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    Nicotinamide helps to Treat Fungal Infections
    Niacin (also known as vitamin B3, nicotinamide and vitamin PP)
    Infections by the yeast Candida albicans represent a significant public health problem and a common complication in immunodeficient individuals such as AIDS patients, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and recipients of organ transplants. While some treatments are available, their efficacy can be compromised by the emergence of drug-resistant strains.
    A team of scientists from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the University of Montreal have identified vitamin B3 as a potential antifungal treatment. —
    The current study shows that a C. albicans enzyme, known as Hst3, is essential to the growth and survival of the yeast. Researchers found that genetic or pharmacological inhibition of Hst3 with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, strongly reduced C. albicans virulence in a mouse model. Both normal and drug-resistant strains of C. albicans were susceptible to nicotinamide. In addition, nicotinamide prevented the growth of other pathogenic Candida species and Aspergillus fumigatus (another human pathogen), thus demonstrating the broad antifungal properties of nicotinamide.
    Suggestion-My Personnel Suggestion
    Suggested Dose would be 1 capsule 500mgs 4 times a day just before consuming food—increase dose as needed
    Germany warns citizens to avoid using Wi-Fi
    Environment Ministry’s verdict on the health risks from wireless technology puts the British government to shame.
    Sunday, 9 September 2007
    People should avoid using Wi-Fi wherever possible because of the risks it may pose to health, the German government has said.–Its surprise ruling – the most damning made by any government on the fast-growing technology – will shake the industry and British ministers, and vindicates the questions that The Independent on Sunday has been raising over the past four months.-And Germany’s official radiation protection body also advises its citizens to use landlines instead of mobile phones, and warns of “electrosmog” from a wide range of other everyday products, from baby monitors to electric blankets.—The German government’s ruling – which contrasts sharply with the unquestioning promotion of the technology by British officials – was made in response to a series of questions by Green members of the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament.—The Environment Ministry recommended that people should keep their exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi “as low as possible” by choosing “conventional wired connections”. It added that it is “actively informing people about possibilities for reducing personal exposure”. —Its actions will provide vital support for Sir William Stewart, Britain’s official health protection watchdog, who has produced two reports calling for caution in using mobile phones and who has also called for a review of the use of Wi-Fi in schools. His warnings have so far been ignored by ministers and even played down by the Health Protection Agency, which he chairs.—By contrast the agency’s German equivalent – the Federal Office for Radiation Protection – is leading the calls for caution.—Florian Emrich, for the office, says Wi-Fi should be avoided “because people receive exposures from many sources and because it is a new technology and all the research into its health effects has not yet been carried out”.
    Front yard Drummondville garden deemed illegal
    The Record
    A Drummondville couple has begun what could be part of a grueling battle with the municipality over a vegetable garden they have built in front of their house in the Saint-Charles sector of the city. -Because the back yard of their house on Richelieu Street doesn’t get enough sunlight for the purpose, Michel Beauchamp and Josée Landry decided to put a garden in their front yard after having received verbal authorization from the town’s Environmental services inspector. The couple say they subsequently invested $2,500 to install the garden. A few weeks later, however, they received a warning from the city informing them that the garden did not conform to municipal regulations. Because the garden extends to the border of their property, part of it rests on land reserved by the municipality. In addition, according to the city, the garden surpasses the 30 per cent maximum allowed for this kind of activity by municipal by-laws. [U5]According to the couple, the municipal inspector was informed of this and warned only that the couple should be aware that the garden could be in the way of winter snow disposal. Now, when harvesting is about to begin, the couple has been given a period of seven days to uproot all the plants in order to conform to the municipal regulation – a time span completely inadequate for the work required.—The couple has no intention of taking this lying down, however, and has begun an online petition asking the city to amend its regulations with a view to encouraging the practice rather than forbidding it. Beauchamp claims to have lost 75 pounds since he began gardening and eating better and believes that authorities should recognize vegetable gardens as perhaps the most beneficial use of such spaces.–Municipal Director-General Claude Proulx. for his part, doesn’t know the details of any conversations between the couple and the municipal inspector, but insists that regardless, the municipal regulations are not being followed. “We don’t have a problem with front yard gardens,” he says, “but the rules regarding municipal right and the maximum surface allowed for this purpose have to be obeyed.” [U6]Those residents of the sector desiring to grow a garden – even according to the current rules – have only a few months to do so as the city is planning to consolidate zonage regulations across the entire municipality[U7]. Those residents, like Beauchamp and Landry, who begin their project prior to the rule change will benefit from a ‘grandfather clause’ exempting them from new restrictions, but not the old ones. The new regulations will confine gardens to land behind or beside the main building of a residential property.According to the D-G, the standardization of regulations is taking place primarily for aesthetic reasons. [U8]“It’s a question of cohesion of urban territory,” Proulx explained, “If we allow front yard gardens we’ll end up with a cornfield in one place, strawberries in another and raspberries at another. That doesn’t make it easier to attract new residents to the city. Proulx insists that the municipality has no intention of inhibiting the use of gardens, as long as they are confined to the designated areas of a property. The idea is to find some equilibrium between urban landscapes and gardens, he says.
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    [U1]500 mgs per KG of body weight
    [U2]Corn —and when we talk GMO corn we are inducing even more damage
    [U3]MEAT consumption appears to be a necessity
    [U5]Wh o really cares about grass —unless you’re a cow or a sheep or a drone who needs grass to sustain it is of really no importance other then for a municipality to make a issue to make money or to burden there neighborhoods to conform to being assimilated to a moncultural look alike
    [U6]Have to be obeyed??? On your own property you are oing to dictate what I can have on it??? If it is on city property well and done —buttttttt on your own you are going to tell me what I can or cannot gorw!!1—are you paying rent? You paying the mortgage?? Paying even for the utility bills?? Then the city needs to administer things like—reducing taxes—and keeping themselves occupied like the infrastructure –such as sewage and waste—not harassing people because they have a garden—then next election should have a platform on it over this issue and the freedom to grow all you want to and grass options are optional—time to remove ASSHOLES from a system that do not comply to the people wishes or rights in regard to there own property
    [U7]Wonder who is telling them to do this??? I wonder—just as a curiousity if it is not the pesticide companies
    [U8]Esthetic reasons—what STUPIDITY
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    Show of the Month August 20 2012
    Step to weave a mesh to block out frequencies
    Shielding Design Guide— Electromagnetic shielding
    Magnetic shielding
    Metal Components that can be used
    GMO—and WHY you do not want to consume due to lack of Labeling
    Step to weave a mesh to block out frequencies
    What you will need is a spool of copper wire and a roll of aluminum mesh or chicken coup
    measure out the length and width of the mesh you wish to employ as a barrier
    you can either measure off and mark where you want to weave the copper or just eyeball the width or use your thumb as a index or standard as far as how wide you wish to space your wire
    begin to weave your copper like a seamster (ess) and go in and out or over and under into the mesh to you eventually form a criss cross or checker board looking ,mesh
    add 3-6 volt batter positive being to your head and negative toward the lower end
    have used up to 9 & 18 volt—it can be over whelming so just use the 3 volt or 6
    lay the mesh on the bed –cover it over with a towel and proceed to sleep on it
    this may in fact make your system recover more effectively as welll as increase sleep
    if you wish to hang on window attach a ground to it and this will block off a lot of the smart meter and reduce the impact of HAARP
    Shielding Design Guide— Electromagnetic shielding
    Electromagnetic shielding is the practice of reducing the electromagnetic field in a space by blocking the field with barriers made of conductive or magnetic materials. Shielding is typically applied to enclosures to isolate electrical devices from the ‘outside world’, and to cables to isolate wires from the environment through which the cable runs. Electromagnetic shielding that blocks radio frequency electromagnetic radiation is also known as RF shielding.
    The shielding can reduce the coupling of radio waves, electromagnetic fields and electrostatic fields. A conductive enclosure used to block electrostatic fields is also known as a Faraday cage. The amount of reduction depends very much upon the material used, its thickness, the size of the shielded volume and the frequency of the fields of interest and the size, shape and orientation of apertures in a shield to an incident electromagnetic field.—- Electromagnetic shielding is the practice of reducing the electromagnetic field in a space by blocking the field with barriers made of conductive or magnetic materials. Shielding is typically applied to enclosures to isolate electrical devices from the ‘outside world’, and to cables to isolate wires from the environment through which the cable runs. Electromagnetic shielding that blocks radio frequency electromagnetic radiation is also known as RF shielding.
    The shielding can reduce the coupling of radio waves, electromagnetic fields and electrostatic fields. A conductive enclosure used to block electrostatic fields is also known as a Faraday cage. The amount of reduction depends very much upon the material used, its thickness, the size of the shielded volume and the frequency of the fields of interest and the size, shape and orientation of apertures in a shield to an incident electromagnetic field.
    Materials used—Typical materials used for electromagnetic shielding include sheet metal, metal screen, and metal foam. Any holes in the shield or mesh must be significantly smaller than the wavelength of the radiation that is being kept out, or the enclosure will not effectively approximate an unbroken conducting surface.
    Another Method—-Another commonly used shielding method, especially with electronic goods housed in plastic enclosures, is to coat the inside of the enclosure with a metallic ink or similar material. The ink consists of a carrier material loaded with a suitable metal, typically copper or nickel, in the form of very small particulates. It is sprayed on to the enclosure and, once dry, produces a continuous conductive layer of metal, which can be electrically connected to the chassis ground of the equipment, thus providing effective shielding.
