Bill Gates now pushing genetically modified seeds in Africa

(NaturalNews) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation continues to throw its support behind risky genetically modified (GM) seeds as a means for feeding hungry Africans, ignoring safer and more reliable technologies that already exist. Continue reading

MSM: Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

(BBC) – The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

A lower court had barred the sale of the modified alfalfa seeds until an environmental impact study could be carried out.

But seven of the nine Supreme Court Justices decided that ruling was unconstitutional. Continue reading

Total sellout: Leading agricultural scientist says “organic” farmers should plant GM crops

(NaturalNews) – A former British agricultural government advisor has said that organic farming should embrace genetically modified (GM) crops as a way to make large-scale agriculture more environmentally sustainable.

Gordon Conway, a professor of international development at Imperial College London, told the Times of London that organic agriculture focuses excessively on what is “natural.” Referring to the exclusion of synthetic technologies from the definition of organic as “rigid,” he said that GM technology should be used to increase crop yields while limiting ecological damage. Continue reading

GM public consultation has ‘no credibility’ – say campaigners

See Also: (NYTimes) – As U.S. Approves GM Soybean, DuPont and Monsanto Gird for Cooking-Oil WarRead More Here

(Telegraph) – The ‘public dialogue’ set up by Government quango the Food Standards Agency is already in disarray after the vice chairman resigned.

Professor Brian Wynne said the FSA was promoting GM ‘propaganda’ and incapable of carrying out an objective public consultation. Continue reading

Disturbing Questions Remain about GM Flax Contamination

(OrganicConsumer) – Last September, the Flax Council of Canada (FCC) announced that an unapproved variety of genetically modified flax was detected in food products in Europe. The GM flax variety was identified as FP967 or “Triffid,” which had been developed in Canada, but was never commercialized and has been illegal to grow in Canada since 2001. Since the initial announcement last September, GM flax contamination has been reported in 35 countries. Continue reading

Killing The Food Supply: The Dangers of Genetically Modified Food

(Infowars) – Genetically modified food has entered the food supply through secrecy and deception. Some claimed that genetically modifying the food supply could even put an end to world hunger. At first glance, genetic modification really does look like a great idea. It allows for larger crops, enhanced growing seasons, and even bigger animals. The truth of the matter is that genetically modified food has been shown to sterilize the population, lead to infant mortality, and exacerbate the usage of pesticides on a global scale. Continue reading

Economy

(RollingStone) – The Feds vs. Goldman

The government’s case against Goldman Sachs barely begins to target the depths of Wall Street’s criminal sleaze – Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – Will The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Be An Economic Disaster That The Gulf Coast Will Never Recover From? – Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – How Is The U.S. Economy Supposed To Succeed When Our Politicians And The Big Banks Are Making Billions Of Dollars Betting Against It?

Most people around the globe think of America as a great “capitalist” economic machine, but the truth is that the U.S. financial system is essentially one massive betting parlor at this point. In fact, there has been a whole lot of easy money made in this betting parlor over the past several years by our politicians and by the big financial players down on Wall Street. So how did they make all of this money? They did it by betting against America. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Covert Economic Agenda Beneath Immigration Reform – Shamus Cooke

How convenient for Goldman Sachs. Just as most working people were demanding that the Goldman bosses and other Wall Street criminals either be massively fined, jailed or worse, the nation’s attention is suddenly forced to react to the racist immigration law in Arizona. And although the two incidents are not directly related, they represent a trend that is likely to increase in the months and years ahead. Read More Here

(YahooFinance) – Video: Congress Refuses to Outlaw Insider Trading For Lawmakers

Even a cynic can find Washington’s hypocrisy shocking at times. The Wall Street Journal reports today a House bill that would force lawmakers to make greater disclosures on financial transactions and disallow them from trading on nonpublic information is going nowhere fast.

