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  • untamedyawp 3:36 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: fda, , Health, , , safety   

    thanks barack, again 

    Michael R. Taylor, the former Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto has returned through Washington’s revolving doors and will now advise FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg on food safety.
    In March 1994, Taylor was publicly exposed as a former lawyer for the Monsanto corporation for seven years. While working for Monsanto, Taylor had prepared a memo for the company as to whether or not it would be constitutional for states to erect labeling laws concerning rBGH dairy products. In other words. Taylor helped Monsanto figure out whether or not the corporation could sue states or companies that wanted to tell the public that their products were free of Monsanto’s drug.

    • tallbridge 10:20 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink

      “Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems. No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. To be acceptable, such a substance would have to meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock.

      Physiologist Melvin Ketchel, of the Tufts University School of Medicine, suggested that a sterilant could be developed that had a very specific action—for example, preventing implantation of the fertilized ovum. He proposed that it be used to reduce fertility levels by adjustable amounts, anywhere from five to 75 percent, rather than to sterilize the whole population completely. In this way, fertility could be adjusted from time to time to meet a society’s changing needs, and there would be no need to provide an antidote. Contraceptives would still be needed for couples who were highly motivated to have small families. Subfertile and functionally sterile couples who strongly desired children would be medically assisted, as they are now, or encouraged to adopt. Again, there is no sign of such an agent on the horizon. And the risk of serious, unforeseen side effects would, in our opinion, militate against the use of any such agent, even though this plan has the advantage of avoiding the need for socioeconomic pressures that might tend to discriminate against particular groups or penalize children.

      Most of the population control measures beyond family planning discussed above have never been tried. Some are as yet technically impossible and others are and probably will remain unacceptable to most societies (although, of course, the potential effectiveness of those least acceptable measures may be great). ” – John Holdren, 1977 Ecoscience – Assistant to BO Science and Technology


    • tallbridge 10:24 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink

      Florida’s surgeon general says the state is preparing for massive swine flu immunizations, starting with schoolchildren, as the Obama administration urges states to prepare for the likelihood that the virus might worsen in the fall.

      ”We may end up averting a crisis. That’s our hope,” said President Barack Obama, who took time away from the G-8 summit in Italy to telephone another summit back home — the 500 state and local health officials meeting to prepare for swine flu’s fall threat.

      ”We want to make sure we aren’t promoting panic, but we are promoting vigilance and preparation,” Obama said.

    • tallbridge 10:30 pm on July 12, 2009 Permalink

      Five-to-40-year-olds and Canada’s aboriginal communities should be the first to get vaccinated against human swine flu, experts say as Canadian officials decide who gets priority for the flu shots.

      Under Canada’s official pandemic plan, the entire population would ultimately be immunized against the H1N1 swine flu.

    • perpetuallyphil 7:05 pm on July 13, 2009 Permalink

      via BBC on new swine flu data:

      “professor Ian Jones, a flu expert at the University of Reading, said the latest study provided the complete analysis of the swine flu that researchers had been waiting for.
      He said: “For a number of measures it shows that the new virus is more serious than seasonal H1N1 but that, nonetheless, the major outcome to infection is recovery.
      “For the few cases of severe infection the data should help in the clinical management of hospitalised patients. ”

      mainstream science is settling the hysteria….

  • absolutelylovely 2:24 am on December 1, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: gm foods, Health, tofu, unfermented soy products,   

    Hey all you soy-eaters out there: read this please 

    Taka and I were talking about this and couldn’t remember the facts, so i looked it up and have found this article to be helpful in explaining. This is from naturalnews.com

    this site seems pretty sweet, explore other articles if you’re feeling adventurous. there’s lots of good info to check out.


    tofu = not so good for you

    tofu = not so good for you

    • homad 3:09 am on December 1, 2008 Permalink

      I’m allergic 😦 Only found out about two months ago when using soy milk in cereal

    • tallbridge 11:13 pm on December 5, 2008 Permalink

      hey as far as I could tell torrey its tofu that’s ok since its fermented and contains probiotics…this is why in asia it has proved to be a good part of the diet

      its our veggie exploited whatever you wanna call it food supply that is scary…and especially when its GMO considering that when tested on rats it increased mortality five fold and made many sterile

    • absolutelylovely 3:22 am on December 6, 2008 Permalink

      i don’t know, it seems as though all of the articles i’ve been reading say tofu is not fermented. it’s just soy milk coagulated and formed into cubes.

