Advertisements

Tag Archive: autism


  photo FamilySurvivalProtocolColliseumBannergrayscale900x338_zpsb17c85d0.jpg        Global Community Report Banner photo FSPLogoGlobalCommunityFulloldworldmapbckgrnd_zps43d3059c.jpg

Health and Wellness Report Banner photo FSPLogoBannerHealthandWellness831x338Blogger_zps68b43460.jpg

…………………………………………………………………………………………

 

NaturalNews's profile photo
NaturalNews

CDC scientists held meeting to destroy autism-vaccine documents, reveals CDC whistleblower

CDC scientists

(NaturalNews) The results of a 2004 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered a significant link between the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) and autism in African American boys vaccinated under or around the age 36 months; however, if it weren’t for one whistleblower, you would not have been privy to any of this, because the evidence was deliberately covered up.

Dr. William Thompson, currently a senior scientist at the CDC, recently made a shocking admission that he and his colleagues specifically arranged a meeting to destroy important documents related to the study in an attempt to withhold information from the public regarding a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

As first reported by Sharyl Attkisson, a former CBS News journalist turned independent investigative reporter, Dr. Thompson and the study co-authors “scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study.

“The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hardcopy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can.”

“The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism.” – CDC Senior Science Dr. William Thompson

However, aware that destroying documents in this manner was both illegal and unethical, Dr. Thompson kept hard copies of all the documents that had been disposed of, as well as maintained all associated computer files.

After securing a whistleblower attorney, Dr. Thompson came forward with his admission, providing relevant documents in August 2014 to the office of Rep. Bill Posey (R-Florida), who presented details of the cover-up on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Posey, who maintains that he is “pro-vaccine,” read the following quote by Dr. Thompson on the House floor:

My primary job duties while working in the immunization safety branch from 2000 to 2006, were to later co-lead three major vaccine safety studies. The MADDSP, MMR autism cases control study was being carried out in response to the Wakefield-Lancet study that suggested an association between the MMR vaccine and an autism-like health outcome.

There were several major concerns among scientists and consumer advocates outside the CDC in the fall of 2000, regarding the execution of the Verstraeten Study. One of the important goals that was determined up front, in the spring of 2001, before any of these studies started, was to have all three protocols vetted outside the CDC prior to the start of the analyses so consumer advocates could not claim that we were presenting analyses that suited our own goals and biases.

We hypothesized that if we found statistically significant effects at either 18 or 36 month thresholds, we would conclude that vaccinating children early with MMR vaccine could lead to autism-like characteristics or features. We all met and finalized the study protocol and analysis plan. The goal was to not deviate from the analysis plan to avoid the debacle that occurred with the Verstraeten thimerosal study published in Pediatrics in 2003.

At the Sept 5th meeting we discussed in detail how to code race for both the sample and the birth certificate sample. At the bottom of table 7, it also shows that for the non-birth certificate sample, the adjusted race effect statistical significance was huge.

All the authors and I met and decided sometime between August and September 2002, not to report any race effects from the paper. Sometime soon after the meeting, we decided to exclude reporting any race effects.

The co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study.

The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hardcopy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can.

However, because I assumed it was illegal and would violate both FOIA and DOJ requests, I kept hardcopies of all documents in my office, and I retain all associated computer files. I believe we intentionally withheld controversial findings from the final draft of the Pediatrics paper.

The CDC and Dr. Thompson’s co-author Dr. Frank DeStefano, CDC Director of Immunization Safety, continue to defend the study as originally published.

A July 29 Tweet by Attkisson states:

So far, no hearings scheduled and no known inquiry of the alleged scientific misconduct.

Sources:

SharylAttkisson.com

SharylAttkisson.com

Twitter.com

 

………………………………………………………………………………

About NaturalNews

The NaturalNews Network is a non-profit collection of public education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and informed skepticism. The NaturalNews Network is owned and operated by Truth Publishing International, Ltd., a Taiwan corporation. It is not recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States, but it operates without a profit incentive, and its key writer, Mike Adams, receives absolutely no payment for his time, articles or books other than reimbursement for items purchased in order to conduct product reviews.

The vast majority of our content is freely given away at no charge. We offer thousands of articles and dozens of downloadable reports and guides (like the Honest Food Guide) that are designed to educate and empower individuals, families and communities so that they may experience improved health, awareness and life fulfillment.

Learn More About Natural News Here

Advertisements

Global Community Report Banner photo FSPLogoGlobalCommunityFulloldworldmapbckgrnd_zps43d3059c.jpg

Health and Wellness Report Banner photo FSPLogoBannerHealthandWellness831x338Blogger_zps68b43460.jpg

………………………………………………………………………………

 

Health Impact News

Hannah close up

UPDATE: 10/9/2015

As of late this afternoon, Hannah is FREE! We don’t yet know the details, but we will update as soon as we can. What we do know is this, from the #FreeHannahG Facebook page:

Besides having a mother and siblings who would NEVER give up, a family that pulled together and formed an amazing circle of support, friends and colleagues that took a stand…and an amazing legal team…and YOUR support, I believe that she freed herself by being an amazing self-advocate. She still managed to touch hearts and make us all laugh from her not-so-royal tower on the 7th floor. This is the time to breathe, thank God and be grateful that she is home. Once the family has had time to rest after this 40 day hell on Earth, they will release a statement that will answer those questions.

Also, we received word that a copy of this article was sent to Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley as soon as it was published, and that he read it.

To all who worked hard for Hannah’s freedom, thank you. This is a beautiful testament to what families, communities, and the public can do to fight for freedom for families faced with the injustice and cruelty of medical kidnapping. Sadly, there are many more stories like this. Each victim needs advocates to speak out for them and fight for their freedom.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Savannah Garcia, or Hannah, as she is known to those who love her, is a fun-loving young lady who is an important part of her community in Traverse City, Michigan. The 20 year old is a regular fixture at her neighborhood ballpark, where she cheers on her favorite players, and she is well-loved by all who know her. She loves her dog, her family and friends, stuffed animals, frappes, and her fiance. Even though she is autistic, she has been living in an apartment attended by a care team, and has been involved in making many of her own choices.

Until September 4, 2015.

