STATE OF THE NATION: “President Trump: BY FAR — The Worst Environmental POTUS In History”

“First, this president, from day one, has highly encouraged and issued specific policy that has provided extraordinary incentives to fracking companies across the USA so that the Trump administration can sell liquid natural gas (LNG) to Russia’s customers in Europe and elsewhere. Secondly, this president has pushed the military deployment of 5G with a vengeance. He has even sung the praises of a “future” and extremely deadly 6G. Thirdly, there is Trump’s egregious failure to shut down the chemical geoengineering operations being conducted in the skies across the country — 24/7. Then there is the intentional weakening of the cornerstone pieces of legislation that undergird the nation’s environmental protection. Fifth, it’s now evident that there’s a total disregard for the health and wellness of the populace by the Trump administration. The BOTTOM LINE: Mother Earth is not happy, Mr. President!”

~State of the Nation

 

President Trump has been — BY FAR — the worst environmental POTUS in history. It’s clear from his many reckless actions, misguided policies and heedless proclamations where it concerns the environment, that he’s a real Neanderthal.

First, this president, from day one, has highly encouraged and issued specific policy that has provided extraordinary incentives to fracking companies across the USA so that the Trump administration can sell liquid natural gas (LNG) to Russia’s customers in Europe and elsewhere. This highly destructive strategy alone is enough to give him the award for the “Worst Enviro POTUS” — EVER! Hydro-fracking has been devastating communities across America since the BP Gulf oil spill.

Secondly, this president has pushed the military deployment of 5G with a vengeance. He has even sung the praises of a “future” and extremely deadly 6G. Truly, his zealous promotion of the 5G roll-out nationwide is enough to make him guilty of GENOCIDE. And, he became the world’s unequalled pitchman for 5G only at the insistence of it being developed in Israel. Hence, he owes an explanation to the American people about why such an inherently dangerous technology is okay for the United States, but not for Israel.

See: Here’s why 5G is NOT allowed in Israel where it was developed

Thirdly, there is Trump’s egregious failure to shut down the chemical geoengineering operations being conducted in the skies across the country — 24/7. Also known as chemtrails, these now ubiquitous toxic aerosols are disseminated from specially equipped U.S. military jets, nonstop, in all 50 states for reasons unknown. The U.S. citizenry is literally being sprayed like bugs and the government has never explained why and has only denied their obvious existence. (CHEMTRAIL SYNDROME: A Global Pandemic Of Epic Proportions). Any POTUS, as Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces, who allows the reckless and incessant pollution of the ambient atmosphere will have to answer to We the People.

Then there is the intentional weakening of the cornerstone pieces of legislation that undergird the nation’s environmental protection. This is where Trump himself has turned back the clock on the most important environmental laws ever enacted. Not only did Trump’s EPA move to gut the Clean Air Act, his administration has also been undermining critical protections mandated by the Clean Water Act. It’s entirely true that environmental activists nationwide consider Trump to be a one-man wrecking crew whose cave-man mentality will destroy the delicate ecological balance wherever he relaxes or terminates necessary rules and regulation.

Fifth, it’s now evident that there’s a total disregard for the health and wellness of the populace by the Trump administration. In fact, “a 2018 analysis reported that the Trump administration’s rollbacks and proposed reversals of environmental rules would likely ‘cost the lives of over 80,000 US residents per decade and lead to respiratory problems for many more than 1 million people’.” This willful negligence by Trump to safeguard the citizenry reflects an unprecedented repudiation of the most fundamental agreement (and basic responsibility) every POTUS swears to uphold. One wonders if Trump even knows how to spell E N V I R O N M E N T.

Lastly, President Trump has done everything in his power to push the stock market as high as he can. It’s as though the DJIA is the primary metric by which he measures his success. Quite unfortunately, this inordinate determination to manipulate daily the NYSE and artificially prop up the various markets has only emboldened Corporate America to run roughshod over the environment. Their high-paid lobbyists and lawyers are as busy as ever re-writing environmental laws in Washington, D.C. and every state house in the nation. In the end, it’s the people who will suffer greatly from this profound betrayal.

There’s much more to this screed, but the foregoing examples sketch out the general picture.

The BOTTOM LINE: Mother Earth is not happy, Mr. President!

 

~via State of the Nation

ECOWATCH: “Trump’s EPA Won’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide”

“Siding with pesticide corporations over the health and well-being of kids is the new normal at the EPA. Today’s decision underscores the sad truth that as long as the Trump administration is in charge, this EPA will favor the interests of the chemical lobby over children’s safety.”

