contains genetically engineered organisms can transfer genetic material into the DNA of bacteria in the intestinal tract leading to a myriad of health consequences. Responsible scientists have been warning about the potential dangers of releasing genetically modified organisms into the food...

The latest scientific abomination: Genetically modified cows produce human breast milk

4/4/2011 - There seems to be no limit to the violations of natural law that will be committed in the name of "science." The latest is an effort to make cows produce human breast milk by using genetically modified embryos crossed with human genes, then implanted into surrogate cows. The result is a cow that produces...

Genetic testing proves antioxidants prevent, treat cancer

2/24/2011 - The role of antioxidants in improving health has been a popular topic of study in recent years, as researchers continue to learn how the scavenging of free radicals and reduction in oxidative stress brought about by antioxidants helps prevent a variety of diseases. Now, a new study published in the...

Consumer confidence in organic products may be at risk as more GMO foods are unleashed

2/24/2011 - Caught within a food industry fraught with manipulation and confusion over the labeling of its ingredients, "organic" continues to be the one word sophisticated shoppers look for as the best indicator of a source which is pure and wholesome. However, that confidence could easily be shaken if the consumer...

Pharmacogenomics, the next frontier in medicine?

2/11/2011 - A senior executive with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the U.K. stunned the medical world on December 8, 2003 when he publicly stated that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them. Those of us who have studied drug side effects for decades know that they can often be ineffective...

USDA deregulates GE alfalfa; opens door to new era of widespread genetic pollution of crops

1/28/2011 - After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto,...

GMO lies: Deliberate misuse of the term "genetically modified" designed to mislead people

1/25/2011 - It's one of the most common false arguments of GMO pushers: There's nothing to be worried about with genetically modified foods, they argue, because almost everything is genetically modified, they claim. What they're referring to is the genetic selection used in the long, slow development of many crops...

Genetically Modified Potatoes: Scientists Unleash New Monster

11/16/2010 - Genetic modification of the food supply has run rampant within the past couple of years. A new genetically modified creation has emerged, and may soon end up on your dinner table. Researchers in India have developed a genetically modified potato, loaded with genetically altered amino acids. It seems...

Beware of GMOs: Genes Remain a Mystery to Scientists

11/8/2010 - As scientists are busy manipulating the genes of edibles including corn, soybeans, canola, papaya, zucchini, and now rice and salmon, an interesting fact comes into light about what exactly scientists know and don't know about human genes. According to geneticist Steven Salzberg of the University of...

Questioning Genetically Modified Foods - with Jeffrey Smith on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour

10/27/2010 - The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Genetic Roulette - The Dangers of GMO's - with our special guest Jeffrey Smith, bestselling author of the #1 rated book on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMO's). This show will reveal how the largest biotech companies in the world continue to...

Genetic testing company mixes up results, customers confused about their origins

10/5/2010 - Personal genetic testing company 23andMe has admitted that it mixed up the results of nearly 100 customers' tests, delivering incorrect information to them about ancestry and supposed disease risk. The company, which is funded by Google and Genentech, has customers send in a saliva swab and then...

GE salmon? Are you out of your minds?

10/3/2010 - Has the FDA gone completely mad? Why are they trying to open the flood gates to genetically engineered (GE) salmon -- a move that will go down in history as one of the most asinine and dangerous ever made by our government? What’s it going to take for them to actually start protecting public health?...

FDA refuses to require labeling of genetically modified salmon

9/27/2010 - As the FDA stands poised to approve genetically modified (GM) salmon safe for public consumption, the next logical question concerns how GM salmon would be labeled. Would the fish come with a large red warning that says, "Genetically modified salmon"? As it turns out, no. In fact, the FDA has already...

You can change your fat destiny, turn off genetic predisposition to obesity

9/16/2010 - If you are overweight, it can be pretty discouraging to know you come from a fat family -- your parents, siblings and even cousins and grandparents may mostly be overweight, too. It can make you think you are destined to be fat due to your ancestry. And in fact, for some people, there is a genetic predisposition...

