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Utah city orders citizens to avoid drinking water after chemical contamination; what will you do in a water emergency?

4/30/2015 - Water emergencies appear to be occurring more often these days, leaving citizens scrambling to find safe drinking water when public supplies become contaminated. The latest case is still ongoing and concerns the public water supplies of Nibley City, Utah. On April 23, occupants of the small town...

Pesticide-producing GM corn contaminates small farmers' crops in South Africa

4/24/2015 - As biotech experts have warned, genetically modified corn has cross-pollinated with non-GMO strains of maize used by small-time farmers in South Africa, according to a new first-of-its-kind study. Natural Society noted recently that the contaminant now present in Eastern Cape, South Africa, has essentially...

Improved safety and efficacy testing for legal cannabis provides huge business opportunities for entrepreneurs

3/23/2015 6:10:21 PM - A prominent marijuana research and testing facility in Denver, Colorado, claims that a surprising amount of legal cannabis currently on the market in the Centennial State is contaminated with toxins like mold, heavy metals and pesticides. Dr. Andy LaFrate of Charas Scientific, reporting his findings...

USDA refuses to test foods for glyphosate contamination, says pesticides are safe to eat

1/9/2015 - The American food supply is teeming with deadly pesticides. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), headed by former Monsanto lawyer Tom Vilsack, says people shouldn't worry because pesticides are completely safe to eat! The latest pesticide data released by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing...

Agricultural contamination from GMOs is unavoidable, study shows

12/7/2014 - The GM Contamination Register, run by GeneWatch and Greenpeace, has kept track of about 400 recorded cases of contamination incidents dating back to the unfortunate beginning of genetically modified crops in 1997 through the end of 2013.(1) It was developed to assess GM contamination because,...

The Glyphosate Contamination of Organic Food: An Update

12/4/2014 - (Story by Bill Shilhavy, republished from HealthImpactNews.com, with additional editing by Natural News.) Health Impact News recently announced[1] the result of an investigation by Tropical Traditions that revealed that many products in the organic grain market in the U.S. contain glyphosate...

Is pharmaceutical contamination to blame for amphibian population declining 75% in 40 years?

10/30/2014 - It seems that the world is finally waking up to the consequences of pharmaceutical pollution, a phenomenon that's single-handedly shaping our planet into an unnatural environment with grotesque repercussions. Low-level yet active concentrations of pharmaceuticals are saturating the earth, causing...

Lead contamination around closed Philadelphia factory threatens health of children, pregnant women

9/15/2014 - Lead contamination and various other types of pollution have plagued Philadelphia for decades. Dating back to the 1800s, the densely populated city served as a home to a booming industrial district, ripe with a variety of manufacturers including textile mills, chemical factories, ironworks and lead-producing...

Possible Listeria contamination prompts nationwide fruit recall

7/26/2014 - A voluntary, nationwide recall of fruits sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart was issued July 22. The recall includes fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots distributed by Wawona Packing Co. in Central California between July 1 and July 12. Wegmans...

Ginkgo Biloba herbs from China found to contain shockingly high levels of toxic heavy metal lead

5/12/2014 - A Natural News Forensic Food Lab investigation has discovered that Ginkgo Biloba herbs imported from China contain shockingly high levels of the toxic heavy metal lead. Click here to see the full lab results at Labs.NaturalNews.com. Click here to watch the lab research video on YouTube. These...

'Environmental catastrophe' declared in Chile as arsenic contamination detected in water at up to 360 times accepted levels

4/21/2014 - An arid region of Chile off the South Pacific Coast has been declared an environmental catastrophe after tests revealed the presence of toxic heavy metals like lead and arsenic in rivers, lakes and groundwater serving nearby population centers. The Santiago Times reports that the city of Arica is particularly...

U.S. military conspired to hide extreme PCB contamination on military bases

4/8/2014 - A report in Japanese media suggests that the U.S. military discovered toxic levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at its Kadena Air Base on Okinawa that dramatically exceeded acceptable safety levels but failed to alert Japanese authorities and then subsequently hid information about the contamination...

Illegal application of pesticides in Indiana leads to widespread contamination of restaurants, nursing homes

12/7/2013 - As you might imagine, the pest control industry is largely reliant upon the use of questionable chemical pesticides that, while effective against pests, may also be harmful to humans. And a recent WISHTV.com investigation has found that, in the state of Indiana -- and likely elsewhere -- the illegal...

