Tesla caught "crippling" the battery life of cars, then controlling their discharge capacity from headquarters

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Tesla owners in Florida got an early, although temporary, Christmas present, if you can call it that.

Those motorists in the Hurricane Irma evacuation zone earlier this month remotely received about 40 additional miles in extended range for their electric cars before they needed a recharge.

Tesla vehicles apparently are equipped with the same 75  kWh battery, but software installed in less-expensive models limit capacity to 60 kWh.

Gridlock on Florida roads evidently convinced Tesla to unlock all the battery packs for those in the path of the storm so that there would be less likelihood of people running out of juice while stuck in traffic heading north, the Electrek website reported.

A Tesla Model S 60 owner in Florida reached out to us with almost 40 more miles than in his usual full charge and a new ’75’ badge in his car software. While he didn’t ask for it nor knew why it changed, Tesla had temporarily unlocked the remaining 15 kWh of the car’s software-limited battery pack option to facilitate the owner’s evacuation. We reached out to Tesla and a representative confirmed that the company has put in place the emergency measure to temporarily extend the range of the vehicles of Tesla owners in the path of Hurricane Irma. The company says that a Tesla owner in a mandatory evacuation zone required another ~30 more miles of range to optimize his evacuation route in the traffic and they reached out to Tesla who agreed to a temporary access to the full 75 kWh of energy in the battery pack…

The company described the decision as the result of exceptional circumstances, and that the extra boost for affected Tesla vehicles ended on September 16.

Tesla owners were conflicted over the stopgap upgrade scenario, the New York Times explained.

Many Tesla owners cheered the temporary enhancement ahead of Irma, which made landfall in Florida on [September 10]. Some, though, said the company was kneecapping vehicle range under normal circumstances in pursuit of profit. Others were concerned that the magnanimous move overshadowed the troubling extent to which Tesla can command customers’ cars.

Tesla ordinarily charges in the range of $4,500 to $9,000 for the permanent, wireless-implemented upgrade. Tesla evidently has ended its practice of selling software-limited batteries in newer models, however.

U.S. taxpayers subsidize Tesla to the tune of $7,500 per vehicle. Taxpayers in states like California and Colorado kick in even more. The company sold about 80,000 vehicles last year. Tesla boss Elon Musk has called for Congress to end the federal subsidies. (Read more about green initiatives at Enviro.news.)

Separately, Natural News has previously outlined the inherent contradiction of environmentally friendly electric cars. These pricey, trendy vehicles mostly get their electric charge via coal-fired power plants. With that in mind, according to some studies, gasoline-powered cars supposedly produce less pollution than their “clean” electric counterparts.

“Getting the materials to make lithium ion batteries, for example, is an extremely dirty business, and the electricity to recharge the batteries most likely comes from power plant fueled by coal or some other fossil fuel,” Investors’ Business Daily noted.

If you are a Tesla owner, are you satisfied with the service and performance? If not, would you ever consider purchasing an electric car?

Sources include:

TheGuardian.com

Elecktrek.com

NYTimes.com

Investors.com

 

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Journalists Ask South Koreans Who Scares Them Most- Trump Of Kim Jong Un: Here Is Their Answer

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With tensions escalating between North Korea and the US a group of journalists decided to take to the ground in neighboring country South Korea and ask their citizens who they currently feel is the biggest threat Donald Trump or  Kim Jong Un.

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The 7 most common toxins people apply to their skin DAILY without even knowing it

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It’s so easy to say you are living a healthy life when you are safeguarding what you eat and drink, trying to stick to mostly organic and raw whole foods, but millions of Americans often forget the fact that their skin is their largest organ, and most body care products are loaded with allergens, irritants and carcinogenic chemicals that are easily absorbed by their porous skin and thus enter the blood and lymphatic system. Never underestimate how easily chemicals we breathe in or put on our skin have just as much effect on our health as what we consume.

What’s worse is that the personal care products industry as a whole has virtually no regulations or inspections from the FDA, so companies and corporations literally “get away with murder” regarding a slow poisoning of people who don’t pay attention to ingredients or know the names of the “repeat offenders” that are found in thousands of products.

