Newly found chemicals in fracking wastewater lead to cancer

Newly found chemicals in fracking wastewater lead to cancer

Published on Jan 19, 2015 
From RT America which is the US based arm of RT, a 24-hour English-language international broadcast news network.http://rt.com/usa/

“University researchers have discovered two new pollutants in fracking wastewater that can have potentially devastating effects on waterways and those who depend on them. Professor Avner Vengosh identified both ammonium and iodide in samples taken by his team, which says that the two chemicals have never before been linked to the natural gas extraction process. Although not deadly by themselves, according to scientists, when combined with other substances used by the natural gas drilling industry, they become carcinogenic. Dr. Ken Carlson of Colorado State University explains the importance and of the findings to RT’s Ben Swann.”

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – What Will it Mean for Kiwis?

TPPA

Are you familiar with the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement?

With our choices regarding a healthy environment becoming increasingly more constrained as corporations gain ever increasing control over governments, (or corporations that are parading as governments … NZ is a corporation and is registered as such with the SEC in Washington, along with most of our former ‘government departments’), the agreement known as the TPPA looms as an even greater threat to freedom of choice.

Limited liability corporations have morphed into giant behemoths that enjoy virtually guaranteed immunity under a body of corporate law built up over more than a century. They owe their first allegiance, not to the public, but to their own shareholders, and their number one mandate is to maximize profits.The TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) is an agreement that our PM intends signing on behalf of all NZ citizens, with neither our consultation nor our consent. Negotiations around this agreement  are taking place right now between our leaders and large multinational corporations in total secrecy. If signed, from the little we know that’s been gleaned from leaked documents, this trade agreement will give corporations even more control … and we New Zealanders, whom it concerns most … even less.

Read more about the TPPA and how you can become active in opposing it ….. HERE

Retired Rangitikei Farmer Describes ‘Jet Contrails’ Affecting Our Temperatures & Agriculture

A retired local farmer from Rata, Robyn Gilmour,  recently featured in a Manawatu Standard article (January 13, 2014). describing his observations of what he terms ‘jet contrails’ that create haze and smog, blocking out the sun. He says there are sometimes 40 jet trails that stay all day. Rangitikei soil is great he says, and in some parts anything can be grown, but he believes jet vapour trails are blocking out the heat. They are causing cooler temperatures and preventing our region from reaching its horticultural potential he says.

Rata in its day was a thriving settlement. More recently in the 60s and 70s there was the potato growing industry where Goymour worked as a foreman for James Bull’s company (later sold to Watties). Earlier again Rata had a store, a post office and a Dairy Factory which after closing (as all the rural dairy factories did) became a sausage skin factory for a number of years. The settlement on the main road has all but disappeared now.

(Note: featured image is by the author, captured in March 2014 in the Rangitikei)

Read the article HERE 

Pinkwash – baleage wrap conceals true cause of rural cancer

Glyphosate in Roundup, the spray that Kiwis love to slather everywhere… an older post but a reminder of the need to educate yourself. Classified by WHO as a probable carcinogen.

Press release 8.1.15
Food Matters Aotearoa
Pinkwash – baleage wrap conceals true cause of rural cancer
desiccation with Roundup, a leading cause of rural health problems. Exposure to Roundup has be shown to increase incidence of female cancers and reproductive problems and male problems such as infertility and prostate cancer.(2)
Have you noticed the eye-catching pink wrap now appearing in paddocks around you? Agpac’s admirable action in donating a percentage of the price of each roll to the Sweet Louise breast cancer charity highlights the health problems facing rural families.(1)  Read Full ARTICLE HERE

Note details too at the end of the article, regarding the upcoming Food Conference in Wellington (Feb 2015) with Professor Seralini, Dr Meriel Watts and others.

Glyphosate-Resistant Grass Approved Without Any Review

From naturalsociety.com on GMO grass approval…

“New GMO-Approved Grass may Infiltrate a Lawn Near You

The USDA has just approved a new genetically modified, glyphosate-resistant grass without a single environmental review. Apparently, Scotts Miracle-Gro company and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) thinks GMO grass, targeted for sale to golf courses and other turf-like arenas – is brilliant. The government agency just approved the new GM, glyphosate-resistant grass without a single environmental review…..”

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/new-gmo-approved-grass-may-infiltrate-lawn-near/#ixzz3OGtywcaw

As another of naturalsociety’s articles at their site says, we can kiss grass-fed beef good bye. Don’t think they won’t try that here. We already have a recent Herald article saying ‘GMO is the way to go…’ from Massey’s Peter Kemp. All the information from the independent research falls on deaf ears. What is their agenda?

Massey Researcher Seeks Farmers, Orchardists, Horticulturalists for Health Research into Sprays

From ‘Rural Women New Zealand’

“Massey University Research Nurse, Heather Duckett, wants to talk to farmers (sheep & beef, dairy, deer), orchardists and horticulturalists/flower growers in the Lower North Island from Taranaki across the Central Plateau to Hawke’s Bay and south to Wellington as part of her research into the use of sprays (pesticides, fungicides and herbicides) and the effects on health.

She wants to contact 50 farmers who either use sprays or who may enter paddocks after spraying has been done.

The research is around the higher risk these people face as an occupational group of developing blood and lymph node cancers.”

To find out more information email: H.G.Duckett@massey.ac.nz, or call (06) 350 5064.

Click here to view an Information Sheet about the study.

– See more at: http://www.ruralwomen.org.nz/news-and-inspiration/health-research-into-pesticides#sthash.zkiisGZz.dpuf