Report finds Miller Light, Cadbury and other brands have toxic risks
WASHINGTON, DC – March 11 – RaidersNewsNetwork.com – Untested
nanotechnology is being used in more than 100 food products, food
packaging and contact materials currently on the shelf, without warning
or new FDA testing, according to a report released today by Friends of
The report, Out of the Laboratory and onto Our Plates: Nanotechnology
in Food and Agriculture, found nanomaterials in popular products and
packaging including Miller Light beer, Cadbury Chocolate packaging and
ToddlerHealth, a nutritional drink powder for infants sold extensively
at health food stores including WholeFoods.
“Nanotech food was put on our plates without FDA testing for consumer
safety,” said Ian Illuminato, Friends of the Earth Health and
Environment Campaigner. “Consumers have a right to know if they are
taste-testing a dangerous new technology.”
Existing regulations require no new testing or labeling for
nanomaterials when they are created from existing approved chemicals,
despite major differences in potential toxicity. The report reveals
toxicity risks of nanomaterials such as organ damage and decreased
immune system response.
“Nanotechnology can be very dangerous when used in food,” said report
co-author Dr Rye Senjen. “Early scientific evidence indicates that some
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It may look like a child's toy but this unmanned spy helicopter can
swoop down and squirt criminals with a liquid marker so they can later
be identified by police.
The £25,000 remote-controlled Microdrone, the size of a dustbin lid,
can capture high-quality video footage and infrared imagery from more
than 350ft away, beaming the data back to its operators on the ground.
But its most revolutionary function is to mark offenders with a
solution called SmartWater which identifies them to police.
Take that! The Microdrone unmanned spy helicopter not only photographs
criminals but also douses them in an identifying fluid
British Transport Police have been using the device, which took eight
years to develop, as part of an operation to crack down on metal cable
thefts on the railways, codenamed Operation Drum.
A BTP spokesman said: “Although it may look simple, it's actually a
complex bit of kit capable of many things.
“There's only one being used at the moment as it is an expensive
Police Constable Roy McMichael, who is co-ordinating Operation Drum in
Warwickshire, said: “The Microdrone is an excellent piece of technology
which is assisting BTP in our ongoing fight against cable thieves.
Metal theft …
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Is the United States moving toward military action with Iran?
The resignation of the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East
is setting off alarms that the Bush administration is intent on using
military force to stop Iran's moves toward gaining nuclear weapons. In
announcing his sudden resignation today following a report on his views
in Esquire, Adm. William Fallon didn't directly deny that he differs
with President Bush over at least some aspects of the president's
policy on Iran. For his part, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said it is
“ridiculous” to think that the departure of Fallon—whose Central
Command has been working on contingency plans for strikes on Iran as
well as overseeing Iraq—signals that the United States is planning to
go to war with Iran.
Fallon's resignation, ending a 41-year Navy career, has reignited the
buzz of speculation over what the Bush administration intends to do
given that its troubled, sluggish diplomatic effort has failed to slow
Iran's nuclear advances. Those activities include the advancing process
of uranium enrichment, a key step to producing the material necessary
to fuel a bomb, though the Iranians assert the work is to produce
nuclear fuel for civilian power reactors, not …
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By Jim Kouri
While Americans are being bombarded with large doses of presidential
primary news coverage, the US entered into an agreement with its
northern neighbor that may have an impact on future internal military
In a political move that received little if any attention by the
American news media, the United States and Canada entered into a
military agreement on February 14, 2008, allowing the armed forces from
one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a
domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a cross-border
crisis, according to a police commander involved in homeland security
planning and implementation.
It is an initiative of the Bi-National Planning Group whose final
report, issued in June 2006, called for the creation of a
“Comprehensive Defense and Security Agreement,” or a “continental
approach” to Canada-US defense and security.
The law enforcement executive told Newswithviews.com that the agreement
— defined as a Civil Assistance Plan — was not submitted to Congress
for debate and approval, nor did Congress pass any law or treaty
specifically authorizing this military agreement to combine the
operations of the armed forces of the United States and Canada in the
event of …
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State Department talks open borders, EU links
By Jerome R. Corsi
U.S. State Department
WASHINGTON — A largely unreported meeting held at the State Department
discussed integration of the U.S., Mexico and Canada in concert with a
move toward a transatlantic union, linking a North American community
with the European Union.
The meeting was held Monday under the auspices of the Advisory
Committee on International Economic Policy, or ACIEP. WND obtained
press credentials and attended as an observer. The meeting was held
under “Chatham House” rules that prohibit reporters from attributing
specific comments to individual participants.(
The State Department website noted the meeting was opened by Assistant
Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Daniel S.
Sullivan and ACIEP Chairman Michael Gadbaw, vice president and senior
counsel for General Electric's International Law & Policy group
since December 1990.
WND observed about 25 ACIEP members, including U.S. corporations
involved in international trade, prominent U.S. business trade groups,
law firms involved with international business law, international
investment firms and other international trade consultants.
No members of Congress attended the meeting.
The agenda for the ACIEP meeting was not published, and State
Department officials in attendance could not give WND permission …
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Is Obama's Pastor a Liability?
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the
Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long
history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is “inflammatory
rhetoric,” including the assertion that the United States brought on
the 9/11 attacks with its own “terrorism.”
In a campaign appearance earlier this month, Sen. Obama said, “I don't
think my church is actually particularly controversial.” He said Rev.
Wright “is like an old uncle who says things I don't always agree
with,” telling a Jewish group that everyone has someone like that in
Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife Michelle, baptized their two
daughters and is credited by Obama for the title of his book, “The
Audacity of Hope.”
An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright's sermons, offered for sale
by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what
he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black
“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a
three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no,
no, God damn America, …
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