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|4/16/2015 - Some are calling the initiative a failure, and others say it's definitely a step in the right direction. Taking any action that will begin sending a better message about the food we eat is a good idea. The obesity rates in South Los Angeles grew by 12 percent over three years despite an innovative ban...|
|4/3/2015 - After the disturbing death in 2013 of tens of thousands of bees in Wilsonville, Oregon believed to be linked to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, Portland, Oregon has decided -- after a recent unanimous vote -- to ban use of these toxic chemicals on city-owned property. The ban does not...|
|1/16/2015 12:53:09 PM - Benton County, Oregon has gathered enough signatures to ballot a measure to ban GMOs completely. These are all rural counties that contain small- to medium-sized farms.
Measure 2-89, known as the "Benton County Local Food System Ordinance," is on the May 19, 2015 election ballot for voters in Benton...|
|1/16/2015 - Mexico is desperately trying to avoid a bioterrorism takeover by Big GMO, which is insistent upon ushering in genetically modified (GM) maize to replace the dozens of native corn varieties already grown throughout the country. The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal has issued an urgent...|
|12/29/2014 5:28:00 PM - Los Angeles, where there are no known GMOs, may want to brace themselves for a change... and it isn't for the better.
Just when a GMO ban for the city appeared to be favored by officials, a good ol' one-two switch took place when they suddenly expressed opposition. In fact, their abrupt change of...|
|12/11/2014 - If you haven't already seen Hunger Games, Catching Fire I urge you to watch it now. The movie, available for free on Amazon's PRIME service, depicts a totalitarian centralized government ruling over disarmed, oppressed subjects with outrageous cruelty and injustice.
The movie is a warning to what...|
|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...|
|11/26/2014 - In a victory over GMO-favoring agriculture companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, the residents of Maui County, Hawaii, have won a ballot initiative to temporarily halt genetically engineered crops in the county. The effort against the companies was not only the first of its kind for Maui residents...|
|11/2/2014 - A pair of agri-giants has raised millions of dollars in a bid to prevent Hawaiian farmers and residents from eliminating the growth of genetically modified crops in the state.
According to a local news website, Honolulu Civil Beat (HCB), Monsanto and Dow -- two of the world's largest biotech and...|
|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...|
|10/12/2014 - Yet another city is contemplating whether or not to ban an insecticide that is likely causing adverse environmental effects by negatively impacting ecosystems. City leaders in Tucson, Arizona, are preparing to be asked to ban nicotine-based insecticides, a chemical which many scientists allege is contributing...|
|9/18/2014 - Tasmania, the "Island State" just off the coast of Melbourne, Australia, has a population of half-a-million people and includes 26,000 square miles of land. They have continued their ban on ALL things GMO until 2019, seeing "no imperative to change" from eating normal, nutritious food that doesn't cause...|
|9/3/2014 - The California state legislature enacted a ban on single-use, plastic bags. Many cities, (several in California, Washington, and Texas) have made it illegal for grocery stores and restaurants to use plastic bags at checkout, but if the bill is signed into law, California would be the first to enact...|
|8/27/2014 - When someone thinks of New York City, an area that's brimming with wildlife isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. However, it's home to many, including the mate of a red-tailed hawk in Manhattan that, unfortunately, is said to have died when it ingested a rat tainted with rat poison....|
|7/13/2014 - The U.S. is in the midst of an arsenic crisis. And yet a single U.S. congressman, admittedly influenced by corporate lobbying, is consciously blocking efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose new restrictions on the chemical element that would protect the public against this known...|
|7/10/2014 11:13:27 AM - U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has introduced new legislation that would phase out the use of the estrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in all food packaging, not just baby bottles and "sippy" cups. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Ban Poisonous Additives...|
|7/7/2014 - There have been suspicions about pesticides causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) where suddenly many bees die or disappear from their hives and never return. In particular, many scientists have been suspecting a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
After several large scale bee keeper and...|
|6/29/2014 - Another positive step in protecting bees has been taken, this time by the Spokane City Council. It will now be illegal for the City of Spokane to purchase or use neonicotinoid insecticides, such as RoundUp Ready. Following the example of Eugene, Oregon, the city is the second in the nation to ban the...|
|5/18/2014 - A number of Michigan residents believe they are in danger of losing their right to keep livestock on their own property because of a new ruling from the state's Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Off The Grid News (OTGN) reports that the commission ruled April 28 that any local government...|
|5/14/2014 - Obama has betrayed his first term campaign promises of giving Americans the right to know what they're eating by labeling GMOs. He has placed more former Monsanto and other biotech key personnel in his administration and the Supreme Court than any other president.
