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Codex Alimentarius Endangers Health Freedom, Creates Global Nutricide

16 Sep

Health freedom activists have been warning about the dangers of Codex Alimentarius for years, revealing the strict universal food codes to be population control under the guise of consumer protection. In this video, Dr. Rima Laibow explains the details of this secretive and silent allegiance between the World Trade Organization and Big Biotechnology.

This week saw Codex Alimentarius’ decision to include cancer-causing Aspartame-​Acesulfame Salt, Sorbates and Sucroglycerides in its official list of permitted food additives.

In this week’s Examiner article, The Illusion of Health Freedom: You Are Free To Eat Exactly What You’re Told, author Dee Nicholson investigates how corporate giants like Monsanto are telling our government what they want, with government ignoring the harm and protecting their profits.

Rare-Earth Mining Rises Again in United States

14 May

The Molycorp mine at Mountain Pass. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired

By Danielle Vinton / Wired.com

The fight over the minerals that run the electronic world entered a new phase in March when the United States, the European Union and Japan collectively filed a case against China, accusing the rare-earth powerhouse of violating world trade rules to manipulate mineral prices.

At the heart of argument are 17 little-known elements with whimsical names like europium and praseodymium, that are found in everything from mobile phones and computers to smart bombs and large wind turbines. Traces of the metals can be found around the world, but rarely in high enough concentrations for mining to be convenient or profitable.

China now controls 95 percent of total rare-earth supply. A figurative sneeze on its export policy is all that’s needed to shake global markets, and in 2010 China began restricting rare-earth exports. International prices spiked, reaching near-dizzying levels last summer before crashing in the fall. In the wake of the World Trade Organization case, they’ve perked up again.

Foreign companies buying rare earths from China must now pay more than twice the rate paid by companies inside China Continue reading