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Breakthroughs: Sri Lanka’s Newly Elected President Bans Glyphosate
Tags: Activism Big Corp Empowerment GMO food

Christina Sarich, Natural Society
Waking Times

As glyphosate spikes deadly chronic kidney disease 5-fold

As the US government comes up with ever more creative stall tactics, Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, has announced that the import of Monsanto’s favorite killing-tool, glyphosate, will no longer be allowed in the country.

Sirisena is a farmer and ex health minister, and blames glyphosate for rising rates of chronic kidney disease (CKD) throughout the Sri Lankan farming community.

Not only has the Sri Lankan president banned glyphosate herbicide, but stocks of already-imported Roundup will be stopped.

CKD has already affected 15% of people working in the northern part of Sri Lanka which amounts to around 400,000 patients and a death count, directly related to Monsanto’s chemicals, of 20,000.

This may seem shocking, but these numbers simply relay a truth that another study previously stated: that kidney disease is five times higher in countries that are over-run with glyphosate chemicals. Though this is due in part to the fact that farmers in these countries often where very little in the way of protection when they are spraying Roundup on their rice fields, there is no excuse for such an abominable number of preventable deaths.


If you aren’t convinced of the reality of this problem, there are two short documentaries: “Mystery in the Fields” and “Cycle of Death,” both of which can shed light on this unfortunate phenomenon happening throughout the world.

Sri Lanka decided to ban glyphosate, not after the World Health Organization announced that the chemical was ‘probably carcinogenic,‘ but after seeing the results of two scientific studies led by Dr. Jayasumana. These detail how drinking water from abandoned wells, where concentrations of glyphosate and metals are higher, along with spraying farms with glyphosate,increased the risk of the deadly chronic kidney disease (CKDu) by up to 5-fold. Sri Lanka has already banned the sale of glyphosate herbicides in March of 2014, but the decision was overturned in May 2014 after a review.


The decision by Sri Lanka’s new president to ban glyphosate this time around is expected to stand.

Sri Lanka now becomes the second country to fully ban the sale of glyphosate herbicides. Bermuda has also issued a temporary ban on glyphosate imports and is holding a review to determine whether or not to make it permanent.


Off the menu? Dutch restaurant wipes Israel off culinary map, outraging politician Tags: Europe Food Politics

Off the menu? Dutch restaurant wipes Israel off culinary map, outraging politician

RT May 23, 2015, ShortURL

image from Facebook by Le Souq

Dutch restaurant owners have drawn fire from some diners after they replaced Israel with Palestine in a map of the Middle East at their Arabic eatery in Rotterdam. They say it’s for culinary, not political reasons.

The owners of Le Souq, a restaurant at Rotterdam’s Market Hall whose main specialty is Middle Eastern cuisine, were ask to explain their actions by a local politician, who noticed the absence of Israel on the restaurant's placemat and its replacement with Palestine instead.

Jan Hutten, regional chairman of the right-wing Christian Democratic Appeal party, said it left a bad taste in his mouth.

“A new country in the Middle East? In Rotterdam’s Market Hall they are straightforward about Israel’s position. Bizarre,” Hutten wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of the placemat.

In response, Le Souq’s owner, Nadia Afkir, told the Algemeen Dagblad daily that “our restaurant only deals with the flavors of the Middle East,” adding that a major source of the restaurant’s inspiration comes from “the ancient Palestinian kitchen, the producer of the delicious maglubi and the kunefe dishes that we are passionate about.”

She stated that the placemat only “names countries producing the dishes and products with which we work” and said the café did not expect the map would be taken from a political point of view.

Maps of the Middle East with Israel left unmarked on them have caused controversy before.

In 2013 the world’s biggest publisher of children’s titles left Israel off the maps in a children’s story book, replacing it with Lebanon, one mother had noticed.

“I wanted to show my son where we lived in the Middle East, but I didn’t see Israel on the map; instead it said Jordan,” Adina Golombek, a Jerusalem resident who moved to Israel from Canada, told the Times of Israel.

“Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” published by Scholastic Inc, is an adventure story of the Thea Sisters, five teenage mice invited to Egypt to participate in an archeological excavation. Since the story takes place in the Middle East, a map is provided at the beginning of the book. It highlights modern Egypt and its neighboring countries – all except for Israel. While Sudan, Libya, and Saudi Arabia are clearly marked, Israel is fully covered by Jordan with the territories of both states evenly colored in red.


Finally - major class-action lawsuit against Monsatano for conspiring to knowingly kill us all
Tags: Big Corp GMO food Inspiration

Finally - major class-action lawsuit against Monsanto for conspiring to knowingly kill us all

This is only the initial filing document. The fuller story is that lawyer participation is being sought in all 50 U.S. states for the largest class action lawsuit in history. The essence of this is that Monsanto knew that Roundup targets a vital bacteria - EPSP synthase - which they claim is not found in people, but only plants. This is an absolute total lie, and that bacteria, which numbers in the trillions in each human body, is vital not only for digestion and gastro-intestinal health, but also is strategic for the human neuro system. A full read of Roundup's horrible, deadly effects will terrify you.

Download or read the PDF Document at following Link




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