    Example applications
    Cross-section through a coaxial cable showing shielding and other layers
    One example is a shielded cable, which has electromagnetic shielding in the form of a wire mesh surrounding an inner core conductor. The shielding impedes the escape of any signal from the core conductor, and also signals from being added to the core conductor. Some cables have two separate coaxial screens, one connected at both ends, the other at one end only, to maximize shielding of both electromagnetic and electrostatic fields.
    The door of a microwave oven has a screen built into the window. From the perspective of microwaves (with wavelengths of 12 cm) this screen finishes a Faraday cage formed by the oven’s metal housing. Visible light, with wavelengths ranging between 400 nm and 700 nm, passes easily between the wires.
    RF shielding is also used to prevent access to data stored on RFID chips embedded in various devices, such as biometric passports.
    NATO specifies electromagnetic shielding for computers and keyboards to prevent passive monitoring of keyboard emissions that would allow passwords to be captured; consumer keyboards do not offer this protection primarily because of the prohibitive cost]
    RF shielding is also used to protect medical and laboratory equipment to provide protection against interfering signals, including AM, FM, TV, emergency services, dispatch, pagers, ESMR, cellular, and PCS. It can also be used to protect the equipment at the AM, FM or TV broadcast facilities.
    How electromagnetic shielding works—Electromagnetic radiation consists of coupled electric and magnetic fields. The electric field produces forces on the charge carriers (i.e., electrons) within the conductor. As soon as an electric field is applied to the surface of an ideal conductor, it induces a current that causes displacement of charge inside the conductor that cancels the applied field inside, at which point the current stops.—Similarly, varying magnetic fields generate eddy currents that act to cancel the applied magnetic field. (The conductor does not respond to static magnetic fields unless the conductor is moving relative to the magnetic field.) The result is that electromagnetic radiation is reflected from the surface of the conductor: internal fields stay inside, and external fields stay outside.
    ØSeveral factors serve to limit the shielding capability of real RF shields. One is that, due to the electrical resistance of the conductor, the excited field does not completely cancel the incident field. Also, most conductors exhibit a ferromagnetic response to low-frequency magnetic fields, so that such fields are not fully attenuated by the conductor. Any holes in the shield force current to flow around them, so that fields passing through the holes do not excite opposing electromagnetic fields. These effects reduce the field-reflecting capability of the shield.—In the case of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation, the above-mentioned adjustments take a non-negligible amount of time. But then the radiation energy, as far as it is not reflected, is absorbed by the skin (unless it is extremely thin), so in this case there is no electromagnetic field inside either. This is called the skin effect. A measure for the depth to which radiation can penetrate the shield is the so-called skin depth.
    Magnetic shielding—
    Equipment sometimes requires isolation from external magnetic fields. For static or slowly varying magnetic fields (below about 100 kHz) the Faraday shielding described above is ineffective. In these cases shields made of high magnetic permeability metal alloys can be used, such as sheets of Permalloy and Mu-Metal[2], or with nanocrystalline grain structure ferromagnetic metal coatings.[3] These materials don’t block the magnetic field, as with electric shielding, but rather draw the field into themselves, providing a path for the magnetic field lines around the shielded volume. The best shape for magnetic shields is thus a closed container surrounding the shielded volume. The effectiveness of this type of shielding depends on the material’s permeability, which generally drops off at both very low magnetic field strengths and at high field strengths where the material becomes saturated. So to achieve low residual fields, magnetic shields often consist of several enclosures one inside the other, each of which successively reduces the field inside it. Because of the above limitations of passive shielding, an alternative used with static or low-frequency fields is active shielding; using a field created by electromagnets to cancel out the ambient field within a volume.[4] Solenoids and Helmholtz coils are types of coils that can be used for this purpose.—Additionally, superconducting materials can expel magnetic fields via the Meissner effect.
    Metal Components that can be used-.–The type of metal that you specify may have an impact on a shield’s performance. In general, shielding against frequencies of 15 MHz or lower is a bulk material effect, and can best be served by employing a ferromagnetic metal such as steel. For greater attenuation at these lower frequencies, metals with high permeabilities and low core losses such as Permalloy 80® or MuMetal® are good candidates.—-If the frequencies you are shielding against are greater than 15 MHz, shielding becomes less of a bulk material effect and more of a skin (conductivity) affect. At frequencies (and harmonics) of 900 MHz and above, almost any metal, including brass, nickel silver, copper and steel, shields similarly assuming a thickness of .002″ (.05mm) or greater.—-Consider specifying a metal alloy called nickel silver (55% copper; 27% zinc; 18% nickel; and not a speck of silver) for shields that will be hand soldered or re-flow soldered with flux—
    GMO—and WHY you do not want to consume due to lack of Labeling
    “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.” – Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011
    In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” [U1]with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.—In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and “seed purity,” gave the green light to USDA bureaucrats to approve the “conditional deregulation” of Monsanto’s genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant alfalfa. Beyond the regulatory euphemism of “conditional deregulation,” this means that WFM and their colleagues are willing to go along with the massive planting of a chemical and energy-intensive GE perennial crop, alfalfa; guaranteed to spread its mutant genes and seeds across the nation; guaranteed to contaminate the alfalfa fed to organic animals; guaranteed to lead to massive poisoning of farm workers and destruction of the essential soil food web by the toxic herbicide, Roundup; and guaranteed to produce Roundup-resistant superweeds that will require even more deadly herbicides such as 2,4 D to be sprayed on millions of acres of alfalfa across the U.S.———-In exchange for allowing Monsanto’s premeditated pollution of the alfalfa gene pool, WFM wants “compensation.” In exchange for a new assault on farmworkers and rural communities (a recent large-scale Swedish study found that spraying Roundup doubles farm workers’ and rural residents’ risk of getting cancer), [U2]WFM expects the pro-biotech USDA to begin to regulate rather than cheerlead for Monsanto. In payment for a new broad spectrum attack on the soil’s crucial ability to provide nutrition for food crops and to sequester dangerous greenhouse gases (recent studies show that Roundup devastates essential soil microorganisms that provide plant nutrition and sequester climate-destabilizing greenhouse gases), [U3]WFM wants the Biotech Bully of St. Louis to agree to pay “compensation” (i.e. hush money) to farmers “for any losses related to the contamination of his crop.”————In its email of Jan. 21, 2011 WFM calls for “public oversight by the USDA rather than reliance on the biotechnology industry,” even though WFM knows full well that federal regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) do not require pre-market safety testing, nor labeling;[U4] and that even federal judges have repeatedly ruled that so-called government “oversight” of Frankencrops such as Monsanto’s sugar beets and alfalfa is basically a farce. At the end of its email, WFM admits that its surrender to Monsanto is permanent: “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well True coexistence is a must.”[U5]
    Why Is Organic Inc. Surrendering?—According to informed sources, the CEOs of WFM and Stonyfield are personal friends of former Iowa governor, now USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and in fact made financial contributions to Vilsack’s previous electoral campaigns. Vilsack was hailed as “Governor of the Year” in 2001 by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and traveled in a Monsanto corporate jet on the campaign trail.[U6] Perhaps even more fundamental to Organic Inc.’s abject surrender is the fact that the organic elite has become more and more isolated from the concerns and passions of organic consumers and locavores.–The Organic Inc. CEOs are tired of activist pressure, boycotts, and petitions. Several of them have told me this to my face. They apparently believe that the battle against GMOs has been lost, and that it’s time to reach for the consolation prize. The consolation prize they seek is a so-called “coexistence” between the biotech Behemoth and the organic community that will lull the public to sleep and greenwash the unpleasant fact that Monsanto’s unlabeled and unregulated genetically engineered crops are now spreading their toxic genes on 1/3 of U.S. (and 1/10 of global) crop land. —-WFM and most of the largest organic companies have deliberately separated themselves from anti-GMO efforts and cut off all funding to campaigns working to label or ban GMOs. The so-called Non-GMO Project, funded by Whole Foods and giant wholesaler United Natural Foods (UNFI) is basically a greenwashing effort (although the 100% organic companies involved in this project seem to be operating in good faith) to show that certified organic foods are basically free from GMOs (we already know this since GMOs are banned in organic production), while failing to focus on so-called “natural” foods, which constitute most of WFM and UNFI’s sales and are routinely contaminated with GMOs.[U7]—From their “business as usual” perspective, successful lawsuits against GMOs filed by public interest groups such as the Center for Food Safety; or noisy attacks on Monsanto by groups like the Organic Consumers Association, create bad publicity, rattle their big customers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, Costco, Supervalu, Publix and Safeway; and remind consumers that organic crops and foods such as corn, soybeans, and canola are slowly but surely becoming contaminated by Monsanto’s GMOs.