Thought this was interesting – although just a simulation, how close to reality is it?
(NaturalNews) In response to growing awareness about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, what does the manufacturer of one of the world’s most notable artificial sweeteners do? Why, rename it and begin marketing it as natural, of course. This is precisely the strategy of Ajinomoto, maker of aspartame, which hopes to pull the wool over the eyes of the public with its rebranded version of aspartame, called “AminoSweet”.
When you see something like this in the mainstream media, it is not a good sign…….
Market Tips: Get Out of Stocks and Bonds
Global stocks were mixed Friday, with European shares paring earlier gains after preliminary data showed the euro zone economy’s recovery faltered in the fourth quarter, on top of investors still uncertain as to what will happen to Greece.
Experts told CNBC that given Greece’s troubles, investors should get out of stocks and bonds and into something safer, like cash.
About 5.1 million mortgage holders (or roughly 10% of Americans with mortgages) will own homes that are worth 75% or less than what they owe on their mortgages by mid-June. This is the conclusion of a new study by First American CoreLogic given exclusively to The New York Times. One of the firm’s senior economists, Sam Khater, told the paper, “People’s emotional attachment to their property is melting into the air.” The most astonishing number in the study is that it would take $745 billion to get mortgages to the point where no home loans in the U.S. were underwater.
Can your family survive in the anarchy after the debt bomb explodes?
America’s already descending into economic anarchy. We’re all trapped in a historic economic supercycle, a turning point that must bleed through a no-man’s land of lawless self-destructive anarchy before a neo-capitalistic world can re-emerge. Investors tell me they “feel” it at a deep level, “know” it’s happening. They keep asking: “What’s the best investment strategy to prepare now?”
This is no joke, folks. Are you prepared? Or preparing? Will your family survive in a post-apocalyptic world, when anarchy is rampant in America? Look at Washington, Wall Street and Corporate America today. You know it’s already begun.
You are witnessing a fundamental breakdown of the American dream, a systemic breakdown of our democracy and our capitalism, a breakdown driven by the blind insatiable greed of Wall Street: Dysfunctional government, insane markets, economy on the brink. Multiply that many times over and see a world in total disarray. Ignore it now, tomorrow will be too late.
Makers of natural-health products say they are bracing for widespread layoffs and millions of dollars in losses after Canada’s pharmacy regulators issued a surprise directive recently urging druggists to stop selling unlicensed natural remedies.
The order affects thousands of herbal treatments, multi-vitamins and other products, most of them waiting for approval from Health Canada under a backlogged, five-year-old program to regulate natural-health goods.
The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) says pharmacists cannot be assured the products are safe until they are granted a government licence, and should not sell them in those circumstances. “Pharmacists are obliged to hold the health and safety of the public or patient as their first and foremost consideration,” said the association’s recently issued position statement.
Representatives of the natural health industry, however, have reacted angrily to the directive issued last month, predicting it will have little impact on patient safety, while triggering an economic “crisis” for their members.
“We are talking about job loss, we are talking about a lot of income loss, we are talking about product stuck in warehouses that cannot be sold,” Jean-Yves Dionne, a spokesman for the Canadian Health Food Association, said in an interview.
A statement issued by the association calls the directive self-serving and contrary to federal government policy.
“It has taken a sledge hammer to a finishing nail,” the group said. “It will create confusion for consumers. It is the wrong thing to do.”
NAPRA is comprised of representatives of the provincial colleges of pharmacy that regulate the profession. It is now up to the individual provinces to implement the statement. The Ontario and Quebec colleges have already done so, with Ontario pressing pharmacists to not buy or order any more of the affected products, and its neighbour pushing for druggists to also remove unlicensed product already on their shelves, Mr. Dionne said.
Pharmacies, as surprised by the directive as anyone, are caught in the middle, said Jeff Poston of the Canadian Pharmacists Association.
“One of the questions that everybody is asking in the pharmacy world is, ‘Why now?’ As far as people can determine, nothing has significantly changed.”
A spokesman for NAPRA was not available for comment.
The controversy revolves around Health Canada’s natural-health products regime, launched in 2004 to vet treatments that had been virtually unregulated before, in a new system some critics said was still too lax. As it ploughed through tens of thousands of applications for licences, the department said manufacturers could continue selling their products, so long as they had at least applied for approval.