That’s right. Members of Congress are currently allowed to profit on insider trading! View Video Here

(WashingtonPost) – Illegal Immigrants cost feds more than $10 billion a year

A report that found that illegal immigrants in the United States cost the federal government more than $10 billion a year — a sum it estimated would almost triple if they were given amnesty — has drawn criticism from immigration advocacy groups. Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – Effort to expand audits of Fed picks up steam in Senate

A contentious effort to expand audits of the Federal Reserve that sailed through the House despite heavy criticism appears to be picking up steam as the Senate considers broad new financial regulations. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Cutting Public Debt: Economic Science or Class War?

In The Bullet no.345, Ingo Schmidt showed how the credit rating agencies have sparked an assault by international bondholders on the sovereign debt of Greece, where workers are being made to pay heavily for the fiscal crisis of the state. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – The Fed Must Be Audited: The Fraudulent Practices of the Federal Reserve

In March 2004, when Alan Greenspan was Fed chairman, he suppressed the opinions of those Fed officials who knew that there was a housing bubble.

Congressman Alan Grayson points out that – because the Fed unilaterally decided to hand out half a trillion to foreigners without any Congressional oversight, and that Bernanke testified that he didn’t know who got the loot – the Fed must be subject to an audit. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Greece: Poverty and Social Implosion in the Wake of the Financial Bailout – Finian Cunningham

“This is not our debt, but we are being made to pay for it,” said one angry Greek worker, explaining why he like thousands of other Greeks are taking to the streets in protest at their country’s bail-out plan.
The so-called rescue package of €110 billion ($143 billion) facilitated by the European Union and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not just aimed at shoring up Greece from total economic collapse. At stake too is the solvency of several other Eurozone countries – Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain – and even the euro currency itself. Read More Here

(USAWatchdog) – Inflation and Bailouts Go Hand in Hand

Pick a financial fire and you can be sure the U.S. government will hose it down with gallons of money. AIG, General Motors, Chrysler, insolvent states, FDIC, Fannie, Freddie and all the banks are just a few of the blazes Uncle Sam has sprayed money on

Now, the Federal Reserve is printing up another $105 billion to send to Greece to help with its debt problem. Is the bailout cycle getting ready to take another turn bailing out the Banks? Read More Here

(CNBC) – European Union, Currency Are Headed for Collapse: Gartman

The current European debt crisis likely will not end until the euro collapses as a currency and takes the entire European Union with it, said Dennis Gartman, hedge fund manager and author of “The Gartman Letter.”
“I think the whole thing will go down to defeat, the whole thing will eventually unravel,” Gartman said in an interview with CNBC.com. Read More Here

(SmirkingChimp) – US Government Now 96.5% of the Mortgage Market Q1, 2010

If You Were NOT Paying for Your Neighbor’s Mortgage, How Many Home Sales Would There Be?

The US government IS the US housing market. Read More Here

(ABC30) – Video: City of Fresno Declares Fiscal Emergency

The city of Fresno is facing a $30.6 million budget shortfall and the mayor announced she wants to cut hundreds of city jobs. Video Link Here

Feds on GMO Labeling: Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask

(TheAtlantic) – If you were hoping there might be some change in the U.S. government’s official position on genetically modified and genetically engineered (GM/GE) foods under the Obama administration, tough luck. Continue reading

Economy

(PressTV) – Goldman profited from market crash

A US Senate panel has revealed emails that show Goldman Sachs Group Inc profited massively by engaging in the sale of investments that were structured to fail. Read More Here

(1010Wins) – Hundreds Camp Out in Queens Hoping for Elevator Jobs

Hundreds of job seekers camped out over the weekend at a union office in Queens hoping to be first in line for a chance to apply for an internship in the field of elevator repair. Read More Here

(Sky) – Goldman’s Frankenstein Moment

If the knives were out for Goldman Sachs before today, they’re now hovering perilously close to the Wall Street bank’s throat – and Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, is likely to be paying particularly close interest. Read More Here

