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|10/23/2012 - India, the world's second-most populous country and one of its poorest, has apparently had enough of agribusiness giant Monsanto.
According to a recent story in Science magazine:
Sounding what some regard as the death knell for the development of genetically modified food crops in India, a high-profile...|
|10/4/2012 - Once a third world economy, India is now leading the rest of the world when it comes to protecting consumers from the effects of radiation emanating from cell phones and cell phone towers.
When it comes to cell phones, the plan is simple and to the point: India, as of September 1, has decreased the...|
|9/21/2012 - Big Pharma drug reps were once a fixture in doctor's offices and hospitals but their influence on American doctors has waned significantly over the past decade. More and more physicians eschew face-to-face contact with drug reps in favor of seeking information about new medications online through pharma-sponsored...|
|8/9/2012 - The shooting deaths of six members of a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., recently was a genuine tragedy, to be sure, but the Indian government seems to be engaging in selective outrage when compared to the number of Indian farmers who have died under Monsanto-linked circumstances.
First, the diplomatic...|
|8/2/2012 - India, unique in many ways, is now known for something else: the world's largest power outage.
About 670 million of the country's one billion people were left without power this week when three of the country's power grids failed in rapid succession. The outage, which lasted hours, forced businesses,...|
|7/31/2012 - "Grids supplying electricity to half of India's 1.2 billion people collapsed on Tuesday," reports Reuters. "The outage was the worst to hit India in more than a decade and embarrassed the government, which has failed to build up enough power capacity to meet soaring demand."
More than just a single...|
|5/9/2012 - Have you ever heard the saying "you have the power to make a difference"? Well, the following demonstrates how one person has proven this. Over 30 years ago, a young teenager by the name of Jadav "Molai" Payeng had an idea to turn a barren sandbar into a thriving oasis. With this vision in mind, he...|
|4/20/2012 - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is financially backing and publicly endorsing mass polio virus vaccinations in India. In case you didn't hear him yourself, Bill Gates publicly announced that vaccines could help reduce the world population by 15%.
Gates also proclaimed that every newborn should...|
|4/17/2012 - The mainstream media has been busy hailing the supposed success of India's polio vaccine campaign over the past few years, with many news outlets now claiming that the disease has been fully eradicated throughout the country. But what these misinformation puppets are failing to disclose is the fact...|
|1/18/2012 - A highly-contagious lung disease that has become increasingly difficult to treat, tuberculosis (TB) appears to be making a deadly comeback in India. As was predicted by the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2009, drug-resistant strains of TB for which there is no viable treatment appear to be...|
|1/9/2012 - The nation of India is currently embroiled in a massive scandal involving the use of taxpayer dollars to fund research into genetically-modified organisms (GMO). The Coalition for a GM-Free India (CGMFI) is demanding an immediate end to public sector funding of GMO research after the Indian government...|
|1/2/2012 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-foods.' Wild fruits have played a significant role in many cultural cuisines all around the world. Scientists have found many great health benefits associated with wild fruits grown...|
|9/28/2011 - Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government...|
|3/23/2011 - Recent reports out of India say that multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto has once against skirted the law by clandestinely planting its genetically-modified (GM) corn without receiving approval to do so. Nitish Kumar, chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar, recently wrote a letter to India's...|
|2/20/2011 - The industry of western medicine is steeped in corruption, dishonesty and dirty tricks. One of those dirty tricks became apparent recently when it was revealed that a superbug discovered by western researchers was given the name "New Delhi" in order to make westerners fearful of medical tourism in India.
|1/4/2011 - When India's seed economy was forced by the World Bank to become globalized in the late 1990s, economic conditions within the nation's agricultural sector almost immediately took a nosedive for the worst. Much of the common Indian seed stock turned from saveable heirloom varieties to patented, genetically-modified...|
|9/1/2010 - The horrors caused by Merck & Co.'s Gardasil vaccine and GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Cervarix vaccine continue as six young girls recently died from the shots during an experimental Indian trial. The two human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines have been implicated in at least 67 deaths in the U.S., prompting...|
|8/4/2010 - China suffers from far more cases of diabetes than previously thought, placing its diabetes epidemic on the same scale as that of the United States, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
"In the last 10 years, with the country's economy expanding quickly and people's...|
|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...|
|7/12/2010 - Critics of genetically modified (GM) crops have secured a victory in India, where the environment minister has indefinitely blocked the approval of any further GM varieties.
GM cotton was approved for cultivation in India in 2002, and now covers 80 percent of the country's cotton farmlands. In October...|
|11/14/2009 - The drought in India has become so severe that people have begun literally fighting over water in many regions of the country, even murdering each other over the precious substance.
Northern India is in the grips of a drought so severe that in Bhopal, the City of Lakes, the government has been forced...|
|1/26/2009 - Many of the pharmaceuticals consumed in the United States are made in India, where labor is cheap and environmental laws are lenient on powerful corporations. U.S. drug companies are exploiting this situation to manufacture hundreds of millions of doses of high-profit pharmaceuticals in India, where...|
|8/26/2008 - A serious outbreak of bird flu has devastated poultry stocks and prices in India and killed 100 people in Indonesia.
The H5N1 strain of avian flu is highly lethal, but does not spread easily to humans. Health officials are concerned that it might mutate into a strain that is easily transmitted to...|
|2/13/2007 - A legal challenge from drug maker Novartis to current Indian patent law could halt Indian companies from selling generic copies of drugs to combat AIDS and cancer to the third world.
When India joined the World Trade Organization in 1995, they had ten years to update their patent laws to a standard...|
|12/21/2006 - India is considered to be one of the world's top polluters in terms of emissions, but this week the country said this week that it's not doing any harm to the world's atmosphere, despite increasing emissions of greenhouse gases.
Global temperature rises of 2 to 3 degrees Celsius are predicted in...|
|11/30/2006 - A new Indian study has found that the herb Plumeria acuminate -- commonly known as perungalli and widely used in Ayurvedic medicine -- may be a potent treatment for both acute and chronic inflammation.
Researchers from Jadavpur University in Kolkata and ASN Pharmacy college tested the effectiveness...|
|8/22/2006 - In the run up to the 2004 election, the George W. Bush presidential campaign received more than $380,000 from the Coca-Cola company and its affiliates. That "investment" of influence seems to be paying off nicely for Coca-Cola today as the Bush Administration is going to bat for the American company...|
|8/17/2006 - -- Amitabh Pal, a writer for social justice publication The Progressive, says the Bush administration is pressuring the Indian government to reinstate sales of Coke and Pepsi, which have been restricted or banned in many Indian states for high pesticide content.
A report recently released in India...|
|8/11/2006 - After a Center for Science and Environment study found 24 times the acceptable level of pesticides in soda sold in India, a few state governments acted quickly to ban the big name soft drinks -- Coca-Cola and PepsiCo -- but the country's top business groups warned Thursday that the move could hurt India's...|
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|8/7/2006 - A spokesman for the administration of the largest state in India announced Friday that Rajasthan would be banning the sale of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola products after the Indian Supreme Court gave the companies one month to reveal their products' ingredients.
A report from the Center for Science and...|
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