It seems like almost every day there are news stories which show that it is getting harder and harder to choose an organic lifestyle. Our health freedom is under attack like it never has been before. Now there is this announcement out of Canada (detailed below) which is going to make it much, much more difficult for Canadians to be able to get natural health products and supplements. Those living in the United States should not gloat about this either, because the same type of regulations are slated to be implemented there as well. The truth is that our health and our freedom to make health choices is under attack. Increasingly, government is viewing itself as the all-knowing “Big Brother” that is going to make our choices for us. This is a very disturbing trend and if it continues it could mean some very dark times ahead for those of us who would prefer to live an organic lifestyle.
The following are some of the top health news stories from recent days….
*Makers of natural health products in Canada say that they are bracing for widespread layoffs and millions of dollars in losses after Canada’s pharmacy regulators issued a surprise directive recently that banned the selling of unlicensed natural supplements and remedies.
*There is one bit of good news – the U.S. government has announced that it is abandoning the National Animal Identification System – at least for now.
*The Pentagon’s advanced research division has set aside 6 million dollars from its upcoming budget for research on the creation of “synthetic organisms” whose DNA can be altered to make them live forever.
*Even in China scientists are warning that genetically modified rice may potentially cause serious public health and environmental problems.
*British scientists are warning that farming soil in the U.K. could be entirely depleted within the next 60 years.
*Scientists down in Melbourne, Australia are developing a procedure for transplanting genetically modified pig organs into humans.
*There are some disturbing new studies suggest that many popular anti-depressant drugs are no more effective than a placebo.
*A receptionist at one doctor’s office in the U.K. has been left unable to walk properly after receiving the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
*Two residents of Ontario, Canada have both been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome after taking the H1N1 flu shot in the same doctor’s office just two days apart.
*A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives raises the possibility that a flame retardant chemical found in an alarming number of common household consumer products can cause infertility.
*Two major paper companies are planning to transform the plantation forests of the southeastern U.S. by replacing native pine trees with genetically engineered eucalyptus.
*Some residents of Puerto Rico have filed a lawsuit against the United States, saying that the testing of depleted uranium weapons and agent orange for decades in that nation has made them very sick.
*Lastly, a shocking new study has found significant levels of pharmaceutical drugs and illegal drugs in our water supplies despite “rigorous” efforts to remove them at water treatment facilities.