What is this Toxic Chemical Scott Pruitt Wants to Keep in Your Food?
Throw aside your politics for a bit. Government scientists at the EPA concluded that a pesticide sprayed on crops was toxic. A few months later, a new guy comes into the agency, looks at the agency’s petition to ban the substance, and denies it—he decides that, although the substance is poisonous, he’d rather keep spraying crops with it.
You may be boycotting genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but if you're still buying non-organic cotton clothes and other items made from cotton, be it towels, drapes or tampons, you're still feeding the beast.
The 2002 introduction of Bt cotton, which is genetically engineered to produce its own internal pesticide, was supposed to lead to a reduction in the use of insecticides. In reality, Bt cotton actually requires more pesticide sprayings than indigenous cotton, as it has created new chemical-resistant pests.
"During the conversion of cotton into conventional clothing, many hazardous materials are used and added to the product, including silicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, softeners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia and formaldehyde — just to name a few.
Many processing stages result in large amounts of toxic wastewater that carry away residues from chemical cleaning, dyeing and finishing. This waste depletes the oxygen out of the water, killing aquatic animals and disrupting aquatic ecosystems. The North American Organic Fiber Processing Standards prohibits these and similar chemicals."
While you cannot eat cotton per se, 65 percent of conventional cotton production still ends up in the food chain, through:11
Cottonseed oil, a primary ingredient in Crisco cooking oil and vitamin E supplements Cottonseed meal, added to dairy cow and beef cattle feed Cotton cellulose, used as a non-caloric filler, thickener and stabilizer in a wide range of processed foods and beverages
Stink, the movie. Meet the American Chemical Council, Axe products, pj’s from Justice stores, the fragrance loophole.
STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design.
“Everyone assumes that they can turn the box around and read what is in it.”
“Listing fragrance ingredients is optional.”
“It would be completely legal to bottle fracking fluid and sell it as a fragrance.”
“So basically we’re living in a toxic soup and it’s a giant experiment on human health.”
“How many chemical ingredients used in cosmetics have been banned in the United States? ...10...and how many chemical ingredients have been banned for use in the European Union? ...that’s over 1200.”
“The biggest reason why the chemical industry fights transparent and public knowledge about it’s hazardous chemicals is because of liability claims. It doesn’t want to pay for harm.”
Kennedy Jr. Exposes Corporate Media as YouTube Cuts Off Independent Voices
“I talked to Roger Ailes, who I have know since I was 17 years old, he’s very sympathetic with this issue and saw the film Trace Amounts. I said to him, “I just want to go on one of your shows. Nobody will allow me to talk about this or debate me.” He said to me, “I can’t allow you on any of them. I’d have to fire any of my hosts that allowed you on my station.” Because he said, “My news division gets up to 70% of advertising revenues during non-election years from the pharmaceutical companies.”” ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The lion’s share of demonetization is being aimed at independent journalists, outlets, and creators who are giving inconvenient truths that run counter to the narrow corporate talking points of CNN, Washington Post, The New York Times and the like. In addition, the move by Google/YouTube appears to be a [desperate] response to corporate media continually losing the narrative, being beat to the punch by independent outlets, and the repeated dissemination of sound investigations exposing ongoing corruption and crimes throughout multiple levels of government and their captured agencies. The combined, open sourced and decentralized intelligence of independent journalists, outlets, and social media personalities are now regularly breaking stories and unpacking complex investigations for all to see daily. No controlled and centralized organization or establishment hoping to keep narratives isolated and confined within simple talking points stands a chance against what many have coined “New Media.”
Products of genome editing, synthetic biology are GMOs – German environment minister
Dr Nickel adds in her letter, “Although we have some criticism of the environmental risk assessment in some areas and need to be continually adapted to new challenges, I believe that the genetic engineering regulation is a suitable tool to regulate these new techniques and, if necessary, to ban them if a risk to the environment is established.”
United Nations Calls for Worldwide Treaty to Phase Out Pesticides and Transition to Sustainable Farming
The special rapporteurs challenged the pesticide industry’s “systematic denial of harms” and “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics,” noting the industry is spending massive amounts of money to influence policymakers and contest scientific evidence showing their products do in fact cause great harm to human and environmental health.
New report shows glyphosate producers are “buying science”
“Glyphosate producers have used every trick in the book to enable regulatory authorities around the world to play down the alarming health effects of glyphosate. The fact that the agencies accepted their 'assistance' is nothing less than scandalous,” said Helmut Burtscher, one of the report’s authors.
The current evaluation of glyphosate has been marked by a lack of transparency. Over 80% of the national experts involved in EFSA’s assessment of glyphosate refused to have their names disclosed to the public, so any conflicts of interest are effectively being hidden.
Human Retrovirus, Chronic Illness, and Scientific Prejudice - 2015 - Guest // Judy Mikovits, PhD
“...So when you look at the families and you start seeing the related diseases then you start putting together the acquired immune deficiency and it doesn’t happen right away and in some people it never happens but if you have a genetic susceptibility, if you have an epigenetic susceptibility – that is you live in an environment with heavy metals; where your intake of GMO foods – these are nucleic acids that could alter that expression of your genome as you talked about in the very beginning. So it creates the perfect storm of immune dysfunction to where eventually the system crashes completely and you see disease…”
MARCH AGAINST SYNGENTA - Revealing Monsanto’s Twin from Switzerland
"This book is a compilation of the team’s findings after one year of watching Syngenta, and also includes contributions by Vandana Shiva, Miguel Altieri and other guest authors. Many citizens from Basel in Switzerland were disgusted when they heard that their city canton’s government had selected Syngenta as the main sponsor of Basel’s appearance at the 2015 World Fair in Milan. The multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation stands for toxic pesticides, genetically engineered seeds, patents on plants and industrial agriculture, a main culprit of global warming."