The department has issued about 18,000 natural-health licences, while at least 10,000 products are still waiting for certification, industry representatives said. The whole process was supposed to be done by this January.
The natural-food association argues that it makes no sense for the pharmacy regulators to try to block sales of products awaiting licences, when Health Canada itself has said they can be sold pending an approval decision.
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US and China havent been on great terms as of late because the Americans are sending $6.3 billion worth of arms to Taiwan – the Americans are trying to provoke China into helping them impose sanctioning Iran to try to halt Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. China got really upset at the arms sale and threatened sanctions against US companies supplying the arms, suspended key military-to-military contacts, and warned Obama that his planned meeting with the Dalai Lama will further damage U.S.-China relations.
The U.S. may lose 824,000 jobs when the government releases its annual revision to employment data on Feb. 5, showing the labor market was in worse shape during the recession than known at the time.
This is REALLY SCAREY!!
China will erect trade sanctions against Boeing and other large US companies unless the US Congress blocks the Obama administration’s planned $US6.4 billion ($7.2 billion) weapons sales program to Taiwan, a senior defence strategist said.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned China on Friday that it would face economic insecurity and diplomatic isolation if it did not sign on to tough new sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program, seeking to raise the pressure on Beijing to fall in line with an American-led campaign.
The first-ever public study of the health effects of genetically modified corn shows that three patented crops developed and owned by agriculture giant Monsanto cause liver, kidney and heart damage in mammals.
The FDA has approved all three varieties for sale and consumption in the U.S. and all three are in our food supply right now.
More shocking, the raw data used in the study was from Monsanto’s own testing — the company simply ignored clear indications that their genetically modified corn was causing organ damage.
According to the study’s author, the company’s own data “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system.”
The FDA should immediately investigate and at least temporarily rescind approval for all three varieties of corn while research continues. By allowing Monsanto to sell its proprietary but dangerous corn, the FDA is failing to protect the public from needless risk.
Tell the FDA to halt the sale of all three crops and re-investigate their health effects immediately.
Found a great article regarding fluoride in our drinking water:
You may think that fluoride is put in your drinking water to save your teeth, but guess again!
Actual studies, like the one by the National Institute of Dental Research on 39,000 children show no significant difference in number of cavities on those who were drank fluoridated water vs those who didn’t. In fact fluoride can give you “dental fluorosis” a sophisticated name for brown, pitted teeth.
ANOTHER FACT: In 1954, the Christian Science Monitor surveyed all 81 Nobel Prize winners in the fields of chemistry, medicine and physiology on their opinion regarding water fluoridation. Seventy-nine percent failed to endorse water fluoridation.
Fluoride Poisoning and Cancer
Fluoride can give you a lot of other things too, namely cancer.
Qualified scientists in numerous laboratory tests have found that fluoride in water, even 1.0 part per million, (the amount typically used in water fluoridation) is a carcinogen and mutagen.
Fluoridation of water causes 20,000 plus cancer deaths per year in the U.S.
Other Poisoning Maladies
If you are pregnant, fluoride might increase your chances of having a child with Down’s syndrome.
If you are a senior, it will make you more likely to have hip fractures.
If you are a virile guy it could make you infertile as it tends, according to a study in India, to cause testicular damage.
A little fluoride goes a long way, because it accumulates in the bones, teeth, in food chain and in the environment.
Fluoride water additives often contain other highly toxic materials
The fluoride that is most likely added to your water supply is really hydrofluorisilicic acid in a hazardous waste liquor” which contains also lead, mercury, beryllium, radioactive material, arsenic and other pollutants.
“Fluoridation is an attempt by industry to camouflage their deadliest pollutant, with government officials and Madison Avenue advertisers beating the drums. The fluoridation empire is like a castle built on quicksand.” says Gladys Caldwell, author, “Fluoridation and Truth Decay”, 1974.
