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NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – America’s Doctors Kill Themselves At Unprecedented Rates – 10 April 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) According to a 2005 article in the medical journal JAMA, male doctors are 70 percent more likely to kill themselves than other male professionals. Female doctors are an astonishing 250 to 400 percent more likely to take their lives than their non-doctor counterparts.

Why do U.S. doctors kill themselves at such an astonishingly high rate? While no one cause is obviously to blame, concerned observers are increasingly pointing the finger at a medical system that, from day one, fails to support or actively undermines students and doctors who may be struggling with mental illness. Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Nobody Wants Or Needs GM Potatoes, So Why Is Big Biotech Intent On Pushing It? – 9 April 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) In November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted approval to biotech company Simplot’s “Innate” variety of genetically modified (GM) potatoes. Yet in response to campaigns by GMO critics, both Frito-Lay and McDonald’s have pledged not to use GM potatoes.

“McDonald’s USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practice,” a company spokesperson said.

“This GM potato appears to be yet another GMO white elephant,” wrote Claire Robinson on the website GMWatch. “Not only does nobody want to buy it… but nobody needs it either.” Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Roundup Hars Human Endocrine System At Levels Allowed In Drinking Water, Study Shows – 6 April 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) The blockbuster herbicide Roundup causes damage to the human endocrine system at levels that people could easily — and legally — be exposed to, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Flinders University in Australia. The researchers found that, in a laboratory study, Roundup killed cells responsible for producing progesterone in women, leading to a drop in levels of that hormone. The effects were seen at Roundup levels currently permitted in Australian drinking water, which 1 mg/L. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water limit for glyphosate is 0.7 mg/L; however, that does not take into account the other ingredients of Roundup.

Notably, the researchers found that Roundup was even more toxic than its active ingredient (glyphosate) alone, suggesting that other ingredients in Roundup work synergistically with glyphosate and pointing to a problem with current chemical regulatory frameworks.
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NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Malawian Civil Societies Oppose Monsanto’s Push For GM Cotton Release – 13 July 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) In a press release issued on July 4 by the organization Commons for EcoJustice, 19 separate civil society organizations and an organic vegetable farmers group have called on the government of Malawi to reject Monsanto’s application to commercially plant genetically modified (GM) cotton.

The list of supporting organizations includes farmers groups, organic groups, faith-based organizations, nongovernmental organizations and media outlets. Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Glyphosate Decreases Yield, Seedling Quality Of Roundup Ready Soybeans; Increases Rate Of Fungal Disease – 11 July 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) The blockbuster herbicide glyphosate (marketed as Roundup) causes toxic effects even to plants supposedly engineered to resist it, according to a study conducted by Brazilian researchers and published in the journal Planta Daninha. The researchers found that use of glyphosate on Roundup Ready soybeans led to an increase in fungal infections and to lower crop yields.

The study offers another blow to herbicide-resistant crops, which are increasingly coming under fire for promoting increased use of toxic chemicals without actually benefiting farmers through increased crop yields. Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Technology Breakthrough Creates Jet Fuel Out Of Thin Air Using Solar Power – 10 May 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) European researchers have overcome one of the first barriers standing in the way of being able to produce jet fuel from nothing more than sunlight, water and the carbon dioxide found in air.

The successful trial was conducted by researchers from oil company Royal Dutch Shell, the German think-tank Bauhaus Luftfahrt and the EU-backed Solar-Jet project.

“This technology means we might one day produce cleaner and plentiful fuel for planes, cars and other forms of transport,” said Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, European commissioner for research, innovation and science. “This could greatly increase energy security and turn one of the main greenhouse gases responsible for global warming into a useful resource.” Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Colonizing Mars Necessary To Save Human Species From Destruction, Says NASA Chief – 4 May 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) Humans must colonize Mars to ensure our survival as a species, said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at the opening of the Humans 2 Mars Summit at George Washington University.

Bolden was speaking in support of the space agency’s plans to develop a new Orion crew capsule and Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, continue research at the International Space Station, land a human crew on an asteroid in the mid-2020s and land humans on Mars by the mid-2030s. NASA’s plan to land humans on Mars consists of several steps, including “lassoing” an asteroid into the Moon’s orbit by 2015, learning to grow plants in space, and adapting 3D printers to produce repair parts for space shuttles. Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Open Source Seed Initiative Aims To Keep Seeds Free From Patents – 30 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) In a public ceremony on April 16, a coalition of farmers, scientists and sustainable food advocates launched the Open Source Seed Pledge, a parallel licensing system designed to keep seeds in the hands of the public and prevent them from being patented by private interests.

Plant researchers released the seeds of 29 new varieties of broccoli, celery, kale, quinoa and other vegetables and grains under the pledge in a ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Retractions Of Dishonest Scientific Papers Rose 1,900% In Nine Years – 22 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) In the first decade of the 21st century, retractions of papers published by medical journals went up 19 fold, although the number of manuscripts being published only increased 44 percent. The reasons behind this surge in evidence of scientific falsification were examined in a recent editorial in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (the Red Journal), published in October 2013.

“One of the greatest, and sadly all too common, challenges facing a contemporary medical journal editor is the adjudication of ethical integrity issues,” Editor-in-Chief Anthony L. Zietman wrote. “I had originally presumed that this would be just an occasional role, but it transpires that these problems are quite widespread, ranging from unconscious and unwitting naivete to the conscious and willful betrayal of scientific trust.” Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Monsanto Pressures Sri Lanka To Reverse Ban On Herbicide Believed To Be Causing Widespread Kidney Disease – 20 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) Monsanto has successfully pressured the government of Sri Lanka to back off from banning its signature chemical glyphosate, commonly known by the trade name Roundup. The Sri Lankan government had moved to ban glyphosate following findings that linked it to an epidemic of kidney failure that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers.

For years, a rare kidney disease has been devastating farm workers in Central America, Sri Lanka and India. The cause of the disease remains unknown, although scientists have suggested that a combination of chronic dehydration (due to hard labor in tropical climates) and exposure to toxic chemicals may be to blame. Continue reading