That was the day that 2 doctors at Munson Medical Center filed a petition to remove Hannah’s mother as her guardian and to name a person completely unknown to the family, Stephanie Strehl, as her guardian. Health Impact has learned that psychiatrist Dr. Marilyn Conlon and internist Dr. Hal Yost are the physicians behind the charges, yet reportedly they have still not yet consulted with, or even spoken to, Hannah’s long term primary care physician. Nor have they fully reviewed Hannah’s records, according to her attorney Calvin Luker, reported by the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Yet their chosen guardian has taken away all semblance of choice and basic civil liberties from Hannah.

How Hannah Wound Up as a Prisoner at Munson Hospital

According to a press release issued by the RespectABILITY Law Center,

Hannah has a medical condition, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, where pressure builds in her brain causing painful, punishing headaches. In 2012, surgeons installed a shunt to drain the fluid that causes the pressure.

Sometimes these shunts need adjustments, which is called a “shunt revision.” The details of the summer of 2015 may be found in the press release, but it comes down to this: on several occasions, beginning in May 2015, Hannah began having severe headaches. Always under consultation with her primary care doctor and neurosurgeon, her mother took her to 3 different hospitals on different occasions where objective medical testing revealed that there was an increase in intracranial pressure, which was causing debilitating headaches. Each time that surgery was performed, they found a medical reason for her severe pain, including a blockage in the tubing with cells. Another time, the tubing itself had become disconnected, and had to be repaired.

VOA

…..

Workers inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 13, 2014.

Workers inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 13, 2014.

Jessica Berman

Experts are calling for a targeted strategy to restrict the use of toxic industrial chemicals, which they say are causing a “silent pandemic” of brain disorders in children worldwide.  Scientists are urging action as more so-called neurotoxins have been identified but remain largely unregulated.

A rise in the number of pediatric brain disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, cerebral palsy and autism, may be the result of increased use of unregulated toxic chemicals around the world.

In the past seven years, researchers have identified six new chemicals that have been shown to be capable of damaging the brains of developing human fetuses and young children. The discovery brings to twelve the number of confirmed neurotoxins.  Experts estimate one in six children worldwide suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder.

Pediatrician Philip Landrigan, chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, said exposure to neurotoxic chemicals was a serious problem that has reached pandemic proportions.

“Injury to the human brain in early life leads to problems like loss of IQ, shortening of attention span, behavioral problems.  And these effects by and large tend to be permanent,” he said.

Read More Here

…..

Number of chemicals linked to problems such as autism DOUBLES in just seven years

  • Researchers warn that chemical safety checks must be tightened
  • Many substances are found in everyday items like food, toys and clothes
  • And the study warns that these findings are just the tip of the iceberg

By Damien Gayle

|

The number of industrial chemicals known to trigger brain development problems like autism has doubled in just seven years, experts warned today.

A new study suggests toxic chemicals may be triggering increases in neurological disabilities among children, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia.

The researchers warn that chemical safety checks need to be tightened up around the world to protect our vulnerable youngsters from a ‘silent epidemic’ of brain disorders.

A tractor sprays barley crops: Pesticides are among the toxic chemicals which may be triggering neurological disabilities among children, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia

A tractor sprays barley crops: Pesticides are among the toxic chemicals which may be triggering neurological disabilities among children, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia

Their work also found that the list of chemicals known to damage the human brain but not regulated to safeguard children had also risen from 202 to 214.

These substances are found in everyday items including food, clothing, furniture and toys.

‘The greatest concern is the large numbers of children who are affected by toxic damage to brain development in the absence of a formal diagnosis,’ said Dr Philippe Grandjean, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

‘They suffer reduced attention span, delayed development, and poor school performance.

‘Industrial chemicals are now emerging as likely causes.’

He and his co-authors are calling for universal legal requirements forcing manufacturers to prove that all existing and new industrial chemicals are non-toxic before they reach the market place.

In the EU, the Reach (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulations already impose such rules.

But without them being applied globally, the world faces a ‘pandemic of neurodevelopmental toxicity’, warned Dr Grandjean.

‘Current chemical regulations are woefully inadequate to safeguard children whose developing brains are uniquely vulnerable to toxic chemicals in the environment,’ Dr Grandjean pointed out.

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and cerebral palsy affect one in six children worldwide.

Read More Here

…..

Enhanced by Zemanta

The ‘warrior puppy’ given a new life after it was found starved near to death… and went on to change the life of the autistic boy who’s now its best friend

 

  • 8-year-old autistic boy who barely spoke transformed into lively chatterbox when met companion Xena
  • Jonny Hickey spent his time playing marbles in silence now he sings while playing with beloved dog
  • Rescue puppy scarred and starved through abuse nicknamed Xena, warrior puppy after making miraculous recovery
  • Family from Georgia found dog on Facebook group, which now has 19,000 fans
  • Research proves companion animals have ‘calming presence’ on autistic children
  • Releasing video updates to support Autism Awareness and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

By Sara Smyth

 

|

 

 

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

 

In just two months, the Staffordshire terrier mix has made Jonny Hickey ‘the happiest child that I’ve ever seen him be,’ according to his mother Linda.

Jonny, from John’s creek, Georgia, barely spoke before meeting Xena. He spent hours playing marbles on his own and was terrified of new experiences.

Scroll down for video

Jonny Hickey, 8, is playful and bubbly when with his beloved dog Xena. His parents say he has become outgoing and sociable since he met his companion

Jonny Hickey, 8, is playful and bubbly when with his beloved dog Xena. His parents say he has become outgoing and sociable since he met his companion

 

Xena is said to have transformed Jonny's personality. The rescue dog was adopted by the Hickey family two months ago. She was being cared for by animal services at the time

Xena is said to have transformed Jonny’s personality. The rescue dog was adopted by the Hickey family two months ago. She was being cared for by animal services at the time

Xena had suffered from extreme neglect when she was found. Here, she weighs four pounds and is unable to stand

Xena had suffered from extreme neglect when she was found. Here, she weighs four pounds and is unable to stand

Xena fought for survival, earning her nickname Warrior Puppy. She was found unconscious but responded when given fluids and food. Cruelty charges are being investigated

Xena fought for survival, earning her nickname Warrior Puppy. She was found unconscious but responded when given fluids and food. Cruelty charges are being investigated

 

Jonny had had difficulty showing affection and was uncomfortable making eye contact. Since Xena has come into his life, he has become tactile and expressive. He cuddles and kisses the terrier

Jonny had had difficulty showing affection and was uncomfortable making eye contact. Since Xena has come into his life, he has become tactile and expressive. He cuddles and kisses the terrier

Xena, the rescue puppy, pictured recovering from her wounds. She was neglected and starved

Xena, the rescue puppy, pictured recovering from her wounds. She was neglected and starved

 

The pair have developed a special relationship since they met two months ago when the family adopted the puppy.

