During an televised interview broadcast on TV Barrandov, the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman (see photo), has indicated that he commissioned his secret services to produce a report on the Russian allegation that it was probably his country that had produced Novichok, the same substance used in Salisbury to poison the Russian agent Serguei Skripal and his daughter, Julia.
“We must conclude that our country has produced and tested an [agent of the class] Novichok, although [it had been produced] only in small quantities and then destroyed (…) It would be sheer hypocrisy on our part to claim that this was not the case (…) We do not need to lie”, he declared.
According to the military intelligence services, the poison was probably produced at the Institute for military research at Brno in November 2017, under code name A230.
In the first instance, the Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš, had violently denied that his country could have produced the type of substance used in the Skripal Affair. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, had concluded from this that Russia had lied and that she, Russia, was guilty of attempting to poison Sergueï Skripal.
President Miloš Zeman is a lone voice in the European Union. He is the only head of State taking a position against the sanctions against both Syria and Russia.
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Somebody has some explaining to do… or did the Syrian airstrikes just ‘distract’ the citizenry from the reality surrounding the Skripal poisoning.
Remember how we were told my the politicians (not the scientists) that a deadly Novichok nerve agent – produced by Russia – was used in the attempted assassination of the Skripals? Remember the 50 questions (here and here) we had surrounding the ‘facts’ as Theresa May had laid them out? Ever wonder why, given how utterly deadly we were told this chemical was, the Skripals wondered around for a few hours after being ‘infected’ and then days later, survived with no chronic damage?
Well those doubts may well have just been answered as according to the independent Swiss state Spiez lab, the substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, which was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states.
RT reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW), that Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ.
The Swiss center sent the results to the OPCW.
However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document, the Russian foreign minister added.
He went on to say that Moscow would ask the OPCW about its decision to not include any other information provided by the Swiss in its report.
On a side note, the Swiss lab is also an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection and is one of the five centers permanently authorized by the OPCW.
The Russian foreign minister said that London refused to answer dozens of “very specific” questions asked by Moscow about the Salisbury case, as well as to provide any substantial evidence that could shed light on the incident.
Instead, the UK accused Russia of failing to answer its own questions, he said, adding that, in fact, London did not ask any questions but wanted Moscow to admit that it was responsible for the delivery of the chemical agent to the UK.
But hey, who cares about any of that? Diplomats have been sent home, Putin has been annointed hitler, and besides, what about those missiles in Syria?
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When the democratically-elected President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in the bloody US-backed coup of February 2014, turning Ukraine against Russia, one of the beneficiaries was Ukraine’s ‘anti-Russian church’: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP).
This church was established in 1992 by a former Metropolitan of the Moscow Patriarchate, Filaret (Denisenko), after he failed to be elected Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). This caused him to break entirely from the church and create a new one in Ukraine. Later in 1995, when the elected head of this new church died, Filaret declared himself Patriarch of the UOC-KP.
Today, the intensely anti-Russian post-coup Ukrainian Government is allowing Filaret’s clergy to lead their congregations in raids to take control of the churches and other facilities of the original Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate, UOC-MP).
Furthermore, Filaret’s speeches are openly hostile toward residents of the far-eastern Donbass region of Ukraine, where over 90% of the local population had voted for the overthrown President, and then refused to accept the coup-regime and thus declared the breakaway republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.
A typical headline in Ukraine these past few years is Filaret on the war in Donbass: ‘It is a punishment for godlessness’, which quotes the ‘holy man’ as saying:
“Today, people suffer more in the East of Ukraine, not the West. Why? Because there are many more atheists than in the West. It is home to the so-called proletariat, the people who were brought up in atheism. If they do not repent and turn to God, their suffering will continue.”
He attributes their suffering not to the bombs and bullets coming at them from the post-coup Government, but to their “proletariat” leanings and their lack of suitable religious faith. Living near the Ukraine-Russia border, the majority of those people of course traditionally belong to the UOC-MP, but Filaret damns Donbass residents as being “atheists”, therefore siding very clearly with the Government that’s bombing them.
Another recent headline was Filaret Leads a Procession of ATO (military servicemen and volunteers engaged in fighting against the residents of Donbass region), in which he openly sided with the killers of Donbass residents.
In contrast, the UOC-MP, a self-governing Church in spiritual unity with the Moscow Patriarch, adheres to a neutral peacekeeping position regarding the conflict in Donbass. For that reason the Primate of the UOC-MP, Metropolitan Onufriy, faces harsh criticism from the warmongers but remains widely respected by people on both sides of the frontline. Because of this, his mediation has repeatedly contributed to the release of captured Ukrainians. For example, among his achievements has been the swap in December 2017 when, at his request, more than 200 prisoners on both sides were exchanged.
