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What Does It Take to Destroy a World Order? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:43

How Climate Change Could End Washington’s Global Dominion

By Alfred W. McCoy Tomdispatch

Once upon a time in America, we could all argue about whether or not U.S. global power was declining. Now, most observers have little doubt that the end is just a matter of timing and circumstance. Ten years ago, I predicted that, by 2025, it would be all over for American power, a then-controversial comment that’s commonplace today. Under President Donald Trump, the once “indispensable nation” that won World War II and built a new world order has become dispensable indeed.

 

The decline and fall of American global power is, of course, nothing special in the great sweep of history. After all, in the 4,000 years since humanity’s first empire formed in the Fertile Crescent, at least 200 empires have risen, collided with other imperial powers, and in time collapsed. In the past century alone, two dozen modern imperial states have fallen and the world has managed just fine in the wake of their demise.

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UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:18
February 13, 2019
 
 
Jackson Holtz
https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/02/13/uw-study-exposure-to-chemical-in-roundup-increases-risk-for-cancer/UW News
 
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A timeline that shows the growth in glyphosate usage worldwide (left) and key human epidemiological studies on the herbicide (right).

 
 
Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington.
 
Various reviews and international assessments have come to different conclusions about whether glyphosate leads to cancer in humans.
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'Troubling allegations' prompt Health Canada review of studies used to approve popular weed-killer PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:11
 
Maker of Roundup denies any hidden influence on studies used in approval process
 
Gil Shochat · CBC News · Posted: Nov 11, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 11
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/monsanto-roundup-health-canada-1.4896311
 

 

 
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Health Canada says its scientists are reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada's most popular herbicide, Roundup
Health Canada says its scientists are reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada's most popular herbicide, Roundup.
Health Canada says in light of "troubling allegations," its scientists are reviewing hundreds of studies used during the approval process for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Canada's most popular herbicide, Roundup.
 
The decision comes after a coalition of environmental groups claimed Health Canada relied on studies that were secretly influenced by agrochemical giant Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, when it re-approved use of glyphosate in 2015 and confirmed that decision in 2017.
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“Poison Papers” and Major Monsanto Document Release Exposes Toxicity and Collusion PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:00
 
Historic Disclosures Prove That Safety of FDA and EPA-Approved Chemicals Were Based on Tobacco Industry-like Collusion Promoting Demonstrably Faked Science
Jon WoodhousePosted on August 2, 2017
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https://mauiindependent.org/poison-papers-major-monsanto-document-release-exposes-toxicity-collusion/
 
 
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More than 100,000 pages of documents exposing how the chemical industry and government regulators knew about the extraordinary toxicity of many chemical products, yet worked together to conceal this information from the public and the press, were made publicly available last week through a remarkable project called the Poison Papers.
 
This morning, a second group of important documents reached the public for the first time after a judge allowed, for the first time ever, the public release of hundreds of pages of incriminating documents regarding Monsanto and its collusion with federal regulators to keep secret scientific evidence of the toxicity of Roundup, the world’s best selling  –and most controversial—herbicide.
 
Today, critical documents released by the law firm of Baum Hedlund, which is suing Monsanto in a California federal court are available at the firm’s website here under the headline, “Monsanto’s Secret Documents.”
 
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. noted that with this disclosure, “We can now prove that all Monsanto’s claims about glyphosate’s safety were myths concocted by amoral propaganda and lobbying teams.”  Kennedy noted that federal agencies that were supposed to protect public health instead protected Monsanto’s toxic products from public oversight.
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Toxic chemicals linked to brain disorders in children PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 18 June 2018 06:44
Toxic chemicals linked to brain disorders in children
A recent study indicates that children's exposure to certain chemicals, including some pesticides, may trigger disabilities such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia. 
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/02/toxic-chemicals-linked-to-brain-disorders-in-children/
 
 
Image by jetsandzepplins/FlickrA recent study indicates that children's exposure to certain chemicals, including some pesticides, may trigger disabilities such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recent study indicates that children's exposure to certain chemicals, including some pesticides, may trigger disabilities such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia.

Image by jetsandzepplins/Flickr

Harvard study finds six newly recognized chemicals to add to list

BY Karen Feldscher
HSPH Communications
 
February 14, 2014
 
 
 
 
Toxic chemicals may be triggering recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children — such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia — according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The researchers say a new global prevention strategy to control the use of these substances is urgently needed.
 
The report will be published online Feb. 15 in Lancet Neurology.
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