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Olbermann Slams Tea Party Senate Candidate For Voting Against Water Fluoridation

Posted on 11 June 2010 by admin

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It is now considered crazy to think sodium fluoride is poison even though it is

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
Friday, Jun 11th, 2010

RELATED:  Scientific Study Finds Fluoride Horror StoriesFactual

MSNBC Countdown host Keith Olbermann has slammed a Tea Party Senate candidate who won a key primary victory this week, intimating that she is crazy because she believes sodium fluoride, a deadly poison, is poisonous.

In yet another example of an anti-establishment candidate scoring a decisive victory, Tea Party-backed Nevada Republican Sharron Angle came from behind to win the State primary on Tuesday and earn the right to challenge incumbent Harry Reid for a place in the Senate.

In a similar vein to the backlash against Rand Paul following his Kentucky win last month, Democrats have suggested that Angle’s win is a good thing because she will be an easier opponent for Reid come November due to her “extremist” views.

Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent noted that Reid will seek to “use her own words to paint her as, well, a complete whackjob.”

Olbermann began the tirade against Angle on Wednesday, during a segment of his show as he announced “Conventional wisdom was that Sue Lowden’s come-from-ahead defeat to Tea Partier Sharron Angle would hurt Senator Harry Reid. Turns out Ms. Lowden was the sensible one.”

Calling Angle “cartoon-like”, Olbermann criticized Angle’s affiliation with the Oath Keepers, the military and law enforcement activist group that pledges to uphold state’s rights and the U.S. Constitution.

Despite the fact that since 9/11, the U.S. has officially been under a state of emergency, and the vast erosion of civil liberties in the form of legislation such as the Patriot Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act and the Military Commissions Act, to name but a few, Olbermann suggested Angle was farcical for having concerns that Martial Law could be used to suspend the Constitution and effectively turn American cities into internment camps:

“Two months ago Ms. Angle said she was a member of the Oath Keepers, a group preparing itself not just for government internment camps, but for the day that somebody issues a ‘order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.’” Olbermann sardonically read from his autocue.

Olbermann clearly considers such concerns ludicrous now Obama is in office, but just a few years ago he was decrying the death of Habeas Corpus under president Bush, explaining to his viewers that any American citizen could effectively be arrested and locked away forever without trial. A google search yields articles and videos of Olbermann’s well placed concern.

The hope and change America has since experienced has clearly alleviated such worries in Keith’s mind, and he now considers the same concerns stupid and laughable.

This is a clear example of how the phony left/right political paradigm works. For eight years Olbermann campaigned against the increasing tyranny Americans were subject to. Despite the fact that none of the freedom stripping legislation enacted under Bush has been repealed by the Obama administration, everything is seemingly fine now the Democrats are back in power.

Olbermann also described as farcical Angle’s views that the Income Tax is unconstitutional and her concern that oil should not be nationalized in the wake of the BP disaster.

Olbermann saved his best attempted smear for last, however, chuckling his way through the sentence:

“Ms. Angle also voted against fluoridizing (sic) the water, because she thinks the fluoride might be poison.”

Watch the video via Raw Story

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What a crazy kook, to think that sodium fluoride, the stuff that comes in bags with a skull and cross bones on, labeled “TOXIC”, is a poison!

Note, we are not talking about calcium fluoride – which is naturally occurring and not added to water because it is INSOLUABLE.

How “extremist” it is to believe that a waste by-product of the fertilizer and aluminum industry, a Part II Poison under the UK Poisons Act 1972, is a poison – stupid Sharron Angle. Stupid crazy Sharron Angle – she must be racist for thinking that.

Well, there’s no doubt that Angle will be roundly defeated by Reid in November… Oh no wait, she already has an 11-point lead over the Senate Majority Leader. Perhaps the American people are actually aware that poison is not good to drink after all Mr Olbermann.

