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|4/17/2016 - If you think our genetic food chain has been royally screwed up by big bio-ag's like Monsanto and Syngenta, and massively over-processed by Big Food, things are just about to get a whole lot worse, and what's more, our own government is doing it to us – yet again.
As reported by Business Insider,...|
|4/15/2016 - A new study found that certain pesticides and fungicides cause neurodegeneration in brain cells similar to the effects of autism and Alzheimer's – findings that suggest a link between the use of these chemicals and the skyrocketing rise in autism rates.
The report, published by the journal...|
|3/24/2016 - Genetically modified (GM) food may be one of the biggest frauds in science and will definitely not feed the world or improve our farming techniques. On average, 80 percent of most American staple foods is genetically modified to some degree.
GMOs have long been part of a daily routine for Jonathan...|
|3/22/2016 - How to Fight Cancer & Win, by William L. Fisher, is an amazingly informative book about cancer, its causes, and advice on how to beat it. It was published in the 90s, but is as relevant today as it was then, presenting a host of "scientific guidelines and documented facts for the successful treatment...|
|3/21/2016 - Gene editing is now considered a national security threat alongside cyberattacks and nuclear weapons. That is, at least according to the government's latest annual report on national security threats. The report listed gene editing as a technology that, "probably increases the risk of the creation of...|
|3/19/2016 - Genetics is the study of genes and genetic variation in living organisms. Every cell in the body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes that each contain the genes you inherit from your parents. From each and every pair, one chromosome is inherited from your mother and the other from your father. What you...|
|3/17/2016 - From an early age, we are inundated with the helpless belief that our genes are set in stone – a fixed code – a destiny that we cannot control. The study of epigenetics debunks this mythical mindset, revealing how external factors change our gene expression throughout our lifetime.
|3/15/2016 - American corporations are racing against Chinese companies to develop technology that would allow them to genetically modify everything on the planet, including human beings.
As reported by Bloomberg News, Chinese firms are pouring no small amount of resources into building expertise on genomics....|
|3/1/2016 - Medical research is driving an increasing amount of resources toward the study of cancer. Whether it's developing less harmful drugs or understanding the causes behind various types of cancer, humanity today is more aware of this disease than it is about the wars that are currently going on around the...|
|2/22/2016 - According to a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, three-parent babies should be approved in the U.S. for boys – a controversial procedure that has already been approved in the U.K.
The report was requested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...|
|2/12/2016 - A basic premise of the official biotechnology narrative is that genetically-modified (GM) food crops contain genes that affect only specific proteins in isolation, and that the rest of the organism functions as normal and is substantially equivalent to its natural counterpart. But this is hardly the...|
|2/8/2016 - The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has given the go-ahead for British scientists at the Francis Crick Institute to genetically modify human embryos, and it could happen as soon as March 2016. In fact, they're already in talks with fertility clinics across the country who may be...|
|1/21/2016 - Due to recent breakthroughs in genetic engineering (GE) technology, scientists are now talking openly about deliberately attempting to modify the genomes of entire wild species to suit human ends – embracing "genetic pollution" as a goal, not a risk.
Although these far-reaching plans, known...|
|12/31/2015 - In recent days, Natural News published the names of the 2015 Journalist Courage Awards to recognize some of the country's most innovative and fearless investigative journalists dedicated to honest reporting. Conversely, today we announce the names of journalistic hacks, phonies, charlatans and frauds...|
|12/21/2015 - L-Histidine + Injection = Histamine Release + Excess Histamine Excess Inflammation = Histamine Intolerance? (Story by Cynthia A. Janak, republished from HealthImpactNews.com.)
There are times in our lives when it seems like we come full circle in our findings. This is one of those times for me. Early...|
|12/4/2015 - What do you get when you splice the genes of an eel into the genes of a salmon to make it twice as big, and then eat it? Who knows, right? And what do you get when you put the genes of a flounder into the seeds of the tomato plant so the tomato will survive colder temperatures, such as during frosts?...|
|10/9/2015 4:29:12 PM - A ruling by Australia's highest court stating that a gene is not a "patentable invention" comes as a huge victory for those who have long awaited such a decision. The ruling specifically zeroes in on BRCA1, a gene associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer; a United States biotech...|
|10/6/2015 - Decades after being banned, cancer-causing PCBs continue to contaminate our food and our bodies, according to a study conducted by Spanish and Danish researchers and published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
The researchers found, specifically, that the chemical PCB-153 was found...|
|10/1/2015 - A special investigative report set to air in November is said to contain "shocking evidence" that mega-corporations have conspired with government agencies to create a "genetic Armageddon."
