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Ugo Bardi – Carbon Capture Finally Cracked? Why You Can’t Fight Climate Change With Coke or Pepsi

Some time ago, I found myself trying to explain to a journalist why I opposed CO2 mining in Tuscany. I said something like, “it makes no sense that the regional government spends money to reduce CO2 emissions and, at the same time, allows this company to extract CO2 that, otherwise, would stay underground.” “But”, the journalist said, “I have interviewed …

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Stephen Fox – Aspartame, the Artificial Sweetener, Being Considered Under California’s Proposition 65 for CARCINOGEN labeling

Great news for Consumer Protection! California is making gigantic progress towards requiring the labeling the artificial sweetener, aspartame, as carcinogenic, through its power to do so under Proposition 65. Please write a short letter in to them in support of this huge beneficial step. The comment period ends about October 24, 2016. This move is long overdue, but welcome nonetheless, …

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Coca-Crony: Sweet Ties to the CDC

More evidence suggests this government agency has been bought and paid for by Coca-Cola. We recently reported [3] that a high-ranking official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had resigned after extensive ties to Coca-Cola were exposed. Dr. Barbara Bowman, director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, was helping Coca-Cola influence the World Health Organization, which had …

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Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins – Food Companies Plan to Label GMOs—but Is There More to the Story?

The world’s largest food corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars (some of it illegally) to avoid being required to label the genetically engineered ingredients in their products. But with the July 1 deadline for complying with Vermont’s GMO labeling law on the horizon, a handful of the largest multinational food corporations have announced they will now label GMOs—not solely because they …

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Breaking: Big Food Giant Guilty of Money Laundering in GMO Labeling Stunt

A landmark case about the dirty-money and politics that go into keeping Big Food and Big Biotech afloat was just decided. Judge Anne Hirsch awarded a summary judgment in a suit brought against the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, finding the GMA guilty of a money laundering scheme that shielded members’ identities as they helped to defeat …

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New Dietary Guidelines: Industry’s Science Denialism Wins?

‘It’s astonishing that the new Dietary Guidelines…are actually obscuring science-based recommendations that Americans should significantly cut their red meat intake.’   The Obama administration on Thursday released new dietary guidelines, and critics say there’s a winner but it’s not public health or food security. Marion Nestle, nutrition professor at New York University, writes that we can “count the 2015 Guidelines …

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Marty Kaplan – Why It’s Getting to Be Damn Near Impossible to Know What Food Is Actually Healthy

You might think an outfit calling itself an academy would be, you know, academic.  But as Jon Stewart put it [3], the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is as much an academy as the “Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product” called Kraft Singles is cheese. The last time the academy was in the news, it was for taking an undisclosed amount of money from …

Whoa: Huge Number of Nutritional Experts May Be Bought off by the Big Junk Food Companies By Ari LeVaux

According to a new report, many scientific studies about nutrition, as well as the trusted experts who disseminate this information to the public, are being funded by the very entities that should be scrutinized. The report[3], “Nutrition Scientists on the Take from Big Food,” details the ways that the world’s largest food corporations—aka Big Food—exert their influence on nutrition research and the …

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The Complete History of Monsanto, “The World’s Most Evil Corporation” – E Hanzai

Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!” Not content to simply rest upon its throne of destruction, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people. 1901: The company is founded by John Francis Queeny, a member of the Knights of Malta, a thirty …