As far back as April of 1950 in the Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol 40:440, a study by G. J. Cox and H.C. Hodge, “Toxicity of Fluorides in Relation to Their Use in Dentistry”, made it clear that fluoride is a poison: “Some of the basic and necessary metabolic processes in the cell are stopped by concentrations of fluorides such as are found in acute poisoning. These changes are comparable to those seen in high-grade anoxia (lack of sufficient oxygen in the body tissues) and are the basis for describing fluorides as general protoplasmic poisons.” Fluorides have also been used historically for mind control:
Charles Elliot Perkins, research scientist sent by the US government to take charge of I.G. Farben chemical plants in Germany discovered that ” The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination, control and loss of liberty.” In his report to the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in October of 1954, he said, “Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him.”
This is why Fluorides are a key ingredient of Prozac and many other psychiatric drugs. Prozac, scientific name Fluoxetine, is 94% fluoride.
Toxicologist Phyllis Mullenix demonstrated in the mid-1980’s that rats given fluoride as youngsters or adults became passive, underactive and lethargic.
Who is behind the push to get fluoride in our water systems?
Special interest groups who want a convenient way to dump an industrial waste product.
And who wants to ingest an industrial waste product? Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd, Past President of the American Medical Association said: “I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long- term basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable.”
“I say this in all earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorides. Any person who drinks artificially fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person.” Charles Elliot Perkins,
“The grain grown to produce fuel in the US [in 2009] was enough to feed 330 million people for one year at average world consumption levels,” said Lester Brown, the director of the Earth Policy Institute, a Washington thinktank ithat conducted the analysis.
In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards to alarm governments worldwide and make them squander tight health resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly expose millions of healthy people to the risk of an unknown amount of side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.
The “birds-flu”-campaign (2005/06) combined with the “swine-flu”-campaign seem to have caused a great deal of damage not only to some vaccinated patients and to public health-budgets, but to the credibility and accountability of important international health-agencies.
The Council of Europe and its member-states should ask for immediate investigations and consequences on their national levels as well as on the international level.
The definition of an alarming pandemic must not be under the influence of drug-sellers.
When in April 2009 some hundred normal influenza cases in Mexico City were rashly announced to be the beginning of a threatening new pandemic, there was little scientific evidence for this judgement. Nevertheless a large and immediate word-wide agenda setting process started and was eagerly spread by alarmist media and formally legitimized by pandemic-defining WHO, the agency, which is our global epidemiological watchdog and task-force.
Besides this, vaccination programs against influenza are already established in most of the exposed countries as an annual routine. They are regularly taking into account all expected varieties of flu-viruses to bundle their antigen fragments in a well-adjusted polyvalent vaccine.
But around the Mexican outbreak, WHO in cooperation with some big pharmaceutical companies and their scientists re-defined pandemics and lowered the alarm-threshold. Those new standards forced politicians in most states to react immediately and sign marketing commitments for additional and new vaccines against “swine-flu” and spend billions of dollars to catch up with the alarming scenario that Big Pharma, media and WHO were spreading.
From the beginning in April 2009 it was clear, that a newly combined flu-virus was on its way – as many flu-virus-variations have been almost every year before. From the first cases in Mexico it was also evident, that this new subtype was doing less harm to infected humans than others in former years. Nevertheless the “swine-flu-campaign” was increasingly threatening people, filling television programs, newspapers, health-agendas, ambulances and hospitals.
Never before the search for traces of a virus was carried out so broadly and intensively. Besides, many cases of death, that happened to coincide with seropositive H1N1 lab-findings, were simply attributed to “swine-flu” and used to foster fear.
Additionally it has been proven, that at least one third of the population older than 60 had already positive test results because of flu contacts in the second half of the last century. In contrast to this “agenda setting process” it has to be stated, that the annual worldwide spreading (“pandemic”) of 2009- influenza was a relief for global health, compared with the suffering, influenza waves used to originate most of the years before.
The Australian flu-season, which has already passed by with the Australian winter, has even given evidence, that the infection with “swine-flu” brings some protection against other, more dangerous virus-types. Nevertheless we have to observe, that a faked “swine-flu”- pandemic is still used for marketing risky vaccines.
The victims among millions of needlessly vaccinated people must be protected by their states and independent scientific clarification should provide evidence and transparency for national and -if necessary- European courts.
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg (Soc. Germany)
(already signed and supported by a sufficient number of menbers of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe)