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JPMorgan profits from the food stamp scam while Americans are fed disease-promoting junk food

2/6/2015 - When the food stamp program was first created, the idea was to help struggling Americans stay afloat while they sought employment or other means of subsistence. But today, the program is essentially run by the banking cartel, which profits heavily from enrollees who more often than not purchase disease-promoting...

Legal marijuana shops targeted by IRS, often forced to give 70 percent or more of their profits to the federal government

11/26/2014 - On November 4, the citizens of Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But unless Congress acts to reform or repeal War on Drugs-era federal tax laws, businesses that wish to sell marijuana may find it nearly impossible to survive. As marijuana vendors...

U.S. pharma company buys Irish company to shift profits offshore and pay lower taxes

10/30/2013 - Recently, Perrigo, a U.S. drug manufacturer agreed to purchase an Irish drug development company. This action will help Perrigo move its assets offshore, increasing the profits earned by the drug manufacturer while avoiding taxes that it would have to pay in America. Elan Corporation, PLC is a Dublin,...

Angelina Jolie, corporate patents on genes, and the U.S. Supreme Court

5/16/2013 - Editor's note: Because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that handed the biotech companies a resounding defeat in their effort to try to patent human genes, we are updating this story by removing the original content (which was largely based on factors leading up to the Supreme Court decision) and...

How DuPont profits from drought: Half the rainfall, double the profits

4/30/2013 - When there are drought conditions, you might think that an agri-business corporation's bottom line would suffer, but not so for chemical giant DuPont, whose quarterly profits more than doubled despite the worst dry spell in decades. According to Reuters, DuPont's profits have soared as U.S. farmers...

Coca Cola: Protecting profits at all costs (opinion)

6/9/2012 4:07:58 AM - So, in New York, Mayor Bloomberg had a plan to limit the size of sugary drinks (soda) to curtail the obesity epidemic. Coca Cola, in their efforts to save their profits, has taken the offensive by saying that Mayor Bloomberg's proposal has no scientific evidence proving a connection between obesity...

As economy implodes and households seek cheaper food, McDonald's profits soar

1/25/2012 2:33:56 AM - When times get tough, many people cope by flocking to their favorite "comfort" foods that make them feel good, and that are perceived as being affordable. And this appears to be precisely why fast food giant McDonald's has posted record revenues for this past year, according to a recent report by the...

Cancer treatment costs rise to nearly $50 billion a year in the USA - huge profits for cancer industry

10/23/2010 - The amount of money spent on cancer treatment has nearly doubled in the past two decades, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in the journal Cancer. Total cancer treatment costs increased from $24.7 billion in 1987 to $48.1 billion in 2001-2005, the researchers...

Mad Cow Disease in USA: Profits Take Priority, Part I

6/9/2010 - On March 10, 2010, seventy-six organizations representing millions of Americans sent a letter to the USDA asking for greater protection against cows with bovine spongiform encephalopathy or mad cow disease entering the US from Canada. This letter was sent after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed,...

Breast Cancer Industry A Scam? Support Education, Not Medication

10/24/2007 - This is the second annual publication of NaturalNews's "Education, Not Medication" program designed to teach women the truth about how to prevent and even cure breast cancer. This disease is 90 percent preventable, mostly using completely free therapies. The breast cancer industry does not want women...

October is Breast Cancer Propaganda Month: Pinkwashing, Breast Cancer Action and Vitamin D

10/11/2007 - You've already seen the headlines touting October as breast cancer awareness month. A zillion products are available in "pink" editions now, and gullible consumers snatch them up at retail outlets without knowing a single thing about where that money goes or even what percentage of their product sale...

Pharmaceutical fraud: How Big Pharma's marketing and profits come before consumer safety and wellness

9/7/2006 - If you have a long, drawn-out, incurable but treatable disease, it's unfortunate for you but great for pharmaceutical companies. While you're suffering indefinitely, you're also buying expensive pharmaceutical drugs to make the disease "manageable." "Managing" diseases is the trend in mainstream...

Health roundup: Organ harvesting, kidney profits and Haitian headhunters (satire)

3/24/2006 - Further demonstrating that U.S. doctors are, indeed, mad, two doctors are now publicly promoting the idea that it should be legal for people to sell their own kidneys (and other organs) to patients needing transplants. Such a move would, of course, transform the poorest members of society into easily...

New Antidepressant Drug Approved, But It's All About Profits, Not Helping Patients

8/6/2004 - The FDA has now approved Eli Lilly's new drug, Cymbalta, for treatment of depression. The new drug is expected to generate peak annual sales of about $2 billion, and is being described as a "much-needed boon for Eli Lilly after the sales of its former top-selling antidepressant Prozac fell due to generic...

Importation of prescription drugs from Canada rises despite FDA's best efforts to protect Big Pharma's profits in the U.S.

7/25/2004 - The FDA is losing its battle waged against the pocketbooks of American consumers: people are importing more prescription drugs than ever, and they're getting them from Canada, Mexico and even the U.K. This concerns the FDA, of course, which has gone all out to protect the profits of Big Pharma by attempting...

Aspartame lawsuits accuse food and soft drink companies of poisoning the public with this neurotoxic chemical; FDA compromises public health to protect aspartame profits

6/4/2004 9:47:24 AM - The National Justice League has filed a series of lawsuits against food companies, accusing them of poisoning the public by using a known neurotoxic chemical -- aspartame -- in their foods and beverages. The lawsuit seeks to bar these companies from producing, using, processing or selling aspartame....

Bayer Corp would reap tremendous profits by convincing the public to take an aspirin every day

1/17/2004 8:42:49 PM - Bayer Corp, the maker of aspirin, is trying to get the FDA to approve the use of aspirin as a preventive measure against heart attacks. The ploy, of course, is to get permission to run TV ads that say, "One aspirin a day will prevent heart attacks, even if you've never had a heart attack." ...

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...

Most U.S. investors prefer profits, even when companies harm people

11/6/2003 2:20:04 PM - It always amazes me how the public will invest in anything that makes money, whether or not the profits come from ethical business conduct. If the Nazi party were alive and well today, and if Nazi, Inc., produced a 200% annual return on investments, I fear the vast majority of U.S. investors would gladly...

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