Ken Cook – President, Environmental Working Group

 

President Donald Trump‘s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not ban the agricultural use of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that the EPA’s own scientists have linked to brain damage in children.

The decision, announced Thursday, was a response to a petition from public health and environmental groups who had pushed for a ban. The agency ruled that “critical questions remained regarding the significance of the data” on the pesticide’s health effects.

The ruling is the latest in a series of Trump EPA decisions that weaken chemical safety rules. In April, it opted against a full ban on asbestos in favor of restrictions that critics say could usher in new uses. Also this year, it issued restrictions on a paint-stripping chemical that were weaker than a ban proposed during the Obama years. Finally, just last week, it widely expanded the use of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, which its own scientists have shown can harm bees.

“Siding with pesticide corporations over the health and well-being of kids is the new normal at the EPA,” Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement. “Today’s decision underscores the sad truth that as long as the Trump administration is in charge, this EPA will favor the interests of the chemical lobby over children’s safety.”

The EPA’s decision came after a federal court ordered the agency to make a final call on the ban by mid-July. Chlorpyrifos has been banned for home use since 2000, but farmers have continued to spray it on crops like apples, strawberries, broccoli and corn. The Obama administration had initiated a ban on agricultural uses of the pesticide, but Trump’s EPA reversed it, setting off a legal battle with environmental advocates. In the absence of federal action, states have moved against the pesticide on their own. Hawaii became the first state to ban chlorpyrifos in 2018, and California announced it would ban the chemical in May. New York is also moving towards a ban.

Research has linked chlorpyrifos exposure to lower IQ, memory loss, breathing problems and increased risk of autism in babies born to mothers who lived near farms where it was sprayed.

“What we have with chlorpyrifos is multiple academic research projects that have shown that actual children who actually live in California are being harmed by this chemical,” said Center for Environmental Health senior scientist Caroline Cox. “It’s pretty rare that you have that kind of evidence for any toxic chemical.”

So how was the EPA able to decide that the science wasn’t conclusive? The ruling was a direct consequence of former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt‘s decision to limit the kinds of studies that regulators could use to make decisions.

Under Mr. Pruitt, the agency proposed a rule saying it could not consider scientific researchunless the raw data behind it was made public, saying the issue was a matter of transparency. Scientists argued that studies measuring human exposure to pesticides and other chemicals often rely on confidential health information and argued the E.P.A.’s real motivation was to restrict the ability to develop regulations.

In opting not to ban chlorpyrifos, the E.P.A. rejected a major study conducted by Columbia University on its effects on children in New York City. The E.P.A. said because it was unable to obtain the raw data and replicate that study, which linked the insecticide to developmental delays, it could not independently verify the conclusions.

The 12 groups who brought the petition against the EPA vowed to keep fighting.

“We will continue to fight until chlorpyrifos is banned and children and farmworkers are safe from this dangerous chemical,” they said in a joint statement reported by Earthjustice, the legal organization that represented the groups.

Former senior EPA attorney Kevin Minoli thought that federal courts would ultimately rule in favor of a ban.

“To me, this starts the clock on the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops in the US.”

 

~via EcoWatch.com

DERRICK BROZE: “Trump Just Made It A Lot Easier For GMOs To Enter The Food Supply”

“President Trump issued an executive order aimed at ‘streamlining’ GMO regulations in the U.S. To critics, the bill is known as the ‘DARK’ Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know) because the law is also aimed at nullifying GMO labeling measures, such as a state labeling bill passed in Vermont. Mike Pompeo, author of the bill, criticized mandatory labeling laws as unnecessarily costly and insisted a federal standard was the answer.”

~Derrick Broze

 

President Trump issued an executive order aimed at ‘streamlining’ GMO regulations in the U.S.

On June 11, President Donald Trump quietly issued an executive order to “streamline” GMO regulations in the United States. The order, titled Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products, is the latest move by the Trump administration aimed at promoting the use of genetically engineered or modified crops.

In his executive order, Trump called on federal agencies to fix what he called a “regulatory maze” related to the farming and selling of GMO products.