America has become the GMO nation....|
|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...|
|4/20/2014 - Monsanto has successfully pressured the government of Sri Lanka to back off from banning its signature chemical glyphosate, commonly known by the trade name Roundup. The Sri Lankan government had moved to ban glyphosate following findings that linked it to an epidemic of kidney failure that has killed...|
|4/17/2014 - Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a collaborator with international biotech kingpin Monsanto, has officially been banned from the Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the heavily hyped transgenic crop failed...|
|4/9/2014 - The natural ecosystem on Earth is being chemically engineered as pesticides pour into the environment, year after year. As crops soak up the pesticides into their roots, stems, flowers and pollen, wildlife is put at risk.
Tiny and slight, insects are directly impacted by these chemicals as they pollinate....|
|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...|
|4/4/2014 - A fire outside of Stone Castle Recycling's main structures has inspired some looking into the storage of old cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and computer monitors. The fire was outside the building where tons of those junked items were stacked 50 yards from the building.
The fact that other fires, a couple...|
|3/31/2014 - The dangers associated with mercury-based dental fillings are not isolated to just the individuals who receive them, says a new study recently published by the environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT). Like its name implies, BT is pushing for a ban on mercury use in dentistry due to persistent mercury...|
|3/20/2014 - Why is it more important to ban GMO seeds and crops than label their products? By the time labeling laws are enacted, and if enough people are educated on GMO dangers, the game may be over when all crops are contaminated by GMOs from other fields.
Labeling implies co-existence. Long term non-GMO...|
|2/17/2014 - Following a high court ruling back in August that overturned a ban on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) corn in France, a French senator has now introduced new legislation to effectively reinstate and extend this ban. Reuters reports that a member of the ruling Socialist party has submitted...|
|2/15/2014 - British Members of Parliament voted through a House of Lords amendment to enable the UK Health Secretary to ban smoking in cars with kids inside. Not just Wales but all of Great Britain is reeling from the decision, trying to figure out how the Government deems it "sensible" to regulate their every...|
|1/29/2014 - Tasmania recently extended its ban on GMO crops indefinitely. This move will enable the Tasmanian island state of the Australian Commonwealth, located 150 miles off the southeast coast of mainland Australia, to maintain export leverage to European nations and others that won't import GMO foods.
|1/3/2014 12:45:36 AM - As Robin Williams' character in "Mrs. Doubtfire" said, perhaps it was a "drive-by fruiting."
But police in Miami say a man launched an attack against his girlfriend using a deadly - banana. If Michael Bloomberg were mayor, he'd most likely be calling for a ban on "assault fruit."
As reported by...|
|11/27/2013 - With a little more than one month left before his final term as mayor comes to an end, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the politician famed for trying (but failing) to ban large sodas, is attempting to get just one more ban in before he heads off into retirement. The New York Post reports that the...|
|10/15/2013 - After years of careless neglect that prompted threats of a lawsuit by environmental and human rights advocacy groups, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reluctantly agreed to nullify approval for three of the four arsenical drugs currently being used in conventional animal feed. But The...|
|9/12/2013 - In yet another extraordinary exemption for the very vaccine companies that continue to poison our children, the Minnesota legislature has passed a law banning formaldehyde in all children's products except for pharmaceuticals, vaccines or foods.
For the record, even the CDC admits that vaccines still...|
|9/9/2013 - It's called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), and it's a super secret trade pact being negotiated completely outside of law, with no congressional authority but with the aim of forcing nations around the world to ban GMO labeling, embrace Monsanto's GMO crops and keep pharmaceutical prices artificially...|
|8/9/2013 - It has been confirmed that France will extend its moratorium on the cultivation of Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) MON810 corn within its borders, despite a recent ruling by the French Council of State that the longstanding ban violates European Union (EU) law. As reported in a recent AFP article...|
|8/8/2013 - Repeated efforts by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restrict the soda-drinking habits of Big Apple residents and visitors have so far failed to get off the ground at every attempt. According to new reports, a state appeals court has once again denied petitions by the city's Board of Health...|
|7/29/2013 - 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....|
|7/20/2013 - It may seem ironic, given the pro-administration propaganda that is broadcast and published daily by the mainstream press. But now they are about to get some real competition from none other than the federal government itself.
