Health

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

The cancer-causing chemical glyphosate has been found in a number of popular oat products. In fact, almost all of the oat products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical. Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG, said in a statement: “We’re very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know.”[Read More…]

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million to a man after a jury ruled the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. After[Read More…]

China vaccine crisis as thousands of children injected with faulty jabs

China vaccine crisis as thousands of children injected with faulty jabs

The Chinese government has admitted that hundreds of thousands of doses of children’s vaccines are faulty, it has been reported. The State Council of China announced that yet another batch of vaccines for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) that were produced by the firm Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, were considered “substandard.” Most of the doses were sold to authorities in the[Read More…]

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Energy giants could use smart meters to cut switch off the power to their customers homes to force them to pay their bills, it has been revealed. Suppliers have the capacity to switch the new digital devices to a pre-payment setting without visiting the house. This would force the homeowner to top up their account before they use any gas[Read More…]

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis (bee glue) can significantly improve heart health, according to new research. Indeed, a study by African scientists showed that a combination of the two can indeed reduce the risk of heart attacks. The researchers made use of rats that they divided into six groups. The first group served as the negative control group, while the rest[Read More…]