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Food Illuminati, GMO Labeling and Codex Alimentarius

Posted on 09 June 2010 by admin

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Codex Alimentarius
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What is the Codex? More Michael Pollan and less Dan Brown–we hope. The little-known Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) was established in 1963 under the joint auspices of the United Nations and the World Health Organization to devise universal guidelines pertaining to food production, safety and marketing. Its resolutions are not binding; rather, member countries use them as frameworks for local legislation and regulation. Codex texts are exhaustive, technical and occasionally compelling, particularly if you happen to be interested in standards for whole and decorticated pearl millet grains. All texts are publicly available in PDF format at the Codex website.

 

It’s no surprise that an organization operating largely beyond public scrutiny for almost 50 years to define what we know about what we eat has attracted the fulsome indictments of the lunatic fringe. In fact, the Commission has a set of FAQs to explicitly debunk some of the more egregious rumors about their practices and intent.

This doesn’t mean the Codex is above malignant influence. At a recent meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling in Quebec City, Canada, U.S. representatives lobbied the Committee to adopt language specifying that “GM/GE [Genetically Modified/ Genetically Engineered] foods are [not] in any way different from other foods” and went so far as to suggest that mandatory GMO labeling elsewhere in the world could confuse the consumer and should be prohibited.

That the United States insisted that labeling criteria in other countries could be misleading, despite the fact that voluntary GMO notification is permitted within its own borders, constituted a stunning overreach that alarmed consumer and food safety watchdogs across the country. A broad coalition of more than 80 agricultural groups, policy wonks, farmers’ collectives and food activists–among them familiar names like Lundberg Family Farms, theCenter for Media and Democracy and Ithaca, New York’s famed Moosewood Restaurant–submitted a letter to FDA and USDA reps decrying the draft policy:

The current draft US Codex position [says] that mandatory labeling of food as GE/GM ‘is likely to create the impression that the labeled food is in some way different’ and would therefore be ‘false, misleading or deceptive.’ [...] We find it hard to understand how FDA and USDA can argue to Codex that mandatory labeling is inherently false and misleading, but voluntary labeling, which is permitted in the United States, is not. We are, in fact, concerned that the current US position appears to seek to establish precedents at Codex that would make it difficult to label food as non-GM in the US.

 

As the Monsantos and Cargills of the world continue to parry demands for mandatory GM labeling and rebuff notions that GM products are problematic to human and environmental health, you would be excused for suspecting the FDA and USDA were lobbying on behalf of agribusiness, rather than the public whom they where chartered to protect. The 64th session of the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius will be called to order in Geneva, Switzerland on June 29th. Labeling standards proposed for adoption appear on the official agenda.

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Children ‘at risk’ from fluoridation

Posted on 11 May 2010 by admin

I REFER to ‘Benefits of fluoride are compelling’ (YEP, May 3) and would comment as follows: The York Review 2000 was unable to support the claimed improvement in dental health in fluoridated areas.

They could only find 15 per cent. They did find 48 per cent of children in those areas had some degree of dental fluorosis and in 12.5 per cent the condition was severe enough to be “of concern”.

Dental fluorosis is the outward sign of inward poisoning that occurs in children’s teeth when they have received an overdose of fluoride.

It is unlikely that they will find the medical side-effects of flurodiation because, according to the information I have received, NHS hospitals are not equipped to look for them.

“No evidence of harm does not mean no risk of harm” (Democractic Health Network).

Miss P Johnson, Leeds

Once more the question of fluoride in our water raises its ugly head. I read a while ago that in some American states, it was agains the law to give children flouride toothpaste to clean their teeth and that toothpaste containing flouride must be labelled “poison”.

It went on to say that states with fluoride in their tap water have a higher number of cancer patients.

Why then do we want to contaminate our tap water? We’d finish up having to buy bottled water just to make a cup of tea.

source: Yorkshire Evening Post

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Activists want GMO foods labelled at upcoming Codex meeting Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/291475#ixzz1augVDf00

Posted on 02 May 2010 by admin

The United Nations Codex Alimentarius, the commission on food labelling, referred to around the world as ‘Codex,’ is meeting in Quebec City from May 3 to 7th.