In a quiet little move aimed at drawing as little attention as possible,...|
|7/7/2013 - According to the new book Rich Food, Poor Food, ingredients commonly found in up to 80 percent of all pre-packaged foods on grocers shelves in the U.S. have been banned in other countries. As alarming as such information is, our food safety outlook becomes even bleaker when we consider other banned...|
|7/2/2013 - Neonicotinoid pesticides, including the likes of imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, dinetofuran and acetamiprid, are coming under heavy scrutiny. Their horrendous, environment-ravishing, bee-killing properties are responsible for entire bee colony collapses. As these poisons are sprayed into...|
|7/1/2013 - Most of us know that GMOs are required to be labeled or even completely banned in some other nations. Some nations have even outlawed certain pesticides and insecticides from agricultural use that are heavily promoted in the United States.
Those items are not surprising for most of us. But you will...|
|6/22/2013 - The Second Amendment's guarantee of a citizen's right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and other purposes is a key provision of the United States Constitution, but it is an inherent human right that a growing number of British subjects would like to utilize.
The Telegraph, a British newspaper,...|
|5/31/2013 - Like many Natural News readers, I was astonished when Sen. Rand Paul voted against a recent amendment that would have allowed states to enact their own local laws regarding GMO labeling. Rand Paul's answer to why he voted against the amendment, however, is a coherent argument that deserves additional...|
|3/12/2013 - It is the ultimate dream of socialist control freaks to dictate every detail of your life: what you eat, what you think, what you say and even whether you have the right to self defense. New York City Mayor Bloomberg tried to take his control freak power grab one step beyond all reason with a recent...|
|2/13/2013 - Gun banners in Washington aren't satisfied with preventing you from taking full advantage of your Second Amendment rights regarding firearms and associated accessories that are already obtainable: They also want to ban future guns and gun gear as well.
Take a recent proposal by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel,...|
|2/5/2013 - Chicago is infamous for its mob-style governing mentality, and current Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing what he can to carry on that tradition. Thwarted by a federal appeals court in December which ordered the state legislature to make concealed carry in Illinois happen within six months, Emanuel is attempting...|
|1/24/2013 10:17:05 PM - It has come to our attention that the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a national non-governmental organization that claims to represent the interests of American farmers, is right now attempting to covertly eliminate the freedom of South Carolina farmers to sell raw milk at the retail level....|
|1/2/2013 - It is being hailed as a victory by gun rights advocates that is perhaps sweeter than any previous pro-Second Amendment ruling.
Following a recent trend in which successive federal courts have upheld an individual's right to keep and bear arms, a federal appeals panel in Chicago has thrown out the...|
|12/18/2012 - I know how to stop the next school shooting, save the children and restore some sanity to America. Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, was on medication, we now know. So were previous shooters like the two students at Columbine High School in the 1999 Colorado shooting. Medication...|
|12/4/2012 - After unloading tens of millions of dollars to defeat the historic California Proposition 37 to label genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), biotechnology abomination Monsanto is now set to receive a multi-million dollar bailout from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a London-based...|
|11/20/2012 - It has been more than two years since the biotechnology company AquAdvantage first petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve its genetically-engineered (GE) salmon AquaBounty for human consumption, and the agency still has not given the "Frankenfish" the green light, thanks in...|
|11/3/2012 - Just days after declaring a ban on two influenza vaccines manufactured by Swiss drug maker Novartis due to abnormal floating particles, the nations of Canada and Switzerland have officially lifted these bans at the request of the drug giant. According to Reuters, Novartis procured company-funded testing...|
|10/31/2012 - A handful of European Union (EU) member nations have banned several influenza vaccines manufactured by Swiss drug maker Novartis after agglomerations of small, white proteins were discovered floating in batch injections of the flu jabs Agrippal and Fluad, neither of which are sold in the U.S. According...|
|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...|
|10/4/2012 - Pending affirmation by its national health agency, France is expected to call for an official ban on Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) corn very soon "at a European level," according to the French news source RFI. Following the recent release of a University of Caen study that found a link between...|
|9/26/2012 - Russia has now officially banned all imports of genetically modified corn, citing concerns from a recent study by French researchers showing rats grew massive cancer tumors when fed a lifetime of Monsanto's genetically modified corn.
