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Monsanto vs. Freedom of Information Act

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ext year, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the finest laws our Congress has ever passed. It is a vital investigative tool for exposing government and corporate wrongdoing.

The FOIA was championed by Congressman John E. Moss (D-CA), who strove to “guarantee the right of every citizen to know the facts of his government.” Moss, with whom I worked closely as an outside citizen advocate, said that “without the fullest possible access to government information, it is impossible to gain the knowledge necessary to discharge the responsibilities of citizenship.”

All fifty states have adopted FOIA statutes.

As the FOIA approaches its 50th year, it faces a disturbing backlash from scientists tied to the agrichemical company Monsanto and its allies. Here are some examples.

On March 9, three former presidents of the American Association for the Advancement of Science—all with ties to Monsanto or the biotech industry—wrote in the pages of the Guardian to criticize the use of the state FOIA laws to investigate taxpayer-funded scientists who vocally defend Monsanto, the agri-chemical industry, their pesticides and genetically engineered food. They called the FOIAs an “organized attack on science.”

The super-secretive Monsanto has stated, regarding the FOIAs, that “agenda-driven groups often take individual documents or quotes out of context in an attempt to distort the facts, advance their agenda and stop legitimate research.”

Advocates with the venerable Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) do worry that the FOIA can be abused to harass scientists for ideological reasons. This is true; for example, human-caused global warming deniers have abused the FOIA against climate scientists working at state universities like Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University.

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Coming out with my mental illnesses 

Amber keeps breathing

Today I am sharing my story with my Facebook and Instagram friends. At first I didn’t want to because I thought people may think I was just doing it for attention, but then I realized that helping other people who struggle with mental illnesses is more important than what other people think of me.
Although I am nervous, I am excited to share my story and hopefully save a life.

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Why This $1 Product Has Officially Replaced My Shampoo

You swap your shampoo for the dynamic duo of baking soda and apple cider vinegar andsupposedly your hair literally thanks you.

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy using products that are natural and have stood the test of time.  I find this in both apple cider vinegar and honey.

These products have been around for centuries and have been used successfully to remedy a host of medical conditions.

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How To Fight Colds And The Flu With Baking Soda

In his “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” distributed in 1924, Dr. Volney S. Cheney relates his clinical triumphs with sodium bicarbonate in treating colds and influenza cases:

The most effective method to Fight Colds and The Flu with Baking Soda

In 1922, people were aware of this cheap approach to dodge colds and influenza yet it has been overlooked by our present day society.

The strategy is simple and safe. The only thing you need to do is to break down the proposed measure of baking soda in a glass of cool water and drink it. This is the strategy archived by the Arm & Hammer Company for colds and flu in 1925.

Day one: Take an aggregate of six dosages of half a teaspoon of baking soda in one mug of water. Take it every two hours.

Day two: Take an aggregate of six dosages of half a teaspoon of baking soda in one mug of water. Take it every two hours.

Day three:  Take just two dosages — one in the morning and the other one at night.

Keep taking one dosage in the morning until your sickness is gone.

 

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Aerosinusitis: How to Prevent it From Ruining Your Travels.

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Have your ears popped during a flight?
Did you experience a headache or sharp sinus pains?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to one, or all of the above, you are not alone. This post is about a reaction that is uncommonly common during flights called Aerosinusitis. Unfortunately, it can happen to any of us when flying.. even yourself.

What is Aerosinusitis?

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Diane A. Safer, PhD of the NYU Langone Medical Center defines Aerosinusitis (also known as Barotrauma) as a “pain or discomfort that is felt with a difference in air or water pressure between the outside environment and the inside of the body.” Meaning, any part of the body where air passes through (ie: nose, ears, lungs) can be affected. If there becomes an imbalance in air pressure, or there’s a blockage in the body’s air passages, your sinuses and any affected body part(s) will shrink or swell resulting…

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Fact of the Day – Water Wakes You Up More Than Caffeine Does

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I had a large glass of water instead of my most loved morning cup of breakfast tea today and I feel miles better for it. I was starting to crave two cups of tea every morning because one wasn’t doing it for me anymore. This is because the effects of caffeine effect you less and less the more that you allow yourself.

I feel fresh, awake and full of energy which is very unusual for me because I am not a morning person, it must be the water I drank.

To make it a bit funner and nicer to drink than just a glass of tap water, you could add chunks of cut up fruit like pineapple, orange and lemon and leave them in your fridge over night in the water. You could do a huge jug and it would last the working week.

Making this fruit infused water will make it taste nicer…

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