Since then, Jonny has transformed into an affectionate, happy boy who considers Xena his best friend.

Video footage of the pair shows Jonny singing You’ve Got a Friend In Me with Xena on his lap.

In another clip, he said that he and Xena make a ‘pretty perfect team’ and kisses the rescue puppy on the top of his head.

Mother-of-two Linda Hickey, 44, said in an interview with Today.com: ‘These two were destined to be together, to save each other at a level that humans just can’t understand.’

‘From the very first day, that dog was sitting in his lap in the car seat, giving him all these kisses. And that’s where she’s been ever since,’ she said.

The part-time preschool teacher said her son now chatters non-stop, telling her about his day at school.

Xena was brought to an animal shelter in Georgia at the end of last year after she collapsed in someone’s yard.

 

The four-month-old was scarred and emaciated after being dumped in a cage.

Staff at the DeKalb County Animal Services’ shelter in Georgia said Xena weighed four pounds and was close to death, according to Today.com.

Chrissy Kaczynski, from Animal Services said in 12 years of working with rescue dogs, Xena was one of the worst cases she had come across.

The puppy’s rapid recovery led to her nickname Xena the Warrior.

Mrs Hickey found the dog on her Facebook page and met her at a fundraising event last November.

She described the connection between Xena and her son as instantaneous.

Xena was dehydrated and emaciated when she was brought to animal services. She weighed just four pounds

Xena was dehydrated and emaciated when she was brought to animal services

Life has improved in the past few months for both Jonny and Xena, who are inseparable

Life has improved in the past few months for both Jonny and Xena, who are inseparable

Read Full Article  and  Watch Video Here

Health and  Wellness Report

Californians Have No Right to Know Anything Crucial

Food Freedom News

By

by Andrew Baker
The California Right to Know campaign focused on passing Prop 37, an initiative to get genetically engineered food labeled so people would be able to know what is going in their own and their children’s bodies.  The corporations involved in producing and selling GMOs poured millions into stopping the initiative, putting out stunning lies to do so.
But Californians haven’t noticed another area involving their children and the corporations in collusion with the state of California, in which they are not even allowed to know that something has entered their child’s body.  The information is kept secret from them.
Sibel Edmonds, a respected whistle blower, has written a devastatingly direct piece on what has occurred in California around this other, even more serious, “right to know” and its even greater removal of the right to know.  For at least with food, people can investigate or figure out whether there are GMOs, but in this second area, the information is kept secret from the parents.
“I just came across the following information on elimination of parental consent and knowledge as a  prerequisite to vaccinating children in California. I checked the date and went, ‘why in the world didn’t I hear about this?’ The information is several months old, but I decided to post it as a quick note for those who happened to miss this development on the police state front, thinking, if as an avid reader and news researcher I missed this, probably many others must have too.  Here are a few excerpts on this issue:

“The state of California has just passed bill AB499, which will permit minor children as young as 12 years old to be vaccinated with sexually transmitted disease vaccines like Gardasil without parental knowledge or parental consent. This means that if you live in California, school or medical personnel would be allowed to vaccinate your child against an STD without your ever knowing it.  [Emphasis added.]  ….

“The article goes on to list the major role played by the pharma industry and their octopus-like lobby:

“Pharmaceutical and medical lobbyists were heavily involved in pushing AB499 through the state legislature. After all, by stripping parents of their right to make informed decisions about medical procedures that could harm their children, they have tapped a new market for their Gardasil vaccine.  ….

 

“Not only does AB499 remove a parent’s right to give their informed consent, but parents will not even have the right to be informed if their child is vaccinated. As Age of Autism recently reported, this could be disastrous for the child’s well-being …

 

Edmonds doesn’t waste time on “vaccine issues” but goes straight for the political heart of things.

“My daughter is now 3, and I have less than two years to get her out of here, to a place where I won’t be forced to relinquish my parental rights and responsibilities to the State.  My child ain’t gonna be no police state’s youth, and she ain’t gonna be raised in any state’s bosom; cosmetic differences and brand-names don’t make a difference: whether Hitler’s youth or Mussolini’s youth, whether under the fatherland or motherland brand, whether from the US Department of Homeland Security or Department of Education, whether in the name of national security or national health… “

And she includes a photo of what such extreme state control over children signifies to her.  Here.

But whether it is those opposing vaccines because they consider them dangerous, or Ms. Edmonds opposing the state’s taking away parents’ right even to know whether vaccines have been given to their child, neither has noticed what may be the most important information possible around vaccines – all the new vaccines are GMO vaccines.  While they are called “DNA vaccines,” the vaccines shoot patented GMOs into the child, and the hope is for “DNA uptake.”

 

So parents in California (1) aren’t allowed to know what they are feeding their children, and (2) they are not allowed to know if their 12 year old or older children have been vaccinated at all.  And though most California parents are upset having no right to know about GMOs in their food, they don’t realize that all the vaccines being shot into their children are also GMOs.  And the Gardasil vaccine, the main one being given secretly, may contain a new chemical of untested toxicity , and does contain viral HPV DNA fragments.

And while the California Right to Know Campaign focused on food companies and biotech companies like Monsanto, the reality is that it is pharmaceutical industry that produces GMOs.  They are the source for both GMOs contamination of food and for all the new vaccines, which are designed to permanently alter human DNA with patented GMOs.  And they pay the lobbyists who have pushed through laws removing parental rights to even know their children are being injected with vaccines at all, and they are certainly not telling parents, their children, from birth on, are being injected with patented GMOs of many kinds, meant to be taken up by the children’s DNA.