Russia's consumer protection group, Rospotrebnadzor, said it was...|
|9/14/2012 - Ah, the hilarity of the nanny state knows no bounds, it seems. Especially not in New York City, where Mayor Bloomberg oversaw a large-sized soda ban that just became law. The really hilarious part of the law? It does not apply to aspartame-laced "diet sodas" which, by any honest measure, are far more...|
|7/21/2012 - As fast food giant McDonald's gets ready to open its largest restaurant in the world at Olympic Park in London (http://www.huffingtonpost.com), the London Assembly, an elected government body that holds the London Mayor accountable to his promises, has voted in favor of calling for an official ban on...|
|7/8/2012 - Researchers at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health and at Arizona State University have discovered traces of a banned antibiotic in poultry byproducts, which seems to indicate producers are evading 2005 regulation prohibiting its use in treating chickens and turkeys.
The scientists said...|
|6/19/2012 - As the Health Ranger, I'm on the record strongly opposing soda consumption. Years ago, I wrote the popular self-help guide, "The Five Soft Drink Monsters," which helps soda addicts get off sodas and transition to healthier drinks like tea or water (http://programs.webseed.com/The_Five_Soft_Drink_Monsters__TV.htm)....|
|5/29/2012 - A significant health freedom victory has taken place in the European nation of Poland, where all plantings of Monsanto's MON810, a genetically-modified (GM) variety of maize (corn) that produces its own built-in Bt insecticide in every kernel, have been officially banned.
The decision comes after...|
|4/30/2012 - In a desperate attempt to avoid implementing an actual ban on the non-therapeutic use of antibiotic drugs in factory animal feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has once again made it abundantly clear that it favors corporate interests over public health. In a recent announcement, the FDA...|
|4/23/2012 - With a myriad of concrete evidence now in plain view, there is simply no denying that pesticides are a direct cause of massive bee declines all around the world. And despite continued denial by corporate-whore governments in the U.S., the U.K., and elsewhere that have sided with the chemical manufacturers...|
|3/30/2012 - As many NaturalNews readers now know, the state of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently issued a final ruling on its invasive species order (ISO) for swine that targets destructive "feral" species for elimination across the state. But what many people do not realize is that because...|
|3/28/2012 - On the heels of ongoing, massive protests against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), French agricultural officials have announced that plantings of Monsanto's MON810 GM corn, which contains built-in Bt toxin, will no longer be permitted within France. Reports explain that the moratorium is only...|
|3/21/2012 - Beginning March 1, 2012, the controversial painkiller drug OxyContin (oxycodone) will no longer be available for prescription in Canada. Numerous media sources report that Health Canada has officially nixed the drug, which is an opioid-based drug similar to heroin, because of widespread abuse, particularly...|
|12/24/2011 - Biking, running, or even walking in the town of Hull, Wisc., without official government permission could soon become an "illegal" offense. The Stevens Point Journal reports that a public safety committee in Hull is working towards mandating that all non-automobile travelers who plan to use public roadways...|
|12/21/2011 - January 1, 2012, was supposed to be the day that the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), which was passed by Congress and signed into law by former President George W. Bush back in 2007, came into effect, banning certain high-watt incandescent light bulbs. But all such bulbs will remain on...|
|12/18/2011 - Air travelers flying out of Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FTL) in Florida may soon no longer have to worry about being forced through the US Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) naked body scanners. CBS 4 in Miami reports that the commission of Broward County, where the...|
|11/14/2011 - Earlier in the year, several concerned groups sued the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to address the issue of antibiotic use in animal feed (http://www.naturalnews.com/032824_antibiotics_animal_feed.html). Though numerous studies have found that adding antibiotics to animal feed undeniably...|
|6/24/2011 - A rarity in the world today, the South American nation of Peru has yet to be contaminated by the import, cultivation, or breeding of any genetically-modified (GM) crops -- at least not openly -- unlike some of its nearby neighbors like Brazil that have openly and willingly accepted them. And the recent...|
|6/2/2011 - So-called food safety laws enacted in Denmark back in 2004 have restricted the sale of any food products that contain added vitamins and minerals, and all on the outlandish premise that such nutrients are a threat to public health. And just recently, the country banned Marmite, a popular food spread...|
|5/26/2011 - Following other California cities, including San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Barbara, Long Beach City Council is on the verge of enacting a citywide ban on plastic bags. Now, the European Union may follow suit.
