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Archive for November, 2010

Food Safety S510 Alert: Just in! Aggies Go After Tester

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

You asked to keep updated in this crucial week prior to the upcoming vote on S510 set to occur the Monday after Thanksgiving. This just in from Citizens for Health to warn about Agribusinesses active behind the scenes to remove the Tester-Hagen Amendment which shields small suppliers and farmers from the onerous reporting and bureaucratic regulations needed for the giants. Read More→

Are TSA Scanners Carcinogenic?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

We don’t need a medical study to use our instincts and common sense. It’s pretty obvious that it’s invasive and inappropriate to undergo an enhanced patdown. Unfortunately, it’s still not clear that scanners are safe.

“Statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays,” Dr Michael Love, of the Johns Hopkins University school of medicine, told AFP (Agent France Presse.) “No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial.” Read More→

TSA Manhandling Meet Criteria for Sexual Predation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Earlier this week, Congressional staffers averted their eyes, too embarrassed to watch TSA staff demonstrating a patdown. The new procedures shown at a specially convened briefing, used a young female TSA volunteer. “In front of a room of 200 people, they touched her breasts and her buttocks,” a House staffer who attended the briefing told Politico. “People were averting their eyes. The TSA was trying to demonstrate ‘this is not so bad,’ but it made people so uncomfortable to watch.” Read More→

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Critical Action for Food Safety

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

A vote is likely today or tomorrow on the Food Safety Bill S510, a bill that will affect food quality, safety and price– and the rights to health supplements– for years to come. Yesterday author Michael Pollan added his voice to the group of citizens and organizations urging people to contact their Senators to assure that the bill that passes will not undermine the movement of organic, local sustainable growers and food producers. Read More→

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Keith Olbermann on Fracking the Night Before his Suspension

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

On his Countdown program, the night before his suspension, in a segment on the gas drilling practice, called “fracking,” Keith Olbermann commented, “Now they’re bringing off-shore drilling– on shore.” Read More→