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Hours to landlock the tar sands

Hours to landlock the tar sands

Posted: 24 July 2012
Right now, premiers from across Canada are in Halifax to discuss the fate of a dangerous proposal — a mega tar oil pipeline that would slice through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and put its fragile ecosystem at risk. But one woman stands in the way — and our massive outcry could get her to delay, and even bury this project for good.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark knows that the hugely unpopular deal could cost her party critical votes in the upcoming election, so for the first time, she has publicly said she won’t green-light the project, unless Enbridge and others meet several of her economic and environmental demands. It’s a start, but it’s not enough. If tens of thousands of us act now, we can persuade her to stay firm, delay the project and even carry it to its deathbed

Pressure on Christy Clark is mounting — as the head of the province where the pipe will end, she has tremendous power to put the brakes on this reckless deal. Call on her to reject the Northern Gateway pipeline by signing the petition below and forward it to everyone. When we reach 50,000 signatures, it’ll be delivered straight to the meeting in Halifax:

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How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the Supermarket

Not many consumers realize that the FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. That’s because the FDA has decided that you, dear consumer, don’t care if the tomato you’re eating has been cross bred with frog genes to render the tomato more resistant to cold weather. Some consumers may not be concerned with eating Frankenfood, but for those who are, here’s how to determine if the fruits and vegetables you’re buying are (GM) genetically modified.Hat tip to Marion Owen for her valuable information. Here’s how it works:For conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU code on the sticker consists of four numbers. Organically grown fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 9. Genetically engineered (GM) fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 8.

via How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the Supermarket.

Decayed Meat Treated With Carbon Monoxide To Make It Look Fresh At The Grocery

Decayed Meat Treated With Carbon Monoxide To Make It Look Fresh At The Grocery

Most meat eaters may be unaware that more than 70% of all beef and chicken in the United States, Canada and other countries is being treated with poisonous carbon monoxide gas. It can make seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks. The meat industry continues to allow this toxic gas injection into many of the meat products people consume on a daily basis. The question is, how many people have become ill by this chemically altered meat that is being sold to families all over the world?

Curing Cancer

Cancer is a curable disease and it has been treated for over 100 years from a number of different scientists and healers.Take a moment. Let the weight of this statement sit with you. Listen to all of the friction it caused. And digest it because what I have just told you is true.Cancer is curable and we have had the cures for the better part of a century.Before diving into the solutions—which is the purpose of this article—let us understand the entire scope of the problem. The healthcare system does not aim to heal. It is at best, a system that heals symptoms. Healthcare is a business. And I aim not to prove that businesses are wrong (for they aren’t), but instead to draw your attention towards the profit-driven side of the health enterprise. Cancer alone is a 20 billion dollar per year industry. Health-based industries rely on patients to treat—not to heal.Healing would inevitably spell out marginal decline in profits and, ultimately, the entire industry would be in trouble. Cures are financially disastrous. This is the reason very few cures have been “found.” On top of this, cancer treatments (besides costing a fortune) are extremely counterintuitive to healing and are in fact, outlandishly ineffective.Published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2004, chemotherapy garnered an incredibly low 2.1% 5-year survival success rate. This study was also repeated in Australia, finding an almost identical number of 2.3%.The current forms of treatment devastate the body. Basically, years of technological advancements in cancer treatment have accumulated in the idea that we will “smoke out the bad guys.” Like using fire to fight fire, we poison the body in hopes of killing the cancer stem cells using harmful chemicals. In this process, we effectively take away our most powerful healing system: our own body.

via Curing Cancer.

Aspartame danger – urgent warning about tumors and seizures

We can only guess and read between the lines what kind of politics it took to get aspartame approved. After more than 8,000 complaints on Nutrasweet side effects, a list of symptoms attributed to aspartame from complaints submitted to the FDA was made public. This list included among others: hallucinations, diarrhea, seizures, depression, migraine, fatigue and insomnia. Aspartame has also been linked to tumors, cancer and infertility.Except for a brief declaration that carefully controlled clinical studies showed aspartame is not an allergen, the FDA merely issued an advisory that products containing aspartame must include a warning to phenylketonurics, people sensitive to the compound phenylalanine. It still continues to adhere to its stand that “aspartame as a carcinogen is not supported by data.”Aspartame was never tested on humans before its approval. Now, it is found in 6,000 products and consumed by more than 250 million people, with Americans consuming around half of the world supply. By default, we have now become the test subjects for aspartame’s safety. Unwittingly we are providing evidence to aspartame’s toxicity through the devastating effects it is slowly producing among its consumers. The list of complaints submitted to the FDA as well as from anecdotal reports does not seem to end anytime soon. If the government chooses to turn a blind eye on aspartame, let us at least choose not to be a willing conspirator and suffer the consequences of being a willing victim.

via Aspartame danger – urgent warning about tumors and seizures.

Confirmed: Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes | Common Dreams

Confirmed: Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes- Common Dreams staffThe Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has confirmed that a series of earthquakes in the state were caused by injecting leftover fracking fluids, “brine,” deep into wells.(photo: ProgressOhio)ODNR stated today:Geologists believe induced seismic activity is extremely rare, but it can occur with the confluence of a series of specific circumstances. After investigating all available geological formation and well activity data, ODNR regulators and geologists found a number of co-occurring circumstances strongly indicating the Youngstown area earthquakes were induced. Specifically, evidence gathered by state officials suggests fluid from the Northstar 1 disposal well [a deep injection well primarily used for oil and gas fluid waste disposal] intersected an unmapped fault in a near-failure state of stress causing movement along that fault.A number of coincidental circumstances appear to make a compelling argument for the recent Youngstown-area seismic events to have been induced.The ODNR report notes that in 2011, the Youngstown, Ohio area experienced 12 “low-level seismic events,” and that the 2011 earthquakes were unique because of their proximity to a deep disposal well, known as Northstar 1, used to inject fracking fluids.The report adds that “before 2011, [Ohio Seismic Network] had not recorded earthquake activity with epicenters located in the Youngstown area.”From April 26 to Dec. 15, 2011, state geologists and regulators investigated a possible link between the well injections and the earthquakes, but were unable to obtain enough necessary data.In Dec. of 2011 equipment and assistance was provided by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and after obtaining more seismic data, the ODNR director stopped operations at the well.Based on the data, the report states:A number of coincidental circumstances appear to make a compelling argument for the recent Youngstown-area seismic events to have been induced.Based on the new information, Ohio is not banning fracking, but has new regulations for fracking fluids disposal.With more than 144,000 Class II wells injecting more than 2 billion gallons of brine every day in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Ohio’s Class II disposal well regulations meeting or exceeding EPA regulations, questions linger about the potential for fracking-induced earthquakes elsewhere.

via Confirmed: Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes | Common Dreams.