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Victims of TSA: A Child, a Pregnant Teacher, Miss USA

One wonders if filling out those little TSA complaint cards at the airport does a damn thing. Recent TSA assaults are more out of...

Radiation Readings in Fukushima Highest Since Crisis

A recent report states that Fukushima radiation readings are highest since the nuclear crisis began nearly two months ago. Robots sent into the reactor...

FDA After Pot Patients to Profit Big Pharma

The ban and punishment over medical marijuana use could be the "gateway" ban on access to all natural medical herbs as seen in the...

Monsanto’s Great Seed Robbery of India

"Seed sovereignty is the foundation of food sovereignty. Seed freedom is the foundation of food freedom. The great seed robbery threatens both. It must...

Free Vacation, Free Farm Work

Did you ever fantasize about a holiday that's educational, less materialistic, beneficial to your health and costs nothing? Are you farming organic land but...

Spurlock: Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Supersize Me director and star, Morgan Spurlock, is out with a new documentary, this time focusing on the not-so-subtle techniques of advertisers. To further...

BP Buys Off Coastal Cities With Unrelated Gear

Since the gulf disaster, BP has "gifted" near gulf cities with tens of millions in the form of gadgets and gear like tasers, brand...

Covering Your Child in Suntan Lotion Could Give Them Rickets

When Poppy Brett took her son to the park, it was like dragging a reluctant tired boy along behind her instead of the other...

Pesticides Are Good For You! Propaganda From Big Ag Alliance

Rachel Carson is turning in her grave... Who knew that all her sacrifice and diligent research involving the deadly effects of pesticides on nature...

Leahy Bill Passes Senate – Needs to Stop in House

A once dormant bill to criminalize natural food and supplement producers is back in action. Attaching a prison sentence of up to 10 years...

Provocative ‘Shiny Suds’ Ad by Method Pulled

To what lengths will a company go to warn consumers about dangerous chemical ingredients? Method, the naturally-derived cleaning products company, is about to celebrate...

Monsanto’s New GM Soy to Grow “Fish Oil”

Monsanto has a strange way of trying to regain a flagging popularity. But, they have the FDA on their side as they are just...

USDA to Let Monsanto Perform Its Own GMO Studies

Last summer, Federal Judge Jeffrey White rebuked the USDA for its continual approval of new GM seeds without proper environmental impact studies; a violation...

Autism and Vaccines Researcher for CDC, Indicted for Fraud and Money-Laundering

Remember when the vaccine mercury/autism link was supposedly debunked? Poul Thorsen, a Danish scientist who coordinated the CDC-funded "debunking" studies, was indicted on April...

Earlier Menopause Increasing

Women are entering menopause earlier and earlier. Sadly, many are losing the functioning of their ovaries before they reach their forties. Although hopeful, the...

MI Police Can Instantly Search & Download Cell Phone Data

The ACLU is seeking information on why Michigan cops are able to use a device that can download all the information from citizens' smart...

Our Cleaning Obsession is Depressing Us?

Keeping your environment hygienic is important. Cleaning can be relaxing and rewarding. Where cleanliness is next to godliness it can also mean despair, but...

Why Self-Sufficiency Should Replace Sustainability in the Environmental Movement

When effecting change, it becomes necessary to be that change first. Restrictive legislation on the masses has proven futile in the past and does...

The Medical Paradigm Is Fatally Flawed

When one is entrenched in a paradigm, it is difficult for those involved or simply outside observing to pinpoint its makings. A major example,...

Technology Diet? Tweets, Apps, Updates Can Drain the Brain

A news report once boasted that because of the information highway, we have more knowledge than someone from the Enlightenment period, including Sir Isaac...

Resistant Staph Infected Meat? Oh, About Half

" Industrial food producers continue to think of their items as product, not food for others' consumption. And with that mindset, the holy dollar...

Video Games Help Stroke Victims?

Upon seeing this and related stories about video games aiding stroke victims, the first thought was "there is no way that Resident Evil and...

Thought Crime Drugs: Pills to Manipulate Morals

What do you think about drug-induced altruism? Scientists are busy developing new field of drugs that can impact thoughts, feelings, and morals. Do you...

13 Surprising Causes of Constipation

Many who suffer from chronic constipation want help but are tired of chugging down fiber drinks or taking both herbal and over the counter...

