(WakingTimes) - Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies who are setting up frack wells faster than the public can even figure out what’s happening. Read the rest of this entry »
The Parrs blame spills of hazardous waste and emissions of toxic gases from production tanks and various industrial equipment for a myriad of health problems.
(MatthewsandAssociates) - The first fracking trial in the U.S. opens in Dallas today. Texans Bob and Lisa Parr of Wise County are suing Aruba Petroleum for property and personal damages which the couple claims they have suffered as a result of Aruba’s fracking operations. The Parr property was surrounded by natural gas frackers in 2009. The Parrs charge that frackers have so polluted their air and water as to destroy their right to peacefully enjoy their home and property and properly care for their pets and livestock, some of whom have died as a result of the fracking pollution, according to the complaint against Plano, Texas-based Aruba Petroleum. Read the rest of this entry »
(AmandaWarren) - The video below almost speaks for itself in its corporate desperation to acknowledge the story about restaurant chain Chili’s supporting an autism charity that is anti-vaccine, though later backing down, while simultaneously jumping all over the vaccine-autism link as a discredited conspiracy theory.
The anchor cites facts from the “real government agency with real scientists” – the CDC – as verification (cue laugh track). Read the rest of this entry »
I still don’t feel guilty. It’s intolerable today to be forced to hide and to be frightened for taking a stand. -Emmanuel Giboulot
(NaturalBlaze) - Last year I wrote about a major pesticide problem in French wines. One that had unfortunate results. For instance, 90% of those wines, even vintage, were contaminated with unsafe pesticide chemical levels. One farmer died from exposure, and wine farmers there were shown to have much higher rates of brain cancer and dementia. Read the rest of this entry »
(BackdoorSurvival) - Tax day is right around the corner and after agonizing over the tax preparation process, I have filed my return and don’t have to worry about it for another year. The bad news is that I had to make a donation to our government to cover the taxes due. The good news is that the government did not get a tax-free loan from me this year.
Whatever the case, this is the time of year that I am reminded that having blank checks and credit cards is not the same as having extra cash. Do you know the feeling? Read the rest of this entry »
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ― Hippocrates
(NutritionalAnarchy) - In a follow-up to our report on the TV dinner which had a whopping 196+ ingredients for just $2.22, we challenged ourselves to find a food with the most ingredients for the lowest cost.
What we found was that we were able to purchase a food with an astounding 172 different ingredients listed on the back for just 48 cents! Read the rest of this entry »
(TheAmericanDream) – The average price of USDA choice-grade beef has soared to $5.28 a pound, and the average price of a pound of bacon has skyrocketed to $5.46. Unfortunately for those that like to eat meat, this is just the beginning of the price increases. Read the rest of this entry »
(ActivistPost) - The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(ActivistPost) - You can help complete this documentary. You can be a part of ensuring that this groundbreaking video on vaccine safety is completed. Featuring a discussion between Boyd Haley and Paul Offit, the documentary offers important insights on what can happen when industry profits, rather than human health, drive government vaccine recommendations. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalBlaze) - The discovery that indoor animals like pets and test rabbits suffer from vitamin D deficiency wasn’t really a test at all – it was accidental.
But a report from the American Journal of Veterinary Research is highlighting the very real health problems that occur while living with a lack of sunlight – for animals and humans. Read the rest of this entry »
Endangered tortoise used as justification to assault Nevada rancher’s property rights
(AdanSalazar) - Months before the heated contention between the Bureau of Land Management and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, purportedly over protecting an endangered species of desert tortoise, the BLM was euthanizing the tortoises in droves. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - One of the most powerful yet secretive groups in all of food activism is Organic Spies, a group of dedicated researchers and whistleblowers who first came to fame by exposing Whole Foods employees lying on camera about GMOs being sold in their stores.
(NutritionalAnarchy) – There is a big secret out there in the grocery store aisles that no one wants you to know. There is a hoax of monumental proportions that is being perpetrated on the American public.
(NaturalNews) – When you buy a latte at Starbucks, you may be inadvertently funneling money into Monsanto’s pockets, too. It turns out that the milk served in Starbucks products comes from cows raised on genetically modified animal feed such as GM corn and soy products. “These crops degrade the quality of our land and water, perpetuate corporate-controlled agriculture, and have potentially negative health impacts on livestock,” says GMO Inside. “Additionally, the overuse of antibiotics in industrialized farming is contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, putting us all at risk.” Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - The world is full of electronics — computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, e-book readers, et cetera. In fact, according to some estimates, by 2017 the average person will have five devices that connect to the Internet, many of them manufactured by American electronics giants Apple and Microsoft.