-Whole Foods’ Dirty Little Secret: Most of the So-Called “Natural” Processed Foods and Animal Products They Sell Are Contaminated with GMOs[U8]—The main reason, however, why Whole Foods is pleading for coexistence with Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, BASF and the rest of the biotech bullies, is that they desperately want the controversy surrounding genetically engineered foods and crops to go away. Why? Because they know, just as we do, that 2/3 of WFM’s $9 billion annual sales is derived from so-called “natural” processed foods and animal products that are contaminated with GMOs. [U9]We and our allies have tested their so-called “natural” products (no doubt WFM’s lab has too) containing non-organic corn and soy, and guess what: they’re all contaminated with GMOs, in contrast to their certified organic products, which are basically free of GMOs, or else contain barely detectable trace amounts.—Approximately 2/3 of the products sold by Whole Foods Market and their main distributor, United Natural Foods (UNFI) are not certified organic, but rather are conventional (chemical-intensive and GMO-tainted) foods and products disguised as “natural.”—Unprecedented wholesale and retail control of the organic marketplace by UNFI and Whole Foods, employing a business model of selling twice as much so-called “natural” food as certified organic food, coupled with the takeover of many organic companies by multinational food corporations such as Dean Foods, threatens the growth of the organic movement[U10]. —Covering Up GMO Contamination: Perpetrating “Natural” Fraud—-Many well-meaning consumers are confused about the difference between conventional products marketed as “natural,” and those nutritionally/ environmentally superior and climate-friendly products that are “certified organic.”—Retail stores like WFM and wholesale distributors like UNFI have failed to educate their customers about the qualitative difference between natural and certified organic, conveniently glossing over the fact that nearly all of the processed “natural” foods and products they sell contain GMOs, or else come from a “natural” supply chain where animals are force-fed GMO grains in factory farms or Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). [U11]A troubling trend in organics today is the calculated shift on the part of certain large formerly organic brands from certified organic ingredients and products to so-called “natural” ingredients. With the exception of the “grass-fed and grass-finished” meat sector, most “natural” meat, dairy, and eggs are coming from animals reared on GMO grains and drugs, and confined, entirely, or for a good portion of their lives, in CAFOs.–Whole Foods and UNFI are maximizing their profits by selling quasi-natural products at premium organic prices[U12]. Organic consumers are increasingly left without certified organic choices while genuine organic farmers and ranchers continue to lose market share to “natural” imposters. It’s no wonder that less than 1% of American farmland is certified organic, while well-intentioned but misled consumers have boosted organic and “natural” purchases to $80 billion annually-approximately 12% of all grocery store sales.–The Solution: Truth-in-Labeling Will Enable Consumers to Drive So-Called “Natural” GMO and CAFO-Tainted Foods Off the Market—There can be no such thing as “coexistence” with a reckless industry that undermines public health, destroys biodiversity, damages the environment, tortures and poisons animals, destabilizes the climate, and economically devastates the world’s 1.5 billion seed-saving small farmers.—-There is no such thing as coexistence between GMOs and organics in the European Union. Why? Because in the EU there are almost no GMO crops under cultivation, nor GM consumer food products on supermarket shelves. And why is this? Because under EU law, all foods containing GMOs or GMO ingredients must be labeled. Consumers have the freedom to choose or not to choose GMOs; while farmers, food processors, and retailers have (at least legally) the right to lace foods with GMOs, as long as they are safety-tested and labeled.[U13]—Of course the EU food industry understands that consumers, for the most part, do not want to purchase or consume GE foods. European farmers and food companies, even junk food purveyors like McDonald’s and Wal-Mart, understand quite well the concept expressed by a Monsanto executive when GMOs first came on the market: “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.”[U14]—-The biotech industry and Organic Inc. are supremely conscious of the fact that North American consumers, like their European counterparts, are wary and suspicious of GMO foods. Even without a PhD, consumers understand you don’t want your food safety or environmental sustainability decisions to be made by out-of-control chemical companies like Monsanto, Dow, or Dupont – the same people who brought you toxic pesticides, Agent Orange, PCBs, and now global warming.—Industry leaders are acutely aware of the fact that every single industry or government poll over the last 16 years has shown that 85-95% of American consumers want mandatory labels on GMO foods. Why? So that we can avoid buying them. GMO foods have absolutely no benefits for consumers or the environment, only hazards. This is why Monsanto and their friends in the Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations have prevented consumer GMO truth-in-labeling laws from getting a public discussion in Congress.—Although Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Democrat, Ohio) recently introduced a bill in Congress calling fo

    r mandatory labeling and safety testing for GMOs, don’t hold your breath for Congress to take a stand for truth-in-labeling and consumers’ right to know what’s in their food. Especially since the 2010 Supreme Court decision in the so-called Citizens United case gave big corporations and billionaires the right to spend unlimited amounts of money (and remain anonymous, as they do so) to buy media coverage and elections, our chances of passing federal GMO labeling laws against the wishes of Monsanto and Food Inc. are all but non-existent.—Perfectly dramatizing the “Revolving Door” between Monsanto and the Federal Government, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, formerly chief counsel for Monsanto, delivered one of the decisive votes in the Citizens United case, in effect giving Monsanto and other biotech bullies the right to buy the votes it needs in the U.S. Congress.—With big money controlling Congress and the media, we have little choice but to shift our focus and go local. We’ve got to concentrate our forces where our leverage and power lie, in the marketplace, at the retail level; pressuring retail food stores to voluntarily label their products; while on the legislative front we must organize a broad coalition to pass mandatory GMO (and CAFO) labeling laws, at the city, county, and state levels.—-The Organic Consumers Association, joined by our consumer, farmer, environmental, and labor allies, has just launched a nationwide Truth-in-Labeling campaign to stop Monsanto and the Biotech Bullies from force-feeding unlabeled GMOs to animals and humans.—-Utilizing scientific data, legal precedent, and consumer power the OCA and our local coalitions will educate and mobilize at the grassroots level to pressure giant supermarket chains (Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Supervalu, and Publix) and natural food retailers such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s to voluntarily implement “truth-in-labeling” practices for GMOs and CAFO products; while simultaneously organizing a critical mass to pass mandatory local and state truth-in-labeling ordinances – similar to labeling laws already in effect for country of origin, irradiated food, allergens, and carcinogens.—If local and state government bodies refuse to take action, wherever possible we must attempt to gather sufficient petition signatures and place these truth-in-labeling initiatives directly on the ballot in 2011 or 2012. If you’re interested in helping organize or coordinate a Millions Against Monsanto and Factory Farms
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    [U1]CoEXISTENCE—what a crock of *&^% you cannot co exist—genetics does not work this way and the implication of cross contamination will be insured
    [U2]And this is OK—let the Poor bastards be exposed to an Environmental issue but it’s ok as long as we do not have to be exposed!!!
    [U3]Imagine –Co Existence!!??
    [U4] Especially In CANADA and the USA
    [U5]And You still want to support the SHAM of Whole Foods Company—-what a Abomination and to think people who buy there camoflauge foods are actually contributing to the horrendous destruction of Farm Land and water supply
    [U6]So Someone Kissed Someone’s arse here and sold there soul—amazing eh—instead of organizing and ridding people of the pestilence of Monsanto-ADM-Cargil-BASF-Nestle-And all the other GE or GMO companies —they have allowed themselves to be infected Genetically speaking and now will carry foods in there stores more or less the same as a grocery store and SELL IT for DOUBLE the PRICE—and the ignorant Consumer will buy it!!!
    [U7]Now we are getting to the truth—these companie have fraudulently been poisoning the public with there Horse Shit and now they see an out by “ compromising there stand on Safe Foods “
    [U8]Don’t you Just feel —Oh I don’t know—Prostitued?? Don’t you feel like you have been sold out and you did not know it
    [U9]I am so glad I never bought into there Bullshit and knew from the moment I seen there poultry that there birds were being “treated” never believe these Guys —get food straight from a farm
    [U10]In other words a Set Up to destroy any Opposition to the GMO producers—they came in Bought everyone out and now 2 “ ORGASMICLY ORGANIC “ companies now control the food supply and are causing the whole industry to Disappear—WE NEVER REALLY HAD A VIABLE SAFE FOOD —EXCEPT MAYBE BEFORE ORGANICS CAME AROUND !!!!
    [U11]Don’t you just love the Candy Ass Approach to this” failed to educate” instead of Purposely Deceived
    [U12]They Should All be SUED for Fraud and with the intent to debilitate—if you had a allergic reaction to something and you ate there food an inadvertently this food had that allergen this would cause you issues and debilitating effects—
    [U13]In Canada and America—this is DONE—EVEN CHINA LABELS GMO!!! What’s that say about the chinese?? Says they have safety in there system—Unlike North America where we consistently poison our food supply
    [U14]Because this is what it is POISON and not meant for Human or Animla or Earth USE
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    Show of the Month August 24 2012
    Egg yolks almost as dangerous as smoking, researcher says
    Egg Power
    Potential antifertility agents from plants- a comprehensive review
    Potent Human Toxins Prevalent in Canada’s Freshwaters
    Survival and biofilm formation by Group B streptococci in simulated vaginal fluid at different pHs.