You won’t believe how fast and easily the skin absorbs dangerous chemicals. Skin absorption rates for chemicals were tested and published in the American Journal of Public Health. Fragrance ingredients are absorbed at an astonishing 100 percent rate. Your face, underarms and genitalia are also much more vulnerable to absorbing toxins than other broader body surfaces, so be extra careful when inspecting ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, deodorants, antiperspirants and powders. Take extra special care to inspect baby products also, which are barely regulated at all for health safety. Here are some rules of thumb to abide by when selecting body care products.

If you cannot pronounce an ingredient and you would not eat it, you probably should NOT put it on your skin, hair, lips or fingernails

Do the ingredient lists in most body care products you buy look like formulas for chemistry class experiments? You may be wondering how the heck these ingredients are supposed to help you take care of your body, and that’s because they don’t. Fancy words like preservatives, additives, fragrances, emulsifiers, conditioners, smoothing agents, straightening agents and derivatives might simply mean YOU and your children are the guinea pigs for untested, unregulated chemistry experiments, and you could wind up in a laboratory being studied for some disease or disorder the doctors and scientists just can’t seem to “find a cure” for at all.

Here are some common chemicals you may find in the cocktails and concoctions sold as “all natural” or “pure and natural.” Some corporations and companies that brag about using organic ingredients will still add in other chemicals and toxic agents that lead to health problems, so you really have to read the entire ingredients list carefully and be your own filter. Some products will brag about not containing two or three popular toxins, but then still include plenty of other carcinogens. Watch out for these body care “criminals:”

  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium Luaroyl Sarcosinate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium Laueth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Sulfates
  • Tocopheryl acetate
  • Cyclotetrasiloxane
  • Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
  • Olefin Sulfonate
  • Petroleum and petroleum-based derivatives (industrial chemicals often listed as coloring and dyes)
  • Disodium EDTA
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Methylparaben
  • Iodopropynyl buutylcarbamate
  • Polyisobutene (a synthetic polymer)
  • Cocamide DEA
  • MIT (Methylisothiazolinone)
  • Triclosan
  • Formaldehyde
  • Toluene

The Cosmetic “Dirty Dozen” – Beautifying ingredients that aren’t very “pretty” at all

One out of every eight beauty product ingredients are actually industrial chemicals. This means if you put them on your skin, hair, lips or fingernails, your body will be absorbing pesticides, hormone disruptors, reproductive toxins, plasticizers, surfactants, paints, inks, degreasers and other cancer-causing agents. A U.S. researchers report on toxic beauty product ingredients found that at least 80 percent of cosmetics contain at least one of the following toxic chemicals:

– BHA and BHT (often found in makeup and moisturizers)

– Coal tar dyes listed as “CI” with a five digit number (watch for p-phenylenediamine and FD&C Blue No. 1)
– DEA, MEA and TEA – chemicals that are already proven harmful to fish and wildlife (remember humans are animals too)

– Dibutyl phthalate (check your nail care products)

– Formaldehyde (embalming fluid for the dead) and Urea (animal urine that slowly releases formaldehyde) “preservatives”

– Parabens

– Parfum or fragrance (also listed as “unscented”) – linked to asthma, allergies, neurotoxic effects and cancer

– PEG compounds (may include 1,4-dioxane cancer-causing ingredient and/or propylene glycol)

– Petrolatum (could be contaminated with cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or “PAHs”)

– Siloxanes and Methicones (used for smoothing, softening and moisturizing agents)

– Sodium Laureth (or Lauryl) Sulfate (foaming agent for shampoos, bubble bath, cleansers and cosmetics often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane)

– Triclosan (often found in toothpastes, antiperspirants, cleansers) – contributes to antibiotic resistant bacteria and can be an endocrine disruptor for humans.

Just how many of the 7 most common body care toxins are YOU using daily?