This article is useful in beginning to understand who is behind the GMOs in food and vaccines, and what are they doing.

 

“At the end of WWII the allies split up IG Farben into companies that are now the top pharmaceutical concerns on earth among them Bayer, Hoescht, BASF, the Agfa-Gevaert Group and Cassella AG. Many of Wall Streets favorite pharmaceutical/chemical companies behind the proliferation of genetically-altered foods, transgenic animals, human cloning, dangerous psychiatric drugs, deadly vaccines and pesticides-such as Aventis-are subsidiaries of these same companies. ….
“Why is it significant that many of Bush’s staff and cabinet appointees are former pharmaceutical company executives as was GW’s father, former President George Bush? These corporations are voraciously patenting the earth’s life forms-its plants, bacteria, viruses, animals and even human genetic lineages. Reproduction of plants, animals and humans may eventually be totally controlled by these corporations, genetically-altered, recombined into chimeric life forms and exploited for profit.
“The Human Genome Project, as it admits on the very first page of its website – http://vector.cshl.org/eugenics.html – , is derived from the eugenics movement in the US and Nazi Germany during the first half of the 20th century. The Eugenics Records Office at Cold Springs Harbor NY – where American eugenics started-was built by the Harriman family – the Bushes’ Wall Street business partners in funding Hitler. This is the new frontier of colonialism in the 21st century – the total domination and exploitation of the earth and everything on it [that apparently includes children]- the New World Order both former President Bush and Adolf Hitler so frequently called for.”
[Emphases added.]

Californians are not allowed to know what they are feeding their children or if vaccines are being given to their preteen and teen children.  But while Californians on their own have learned what it means to genetically engineer seeds and the terrible impact of eating crops grown from them, they have not looked into these new vaccines and do not realize that a method similar to that used to alter seeds is being employed when GMO vaccines are injected into a child.  Gene guns are used for the seeds, and are sometimes used to give the vaccines as well.

From Wikipedia on methods of delivery of DNA Vaccines:

“The two most popular approaches are injection of DNA in saline, using a standard hypodermic needle, and gene gun delivery. … Injection in saline is normally conducted intramuscularly (IM) in skeletal muscle, or intradermally (ID), with DNA being delivered to the extracellular spaces. This can be assisted by electroporation; by temporarily damaging muscle fibres with myotoxins such as bupivacaine; or by using hypertonic solutions of saline or sucrose. Immune responses to this method of delivery can be affected by many factors, including needle type, needle alignment, speed of injection, volume of injection, muscle type, and age, sex and physiological condition of the animal being injected.

“Gene gun delivery, the other commonly used method of delivery, ballistically accelerates plasmid DNA (pDNA) that has been adsorbed onto gold or tungsten microparticles into the target cells, using compressed helium as an accelerant.

“Alternative delivery methods have included aerosol instillation of naked DNA on mucosal surfaces, such as the nasal and lung mucosa, and topical administration of pDNA to the eye and vaginal mucosa. Mucosal surface delivery has also been achieved using cationic liposome-DNA preparations, biodegradable microspheres, attenuated Shigella or Listeria vectors for oral administration to the intestinal mucosa, and recombinant [genetically engineered] adenovirus vectors.”

 

Jeffrey Smith at the Institute for Responsible Technology has warned repeatedly that the method of genetic engineering, including the gene gun is very crude.  He is more than right.  The article, Murdoch and Vaccines, reports that while the “DNA vaccines” depend on DNA uptake, ….”[t]his phenomenon has not been the subject of much research, so the actual mechanism of DNA uptake is not known.”  (The article, relating to the MMR vaccine and Glaxo Smith Kline, includes information on the bankers’ involvement in the vaccines, the same bankers who were involved in stealing from the country.  The article, however, predates the fact that GSK was recently found guilty in the largest health fraud settlement in US history.)

 

It does not take much logical thought to appreciate what this means and there is no nice way to put it:  American children’s DNA is being genetically altered.

This is true though parents have no idea the vaccines mandated to their children are different from previous vaccines and that they include patented material that will permanently alter their child’s DNA (and without those who created these vaccines knowing how that works), and affect that child’s basic code of life as well as all their future offspring.  Thanks to the vaccines, for the first time in human history, the child’s organic genetic line from its mother and its father, now has the addition of synthetic genetic material from pharmaceutical industry, the specifics of which are unknown and untested but are patented.  In addition, all liability has been removed from these companies as to any physiological or medical harm that might befall the children after corporate tampering with the fundamentals of their life code.  The pharmaceutical industry  is contaminating children’s previously “organic” DNA by injection, just as Monsanto has contaminated organic fields by pollination.

 

Monsanto makes claims on the fields it contaminates.  Should parents expect intellectual property claims over their children’s blood, organs, bones, stem cells, etc?  As patented GMO material is forced into children’s DNA and as it increases with each vaccine, what rights might corporations claim in relation to the children?

 

What is certain is that children are being experimented on and that laws are being broken.  More, no parent has been asked to sign a release either for this vaccine experiment on their child or for the release of their children’s intellectual property rights over their own unique DNA.  In addition, given that it is now clear via UK FOIAs that the vaccines themselves are a hoax, the foisting of any vaccines on children should be pulled out of any medical frame of reference entirely and the use of disease scares to promote vaccines (that do not prevent diseases) to legislatures, to doctors, or to parents, might be considered a deceptive trade practice.  (See the CDC’s outrageous behavior around an H1N1 false “pandemic”, its refusal to respond to FOIA requests from CBS,  its urging of the vaccine on pregnant women, leading to a 2440% increase in fetal demise in 2009).  Deceptive trade practices or any lawsuit based outside of medical harm, might get around the pharmaceutical industry’s removal of its own liability, which, incidentally occurred within two weeks of Monsanto removal of all its own liability, shifting it onto farmers.

There is another area of commonality between GMOs in food and GMO vaccines.  Both of them are related to infertility.  And it is quite clear that the richest of the rich, and including those involved in GMOs and vaccines, are interested in a dramatic reduction in world population.

