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Salem-News.com (Jan-21-2014 14:21)

Los Angeles: Nation`s Largest Metropolis With a Plastic Bag Ban

LA takes big steps to curb plastic bag use, includes brand new cartoon by Los Angeles artist, Shelli Pruett.

(LOS ANGELES) - Los Angeles City Hall A new law banning single-use plastic bags in Los Angeles, passed with a 9-1 city council vote, went into effect on the first of January. Los Angeles is the most populous city in the U.S. to enact an ordinance ending this business practice which is called highly wasteful by environmental groups.

It will take some getting used to, but the ban does closely mirror the ordinance adopted by unincorporated L.A. County in 2011, reports Laist.com

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Salem-News.com (Jan-15-2014 15:18)

Enjoy The Radioactive Fish: Tests Show Fukushima Fish Are Up To 124x Above Safe Level

Each day, another 300 tons of highly radioactive water is released into the Pacific Ocean at Fukushima...

(NAIROBI, Kenya ECOTERRA) - Radioactive fish from Fukushima Are you purchasing radioactive fish at the grocery store? Are you absolutely certain that you know the answer to that question? You are about to read about a test that discovered that a fish recently caught off the coast of the Fukushima prefecture was found to have 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium. That is 124 times above the level that is considered to be safe.

But it is not just fish caught off the coast of Japan that you need to be concerned about.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-13-2014 19:31)

Supreme Court Denies Family Farmers the Right to Self Defense from Monsanto Abuse

Farmers had sought Court protection under the Declaratory Judgment Act that should they become the innocent victims of contamination by Monsanto's patented gene-splice technology they could not perversely be sued for patent infringement.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Jim Gerritsen: Organic farmer from Maine The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision in the landmark federal lawsuit, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto.

Farmers were denied the right to argue their case in court and gain protection from potential abuse by the agrichemical and genetic engineering giant, Monsanto.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2014 18:47)

In India, GMO`s Are a Life and Death Matter

India’s farmers commit suicide at a rate 47 percent higher than the rest of the population; Monsanto is a direct contributor and Prashant Bhushan, a human rights' lawyer now in power, needs to ban GMOs in Delhi.

(SALEM) - India GMO's As Americans lead campaign after campaign to defeat the heavily funded expansion of laws allowing companies like Monsanto to push GMO (Genetically modified Food) into supermarkets, India, the place where thousands of farmers have committed suicide due to the GMO infestation from Monsanto, could soon see real change due to direct political activism.

Prashant Bhushan, a human rights' lawyer, is seeking to ban GMOs in Delhi. It is entirely up to this maverick lawyer to take on firms like Monsanto and the US Government headlong.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-01-2014 20:49)

EHN New Year`s Headlines: New Documentary on U.S. Wildfire Crisis; Maine Shrimpers Face Total-Loss Season

Roundup of health news stories from around the United States.

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) - Above the Fold News New scientific findings provide evidence that exposure to certain POPs in the womb may be associated with an increased risk of developing asthma that persists into young adulthood.

At age 20, children of mothers with the highest blood concentrations of two different POPs during pregnancy, HCB and a specific PCB, were nearly twice as likely as children of mothers with the lowest concentrations to have been prescribed asthma medication.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-01-2014 19:08)

The Microwave Factor

"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." - George Orwell

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Mocrowave Microwave - and other forms of electromagnetic - radiation are major (but conveniently disregarded, ignored, and overlooked) factors in many modern unexplained disease states.

Insomnia, anxiety, vision problems, swollen lymph, headaches, extreme thirst, night sweats, fatigue, memory and concentration problems, muscle pain, weakened immunity, allergies, heart problems, and intestinal disturbances are all symptoms found in a disease process originally described in the 1970s as Microwave Sickness.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-31-2013 22:07)

Is Monsanto Using 4-H to Brainwash Your Children About GMOs?

These manipulations can be masterful and insidious. The best way to protect your child from corporate brainwashing is with YOUR watchful eye.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Monsanto wheat Monsanto is boasting its partnership with 4-H programs by giving a shout-out to “National 4-H Week.”1

This is not the first time Monsanto has used its clever propaganda to influence our nation’s youth. The Council for Biotechnology Information widely circulated a Biotechnology Basics Activity Book for kids, a disturbing and brightly colored obvious intent to 'educate' the children.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-31-2013 10:51)

Food for Thought

Wake Up! You have slept for millions and millions of years. Why not wake up this morning? --Kabir

(MANAMA, Bahrain) - Food for thought There's nothing quite like the use of metaphors in English to confuse, awaken and stimulate thought. Take the title of this article for instance. Is it about food? Or about thought?

For those adventurous enough to type "Food for thought" into the Google search engine, you'll find it's used for both--and more. One food-for-thought website provides a home for one-act plays. Another is a website that offers articles and a newsletter about Islam.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-23-2013 16:44)

Farmers vs. Monsanto

Organic Seed Growers, Family Farmers File Brief in Final Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Their Crops from Contamination and to Invalidate Monsanto's GMO Patents.

(NEW YORK) - Jim Gerritsen, OSGATA President Last week, the Public Patent Foundation filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, in the hopes that the highest court in the land would hear and reinstate the case of 73 American organic and conventional family farmers, seed businesses and public advocacy groups that seek protection for America's farmers from Monsanto's frivolous patent infringement lawsuits, and their promiscuous genetically engineered pollen.

The groups are also seeking to invalidate the patents on 23 of Monsanto's GMO crops.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-19-2013 22:28)

`Stop GMOs`: Russian Scientists Urge 10-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Products

In September, Russian authorities temporarily suspended the import and sale of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn after a French study suggested it may be linked to cancer.

(MOSCOW RT) - GMO crops in Russia Russian scientists are calling for a 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study their influence on human health, stressing that such examinations are vital.

"It is necessary to ban GMO, to impose moratorium [on it] for 10 years. While GMO will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed,” vice president of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety, Irina Ermakova, told Interfax news agency.

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