    Egg yolks almost as dangerous as smoking, researcher says
    A researcher at Western University in London said he’s found more evidence pointing to the harmful effects of egg yolks.[U1]–He claims the cholesterol found in the yolk is almost as dangerous as smoking.–Dr. David Spence says Canadians are being duped by what he calls “propaganda” from the egg industry[U2].–His most recent study of more than 1,200 people found egg consumption accelerates atherosclerosis or plaque build up on arteries.–He said the culprit is the cholesterol found in the yolk, which is 237 mgs in a jumbo egg[U3].—“It’s more than the cholesterol in a Hardee’s monster thick burger which is two-thirds of a pound of beef, three slices of cheese and four slices of bacon,” said Spence.–Karen Harvey is the nutrition officer with Egg Farmers of Canada and a registered dietitian. She stands by the safety of eating egg yolks on a daily basis.–“We have decades of clinical research demonstrating no link between egg consumption and an increased risk of heart disease,” said Harvey.[U4]–Spence says, he’s looked at that research and accuses the egg industry of being selective about what it shares with the public.–“They’re just like the tobacco industry,” he said.–Canada’s food guide lists two eggs as an alternative serving to meat.–Spence said that would be well over anyone’s recommended daily intake of cholesterol.
    Egg Power
    Nutrition Content
    The vitamin and mineral content is outrageous! For 100 grams of CONVENTIONAL eggs (about 2 large) Nutrition Data says…
    10% Vitamin A
    28% Riboflavin
    12% Folate
    22% Vitamin B12
    14% Pantothenic Acid
    10% Iron
    19% Phosphorus
    45% Selenium
    It also contains 5-10% of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper.
    Keep in mind…. this is for CONVENTIONAL eggs. If you buy pastured or organic eggs, which are still ridiculously cheap, then the nutrition content improves greatly including up to six times the amount of Vitamin E (from what I remember reading). The omega 6 to omega 3 ratio goes down from as low as 1.5 to 1 as well.
    Eggs are a rich source of the B vitamin choline. In addition to helping your body produce new cell membranes and healthy nerves, choline can reduce chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation occurs when your body’s natural healing process goes haywire. Instead of healing, inflammation wreaks havoc on your body –increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Eating choline-rich eggs can reduce chronic inflammation by more than 20 percent, according to an article published in the February 2008 edition of the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”
    CMacular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Eggs are bursting with a pair of nutrients — lutein and zeaxanthin — which protect your eyes from damage caused by free radicals and sunlight exposure. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and published in the October 2006 issue of the “Journal of Nutrition,” subjects who consumed just one egg per day significantly boosted the levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in their blood.
    CCResults: Daily nutrient intake of egg consumers (EC) was significantly greater than that of nonconsumers (NC) for all nutrients studied (except dietary fiber and vitamin B6). Eggs contributed < 10% of daily intake of energy and
    vitamin B6, 10% to 20% of folate and total, saturated and polyunsaturated fat, and 20% to 30% of vitamins A, E and B12 in EC. Compared to EC, NC had higher rates of inadequate intake (defined by Estimated Average Requirements (EAR) or < 70% Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)) for vitamin B12 (10% vs. 21%), vitamin A (16% vs. 21%), vitamin E (14% vs. 22%) and vitamin C (15% vs. 20%). After adjusting for demographic (age, gender and ethnicity) and lifestyle variables (smoking and physical activity), dietary cholesterol was not related to serum cholesterol concentration. People who reported eating ≥ 4 eggs/wk had a significantly lower mean serum cholesterol concentration than those who reported eating ≤ 1 egg/wk (193 mg/dL vs. 197 mg/dL, p < 0.01). More frequent egg consumption was negatively associated with serum cholesterol concentration (β=−6.45, p < 0.01).
    Conclusions: In this cross-sectional and population-based study, egg consumption made important nutritional contributions to the American diet and was not associated with high serum cholesterol concentrations.
    As a whole food, eggs are an inexpensive and low calorie source of nutrients such as folate, riboflavin, selenium, choline and vitamins B-12 and A. Eggs are also one of the few exogenous sources of vitamins K and D. Furthermore, eggs are a source of high quality protein, and the lipid matrix of the yolk serves to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin.
    Introduction: Nutritional and Functional Roles of Eggs in the Diet
    Elizabeth Applegate, PhD
    + Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis, Davis, California
    Address reprint requests to: Elizabeth Applegate, PhD, Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis, 2144 Everglades Place, Davis, CA 95616. E-mail: [email protected]
    For years, eggs have been held up as a powerhouse of nutrition. This reputation has been due to eggs’ exceptional nutrition profile as a nutrient-dense food containing high quality protein and a substantial amount of many essential vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately their position on the nutrition pedestal fell with the discovery that they are also a source of dietary cholesterol. The most recent scientific research not only returns eggs to their golden past, but elevates their position as a functional food and ultimately provides more reasons than ever to consume eggs. —In February 2000, scientists convened at a conference in Amelia Island, Florida, to discuss the latest research about the role of eggs in disease prevention and the promotion of health. This supplement of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) presents compelling scientific evidence about eggs’ functional food attributes, reaffirms that eggs have a minimal effect on blood cholesterol levels and presents new research on the contribution of eggs to the American diet. For health professionals, this issue provides a new scientifically based viewpoint on eggs and their role in health and nutrition, a viewpoint that should be imparted to all consumers in an effort to ensure optimal health and well-being.
    Egg Nutrition—-It is well known that eggs constitute a rich array of nutrients. They long have been promoted for their high quality protein. Egg also provide a high nutrient density in proportion to their energy content. As shown in Table 1 eggs contribute only 1.3% of the total calories in the American diet but substantial amounts of high quality protein, folate and riboflavin as well as a number of other nutrients in excess of its caloric contributions. Eggs are a good source (10 to 19 percent of the Daily Value [DV]) of six nutrients and an excellent source (20+% of the DV) of five nutrients (Table 2). Few foods are as nutrient-dense, and eggs are among the few food sources of vitamins D and K.
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    Table 1.
    Contributions of Eggs to the American Diet
    % Contribution
    % Contribution
    Total Fat
    Saturated Fat
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin E
    Vitamin B6
    Vitamin B12
    Table 2.
    RDA of Major Nutrients from Two Large Eggs
    % Daily Value
    % Daily Value
    Food Energy
    Vitamin B12
    Vitamin K
    Vitamin D
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin E
    Vitamin B6
    RDA of Major Nutrients from Two Large Eggs
    The nutrient density of eggs makes them a valuable contributor to the overall nutritional balance of the diet and, as an economical source of high quality protein, an important component in the diets of the elderly, low-income families, growing children and people limiting calories for weight loss purposes. In this issue, Won O. Song and Jean M. Kerver highlight that among egg consumers, eggs contributed 10% to 20% of dietary folate and 20% to 30% of vitamins A, E and B-12. The fact that non-consumers of eggs were more likely to fall short of the EAR or the RDA for vitamins A, E and B-12 demonstrates the important role eggs can play in ensuring nutrient adequacy. —As a high protein food, eggs appear in a food group with beef, poultry, fish, legumes and other animal and vegetable protein sources on the Food Guide Pyramid. They are well recognized among consumers as a top source of protein[U5]. Certain groups of consumers, namely athletes, may place great importance on protein. Yet a dichotomy exists as to the proper balance of protein and carbohydrates among athletes. In this supplement, Peter W. R. Lemon discusses the need to educate athletes about dietary protein, given that their protein needs are greater than those of their inactive peers. This discussion helps put dietary protein in perspective for various groups of consumers. ———–More recently, research has shown that eggs supply significant amounts of carotenoids that may play a role in disease prevention. Jeffrey Blumberg and colleagues have demonstrated that eggs are a source of highly bioavailable forms of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidant-like compounds have been shown to help in the prevention of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, and have been associated with lower risk of cataract extraction. Consumers may not yet be aware that egg yolks are rich in highly bioavailable forms of both these antioxidants, nor that these antioxidants convey potential health benefits. —Another less familiar nutrient in eggs is choline, a compound which is critical for brain and memory developmentin utero and early in life. Choline was mentioned in earlier editions of the RDAs [2], but only recently were formal dietary recommendations made [3]. Because research on choline is somewhat limited, and study findings have not yet caught the attention of journalists and reporters, consumers know little about choline or its food sources, including eggs. Steven H. Zeisel points out the potential, but not yet studied, importance of choline to pregnant women to ensure normal development of the fetal brain. Eggs could be recommended to pregnant women as a rich source of choline.