The Codex is extensive, with 13 volumes that “govern global food quality and safety standards”. The Codex is put together by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, both United Nations bodies. The Codex Commission, which has existed since 1963 has over 170 members, and the main purposes of the Codex Commission are

“… protecting the health of consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non governmental organizations.”

The Codex, however, is shaped through the input of food producers, processors and governments. The Codex has a bad taste in certain circles around the world, where people claim the Codex is the biggest threat to natural and whole foods, including organic foods. The Alliance for Natural Health Europe (ANHE) has handily summed up the major rumours circulating the globe about Codex. The biggest problem with the Codex, according to the ANHE,

“… It aims to tell us what is safe, but in the process often uses criteria that are manipulated to support the interests of the world’s largest corporations.”

The upcoming negotiations will discuss the labelling of genetically modified foods (GM) and if adopted,

“… could permit countries to establish labeling regimes without the threat of challenge via the World Trade Organization.”

said the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) in a recent press release. CBAN also said Canada often follows the US on issues involving GM foods, resulting in the promotion of GM interests over consumer interests.

Although Canada is hosting the upcoming Codex meeting, Canada has not yet stated its position on the upcoming negotiations, a tactic CBAN criticised.

“… Though Canada has not yet released its official position, as in the past it seems to be similar to that of the U.S., which is actually trying to stop the negotiations from continuing.

These delaying tactics are unacceptable, the more so because they are based on false arguments such as an insistence that there is no difference between GM food and food produced using conventional methods, and that the truth of GM labels cannot be verified. Canada and the U.S. appear to be negotiating in bad faith and are among the last countries resisting GM labeling.”

CBAN is leading a letter writing campaign that invites Canadians to join a coalition of nine groups who are lobbying Canada’s Health Minister, Leona Aglukak to

“… demand that the Minister give instructions to the Canadian government delegation to support a position that recognizes the rights of all countries to adopt rules on GM foods labeling.”

CBAN explained why letters are to go to Health Minister Leona Aglukak, stating

“Usually letters on the topic of GE labeling would go to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, but Canadian participation in Codex is coordinated by Health Canada.”

While not part of the CBAN campaign, the Green Party of Canada issued a statement on April 29th supporting the labelling of GM foods, with the rationale

“… Developing countries are seeking support from Codex for their right to label GM foods as they see fit. It’s widely speculated that Canada and the US will try to shut down negotiations on GM labelling so that developing countries will have no protection from challenges through the World Trade organization.”

Leader Elizabeth May said

“Polls show that over 80% of Canadians want mandatory labelling of GM foods. Harper must abandon his opposition to GM labelling and instruct his delegation to the Codex meeting to respect the will of Canadians and other countries.”

The Codex Commission states its position on GM foods by saying

“… Codex has adopted principles and guidelines to assess food safety of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants, animals and microorganisms. If a government chooses to build a regulatory mechanism to address the food safety of so-called GM foods, then they can use Codex text as a basis for it. This being said, each government is free to adopt its own policy as to the use of GM organisms in the agriculture and other sectors.

At the moment, there are no internationally-agreed recommendations on the food labelling of GM foods. Governments are therefore applying their own regulations.

Codex has developed standards and a code of practice to effectively apply the irradiation technology to improve food safety, together with guidance on the labelling of irradiated foods. However, it is left to governments to determine their own approach to the use of food irradiation.”

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/291475#ixzz1augREjSz

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USA vs World Over GMO Food Labels

Posted on 13 April 2010 by admin

If you are going to “do the Codex”, you better already be in Paris.  Next week, you will be in Xian, China and you will finish out April in Izmir, Turkey.  In May, it’s back around the world to Quebec City, Canada.

Yesterday in Paris, the Codex Committee on General Principals got underway for a week.  Next Monday, the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues begins its week of work in Xian.   Then the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food finishes up the last week of April in Izmir.

