GMO deception

Americans are Uninformed AND Misinformed on GMOs

In the US, not only was the Pusztai story barely mentioned by the media, but Project Censored (which compiles an annual list of news stories of social significance that have been overlooked by the country’s major national news media) described it as one of the ten most underreported events of the year. Indeed, the US mainstream media has been consistently close-lipped about the enormous health risks of GM foods. The US media failed to cover the preliminary study from the Russian National Academy of Sciences, for example, that showed that more than half the offspring of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks (compared to 9% from mothers fed natural soy). They also neglected to report that the only human GM feeding study ever published showed that the foreign genes inserted into GM food crops can transfer into the DNA of our gut bacteria. This means that long after we stop eating GM corn chips, our intestinal flora might continue to manufacture the “Bt” pesticide that the GM corn plants are engineered to produce. Americans were also not told about the estimated 10,000 sheep that died within 5-7 days of grazing on GM cotton plants—also designed to produce this Bt-toxin.

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/utility/showArticle/?objectID=166

Extracted Wisdom teeth – store them for stem cell bank

One day you may harvest your extracted wisdom teeth for your personal stem cell bank. Researchers in Japan have successfully made stem cells from wisdom teeth, creating an alternative source of pluripotent cells for research and treatment of diseases.

Pluripotent cells are undifferentiated cells that carry your personal genetic code. Extracted wisdom teeth if banked properly could be used later in your life to make various body tissues.  Because these cells are grown from your own cells chance of reaction and rejection is greatly  reduced. This technique would silence the ethics issues around using embryonic stem cells.

Scientists at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology cells from teeth frozen for three years after being removed from a 10 year old girl. Last year, Japan announced it would be spending 10 billion yen, over 90 million US dollars, on stem cell research in the next 5 years.

Dentistry.co.uk recently reported on the use of baby teeth as a source of stem cells by UK company BioEden.

http://www.dentistry.co.uk/news/news_detail.php?id=1442

Parasites and human behavior

Half of the world’s human population is infected with Toxoplasma gondii, parasites in the body—and the brain. Commonly found in cats intestines; it sheds eggs that are picked up by rats which forms cysts in the bodies of the intermediate rat hosts, including in the brain.
This parasite coexhists with the rat.

Oxford scientists have discovered that this parasite alters the  minds of the infected rats so they will be attracted to cat urine instead of avoiding it as a normal rat would do. The parasite alters the mind (and thus the behavior) of the rat for its own benefit.

What effect might Toxoplasma have on human mind/ behavior?

Dr. E. Fuller Torrey (Associate Director for Laboratory Research at the Stanley Medical Research Institute) noticed links between Toxoplasma and schizophrenia in human beings, approximately three billion of whom are infected with T. gondii:

* Toxoplasma infection is associated with damage to astrocytes, glial cells which surround and support neurons. Schizophrenia is also associated with damage to astrocytes.

* Pregnant women with high levels of antibodies to Toxoplasma are more likely to give birth to children who will develop schizophrenia.


Mind Control by Parasites By Bill Christensen

http://www.livescience.com/technology/060210_technovelgy.html

Increase Calmness with organic foods

The following foods will help increase your calmness provided your are not sensitive to them.

Chew foods to liquid before swallowing and focus on how it is healing and building our body and nervous system to calmness and health

All berries – sweet, refreshing. Berries are a good source of vitamin C and its sugars are released slowly so it wwill not have any challenged with blood sugar.
Before a stressful presentation or discussion or interview have a cup of tea or drink high in vitamin C. –

Avocados high in B and mushrooms vitaminsdecreases stress, calms your nerves and lets you think more clearly and feel calmer.

Almonds, walnuts and pecans have vitamin E and zinc increase brain functioning. A drink of 2 tablespoons of ground raw almonds and 1 tablespoon of Blue agave in glass of water will calm your nerves and increase brain functioning.

Whole grains like oats groat tea, rice barley gruel
Greens: Cucumber, celery, lettuce

Fruits like the mulberries, lemons, schisandra berries

Spices: dill and basel

Herbs/teas: chamomile, catnip, valerian

Animal products organic cow and goat milk and clarified butter (ghee)
Dark chocolate.is rich in antioxidant and raise your endorphine levels which will make you feel better and more alert. Get fair trade organic dark chocolate that contain contains 70 percent cocoa.

Chlorophyll/seaweeds: celery are high in magnesium calcium and other minerals needed to calm and nourish the nerves and aid calmness.

How wholesome whole food should look-check out this video.

Just look at the life in the food in video! Organic food can improve your health. Watch this video with your family and in classes. Good Food by La Vida Locavore http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_13984.cfm

Memory loss linked to sleep apnea

“The findings, from brain scan studies conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, show for the first time that sleep apnea is associated with tissue loss in brain regions that store memory…
“Our findings demonstrate that impaired breathing during sleep can lead to a serious brain injury that disrupts memory and thinking,” said principal investigator Ronald Harper, professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A.