In return for its support of the post-coup nationalist rhetoric, the Ukrainian Government openly favors the Kyivan Patriarchate, which is effectively a church of Russia-haters. Continuing a policy of ‘de-Russification’, which has already affected the cultural sphere, the authorities want to oust the UOC-MP from Ukraine altogether and create a single loyal Church based on the Kyivan Patriarchate. With the connivance of local officials and the support of nationalist groups, the Kyivan Patriarchate has been seizing UOC-MP churches, accusing its clergy and followers (whose numbers are three times larger than those of the UOC-KP) of ‘non-patriotism’ and ‘treason’. However, such politically-biased and unchristian behavior of the UOC-KP clergy has so far largely served to deter believers from Kyiv’s ‘National Orthodox Church’ project.
President Poroshenko openly demonstrates his new religious preference (until 2014 he was an active follower of the UOC-MP). Officials at various levels and the media have accepted and broadcast the regime’s guideline, according to which the UOC-KP is the ‘legitimate‘ Church, while the UOC-MP is ‘the Kremlin’s agent‘. In 2016, Poroshenko and Ukrainian deputies sent letters to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople asking him to recognize the Kyiv Patriarchate as a legitimate Church. Over the last couple of years, new bills have been introduced which would oblige the UOC-MP to change its name and coordinate its appointment of hierarchs with the state, while restricting UOC-MP priests from preaching among believers in law enforcement and security agencies. Despite there being no formal procedures for determining church membership in communities, churches are also being obliged to switch denomination on the basis of simply declaring majority support among a church’s following.
On January 24th, 2018, at the 26th International Christmas Educational Conference, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused international organizations of ignoring human rights violations in Ukraine:
“Connivance at the seizure of cathedrals of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and violence against its clergy and believers, continues. Attempts to restrict the activities of this major religion in Ukraine and split church communities are ongoing. We demanded that the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the UN and the EU come up with a specific response to these illegal activities. We have not seen an adequate response so far.”
The next day, members of ‘C14’, a Ukrainian neo-Nazi organization that has direct links with the Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU, broke into the offices of the Union of Orthodox Journalists news agency in Kyiv, attempted to set fire to the UOC-MP’s Monastery of the Tithes, then painted slogans on its walls and cut down an information stand. The police took no action to stop the intruders. Although an investigation was opened concerning wilful destruction of the monastery’s property, the resulting impact on its journalistic activities was ignored.
Two men were detained for causing damage to property and were potentially facing up to 15 years in prison. On January 27th, the court imposed a restraint – two months of arrest, or bail of €66,000 Euros. It’s known that the judge presiding over the case was pressured with threats of violence against her family. On February 5th, the C14 thugs were released following the intercession of several parliamentarians. The C14 organization claimed that the arsonists were bailed out by Rada deputy Igor Lutsenko and that the prosecutor had insisted on placing them under house arrest.
Additionally, on January 11th this year, a regional Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal case against an UOC-MP priest who refused to break Church rules and perform a ritual on a tragically deceased baby who had been baptized by a priest of the UOC-KP. Thus, the Ukrainian authorities – in addition to their dilettante accusations, appeals to ban the UOC-MP, granting preferences to the Kyivan Patriarchate, and pandering to raider attacks on churches – are also interfering in the ritual activities of Ukrainian religious organizations.
The Kyiv Government is intervening in the religious sphere at the international, national and local levels, regardless of the law or common sense. The authorities of the new ‘European Ukraine’ seem to be guided by the Peace of Augsburg Treaty (1555) and consider it legitimate to dictate to their vassals and subjects which faith they must profess. Moreover, they violate the right of members of the ‘wrong’ confessions to profess their religion, as enshrined in the Treaty of Westphalia (1648).
The principle of the Augsburg Settlement, Cuius regio, eius religio (“whose realm, his religion”), became obsolete as early as the 18th century, after being one of the causes of the Thirty Years’ interfaith war, which brought death and ruin to Europe. But it’s the 21st century now, and there are international human rights documents – for example, the EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief.
However, Ukrainian authorities apparently reject modern democratic legality, even telling Europe that the principles of the Peace of Augsburg should once again be in force, depriving people of freedom of religion. For example, a member of the ‘People’s Front Party’, Viktor Yelensky, is calling for European institutions to ban certain “politicized” representative offices of religious organizations, specifically those representing or having ties with the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). His rationale for thereby depriving people of their freedom of religion is that the ROC is a Trojan horse through which the Russian government conducts “hybrid war” against Ukraine, and through which it also attempts to ‘influence’ first European religious then political organizations.