And, on May 3, the Codex Committee on Food Labeling will gather in Quebec.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission is attached to both the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations and the World Health Organizations. Codex fulfills important functions when it comes to world food safety.

In Quebec, delegates from the 180 Codex countries are going to replay a familiar debate over whether or not genetically modified food should be so labeled.

Since Bill Clinton was President, the United States has favored a voluntary labeling strategy.  Labeling of GM food would be required only if important end characteristics required it, such as the potential for allergies or nutritional changes.

Mandatory labeling for GM foods is favored by the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.  The impasse has left Canada mediating between the camps and hosting a lot of meetings on the issue.

In Paris this week, the Codex Committee on General Principals is considering a revised Code of Ethics for International Trade in Foods, risk analysis policies, and a definition for what constitutes a “competent authority.”

The agenda for the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues in Xian beginning on April 19 is a long one.  The committee will set Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for certain foods and animal feeds including certain fruits and vegetables.

The Codex Committee on Contaminates in Foods on April 26 in Izmir will begin taking up a draft code for reducing ethyl carbonate in stone fruit distillates.  It is also scheduled to take up maximum levels for Melamine in food and feed.

But, it’s the Codex Committee on Food Labeling that is likely to get the most attention.   While GM food is becoming increasing common around the world, so too have requirements for consumer-friendly labeling.

That makes the U.S. goal of getting Codex to drop its work on GM food labeling all the more difficult.

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Monsanto corn crop 80% failure in South Africa

Posted on 06 April 2010 by admin

Monsanto GM-corn harvest fails massively in South Africa

South African farmers suffered millions of dollars in lost income when 82,000 hectares of genetically-manipulated corn (maize) failed to produce hardly any seeds. The plants look lush and healthy from the outside. Monsanto has offered compensation.

Monsanto blames the failure of the three varieties of corn planted on these farms, in three South African provinces,on alleged ‘underfertilisation processes in the laboratory”. Some 280 of the 1,000 farmers who planted the three varieties of Monsanto corn this year, have reported extensive seedless corn problems.

Urgent investigation demanded

However environmental activitist Marian Mayet, director of the Africa-centre for biosecurity in Johannesburg, demands an urgent government investigation and an immediate ban on all GM-foods, blaming the crop failure on Monsanto’s genetically-manipulated technology.

Willem Pelser, journalist of the Afrikaans Sunday paper Rapport, writes from Nelspruit that Monsanto has immediately offered the farmers compensation in three provinces – North West, Free State and Mpumalanga. The damage-estimates are being undertaken right now by the local farmers’ cooperative, Grain-SA. Monsanto claims that ‘less than 25%’ of three different corn varieties were ‘insufficiently fertilised in the laboratory’.

80% crop failure

However Mayet says Monsanto was grossly understating the problem.According to her own information, some farms have suffered up to 80% crop failures. The centre is strongly opposed to GM-food and biologically-manipulated technology in general.

“Monsanto says they just made a mistake in the laboratory, however we say that biotechnology is a failure.You cannot make a ‘mistake’ with three different varieties of corn.’

Demands urgent government investigation:

“We have been warning against GM-technology for years, we have been warning Monsanto that there will be problems,’ said Mayet. She calls for an urgent government investigation and an immediate ban on all GM-foods in South Africa.

“We have been warning against GM-technology for years, we have been warning Monsanto that there will be problems,’ said Mayet. She calls for an urgent government investigation and an immediate ban on all GM-foods in South Africa.

Of the 1,000 South African farmers who planted Monsanto’s GM-maize this year, 280 suffered extensive crop failure, writes Rapport.

Monsanto’s local spokeswoman Magda du Toit said the ‘company is engaged in establishing the exact extent of the damage on the farms’. She did not want to speculate on the extent of the financial losses suffered right now.
Managing director of Monsanto in Africa, Kobus Lindeque, said however that ‘less than 25% of the Monsanto-seeded farms are involved in the loss’. He says there will be ‘a review of the seed-production methods of the three varieties involved in the failure, and we will made the necessary adjustments.’

