Tim Hortons and Coca Cola received Federal licence allowing for sole source U.S. milk

Press Release: Council of Canadians, Cobourg and Peterborough, Ontario – Sept 16, 2019

An investigation carried out over the summer by the Northumberland Chapter of the Council of Canadians (CofC) backed by the CofC’s Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter, has uncovered a corporate end-run around Canada’s Supply Management system for dairy. The epicentre of this national-level scheme is the city of Peterborough along with the ridings of Peterborough-Kawartha and Northumberland-Peterborough South.

This corporate maneuver involves Tim Hortons (TH is Brazilian owned) as well as Coca Cola and fairlife (both U.S. owned), which in 2018 surprisingly received a federal distribution licence allowing for sole-sourced U.S. milk to be used in Tim Hortons’ bottled ice coffee products sold in corner stores, supermarkets and gas bars across Canada [not to be confused with the use of 100% Canadian milk in TH’s coffee shops].

This corporate end-run is currently preventing Canadian dairy farmers from having greater market access for their milk. A Coca Cola/fairlife milk processing plant under construction in Peterborough could provide that access for local farmers once it is in operation in 2020, but there have been no firm commitments from these companies. 

The average Canadian consumer might assume that milk in TH bottled ice coffees currently distributed by Coca Cola/fairlife would have the same level of purity as milk under Canada’s regulated dairy system, but they would be mistaken. Via TH’s bottled ice coffees Canadians are (unknowingly?) consuming a milk product from the U.S. where the laws governing the use of antibiotics and growth hormones on cows are lax.

The Canadian government made major concessions on dairy in the NAFTA 2:0 negotiations, and this end-run represents an early beach-head example presaging more difficult times ahead for Canada’s farmers should the ‘new’ NAFTA be ratified.

A dissatisfied U.S. Congress has now opened up NAFTA 2:0 for further negotiation and Canada should do the same to reverse the damaging concessions made on dairy.

In a detailed letter two local Chapters of the Council of Canadians ask both MPs to:

>Get a guarantee from the three corporations to sole-source milk for the Peterborough plant from local dairy farmers;

>Requisition a copy of the 2018 federal distribution licence, and make it public;


>Show leadership in re-opening NAFTA 2:0 and ‘walking-back’ dairy concessions.

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Note: For a version of the detailed letter delivered to Forthe MPs – rickarnold@xplornet.com

The Brotherhood of Death – Human Guinea Pigs Engdahl Newsletter 12 – FREE Seeds of Destruction Book Sample – Chapter 5

F. William Engdahl – Sept 15, 2019 – Chapter 5

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DW Documentary – Sept 9, 2019 – Video 42 min

What kind of agriculture do we really want? How sustainable, regional, animal-friendly and expensive can it be? These and other pressing issues are part of a debate about radical agricultural reform of policy currently going on in Brussels.

When negotiations on the common agricultural policy from 2020 are held in Brussels, one of the more contentious issues will be how to redistribute 60 billion Euros in EU agricultural subsidies. How will MEPs prioritize their options? Will they reach independent decisions or cave in to the big agricultural conglomerates and special interest groups? Our exclusive report uncovers their close ties with politicians in both Brussels and Berlin and shows how efforts to make farming more environmentally sustainable are being stymied.

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Consuming cancer tastes SO good: High fructose corn syrup is “cancer” food, increases tumor growth

Natural News – Sept 12, 2019 by: Lance D Johnson

Food and beverage companies have studied the human brain to figure out the best way to addict you to their products. Using flavor science, these companies have found the most efficient way to excite your taste buds and incite pleasure in your brain. This mad science is done in the light of day, en masse, with no regard to the public health crisis it has helped create.

