HEALTH

How The TPPA Could Lead To More Global Trade Of GMOs

The massive Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade deal could require some countries to accept more genetically engineered crops. The TPP is the largest free trade agreement in history, and while not yet approved by Congress, includes the U.S. and 11 other countries along the Pacific Ocean.

Here’s how genetically engineered crops figure into the equation: The agreement enhances standards for how countries can challenge imports
READ MORE: http://kbia.org/post/how-tpp-could-lead-more-global-trade-gmos

Monsanto asks the WHO, and California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, not to list glyphosate as a carcinogen

Glyphosate is the key ingredient in Monsanto’s branded Roundup line of herbicides, as well as hundreds of other products, but many scientific studies have raised questions about the health impacts of glyphosate and consumer and medical groups have expressed worries about glyphosate residues in food.
READ MORE: https://gmandchemicalindustry9.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/monsanto-has-ask...

Big Pharma is Synthesizing Cannabis to Make a Patent-able Pill and It’s Killing People

We could just use natural cannabis that is non lethal but the criminals in government and industry just wont allow it.

Throughout the bodies of every human on the planet is a physiological system that plays a crucial role in establishing and maintaining human health. The endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS), discovered by scientists unafraid of studying marijuana, is made of endocannabinoids and their receptors which are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.
READ MORE: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/big-pharma-synthesizing-cannabis-patent...

Largest ever longitudinal twin study of adolescent cannabis use finds no relationship between heavy use and IQ decline

Marijuana is used more than any other recreational drug, with recent trends toward greater social and legal acceptance in some regions. Concerns remain, however, about a possible causal relationship suggested in scientific studies between marijuana use and decline in IQ, particularly among adolescent users. Other analyses have found no or inconclusive evidence for a link between IQ decline and marijuana use. However, most prior research, regardless of conclusion, has suffered from small participant cohorts, absence of pre-use data, potential influence of confounding effects, or some combination of these factors.
READ MORE: http://news.meta.com/2016/01/18/twinsstudy/

EPA Finally Admits What Has Been Killing Bees For Decades

In a report released this week, the federal government has finally admitted neonicotinoids are to blame for the catastrophic bee deaths that have occurred over the last several years. The findings are part of the first scientific risk assessment to be done on the controversial insecticides and their effect on bee colonies.

The report confirms what environmentalists and beekeepers have implored for years: neonicotinoids weaken, disorient and kill honeybees.
READ MORE: http://collectivelyconscious.net/articles/epa-finally-admits-what-has-be...

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most psychedelic city.

For the past 15 years, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine program co-founded by Richards has dosed hundreds of people with a variety of psychedelic drugs. Richards, who specializes in the psychology of religion, sees the “sacred molecules” in such chemicals as nothing more than keys to what is already in the brain.
READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/10/baltimore-psychologist-pi...

Psychotropic Drugs, Are They Safe? Fourteen Lies That Our Psychiatry Professors in Medical School Taught Us

“The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs”

False. Actually the FDA only reviews studies that were designed, administered, secretly performed and paid for by the multinational profit-driven drug companies. The studies are frequently farmed out by the pharmaceutical companies by well-paid research firms, in whose interest it is to find positive results for their corporate employers. Unsurprisingly, such research policies virtually guarantee fraudulent results.
READ MORE: http://www.globalresearch.ca/psychotropic-drugs-are-they-safe-fourteen-l...

End the War on Cannabis in 2016 Peter Dunne

How mad is it that the president of the New Zealand Police Association can walk around a cannabis store in America and inspect legal marijuana asking questions about the business and then joke with the guys in the store about not coming to New Zealand because marijuana is not legal there YET? The war on drugs is a disaster and crime against humanity.

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New Zealand Men Have a Thug Mindset Problem, Not an Alcohol Induced Violence Problem

Male macho culture in New Zealand is a sad parody of itself. The whole "I gotta be staunch as fuck and intimidating" bullshit that 96% of male buffoons in this country subscribe too is disturbing and depressing to watch. Many NZ men look like a bunch of wild apes waddling around with watermelons under their tattooed armpits while grunting and baring their teeth at each other. It is especially evident in the city on a Friday or Saturday night when they are prowling around drunk trying to impress or force themselves upon women.

An anthropologist says Kiwis and Aussies who blame booze for their violence should instead point the finger at our macho culture.
READ MORE: http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/social-issues-current-affairs/...

E-cigarette rule hurting NZ's poorest

The problem the government faces over E-cigarette nicotine liquid regulation is essentially a money over people problem. If the government eased regulation of nicotine E-liquid then the floodgates are open for smokers to quit their massively expensive tobacco addiction that reaps the government massive tax revenue and manage their addiction in an affordable way that many believe is a healthier option than smoking. This is financially good for the smokers but a threat to the governments financial books. This is especially a problem for the current John Key lead National government that has presided over 8 years of budget deficits and record debt and an economy that has been artificially propped up by natural disaster and an increasingly unstable dairying industry. National is all about profit over people. It will be interesting to see what happens here.

From Radio NZ: Some tobacco researchers are urging the removal of restrictions on purchasing e-cigarettes containing nicotine.

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