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France confirms it will continue ban on GMO corn, despite council ruling

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...

Appeals court slaps down Bloomberg's soda ban as unconstitutional

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...

Oakland to ban hammers, wrenches, tripods, walking canes, shields and other 'tools of vandalism' in bizarre Orwellian disarmament push

7/29/2013 - Forget "gun control." That's old news. The city of Oakland, California now wants to ban any object that could be used as a "tool of vandalism," including hammers, wrenches, slingshots, shields and presumably anything else with a blunt edge such as garden rakes or sticks. It's all part of Oakland's...

U.S. ends ban on government propaganda being broadcast to Americans

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,...

Eighty percent of the packaged foods on our grocers shelves are banned in other countries

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...

Pesticide opposition group calls for government to ban bee-killing pesticides

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...

Find out which foods we eat in America are banned in other countries - the facts will scare you

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...

Huge number of Britons want handgun ban repealed

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,...

Analysis: Rand Paul's response to GMO labeling and the proper role of limited government

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...

Bloomberg's control freak soda ban struck down by judge as 'fraught with capricious consequences'

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...

NY lawmaker seeks total ban on 3D printing of firearm parts, even before technology emerges

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,...

Chicago 'boss' declares economic warfare on gun makers, tells banks to deny loans and funds

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...

Urgent: Big Ag group trying to ban raw milk sales in South Carolina - your help needed to stop this tyranny

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....

Illinois court strikes down state's unconstitutional ban on concealed carry

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...

The solution to the insanity: Ban all people on psychiatric medication from owning guns, driving cars or voting for President

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...

Monsanto to receive huge government bailout from European Union

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...

Take action against GE salmon - Tell the FDA to ban it now!

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...

Canada, Switzerland cave to company pressures by lifting ban on dangerous Novartis flu vaccines

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...

EU nations ban Novartis influenza vaccine after dangerous proteins found

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...

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...

Europe-wide ban on Monsanto GM corn imminent in wake of French study linking it to cancer

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...

Russia bans all GM corn imports; EU may also ban Monsanto GMO in wake of shocking cancer findings

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...

Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame

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...

London Assembly trying to ban McDonald's, Coca-Cola from 2012 Olympics

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...

Traces of banned antibiotics discovered in poultry

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...

Instead of banning soda, maybe it's time we banned stupid government bans

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)....

Poland beekeepers kick Monsanto out of the hive, successfully ban bee-killing GM corn

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...

FDA refuses to ban antibiotics in livestock, resorts to voluntary phase out that will be ignored by industry

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...

Scientists call for global ban on bee-killing pesticides

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...

Confirmed: Michigan pig ban will eliminate all heritage breeds, destroy thousands of small-scale farms

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...

Massive public protests spur France to ban plantings of Monsanto's MON810 GMO corn

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...

Health professionals anticipate extremely dangerous mass withdrawals as Canadian OxyContin ban takes effect

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...

Wisconsin town seeks to ban unregistered bicycles, pedestrians from using public roads

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...

Government omnibus spending bill add-on puts incandescent light bulb ban on hold

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...

Florida airport could be first in US to ban naked body scanners

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...

FDA violates law by refusing to ban antibiotics from use in animal feed

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...

Peru implements ten-year ban on GMOs

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...

Danish food safety laws ban products containing added vitamins, allege they are threat to public health

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...

European Union may ban plastic shopping bags

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...

EU ban on top herbal supplements signifies crackdown on natural health

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...

Cancer-causing strawberry pesticide under review: Tell EPA to ban methyl iodide now!

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...

Mainstream media websites promoting Acai Berry Diet weight loss scam with "weird belly fat tips" ads

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)...

Congress introduces bill to stop upcoming ban of incandescent light bulbs

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...

Europe to ban BPA in baby bottles in 2011

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...

Asbestos - Repeat call for universal ban is issued

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...

Monsanto pressing for GMO sugar beet ban to be lifted

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...

How Google ads work on NaturalNews (and how you can help us ban bad ads)

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...

Avandia diabetes drug placed under severe FDA restrictions in US as European regulators ban it outright

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...

Supreme Court rules against ban on GMO alfalfa, but requires complete safety study first

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...

Call for ban on BPA chemical in baby bottles

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...

Raw milk battle reveals FDA abandonment of basic human right to choose your food

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...