#1. Antibacterial hand cleansers (destroys good bacteria too)

#2. Talc (baby powder, foot powder, body powder)

#3. Petroleum (common lip balms, baby oils and Vaseline)

#4. Phthalates

#5. Sodium lauryl sulfate

#6. Parabens

#7. Lead (common in lipstick)

Learn more about the ingredients in the products you use at Cosmetics.news.

​Sources for this article include: 

chemicals.news

downtoearth.org

stuff.co.nz

davidsuzuki.org

NaturalNews.com

ajph.aphapublications.org

 

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This Chinese Family Has Been Living With A Beehive In Their Living Room For 12 Years

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Few people can tolerate having a bee in their house for a few hours — let a lone a handful of years! Yet, this is exactly what a Chinese family has allowed for over a decade.

For 12 long years, Yongfu Li and his family, who live in Gunagnan, China, have allowed an entire hive to nest in their wooden furniture. The unusual roommate situation benefits all involved, as Li collects the honey and sells it three times a year for a small profit.

Li says the bees moved in the day there was a wedding in the family. The bees gathered at the family’s house and Li perceived their presence as a “good omen.” After consulting with Feng Shui masters, he was convinced it was right to let them stay, so he did.

“The day these bees came was a great day (the wedding), I think they knew it was a great day,” said Li. “Fengshui masters said they came to work for me.”

Three times a year, Li collects about 5 kg of honey from the hive. He then sells the honey for about 100 TMB ($15) a pound. that’s about $450 a year, as Oddity Central reports. Though the video by Pear (below) doesn’t mention any bee stings, we can only image some have occurred over the years.

Watch the video below:

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Read more: This Guy Invented A Homemade Beehive To Save The Bees, And It’s Going Viral

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Wildfires are bankrupting western states, accelerating their financial demise

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As hurricanes batter Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, a fiery hell burns on through the night in the western United States. The year 2017 is on pace to be the worst year for forest fires. The two main firefighting agencies, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Interior, have spent more money combating fires than ever before — $2.1 billion so far.

Drought-stricken areas, low humidity, and lightning storms have sparked countless fires in poorly managed federal lands spanning from Oregon to Montana. Western states are using up all their resources to control the blaze and Montana is on the verge of financial demise.

As of September 7, Montana has lost 980,887 acres to fires. An additional 578,679 acres have burned up in Oregon, 422,565 in California and 198,692 in Washington. At the height of the chaos, 76 large fires were burning across nine states. Homes, livestock, forage and infrastructure have been consumed at record pace. At least 500 single family homes and 32 commercial buildings have burned to the ground. The National Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center has reported nine firefighter deaths and over 35 bad injuries.

Billows of smoke are taking over the once pristine countryside air, causing health problems for people with COPD and asthma. Even the most pristine tourist locations, such as Montana’s Sperry Chalet are evacuating. Firefighters had no choice but to light backfires to stop an all-consuming fire that had burned over 122,000 acres at Rice Ridge nearby Lolo National Forest.

In recent years, poorly-logged federal lands have exacerbated the fires, which have wiped out a record 15,800 square miles in 2015 and 14,600 square miles in 2012.

With more than 26,000 people fighting the fires, including more than 200 helicopters, 200 active duty soldiers, 1800 trucks, 28 air tankers, and the National Guard, the Western states are at a breaking point. “We’re stretched thin,” said Jennifer Jones, a spokeswoman for the interagency fire center. Much of the land that has burned is federally managed lands, which are poorly managed lands. Restrictions on logging have created dense forests that are begging to be thinned out by natural disasters.

Strapped for cash, the government of Montana has used up $50 million to help the feds fight the fires. The feds have spent $220 million in the state. FEMA has issued grants to the state to control the Lodgepole Complex and Lolo Peak fire, two horrendous outbreaks that have disrupted recreation and tourism in the Montana.

