‘Cancer-causing’ weed killer is found in Honey Nut Cheerios, Quaker Oats and 24 more cereals

by MARY KEKATOS

Mail Online | October 24, 2018

Dozens of cereals, oatmeals and snack bars contain trace amounts of a weed killer that has been linked to cancer, a new report says.

Released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the report found 26 of 28 oat-based cereal products that were tested had ‘harmful’ levels of glyphosate, the main ingredient of Roundup. Read More »

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Mental illness and the psychological trap – a political problem

Amandla Ulutsha Newsletter |Issue 11 Editorial | 17 May 2018

The problem with society and the framing of mental illness as a social ill.

Mental illness is a serious problem, reaching epidemic status, and the problem is increasing rapidly amongst young people not only in South Africa but globally. There is a tendency in society to either: (1) disregard mental illness as a serious problem, or (2) to recognise mental illness as a problem but fail to treat the underlying causes that result in mental illness. In this piece we will attempt to explain why this is the case, and what needs to be done about it.Read More »

India: Citizens’ Enquiry finds rising rates of kidney failure, deaths in villages surrounding IREL’s monazite processing facility in Chhattrapur Block, Ganjam District

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Frontier | January 21, 2018

Reports of unusually high rates of chronic kidney disease and death due to kidney failure in a cluster of villages in Chhattrapur Block of Ganjam District have recently been covered by The Wire and a few Oriya-language newspapers.

Alarmed and disturbed at these reports, a group of concerned citizens constituted a fact-finding team and visited the area on 19-20 January 2018. Team members are all senior human rights workers who have written and researched extensively on public health and people’s health issues.Read More »

Millions of Women Suffer From a Disease That Virtually Sucks the Life Out of Them

But doctors still aren’t taking it seriously.

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 Jason Frank Rothenberg

Jen Brea was a 28-year-old grad student at Harvard when her health began to deteriorate after a 104 degree fever. She spent a year searching for an explanation for her recurrent infections, profound dizziness and disturbing neurological symptoms, only to be dismissed by doctor after doctor. She was just stressed. She was dehydrated. There was nothing wrong. A neurologist told her she had conversion disorder, a psychiatric diagnosis that used to go by another name: hysteria. He suggested that her symptoms were the product of her “unconscious mind,” caused by a repressed trauma she couldn’t remember.

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40 Countries Across Europe Hit by Eggs Tainted with Lice Killing Pesticide

teleSUR | September 06, 2017

According to a European Union official, 40 countries – including 24 EU members and 16 non-members – was affected by the contaminated eggs.

 

Officials have arrested two directors from a Dutch poultry farm cleaning company alleging their company illegally mixed a pesticide – Fipronil – with a spray used to treat chickens with lice.

This forced millions of eggs to be pulled from the shelves in the Netherlands, Germany and across Europe and destroyed after they were found to contain traces of the pesticide. As a result, farmers have suffered around 33 million euros ($39 million) in losses.Read More »