He denied that the problem was caused in any way by ‘bio-technology’. Instead, there had been ‘insufficient fertilisation during the seed-production process’.
And Grain-SA’s Nico Hawkins says they ‘are still support GM-technology; ‘We will support any technology which will improve production.’ see
He also they were ‘satisfied with Monsanto’s handling of the case,’ and said Grain-SA was ‘closely involved in the claims-adjustment methodology’ between the farmers and Monsanto.

Farmers told Rapport that Monsanto was ‘bending over backwards to try and accommodate them in solving the problem.

“It’s a very good gesture to immediately offer to compensate the farmers for losses they suffered,’ said Kobus van Coller, one of the Free State farmers who discovered that his maize cobs were practically seedless this week.

“One can’t see from the outside whether a plant is unseeded. One must open up the cob leaves to establish the problem,’ he said. The seedless cobs show no sign of disease or any kind of fungus. They just have very few seeds, often none at all.

The South African supermarket-chain Woolworths already banned GM-foods from its shelves in 2000. However South African farmers have been producing GM-corn for years: they were among the first countries other than the United States to start using the Monsanto products.

The South African government does not require any labelling of GM-foods. Corn is the main staple food for South Africa’s 48-million people.

The three maize varieties which failed to produce seeds were designed with a built-in resistance to weed-killers, and manipulated to increase yields per hectare, Rapport writes.


Vandana Shiva discusses 100,000+ Indian suicides after Monsanto 80% cotton crop failures

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FLOW = For Love Of Water

Posted on 28 March 2010 by admin

How Did A Handful Of Corporations Steal Our Water?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAdA6FIODyY

Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. ‘Flow’ confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.

Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?”

Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.

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WARNING!!! FLUORIDE IS RAT POISON a Deadly Toxin…Our KIDS are Drinking, Washing, & Brushing W/ It!!! VIDEO

Posted on 14 March 2010 by admin

Story on Mystery Substance Distracts from Fact Fluoride is a Deadly Killer

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
March 13, 2010

The “investigative” team at WCVB TV in Boston ran a story yesterday about an unknown substance in fluoride imported from China. “Team 5 Investigates found the Amesbury Water Department pulled fluoride from its system amid concerns about its supply from China,” the news station reported. “Department of Public Works Director Rob Desmarais said after he mixes the white powder with water, 40 percent of it will not dissolve.” Desmarais said the residue clogs his machines and makes it difficult to get a consistent level of fluoride in the town’s water.

In the video report below, WCVB mentions melamine in food products and the heavy metal cadmium in toys imported from China while completely ignoring the larger and more important issue — fluoride is an extremely dangerous toxin that kills.

“Fluoride is added to the water most of us drink because the government believes it’s a safe and inexpensive way to prevent tooth decay.”

Fluoride does not prevent tooth decay. According to numerous studies, water fluoridation actually increases tooth decay. The AMA and others fallaciously claim that fluoride added to over 62% of U.S. water supplies reduces tooth decay. However, no less than six studies from dental journals show it does not and, in fact, may increase the likelihood of dental cavities.

Exposure to fluoride often results in dental fluorosis. Large numbers of U.S. young people — estimated up to 80 percent in some cities — now have dental fluorosis, the first visible sign of excessive fluoride exposure. Dental fluorosis consists of damage to tooth-forming cells, leading to a defect in tooth enamel. It is also an indicator of fluoride damage to bones.

WCVB TV’s own report reveals that fluoride is a deadly chemical. Near the beginning of the video, we are shown an industrial sized bag of fluoride at the Amesbury Water Department. “Sodium Fluoride,” a label on the bag warns, “Danger! Poison-Toxic by Ingestion.” The label states the chemical targets the heart, kidneys, bones, central nervous system, the gastrointestinal system, and teeth.