Delusional climate change cultists are quick to blame global warming for the fires, jumping at the opportunity to use this crisis to their advantage. The problem here is not that the Earth is burning up, plagued by rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The problem here is mismanagement of federal forests. Radical environmentalists have stopped logging operations on federally managed lands in Western forests. If humans do not naturally thin the forests out, then the dense forests become ticking time bombs during dry weather cycles. Now the burning forests are causing real problems with air quality. US Senator Steve Daines from Montana spoke on the Senate floor, calling for better management and more logging of federal lands in Montana’s forests.

“We are tired of being told that others know better than we do, and watch our forests burn every summer, our mills close, our neighbors lose jobs, and counties lose road crews because they don’t have money to support basic infrastructure,” Daines proclaimed on the Senate floor. “A safe forest is a managed forest.”

Even though the cause is clear, it is too late for many. The late September and October outlook for Montana and the Northwest is expected to remain bleak, with fires continuing to ravage the beautiful countryside.

Sources include:

CourtHouseNews.com

Enviro.news

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VIPs Witness A 300 Foot Object That Traveled 10,000 Feet In Half A Second, Heading Straight For Their Plane







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The topic of Unidentified Flying Objects is one that’s currently gripping the attention of many, so much so that it looks like the United States will be releasing some of its UFO files in the near future, according to longtime White House insider John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and several other sources from where the ‘official’ announcement will most likely come.  Although it’s hard to expect any sort of full truth about this topic to be fully disclosed in the mainstream, ‘official’ files from several different governments and intelligence agencies from around the world already confirm the existence of UFOs (links below), so don’t get your hopes up for any type of new information that another country hasn’t already disclosed, but who knows?

You can read more about ‘official government disclosure’ and what we have to be cautious of i it does ever happen in an article published earlier this month, here.

It’s interesting that this topic is getting so much attention right now in the mainstream, especially with Hillary Clinton making her comments about it as of late (article on that linked above). That being said, as mentioned above, it’s important to recognize that we’ve been ‘bamboozled’ by the government and corporate media for so long, with so many different examples ranging from the war on terror to the war on drugs, that it’s hard to expect any type of honest revelation about what’s really going on. For anybody who has researched the topic of UFOs in depth, it’s quite clear that this issue goes well beyond government parameters. It appears, to me at least, that politicians are simply told what to say on most topics; they too have ‘bosses’ and those they take instruction from. So, keep that in mind when the government decides to disclose the ‘truth.’

This thing has gotten so highly-classified… it is just impossible to get anything on it. I have no idea who controls the flow of need-to-know because, frankly, I was told in such an emphatic way that it was none of my business that I’ve never tried to make it to be my business since. I have been interested in this subject for a long time and I do know that whatever the Air Force has on the subject is going to remain highly classified. – Senator Barry Goldwater, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee (source)(source)

Although the files (of which there are thousands) that have been made available for public viewing d0 contain some eye-opening details, most notably objects of unknown origin performing maneuvers and travelling at speeds no known aircraft can, they contain no hard evidence that states the objects are extraterrestrial in origin, but, there is, as former NASA astronaut and Princeton Physics Professor Brian O’leary puts it, “abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time.” (source)

If you’d like to see some of these files, you can read THIS article—it’s heavily sourced and includes a number of examples of what happens when the military tracks a UFO on radar. Yes, the military tracks UFOs on radar, and the objects are also confirmed by the pilots who are sent to take a closer look. Official pictures have also been released; here’s one of many examples in Canada. Not only are they tracked on radar, but they disrupt critical instrumentation and communications within our military jets.

Dr. Jacques Vallee, notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA, and for his work at SRI International on the network information centre for ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet, also published a paper in the Journal of Scientific Exploration titled “Estimates of Optical Power Output in Six Cases Of Unexplained Ariel Objects With Defined Luminosity Characteristics.” (source)(source) This also details other phenomenon associated with this craft.

Behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense. — Former head of the CIA, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, 1960 (source, NY Times)

What’s the point? The point is that UFOs have been confirmed as real by these previously classified files, as well as by hundreds of military personnel of every rank over the past few years. Some of the cases described in these files are truly amazing, and now that thousands of them have been officially declassified, the people involved in these incidents have no more fear of coming forward and sharing their stories.

