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Big Food deploys "Cyber Armies" to attack critics

...this should be obvious to anyone paying attention to discussions of GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup, chemical 'flavor enhancers' and all the rest of the dubious corporate crud with which they infest our diets.

"...it is a growing trend for controversial companies, especially food companies, to combat negative comments from critics with professional cyber armies..."

The same thing could be said of Big Pharma & Big Medical-Industrial Corporate Complex.



http://www.thedailysheeple.com/big-food-employs-cyber-armies-to-confront-critics_022013

New research: corporate chemicalized fast food makes you fat & sick

In in the interest of being fair - and to balance out the regularly scheduled attacks on clean food that afflict these pages - some real news about about corporate industrial fast food (think GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, preservatives, synthetic chemical 'flavor enhancers,' and of course the deservedly despised HFCS*, etc. etc.):

Researchers have found a ‘striking’ new side effect from eating fast food

April 15, 2016 - The Washington Post

"Researchers at George Washington University have linked fast-food consumption to the presence of potentially harmful chemicals, a connection they argue could have "great public health significance."

"Specifically, the team found that people who eat fast food tend to have significantly higher levels of certain phthalates, which are commonly used in consumer products such as soap and makeup to make them less brittle but have been linked to a number of adverse health outcomes, including higher rates of infertility, especially among males.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/15/researchers-have-found-an-alarming-new-side-effect-from-eating-fast-food/

* HFCS = High Fructose Corn Syrup

Does Carly believe Cruz is The AnoinTED One?

Somehow, somewhere there has to be a reporter who will ask this obvious question. But then again, considering the tragic condition of Corporate Journalism, inc. (R), maybe not.

Are you now, or have you ever been, a True Believer?


Big Pharma's Massive Price-Gouging Campaign

"When did you become aware of the obscene prices the pharmaceutical industry is charging for drugs? For many it was when a smirking Martin Shkreli, founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, testified on the Hill in February about his price hike of the antiparasitic drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, after which he called lawmakers "imbeciles" in a tweeted goodbye.

"For others it was the roll-out of Gilead Sciences hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in 2014 at $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment...

"Pharma is fighting back. Its lobbying groups, PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO. have launched a Washington, DC-focused campaign to keep lawmakers from legislating away its profit party...."

And they are spamming the Internet with an army of trolls making weak-kneed excuses for Big Pharma's abuses, and attacking non-toxic holistic health alternatives.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35390-ten-huge-drug-rip-offs-and-big-pharma-s-infuriating-campaign-to-keep-on-price-gouging

Switzerland to recognise homeopathy as legitimate medicine

"The interior ministry has announced plans to give five complementary therapies including homeopathy the same status as conventional medicine.

"Homeopathy, holistic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine will acquire the same status as conventional medicine by May 2017 when it comes to health insurance..."

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/complementary-therapies_swiss-to-recognise-homeopathy-as-legitimate-medicine/42053830

This factual news about the informed, free-will decision of the educated and discerning people of Switzerland will - pundits speculate - stimulate the ongoing systemactic, regularly scheduled barrage of Homeopathy Hippie Punching, Inc.

Please fling all umbrage, bile and wild-eyed accusations of alleged STUPIDITY at the people of Switzerland. I'm just reporting on their informed, discerning decision.


Please note while TRUMPeters will allege that Switzerland is STUPID, that is a stupid accusation. Switzerland ranks 8th for most informed and educated people, while the US is ranked way down the list at 28th.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/global-school-rankings-interactive-map-shows-standards-of-education-across-the-world-10247405.html

Industrial chemical agriculture & food major factor in massively screwing Earth (UN report)

NATURAL CAPITAL AT RISK
A new report on behalf of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity program sponsored by UN Environmental Program, examined the profiteering of the biggest industries on this planet, and then contrasted them with 100 different types of environmental costs including water use, land use, greenhouse gas emissions, waste pollution, land pollution, and water pollution.

The report found that when you took the externalized costs into effect, essentially NONE of the industries was actually making a profit. The huge profit margins being made by the world’s most profitable industries (oil, meat, tobacco, mining, electronics) is being paid for against the future: we are trading long term sustainability for the benefit of share-holders.

The corporate industrialized chemicalized system of agriculture, with its increasing reliance on CAFOs (huge, confined animal fattening operations usually serving up industrial-scale GMO feed with glyphosate residue), was fingered as a major player in this planetary rip-off: internalizing profits, while externalizing the cost of it's extreme harm to the life-support systems of the planet.

http://www.trucost.com/_uploads/publishedResearch/TEEB%20Final%20Report%20-%20web%20SPv2.pdf

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The Branch Trumpidians (R)

That's a rich new epithet for the claque of Republicans who are obeisant to the stunted soul of the short-fingered, vulgarian, Donald Trump.

Republican "wisdom" from the opinion pages of today's New York Times: "Erick Erickson, a conservative commentator, calls Trump supporters “Branch Trumpidians,” and appears to spend much of his time retweeting insults of them.

"Last week Mr. Erickson wrote that the only people who love Mr. Trump “are white supremacists, neo-Nazis, a white victim class of mostly blue-collar workers, a group of white folks who have failed at life and blame everyone else for their own bad decisions.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/opinion/blaming-the-white-victim-class.html?emc=edit_th_20160407&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=47943027




"I wonder what the proles are doing tonight?" - Panama Papers Plutocrats (R)

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