    The Changing Heart Disease Message
    Information about cholesterol and heart disease began being publicized in the 1960s, with the first observations linking diet to heart disease. In the early 1970s, the American Heart Association published its first recommendations on diet. Among them was a suggested limitation on dietary cholesterol to less than 300 mg/day. High cholesterol foods like eggs and shellfish were highlighted as foods to minimize in the diet. ————–Consumers have been and continue to be concerned about cholesterol in foods, in good measure a result of 40 years of communication regarding high cholesterol foods, blood cholesterol levels and heart disease. What consumers may not realize is how little effect changes in dietary cholesterol intake have on blood levels. A paper by Donald J. McNamara summarizes 166 cholesterol feeding studies conducted over the past 40 years on 3,500 subjects. He shows that for every 100 mg decrease in dietary cholesterol, plasma total cholesterol drops by 2.2 mg/dL or about 1%. McNamara also notes that the high levels of dietary cholesterol in many of these studies far exceed the approximately 250 mg/day consumed by the average American [4]. Additionally, the diets in many of the earlier studies on cholesterol and heart disease were not only high in cholesterol but were also high in fat, saturated fat and animal products, and low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, dietary factors known to influence circulating cholesterol levels and vascular disease risk. Given the functional components of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, it is essential that these foods be included whenever the effects of diet on health and disease are studied. —Recent studies have cast further doubt on the relationship between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. Steven Kritchevsky and David Kritchevsky review recent epidemiological studies relating dietary factors to incidence of heart disease. The authors note that research has not established a significant independent relationship between dietary cholesterol and LDL or total serum cholesterol levels, incidence of heart disease or heart disease deaths. Furthermore, data fail to show a relationship between egg consumption and either serum cholesterol levels or heart disease incidence. Recent research using an endpoint of heart disease and stroke rather than serum cholesterol levels calls into question the need to limit a high cholesterol food like eggs. In their analysis of data from prospective epidemiological studies, Hu et al. [5] found that consumption of up to one egg a day was not related to heart disease or stroke risk[U6]. —The papers in this issue, along with emerging research, support the importance of educating patients and consumers on changing views in the area of diet and disease prevention, in light of emerging research and new findings on the absence of health risks from dietary cholesterol and new studies showing health benefits from egg consumption. Eggs as a Functional Food–Eggs can be classified as a functional food, a hot button for today’s consumer. Definitions of ‘functional foods‘ has been put forth by several organizations. According to the Institute of Food Technologists, functional foods provide additional physiological benefit beyond that of meeting basic nutritional needs [6]. The International Life Sciences Institute of North America further specifies that functional foods have physiologically active components that give them their functional properties [7]. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) defines several categories of functional foods, among them, unmodified whole foods with physiologically active components [8]. Whole foods that have not been enriched or fortified with functional ingredients fit ADA’s definition. Among the foods cited by ADA as functional whole foods are tomatoes for their lycopene, tea for its polyphenols and fermented dairy products for their probiotics. The position of ADA recognizes that ‘functional foods, including whole foods and fortified, enriched, or enhanced foods, have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet‘ [8]. Eggs fit ADA’s definition of a functional food: they are a whole food with active components. The article by Clare M. Hasler looks at the functional foods trend and the contributions eggs can make to the functional foods category. –Consumers are becoming more familiar with the concept of functional foods. A 1998 telephone survey conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) found that 74% of adults surveyed could name a food or food component that was associated with health benefits [9]. The list included broccoli, oranges, carrots, and garlic, but, not surprisingly, eggs were not on the list. However, the new egg message may slowly be reaching consumers. Linda Gilbert notes in her paper that regular egg consumption has been increasing steadily; thirty percent of shoppers surveyed in 1999 eat eggs at least twice a week, compared to 23% in 199conducted for the International Food Information Council found that, while unmotivated consumers were skeptical of information on diet and health, they would be open to f2. Gilbert’s research suggests that, as consumers become more aware of the beneficial compounds in eggs, they will include eggs in their diet more often. —Health professionals can help consumers develop a positive attitude toward functional foods. A survey unctional food components if added to or present in foods they already eat and like [10]. However, it is important to educate the consumer on the importance of a balanced, healthful diet rather than on single nutrients or functional components.
    · An honorarium was provided for support of this manuscript by the Egg Nutrition Center.
    · Presented, in part, at a meeting sponsored by the American Egg Board and Egg Nutrition Center held at Amelia Island, FL on February 25–27, 2000.
    Received June 1, 2000.
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    A Review of Scientific Research and Recommendations Regarding Eggs
    For much of the past 40 years, the public has been warned away from eggs because of a concern over coronary heart disease risk. This concern is based on three observations: 1. eggs are a rich source of dietary cholesterol; 2. when fed experimentally, dietary cholesterol increases serum cholesterol and; 3. high serum cholesterol predicts the onset of coronary heart disease. However, data from free-living populations show that egg consumption is not associated with higher cholesterol levels. Furthermore, as a whole, the epidemiologic literature does not support the idea that egg consumption is a risk factor for coronary disease. Within the nutritional community there is a growing appreciation that health derives from an overall pattern of diet rather than from the avoidance of particular foods, and there has been a shift in the tone in recent dietary recommendations away from “avoidance” messages to ones that promote healthy eating patterns. The most recent American Heart Association guidelines no longer include a recommendation to limit egg consumption, but recommend the adoption of eating practices associated with good health. Based on the epidemiologic evidence, there is no reason to think that such a healthy eating pattern could not include eggs.
    Potential antifertility agents from plants- a comprehensive review.
    J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Mar 6;140(1):1-32-Authors: Kumar D, Kumar A, Prakash O
    Abstract–ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional medicines are practiced worldwide for regulation fertility since ancient times. This review provides a comprehensive summary of medicinal flora inhabitating throughout the world regarding their traditional usage by various tribes/ethnic groups for fertility regulation in females.
    MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bibliographic investigation was carried out by analyzing classical text books and peer reviewed papers, consulting worldwide accepted scientific databases from the last six decades. Plants/their parts/extracts traditionally used for abortion, contraception, emmenagogue and sterilization purposes have been considered as antifertility agents. Research status of selected potential plant species has been discussed. Further, compounds isolated from plants with attributed fertility regulating potentials are also classified into three categories: (a) phytoconstituents with anti-implantation activity, (b) phytoconstituents with abortifacient activity and (c) phytoconstituents with contraceptive activity.–RESULTS: 577 plant species belonging to 122 families, traditionally used in fertility regulation in females, have been recorded, of which 298 plants have been mentioned as abortifacients (42%), 188 as contraceptives (31%), 149 as emmenagogues (24%), and 17 as sterilizers. Among 122 plant families, fabaceae constitutes 49.2%, asteraceae 40.98%, euphorbiaceae 19.7%, apiaceae 16.4%, poaceae 12.3%, labiateae 11.5%, and others in lesser proportion. Various plant parts used in fertility regulation include leaves (25%), roots (22%), fruits (15%), seeds (12%), stem/stem bark (37%), and flowers (4%). Some active compounds, isolated from about various plant species, have been reported to possess significant antifertility potential. –CONCLUSION: This review clearly indicates that it is time to increase the number of experimental studies to find out novel potential chemical entities from such a vast array of unexploited plants having traditional role in fertility regulation. Also, the mechanisms of action by which plant extracts and their active compounds exert antifertility effects remain to be studied.–PMID: 22245754 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
    Potent Human Toxins Prevalent in Canada’s Freshwaters
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) — Nutrient pollution, one of the greatest threats to our freshwater resources, is responsible for the algal blooms that blanket our lakes and waterways in summer months. Large blooms of cyanobacteria (‘blue green algae’) can cause fish kills, increase the cost of drinking water treatment, devalue shoreline properties, and pose health risks to people, pets, and wildlife. A new paper just published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences shows that microcystin, a toxin produced by cyanobacteria, is present in Canadian lakes in every province.—“Canadians enjoying their summer at the cottage need to know that those green scums of algae washing up on their beach are not only unsightly, but can also be a threat to their health and their children’s health,” says lead author, Diane Orihel, a researcher with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. “It’s time to get serious about cleaning up the nutrients polluting our lakes.”—Microcystins are well-established as potent liver toxins to humans and other mammals, and are classified as possible human carcinogens. “Blue-green algae present a growing health concern for domestic, agricultural and recreational water use in Canada and world-wide,” warns Dr. David Kinniburgh, the Director of the Alberta Centre for Toxicology at the University of Calgary. “The microcystin toxins they produce can cause acute liver failure in humans and may even cause cancer with long-term exposure.”–This study is the first to report on microcystin prevalence at a national scale-data from 246 bodies of water across Canada were collected. The authors determined that water quality was most at risk in lakes with the highest concentrations of nutrients. Nutrient-rich lakes and reservoirs, particularly in central Alberta and southwestern Manitoba, proved to have highest toxin concentrations, though all regions in Canada contained lakes that reached microcystin levels of concern.—-A very important finding-that calls for further research-was the strong association between low nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratios and high microcystin concentrations. The authors recommend whole-ecosystem experiments be performed to understand how changing nutrient inputs to lakes affects microcystins and other cyanobacterial toxins. This information is essential for governments to develop effective management strategies for improving water quality in nutrient-polluted lakes.—“Harmful algae blooms are a growing problem worldwide. The more we look, the more we find,” remarked international water expert Dr. Stephen Carpenter, Director of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Orihel and colleagues help define the conditions when we would expect highly toxic freshwater. These insights make it possible to focus management and research on the highest-risk situations.”——“This study addresses an issue that has important health consequences, but also highlights the importance of both the underlying basic science and monitoring programs essential to determine environmental changes,” says Don Jackson, Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.—
    Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). —Journal Reference-Diane M. Orihel et al. High microcystin concentrations occur only at low nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratios in nutrient-rich Canadian lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 14 August 2012 DOI: 10.1139/f2012-088
    Survival and biofilm formation by Group B streptococci in simulated vaginal fluid at different pHs.