If the new Ukraine thinks it can unwind history and institute religious discrimination – and even persecution – it is completely deluded if its plan is to lobby Europe to follow its lead back into the Dark Ages.
About the author
Jelena Rakcevic is a freelance journalist, graduating with a Masters in International Relations from the University of Montenegro in 2013. Her reports have been published by EurasiaReview.com, ModernDiplomacy.eu and other digital media.
DHA Milk made by Horizon, one of the largest organic brands in the U.S., isn’t nearly as “natural” as the company advertises it to be, according to an investigation by The Washington Post. It contains a type of algae, Schizochytrium, which is fed corn syrup. Corn is the #1 crop grown in the United States, and nearly all of it is genetically modified.
Schizochytrium is carefully tended, kept warm, and fed corn syrup, resulting in a substance that resembles corn oil, but has a slightly fishy taste. It is then marketed as the nutritional supplement DHA, and added to millions of cartons of organic Horizon milk.
Horizon uses corn-syrup enriched algal oil to advertise health benefits and charge more for their DHA-enhanced milk than it does for its regular milk.
This raises an important question: Is Horizon DHA milk really “organic”?
Is the Milk Really Organic?
Charlotte Vallaeys, a senior policy analyst at Consumer Reports seems to think not. She said the addition of algal oil defeats the whole purpose of buying and eating organic.
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“We do not think that [the oil] belongs in organic foods. When an organic milk carton says it has higher levels of beneficial nutrients, like omega-3 fats, consumers want that to be the result of good farming practices … not from additives made in a factory.”
Organic food companies desperately want the coveted “USDA Organic” seal on their products, knowing it can easily double the price of an item. But many companies are constantly pushing the USDA’s limits of what can be considered “organic.” Meanwhile, consumer groups want a narrower, “purer,” definition.
According to The Post, USDA officials must have misread federal regulations when they allowed the use of oil and similar additives, at least originally. Algal oil was introduced into milk in 2007. In 2012, the USDA quietly acknowledged that some federal regulations had been “incorrectly interpreted.” Rather than disrupt the market, the agency opted not to reverse course.
That was good news for Horizon.
In a statement, a Horizon spokesperson said:
“Millions of people choose our Horizon Organic milk with DHA Omega-3 for the added benefits DHA Omega-3s are thought to deliver.”
The spokesperson added that the algal oil may improve heart, brain, and eye health.
‘People Buying into a Lie’
Horizon milk is a popular product, with more than 26 million gallons of the milk supplemented with the algal oil sold in the last year – that’s 14% of all organic milk gallons sold. Retail sales of the product topped $250 million in the past year. The Horizon DHA milk typically costs 30 cents more than plain Horizon milk.
However, critics argue that people are buying into a lie, and that supplementing “USDA Organic” products with algal oil is a slap in the face to consumers who expect that organic foods are nature-made and not laboratory-made, and that the nutrients in organic foods and drinks are good enough without additives.
Indeed, recent testing by The Post reveals that milk produced by grass-fed cows – a requirement of organic regulations – contains significantly more Omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk. 
Barry Flamm, former chair of the National Organic Standards Board, which makes recommendations to the USDA, said:
“Additives just don’t have any place in organics at all. You might say additives should be allowed for health reasons, but I never saw an additive that you couldn’t get in real foods.”
Most buyers agree. Past Consumer Reports surveys show 7 out of 10 buyers think the USDA should not permit the use of non-organic ingredients in organic food production unless they are deemed essential.
The Cornucopia Institute, a national food and farm policy watchdog, says on its website that their own researchers had made the discovery that organic food companies were supplementing their products with algal oil. Additionally, the institute says it filed a formal legal complaint, which sparked the story in The Post.
|Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.
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We live in a world filled with trash, with nations generating 1.3 billion tonnes of waste annually. That number is expected to rise to 4 billion by 2100, making for an inarguably unsustainable sum of waste. And the more urbanized and industrialized a country becomes, the more trash it produces. Yet, because we’re not living under piles of trash, because we don’t see it, we don’t understand the magnitude of the problem, even when presented with such troubling statistics.
Our waste is so efficiently removed from our sight that we become more inclined to dispose increasing amounts it. But what if it wasn’t so easy for us to toss things in our trash cans, and then dump that waste into the street bins once they got too full, and then have those bins picked up once, if not more times, a week? We would soon learn how much trash we truly accumulate in such little time, and with nowhere to toss it so quickly and efficiently, we’d be provoked to find ways to scale it back.
But without the immediacy of such concerns, we turn a bind eye.