For a quick 10 minute summary video to get you up to speed on the topic, you can watch THIS clip taken from a Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, given in front of several former U.S. congresspeople, by people from within the military realms, political realms, and the world of academia.

Before going into the story below, it’s important for readers to recognize the ‘seriousness’ of this issue and the concerns that people are having, and have had for years.

One of these people is a now retired Navy commander pilot  Graham Bethune  who held a top-secret clearance. He was a VIP Plane Commander who flew most of the high-ranking officers and civilians from Washington, DC. In his testimony below, he explains how he was flying a group of VIPs and other pilots into Argentina, Newfoundland, when every single person on the plane witnessed a 300 foot object that traveled 10,000 feet straight up in a fraction of a second toward their plane. As you can see from the video below, he has documented the event extensively.

Below are some very interesting quotes taken from the interview. The interview was conducted by Dr. Steven Greer, founder of the Disclosure Project, which has interviewed hundreds of military personnel of all ranks.

To access the official files pertaining to this particular case, you can visit the government’s ‘Project Bluebook’ files to read them. You can find those links and the files for this case at the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomenon.

And I was flying at that time, Admiral McCormick who had relieved Eisenhower. Admiral McCormick was the NATO commander…(15:44) There was quite a few that knew about this so this is where I learned a lot that really was not official.

I do know that we did bring some of the craft back from Germany after World War II.

Then we knew that it was a friendly encounter, we knew it knew we were there, we knew it came out to see us. We watched it for a while.

Since then I’ve learned from the boys upstairs why we saw different colours as it was coming toward us. The colours were around the perimeter. And it turned from a yellow to an orange to almost a fiery red and then almost a purplish-red. And they said that that had to do with the amount of energy being used or dissipated. It had to do with the UFO power settings. When it slowed down, close to us, in a fraction of a second, it was back to the yellow range. And it was foggy around it or a plasma mist.

On the flight line where we parked our plane, most of the time, we weren’t too far from what looked like a hangar. Every time my boss and I went by there, he could not understand why I was not interested in going and looking at what was behind the metal wall…And he told basically that they had a craft back there and he told me basically that they did have bodies there…

The last quote you see above the video is one example of why the extraterrestrial hypothesis as an explanation for some of these UFOs existing. Sure, we have files that basically confirm the existence of UFOs, but the extraterrestrial part comes from stories like this one. Another example is former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer, who told the world that visitors from other planets have been coming here for years, and that global militaries are aware of this (source). The 6th man to walk on the Moon, the late Dr. Edgar Mitchell, told us that “yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered” and that he happens to be “privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.” (source)(source)(source)

The list literally goes on and on of why the extraterrestrial hypothesis exists, another great example comes from a school in Zimbabwe, where more than 60 school children witnessed a large craft landing and intelligent humanoids around it. You can read more details about that case here.

The evidence to examine the UFO topic, and the extraterrestrial hypothesis, is huge, and would take thousands of pages to present.

Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as Visitors, Others, Star People, ETs, etc…They are visiting Earth NOW; this is not a matter of conjecture or wistful thinking.     – Theodor C. Loder III, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire (source)

Again, to access the official files pertaining to this particular case, you can visit the government’s ‘Project Bluebook’ files to read them. You can find those links and the files for this case at the National Investigations Committee  On Aerial Phenomenon.

This is a topic that will leave no aspect of humanity untouched. From science, history to technology and consciousness. This is a major paradigm shift moment for our species, and it’s only a matter of time.


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Chemical industry lies exposed by their own internal documents

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The publication of over 200,000 long-hidden documents is now blowing the lid off the corrupt and longstanding (criminal) relationship between regulatory federal agencies and chemical companies. Known as the “Poison Papers Project,” the collection and publication of the documents was initiated this year by Independent Science News and the Center for Media and Democracy – revealing decades of collusion between regulatory government agencies and biochemical industry to actively suppress information on chemical toxicity.