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2012 Mar;101(3):677-82 –Authors: Borges S, Silva J, Teixeira P
    Abstract–The Group B Streptococcus (GBS, Streptococcus agalactiae) is an important cause of neonatal and maternal infection. GBS is a commensal organism of the lower gastrointestinal and vaginal tract. A frequent mode of neonatal infection is vertical transmission from pregnant women to their foetus or neonate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival and biofilm production of 10 GBS strains in simulated vaginal fluid at pH 4.2, 5.5 and 6.5. GBS survived longer at higher pH than at normal vaginal pH[U7]. At pH 4.2, with the exception of two isolates that were recovered up to 48 and 72 h, viable GBS numbers declined below the limit of detection by 24 h. At higher pH, GBS survived between 3 and 15 days. All isolates investigated were biofilm producers but biofilm production was greater in tryptone soy broth compared to simulated vaginal fluid. The quantity of biofilm produced increased with the rise in the pH. This study suggests that high vaginal pH may influence both GBS survival and biofilm production and thus could be a risk factor for GBS infection.–PMID: 22038130 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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    [U1]Sensational nonsense to get people panicked and to get people off a food that has tons of benefits and little if any side effect
    [U2]The Journal of American Collgeg of Nutrition would dispute this claim
    [U3]Funny All the studies that have bee done actually shows that the cholesterol in eggs actuall lowers or is neutral—when it comes to elevating cholesterol—-so then if he actually seen something here –then there was something in then egg that should not have been there in the first place –and that might be what might be causing the issue—and that is a “maybe” at best
    [U4]We have decades of misrepresentation of egg is more like it—funny when eggs were the staple and not soy no one had any issue with heart of cholesterol –when soy was introduced all we have had is Illness from cancers to inflammation and other infections—makes you go hmm
    [U6]found that consumption of up to one egg a day was not related to heart disease or stroke risk—Imagine that NO Relation between the egg or cholesterol damage
    [U7]Being acidic removes it being alkaline increases it
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    Show of the Month August 27 2012
    Electrifying Success in Raising Antioxidant Levels in Sweet Potatoes
    Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth
    GMOs shall not pass borders, Turkish agricultural minister declares
    U-turn on GM in Turkey
    Anti labeling of GMO Supporters
    Electrifying Success in Raising Antioxidant Levels in Sweet Potatoes
    Zapping sweet potatoes with electricity boosts their already-high content of healthful antioxidant levels.
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) — Already ranked by some as number one in nutrition among all vegetables, the traditional sweet potato can be nutritionally supercharged ― literally ― with a simple, inexpensive electric current treatment that increases its content of healthful polyphenols or antioxidants by 60 percent, scientists said at a conference in Philadelphia August 20.—Their report on the first electrical enhancement of sweet potatoes, a dietary staple since prehistoric times, was part of the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. “Many people don’t realize it, but sweet potatoes are one of the world’s most important food crops,” said Kazunori Hironaka, Ph.D., who led the research team.—More than 95 percent of the global sweet potato crop grows in developing countries, where it is the fifth-most important food, and malnutrition is a serious problem,” he said. “Our discovery offers a way to further increase the sweet potato role in relieving hunger and improving nutrition and health.”—Hironaka and colleagues at the University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan, previously discovered that passing an electric current through white potatoes increased the polyphenol levels by 60 percent. Polyphenols are a family of chemical compounds found naturally in fruits and vegetables that may help protect people from diseases and the effects of aging.—The electric current apparently stresses the potatoes, and they produce more polyphenols as a protective measure. The team suspected that the same effect would occur with sweet potatoes, but until now, nobody had tried.–In the new study, Hironaka and colleagues used the same approach, putting sweet potatoes into a salt solution that conducts electricity, and then passing various amounts of electric current through the water and the potatoes for 5 minutes. The best results came with 0.2 amps of current, which increased antioxidant activity in the potatoes by 1.4 times and total polyphenol content by 1.6 times compared to untreated potatoes. He noted that untreated sweet potatoes already are high in antioxidants, with 7 times more polyphenols than other potatoes.—The Center for Science in the Public Interest once ranked the baked sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. With a score of 184, the sweet potato outscored the next-highest vegetable (a baked white potato) by more than 100 points. Points were given for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Points were deducted for fat content (especially saturated fat), sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine.–Hironaka also noted that the electrical zapping seems to have no effect on the flavor, and that steaming is the best method of cooking to retain the most antioxidants. The electrical treatment method is inexpensive and simple enough to be used on small farms or in food distribution centers, he noted.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by American Chemical Society (ACS).
    Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth
    Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday.–Researchers in the United States made the “completely unexpected” finding while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are easy to kill in the lab.–They tested the effects of a type of chemotherapy on tissue collected from men with prostate cancer, and found “evidence of DNA damage” in healthy cells after treatment, the scientists wrote in Nature Medicine.–Chemotherapy works by inhibiting reproduction of fast-dividing cells such as those found in tumours.–The scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B which boosts cancer cell survival.–“The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected,” study co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle told AFP.–The protein was taken up by tumour cells neighbouring the damaged cells.–“WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumour cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy,” said Nelson.–In cancer treatment, tumours often respond well initially, followed by rapid regrowth and then resistance to further chemotherapy.–Rates of tumour cell reproduction have been shown to accelerate between treatments.–“Our results indicate that damage responses in benign cells… may directly contribute to enhanced tumour growth kinetics,” wrote the team.–The researchers said they confirmed their findings with breast and ovarian cancer tumours.–The result paves the way for research into new, improved treatment, said Nelson.–“For example, an antibody to WNT16B, given with chemotherapy, may improve responses (kill more tumour cells),” he said in an email exchange.–“Alternatively, it may be possible to use smaller, less toxic doses of therapy.”–mlr/boc
    GMOs shall not pass borders, Turkish agricultural minister declares
    Ministry of Health recently launched a campaign to promote healthy eating habits. The animated series ‘Organikos’ aim to teach children about fruits and vegetables in an entertaining way.—Turkey will never produce vegetables or plants with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker said at a March 23 meeting with editors from the Anatolian news agency. —“It is forbidden to produce any plants or vegetables in Turkey that have been genetically altered or genetically transferred. This is not happening, has never happened and will never happen,” said Eker, stressing that Turkey had passed a law on bio safety that had been approved by the United Nations General Directorate. —
    Eker explained that despite pressure from various international organizations, Turkey had never imported or produced GMOs, unlike other countries. Furthermore, Turkey has established a bio safety committee to make sure that no imported produce contains any genetically modified organisms. This nine member committee is comprised of individuals from the Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Ministry, as well as the Health and Environment Ministry, in addition to members from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and universities. When looking at a specific product, the committee decides whether or not it poses a safety threat to human safety, animal safety, environmental safety, or any socio-economic risks, said Eker. —Turkey only allows for the import of genetically modified corn and soya used for animal feed, which is then processed by the animal and is in no way harmful to animal or human health, said Eker. It is not used as a food item. —-However, Tarık Nehat Dinç, who runs the Green Peace Turkey campaign against GMOs told the Hürriyet Daily News in a phone interview that the use of genetically modified animal feed still introduces GMOs into agriculture and is risky. He claims that a study conducted in Italy in 2006 showed that one out of four packages of milk from cows that had been consuming genetically modified feed had traces of GMO DNA particles.—“What we want is for the government to make sure that there are labels on milk, eggs, meat and cheese, saying that these products come from animals that have been fed genetically modified feed.” Dinç also said that there were currently 29 GMO agricultural products being examined by the bio safety committee and that if these products are deemed safe they will be allowed into the country for food consumption and used in products like corn syrup and canola oil. —Meanwhile, Eker also said that he found the recent boom in ad campaigns for honey alarming and exaggerated. —“Right now we are conducting serious market research regarding honey and taking samples. If we find any problems, there will be serious penalties,” said Eker. He also stressed that they were keeping close tabs on all the honey advertisements and that within as short a span as ten-days they would be ready to disclose the names of companies that have altered the composition of honey on the ministry’s official web site.
    U-turn on GM in Turkey
    NOTE: This looks like another major victory in Turkey where the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture has already announced that it plans to introduce mandatory labeling for GMO-fed animal products. –Despite the misleading headline, the article below confirms that the Federation of Food and Drink Industry Associations of Turkey (TGDF) has announced that it has withdrawn an application to import 29 different kinds of GMOs for food production in the light of public hostility and the negative reaction of some of its members – see below. TGDF is a major player with around 2,000 trade members. —–
    Turkey’s TGDF demands ministral approval on imports of 29 items of genetically modified products
    Hurriyet Daily News, 21 August 2012
    Turkey’s Food and Beverage Associations Federation (TGDF) has withdrawn applications to import 29 genetically modified (GM) food items due to negative public reaction, according to a press release yesterday.—TGDF has officially withdrawn the applications with a letter to the Food and Agriculture Ministry, it said in the press release.—The ministry had repeatedly said it would not allow imports of GM food. Turkey only imports certain items of GM feed for animals.—-“TGDF has called on those responsible for biological security to put an end to lingering public concerns and confusion, demanded that steps be taken to solve problems deriving from the spread [of GM elements], and withdrawn its applications,” read the statement.—-This was a historic step, according to Tarık Nejat Dinç, the head of Greenpeace’s Mediterranean agriculture team.—“We would like to thank TGDF-member companies such as Sana, Algida, Eti, Nestle, Ülker and Karaköy Güllüoğlu for their prudent attitude,” Dinç said. Looking at the federation’s statement, the letter seeks to reduce problems resulting from the spread of the use of GM products, he said.—-Nadir Güllüoğlu, owner of one of the leading baklava producers in the country, had resigned from TGDF after seeing his brand’s name in a list of companies that demanded the importation of GM products.——Source: Black Sea Grain
    Anti labeling of GMO Supporters
    Here are more companies (to boycott) who put money into blocking the gmo labeling prop 37 ballot.
