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Defender Europe 20: the largest military deployment in the last 25 years, right on lockdown

There will be a similar readiness exercise in the Pacific later this year (see third video below). Intriguing that this one rolls out after the plandemic kicks in. And no protective gear, no distancing or other rules observed at all. We’ve been seeing this trend of military drills incorporating many nations for some time now. Part of the new global village scenario. Military on the streets more, training & interacting with the public. All the while we are seeing a greater police presence enforcing the lockdown rules as folk protest.

And meanwhile the military’s been rolling out in certain parts of the US also. EWR

 

“Defender Europe 20 is the largest deployment of the US, the UK, NATO allies & its partners in the last 25 years. The exercise will rehearse our ability to rapidly project a large scale, combat credible force and its equipment into Europe. Our squadron are the only one of its kind in the army. We’re designed to move tanks & other heavy pieces of equipment to wherever the end destination needs to be. During Exercise Defender Europe we’re going to move the squadron & all of our heavy equipment transporters into Belgium. We’ll move all of the American armour including …. from Belgium across mainland Europe and into Poland. Delivering our primary role in challenging & complex conditions, operating during winter in Poland…” (British Army, transcribed from the first video below).

Update : “In response to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and recent guidance by the United States Secretary of Defense, we have modified exercise Defender-Europe 20 in size and scope. As of March 13, all movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased”.  https://shape.nato.int/defender-europe/defender/newsroom/exercise-defendereurope-20-announcement-covid19-implications

 

 

 

Glyphosate Herbicides Now Banned or Restricted in 18 Countries Worldwide – Sustainable Pulse Research

Following the recent bans on the use of glyphosate-based herbicides by cities and institutions in the U.S., including Key West, Los Angeles, the University of California and Miami, Sustainable Pulse decided to research which countries around the world have banned or restricted the use of the world’s most used herbicide.

This research has led to the discovery that there is a growing swell of government level support worldwide for bans on glyphosate-based herbicides for both health and environmental reasons.

17 countries have now banned or restricted the use of this carcinogenic herbicide.

Previous research by Sustainable Pulse on the number of countries that have banned GM Crops has reached millions of people and we look forward to our latest research reaching an even wider audience. Sustainable Pulse welcomes additions or edits to the list below from readers and experts from around the Globe.

Africa:

Malawi: Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development announced the suspension of import permits for glyphosate in April 2019.

Asia:

Vietnam: Vietnam announced that it banned the import of all glyphosate-based herbicides with in March 2019 following a cancer trial verdict from San Francisco

Sri Lanka: In 2015 a full import ban on all glyphosate-based herbicides was put in place by the then newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena. This ban was partly lifted in July 2018 but only for use on tea and rubber plantations.

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https://sustainablepulse.com/2019/05/28/glyphosate-herbicides-now-banned-or-restricted-in-17-countries-worldwide-sustainable-pulse-research/#.XXsuGejVKdE

Scientists’ Group Calls On EU To Follow Brussels In Halting 5G Projects Due To Health Risk

from urdupoint.com

EU countries and cities should follow the example of Belgium and Brussels and halt projects related to 5G high-speed internet development because of potential health risks, Advisors to the International Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Scientist Appeal, an international advocacy group uniting specialists in the field, told Sputnik

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 04th April, 2019) EU countries and cities should follow the example of Belgium and Brussels and halt projects related to 5G high-speed internet development because of potential health risks, Advisors to the International Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Scientist Appeal, an international advocacy group uniting specialists in the field, told Sputnik.

On Monday, The Brussels Times reported that plans for a pilot project to provide 5G wireless internet in the Belgian capital had been halted because of health risk concerns. Environment minister said that such technology could not be welcomed if it did not meet radiation standards, which are rather strict in Brussels region.

“The Advisors have stated that 5G technologies must be subjected to an independent health and safety assessment before they are launched. It is our hope that other cities and nations in the European Union and elsewhere in the world will follow the example set by BrusselsBelgium, and call a halt to the deployment of 5G due to concerns about the potential harm to human health and nature,” Elizabeth Kelley, director of EMF Scientist, said, noting that she replied on behalf of the Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal.

The group is calling upon the United Nations and other bodies such as the World Health Organization and the UN Environment Programme to introduce greater health protection standards on EMF exposure.

It has already made several appeals to the UN Secretary-General.

“The Advisors to the Appeal believe that, while the science on the biological and health effects related to 5G is limited, there is sufficient scientific evidence to cause concern among independent scientists, that this new infrastructure, on top of existing electrical and wireless infrastructures, will cause more harm to mankind and nature. People who suffer from electrical sensitivity are facing the reality that they may have no place to go that is free from EMF hazards,” Kelley added.

Meanwhile, South Korea on Wednesday became the first country in the world to launch a 5Gnetwork. Several hours later, Verizon began selling 5G-compatibe smartphones and services.

In Europe, plans for a 5G network have been marred by the doubts about Huawei, the Chineseequipment maker, which the United States suspects of potentially being able to spy for Beijing. Unlike the United States, which barred Huawei from government agencies, the European Commission did not go so far as to ban the company. However, it asked member states to submit nation-wide risk assessments. Huawei is now suing the US government over the restrictions.

SOURCE

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/technology/scientists-group-calls-on-eu-to-follow-bruss-586131.html?fbclid=IwAR2xG7yjaXBuJFyyJee80GqtWsWI4abSeMsRF83fTpFIj9N8BL_J-ZG-sT8#.XKd70_h_xs4.facebook

Six EU Countries Call for Glyphosate Exit Plan: New Carcinogenicity Study and Focus on Alternatives

From sustainablepulse.com

Sustainable Pulse has been made aware of a letter sent on December 19 by the Ministers of Environment or Agriculture of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Malta and Greece to the European Commission calling for a new study on the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate and also a study to identify alternatives to the World’s most used herbicide.

The letter was sent to the European Commission by Nicolas Hulot, Minister for ecologic and inclusive transition (France), Denis Ducarme, Federal Minister for Middle classes, SMEs, Agriculture and Social inclusion (Belgium) Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment (Luxemburg) Josè A. Herrera, Minister for the Environment (Malta) Dejan Zidan, Minister for Agriculture (Slovenia) and Evangelos Apostolo, Minister of Agriculture (Greece).

The letter states;

“The renewal of the authorization of glyphosate for 5 years was voted during the appeal committee of November 27th. While taking note of this vote, we, Ministers of Environment or Agriculture of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Malta and Greece underline our concerns about the risks associated with the use of products containing this substance. As a matter of fact, a European citizen’s initiative signed by more than one million people called for a ban of this substance.

The European Parliament has expressed its support for the adoption of necessary measures to phase out the active substance glyphosate in the European Union by 15 December 2022 at the latest. The European Parliament also asked for the extension of specific restrictions of use of glyphosate for weeding and pre-harvest desiccation. We wish to recall that our countries are in favor of the ban of these uses, which are the main sources of residues that can be found in food.

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https://sustainablepulse.com/2017/12/28/six-european-countries-call-for-glyphosate-exit-plan-new-carcinogenicity-study-and-focus-on-alternatives/#.WkVpdVWWbIU