    • perpetuallyphil 8:38 am on December 6, 2008 Permalink

      tots torrey thats what i have found too. tempeh is fermented and tofu is no… soy beans = good, tofu not so much.

    • sarazona 2:55 am on December 7, 2008 Permalink

      soy milk = bad

  • oneshowatatime 7:35 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: disease, , , Health, medical, , virus   

    Google Uses Searches to Track Flu’s Spread 

    From a new article in The New York Times…


    • perpetuallyphil 9:50 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink

      too bad there arent tons of computers in africa, we would have seen a spike in search terms for hunger, AIDS and poverty long ago….

      this is really cool tho. its like google is the global pulse. the raw data is crazy. when watching currenTV on cable or satellite (not internet) they show real time search trends in the world. its interesting to see what people are all looking at.

    • homad 7:07 am on November 13, 2008 Permalink

      noticed this Google thing on the front page of new york times I believe. Seems similar to the infamous webbot that predicts essentially predicts the future, originally created to analyze the economy…but then started predicting things like 9/11, anthrax, earthquakes etc..

    • deadindenver 7:01 am on November 14, 2008 Permalink

      i was as well soaking about the webbot that has been predicting future events by what people have been typing into google….

      What is google using al this data for?

      could the flu be an indicator of different socio/economic/cultural characterisics in a population such as west eurp or USA? Who uses this info?

      PWR you were talking about chrome being the butts nutts….what do you think about “google voice and video”??

    • deadindenver 7:07 am on November 14, 2008 Permalink

    • perpetuallyphil 9:19 pm on November 14, 2008 Permalink

      i think that with all of this stuff and expanding technological capabilities…. it all depends on the intent. i mean this info can be a tool of great good or of total evil. we could see people that are ‘sick’ out-grouped or find ways to quickly help.

      info privacy is necessary unless you can trust the compilers. if we were one organism working together, shouldnt we share everything? find group solutions? in current regime its scary, in future if we were fully governed together and put people in charge that we believed in, what leaps we could make. long way to go….

    • deadindenver 2:26 am on November 16, 2008 Permalink

      i agree about the intent…the point i raise is however a comment towards the intent of the anglo-saxxon ethno-centeric corporate governance projects who are funding these projects, where do you think there head is at….?

      i can almost 100% say its for profit generation or exploitation.

    • deadindenver 2:29 am on November 16, 2008 Permalink

      how can we: pressured into a marginalized woebegone corner use our good/anyomous intent to offset theirs when under it all they still control the data?

    • homad 10:42 am on November 16, 2008 Permalink

      I think google video is great, as it doesn’t have the silly time limitations like Youtube does (even though now, Google owns youtube haha) so it’s kind of off putting to me when people say oh, that’s on youtube or you can watch it on youtube, when I think they should be saying, you can watch it on google, but whatever….

      Google voice is going to bring on a faster evolution of speech recognition which is already incredibly advanced at this point in my opinion. As far as recording everything, well, at least (my intuition tells me) that the NSA doesn’t have a lot of control over Google servers, and let’s keep it that way. The guys running Google are supposedly relatively young, incredibly revolutionary (duh), and support the open source movement to help spread knowledge to the masses. Their connection to whatever library is wonderful that they are allowing them to take every book and scan every page despite all the lawsuits that are probably still going on (cuz the legal system is retarded). Converting books to digital form is ok in my book…. no pun intended 😉

      has anyone actually seen one of these in person

      I think I saw one person with one once, MAYBE

    • deadindenver 6:34 am on November 17, 2008 Permalink

      my mom has this very model…got it for her birthday…ive messed with it a few times its pretty clear….i could make some improvements to it easily i feel….PWR im serious about launching our own torrent site exclusivly for books/and or incorporate a txt book only section onto what….must talk later and in person

    • perpetuallyphil 3:56 am on November 18, 2008 Permalink

      free data… then how do the authors have money to eat food?
      i mean i am down, but money and mortgage motivates creation of a lot of this stuff. how does that fit?

      that book display is super sick also

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