It could be against the law for stores in the EU to stock them or there could be a new...|
|5/6/2011 - After much deliberation, new European Union regulations have come into place banning hundreds of traditional herbal remedies. Under the guise of "protecting" consumers from these "dangerous" supplements, the European Union has opened the flood gates to an onslaught of new legislation designed to cut...|
|4/22/2011 4:35:12 AM - Decadent and delicious, much-loved strawberries have a dark side. The recently approved strawberry pesticide methyl iodide has been called "one of the most toxic chemicals on earth" by Dr. John Froines, UCLA Professor of Environmental Health and Chair of California's independent scientific committee...|
|2/10/2011 - Over the last several months, the LA Times website and other mainstream media outlets have been running ads featuring text with messages like, "1 Trick of a Tiny Belly: Cut down a bit of your belly every day using this 1 weird old tip."
A Consumer Wellness Center investigation (www.ConsumerWellness.com)...|
|1/21/2011 - In 2007, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act which contains a subsection that bans the sale of incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012. But the new Congress recently unveiled the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, or H.R. 91, which would repeal this subsection and restore...|
|11/29/2010 - Beginning in March 2011, the European Union (EU) will outlaw the manufacture and sale of baby bottles and containers made with bisphenol-A (BPA), a plastics chemical linked to endocrine disruption, developmental disorders, and other illnesses. The decision came after a series of new studies were released...|
|11/20/2010 - The Collegium Ramazzini, an independent, internationally renowned academy comprising of 184 top-notched scientists in the fields of occupational and environmental health, has issued a repeat call for a universal ban on asbestos. The first universal ban was issued in 1999. The 2010 repeat call for a...|
|11/12/2010 - Sugar beet farmers from across the country are bemoaning the court ruling from last October that barred any further plantings of genetically-modified (GM) sugar beets until proper safety studies have been completed. But according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report, Monsanto spin doctors and industry...|
|10/25/2010 - Many readers have written us to ask why they sometimes see a Google ad appearing on our site for something we oppose such as a pharmaceutical or junk food product. On the left of each article, we publish a 300 x 250 Google Adsense ad. Google uses a keyword detection algorithm to determine which ads...|
|9/23/2010 - The diabetes drug Avandia, shown to raise heart attack risk by 40 percent in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was banned today across many European countries in a coordinated global announcement. The FDA didn't quite ban the drug but placed it under severe restrictions that...|
|8/8/2010 - The battle continues as agri-giant Monsanto pushes to have its genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa approved for use in the U.S. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Monsanto by ruling against a lower court's nationwide ban on the GM alfalfa; however, the court is requiring the U.S. Department of...|
|5/12/2010 - Seven leading scientists have sent a letter to the United Kingdom's Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, urging him to ban the use of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in products intended for use in feeding infants.
"We urge you now to adopt a standpoint consistent with the approach...|
|5/10/2010 - The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), an organization whose mission includes "defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods", recently filed a lawsuit against the FDA for its ban on interstate sales of...|
|5/7/2010 - An increasing number of states are considering banning bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers in response to growing concerns that the chemical causes cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. Despite disregard by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about its potential...|
|3/29/2010 - A British heart surgeon has issued a call for a ban on butter, citing excessive consumption of saturated fats which he believes has rapidly increased the number of heart disease cases in the Great Britain. Dr. Shyam Kolvekar expressed concern that people as young as 30 years old are now getting heart...|
|3/15/2010 - The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) in the U.K. is urging British lawmakers to ban trans-fats from the British food supply because the artificial fats are causing heart attacks, strokes, and other serious diseases. Comprised of 3,300 doctors and health specialists, FPH hopes to follow in the footsteps...|
|3/13/2010 - Beginning on January 1, 2010, Russia has officially banned imported poultry products from countries that use chlorine in their processing methods. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will no longer allow chicken imports from the U.S. because the chlorine baths used to sanitize...|
|10/30/2009 - The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. The concern is that a pandemic would cause too many people to stay at...|
|4/26/2009 - After living in Ecuador for some time, I recently traveled to Taiwan, where Truth Publishing is headquartered. Returning to the United States after spending time in Taiwan has allowed me the perspective to make some observations about the differences between the USA and Taiwan.
