Gundersen: I’ve been told by people in the State Dept. that U.S. gov’t said to downplay health effects of radiation — So I think we’ve really gone out of our way not to measure (AUDIO)

For those of you who are interested in knowing the truth about the presence of dangerous particle radiation in your food, dust, water, etc.comes this from ENENEWS:

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates: Here in the United States we have this ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’. We don’t ask the Japanese what’s in it, and they don’t tell us. But the South Koreans are banning imports of Japanese seafood…

I’ve been told by people in the State Department last year that they were told by the U.S. government to downplay the health effects of radiation. And so I think we’ve really gone out of our way not to measure.

Breaking ’08 Pledge, Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations

Breaking ’08 Pledge, Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations

A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secretive trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power and directly contradict a 2008 campaign promise by President Obama. A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling. We speak to Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a fair trade group that posted the leaked documents on its website. “This isn’t just a bad trade agreement,” Wallach says. “This is a ‘one-percenter’ power tool that could rip up our basic needs and rights.” [includes rush transcript]

Health Dangers in Your Hose: Are You Watering Your Garden With Endocrine Disruptors and Toxic Chemicals?

Alternet reports on findings of Ann Arbor’s Ecology Center. Most of the gardeners we know take pride in their organic gardens but don’t know they are spraying lead and powerful endocrine disruptors on their veggies. Read more:

http://www.alternet.org/food/155718/health_dangers_in_your_hose%3A_are_you_watering_your_garden_with_endocrine_disruptors_and_toxic_chemicals/?page=entire

How Extremism is Normalized: Obama’s Radical Interpretation of The Bill of Rights

How Extremism is Normalized: Obama’s Radical Interpretation of The Bill of Rights

Glen Greenwald hits the nail on the head again about the former so-called constitutional law professor we refer to as President Obama:

Here we have the Obama administration asserting what I genuinely believe, without hyperbole, is the most extremist government interpretation of the Bill of Rights I’ve heard in my lifetime — that the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee that the State cannot deprive you of your life without “due process of law” is fulfilled by completely secret, oversight-free “internal deliberations by the executive branch” — and it’s now barely something anyone (including me) even notices when The New York Times reports it (as the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer asked yesterday: “These Dems who think executive process is due process: Where were they when Bush needed help with warrantless wiretapping?” — or his indefinite detention scheme?)

Obama: No Change, No Reason for Hope

Cenk Uygur with an observation shared by too few. It’s a challenge that needs to be posed to anyone who asserts that it is critical to vote for Mr. Obama.

No reporter has ever asked him as far as I know. I don’t know if any will ask this time around. What did you mean by “Change” anyway? He ran a whole campaign on it and does anyone really know what Barack Obama meant he was going to change?

I’m in the camp that he hasn’t changed a damn thing.

Is ‘America Revealed’–or PBS? Dow-sponsored public TV series tracks Dow’s product lines

Is ‘America Revealed’–or PBS? Dow-sponsored public TV series tracks Dow’s product lines

Once labeled the “Petroleum Broadcasting Service” by journalist Greg Palast, PBS continues to succumb to corporate corruption:

The program featured an extended look at the corn industry, including efforts to control pests. As the program explained, the food industry “needed a game changer” in that fight. And it got one: The “genetically modified organism, better known as a GMO.”

This positively portrayed “game changer” just happens to be the very type of product Dow sells. Indeed, Dow is among a handful of companies that dominate the genetic seed market (Pesticide Action Network, 8/10). The company has recently been trying to win approval for a new genetically modified corn that has been nicknamed “Agent Orange” for its resistance to a highly toxic herbicide. Dow’s application is opposed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Food Safety because of its toxicity, and the likelihood that it will simply create even more resistant weeds (EcoWatch, 4/10/12).