Arizona Indian tribe wins genetic piracy case against university scientists

9/9/2010 - Arizona State University (ASU) has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit by an indigenous tribe claiming that the university misused its members' genetic material. The settlement "is far more than dismissing a lawsuit," said Bernadine Jones, chair of Arizona's Havasupai tribe. "The settlement...

Even tiny exposure to BPA turns offspring into genetic mutants

8/31/2010 - A recent study published online in the journal Biology of Reproduction further reveals the disruptive nature of bisphenol A (BPA) in gene expression. According to the data, pregnant mice exposed to BPA experience significant genetic changes in their fetal ovaries, indicating that the next generation...

Women: Before getting pregnant, check out your man's diet

8/3/2010 - The day will soon come that informed women will refuse to date, marry or have children with men who follow poor nutritional habits. "You eat junk foods? Put your pants back on and get out!" You see, scientific evidence is mounting on the relationship between food choice and genetic integrity. Men...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

GMOs Alter the Genetic Make Up of Our Healthy Bacteria

4/23/2010 - Although GMOs have infiltrated our food supply, the results of human feeding trials have only been published on one single occasion. Unfortunately, that occasion offered some pretty disturbing findings. It found that the genetic code of GM soy can infiltrate the genetic code of the healthy bacteria...

Nanoparticles in Some Vitamins, Cosmetics, Sunscreens and Paint Cause Genetic Damage

11/28/2009 - It's no surprise that the extremely small substances (sized between one and 100 nanometers) known as nanoparticles can easily get inside the body. And when they do, how do they affect physiology, organs, even DNA? Unfortunately, those questions remain, for the most part, unanswered. But that hasn't...

Genes Have "No Clinical Relevance" in Predicting Disease, Scientists Admit

11/9/2009 - Genetic analysis is essentially useless in predicting a person's risk of cancer, heart attack or other common diseases, according to a set of commentaries published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The decoding of the human genome in 2003 led to a flood of research into the contributions that...

Psych Setback: New Study Demolishes Genetic Link to Depression

11/4/2009 - A new analysis has strongly refuted a previous claim that a certain genetic mutation could predispose people toward clinical depression. The meta-analysis, conducted by researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health and published in the Journal of the American Association, reviewed...

Why and How to Avoid GMO Foods

10/13/2009 - Author's Note The number 8 at the beginning of a PLU is not being used to identify GMOs. This from a recent article by Jeffrey Smith posted late Feb 2010 in Huffington Post. The 8 was proposed but never followed up on. Until Smith's recent post, all other sources used by the author were claiming the...

USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Ruled Unlawful by Federal Court

10/10/2009 - On September 21, a California federal district court found that the USDA's 2004 approval of Monsanto's genetically engineered "Roundup Ready" sugar beets was unlawful. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) deregulated GMO sugar beets without preparing an Environmental Impact...

Genetic Testing of Embryos May Cause Dementia, Obesity In Adulthood

9/28/2009 - Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has become an important part of the booming infertility and baby-making medical industry. This example of unnatural selection allows for the chromosomes of an embryo created through in vitro fertilization (IVF)to be analyzed. If there's a problem, the embryo can...

UCS Study Says Genetically Modified Crops Have Failure to Yield

9/19/2009 - A 43-page study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) reveals that since the inception of genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, no significant increases in crop yields can be attributed to them. This is directly contrary to what Monsanto and other seed-makers have often pointed out in...

Genetically Modified Organisms are Unfit for Consumption

6/11/2009 - The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has issued a warning urging the public to avoid genetically modified foods and has also called for a moratorium on GMOs until long-term, independent studies can prove their safety. The group has also called for required labeling of foods that contain...

Canola Oil is Another Victory of Food Technology over Common Sense

6/2/2009 - Should you be consuming canola oil? The FDA seems to think so, allowing canola labels to claim it supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Even Whole Foods Markets is on board with canola oil, and most foods on their hot bar are swimming in it. Proponents point out that...