The executive order states:

“Biotechnology can help the Nation meet its food production needs, raise the productivity of the American farmer, improve crop and animal characteristics, increase the nutritional value of crop and animal products, and enhance food safety. In order to realize these potential benefits, however, the United States must employ a science-based regulatory system that evaluates products based on human health and safety and potential benefits and risks to the environment. Such a system must both foster public confidence in biotechnology and avoid undue regulatory burdens.“

The order goes on to instruct the Secretary of Agriculture and other officials to “develop an action plan to facilitate engagement with consumers in order to build public confidence in, and acceptance of, the use of safe biotechnology in agriculture and the food system”.

The executive order also lays out plans for the Trump administration to work with other nations in developing GMO policies. Section 8 of the order gives the Ag Secretary and Secretary of State 180 days to develop an international communications and outreach strategy to facilitate engagement abroad with policymakers, consumers, industry, and other stakeholders.

Additionally, the order calls on the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration to design a website that contains and provides links to relevant United States Government regulatory information.

Greg Jaffe, biotechnology director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, told the Associated Press that the impact of the order depends on how the federal government responds. “There needs to be an assurance of safety for those products,” Jaffe said.

The topic of genetically engineered food has been controversial for years. Scientists, health advocates, and concerned citizens have been raising questions about the technology over the last decade, including activists forming global marches against biotechnology giant Monsanto between 2013 and 2016.

More recently, criticism of GMOs has centered around labeling laws. To understand the current battle for labeling genetically engineered foods, one must look back to 2015. At that time, the controversial Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed the House in June before ultimately failing amid heavy opposition.

To critics, the bill is known as the “DARK” Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know) because the law is also aimed at nullifying GMO labeling measures, such as a state labeling bill passed in Vermont. Mike Pompeo, author of the bill, criticized mandatory labeling laws as unnecessarily costly and insisted a federal standard was the answer.

In late February 2016, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts introduced another bill which attempted to create a federal voluntary standard for labeling GE food. Roberts’ Senate Bill 2609, or the Biotech Labeling Solutions Act, would have blocked mandatory labeling efforts by states.

In March 2016, the bill failed to reach the 60 votes needed during a procedural vote, with 49 votes in favor and 48 votes against. However, by July 2016 the labeling measure was added to the National Sea Grant College Program Act as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. It was that measure which was ultimately signed into law by Obama, placing the U.S. Department of Agriculture in charge of labeling America’s genetically engineered food supply.

Under the Trump administration, the battle for labeling has died down largely due to a lack of reporting in the mainstream press and misinformation which falsely tells Americans that labeling rights have been won.

However, in July 2018, an analysis of proposed rule changes revealed that thousands of genetically engineered foods may be exempt from upcoming labeling requirements. In early May 2018, the Department of Agriculture released a draft rule describing how the labeling law is supposed to be implemented.

Between May and July 3, the USDA received 14,008 public comments. The comments indicate that some of the public is concerned about the language used in the rule.

“The term bioengineered should not be used. It is both misleading and confusing to consumers. GMO, GE or Genetic Engineering should be used instead,” one commenter writes. “Please make all food items labeled correctly as GMO so consumers know exactly what they are purchasing,” another said.

The Environmental Working Group reports that if companies want to label foods which are made with genetically engineered ingredients, they must use the terms “bioengineered”

or

“bioengineered food ingredient,” instead of the widely known phrases “genetically modified” or “genetically engineered.”

Interestingly, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) recently conducted a survey to see how people respond to these different labels, including new symbols being tested by the USDA. The IFIC found that in every combination of label, the level of concern among consumers increased. In the survey consumers were shown bottles of canola oil without any label, with one of three symbols (plant, sun, or smile), with a symbol plus “bioengineered” on the label, and a symbol with “may be bioengineered” on the label.

As the USDA works to establish a uniform national standard for labeling foods that may be genetically engineered, critics continue to call out the dangers of putting the federal government in charge of the situation. Donald Trump’s recent executive order will only exacerbate the already confusing situation.

Americans who have concerns about the safety of GMOs will have to wrestle with the fact that these products may not be labeled and — with the latest executive order from Trump — will enter the food supply at an increasing pace in the coming years.

 

~via DavidIcke.com

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S.D. WELLS: “Top 8 Labels NOBODY Reads Even Though The Products Contain Neurotoxic And Carcinogenic Agents That Cause Severe Health Damage”

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First, realize that you cannot count all the times you’ve read the label on food products to check for ingredients you did not want to consume. Some people have severe allergies to nuts, dairy, gluten, MSG or aspartame – and the list goes on. Other people just want to avoid processed and synthetic ingredients that damage health, deplete energy, or simply cause headaches and stomach aches. Some folks just don’t want to get fat so they avoid sugar, saturated fats, artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated oils. But what if you found out that most depression and anxiety is caused by toxins in food, water and medications?

