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  • Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers [Obama wages war against farmers]

    02/22/2014 6:52:06 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 22, 2014 | Evan Halper
    Now, farmers are discovering that the FDA's proposed rules would curtail many techniques that are common among organic growers, including spreading house-made fertilizers, tilling cropland with grazing animals, and irrigating from open creeks. Suddenly, from small family operations nestled in the foothills of Appalachia to the sophisticated organic-grower networks that serve Los Angeles and San Francisco, the farms that celebrity chefs and food-conscious consumers jostle to buy from are facing an unexpected adversary. They're fighting back. Even though full enforcement of the rules is still years away, they are warning customers that some farms would have to close. "They are...
  • Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century

    05/26/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 104 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A new study from researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ in Western nations dropped by a staggering 14.1 points over the past century. "We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study," the researchers wrote in the study, which was published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday. "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition."-snip- The results were measured using data from 1889 to 2004 and were analyzed by Michael...
  • Western Civilization Dumber Than 100 Years Ago

    05/23/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 23, 2013 | William Bigelow
    A new study may stimulate the old adage of respecting your elders; it says the general level of intelligence in the Western Hemisphere has declined since the Victorian Era. The study claims the IQ numbers are 14 points lower than from the 19th century. One of the authors of the study, Dr. Jan te Nijenhuis, professor of work and organizational psychology at the University of Amsterdam, says the cause of the movement toward stupidity is that smarter women have fewer children while those of lower intelligence have more children. But Dr. Gerald Crabtree, professor of pathology and developmental biology at...
  • U.S. has lower life expectancy than any other wealthy nation because high murder rate

    01/09/2013 1:31:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 95 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2013
    The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes. The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts. That claim comes just weeks after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and as politicians make calls for stricter gun controls. The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review...
  • "Right to Know" GMO Awareness Radio Show

    10/12/2012 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Libertynotfree · 2 replies
    www.naturalremediesmatter.com ^ | Oct 12,2012 | Libertynotfree
    Join us for this special GMO Awareness radio show! On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:40 a.m. (PST). Deborah Whitman will be talking about some of the health affects of GMO Food and how you can protect yourself and your family.
  • Disgruntled GMO firms start pulling out of EU market

    01/25/2012 4:18:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25 January 2012
    Monsanto has announced it will scrap plans to sell an insect-resistant maize in France, the second move in a week by biotech company to retreat from the genetically modified foods market in Europe. Monsanto's announcement on Tuesday (24 January) came a week after Germany's BASF said it would suspend the development of GM crops in Europe and move its plant science arm to the United States. BASF's move is a particular blow for Europe, said Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, director of agricultural biotechnology at EuropaBio. "The BASF decision is not good for Europe because I think it is the reaction...
  • AB 88 Labeling Food Bill Fails to Pass

    01/21/2012 2:46:35 PM PST · by Libertynotfree · 10 replies
    Natural Remedies Matter ^ | Jan21,2012 | Libertynotfree
    There are 9 politicians we have elected voted NO to mandatory labeling of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) food. After all, money IS more important than health. Please take time to call, write, or visit your representatives to let them know what’s your concern. Check out the voting record!
  • Food labeling backers retrench

    11/17/2002 6:29:11 PM PST · by Rocksalt · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Eugene Register Guard ^ | 11-17-2002 | Tim Christie
    Food labeling backers retrench By TIM CHRISTIE The Register-Guard Steven Druker, a leading activist against genetically modified foods, traveled to Oregon this fall to campaign for the state ballot measure that would have required labeling of such foods. But he now says the nature of the Measure 27 debate obscured the real issue: His contention that genetically modified foods pose unique health risks and are on the market in violation of federal law. "The issue of labeling is secondary," said Druker, executive director of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, based in Iowa. "If the facts had been reported that the FDA's...