Find out how federal agencies conspired with chemical companies to hide toxin dangers from the public. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Jonathan Latham, PhD, director of the “Poison Papers” project, expose the secret documents that reveal years of collusion, deceit, and outright fraud – all aimed at deceiving the general public. If you are ready to learn about the stunning depths to which corporations and agencies descended — in order to hide the truth about dioxins and other poisons — you won’t want to miss this explosive show.

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The Poison Papers prove that U.S. federal employees – at the highest levels – work to support chemical corporations

The documents collectively known as The Poison Papers – generated between the late 1960s and middle 1990s – consist of over 200,000 pages of study summaries, internal memos, meeting minutes, correspondence and sworn testimonies.

Author and activist Carol Van Strum began collecting and archiving the documents as a result of her 1974 attempt to stop the Forest Service from spraying 2,4,5-T (one of the ingredients in Agent Orange). Many of the documents were obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, with some being acquired through legal discovery in lawsuits against chemical corporations and various federal regulatory agencies.

The documents became public recently when the online publication The Intercept published an interview with Van Strum.
The scandal involves the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Defense – along with major chemical manufacturers such as Monsanto, Dow, Dupont and Union Carbine. In fact, Dr. Latham notes that the involvement extended to “every chemical company that existed at the time.”

The documents provide a wealth of evidence that both the EPA and the corporations were well aware of the extraordinary toxicity of many chemical products – and schemed to hide this information from the public. Get ready to be stunned, because the information we’re about to release – on the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – is worse than you think. (Be informed – don’t miss this show)

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One sickening example: Poison Papers show extensive proof of dioxin toxicity coverups

Dioxins, also known as TCDD, are a related group of persistent organic pollutants that accumulate in the food chain and are stored in fatty tissue of humans and animals. Long-time storage and improper disposal of industrial waste can cause this poison to be released into the environment, where it contaminates human and animal food supplies.

The International Agency for Cancer Research has classified dioxins as “known carcinogens” – with chronic exposure in animals known to cause several types of cancer. Dioxins, states Dr. Latham, may be behind the current “cancer epidemic” – and everyone has been exposed to these toxins to some degree.

Short-term exposure to high levels of dioxins can cause skin lesions and altered liver function. Long-term exposure is associated with immune system impairment, along with disruptions of the developing nervous system, the endocrine system and reproductive functions.
In an outrageous betrayal of trust, agencies not only failed to inform the public of the dangers of dioxins – but also suppressed evidence of fraudulent testing involving the toxins. Also concealed was the fact that dioxins were found in common household and personal products, such as coffee filters and diapers.

Simply put, these chemical companies are about to be exposed for the crimes they’ve committed against humanity. And, many people (in my opinion) need to be held accountable!

This week’s guest: Jonathan Latham, PhD, co-founder director of Bioscience Research Project

Discover the shocking truth about what the chemical industry is hiding from the public – Sun. Sept. 17

Jonathan Latham, PhD, is the editor of Independent Science News and the co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project (BRP), a non-profit educational organization which conducts independent scientific analysis of genetic engineering and its risks. The BRP seeks to create a strong scientific foundation for healthy, just and ecologically sound food and agricultural systems.

Dr. Latham holds a Master’s Degree in Crop Genetics, as well as a Ph.D. in Virology. A past postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Genetics at University of Wisconsin Madison, Dr. Latham has published scientific papers in plant ecology, plant virology, genetics and genetic engineering. He is currently the director of the Poison Papers project, which publicizes documents of the chemical industry and its regulators.

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NaturalNews.com
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Pregnant women who take antidepressants increase risk of psychiatric disorders for their kids

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Mothers-to-be who are mulling over the decision about whether to take antidepressants while pregnant might want to take note of a recent study out of Aarhus University that reveals that doing so raises a child’s risk of having a psychiatric disorder later in life.

In the study, which looked at nearly a million Danish children born between 1998 and 2012, researchers divided children into one of four groups according to their mother’s use of antidepressants prior to becoming pregnant as well as during pregnancy.