-Excerpted from By Tara Parker Common Sleep Problem Linked With Memory Loss June 22, 2008

http://www.bri.ucla.edu/bri_weekly/news_080622.asp

The mind directs body's energy flow

Where Our Mind Goes, So Goes Our Energy.

Relax – Feel Good. The communication between mind and body is a relationship worth cultivating.

Our mind can help calm and relax us, or it can encourage the flow of the body’s energy toward illness and death.

Relax – Feel good – Take the stress out and decrease illness and weight.

Stress taxes the nervous system and increases stress hormones: adrenaline, cortisol and other stress-related hormones. Long-held negative emotions: grief, anger, sense of neglect, abandonment and worry can make a person sick physically and emotionally.

Where Our Mind Goes, So Goes Our Energy.

Our mind can help our healing and relax us, or it can seed our path to illness and death.

Let us try this exercise to discover the power of the mind.

Step 1. Sit in a chair and let your hands drop to your sides. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax.

Step 2. Visualize a bucket of very warm water by your stronger hand.

Imagine you are putting your hand in this bucket of very warm water.

Let your stronger hand slip into the heated water.

Bring back a time when you had your hands in very warm water, water that is hot enough to turn your hand pink, but not so hot it burns you.

When you have made your hand as hot as you can without burning it.

Take it out and let it rest on your lap where it will stay hot until you have activated your other hand.

Step 3. Now feel your weaker hand and plunge your hand into very cold water, water that has ice floating in it.

Remember a time when you were using your hand to reach something in the back of a freezer. Let your hand get very, very cold without causing frostbite.

Feel the change in how your hand feels, like tingling or a sense of a glove over your hand.
Take your hand out of the icy water and allow your two hands to touch each other.

Do you feel a difference between the two?

now allow your hands to lightly touch each other. Feel the difference in the two hands.

Now take your hands and place then over an area of your body that is tight or in dis ease. Relax your breathing and allow the energy from your hands to flow through the area of your body that was not feeling comfortable.

When you practice this exercise daily you can use it to help yourself feel more in harmony and can relieve the stress in that part of your body.

With dedicated practice this exercise can be used to decrease stress and pain. It can help, along with diet, exercise and sleep, to help you to help yourself to better health feel better and better.

For more simple steps to relax and be happy, visit our exercise section above.

© 2008 Mary Wolken All rights reserved.

GM foods and animals get protection. We get less.

“International Guidelines Will Promote “Food Safety” of Plant and Animal Biotech Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, July 04, 2008) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization congratulates the Codex Alimentarius Commission for approving key guidelines to further promote the safety of products from agricultural plant and animal biotechnology. The Codex Commission took final action today at its 31st session in Geneva, Switzerland.

(These crops and animals have not been proved safe for human consumption. There are no quality nonbiased research studies of any duration that have been done to ensure human health long term .-editor’s notes)


The Codex Alimentarius Commission and its member countries approved

  • the Annex on Food Safety Assessment in Situations of Low-Level Presence of Recombinant-DNA Plant Material in Food (LLP Annex),
  • the Annex on Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant DNA-Plants Modified for Nutritional or Health Benefits, and
  • the Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Animals.

“BIO and its members applaud the U.S. government and other governments around the world for moving these science-based guidelines to adoption by Codex.

“Adoption of the guidelines for risk assessment of the safety of foods derived from genetically engineered (GE) animals represents a policy breakthrough in the area of animal biotechnology. Codex standards are recognized as international benchmarks and act as models for governments in the establishment of their own food safety policies.(Chock!-editor’s note)
“Approval of the guidelines can now pave the way for the United States and other countries to develop science-based regulatory processes to govern the use of GE animals. GE animals are being developed to advance human and animal health, enhance food production, mitigate environmental impact and provide for high-tech industrial products. (Maybe we should give them sainthood!-editor’s comment)

Codex, which comprises about 165 countries worldwide, is a scientific body that develops the international standards for food safety aimed at protecting public health and promoting fair trade practices.
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http://www.bio.org/news/newsitem.asp?id=2008_0704_02

Bike to improve brain power and…

All sectors of society should follow the example of a few of our colleges.

To easy limited space for parking, Emory, Duke, Washington, Northern Illinois University and Illinois State University are setting the bar high for going green and decreasing their carbon footprint through biking.

Emory is selling discounted bicycles to students and faculty, adding bike lanes to campus roads and stocking bikes that can be borrowed for free. The university is pushing its $250,000 “Bike Emory” initiative, launched a year ago, in hopes of convincing students and faculty that the eco-friendly bikes aare the way to help and save money too.

Ripon College is giving away $300 bikes to freshmen who leave their cars at home.

Emory started a bike-share program a couple of months ago. It has just 20 bikes now, but that will double by this fall.

At Duke University in Durham, N.C. received $200,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation for the pilot program, the bike-share program.  It began in 2007 and had a waiting list for bikes share program, because all 100 bikes were checked out within just a few weeks. This year Duke will spend $24,000 each year on the program. The goal is to have 5,000 active cyclists each day

Adapted from Colleges peddle bikes to car-loving students- DORIE TURNER, Associated Press Writer

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080810/ap_on_re_us/colleges_bikes