Californians have a right to know anything they desire about what may affect their own or their children’s health.  But the pharmaceutical industry is the industry that put Hitler into power in the 1930s, and is 20 times bigger now.  It has done a stunning job of trampling the Nuremberg Code – informed consent – which was put in place specifically to prevent a repeat of its Holocaust horrors.  The state pandemic laws set up for a repetition. They were put in place under George Bush, whose family made their fortune in Nazi Germany and whose father, GHW Bush, is closely connected to pharmaceutical industry.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

Environmental

 

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

 

Anthony Gucciardi
NaturalSociety

 

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810. The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations. In addition to being linked to a plethora health ailments, Sawicki says that the pollen originating from this GM strain may actually be devastating the already dwindling bee population.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

***********************************************************************************************

 

Cyber Space

 

Expect more online attacks, Anonymous hackers say

 

The hacking group Anonymous says it will launch online attacks every weekend, following claims it disrupted access to the Home Office website.

Anonymous Twitter messages warned of the attack on 4 April, and said: “Expect a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) every Saturday on the UK Government sites.”

The Home Office site was inaccessible for several hours on Saturday night.

Officials say no sensitive information was lost, and it is now back to normal.

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack floods a web-server with so many requests that it can no longer respond to legitimate users.

The Home Office website became inaccessible around 21:00 BST on Saturday, and was patchy from 05:00 on Sunday.

It is not clear whether the protest was against email surveillance or extradition, but it could be both.

One message on Twitter said it was a protest against “draconian surveillance proposals”, but another claimed it was over extradition from the UK to the US.

One tweet claiming to be from Anonymous said: “You should not give UK citizens to foreign countries without evidence. If an offense happened in the UK, so should the trial.”

There were also claims on Twitter that the 10 Downing Street website had been targeted as part of the same protest…..

 

Read Full Article Here

 

 

LulzSec hacker pleads guilty

Cody Kretsinger, 24, faces jail after admitting in plea bargain to breaching Sony Pictures website and stealing names

 

Reuters
The Guardian,

 

LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger has pleaded guilty to charges of taking part in an extensive computer breach against Sony.

Kretsinger, 24, pleaded guilty in a California federal court to one count each of conspiracy and unauthorised impairment of a protected computer in a deal with prosecutors. LulzSec, an offshoot of the international hacking group Anonymous, has taken credit for hacking government and private sector websites.

“I joined LulzSec, your honor, at which point we gained access to the Sony Pictures website,” Kretsinger, who went by the hacking moniker “Recursion,” told the judge after entering his guilty plea.

Kretsinger testified that he gave the information he got from the Sony site to other members of LulzSec, who then posted it onto the group’s website and on Twitter…..

 

Read Full Article Here

 

***********************************************************************************************

 

Survival / Sustainability

 

25 Must Know Skills For Surviving The Coming Nightmare

 

The following article was generously shared with the SHTFplan community by regular contributor ‘Be Informed’ and provides skills that will be essential for surviving any number of catastrophes that may befall us.

Many people nowadays are quite aware that the world they live in is going to the toilet. Aside from the geophysical part that “seems” to be going haywire and could be nothing other than the planet’s cycles, there are plenty of man made catastrophes that loom on the horizon. Never has the planet had as many people as now and the more people there are the more competition there is for resources. More countries seek nuclear devices than ever before and with advancements in technology this is a much easier process than anytime before. Biological and chemical weapons are also much easier to manufacture because of leaps of technology in regards to computers. Oil markets are much tighter because of the countries of China and India and their increasing need of energy to fuel their booming economies, and new finds of oil fields cannot keep up with the demand. The debacle of the world economies needs no introduction. In short, bad times, really bad times could and probably be coming to a neighborhood near you. Unless you and your family take quite seriously this possibility, if and when something extremely horrible happens, you could very well end up one of the large number of statistics…..

 

Read Full Article Here

 

***********************************************************************************************

Activism

 

Day 203: Live Coverage of the Occupy Movement

 

Special Coverage: As we enter Day 203 of the Occupy movements the protests have spread not only across the country but all over the globe. Thousands of activists have descended on Wall Street these past weeks as part of the #OccupyWallStreet protest organized by several action groups. What follows is a live video stream and live Twitter feed of this event.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

***********************************************************************************************

 

Psy – Ops

 

Pupils are recruited to spy on us during our lessons and schools are being ‘run like totalitarian regimes’, say teachers

 

By Sarah Harris

 

Pupils are being ‘actively recruited’ by schools to spy on their teachers in the classroom, a union has warned.

They are being used as ‘management tools’ to carry out covert – and even open – surveillance of members of staff, it was claimed.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, condemned the practice as a ‘form of abuse’ of children.

She told the union’s annual conference in Birmingham on Saturday that ‘debilitating’ monitoring ‘erodes teachers’ self-esteem and gnaws away at their professional confidence’.

She said: ‘Children and teachers are diminished and abused by the use of pupils as management tools to carry out surveillance on their teachers.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

***********************************************************************************************

 

Articles of Interest

Autism and Disappearing Bees: A Common Denominator?

 

By Brian Moench
Common Dreams

 

A few days ago the Salt Lake Tribune’s front page headline declared, “Highest rate in the nation, 1 in 32 Utah boys has autism.” This is a national public health emergency, whose epicenter is Utah, Gov. Herbert. A more obscure story on the same day read: “New pesticides linked to bee population collapse.” If you eat food, and hope to do so in the future, this is another national emergency, Pres. Obama. A common denominator may underlie both headlines.

A Stanford University study with 192 pairs of twins, with one twin autistic and one not, found that genetics accounts for 38% of the risk of autism, and environmental factors account for 62%.

Supporting an environmental/genetic tag team are other studies showing autistic children and their mothers have a high rate of a genetic deficiency in the production of glutathione, an anti-oxidant and the body’s primary means of detoxifying heavy metals. High levels of toxic metals in children are strongly correlated with the severity of autism. Low levels of glutathione, coupled with high production of another chemical, homocysteine, increase the chance of a mother having an autistic child to one in three. That autism is four times more common among boys than girls is likely related to a defect in the single male X chromosome contributing to anti-oxidant deficiency……

 

Read Full Article Here

 

Operation Midnight Climax : How the CIA Dosed S.F. Citizens with LSD

 

It’s been over 50 years, but Wayne Ritchie says he can still remember how it felt to be dosed with acid.