Michelle Pellizzon, a health and wellness writer, nutritionist, and health coach, didn’t want to live in ignorance, so she chose an exercise to open her eyes.
Pellizzon wanted to try out a zero waste lifestyle, in which no waste is produced that can’t be recycled, reused, or composted. She began the exercise in January, first collecting her waste in a canvas bag throughout the day to better understand how much waste she was generating.
Pellizzon used to not recycle at all, so the lifestyle change was drastic. Now in her seventh month, she has maintained her low-trash lifestyle, with the exception of travelling and moving apartments. She now uses cloth bags, mason jars, a worm compost bin, cloth hankies and rags, homemade cleaning supplies, and more.
“It saved me a lot of money. I definitely wasn’t expecting that,” Pellizzon said. By being more aware of waste, Pellizzon became a conscious consumer, carefully considering each purchase. She explains that such mindfulness prevents impulse shopping, and that, by opting for whole or bulk foods, rather than pre-packaged items, you save money because you’re not paying for the product’s packaging.
Pellizzon’s lifestyle shift also opened up more time in her life. “I thought I’d waste a lot of time trying to come up with solutions for [being] zero waste,” she said. Going zero waste proved quite the opposite for her, however, with her now planning her grocery shopping ahead, and cooking in bulk to cut back on trips to the grocery store and time spent in the kitchen.
“I wouldn’t recommend anyone try to go completely zero waste in a week,” said Pellizzon. “It’s overwhelming [at first], because you realize just how much trash you produce on a regular basis.”
But by going slowly and steadily, you will likely notice that the zero waste lifestyle isn’t as challenging as you might have thought. “When you really dig into it, you can recycle a lot, you can reuse a lot, and you can repurpose a lot of things.”
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A new documentary film that claims to set the record straight on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) has been exposed as a propaganda piece that aims for nothing more than to advance the agenda of chemical and biotechnology companies. Narrated by fake science icon Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution is backed and funded by a who’s who list of some of the most outspoken industry shills and violent psychopaths who will stop at nothing to spread more of their poison throughout the world.
One of these is Jon Entine, a known propagandist and corporate puppet who has moved in and out of positions at major corporations that profit from the sale of chemical poisons. As revealed at TruthWiki.org, Entine has all sorts of ties to big names like Monsanto, Syngenta, and the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), which functions as a mouthpiece for Big Junk Food.
Representing household names like Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, General Mills, PepsiCo, and the American Beverage Association (ABA), ACSH is hardly interested in telling the truth about the GMOs that its member corporations add to their products. In fact, the ACSH has invested lots of money and time to censor this information, and yet the organization has direct ties to the new Food Evolution film via Entine.
Entine, in case you didn’t know, has a very sordid past that involves violently lashing out against his now-ex-wife and threatening to sue his daughter’s therapist for providing her with therapy sessions. Entine doesn’t like anyone who opposes his chemical-pushing narrative, and is on the record as having engaged in “revenge journalism” against his opponents.
“Entine takes a ‘hit man’ approach to single out individuals – especially critics of GMOs – for accusations and abuse, often calling them names or implying they are sociopaths or a danger to society,” explains TruthWiki.org. (RELATED: More on the horrors of Jon Entine is available at JonEntine.news)
Lunatics behind ‘Food Evolution’ say glyphosate is no more harmful than coffee or salt
Also backing Food Evolution are groups like the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT), a front group for the biotechnology industry that, at the time of the film’s conceptual launch, was headed by former DuPont and Monsanto executive Janet Collins. When Collins left IFT, only to be replaced by another industry shill by the name of Cindy Stewart, who also works for DuPont, Collins went on to work for CropLife America, a trade association for the pesticide industry.
Correspondences obtained by USRTK reveal that the original minds behind the Food Evolution project were executives at Monsanto, including Eric Sachs who wrote in December 2013 to a group of PR advisors that there was “clearly a lot of interest” in producing a documentary film. Though that film wasn’t named, it is obvious from reading his memo that Food Evolution is the result of that.
From planning to production, a cohort of fake science lunatics were brought on board to be featured in the film, including another Monsanto employee by the name of Robb Fraley who declares to a woman asking a questions about glyphosate, Monsanto’s most prized chemical herbicide (Roundup), that any science linking it to birth defects or cancer is automatically “pseudoscience.”
Even worse, there is a “farmer” featured in the film who declares that glyphosate has “very, very low toxicity.” He even goes so far as to declare that glyphosate’s toxicity is “lower than coffee, (and) lower than salt.” Anyone who’s studied the issue knows these statements can only be described as the insane ramblings of a madman, and yet this type of derangement is presented as being completely valid in Food Evolution.
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