NY Times Asks, Is Sugar Toxic? The Bitter Truth (Part 2)

The second half of the New York Time's "Is Sugar Toxic?" focuses on previous studies in metabolic syndrome, or insulin resistance and how it...

NY Times Asks, Is Sugar Toxic? The Bitter Truth (Part 1)

Dr. Robert Lustig's online lecture "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" is rapidly gaining hits on YouTube, which might explain the New York Time's irresistible urge...

Vitamin D May Prevent AMD

When a doctor determines macular degeneration, it might come with a suggestion to purchase equipment that the blind use to guide themselves. Almost a...

More Bills to Criminalize Naturopathy

Medical Monopoly is becoming a more finely tuned machine every day. It is no coincidence that other states are suddenly creating bills to criminalize...

GPs Must Return Flu Vaccines Over Narcolepsy Reports

Earlier this year, we brought news about research that linked the swine flu vaccine to debilitating narcolepsy, especially among youth. In Finland, where the original...

More States Create Anti-Whistleblower Bills

Here we go again! If you thought the recent legislation to criminalize those who film or photograph farm activity in states like Florida and...

J&J Avoids Bribery Trouble by Paying Federal Gov

This week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Johnson and Johnson (J&J) for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) after it was discovered that J&J bribed doctors in...

Arsenic & Toxic Metals Found in Baby Foods

Significant levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and uranium have been found in baby foods; even organic baby foods. Researchers found that babies eating twice...

Why U.S. School Kids Are Flunking Lunch

Healthy food guru Jamie Oliver of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" TV series, runs into roadblocks when he tries reform school cafeterias. Even though parents...

Monsanto Cash Helped Fund Bill to Stifle Whistleblowers In Iowa

As if Monsanto isn't a big enough giant, they constantly throw money to influence serious legislation! Oh, but this isn't an act of pretentious...

Blueberries Beat Fat

Another super-fruit super power. Texas Woman's University researchers found that blueberry consumption might ward off the development of fat cells, referred to as adipogenesis....

19 Foods to Naturally Detox Radiation

When disaster strikes, many rush out and buy the saving grace without exactly knowing its proper use or why they are buying it. We...

WHO Blames Drugs for Losing Superbug Battle & Calls for More

"Drugs are to blame, we need stronger drugs!" is essentially the new double speak from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding all the augmenting...

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes More Common Than Thought

If after perusing the news, you think to yourself, "Why are more young people dropping dead after a sporting event?" then you are on...

Rising Rates of Tubal Pregnancies Cause Concern

Ectopic pregnancies (often means conception in the fallopian tube) are becoming more common but the medical profession is unsure why. It can lead to...

Garden as if Your Life Depended On It, Because It Will

It is time to take your nourishment into your own hands. In the wake of the recent passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act and...

Neural Activity Linked to Food Addiction

Setting down a chocolate milk shake in front of a food addict isn't much different than setting down drugs before a substance addict according...

Jennie-O Turkey Recall: Resistant Salmonella Outbreak

Not Jennie-O's all natural turkey too! It seems we are witnessing more recalls and Salmonella outbreaks than ever. This strain, Salmonella Hadar, is particularly...

Strawberries Combat Cancer

If food is our medicine then let's consider ourselves lucky to have this powerhouse little fruit; one of nature's tastiest preventatives.  An Ohio State...

Highly Contagious AIDS-Like Disease Spreading in China

A new, unknown disease that almost exactly mimics HIV/AIDS is spreading rapidly in parts of China. Many cases have gone unreported because...

Human Breast Milk from Cows

Milk and cookies will have a new dynamic if the latest GM cows are accepted into future markets. Chinese scientists have bred 300 cattle...

Media & AMA Change Sides on Cell Phone Use

How many times have you read one of the "medical myths debunked" articles that called the link between cancer and cell phone use...

Long Work Hours May Boost Heart-Attack Risk

Work might be good for the soul, but too much is poor for the heart. It seems like with the lack of jobs...

Small Amounts of Radiation in U.S. Milk

Minute amounts of radioactive iodine have been found in milk samples in Washington since the March nuclear accident in Japan. Iodine-131 is...

Action! NC Bill Criminalizes Naturopaths, Homeopaths, Herbalists, et.al.

This ninja bill slipped past everyone but there is still time to act today before it passes the North Carolina House the evening of...

Artificial Dye Safe to Eat, Panel Says

Last week we brought news about an FDA advisory panel to consider placing warning labels on food products that contain artificial dyes. The dyes...