He was drinking bourbon and soda with other federal officers at a holiday party in 1957 at the U.S. Post Office Building on Seventh and Mission streets. They were cracking jokes and swapping stories when, suddenly, the room began to spin. The red and green lights on the Christmas tree in the corner spiraled wildly. Ritchie’s body temperature rose. His gaze fixed on the dizzying colors around him.

The deputy U.S. marshal excused himself and went upstairs to his office, where he sat down and drank a glass of water. He needed to compose himself. But instead he came unglued. Ritchie feared the other marshals didn’t want him around anymore. Then he obsessed about the probation officers across the hall and how they didn’t like him, either. Everyone was out to get him. Ritchie felt he had to escape.

He fled to his apartment and sought comfort from his live-in girlfriend. It didn’t go as planned. His girlfriend was there, but an argument erupted. She told him she was growing tired of San Francisco and wanted to return to New York City. Ritchie couldn’t handle the situation. Frantic, he ran away again, this time to the Vagabond Bar where he threw back more bourbon and sodas. From he hit a few more bars, further cranking up his buzz. As he drank his way back to Seventh and Mission, Ritchie concocted a plan that would change his life.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

 

Europe’s Austerity Program Spawns ‘Lost Generation’

 

Julio Godoy, News Report:

 

The German economy already suffered a slowdown of 0.2 percent during the last quarter of 2011. Given the OECD forecast, such figures suggest that even Germany, the last standing economic powerhouse in an otherwise lethargic continent, might have fallen into recession – experiencing a negative growth rate for two consecutive quarters. To confirm the crisis, the European Commission’s office for youth announced that youth unemployment across the continent went up to 5.5 million in January 2012, a 37.7 percent growth rate since the spring of 2008, at the beginning of the global financial crisis.

 

Read Full Article Here

 

 

[In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit, for research and/or educational purposes. This constitutes ‘FAIR USE’ of any such copyrighted material.]

Food Safety

Governors Help BPI Wash Ammoniated Beef of “Pink Slime” Image

By Helena Bottemiller

Three governors – among them recent presidential candidate Rick Perry of Texas, two lieutenant governors, and the Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture all went to bat for Beef Products Inc. in a press conference…

Read Full Article Here

No Sign of Oyster Recovery Two Years After BP Oil Spill

By Dan Flynn

With the second anniversary of the BP oil spill fast approaching, attention is once again returning to the damaged Gulf environment, especially to its greatly diminished oyster production. The worst man-made environmental disaster in U.S. history put 200 million gallons of…

Read Full Article Here

California Lifts Quarantine on Claravale Farm Raw Milk

By News Desk

California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford lifted a statewide quarantine Thursday on raw milk produced by Claravale Farm, while the state Department of Public Health said it is still conducting an epidemiological investigation of reported clusters of Campylobacter infection associated…

Read Full Article Here

FDA Seeks to Stop CA Fish Producer, Cites Botulism Risk

By Gretchen Goetz

The U.S. Food and Drug administration is seeking an injunction against a California seafood company because of a risk of botulism and other food hazards in its fish and fish products.Government inspections determined that Fujino Enterprises Inc., which operates under…

Read Full Article Here

**************************************************************************************************

Health

H1N1 Vaccine Tied to Spike in Narcolepsy

By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today

Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, Nurse Planner

Cases of childhood narcolepsy spiked in Finland in 2010, and researchers there are suggesting the adjuvanted vaccine against the H1N1 pandemic flu might have been a trigger.

Two related studies, appearing online in PLoS ONE, found that the incidence of narcolepsy rose markedly in children and adolescents, while remaining unchanged in those 20 and older.

Most of the cases in children occurred after vaccination with the ASO3-adjuvanted flu vaccine Pandemrix, which was the only vaccine used in Finland during the pandemic.

The two studies, with overlapping research teams, used hospital discharge data and vaccination records to identify cases and estimate incidence.

Read Full Article Here

This Simple Hand Trick Helped Participants Melt Away Flab

By Dr. Mercola

According to novel research, obese women can exercise longer if they cool the palms of their hands.

Fat tissue is a very effective insulator, causing many who are obese to get too hot while exercising.

To investigate whether cooling the hands might help overweight women overcome fatigue and overheating while exercising, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine tested a hand-cooling device already in use by some professional athletes.

According to MSN Health i:

“[Researchers] assigned the women to one of two groups: both held the cooling device in their palms, but only one group had cool water (60.8 degrees Fahrenheit) running through the device…

The cooling group shaved more than five minutes off their time for the 1.5 mile treadmill test…

Their exercising heart rate went up, too, 136 beats per minute to 154 beats per minute — a good thing.

The cooling group also took more than two inches off their waist by end of the 12-week study.

… Their blood pressure also went down, from 139/84 to 124/70. (Below 120/80 is the goal.)

In contrast, the comparison group didn’t show any substantial differences in any of the measures…”

Read Full Article Here

***************************************************************************************************

Holistic Health

G. Edward Griffin – A World Without Cancer – The Story Of Vitamin B17

Uploaded by manonfireb4u on Dec 27, 2010

Citrus May Reduce Stroke Risk, Study Finds

By Gretchen Goetz

A compound found in citrus fruits may reduce a woman’s risk of stroke according to a recent study.Researchers at Harvard University Medical Center and Norwich Medical School in the U.K. studied stroke rates in almost 700,000 women over 14 years…

Read Full Article Here

The conventional lie about Autism and other chronic diseases

By Jonathan Landsman,

(NaturalNews) Imagine your doctor telling you: “There is no known cure for this condition”. Sadly, there are a staggering amount of people victimized by this destructive (false) belief system. But, to make matters worse, millions of people are being systematically prevented from hearing the truth about how to effectively eliminate disease – naturally. Join us for an enlightening program – filled with practical solutions – with a true (medical) pioneer – visit: http://www.naturalhealth365.com and…

Read Full Article Here

**************************************************************************************************

Pet Health

A Dangerous Trend in Pet Health: Fat is the New Normal

By Dr. Becker

Well, the latest depressing results are in, and I’m sad to report U.S. pets continued to get fatter during 2011.

A survey of veterinarians conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of adult cats are officially overweight or obesei.

In terms of how pet owners view their overweight four-legged companions, not surprisingly, fat has become the new ‘normal.’