The bottom line on...|
|3/26/2009 - The state of Maryland is considering two bills that would impose a ban on a number of food colorings that have been linked to hyperactivity in children. If either of the bills passes, it would make Maryland the first state to prohibit the use of any of the colorings.
Under one bill, the food additives...|
|2/13/2009 - At the end of January the FDA held a public hearing to reconsider the safety of Darvon, a painkiller that has been on the market since 1957. The panel voted 14 to 12 in favor of withdrawing the drug from the market, following in the footsteps of the United Kingdom which banned the drug in 2005 after...|
|1/27/2009 - In this time of deflationary pressure on all agricultural products, farmers and ranchers got a token boost at the end of December when the USDA`s Animal and Plant Health Inspection-Veterinary Service officially cancelled its Mandatory Premise Registration Directive. The action is seen as confirming...|
|10/8/2008 - The Massachusetts Senate will consider a bill to ban all gifts by pharmaceutical companies to doctors, which would be the first such ban in the United States.
Proposed by Senate President Therese Murray, the bill would prohibit any gift including payments, entertainment, meals, travel, honoraria,...|
|9/27/2008 - This is an important analysis and update on the financial bailout situation. It was posted first to our Mindful Wealth Email List (see below).
ANALYSIS and PREDICTIONS*:
* See financial disclaimer at the end of this article...
1. The financial bailout will be approved
Lawmakers are privately...|
|8/28/2008 - The Toronto board of health has urged the Canadian government to place a total ban on the advertising of junk foods to children.
Currently, advertising to children is regulated by self-imposed rules under which 16 food companies have agreed either not to market to children under the age of 12, or...|
|8/17/2008 - Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer has rejected calls to ban downer cattle from the U.S. food supply.
Downer cattle are those too sick or injured to stand. Because these cows are at a higher risk of carrying the fatal, incurable neurological disorder known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or...|
|7/31/2008 - The U.S. Congress has just voted to categorize tobacco as a drug, handing the FDA regulatory authority to control the advertising, marketing and sales of cigarettes. This hilarious move, if approved by the Senate and signed by the President, would put the FDA in the position of approving the sale of...|
|7/15/2008 - A pair of North Dakota hemp farmers have filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn a federal ban on the production of commercial hemp.
North Dakota is the only state that allows the cultivation of industrial hemp, and the state legislature recently lifted a requirement that hemp farmers...|
|7/3/2008 - The following is a transcript of Health Ranger Report #16, entitled The Politics of National Health Care Reform, which is available free of charge as an MP3 download at: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html
Have you ever wondered who is going to win the presidency in the United States and...|
|6/5/2008 - The FDA has, for decades, ridiculously insisted that mercury fillings pose no health threat whatsoever to children. While dismissing hundreds of studies showing a clear link between mercury amalgam fillings ("silver fillings") and disastrous neurological effects in the human body, the FDA denied the...|
|4/4/2008 - Effective January 1st of this year, Norway has become the first nation to legislate a sweeping ban on the use of amalgam fillings in dental work. Previous laws forbid the use of mercury-containing fillings in more vulnerable segments of the population, such as pregnant women and children, but the new...|
|4/1/2008 - Over the past century, Monsanto has dabbled in many projects – Agent Orange, Terminator seeds, PCBs, and now "recombined" milk. Monsanto's latest obsession is milk labels. Specifically, those that are labeled "rBST-free" or "rBGH-free". They are not concerned with the BST and the BGH on your milk labels....|
|2/21/2008 - The Consumers International Congress (CI) was held in Sydney at the end of October with the theme 'holding corporations to account'. Two areas of the Congress that attracted media attention were 'Obesity and Food Marketing', and 'The Ethics of the Drug Promotion'.