(PRNewsWire) – U.S. Food Inflation Spiraling Out of Control

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released their Producer Price Index (PPI) report for March 2010 and the latest numbers are shocking. Food prices for the month rose by 2.4%, its sixth consecutive monthly increase and the largest jump in over 26 years. NIA believes that a major breakout in food inflation could be imminent, similar to what is currently being experienced in India. Read More Here

(WSJBlog) – Number of the Week: 103 Months to Clear Housing Inventory

All this means that little can stop banks’ inventory of distressed homes from growing. Too many people owe too much more on their homes than they can afford. For the housing market, that could mean a long-lasting hangover. Read More Here

(Fox) – GM Used Bailout Money to Repay Loan

A top Senate Republican on Thursday accused the Obama administration of misleading taxpayers about General Motors’ loan repayment, saying the struggling auto giant was only able to repay its bailout money by dipping into a separate pot of bailout money. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – For $10 Billion of “Promises” Haiti Surrenders its Sovereignty

It was fitting that the Mar. 31 “International Donors Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti” was held in the Trusteeship Council at the United Nations headquarters in New York. At the event, Haitian President René Préval in effect turned over the keys to Haiti to a consortium of foreign banks and governments, which will decide how (to use the conference’s principal slogan) to “build back better” the country devastated by the Jan. 12 earthquake. Read More Here

(Technocrati) – Thousands Of Teachers To Be Laid Off – What Economic Recovery?

Thousands of teachers are about to lose jobs in many states. To manage massive budget deficits, several layoff notices were sent out to 22,000 teachers in California, 17,000 in Illinois, and 15,000 in New York. The numbers are expected only to increase in the coming months. Read More Here

(RawStory) – E-mails Show Goldman Execs Boasting as Housing Meltdown Unfolded

Goldman Sachs’ top executives were aware that the company made money by playing against the US housing market, according to internal e-mails released Saturday. Read More Here

(OpEdNews) – Profiling CEOs and Their Sociopathic Paychecks

One of the questions often asked when the subject of CEO pay comes up is, “What could a person such as William McGuire or Lee Raymond (the former CEOs of UnitedHealth and ExxonMobil, respectively) possibly do to justify a $1.7 billion paycheck or a $400 million retirement bonus?” Read More Here

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Health News

(ABCNews) – Flu shots suspended after kids hospitalised

The Western Australian Government has suspended all flu vaccinations for children under five while it investigates a spike in admissions to Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Millions drink toxic water in the USA, but it’s EPA-approved

It has been so long since the federal law regulating tap water has been updated that since 2004, more than one-fifth of the U.S. population has consumed tap water that the government classifies as toxic, but still approves for human consumption.
“People don’t understand that just because water is technically legal, it can still present health risks,” said Pankaj Parekh, director of water quality for the City of Los Angeles. Read More Here

(LaudyMS) – Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters

“This study was just routine,” said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry. Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Food in the U.S. Is Still Tainted with Chemicals That Were Banned Decades Ago

Thirty-eight years after DDT was banned, Americans still consume trace amounts of the infamous insecticide every day, along with more than 20 other banned chemicals. Read More Here

NaturalNews.com Headlines

Artificial sweeteners alter how body handles real sugar

Artificial sweeteners may cause metabolic changes in how the body reacts to real sugar, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Read More Here

Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control

Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops. Read More Here

Poor children more likely to be put on antipsychotic drugs

Poor children are vastly more likely to be given antipsychotic drugs than middle class children, and often for less serious conditions, according to a study conducted by researchers from Rutgers and Columbia Universities and released ahead of publication. Read More Here

America does not have a shortage of doctors, it has an excess of disease

Now that health reform relying on monopolized pharmaceutical medicine has become the law of the land across America, the mainstream media is reporting on a sudden shortage of doctors. The nearly one million doctors who already treat a sick, diseased population is no longer enough, it seems, and medical schools are ramping up to churn out more doctors to treat yet more disease. There are never enough doctors to go around when everybody’s sick, it seems… Read More Here