Fifteen percent of cat owners and 22 percent of dog owners view their too-heavy pets as being of normal weight.

Oddly, over 90 percent of pet owners are aware pet obesity is a problem, yet many don’t acknowledge the furry obesity statistic living under the same roof with them.

Dr. Ernie Ward of APOP considers a major contributing factor to be commercial pet food and treats.

He points out that a typical dog treat fed to a 20 pound dog is the equivalent of a human eating 2 double-stuffed fudge cookies.

A pig ear fed to a 40 pound dog is like a human drinking a six-pack of 12 ounce sodas.

Read Full Article Here

***************************************************************************************************

Recalls

Castellini Company Recalls Jalapeno Peppers

By News Desk

Castellini Company is recalling certain jalapeno peppers distributed from its Wilder, Kentucky facility because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. A random test by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a store in Ohio which revealed the presence of Salmonella in…

Read Full Article Here

Listeria Tests Prompt Recall of Halal ‘Kubba’ Beef

By News Desk

Mosul Kubba of Chicago, IL. is recalling approximately 1,100 pounds of stuffed, layered beef products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.The problem was discovered during routine…

Read Full Article Here

**************************************************************************************************

Allergen Alert

Allergen Alert: Cookies With Milk

By News Desk

Topnotch Cookies & Cakes of Westland, MI is recalling certain chocolate chip cookies because they may contain undeclared traces of milk, an allergen, in the butter and vanilla flavoring.The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the supplier of…

Read Full Article Here

**************************************************************************************************

Articles of Interest

Officials blame ‘mystery virus’ for widespread deaths of thousands of cattle

By Ethan A. Huff,

(NaturalNews) Thousands of lambs and cattle across Europe are bearing dead or severely deformed offspring, and the mainstream media and health officials are blaming a “mystery virus” for this inexplicable and worsening phenomenon. The U.K’s Telegraph reports that at least 74 farms across southern and eastern England, and many more in Germany and various other places across Europe, are being afflicted by what some are now calling the “Schmallenberg Virus.” Springtime is when many farmers’ flocks…

Read Full Article Here

Battle over fluoride warning intensifies in New Hampshire

By Doug Cragoe,

(NaturalNews) In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA) finally admitted what dental researchers had been saying for many years. If powdered infant formula is prepared with fluoridated water infants are put at increased risk of a developmental disturbance called fluorosis. This causes disfigured teeth with white spots, streaks, and occasionally brown stains that can affect a child’s appearance and self esteem. Fluorosis can be expensive to fix, and no…

Read Full Article Here

Food Safety

Department of Agriculture to offer beef without ‘pink slime’ to schools

By Mike Lillis

Facing increasing pressure over its embrace of “pink slime,” the Obama administration announced Thursday that it will offer schools ground beef absent the controversial product.

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/216299-house-democrats-demand-meeting-with-apple-over-privacy

Working with Public Health Officials Key Topic at Food Safety Summit

By News Desk

Oscar Garrison, President of AFDO will present How the Food Industry and Public Health Officials Must Collaborate to Succeed at the Food Safety Summit on Wed, April 18. In addition to this keynote, Mr. Garrison will present a follow up…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/working-with-public-health-officials-a-key-topic-at-food-safety-summit/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120315

 

USDA Offers School Districts Choice on ‘Pink Slime’

By Helena Bottemiller

In response to nationwide concern among parents and school service providers about ‘pink slime’ being purchased by the national school lunch program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that next year it will give school districts the ability to…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/usda-to-offer-school-districts-choice-on-pink-slime/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120315

Health

 

Washington elites queue up to see nine justices on hot seat

By Janet Adamy and Jess Bravin

The hottest ticket in the capital is for a spot inside the Supreme Court to watch three days of arguments challenging the 2010 health-care law that begin here a week from Monday.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303863404577283631472580966.html?mod=ITP_AHED

 

Holistic Health

 

Australia May Declare Homeopathy ‘Baseless and Unethical’

Homeopathic medicine practitioners may have to defend their practice in Australia after the National Health and Medical Research Council decided that their practices may be ineffective and unethical. A statement issued claims that it is “unethical for health practitioners to treat patients using homeopathy, because a homeopathic medicine or procedure has apparently been shown to be ineffective.”

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/03/australia-may-declare-homeopathy.html

 

Prevent or reverse hardening of the arteries without deadly pharmaceuticals

(NaturalNews) It’s commonly known that cranberry juice is beneficial for clearing and eliminating infections of urinary tracts. But several studies have recently discovered another benefit for cranberry juice – heart health. Hardened and obstructed arteries lead to blood vessels collapsing or rupturing, initiating heart attacks. Cranberry juice helps arteries become more flexible as well as remaining sufficiently dilated to not obstruct blood flow. It appears that what helps clear the urinary…

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/035249_hardening_of_the_arteries_cranberries_remedies.html

 

Big Pharma propaganda now pushing drug that ‘treats’ racism – chemical mind control?


(NaturalNews) Research has shown the Beta-blocker Propranolol has the side effect of making people less subconsciously racist it was reported in the Daily Telegraph. While racism is not a trait celebrated by most, it is a basic right to have free thought on all subjects, and these findings have wide ranging moral ramifications. Over the years the push for anti-racism has been celebrated as a liberal goal to create a world in which we all thrive in an environment where everyone is equal regardless…

Easy homemade remedies relieve arthritis and joint pain

(NaturalNews) Homemade remedies for arthritis, gout and other joint pain are never farther away than the kitchen cupboard or the refrigerator. Joint disease is the result of various causes ranging from aging, to over-use and autoimmune diseases that attack joints and surrounding tissue. Pharmaceutical companies have designer drugs that reduce inflammation to help relieve pain and often cause significant side effects. The ingredients for homemade remedies can be purchased at grocery and health food…

Warning to vegetarians: Many prescription drugs secretly made with animal parts


(NaturalNews) Genetically modified organisms and bovine growth hormones are in thousands of prescription drugs all over the world without any warning whatsoever. Plus, over 40% of humans are allergic to either consuming or injecting gelatin, which is the most popular hidden animal part in drugs and vaccines today. In fact, the gelatin coatings, capsules and liquid additives for medicines are not made from harmless food, but rather from the skin, cartilage, connective tissues and bones of animals…