Studies reveal fluoride also attacks the immune and respiratory systems. It negatively affects blood circulation and accumulates in the bones. It attacks thyroid function. Fluoride also accelerates aging. Austrian researchers proved in the 1970s that as little as 1 ppm fluoride concentration can disrupt DNA repair enzymes by 50%. When DNA can’t repair damaged cells, advanced aging occurs. Researchers from Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health knew in the 1960s that fluoride disrupted collagen synthesis and increased aging.

Instead of the in-your-face danger of fluoride presented in the “investigative” news report, the intrepid reporters at WCVB concentrate on the mystery substance from China and connect it to melamine and cadmium. Talk about missing the forest for the trees.

The fluoride added to 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. “In this form, fluoride has no nutrient value whatsoever. It is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals. Fluoride is the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder,” notes Prevent Disease.

Moreover, hydrofluoric acid is used to refine high octane gasoline, to make fluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons for freezers and air conditioners, and to manufacture computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductors, plastics, herbicides, and remarkably toothpaste.

Fluoride is a big time neurotoxin. Substantial research reveals it results in widespread brain damage and learning disabilities. Extensive research on fluoride and the brain has been prompted by studies from China, India, Iran, and Mexico discovering that elevated levels of fluoride exposure are associated with IQ deficits in children.

“Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him,” the chemist Charles Perkins wrote to the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 2 October 1954.

Perkins explained how the Nazis exchanged ideas with the Russians on mass medication of a population through drinking water prior to invading Poland in 1939. “I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great IG Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years’ research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine — any person who drinks artificially fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically.”

Both Nazi and Soviet concentration camps maintained fluoride administration to inmates to decrease resistance to authority.

However, of vital importance to our eugenics-minded rulers, fluoride has repeatedly been found to interfere with reproduction. “A few human studies suggested that high concentrations of fluoride exposure might be associated with alterations in reproductive hormones, effects on fertility, and developmental outcomes,” the National Research Council reported in 2006. In 1994, the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health published a study demonstrating a correlation between fluoride and reduced fertility and birth rates.

Fluoride is no longer confined to drinking water. According to the Agricultural Research Service, as of 2004 fluoride was present in 400 separate food and beverage items.

None of this was mentioned in the WCVB TV news report. Instead we are told to worry about melamine and cadmium, both certainly dangerous but nowhere approaching the threat level posed by massive fluoride poisoning.

As for the story researchers at WCVB TV, one has to wonder if maybe their cognitive ability to get to the bottom of the real story was seriously affected by a lifetime of fluoride ingestion.

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Chinese fluoride is a homeland security matter

Posted on 27 February 2010 by admin

February 28, 2010 — The Pure Water Committee of Western Maryland Inc. was formed in 1960 as a grass roots network of citizens with a 50-year-old mission to educate the public of the complete fraud of the practice called water fluoridation.

Recently, it has come to my attention in an engineering report for the city of Boulder, Colo., that they did an evaluation of fluoridation chemicals and sources and found that much of the fluoride chemicals used for water fluoridation are now coming out of China with arsenic and lead levels of 50 and 40 milligrams respectively per bag and non-existent regulatory monitoring of the salt or acid compounds from these imports.

This type of trade from a country with a track record of lead paint on toys to antifreeze in cough syrup medicine is completely unacceptable.

After visiting the Frostburg Water Filtration Plant on Feb. 23, it has come to my attention that Frostburg has sodium fluoride bags with no source or import information on them.

Only after I asked for the certificate of analysis from Solvay fluorides through Univar USA, which is the chemical supplier for the Frostburg Water Plant, did I receive the certificate of analysis from Shanghai Mintchem Development Co., LTD., the Chinese manufacture of the sodium fluoride.

The material safety data sheets from Solvay fluorides shows that a teaspoon amount of 5 grams of sodium fluoride can be fatal to an average size man of 70kg.