GM-Soy: Destroy the Earth and Humans for Profit

5/27/2009 - Genetically modified (GM) soy accounts for 91 percent of soybeans planted in the US and is rapidly growing throughout the world [1]. The dangerous biotech created science behind the introduction of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) is rapidly mounting and can no longer be ignored by scientists or...

Pollution Causes Genetic Changes that Lead to Asthma

5/10/2009 - Prenatal exposure to air pollution appears to cause genetic changes that predispose unborn infants to asthma later in life, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Center for Environmental Genetics a the University of Cincinnati and published in the journal PLoS ONE. "Our data...

Insurance Companies Refuse to Insure "Genetically Inferior" Customers

4/30/2009 - Insurance companies have already begun using genetic tests as a basis for discrimination, researchers have revealed, in the first study providing conclusive evidence of genetic discrimination. "Previous to this paper, only anecdotal reports of genetic discrimination have been available, with some...

Genetic Screening No Use in Predicting Heart Attack Risk

3/15/2009 - Genetic screening for the trait most strongly linked to early heart attacks does not, in fact, improve the ability to predict the risk of heart attack or other forms of cardiovascular disease, a new study has concluded. "Once you already know the traditional risk factors, the additional information...

The Tragic Truth behind the Gardasil Nightmare

2/13/2009 - Why have the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries chosen to experiment with the first ever, large scale application of a new, unproven, genetically modified, inter-species gene mixing vaccine technology on the female youth of an entire generation? Under the ruse of attempting to eradicate...

Early Mammograms May Trigger Genetic Breast Cancer

2/8/2009 - What if a diagnostic test actually triggers the life-threatening disease it is supposed to detect? According to a Johns Hopkins study just published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, that may be exactly what happens when women at risk for genetic breast cancer are subjected to radiation...

Breast Cancer Gene-Free Baby Is Dangerous Sign of New Era of Eugenics, Genetic Class Wars

1/11/2009 - The era of pre-birth genetic screening of babies has commenced. Doctors at University College in London have produced what they called the "world's first breast cancer gene-free baby" by screening a baby for the BRCA1 gene, which they claim causes breast cancer. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7819651.stm) That...

FDA Set to Approve Genetically Engineered Animals

11/11/2008 - Genetically Engineered grains have been in existence for several years, amidst many concerns from various organizations and individuals. Now, the FDA is set to approve Genetically Engineered Animals to be introduced into the food chain. Ever since the beginning of Genetically Engineered grains, controversy...

Purple GMO Tomato Inferior to Nature's Offerings

10/31/2008 - In what appears to be an attempt at softening the public`s attitude toward genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), British scientists have engineered a purple tomato, rich in antioxidants, by splicing certain genes from the snapdragon flower with those of a tomato in order to create a "super tomato"...

Diet, Lifestyle Changes Effect at Genetic Level

8/28/2008 - Dr. Dean Ornish, head of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, is a well-known author advocating lifestyle changes to improve health. Dr. Ornish is also affiliated with the University of California at San Francisco. He recently reported on the Gene Expression Modulation...

Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...

Genetically Modified Organisms – A Dangerous Experiment

5/14/2008 - The problems with Genetically Modified (GM) foods are as many as they are varied. Respected scientists have risked everything to step forward and warn consumers that this new fast-track "solution to world hunger" is bad for their health and the environment, but to little avail. Giant agri-business companies...

Interview: Greg Kunin from Ola Loa reveals the health secrets of drinkable vitamins

4/10/2008 - In this NaturalNews exclusive interview, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) interview Greg Kunin of Ola Loa (www.DrinkYourVitamins.com) about nutrition, quality supplements, disease prevention and much more. Adams received no money to conduct this interview and earns nothing from the sale of Ola Loa products. Mike:...