FDA scandal: board members with drug maker ties voted to approve drug that’s killing women


(NaturalNews) An investigation by the Washington Monthly and the British Medical Journal has found that at least four members of an advisory board which voted to approve a drug used in birth control pills had either done work for the drugs’ manufacturer or received research funds from the manufacturer. Though the four committee members disclosed their ties to the FDA, the FDA decided that the ties did not matter and did not make the disclosures public. Tragically, the drugs the committee endorsed…

Doctor from MMR controversy wins High Court appeal – next up, Dr. Andrew Wakefield himself

 

(NaturalNews) The U.K. General Medical Council’s (GMC) rash and unfounded decision to strike Professor John Walker-Smith, who had helped Dr. Andrew Wakefield in treating desperately-ill children with regressive autism symptoms and severe gastrointestinal problems, off the medical register for alleged “professional misconduct” has been exposed as a fraud. During a recent High Court appeal, Mr. Justice Mitting ruled that Prof. Walker-Smith’s striking “cannot stand” because of serious misconduct in…

Improve posture Part II – The lower body


(NaturalNews) Now that everyone is sitting up straight in their desk chair, it’s time to address the second half of poor posture, the lower extremities. Think about it – humans did not evolve to sit in a chair for half of their day; we are physical beings and sitting has detrimental effects to our low backs and legs. For those who have a hard time straightening up from being seated to standing, you may want to pay attention. A hidden, but reversible cause of back painIn a seated position, the…

Just a few minutes of daily exercise alters DNA to help prevent chronic disease


(NaturalNews) Many people think the genes they inherited at birth are static and predetermine their fate for the remainder of their life. Extensive research into the science of epigenetics is providing startling evidence that this thought process is grossly outdated, and our individual DNA is dynamic and continually influenced by multiple lifestyle factors including diet, environment, stress and physical activity. Researchers publishing the result of a study in the journal Cell Metabolism provide…

Questions your doctor should ask before putting your kid on ADHD meds


(NaturalNews) A woman came to see me years ago, very concerned because her 9-year-old her son, Bobby (name changed), was “severely disrespectful” in school. His teacher suggested that he was ADHD and asked the mother to please get it under control. Bobby routinely refused to follow instructions, couldn’t sit still or follow lesson plans, and would often get up to wander aimlessly around the classroom in the middle of a lecture. Of course, the thoughtful teacher referred mom to a nice doctor with…

Vitamin D prevents stress fractures in preteen and teenage girls


(NaturalNews) Conventional wisdom holds that calcium and dairy products are needed for strong, healthy bones and teeth. However, recent research published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that vitamin D intake may actually be the more essential nutrient for strong bones. The team of researchers, who hailed from various medical establishments in Boston, MA, followed over 6700 girls between 9 and 15 years of age from 1996-2001. The research was conducted via questionnaire sent…

Low circulating omega-3 fatty acids lead to accelerated brain aging and dementia

(NaturalNews) Omega-3 fats including DHA and EPA are preferentially selected by the human body to form the critical cellular membrane boundary separating the cell nucleus and DNA with the surrounding extracellular environment. The precise fatty acid composition of the membrane determines permeability properties for the passage of essential materials such as oxygen, micronutrients and glucose required for proper cell function. Researchers publishing in Neurology have found that a diet lacking in…

http://www.naturalnews.com/035263_omega-3s_dementia_aging.html

Pet Health

 

More Evidence Real Meat is the Right Food for Your Cat

By Dr. Becker

A study1 was published in October 2011 on the digestibility of three different feline diets — a raw beef-based diet, a cooked beef-based diet, and a high-protein extruded (dry food/kibble) diet.

The study involved 9 shorthair domestic cats, adult females

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/16/protein-in-real-meat-are-better-for-cats.aspx

 

Recalls

 

Canada E. Coli Beef Recall Expands Again

By Julia Thomas

Canadian health authorities are once again expanding a recall of certain beef products as part of an ongoing E. coli O157:H7 investigation.One illness has been reported in connection with these products.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Food Classics are…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/canada-e-coli-beef-recall-expands-again/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120315

 

Pregnant Woman’s Listeria Case Prompts Cheese Recall in NJ

By Mary Rothschild

A woman 38 weeks pregnant was diagnosed with Listeria monocytogenes infection, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is now warning the public not to eat any cheese products produced by El Ranchero del Sur of South…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/listeria-case-prompts-cheese-recall-in-new-jersey/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120315

 

Wildlife

 

Scotts Insecticide Was for the Birds

By News Desk

Because its top-selling bird seed came with a little poison, a guilty plea has been entered for the $3 billion Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.In pleading guilty to breaking federal pesticide laws, Ohio-based Scotts offered to pay a $4 million fine and…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/scotts-put-a-little-poison-on-that-bird-seed/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120315

 

Allergen Alert

 

Allergen Alert: Cheetos With Milk, Soy

By Olivia Marler

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and PK Trading of Mississauga, Ontario, are warning people with allergies to milk or soy not to consume certain Frito Lay Cheetos because they contain milk and soy, which are not declared on the…

 

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120314be.shtml

 

Allergen Alert: Sulfites in Dried Fungus

By Olivia Marler

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and importer Canadian T & J International Development of Richmond, BC, are warning people with sensitivity to sulphites not to eat certain Natural World brand Dried Fungus because it contains sulphites, which are not…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/allergen-alert-sulfites-in-dried-fungus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120315

 

Misc

 

Del Monte Fresh Produce Drops Lawsuit Threat Against Oregon

By News Desk

Del Monte Fresh Produce has withdrawn its threatened lawsuit against the Oregon Public Health Division and its senior epidemiologist, who with other public health officials last year traced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infection to cantaloupes imported from the company’s…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/del-monte-fresh-produce-drops-lawsuit-threat-against-oregon/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120315

 

State Food Freedom Bills Go Down to Defeat Again

By Dan Flynn

Tagged as “inexpedient to legislate” in New Hampshire and shelved in Utah, state food freedom bills got little traction for a second straight year.Shannon Shutts, spokeswoman for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, says when America’s largest state legislative body…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/state-food-freedom-bills-go-down-again/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120316