    MO / 63167
    DC / 20004
    IN / 46268
    NY / 10577
    CA / 91203
    GA / 30313
    NC / 27709
    NE / 68102
    NC / 27709
    MI / 49016
    PA / 17033
    MN / 55912
    DC / 20006
    MA / 02349
    NJ / 07054
    TX / 75204
    MD / 21152
    NY / 14213
    MN / 55391
    IL / 60606
    AZ / 85054
    NC / 27524
    as well as:
    Alexia Foods (ConAgra)
    Bear Naked (Kelloggs)
    Cascadian Farm Organics (General Mills)
    French Meadow Organic Bakery (ConAgra)
    Gardenburger (Kelloggs)
    Honest Tea (Coca Cola)
    Horizon Organic (Dean Foods)
    Izze Sparkling Juice (PepsiCo)
    Kashi (Kelloggs)
    Larabar (General Mills)
    Lightlife (ConAgra)
    MorningStar Farms (Kelloggs)
    Muir Glen Organics (General Mills)
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    Show of the Month August 31 2012
    Heart Calcium Scan Most Effective in Predicting Risk of Heart Disease
    Drink Made from Berry Wine May Provide Tasty Drug for Diabetes
    Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Radiation in Pediatric Cancer Patients
    Breakthrough- Electronic circuits that are integrated with your skin
    After-Birth Abortion- Eugenicists Say Babies are a Parasitic Burden on Society
    Heart Calcium Scan Most Effective in Predicting Risk of Heart Disease
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 21, 2012) — Heart calcium scans are far superior to other assessment tools in predicting the development of cardiovascular disease in individuals currently classified at intermediate risk by their doctors, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.–The test, known as coronary artery calcium (CAC), uses a CT scan to detect calcium build-up in the arteries around the heart. The study findings are presented in the Aug. 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.–Current medical guidelines recommend classifying individuals as high, intermediate or low risk using the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), a cardiovascular risk-prediction model. However, doctors realize that the model isn’t perfect and that the intermediate group actually includes some individuals who could benefit from more aggressive drug therapy, as well as individuals who could be managed solely with lifestyle measures.–“We know how to treat patients at low and high risk for heart disease, but for the estimated 23 million Americans who are at intermediate risk, we still are not certain about the best way to proceed,” said Joseph Yeboah, M.D., assistant professor of cardiology at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author of the study.—The Wake Forest Baptist study, which was funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, evaluated which of the top-tier assessment tools best identified people within the intermediate group who were actually at higher or lower risk. Determining the relative improvements in prediction afforded by various tests, especially when used in conjunction with the FRS, could help identify intermediate-risk people who may benefit from more aggressive primary prevention interventions, including the use of aspirin and the setting of lower targets for drug treatment of LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, Yeboah said.—Using data from the NHLBI’s Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) study, the researchers did a head-to-head comparison of six top assessment tests for cardiovascular risk prediction in intermediate-risk people: CAC score, ankle-brachial index, brachial flow mediated dilation, carotid intima-media thickness, high sensitivity C-reactive protein and family history of heart disease.—Of the 6,814 total MESA participants from six communities across the country, 1,330 were considered at intermediate risk and were included in this study. The researchers determined that the CAC score proved the best in predicting which among the intermediate-risk people would go on to have heart disease in the ensuing 7.5 years (average) of follow-up observation.—“If we want to concentrate our attention on the subset of intermediate-risk patients who are at the highest risk for cardiovascular disease, CAC is clearly the best tool we have in our arsenal to identify them. However, we have to look at other factors such as costs and risks associated with radiation exposure from a CT scan before deciding if everyone in the intermediate group should be screened,” Yeboah said.
    Additional research is needed to explore the costs, benefits and risks of widespread use of CAC screening in people at risk of heart disease, he said.—The study’s co-authors are: Robyn L. McClelland, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle; Tamar S. Polonsky, M.D., University of Chicago; Gregory L. Burke, M.D., Jeffery J. Carr, M.D., and David M. Herrington, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist; Christopher T. Sibley, M.D., National Institutes of Health; Daniel O’Leary, M.D., Tufts Medical Center; David C. Goff Jr., M.D., Ph.D., University of Colorado; and Philip Greenland, M.D., Northwestern University.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, via Newswise.
    Drink Made from Berry Wine May Provide Tasty Drug for Diabetes
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) — In evaluating the bioactive compounds of Illinois blueberry and blackberry wines, University of Illinois scientists have found compounds that inhibit enzymes responsible for carbohydrate absorption and assimilation. And that could mean a tasty way to help people with diabetes decrease their blood sugar. “We’re thinking about a dealcoholized fermented fruit beverage that would optimize the inhibition of the alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase enzymes and also make use of the wines’ other healthful bioactive components,” said Elvira de Mejia, a U of I professor of food chemistry and food toxicology.–Graduate student Michelle Johnson evaluated the nutritional value of 19 Illinois wines, deciding on a blueberry-blackberry blend for maximum effectiveness.–In the in vitro study, the scientists compared the anti-carb effects of the alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase enzymes with acarbose, an anti-diabetes drug. The carb-degrading enzymes were inhibited in a range of 91.8 percent for alpha-amylase compared to acarbose and 103.2 percent for alpha-glucosidase compared to acarbose, de Mejia said.—The study is the first to assess the effect of berry fermentation at different temperatures on these carb-inhibiting enzymes. At both room and cold (4ºC) temperatures, berry wine retained the ability to degrade the enzymes, she said.—In a second study, Johnson quantified the antioxidant, polyphenol, and anthocyanin content of blueberry and blackberry wines. Her proposed blend contains an abundance of these bioactive compounds, which add to its healthful properties.—The researchers are particularly interested in the ability of anthocyanins to reduce inflammation, which contributes to the development of many chronic illnesses, including cancer, metabolic disease, and cardiovascular disease. To that end, they are experimenting with the berries’ effects on inflammatory cells, and they have found that anthocyanins reduce markers associated with the inflammatory response.—“Preliminary studies have indicated that anthocyanins may have a positive effect on cognition and overall brain health while protecting against some of the effects of aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. These berries have some very intriguing components,” de Mejia said.—A food chemist, de Mejia would like to remove the alcohol from the wines, leaving the carb-degrading enzyme compounds, the inflammation-fighting anthocyanins, and other beneficial bioactive components in a functional and flavorful drink for diabetics and others.–The bioactive ingredients could also be added to any prepared beverage to give it color, flavor, and nutritional punch, making them useful to the food industry, she said.—Studies detailing this research were published in a recent issue of the Journal of Food Science, with Michelle H. Johnson of the U of I’s Division of Nutritional Sciences as co-author, and in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry with the U of I’s Michelle H. Johnson, Anita Lucius, and Tessa Mayer as co-authors.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.
    Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Radiation in Pediatric Cancer Patients
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 21, 2012) — For many pediatric cancer patients, total body irradiation (TBI) is a necessary part of treatment during bone marrow transplant- it’s a key component of long term survival. But lengthened survival creates the ability to notice long term effects of radiation as these youngest cancer patients age. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer details these late effects of radiation.—“These kids basically lie on a table and truly do get radiation from head to toe. There is a little blocking of the lungs, but nothing of, for example, the brain or the kidneys,” says Jean Mulcahy-Levy, MD, research fellow at the CU Cancer Center and the paper’s first author.—Of 15 patients who received TBI before age 3, many developed endocrine and metabolic problems including testicular malfunction (78 percent), restrictive pulmonary disease due to high levels of blood triglycerides (74 percent), and cataracts (78 percent). Likewise, 90 percent of patients showed abnormally low levels of growth hormone, and 71 percent were considerably under height. Additional late effects of TBI included kidney, liver, skeletal and cardiac malfunction — and three of four patients whose IQ had been tested before TBI showed cognitive decline.—“Fifteen doesn’t seem like a large number, but because we have such a good pediatric bone marrow transplant program here at Children’s Hospital Colorado and radiation therapy program at the CU Cancer Center, we were able to get a large enough cohort of patients to see these overall effects,” Mulcahy-Levy says.—The study supports the recommendations of the Children’s Oncology Group for long term follow up care for children receiving TBI ( Specifically, Mulcahy-Levy hopes that increasing awareness of likely effects will help patients and their doctors screen for, detect, and correct likely effects of TBI.—“It’s not so much that you want to stop TBI, which is frequently a necessary part of treatment, but this study shows it’s important know about these problems in order to address them appropriately and proactively,” Mulcahy-Levy says.—Story Source–The above story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Colorado Denver. The original article was written by Garth Sundem.