The Congress maintains that consumers...|
|2/20/2008 - Consumer Protection efforts to ban Aspartame/Methanol/Formaldehyde as an artificial sweetener in Hawaii have run into curious tactics by lobbyists compounded by indifference and inertia on the part of the key legislators. The House Bill was "deferred" on the last day it could be properly heard and voted...|
|1/24/2008 - The Consumers International Congress (CI) was held in Sydney at the end of October with the theme 'holding corporations to account'. Two areas of the Congress that attracted media attention were 'Obesity and Food Marketing', and 'The Ethics of the Drug Promotion'.
The Congress maintains that consumers...|
|5/29/2007 - History tells us that imperialist nations quite predictably invade weaker nations on a regular basis... especially when those weaker nations happen to be standing on valuable natural resources like oil or uranium. Thanks to this desire for strategic control over territories, the twentieth century was...|
|3/15/2007 - Health Canada, the country's ministry of health, is considering lifting a 30-year ban on the artificial sweetener saccharin. According to ministry officials, new information has come to light that raises questions about whether the sweetener is truly carcinogenic or not.
Jump directly to: conventional...|
|2/10/2007 - A California legislator is prepared to place before the state legislature a bill that would ban the use of incandescent light bulbs.
The “How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Light bulb Act”, which has been drafted by California Assemblyman, Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, would ban the use of...|
|2/9/2007 - New York state senator Carl Kruger announced on February 6 that he intends to introduce a bill that would ban people from using cellular phones, MP3 players or other wireless data devices such as Blackberrys, while crossing streets in Buffalo or New York City.
Three pedestrians in Kruger's district...|
|1/30/2007 - A new bill proposed by an Albuquerque, N.M. senator -- if passed -- will ban foods with aspartame from being on sale in the state by July.
Aspartame is a chemically created sweetener that has replaced sugar and corn syrup on a widespread level for many products, including diet soda.
The bill is...|
|1/25/2007 - Following in the footsteps of New York City, a Maryland delegate has proposed legislation to ban trans fats in the Old Line State.
The legislation comes from Democrat James W. Hubbard, whose recent bill in Maryland’s House of Delegates would ban restaurants from serving foods with more than a half-gram...|
|1/16/2007 - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted earlier this week to study the feasibility of banning trans fats in county restaurants, much like New York City, which banned the unhealthy fats from restaurant foods in December last year.
The board of supervisors voted to study a possible ban following...|
|12/26/2006 - The council of Waverly, Australia is considering a campaign to phase out deadly trans fats from hundreds of restaurants across an area that includes the Bondi and Bronte restaurant strips, after a similar ban was passed in NYC. Former Waverley mayor Mora Main is leading the campaign, saying the council...|
|12/12/2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Monday that Congress should pass legislation prohibiting junk food commercials on TV shows aimed at children, and pediatricians should support a ban or severe restrictions on unhealthy food ads appearing in schools.
The AAP's policy asks Congress and...|
|12/5/2006 - A unanimous vote from the New York City Board of Health has made the Big Apple the first U.S. city to ban harmful trans fats from its restaurants.
First proposed on Sept. 26, the ban on using trans fats in restaurant cooking stirred up a hornets' nest of positive and negative reactions, as proponents...|
|11/23/2006 - Beginning Dec. 1, the city of San Francisco will begin enforcing a ban on the sale, distribution and manufacture of baby products that contain any level of the toxic chemical bisphenol A or certain levels of phthalates.
Both chemicals -- which are used to harden or soften plastic products -- can...|
|10/27/2006 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that recent media reports that the agency had banned imports of Vegemite -- a yeast spread popular in Australia -- are false.
"There is no ban on Vegemite," said FDA spokesman Mike Herndon, who said he was surprised by the media reports on a possible...|
|10/18/2006 - The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has caused a stir among both health proponents and food producers with its proposed ban of trans fats in city restaurants, while food producers say that the relatively small amount of trans fats in their food is safe. Now, one health educator is rallying...|
|10/4/2006 - Utah-based Nutraceutical Corporation has filed a petition for the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rehear its case challenging the Food and Drug Administration's ban of the herb ephedra.