In toxicological information section, chronic toxicity by oral route may cause skeletal and dental fluorosis, thyroid, testes, kidney, liver, ambiguous carcinogenic and mutagenic effects, fetotoxic and fertility effects.

I have asked now for two years for the Frostburg Mayor and Council to put in the water bill for area residence the ADA warning to not to use fluoridated water when making infant formula, but to no avail.

I have showed them the 2003 sixth edition PDR special warning section for Luride (sodium fluoride in pill form) that children under the age of six should not be taking the same equivalent dose that municipalities add to the drinking water.

I asked them why they would continue this practice when the PDR states that not even a dentist or doctor should be administering this equivalent dose to a child under the age of 6.

I have explained to them that the warning label on fluoride toothpaste states, that if you swallow more than a pea size amount of paste or .25 milligrams of fluoride, which is the equivalent dose of 8 ounces of fluoridated water, you should contact the poison control center immediately.

We can no longer trust our local governments to do the right thing for its citizens. I find it so ironic that the same federal government that is demanding small communities under the clean water act, like Mount Savage to join to the Frostburg Regional water supply, because of an overt concern over possible ground water contamination, then allows this toxic waste byproduct from China to enter this country and be added to this same regional water supply.

Are we insane?

Instead of the city of Frostburg being honest with me over this imported chemical use and stopping this harmful practice, they seem more concerned over my visit to the water plant to obtain this information.

This is a serious homeland security matter for Frostburg and many other fluoridated communities, including Cumberland. Please contact both Frostburg and Cumberland elected officials and ask for this practice to be halted immediately.

Bernard W. Miltenberger

Frostburg

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‘GMO-free’ is fastest-growing retailer brand claim

Posted on 10 February 2010 by admin

The fastest growing health and wellness claim among store brands in 2009 was “GMO free,” with sales of these items up 67% to $60.2 million, says Tom Pirovan of Nielsen Co.

The great thing about this new report is that it shows how quickly the market responds when it sees a shift in consumer demand. And even better, that there are starting to be enough of us out there who care about where our food comes from and what’s in it that we’re actually starting to reshape the food system!

I know we still have a big fight ahead of us, but it’s important to take a step back every now and then and celebrate the small victories along the way.

So… Way to go, guys!! Keep spreading the word and supporting brands that use good practices!

Since Sustainable Food News doesn’t allow re-posting of their articles, you can read the whole Nielson article here.

Learn about GMOs here:
Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Corn Linked to Organ Failure

Failure to Yield: Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops

SOURCES & MORE RESOURCES:

What are GMOs? (Wikipedia)

Non-GMO Shopping Guide (PDF)

How to Avoid GMOs in Restaurants

17 Ways to Avoid GMO Food

GreenMuze: How to Avoid GMOs

Aaron’s Environmental: Organic Certifications, Labels, and What They Mean

Top 5 Ways to Avoid GMOs in Your Food

Fox News Kills Monsanto Milk Story

The World According to Monsanto

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From starrjaded on YouTube:

Please send the USDA your thoughts about releasing Genetically Engineered Alfalfa! We have until February 16th 2010. A 60-day comment period is now open until February 16, 2010. This is the first time the USDA has done this analysis for any GE crop, so the final decision will have broad implications for all GE crops. The failure of the agency to address the impacts of GE alfalfa will have far-reaching consequences for farmers and organic consumers. Let’s not be Monsanto’s guinea pigs! Also in my state of Oregon a similar GE sugar beet case is pending the results of the Alfalfa court case. THIS IS OUR WINDOW! If we allow GE alfalfa to be planted then it will open the flood gates for all GE CROPS to be introduced into our food supplies! TAKE ACTION TODAY PLS! Be on the right side of history, take 15 sec’s and send the USDA your thoughts with a pre written letter (you can change at will :)

http://ga3.org/campaign/alfalfaEIS/g8gbsni2ojebbw7t?

http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2027

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