The first group was never exposed to antidepressants in the womb, while in the second group, mothers had taken antidepressants before becoming pregnant but not during the pregnancy. A third group had children born to mothers who took antidepressants before and during the pregnancy, while group 4 was composed of children born to mothers who had started taking antidepressants for the first time during pregnancy.

They found that roughly twice as many kids were diagnosed with psychiatric disorders in the fourth group than the first one, at 14.5 percent versus 8 percent. Groups 2 and 3 noted 11.5 percent and 13.6 percent diagnosis rates by age 16, respectively.

The researchers considered the fact that in addition to antidepressant exposure in the womb, heritability can also influence who is diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. While they did find an increase in autism, depression, ADHD and anxiety if the mother had these conditions, they believe antidepressant use increases the child’s risk of psychiatric diseases even further.

According to the study, which was published in the BMJ medical journal, drugs like SSRIs can cross the placental barrier and impact fetal brain development.

A different study from 2016 out of the Helsinki University Children’s Hospital found that taking SSRIs during pregnancy has a negative effect on the brain chemistry of the baby. Meanwhile, a study that was published in JAMA Pediatrics found that women who took SSRIs in their second or third trimester had double the chance of giving birth to babies who would develop autism.

The news gets worse: McMaster University researchers found a correlation between SSRI antidepressant use in pregnancy and diabetes, obesity, and metabolic complications like fatty liver. On top of that, a Danish study found that women who took SSRIs during pregnancy had twice the risk of premature birth as those who do not take them. They’ve also been linked to a higher rate of birth defects and miscarriages.

More recently, a study carried out at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that the kids of mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy had twice the risk of developing intellectual disability later in life.

Safer options for dealing with depression during pregnancy

It’s pretty clear that taking antidepressants during pregnancy is not a good idea, but this does not change the fact that many women suffer from depression and the hormones of pregnancy can sometimes make it worse. There are a few things that women can try to help cope with the problem without putting their baby’s future physical and mental health at risk.

For example, a Johns Hopkins University study discovered that meditation can be as effective as antidepressants, while spending time with nature has also been shown to help deal with depression. Some people find that yoga can help cope with depression, while others have found success doing regular exercise.

Having a baby is an exciting time, and problems like depression, anxiety and stress can really put a damper on the preparations and anticipation. As tempting as it may be to simply take a pill to make the bad feelings go away – which, by the way, is not always successful as most antidepressants are no more effective than a placebo – it is important to keep in mind that doing so could put your child’s health at risk.

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Florida citizens who abandoned their pets could face FELONY charges

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Many Florida residents were unprepared when catastrophic hurricane Irma appeared over the Atlantic. Extensive media coverage and government warnings had many people taking action early, but long term preparedness plans were apparently not in place for families and pets alike. Store shelves were emptied in many places and gas stations ran out of fuel. Pets were abandoned in alarming numbers, tied up to trees, and left pinned up in flood risk areas. Many pet owners gave up ownership and turned their cats and dogs in to nearby shelters.

The influx of abandoned pets has spurred south Florida authorities to instate felony charges for owners who left their pets behind. Emergency preparedness plans must take into consideration all living creatures under one’s care. Just days before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control had rescued roughly 40 dogs that were abandoned as residents sought shelter. Director Dianne Sauve said “there is absolutely no excuse” for abandoning a pet, even in the days leading up to a hurricane. Many of the recovered animals were found tied up to trees and locked up in pens, unable to escape. This poses dangers to the pet and the public, says the Florida Department of Health. With floods imminent, chained animals become tortured animals.

Authorities in Florida have pledged to crack down on pet abandonment. If they can identify owners, they could be charged with felony animal cruelty charges. This announcement will likely cause further problems. Many pet owners won’t search for or claim their animals if they know that they are going to be charged with a felony. Animals that were recovered by authorities may be left in the custody of the shelters, forever detached from their original owners.