Ephedra -- an herb used for sports performance and weight loss -- was banned by the FDA after reports that...|
|10/2/2006 - When New York City proposed its ban Tuesday against restaurants using harmful trans fats -- an ingredient shown to cause health issues from high cholesterol to cancer -- a legal hornets' nest over the safety of America's food supply may have been stirred up, legal experts said.
The battle has been...|
|9/27/2006 - New York City health officials recently unveiled a proposal that would ban artificial trans fatty acids from the city's 24,600 restaurants, just three years after prohibiting smoking in eateries.
Most trans fats are found in shortenings, margarines and frying oils, and can be found in foods ranging...|
|9/20/2006 - Environmental and occupational health experts at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that major countries--including India, China and Malaysia -- still produce and sell consumer paints with dangerously high lead levels.
The report appears in the early online edition of the journal Environmental...|
|9/6/2006 - The International Obesity TaskForce (IOTF) recently released a report urging UN agencies and governments to develop globally enforceable regulations to ban or severely limit exploitative marketing techniques aimed at children to sell junk food.
At the International Congress on Obesity in Sydney,...|
|8/29/2006 - After traces of unapproved, genetically modified (GM) rice from Bayer -- known as LL Rice 601 -- was found in commercial batches from the United States, Greenpeace called for a global ban on rice from America.
"Rice is the world's most important staple food and contamination of rice supplies by Bayer,...|
|8/23/2006 - At a conference today, environmental and health NGOsi
demanded a total mercury export ban to take effect by 2008 at the latest, and that surplus mercury be securely stored in perpetuity. They pressed the Commission urgently to present a proposal to regulate mercury. NGOs also called for the Directive...|
|7/25/2006 - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently called on Congress to enact a two-year federal ban on direct-to-consumer (DTC) drug advertisements, and for Minnesota to increase its regulation of drug ads.
Pawlenty says the FDA was "mistaken" when it relaxed restrictions on DTC drug advertising, a move that...|
|7/6/2006 - -- UK food advertisers and manufacturers have agreed on a possible ban on brand-name food advertisements aimed at children younger than 10 on broadcast television. The agreement will also limit all ads for food and drinks to 30 seconds per hour on kids' channels.
However, the National Heart Forum...|
|6/22/2006 - -- Japan and other pro-whaling nations overturned the international ban on whale hunting at a recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting held in St. Kitts, when the commission narrowly voted (33-32) to declare a 20-year ban on whaling "invalid."
The declaration could lead to an eventual...|
|11/20/2005 - New Mexico may become the first state in the nation to enact an official statewide ban on the artificial sweetener aspartame, if a group of determined activists has its way. Activists there are fighting hard to ban the sale of any and all products containing the chemical sweetener, and they achieved...|
|10/14/2005 - In the months and years ahead, you're going to hear a whole lot of talk about health care reform, but most of what you're going to hear is about reform, not health. You see, there's this great lie out there, this huge misconception, this big shell game, where all these politicians and power-hungry people...|
|6/6/2005 - How about some truth for a change about the Food Supplements Directive in the European Union? The proponents of this directive say that it's about protecting patients from all these dangerous vitamins, minerals, supplements, plant extracts and antioxidants that are so dangerous for people. They say,...|
|12/5/2004 - Want a real solution to skyrocketing health care costs? Forget about all the so-called "cost saving" schemes dreamed up by politicians, drug companies and HMOs. All they do is create new levels of bureaucracy that don't address the real problems of why health care costs are so high in the first place....|
|5/5/2004 3:30:25 PM - The FDA has announced it is banning the sale of andro products --
pro-hormone nutritional supplements used by body builders. It's part of
the FDA's ongoing campaign to destroy the nutritional supplement
industry while boosting the sales of drugs. Granted, andro is a risky
product with potentially...|
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|1/5/2004 2:25:18 PM - Kudos to doctors for pushing to ban soft drinks and fruit drinks in
schools. It's just one way to combat rising childhood obesity, and it
will surely help these children maintain healthy body weights as adults
(it's much harder to lose weight as an adult if you were obese as a
child). This is...|
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