2008 Financial Collapse: The Greatest Calamity The World Has Ever Known – Robert Singer

The year is 2010 and to anyone not in denial, the industrialized nations have entered the greatest calamity the world has ever known:

  • 35 Million Americans on Food Stamps: 12 Percent of U.S. Population on Food Stamps Highest Since Records Kept in 1969, and that’s before the Obama administration announced a planned three-year budget freeze on government discretionary spending. (My Budget 360)
  • 18 Million empty houses in the United States and 39 million Americans who are no longer working or looking for work, and that’s before Federal Reserve finishes rewriting the rules of American “capitalism” as US Housing, the Automobile Industry and the American Dream are dismantled. (The 31-Year-Old in Charge of Dismantling G.M., David E. Sanger)

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BULGARIA: Govt Forced Down on Genetically Modifed Crops

(IPS) – Campaigning by environmental groups and the general public has weakened the determination of the Bulgarian government to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in this country. Continue reading

The Bankruptcy of the United States is Now Certain – Porter Stansberry

It’s one of those numbers that’s so unbelievable you have to actually think about it for a while… Within the next 12 months, the U.S. Treasury will have to refinance $2 trillion in short-term debt. And that’s not counting any additional deficit spending, which is estimated to be around $1.5 trillion. Put the two numbers together. Then ask yourself, how in the world can the Treasury borrow $3.5 trillion in only one year? That’s an amount equal to nearly 30% of our entire GDP. And we’re the world’s biggest economy. Where will the money come from? Continue reading

10 reasons why we don’t need GM foods

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With the cost of food recently skyrocketing – hitting not just shoppers but the poor and hungry in the developing world – genetically modified (GM) foods are once again being promoted as the way to feed the world. But this is little short of a confidence trick. Far from needing more GM foods, there are urgent reasons why we need to ban them altogether. Continue reading

The Bankruptcy of the United States is Now Certain

It’s one of those numbers that’s so unbelievable you have to actually think about it for a while… Within the next 12 months, the U.S. Treasury will have to refinance $2 trillion in short-term debt. And that’s not counting any additional deficit spending, which is estimated to be around $1.5 trillion. Put the two numbers together. Then ask yourself, how in the world can the Treasury borrow $3.5 trillion in only one year? That’s an amount equal to nearly 30% of our entire GDP. And we’re the world’s biggest economy. Where will the money come from? Continue reading

Economy

(Telegraph) – Anheuser-Busch beer blockade hits brewing

Supplies of Stella Artois, Leffe and Beck’s running low as Belgian unions prepare to ask European workers for support. Read More Here

(DNAIndia) – General Motors to close down Opel’s Antwerp plant

General Motors will close Opel’s manufacturing plant in the Belgian port city of Antwerp, sources said on Wednesday, closing the door firmly on the last remaining hopes for the site’s 2,300 staff. Read More Here

(Yahoo) – GM’s Opel to cut 8,300 jobs across Europe

General Motor Co.’s Opel unit will cut 8,300 jobs across Europe, including 4,000 in Germany, and close a plant in Antwerp, Belgium — casualties of the “tough reality” of a shrinking European auto market. Read More Here

(WSWS) – Many German local authorities nearing bankruptcy

At the start of 2010, a number of local town and district councillors in Germany began to reveal the catastrophic current state of local authority finances. Government budget policies, together with the international financial-industrial crisis, have drastically intensified the economic pressures on many municipal and district authorities. Their level of debt in 2009 climbed to €5 billion, and it is feared that these debts could rise to €50 billion within the next five years. Hitherto unimaginable cutbacks and economy measures will be the result. Read More Here

(CNN) – Air America going dark

Liberal talk radio network Air America is planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the company said Thursday. Read More Here