More states move to ban BPA even while FDA does nothing

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...

Leading heart surgeon calls for ban on butter

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...

Doctors demand outright ban on trans-fats in the food supply

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...

Russia may ban chicken imports from U.S. due to chlorine chemical used in processing

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...

US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak

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...

Taiwan Surpasses U.S. on Key Achievements: Health Care, High Speed Rail and Fiscal Responsibility

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...

Maryland May Ban Artificial Food Colors

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...

FDA Recommends Ban of Painkiller after Fifty Years

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...

USDA Backs Off Mandatory National Animal Identification Registration

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...

Massachusetts May Ban All Drug Industry Gifts to Doctors

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,...

Financial Bailout will Lead to Demise of the Dollar as Hyperinflation Saps Savings

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...

Canadian Government Pressured to Ban Junk Food Ads

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...

USDA Refuses to Ban Sick "Downer" Cows From U.S. Food Supply

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...

Should the FDA Regulate Tobacco? Health Freedom Advocate Says Criminalizing Cigarettes is a Mistake

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...

North Dakota Farmers Sue to Overturn U.S. Ban on Industrial Hemp

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...

The Politics of National Health Care Reform: Why no Popular Presidential Candidate can Solve Our Health Care Crisis (transcript)

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...

Mercury Fillings Shattered! FDA, ADA Conspiracy to Poison Children with Toxic Mercury Fillings Exposed in Groundbreaking Lawsuit

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...

Norway Becomes First Country to Ban Amalgam Fillings

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...

Explaining Monsanto's Desire to Ban Current Milk Labeling

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....

Advocate Group Urges Ban on Junk Food Marketing to Children

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...

Hawaii Aspartame Bill Update: Lobbyists Crushing Consumer Protection Law to Ban Nutrasweet

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...

Consumers Advocate Group Urges Ban on Marketing to Children

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...

Incandescent light bulb ban in U.K. could reduce CO2 emissions up to 3 million tons annually

6/17/2007 - Just as Australia has banned incandescent light bulbs for 2009, England maybe moving towards similar steps, according to The Guardian newspaper. Jump directly to: conventional view | alternative view | bottom line What you need to know - Conventional View• Fluorescent...

The new rules of imperialism: Economic warfare, consumer products and disease exports

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...

Health Canada may end ban on saccharin and reintroduce the chemical sweetener to Canadian public

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...

California legislator set to introduce new bill to ban incandescent light bulbs

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...

NY lawmaker wants to ban use of cell phones and iPods in crosswalks

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...

Bill in New Mexico could ban aspartame from the state

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...

Maryland legislator seeks to ban trans fat

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...

Los Angeles County considering banning trans fats in restaurants

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...

Australian city debates trans fat ban after NYC takes action

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...

Pediatricians call for ban on junk food advertising to children

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...

New York becomes first U.S. city to ban trans fats

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...

San Francisco to ban children's toys made with toxic chemicals; bisphenol A and phthalates targeted

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...

FDA denies ban on Vegemite imports

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...

NYC to hold public hearing on trans fat ban; health consumers rally at TransFatFreeNYC.org

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...

FDA's illegal ephedra ban challenged yet again by Nutraceutical Corp

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...

Food industry to fight trans fat ban with lawsuits

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...

NYC considering ban of all trans fats in restaurants

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...

Study supports 'urgent' need for worldwide ban on lead-based paint (press release)

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...

International taskforce calls for global ban on junk food advertising to children to combat obesity epidemic

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,...

Greenpeace calls for global ban on American rice after GM contamination discovered

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,...

Red Card for Mercury! Time for total ban (press release)

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...

Governor of Minnesota pushes for ban of consumer drug ads

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...

UK begins serious debate to ban TV advertising of junk foods to children

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...

Japan and pro-whaling nations revoke ban, declare whale slaughter will resume

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...

New Mexico activists hope to achieve an unprecedented ban on aspartame

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...

Where's the health in health care reform?

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...

Why organized medicine wants to outlaw nutrition and turn healers into criminals

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,...

How to slash national health care costs by 90% through education, nutrition, and a ban on junk food marketing

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....

FDA bans andro supplements, but won't ban prescription drugs that cause children to commit suicide

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...

The science says ban soft drinks in schools, but the FDA support profits, not health

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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