Pennsylvania Governor Rethinks Milk Labeling Rule for rBST

2/22/2008 - Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell recently overruled a decision by PA Secretary of Agriculture, Dennis Wolff to ban "hormone-free" milk labeling. State residents en masse, let their legislators know that the milk label ruling set to take effect on January 1, 2008 was not in their best interest. In...

Killer Cold Virus: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

12/11/2007 - By now most of you have read about the mutant cold virus which has turned into a killer. In summary, a virulent strain of the adenovirus (Ad14) is causing serious illness and even death in young, healthy people. Adenoviruses have been known to cause severe disease in the very young, the very old and...

Genetically modified rice may pack more antioxidants

3/19/2007 - (ConsumerWellness.org) Rice genetically engineered to produce more flavonoids was found to have higher antioxidant activity than unmodified rice, in a joint German-Indian study published in Metabolic Engineering. The rice was specifically engineered for the purposes of the study and has not been approved...

USDA approves mass planting of GM rice made with human genes

3/9/2007 - For the first time, the USDA has given preliminary approval for large-scale planting of a genetically engineered food crop containing human genes. The rice grains, produced by California-based Ventria Bioscience, synthesize a human immune protein. The public comment period for this decision lasts until...

Survey: Some clinics offer embryo selection to create children with genetic defects

12/30/2006 - A recent survey appearing in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that 3 percent of 190 participating embryo screening clinics in the United States have provided specified embryo selection for parents seeking to create children with genetic defects, such as dwarfism of deafness. Critics of the...

Genetic code of human race is deteriorating due to environmental factors

12/1/2006 - Small damages to sequences in the human genome are causing evolutionary changes in our DNA. Recent findings from a Japanese group prove that a common form of DNA damage caused by oxidation is a primary cause of mutagenesis -- damage to DNA during the genome replication process. As a result, the human...

The discovery of DNA variability, holographic blueprints and the symphony of life

11/23/2006 - Announced with great fanfare in late November, 2006, scientists have discovered that human DNA is far more variable than previously thought. Contrary to previous beliefs, as much as 10 percent of human genes vary wildly from one person to the next. The mainstream press is hailing the discovery and some...

Researcher Gives Hard Thoughts On Soft Inheritance: Above And Beyond The Gene (press release)

10/12/2006 - Organisms, including humans, all inherit DNA from generation to generation, what biologists call hard inheritance because the nucleotide sequence of DNA is constant and only changes by rare random mutation as it is passed down the generations. But there also is evidence, especially in plants, that...

Smoking, High Body Mass Index Increase Genetic Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (press release)

9/5/2006 - Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, report for the first time how two behavioral lifestyle factors together alter the genetic susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), associated with the common coding variant...

Epigenetics discoveries challenge outdated medical beliefs about DNA, inheritance and gene expression

8/21/2006 - It is widely accepted in scientific circles that organisms inherit DNA from their predecessors through a process known as hard inheritance -- so named because changes in the nucleotide sequence of the passed-on DNA is rare and only happens through random mutation -- but soft inheritance, or the affect...

Interview with Dr. Gabriel Cousens, raw foods pioneer and founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center

11/29/2005 - Mike: Thank you, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, for taking the time to participate in this interview. You have a tremendous amount of valuable information on health and life transformation to share with people. In addition to being the founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona and author of Conscious...

Gene therapy and genetic engineering: the future of medicine?

5/19/2005 - Is gene therapy the next wave in medicine? As the age of chemical-based medicine is now thoroughly discredited (prescription drugs are toxic, haven't you heard?), and drug companies are losing both profits and credibility, there's a mad dash to find something to replace the current drug racket. Could...

The Top Ten Technologies: #7: Genetic Engineering of Humans

7/14/2004 - One of the greatest problems facing our civilization goes largely unnoticed. The problem is that we, as human beings, are haphazard creations designed to thrive and reproduce in an environment that shares little in common with the global uplifting of civilization. From a physical standpoint, we are...

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