Genetically Modified Organism News

(Cryptogon) – Monsanto’s GM Corn Damages Organs: A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health

We present for the first time a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data from trials with rats fed three main commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize (NK 603, MON 810, MON 863), which are present in food and feed in the world. NK 603 has been modified to be tolerant to the broad spectrum herbicide Roundup and thus contains residues of this formulation. Cryptogon

(NaturalNews) – Three Approved GMO Crops Linked to Organ Damage, New Study Shows

Genetically Modified crops (or GM) are genetically modified organisms (GMO) that have been altered to meet a specific profile. They have also been the subject of controversy almost since their introduction two decades ago. A new study pinpoints three variations of GM corn (maize) as being linked to organ damage in mammals. Natural News

(Times) – Organic farmers must embrace GM crops if we are to feed the world, says scientist

The organic movement should overcome its hostility to genetically modified crops and embrace the contribution that they can make to sustainable farming, one of the world’s leading agricultural scientists has told The Times. Times Online

Holding Corporations Accountable for Apartheid Crimes – Amy Goodman

A landmark class action case is under way in a New York federal court, with victims of apartheid in South Africa suing corporations that they say helped the pre-1994 regime. Among the multinational corporations are IBM, Fujitsu, Ford, GM and banking giants UBS and Barclays. The lawsuit accuses the corporations of “knowing participation in and/or aiding and abetting of the crimes of apartheid; extrajudicial killing; torture; prolonged unlawful detention; and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.” Attorneys are seeking up to $400 billion in damages. Continue reading

Monsanto Named ‘Company of the Year’ by Forbes Magazine

St. Louis-based Monsanto has been named “2009 Company of the Year” by Forbes Magazine. The publication cites Monsanto‘s on-going work in the field of bio-engineering to improve crop yields and feed an ever-growing world population. Spokesman Darren Wallis says while chief executive Hugh Grant and everybody else at Monsanto are pleased with the honor, they remain focused on keeping their customers satisfied. “Mr. Grant has a great saying that we earn farmers’ business every spring at the kitchen table,” Wallis tells KMOX News. Forbes noted that Monsanto has been able to avoid the brunt of the Recession, earning more than $2 billion on revenue of $11.7 billion in fiscal ’09, with sales increasing at an annualized 18% clip over the last five years… read the full article on Forbes’ choice of Monsanto as the “2009 Company of the Year

MSM: Britain must launch GM food revolution, says chief scientist

(Guardian) – Britain must embrace genetically modified crops and cutting-edge developments such as nanotechnology to avoid catastrophic food shortages and future climate change, the government’s chief scientist will warn today. Continue reading

The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on Animal Health

In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize. Continue reading

Is the Dollar a Ponzi Scheme? – Campaign for Liberty

Ponzi schemea fraudulent investment operation that returns assets to the defrauded from assets they previously loaned to the scheme’s operators or assets paid by subsequent newer “investors” rather than from any actual profit earned
While it is (comparatively) well-known that the US dollar, while a currency, is a solely an instrument of credit issued by the Federal Reserve. All holders of dollars – including myself and most readers of this article – are in debt to the Federal Reserve. Now, this debt is really phantom debt, but the key really is printed on each dollar, more properly known as a Federal Reserve Note: “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” (1) Continue reading

Obama administration predicts $30B loss on auto bailout

(DetroitNews) – The Obama administration will tell Congress Wednesday that it expects to lose about $30 billion of the $82 billion government bailout of the auto industry. Continue reading

The bankruptcy of the United States is now certain

It’s one of those numbers that’s so unbelievable you have to actually think about it for a while… Within the next 12 months, the U.S. Treasury will have to refinance $2 trillion in short-term debt. And that’s not counting any additional deficit spending, which is estimated to be around $1.5 trillion. Put the two numbers together. Then ask yourself, how in the world can the Treasury borrow $3.5 trillion in only one year? That’s an amount equal to nearly 30% of our entire GDP. And we’re the world’s biggest economy. Where will the money come from? Continue reading