    Breakthrough- Electronic circuits that are integrated with your skin
    A team of engineers today announced a discovery that could change the world of electronics forever. Called an “epidermal electronic system” (EES), it’s basically an electronic circuit mounted on your skin, designed to stretch, flex, and twist — and to take input from the movements of your body.—EES is a leap forward for wearable technologies, and has potential applications ranging from medical diagnostics to video game control and accelerated wound-healing. Engineers John Rogers and Todd Coleman, who worked on the discovery, tell io9 it’s a huge step towards erasing the divide that separates machine and human. —Coleman and Rogers say they developed EES to forego the hard and rigid electronic “wafer” format of traditional electronics in favor of a softer, more dynamic platform.—To accomplish this, their team brought together scientists from several labs to develop “filamentary serpentine” (threadlike and squiggly) circuitry. When this circuitry is mounted on a thin, rubber substrate with elastic properties similar to skin, the result is a flexible patch that can bend and twist, or expand and contract, all without affecting electronic performance.–This video demonstrates the resilience of the EES patch, and how easily it can be applied. The patch (comprised of the circuitry and rubber substrate) is first mounted on a thin sheet of water-soluble plastic, then applied to the skin with water like a temporary tattoo.—How Will We Wear Our Second Skin? So what can an EES really do for us? The short answer is: a lot. In the paper describing their new technology, published in this week’s issue of Science, the researchers illustrated the adaptability of their concept by demonstrating functionality in a wide array of electronic components, including biometric sensors, LEDs, transistors, radio frequency capacitors, wireless antennas, and even conductive coils and solar cells for power.[U1]
    We asked Rogers what he thought were the most promising applications for the new technology. He said medicine was the most compelling:–Our paper demonstrates our ability to monitor ECG (as a monitor of heart disease and metabolism), EMG (as a measure of, among other things, gait during walking) and EEG (as a measure of cognitive state and awareness).–We have also shown that these same devices can stimulate muscle tissue to induce contractions. [U2]When combined with sensing/monitoring, such modes of use could be valuable in physical rehabilitation. We also have interest in sleep monitoring (for sleep apnea), and neo-natal care (monitoring premature babies, in particular).—According to Rogers, the electronic skin has already been shown to monitor patients’ health measurements as effectively as conventional state-of-the-art electrodes that require bulky pads, straps, and irritating adhesive gels. “The fidelity of the measurement is equal to the best existing technology that is out there today, but in a very unique skin-like form,” he explained.
    What’s more, the electronic skin’s unique properties allow it to do things that existing biometric sensors simply can’t touch. Todd Coleman, who co-led the project with Rogers, told io9 how an EES could be applied to a person’s throat to serve as a communication aid:–Within the realm of biomedical applications, one can imagine providing benefits to patients with muscular or neurological disorders like ALS. For example, in the Science article, our research group used the device…to control a computer strategy game with muscles in the throat by speaking the commands.–In principle, the same function could have been achieved by simply mouthing commands rather than speaking them out loud. As such, this capability could be provided to ALS patients so that they could “speak” through an epidermal electronics system that is un-noticeable to them, and invisible to other observers.
    Eroding the Distinction Between Machine and Human
    Outside the context of biomedicine, the EES’s inconspicuous nature opens up a whole world of possibilities. The patches are already barely noticeable, but when mounted directly onto a temporary tattoo, for example, any evidence of electronic circuitry disappears. Coleman said:—[This technology] provides a huge conceptual advance in wedding the biological world to the cyber world in a manner that is very natural. In some sense, the boundary between the electronics world and the biological world is becoming increasingly amorphous. The ramifications of this are mind-blowing, to say the least.[U3] I envision endless applications that extend beyond biomedical applications. For example, we could use the exact same technology – and specifically its discrete tattoo-like appearance – to perform covert military operations where an agent could communicate to the command station with these electric signals without ever speaking a word.–Coleman’s statement touches on what is perhaps this most important thing about today’s announcement, namely the precedent it sets for future technologies that aim to combine the organismal with the synthetic.[U4]–“The blurring of electronics and biology is really the key point here,” said Northwestern University’s Yonggang Huang, with whom Rogers and Coleman collaborated. “All established forms of electronics are hard, rigid. Biology is soft, elastic. It’s two different worlds. This is a way to truly integrate them.”–Looking to the future, Rogers echoes his colleague’s sentiments. Describing what he envisions for his research group in the coming years, he said-We would like to expand the functionality such that the devices not only seamlessly integrate with the human body in a mechanical sense, but that they also communicate and interact with the tissue in modes that go beyond electrons and photons (the ‘currency’ of semiconductor device technologies), to the level of fluids and biomolecules (i.e. the ‘currency’ of biology). We are hoping, in this way, to blur the distinction between electronics and the human body, in ways that can advance human health.
    After-Birth Abortion- Eugenicists Say Babies are a Parasitic Burden on Society
    According to Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, “after-birth abortion” is proposed as a form of “contraception” that would allow babies to be killed after they are born.
    In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics—“[W]hen circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible. … [W]e propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide,’ to emphasize that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus … rather than to that of a child.—Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk.”–Giubilini and Minerva believe that infants are a “threat” to parents because of their financial burden to their parents and that this justifies the murder of new-born babies.–In the Senate, Joe Pitts and Chris Smith spoke out against this ideology. Smith explains: “Giubilini and Minerva say the devaluation of new-born babies is inextricably linked to the devaluation of unborn children.”—Ann Furedi of the British Pregnancy Advisory Board stated that it was of no consequence to define the point when a fetus is subject to legal limitation with regard to abortion rights.–Giubilini and Minerva agree with this summation by stating that “merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life. [U5]Indeed, many humans are not considered subjects of a right to life,” such as “spare embryos where research on embryo stem cells is permitted” or “fetuses where abortion is permitted—By defining personhood as being established “some time” after birth, Giubilini and Minerva assert that a fetus has no claim to personhood, and therefore no right to life.—They write that:
    “n order for a harm to occur, it is necessary that someone is in the condition of experiencing that harm. If a potential person, like a fetus and a newborn, does not become an actual person, like you and us, then there is neither an actual nor a future person who can be harmed, which means that there is no harm at all. … In these cases, since non-persons have no moral rights to life, there are no reasons for banning after-birth abortions. … Indeed, however weak the interests of actual people can be, they will always trump the alleged interest of potential people to become actual ones, because this latter interest amounts to zero.”—Giubilini and Minerva support previous arguments for infanticide regardless of whether or not the baby were given a short lifespan due to a medical prognosis.–Simply by being born the baby is regarded as an “unbearable burden on someone, then people should be given the chance of not being forced to do something they cannot afford.”–Parents, relatives and even society should be enabled to force a mother to submit her child to infanticide because of the benefits that one less person would bring to our world.—Giubilini and Minerva state that infants are dependent on parents just as fetuses are parasites to the mother’s body. And since no one can ensure that this person will not die prematurely in the future, the investment of resources, time and emotional support cannot be assumed to be a right of the infant.[U6]—During pregnancy, the development of the fetus can reveal defects that can legally warrant a partial-birth abortion. Giubilini and Minerva argue that this fact can be extended to after birth because a defective baby can be an “economical, social or psychological” burden because of the energy needed to care for the child.—They say that “people should be given the chance of not being forced to do something they cannot afford.”—The prevention of right to life for infants has another supporter in a study published by the Archives of General Psychiatry (AGP) that asserted pre-mature babies are at an increased risk for bipolar disorder, depression and a wide range of psychosis that would render them a danger to themselves and others later in life.–Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of a SANE, a mental health charity, stated: “We already knew that premature birth may be linked to schizophrenia, but to see evidence linking it to a range of psychiatric conditions which required hospitalization is striking.”–While Giubilini and Minerva use eugenics agendas to coerce the public into believing that society would be better off without certain “burdensome” infants, an outright attack on fertility is taking place.–Dr. Martin Matzuk , professor of molecular biology, molecular and human genetics, and pharmacology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), is working on a birth-control pill for men that blocks the proteins essential for sperm production – rendering men “voluntarily” infertile.—The BCM has a long history of working to expanding the eugenics agenda with the use of genetic technologies; including collaboration with the German Nazis and their march toward using genetics to create a “better human race”. By looking for “justice as fairness” with the ethical practice of genetics and eugenics concerning applied science and social constructs.–The advantage of eugenics ideology in genetic technology is viewed as “the greatest benefit of individuals with the least advantages.” And so by subverting the fact of eugenics in genetic advances will alleviate prejudice and make sure that the eugenics agenda is devoid of negative perceptions so that the genetically disadvantaged could be touted as the beneficiaries of eugenic applications in genetic technologies.–Last month, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) hosted The London Family Planning Summit (LFPS) where the BMGF secured funding for depopulation efforts in Africa, India and the Southeast Asian region.—Melinda Gates believes that if she can prevent 40% of people who would otherwise have been born, she could justify her family planning scheme to make women healthier who’s “families are more successful and their communities are more prosperous.”
    Simply put: the BMGF has classified “unwanted” pregnancies as justification for killing people and they are focusing on eventually eliminating this number to reduce the world’s population. Africa, a big focus for the BMGF is being targeted along with Muslim nations.—In this propaganda cartoon, the depiction of brown and black women as disfigured potatoes having much more fun because they have fewer children is not only offensive, but telling of how these global Elite view the people they purport to be “saving”.—By preventing births, the film says that 600,000 people would not be born. Contraception as a first step in the global Elite’s plan to depopulation by appearing to help save lives of women could be quite effective.
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    [U1]Can you imagine wireless antennae in your head through a tech going on the head!!!! Do I hear Mind Wipe
    [U2]Pinnochio with a string—or strands internally for something like this to work
    [U3]We are going to assimilate you–
    [U4]Your Assimilated
    [U5]Now it is going to be about status –wealth—or influence—if your poor —your done—this will give reasonable excuse to eliminate a particular populace in order to satisfy the need for this type of blood and to offer new genetic material for exploitation
    [U6]Someone else trying to be God here eh—seems to me there is a need for blood of the fetus or the blood of the infants—to feed an insatiable appetite for death—of the human race