Wow! What if you found out that most cases of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dementia and cancer all come from consuming pesticides and injecting mercury and aluminum into muscle tissue, over and over again?

Why don’t medical doctors talk about this?

They can’t. The AMA, FDA and CDC would shut them down, and medical boards would take away their medical licenses. Why is this information never publicized in the national media? Because the sponsors sell those chemicals in their products. How long has this been going on? Answer: 100 years. The AMA, FDA and CDC have been working in tandem to keep consumers blinded to the truth. Toxic food and toxic tap water drive people, over time, into the hands of medical doctors who know that their clients weren’t born sick and dying. It’s a money-making agenda that flies under the radar of most consumers.

The most insane part of it all is that most of the toxins are listed on the ingredients of foods, drinks and medicines, but there seems to be certain genres of these that go largely ignored, or trusted or both. Has the mass media simply brainwashed people into thinking that everything advertised on television and in newspapers is safe? We all know that fast food is horrible for your health, yet there are no ingredient lists printed on those packages – and why not? Would you even read them if there were?

It’s time to adjust your personal “radar” controls and start detecting all the poison out there. It’s easy. All you have to do is read the labels on everything that you do not read right now. Never assume anything sold in America is safe to eat, drink, put on your body or inject into it. You don’t have to be allergic to something for it to cause health detriment in the long run. Filter chemicals from your daily intake, and you filter disease and disorder from your life. It’s as simple as that.

Here are the top eight labels nobody reads, even though neurotoxic and carcinogenic agents that cause severe health damage are printed right there in plain sight!

#1. Flu shots: Influenza vaccines often contain shocking amounts of mercury (listed as thimerosal), MSG, formaldehyde (embalming fluid for the dead) and aluminum (major cause of Alzheimer’s disease).

#2. Vaccines: The MMR vaccine has been implicated as a major cause of autism, and the HPV vaccine causes girls to go into anaphylactic shock and comas. Watch out! Read the vaccine package insert ingredients and warnings and you’ll probably never consider a toxic jab of any kind again!

#3. Artificial sweeteners: Yes, they are synthetic. Watch out for aspartame, sucralose and sorbitol, the toxic trio that cause IBS, anxiety and depression.

#4. Sunscreen and suntan lotions: What better way to give yourself skin cancer than to block out the healthy vitamin D from the sun and lock in body toxins by spreading more toxins all over yourself. Watch for parabens, phthalates and petroleum!

#5. Desserts: Sure, desserts are about enjoying some sweet, delicious foods, but that doesn’t mean that sugar has to contain pesticides. Avoid GMO, artificial food dyes, artificial sweeteners and corn sugar (HFCS) at all costs. Eat organic desserts or make your own using quality ingredients.

#6. Mouthwash and toothpaste: Here is a key area where the manufacturers love to trick everybody. Watch out for toxins like fluoride, artificial sweeteners and bleach.

#7. Diet foods: Take the “die” out of your diet and never eat artificial sweeteners; they make you hungrier, anxious, depressed and fat! Imagine that. They do the exact opposite of what they are advertised to do. Read the labels.

#8. Salad dressings, including some organic ones: Yep. Organic canola and organic soy are oxymorons. No soy, unless it is fermented, should be consumed by humans. Also, canola comes from rapeseed, which is toxic to all animals – even if it’s organic. Avoid canola oil at all costs. Choose organic olive oil and organic coconut oil as your alternatives here.

Pretend you’re allergic to everything that’s not natural, and watch your health, energy and intelligence skyrocket

Read every single label and every single ingredient on everything you consume, and filter out every chemical you can find. If you can’t eat it, it doesn’t belong on your skin, hair or nails either. You shouldn’t have to inject medicine into muscle tissue to build immunity. Immunity comes naturally from consuming organic foods, herbs and superfoods. Ask a naturopathic physician to run a hair (or urine) analysis for you to determine if you have allergies to certain ingredients or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Nothing kills immunity and health faster than consuming pesticides, so avoid genetically modified foods at all costs.

Learn about heavy metal toxins lurking in foods, water and medicines by checking out Mike Adams’ newly released best-selling science book, Food Forensics.

~via NaturalNews.com