It’s already too late to shut the door on GM foods

(NaturalNews) – A report from the British Royal Society has been released that urges support for genetically-modified foods by the British public in order to address what it deems the world’s growing demand for food. The report also reveals the disturbing reality about just how far genetically-modified (GM) foods have already penetrated the food supply in England, despite widespread public rejection of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) roughly a decade ago. Continue reading

Video: Max Keiser on GM – US predators sacrifice workers as lambs

(RussiaToday) – The United States does not value jobs and trade unions; General Motors cut ten thousand jobs across Europe at its Opel unit in favour of Christmas bonuses. That’s the view of Max Keiser, finance critic and former stockbroker. He commented to RT on GM abandoning plans to sell Opel to a consortium of Canadian firm Magna and Russia’s Sberbank. Continue reading

GM to cut 10,500 more jobs by year’s end

General Motors (GM) announced Wednesday that it will lay off 10,500 more workers by January 1 in order to meet the terms of its “restructuring” plan, which was forced on the largest US automaker by the Obama administration’s Auto Task Force in the summer. Continue reading

The bear market rally will soon be over

(BobChapman) – There is only one place to be and that is in gold and silver related assets. Continue reading

Whose Economic Recovery?

President Obama’s highly anticipated health care speech started on a totally different subject: The economy. Continue reading

MSM: Supermarkets in ‘secret talks to introduce GM foods to the shelves’

(DailyMail) – The big supermarkets have held secret talks to pave the way for the introduction of controversial GM crops on to their shelves, industry sources said last night. Continue reading

General Smedley Butler

Major General Smedley Butler retired from the Marine Corps in 1931 at the age of 48. He had faced gunfire 120 times and the famed columnist Will Rogers wrote of Butler, “He is what I would call a natural born warrior. He will fight anybody, any time….He carries every medal we ever gave out. He has two Congressional Medals of Honor….You give him another war and he will get him another one….I do admire him.” Continue reading

Video: Beck & Rove – WH is Building Some Kind of a Machine

(Fox) – Political strategist Karl Rove joins Beck to talk about Barack Obama’s attempt to concentrate his executive power and the numerous, unchecked czars which Obama has named. – (Take Note of Venezuela Propaganda and the US backed build up in Columbia) Continue reading

2008 Financial Collapse: An Inside Job – Robert Singer

(Dprogram Exclusive) – Maybe it’s the smoke from Mt. Vesuvius that keeps Arianna Huffington and the financial community from seeing that the economic collapse has nothing to do with the Fed “missing” the warning signs leading up to the October meltdown. Continue reading

African chickens refuse to eat genetically modified corn

Don’t tell me there is no difference between traditional corn and BT corn. Even chickens can sense the difference! When will humans become as smart about this and stand up to the companies pushing this down our throats? Continue reading

Shuttered factories, shattered lives in US rust belt

(RawStory) – Weeds have not had time to overtake factories shuttered in the wake of recent bankruptcies at General Motors, Chrysler and a host of suppliers, but the signs of shattered lives are spreading as the economically devastated region, dubbed “the rust belt” after its steel industry, fails to absorb the collapse of the auto industry. Continue reading

MSM: A cancerous conspiracy to poison your faith in organic food

(DailyMail) – Despite its obvious benefits for our health and for the environment, organic food continues to be denigrated by the political and corporate establishment in Britain. Continue reading

MSM: U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rise by 25,000 to 584,000

(Bloomberg) – The number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits last week held below levels seen in late June, before auto-related distortions set in, indicating firings are slowing as the economy stabilizes. Continue reading

MSM: GM crops being grown in Britain

(Telegraph) – Genetically-modified crops are being grown in Britain for the first time in a year after controversial trials of the plants were “secretly” restarted. Continue reading