Authorities say that the number of abandonments was higher during this storm than previous storms. Disappointed shelter director Dianne Sauve says the goal of the shelters is to keep families and pets together. She iterated that there are two pet-friendly shelters in Palm Beach County that many people were unaware of. The shelter took in another 40 cats and dogs that were willingly turned in and left there by their owners. The owners won’t get the pets back. In Palm Beach County, when an owner willingly gives up their pet, they lose ownership for good. It will also be more difficult for the owner to adopt again in the future.

After the hurricane passes, pet owners are warned not to let their animals roam. Confused pets are more prone to bite and attack humans, especially during times when they are more likely to be provoked. Debris also poses a danger to animals. Animal shelters see an uptick in wounded animals immediately following a storm and may not be able to respond to all cases at once. Displaced wildlife, such as alligators, quickly become a threat to pets, too.

While felony charges are a bit extreme in situations like this, there is an apparent need for better preparedness plans for families and pets alike. This starts with communities becoming more aware of the impact of regional threats and understanding what is most important to sustain life during a crisis situation. Stay informed at Preparedness.News.

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CRYBULLIES: College student activists now marching on their own cafeterias, demanding "hydroponic cilantro"

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What happens when college and university campuses that are run by far-Left academics aren’t far-Left enough? Easy; one day they just implode because they have become too expensive to operate.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, student demands are venturing into the absurd and are now even focused on turning the school cafeteria into an Alt-Left version of themselves.

The paper notes that at least some students coming back to class at the University of Texas in Austin are much more focused on their food than their studies:

Students … will have twice as much help wrestling with some of the big questions that college presents.

For instance, does water contain gluten? And, is all food genetically modified?

Those are among a growing list of food-related student queries that prompted UT Austin to hire a second campus dietitian ahead of the fall semester. 

Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s perfectly fine not only to want to know more about the food you’re eating but to ensure that it’s as clean as it can possibly be. But we’re talking about a college cafeteria here, not a trendy eatery or organic food market. And now the persnickety behavior is costing the university more money — in personnel and food costs — that has to be paid for by students.

The first dietician, Lindsay Wilson, told the WSJ that she was getting far too many requests for personalized menus for snobbish eaters, as well as others for information about the foods being provided and sold in the cafeteria.

“I have had a little pushback from some very feisty vegans,” she told the paper.

She’s not alone, nor is the University of Texas the only school to come under siege by students who want expensive, unrealistic changes and additions made to school cafeteria menus.

Today, for instance, at the University of Houston, students might march for hydroponic foods like cilantro. The university just spent $6,500 to construct a pair of hydroponic grow towers which, as Natural News readers know, are vertical gardens that use nutrient-infused water to grow herbs and other small crops indoors, without soil.

The University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA) has built aeroponic grow towers that only use mist to grow thyme, butter lettuce, and microgreens on top of the school’s Bruin Plate dining center.

“If you’re not eating good things, how do they expect your brain to grow?” asked Hannah Logan, a senior at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, who is majoring in sustainable farming and food.

Obviously, school administrators are taking the demand seriously. UMass Amherst officials have pointed to a 2016 survey which found that 70 percent of the university’s students said better food quality was important to them and something that attracted them to the school. (Related: It’s time to clamp down on college CRYBULLIES and take back America’s universities from the lunatic Left.)

So what has happened? Spending on this stuff has grown (no pun intended) dramatically as well. UMass has spent $4.9 million on local and sustainably grown foods this year through June; that’s up from $2.7 million just three years ago.

Someone has to pay for that kind of largess and, you guessed it, that would be the students or, more accurately in most cases, their parents. Thanks to guaranteed government money, tuition has increased on average 400 percent in three decades. With such a windfall of funding, schools can — and are — spending tens of millions on fads and other perks to attract students. The food fad is but one of them.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to grow wholesome, healthy foods, and to consume wholesome, healthy foods. But if such programs are going to cost schools the kind of money they are costing, is it the school’s responsibility to provide those kinds of food choices or should it be up to students themselves to bring it with them?

Just keep in mind college isn’t getting cheaper, it’s getting more and more expensive, and that’s partly due to expensive food demands like these.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

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