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Pesticides on Planes: How Airlines Are Softly Killing Us By Maryam Henein

How many of you have felt sick following a flight, only to chalk it up to a virus or sinus infection you caught from a fellow passenger? What if I told you, you may have been poisoned by pesticides on the plane without knowing it? If you have a fear of flying, the terror just catapulted to a whole new level. While …

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Endgame for glyphosate? The global fallout of WHO’s ‘probable carcinogen’ classification Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji

WHO’s official recognition of the health damage caused by glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, is having ramifications around the world, writes Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji. National governments are moving to restrict the chemical, campaigns to ban it are intensifying, and now ‘Roundup Ready’ GMO crops are coming under the regulatory spotlight. Could it be that the World Health Organisation’s …

Roundup Ready, Bt-Toxin and GMOs — A Dangerous Trinity That Encourages Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease By Carolanne Wright

In 2012, at least 283.5 million pounds of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready) was used in U.S. alone. For those who are unconcerned about the environmental or human impacts, this number may not be cause for alarm. But for the millions of people who have developed an array of health issues linked to gluten sensitivity, the assault of foods laden …

Study: Teens start misusing ADHD drugs and other stimulants earlier than you might think

Despite stereotypes about college students resorting to black-market Ritalin to help them cram for exams, young people are actually most likely to start misusing prescription stimulant drugs in their high school years, according to new University of Michigan Medical School research. That’s according to a new analysis of national data from anonymous surveys of more than 240,000 teens and young …

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The case for banning Monsanto’s Roundup – Dr. Jeff Ritterman

* There’s strong evidence that the herbicide causes birth defects and probably causes cancer. There’s also reason to believe it causes or exacerbates numerous chronic illnesses On March 20, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reclassified glyphosate as a chemical that probably causes cancer. The IARC is a branch of the World Health Organization that focuses on cancer, …

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Fears over Roundup herbicide residues skyrockets private testing – CAREY GILLAM

U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease. The focus is on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Testing has increased in the last two years, but scientists say requests spiked after a …

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Enough War: Living Beneath Bombs, Yemenis Refuse to be Collateral Damage

Nearly two weeks into a Saudi Arabia-led military assault on Yemen, that has rained down bombs on civilian neighborhoods and infrastructure while locking out food and medical aid, people within the country and across the global diaspora are turning to social media—and to the streets—to send a message to the world: Enough War. The online campaign Kefaya War (“enough war” …

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Did the U.N. just ruin this $5 billion Monsanto business?

The United Nations may have just delivered a hard right hook to Monsanto’s (NYSE: MON  )  business. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, the U.N.’s cancer research center at the World Health Organization, declared the main ingredient in Monsanto’s leading weed-killer Roundup a probable cancer-causing product. Because the glyphosate-based herbicide is primarily responsible for almost half of all Monsanto’s …