Open-pit mine in Maine contaminates soil, water and wildlife with heavy metals

9/28/2013 - Large-scale mining yields precious subterranean resources, but with all the digging and displacing, there comes consequences, especially in volatile environments that people depend on. With the open-pit mining comes the releasing and dumping of heavy metals and chemicals into the surrounding environment....

Unapproved genetically-modified rice trials in U.S. have contaminated the world's rice supply

7/3/2013 - New evidence has emerged suggesting that the entire global supply of rice may have already been contaminated by unapproved, genetically-modified (GM) rice varieties manufactured by the American multinational corporation Bayer CropScience. A recent entry in the GM Contamination Register explains that...

Monsanto pushes bizarre conspiracy theory to deflect blame for GE wheat contamination of commercial crops

6/7/2013 - There is a grand conspiracy theory at work to destroy the value of U.S. wheat crops, Monsanto recently told mainstream media reporters in a telephone conference. The contaminated GE wheat recently discovered in Oregon didn't get there by escaping Monsanto's open-air GMO experiments, the company claims....

South Korea joins Japanese ban on U.S. wheat imports after shocking GMO contamination announcement by USDA

6/2/2013 - News about the GMO contamination of U.S. wheat crops seems to be spreading faster than the GMOs themselves. On Friday, South Korea joined Japan in announcing a halt on imports of U.S. wheat due to the USDA's recent announcement that commercial wheat grown in the USA is contaminated with Monsanto's genetically...

Cleanest sources for chlorella revealed: Natural News publishes metals contamination test results for world's most famous superfood

2/19/2013 - What you are about to read is 100% true to the best of my knowledge, and it all started in September of 2012 when we were in the process of launching the Natural News Store and receiving organic certification from the USDA. I knew we wanted to offer chlorella under our own brand name, but I had heard...

Biotech industry wants organic farmers to pay for GMO contamination of their own crops

11/29/2012 - A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) committee dominated by representatives from the biotechnology industry, seed companies, and academia has decided to make an official recommendation to the public agency that organic farmers be forced to bear financially responsible for the genetic contamination...

Cross contamination a risk for Celiacs even when ordering food from gluten-free menus

10/28/2012 - Approximately three million people in the United States have been diagnosed with Celiac disease and another 18 million may be gluten sensitive. The growing number of people who choose to avoid gluten is causing restaurants to make changes. Large restaurant chains now include gluten-free items on their...

New technology can detect as little as 0.1 percent GMO contamination in crops, food

5/21/2012 - Identifying the presence of genetically-modified (GM) contaminants in food and food crops could soon become a whole lot easier and more accurate. Researchers from Lumora, a molecular diagnostics specialist company originating out of Cambridge University, have developed a unique method of illuminating...

Cap The Gene Spill - New video says GMO contamination of world is far worse than Gulf of Mexico oil spill

4/24/2011 - As part of an ongoing effort to warn the public about the dangers of runaway GMO pollution of our planet, the Institute for Responsible Technology executive director Jeffrey Smith has released a new video called Cap the Gene Spill. The video is viewable in its entirety at: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=29315DF17DC44267949234EA7262ED2F In...

GM flax contamination now detected in 35 countries

10/15/2010 - Since the Flax Council of Canada (FCC) first announced that genetically modified (GM) flaxseed not approved for human consumption had been detected in Europe, reports of such contamination have surfaced in a total of 35 countries. The variety of flax detected is known as FP967 or Triffid, and was...

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

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

Pharmaceutical drug contamination of waterways threatens life on our planet

7/29/2010 - The President's Cancer Panel (PCP) recently released its yearly report to the President outlining the status of cancer in America. This year's report focuses primarily on environmental factors that contribute to cancer risk. According to the report, pharmaceutical drugs are a serious environmental pollutant,...

There is literally excrement in your salad: Fecal bacteria contamination widespread

4/22/2010 - A recent Consumer Reports investigation has revealed that bagged salads labeled "pre-washed" or "triple-washed" may not be as clean as they appear. Of the 208 samples taken from 16 different brands of bagged salad, researchers found that nearly 40 percent of them were tainted with bacteria often found...

Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control

4/15/2010 - Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops. "Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial. Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating...

USDA protocols for handling food contamination are inadequate

4/7/2010 - Most people are aware that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) handles food contamination outbreaks by removing the tainted product from the market and working to identify the source of contamination. When it comes to tainted products that have not yet reached consumers, however, the...

Slim-Fast warning: Bacterial contamination leads to nationwide recall of processed "junk" beverage

12/5/2009 - If you drink Slim-Fast and suffer from diarrhea, cramps and vomiting, now there's a new reason for such effects, beyond the simple fact that Slim-Fast is made primarily from processed milk and sugar water: All Slim-Fast beverages have just been recalled by the manufacturer due to possible contamination...

Mercury Contamination Found in High Fructose Corn Syrup

7/17/2009 - High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) accounts for the largest amount of calories in the average American diet. It can be found in processed foods of almost every kind - soda, bread, breakfast bars, processed dairy, crackers, soup, condiments, and others. The U.S. first began using HFCS heavily in the 1970's...

Ten Ways to Make Sure You Prepare a Safer Seasonal Feast This Year

12/26/2008 - Pre-packaged and pre-prepared foodstuffs and uniformly `beautiful` fruits and vegetables on display in the local supermarket, grocery store or delicatessen can lead consumers to imagine that everything is clean and fit to eat. But sadly this is not always the case. Here are some key tips that will help...

90 Percent of U.S. Infant Formula May Be Contaminated with Melamine; FDA Abruptly Declares Chemical Safe for Babies

11/29/2008 - Up to 90 percent of the infant formula sold in the United States may be contaminated with trace amounts of melamine, the toxic chemical linked to kidney damage, according to recent tests. The FDA's test results, which the agency hid from the public and only released after the Associated Press filed...

Pharmaceuticals in the Water: Why Medication Contamination is a Danger to Our Health and the Environment (transcript)

11/10/2008 - Welcome everyone. I'm the Health Ranger, Mike Adams. Today we're talking about the dangers of chemicals in your tap water. The Associated Press has done a study, and they're reporting today that all kinds of chemicals are found in your tap water, and this time we're not talking about lead, mercury,...

New Generation of Drug-Producing GM Crops Could Threaten Food Supply and Devastate US Farmers

9/11/2008 - A new generation of genetically modified (GM) crops, engineered to produce pharmaceutical or industrial products and ingredients, poses an even more serious threat to health and the environment than older GM crops, the Union of Concerned Scientists has warned. Presenting at the conference of the...

The Energetic Contamination of Beef Products (Transcript)

5/24/2008 - Greetings everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here reporting for www.Naturalnews.com. I am currently in the rainforest of Southern Ecuador, high in the Andes Mountains. I am not joking. I am actually in a bamboo rainforest here. It is raining so I am under some shelter right now. Unfortunately,...

Heparin Contamination Fiasco Reveals Dirty Secret of Drug Industry: Their Pills are Made in China!

5/1/2008 - Remember a couple of years ago how the FDA warned Americans not to buy prescription drugs from Canada because they might be "contaminated by terrorists?" I'm not making that up: That was the official announcement of an FDA spokesperson, and it was part of their fear strategy for enforcing a monopoly...

Bomb Drops on Big Island a Public Health Concern for Hawaiians

2/12/2008 - In a recent press release, a Hawaiian peace group, Malu Aina ("Land of Peace") www.malu-aina.org issued a public statement on the bombings of a military training area on the Big Island of Hawaii. The monthly exercises involve United States Air Force B-2 stealth aircraft dropping bombs on the Pohakuloa...

8,000 Toxic Waste Sites Ignored by EPA; Massive Lead Contamination at Shooting Ranges

12/6/2007 - Firing ranges expose the environment and the ecosystem to lead pollution caused by the presence of lead in ammunition projectiles. This makes lead pollution a major concern for the public. When these bullets are fired, they emit lead particles that are then inhaled, absorbed into the skin or disposed...

Scientists issue urgent warning over global mercury contamination of fish

5/23/2007 - An international group of scientists has released the Madison Declaration on Mercury Pollution, warning that mercury exposure is now a public health problem in almost every part of the world and that the problem of mercury pollution is only getting more severe. Jump directly to: conventional view...

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,...

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