What’s more, as the “Internet of everything” becomes more and more prevalent in the coming decades, we’ll all wind up with even more devices. Already, in sum, American households average about 24 electronic devices, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - Heavy metal poisoning appears to be a primary driver of autism, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that environmental pollution, and particularly mercury and mercury-containing compounds, may be responsible for increasing a child’s risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by nearly threefold. Read the rest of this entry »
(AJC) – Small businesses will soon feel the vice-grip of Obamacare forcing them to pay hefty insurance costs, or cut workers hours. Meanwhile huge corporations are exempt from the “law” thanks to their lobbying power. Read the rest of this entry »
(TheYoungTurks) – Michele Leonhart, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has a message for those considering legalizing marijuana: Please, think of Fido.
Testifying on the DEA budget during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Leonhart said she expected a number of things to happen after Washington and Colorado were allowed to go forward with the legalization of marijuana last year. What she didn’t anticipate was the impact on man’s best friend. Read the rest of this entry »
(CollectiveEvolution) - Over the past few years, a number of countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason. The latest country to consider a complete ban is Russia after top government scientists recommended at least a 10-year ban.
(NaturalNews) - The medical mafia is alive and well in America today, where pro-vaccine thought police routinely engage in malicious campaigns to smear anyone who dares ask the question “Are vaccines linked to autism?”
When Chili’s recently announced they would make a one-day gesture to provide financial assistance to families devastated by autism, even that was too much for the medical mafia. Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - In one of the most bizarre examples of viral video fear mongering yet witnessed on the internet, a Youtube video entitled “Yellowstone Buffalo Running For Their Lives!” recently set off a wave of panic that the Yellowstone caldera was about to go supernova. This simple, one-minute video clip somehow set into motion a near stampede of disinfo across alternative media websites which leapt to the conclusion that Yellowstone was about to blow. Read the rest of this entry »
(NutritionalAnarchy) – Just in case chicken “nuggets” aren’t disgusting enough, now Tyson has been forced to recall more than 75,000 pounds of the melded poultry parts because of “extraneous material”.
Due to an issue with some of the processing equipments, consumers may find a little something extra in their “nuggets” – little bits of plastic. The USDA reports: Read the rest of this entry »
(NaturalNews) - The second episode of my new short-form series called “Awakenings” reveals the three most dangerous poisons you should never eat, drink or inject again.
Huh? You didn’t know you were eating, drinking and injecting poisons? Nobody does it on purpose, of course, but these poisons are intentionally added to foods, water and medicines to make sure you ingest them unintentionally. Read the rest of this entry »
(KevinSamson) - The dangers to people (especially pregnant women and children) of Wi-Fi and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from cell phones and various “smart” devices are quickly becoming a non-debate to anyone who has investigated the reams of studies available.
However, there is also mounting evidence that these dangers extend to wildlife as cell towers are becoming more prevalent, deeper into previously non-explored areas. Read the rest of this entry »
(KevinSamson) - Despite corporate propaganda asserting that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can actually be good for the environment, the iconic image in the movie Gaslandwhere a man lights his tap water on fire can’t be unseen.
Or one might consider what Pennsylvania cattle farmer Ken Jaffe of Slope Farms documented around his well-tended property. Fracking began in his region in 2005 and is now littered with more than 1,500 wells. He and his fellow farmers in these fracked areas have begun to see curious things: Read the rest of this entry »
(RadyAnanda) - Good for the environment, composting may be the single most important supplement added to your garden soil. Compost is nutrient-rich humus that fuels plant growth, suppresses disease, and revitalizes depleted soils, all while recycling your kitchen scraps. Done right, it can boost your garden productivity, saving you hundreds of dollars in fresh, organic produce costs.
(NutritionalAnarchy) - All we did was try to read the ingredients list on the back of this TV dinner. We didn’t realize we would get sucked into a processed food hell time vortex.
In this day and age of genetically modified, subsidized, and highly processed food full of chemical additives and synthetic multisyllabic unpronounceables, would it surprise you to learn that for just $2.22, you can buy a meal made with no less than 196 ingredients? Read the rest of this entry »
(AJC) - Starting in the 50s, the Army casually went about using troops to research the effects of various psychoactive elements on the human mind. “[T]he U.S. government sought drugs to control human behavior, cause confusion, promote weakness or temporary loss of hearing and vision, induce hypnosis, and enhance a person’s ability to withstand torture,” the lawsuit states. Read the rest of this entry »
(BreakingTheSet) – Abby Martin goes over the dark side of zoological and water parks, going over instances of maltreatment of animals in captivity, including drugging Orca whales at SeaWorld with valium and ‘culling’ healthy animals because of inbreeding. Read the rest of this entry »