The investigation by SkyWatch TV hints at groundbreaking information that one of the undercover journalists...|
|9/16/2015 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known by the acronym DARPA, is the Pentagon's super-secret entity responsible for developing all kinds of advanced weapons and other systems, including your ability to read this story. Now they are helping the Pentagon make a better soldier.
|8/30/2015 - On Monsanto's website, this multinational seed conglomerate makes the claim that Bt toxin engineered into its genetically-modified (GM) corn and cotton crops is "naturally occurring" and poses no threat to "humans, other mammals, birds, fish or beneficial insects." But a closer look at the science reveals...|
|8/29/2015 - Environmental and civil society groups gained a victory in early August when British biotechnology company Oxitec withdrew its application to perform outdoor experiments using genetically modified (GM) olive flies in Spain. Nevertheless, the groups warn that with recent advances in genetic engineering...|
|8/27/2015 - Once upon a time, people who planted seeds and worked with the land answered only to the laws of nature. Farmers were free. They kept the seeds from each harvest so they could plant them again the next season. No permission was required to plant each year. Chemical herbicides were not needed to grow...|
|8/20/2015 2:56:00 PM - Researchers from Harvard and MIT claim to have discovered the mechanism by which a specific gene variant increases the risk of obesity in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Shockingly, the researchers claim that this discovery could pave the path for a way to "cure" obesity by...|
|8/19/2015 - In the face of a growing public sentiment against genetically engineered (GE) crops, the biotechnology industry is pursuing a new strategy: Claiming that new GE technologies are so different from older ones that products produced using them should not be classified as genetically modified organisms...|
|8/3/2015 11:29:22 AM - The next generation of genetically engineered life will more than likely possess a novel trait known as "gene drive" that literally spreads gene alterations like a virus within the host population, whether it is a plant or an animal. Many scientists are starting to worry that if it is placed into the...|
|7/27/2015 - The history of the suppression of medical science in America is a long one, filled with true accounts of pioneering doctors and clinicians being threatened, intimidated and even assassinated in order to bury emerging cures and keep the "sick care" industry in control. (The American Medical Association,...|
|7/21/2015 - For the first time, scientists have announced the genetic modification of human embryos (germline modification), in a study conducted by researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, and published in the journal Protein & Cell.
Previously, scientists have limited themselves to modifying...|
|7/9/2015 12:45:03 PM - If a group of Chinese scientists gets their way, the future genome of the human race will be designed and mapped out by their genetic standards. Human genetics might one day have to pass strict genetic tests and go through genetic modification to meet the demands of developing a more perfect human race....|
|4/30/2015 - California's SB 277 mandatory vaccine law will unleash a wave of vaccine violence against children, posing a grave risk of permanent neurological injury to genetically vulnerable children who can't efficiently eliminate the many toxins found in vaccines.
Vaccines given to children in America today...|
|4/30/2015 - Two widespread industrial chemicals can cause infertility in fish down to at least the fourth generation: The plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and a key ingredient in human birth control pills, according to a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and published in the...|
|4/24/2015 11:23:35 AM - Never in a million years would people think Bill Nye "the Science Guy" -- who once questioned genetically modified foods and urged against them -- would declare his love for altering genes. Yet after a meeting with the agricultural biotech giant, he announced that he was going to update the chapter...|
|4/24/2015 - Scientists have discovered that an already unusual plant known as the carnivorous bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) is even more mysterious than they had previously realized. According to a new study conducted by researchers from the University at Buffalo and published in the journal Molecular Biology...|
|4/4/2015 - According to the World Health Organization, GMOs are "...organisms in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally."
Genetically modified organisms are organisms built with genes from more than one species. The process involves laboratories and scientists followed...|
|3/27/2015 - Recently, scientists took a huge leap forward in developing a radically new form of immunization. Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute reported in February that they had successfully used a new form of gene therapy to induce monkeys to produce an antibody that deactivates HIV.
|3/23/2015 - We all know that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have not been proven safe based on the fact that there are no long-term studies on the health affects of GMOs or their associated pesticides. However, many skeptics insist that, because there are few studies showing harm from GMOs and the U.S. Food...|
|3/13/2015 - Proof that USDA serves biotech interests while betraying the people. The world has gone completely mad. While the average American mindlessly obsesses over whether or not a stupid image-gone-viral of a dress depicts white and gold colors or black and blue, the federal agency tasked with protecting the...|
|3/8/2015 - Shedding new light on the dangers associated with cultivating genetically engineered organisms, which have the potential to spread into the wild, a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin explains how genes can transfer from one species to another and become a permanent part of the other species,...|
|2/14/2015 - Genetically modified apples have been approved by the industry-corrupted USDA, a federal regulator that accomplishes for the biotech industry the same thing the FDA achieves for Big Pharma: unlimited profits, lax regulation and a ready willingness to accept fabricated "science" as fact.
|2/12/2015 - We have learned a lot over the years when it comes to genetics and how they affect our health. The previous dogma that still holds strong is that we have but little opportunity to express our genes in a different way, so we are bound to our history and will suffer the consequences if we are genetically...|
|1/6/2015 5:50:28 PM - Before you protest against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and march against everything which they stand for, it's important to know some of the many ways in which companies and their scientists are modifying nature, patenting it, and profiting from it. First, there's the most controversial method...|
|12/19/2014 - The way that practically every disease, health condition and even behavior is blamed on "faulty genetics" these days has thwarted the way that people process scientific information, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Montreal in Canada found that, when presented with popular...|
|12/6/2014 - Genetics are not a onetime deal, handed down through birth. Fate doesn't rest on genes alone. Nature is more interconnected than that; gene expression is influenced by proteins, enzymes, and bacterial hosts. Larger organisms are directly impacted by invisible hosts, the bacteria living inside. In fact,...|
|11/30/2014 - With increasing demand on the global market for foodstuffs free of genetically modified organisms, U.S. farmers face a serious economic dilemma. Even those who grow non-GMO conventional or organic crops are at risk for economic losses due to cross-contamination with genetically modified pollen. Corn...|
|11/28/2014 - Vitamin D may reduce prostate cancer risk by acting on a gene that lowers inflammation, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and published in the journal Prostate.
Back in 1990, scientists first suggested that vitamin D might be the common variable...|
|11/26/2014 - The Australian Koala Foundation reports that the koala bear population is "in serious decline" and has dropped below 80,000 in the wild. Koalas are now considered "vulnerable" by the New South Wales and Queensland governments. The main reason why isn't because of poaching or loss of habitat. Instead,...|
|10/30/2014 12:21:01 PM - Thierry Vrain, who spent many years as a research scientist and genetically modified organism (GMO) advocate for Agriculture Canada, has recently gone public with his conclusion that GMOs are dangerous for humans, animals and the environment.
"I refute the claims of the biotechnology companies that...|
|10/15/2014 - Amazing news came from Purdue University this week regarding the discovery of a certain set of genes that can help makes us all healthier, while still enjoying one of the world's most favored foods: corn.
The individuals who volunteered to be the first test subjects to eat genetically modified (GM)...|
|9/19/2014 - Breast cancer patients who consume large amounts of soy may make the disease worse, according to a study conducted by researchers from Georgetown University and the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on September 4.
|9/19/2014 - On the very same day that vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline is being fined $490 million by Chinese authorities for running an illegal bribery scheme across China , the media is announcing the "astonishing" launch of human trials for an Ebola vaccine.
Care to guess who will be manufacturing this vaccine...|
|9/6/2014 - An abomination known as genome editing, or GMO 2.0, is rapidly gaining media attention as a more refined and accurate way of manipulating natural organisms at the genetic level to bring about desired results without error. But London-based molecular geneticist Dr. Michael Antoniou says the process is...|
|9/5/2014 - To better understand mental disorders and neurological problems, scientists are beginning to take a closer look at the study of epigenetics and the endocrine-disrupting chemicals affecting DNA. This kind of study goes beyond just the study of genetics, which looks solely at changes in DNA sequence between...|
|9/5/2014 - For those living in US, about 70 percent of the processed foods one consumes daily actually contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Should this be of concern? Yes! Studies, few as there are, show a strong link between GM-foods and cancer. And it is time to learn about them.
Proponents of GM-foods...|
|9/2/2014 - A single person's exposure to pesticides may affect not just the person exposed but also three or more generations of their descendents, according to a study conducted by researchers from Washington State University and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The study looked at the effects of exposure...|
|8/20/2014 3:01:59 PM - Sheldon Krimsky is no stranger to the evolution of genetic testing and manipulation. In fact, he's authored and co-authored dozens of books on a range of topics including industrial genetics, hormone mimickers, corrupt biomedical research and why the public needs a "Genetic Bill of Rights."
|8/15/2014 - After analyzing three sets of different blood samples from 325 patients, a Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention Research Study determined that there are links between lowered levels of a gene called SKA2, plus a higher level of chemical changes that alter its function, and suicidal tendencies. (1) The...|
|8/7/2014 - The British government has been accused of misleading its people in refusing to acknowledge that babies born through a new controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique will actually be "genetically modified."
Britain's The Telegraph newspaper reported that, in late July, the UK government...|
|8/4/2014 - Genetic hackers eager to open the floodgates to genetic engineering 2.0 are being met with resistance by level-headed scientists who recognize that new efforts to push genome editing, or the recreation of entire species at the genetic level, represent an irreversible threat to life on this planet. In...|
|7/7/2014 - The effect of lifestyle habits on type 2 diabetes risk is so large that it renders genetic susceptibility insignificant, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
The study was funded primarily by the European Commission.
|6/25/2014 - The same company that released millions of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes into the wilds of the Cayman Islands several years ago is now planning to unleash millions of "Frankenflies" throughout Brazil. Following approval from CTNBio, Brazil's GMO regulatory body, the UK-based Oxitec company plans...|
|6/24/2014 - The idea that DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is broken down in the digestive tract and rendered innocuous, a common industry claim, is patently false. A recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found that large, meal-derived DNA fragments from GMOs are fully capable...|
|6/3/2014 - In the eyes of some professors and scientists, genetically modified foods can be an open door toward transhumanism -- believing that mankind can break through current physical limitations by genetically altering food, offspring and the environment.
