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Israel court says book on killing non-Jews not incitement

A book by hardline Israeli rabbis justifying the murder of non-Jews will not have to face charges of inciting violence, the Jerusalem High Court said. Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday that the court ruled there was “no basis” for the charges, upholding a 2012 decision by Israel’s Attorney General to not pursue a criminal investigation. The Torat Hamelech …

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This Can’t Be Happening – 12.09.15

Dr. Kris Neuhaus, a radical physician targeted by the religious right political establishment of Kansas for her courageous willingness for years to provide abortion services to desperate Kansas women, talks with host Dave Lindorff about guns, bombs and domestic terror, as well as the obscenity of health care provided — or more accurately not provided — to captives in the nation’s prison industrial complex.

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Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for ‘Lying About Roundup-Cancer Link’

Lawsuits filed against agribusiness giant Monsanto are mounting, with the latest one being filed last week in Delaware. That lawsuit is just one of a growing number of suits alleging a link between glyphosate exposure and cancer. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Three law firms are representing the plaintiffs in the case, which claims that Monsanto …

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Amy Goodrich – Apple growers fearful that non-labeled GMO apples could tarnish the entire apple industry

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the first genetically modified “arctic” apple, developed by the Canadian biotech company Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., which is designed to resist browning. Check out the difference between a non-browning Arctic® Golden and a conventional Golden Delicious here: YouTube.com. While apple growers fear the new apple, the company says these apples will prove to …

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Jim Goodman – Truth In Labeling—It’s Our Right to Know What’s in Our Food

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. A gross misnomer, of course, since the bill’s real purpose is to preempt the rights of state and local governments to pass laws requiring the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), to overturn GMO labeling laws already in place in …

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Cole Mellino – 40 Earthquakes Hit Frack-Happy Oklahoma in Last 7 Days

Yesterday Oklahoma recorded five earthquakes centered near Crescent, Oklahoma, some of which were felt in at least five states—Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. Three of the quakes measured above 4.0-magnitude and the biggest of these was a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, the strongest earthquake in the region since a magnitude-4.9 near Conway Springs, Kansas, on Nov. 12, 2014. The strongest magnitude earthquake …

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Major Bank Warns Of Imminent Problems In U.S. Farming Industry: “Dire Straits”

Despite the government’s ‘advice’ to young debt-laden students, thetragedy of the American farmer continues with worryingly pessimistic views on the future of the industry. With farmland prices falling for the first time in almost 30 years, credit conditions are weakening dramatically and the Kansas City Fed warns that persistently low crop prices and high input costs reduced profit margins and increased concerns about future …

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Survey finds improving health, ‘feeling better’ top reasons why people go gluten free

Gluten free has taken the food world by storm, but the specific reasons that turn consumers into gluten-free converts have been a bit of a mystery. The Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) surveyed people to shed some light on what drives people to make the change and found some interesting results. While individuals with Celiac disease may be most vulnerable to gluten …

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Less Meat, More Plants for Healthier People and Planet: Coalition

As a federal government panel prepares to hear testimony and then finalize an updated version of influential nutritional guidelines on Tuesday, a coalition of more than 100 organizations and prominent food and health experts have joined together by calling for more sustainable recommendations than previous versions by replacing diets heavy with meat products with ones containing more plant-based foods. Prepared …

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ARE WE OVERLOOKING THE REAL ARSENIC RISK?

Geologist Qusheng Jin had “a wild hypothesis” in 2008 that a bacterial process was at work in an arsenic-contaminated aquifer in Oregon’s southern Willamette Valley. In a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, Jin’s team shows the process is in play and concludes the practice of just monitoring total arsenic levels for groundwater safety is not enough. They suggest organic …