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China builds first all robot factory, replacing humans

China robot factory

Having devoured many of the world’s factory jobs, China is now handing them over to robots. As part of a major push towards automation, the first robots-only factory is being built in China’s Dongguan manufacturing hub, reducing human employees to a bare minimum. The factory, owned by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology …

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Chipotle to stop serving GMO food

Food Babe

The big news about Chipotle is that they have removed GMO foods from their menu reports USA Today Monday. Chiptle has become the first national restaurant chain to use only non-GMO ingredients. Co-CEO Steve Ells said the Denver-based chain has hit the goal not only at Chipotle Mexican Grills but also at the company’s ShopHouse Southeast …

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Murdoch behind mandatory vaccination push in Australia

Baby vaccines

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.” The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents …

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United States is facing global economic isolation

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Just this week, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote an eye-opening and scathing op-ed outlining where America stands in the rapidly changing global economy. Titled ‘Time U.S. leadership woke up to new economic era’, the piece looks at the many ways in which the United …

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Opium cultivation hits record high in Afghanistan

US military Afghanistan opium heroin

Afghanistan has once again set a new record for opium cultivation despite a constant U.S. military presence for the last thirteen years. According to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opium production rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. “The total area under …

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10 things about Gaddafi they don’t want you to know

Muammar Gaddafi Libya

Ruling the country for for 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa. So despite what you’ve heard on the radio, seen in the media or on the TV …

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European Central Bank to start buying private-sector debt

Benoît Coeuré ECB

The European Central Bank will start buying private-sector debt instruments within days with the aim of raising the bank’s holdings of assets and steering money to the economy, ECB executive board member Benoît Coeuré said Friday. The purchases “will have the objective to steer the balance sheet of the ECB …

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Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

Royal Bank of Scotland

Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18. Recent polls indicating pro-union and independence camps are neck and neck have rocked British financial markets and pushed the pound to its lowest …

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US Defense Department: Bitcoin a potential terrorism threat

Bitcoin

The US Defense Department is conducting a counterterrorism program investigation of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and other new technologies, including smartphones and social media, to better understand if they pose security threats. Run by the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), a division of the Pentagon that analyzes terrorism and …

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Gardasil developer admits vaccine is useless and deadly

Gardasil

Did you know that one of the lead researchers involved with developing the two available vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil (Merck & Co.) and Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline), admitted back in 2009 that the jabs are essentially useless and more dangerous than the very conditions they are hailed as preventing and …

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NSA caught spying on Latin America for energy and military intel

National Security Agency

The NSA’s spy program encompasses most countries in Latin America, new cables released by Edward Snowden have confirmed. The data gathered on military affairs and “commercial secrets” has provoked a flurry of furious rhetoric from regional leaders. Brazilian daily, O Globo, which obtained the cables released by former CIA employee …

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Queen’s income set to rise for second year running

Queen

The Queen will receive a 5% rise in her income after the Crown Estate, from which she is paid, reported an increase in its profits. The Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen’s spending as Head of State, will rise in 2014 from £36.1m to £37.89m. The grant is calculated as …

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Monsanto exec gets ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ of food

Robert Fraley Monsanto

In a blatant act of transgression against the population of the world and real science, the agricultural equivalent to the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ known as the World Food Prize has been given to a Monsanto executive and two associates for their role in the development of genetically modified crops. Robert …

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Venezuela and Denmark also reject GMO

Organic GMO

Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country, while biotechnology giant Monsanto has completely withdrawn all of its …

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Rand Paul pushes for legalization of industrialized hemp in new farm bill

Hemp Rand Paul

As the nation’s lawmakers continue to bore through the details of the upcoming federal farm bill revision, a number of forward-thinking members of Congress are simultaneously pushing for the antiquated and indefensible prohibition on hemp farming to be lifted as part of its new provisions. And included among these proponents …

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Monsanto announces huge profits despite worldwide backlash

Monsanto FDA profits

Amid widespread protests against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, the biotech giant has reported a 22 percent increase in net profits – an announcement that may spark further outrage about the provision that protects the company from financial damage. Monsanto on Wednesday reported that its net income rose 22 percent to …

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Worldwide GMO crop fields cover entire size of U.S. and then some

no gmo

The amount of land currently being used to cultivate genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is the highest it has ever been throughout the world, according to a new report. Data compiled by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a pro-GMO group whose stated mission is to increase crop productivity and …

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FDA approves first GMO flu vaccine containing reprogrammed insect virus

Flu Vaccine

A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as …

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