Could this really be an ulterior motive in the minds...|
|5/24/2014 - One in three people carries a genetic variant that makes them especially sensitive to increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption, according to a study conducted by researchers from 27 different institutions and published in the journal PLOS Genetics on April 17.
|5/20/2014 - We may not associate much risk with seemingly "inedible" genetically modified crops like cotton, but the dangers are very real. GM cotton actually poses a triple threat -- Bt pollen, widespread use of cottonseed oil in the food industry and cottonseed cake fed to animals. Researchers are now concerned...|
|5/8/2014 - A study published April 29 in the journal Nature Communications has provided the first proof that a mother's diet can change the expression of genes in her unborn child. The study was conducted by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) International Nutrition Group at the London School...|
|4/27/2014 - Some interesting discoveries in the area of gene encoding are generating fresh buzz within the scientific community. A new study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine has identified a rare type of gene mutation in some humans that appears to confer "super" immunity to viruses, a...|
|4/18/2014 - After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory - mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted...|
|3/24/2014 - As mainstream society inches increasingly further away from the natural order of things, some scientists are busy hatching new methods of human reproduction that employ the same gene-altering techniques used by biotechnology companies like Monsanto. And according to new reports, the U.S. Food and Drug...|
|3/19/2014 10:53:00 AM - Opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and demand for cleaner, healthier food is escalating around the globe, and Canada is no exception. Apple farmers in Nova Scotia, Canada, are concerned about a new kind of genetically modified apple being introduced in the nation's food supply, as reported...|
|3/11/2014 - A top scientist and "risk engineering" expert is now publicly warning that GMOs pose a dire, genuine threat to the continuation of life on Earth. Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, says that GMOs have the potential to cause "an irreversible termination of life at some scale,...|
|3/5/2014 - Genetically modified maize seed that creates its own insecticide from a protein gene of E. coli bacteria is highly controversial but is now accepted in Brazil thanks to a former Monsanto lawyer who advises and regulates the flow of GMOs coming into the country.
Years ago, in 2007, this GM maize was...|
|2/25/2014 - Science has discovered certain gene mutations within many individuals that restrict their body's ability to effectively function. One of the most important mutations is methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms. Researchers have found this defect in close to 50 percent of the population...|
|2/24/2014 - Not smoking or drinking during pregnancy is one of those "everyone knows" affairs. But not everyone abides by those rules. Health Canada estimates that around 20% of expectant mothers continue smoking.
And some that do abide use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), which could be in the form of a...|
|1/29/2014 - The EPA publicly states that cadmium toxicity through inhalation and oral exposure can cause developmental effects, such as low fetal weight, skeletal malformations, interference with fetal metabolism and impaired neurological development.
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology in...|
|1/22/2014 - What role does the current overuse of antibiotics play in encouraging the spread of new and invasive super bugs?
Why are water treatment facilities spreading super bugs even after the water has been treated?
Is chlorine an effective water disinfectant?
Experts are beginning to ponder these...|
|1/21/2014 - Passing on genes to children may have little to do with fate, coincidence or destiny. Maternal care is very important for healthy fetal development, but there may be even more at play in genetic development.
New research suggests that gene expression can, in fact, be "prefabricated" or "controlled"...|
|12/18/2013 - Recent scientific research regarding the effects of meditation on human psychology and physiology has revealed that the popular practice holds tremendous potential for natural well-being. Initially, it was believed that meditation can only change behavioral patterns and enhance emotional stability,...|
|12/3/2013 - Doctors in hospitals around the world should be leaning in to hear the results of this study.
At the School of Medicine in National Yang-Ming University, in Taipei, Taiwan, researchers studied the active component of turmeric, curcumin, for its anti-tumor capabilities. In the thorough study, curcumin...|
|11/8/2013 - Colon cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that is rapidly increasing among those who consume a traditional Western-style diet, which has previously been shown to dramatically raise disease incidence due to a lack of fiber and high intake of sugary, processed carbohydrates. Prior studies...|
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|10/15/2013 - As the trend to attribute everything to physiology and genetics rages on, researchers from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University claim that genes are what determine satisfaction in your marriage.
Specifically, the 5-HTTLPR gene, which you received from both parents, is said to be the cause of marital...||
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