HFCS burdens the liver, causes weight gain

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the oldest, most commonly used flavor sciences throughout the grocery world, and it is metabolized differently than regular table sugar. HFCS is 42 to 45 percent glucose and at least 55 percent fructose. In some instances, HFCS can be comprised of 90 percent fructose. These molecules are unbound and contained in liquid form, as opposed to table sugar, which is a crystallized solid, with a more balanced glucose to fructose ratio.

Table sugar is derived from sugar cane or sugar beets. HFCS is derived from genetically modified corn. HFCS became more profitable because it is sweeter to the tongue and more addicting. It’s also more profitable because government subsidies have made corn more accessible, allowing food and beverage companies unlimited supply of this commodity. Today, HFCS can be added to your ketchup, your salad dressing, yogurt, crackers, snack bars, steak sauce, applesauce, cereal, and juices, among several other grocery items. It is the top sweetener for your favorite soft drinks. Even though consuming excess table sugar is dangerous for your health, HFCS is speeding up the damage. This is mainly because HFCS contains excess fructose, which burdens the liver. The liver converts excess fructose to glycogen. As glycogen builds up, it turns to body fat. This process hinders healthy metabolism and causes insulin resistance, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes.

HFCS accelerates tumor growth in the intestines

new study from Baylor College of Medicine shows that HFCS damages animals all the way down to the cellular level. The study title, “High-fructose corn syrup enhances intestinal tumor growth in mice” suggests that even a moderate amount of HFCS can cause tumors to grow.

In the study, mice with early stage colon cancer were either given plain water or water that was mixed with 25 percent HFCS. After a single month, all the mice that consumed water tainted with HFCS gained weight. Worse yet, these mice “showed a substantial increase in tumor size and tumor grade.” HFCS was fueling not only the weight gain, but it was also helping tumors grow in the animal’s intestines. The tumor growth was not due to genetics, metabolic syndrome, or obesity; it was the direct effect of HFCS consumption.

Sadly, the same mechanisms for early stage colon cancer can occur in both mice and humans. If the study were to be replicated in humans, only one can of soda per day would be needed to be in proportion. This means that a single can of soda a day creates the perfect conditions for tumors to grow in the intestines of humans.

Every product that contains HFCS is contributing to cancer in your body. Not only should all these grocery items contain a cancer warning sticker on the packaging, but oncologists should also be warning their patients to refrain from all products that contain HFCS. Instead of taking the cause of cancer seriously, most families that suffer from cancer continue to eat and drink whatever they desire. Family members will host cancer charity events to raise money for chemotherapy, only to serve their guests a bunch of soda, hotdogs, beer, cookies, and other HFCS “delicacies” that only feed the state of cancer that most people live in.

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Germany to Ban Use of Glyphosate from End of 2023

Reuters and Sustainable Pulse – Sept 6, 2019

Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate – the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer – from the end of 2023 and limit its use before then, the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate – the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer – from the end of 2023 and limit its use before then, the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday.

Germany’s move comes after Austria’s lower house of parliament in July passed a bill banning all uses of glyphosate and after some 20 French mayors last month banned it from their municipalities, defying the government.

Bayer disagreed with Germany’s decision, saying: “Such a ban would ignore the overwhelming scientific assessments of competent authorities around the world that have determined for more than 40 years that glyphosate can be used safely.”

Glyphosate is cleared for use in the European Union until December 2022. Glyphosate-based herbicides are the most commonly applied weed control products in the world.

The German government said it would systematically reduce the use of herbicides containing glyphosate from 2020.

It said there would be a substantial reduction in the quantity of herbicides containing glyphosate being sprayed – due to bans on use in private homes and gardens plus public areas as well as a ban on use before harvests and considerable restrictions on use before sowing and after harvests.

Glyphosate was developed by Monsanto under the brand Roundup. It is now off-patent and marketed worldwide by dozens of other chemical groups including Dow Agrosciences and Germany’s BASF.

Concerns about its safety emerged when a World Health Organization agency concluded in 2015 that it probably causes cancer.

Bayer, which acquired Monsanto last year, says studies and regulators have deemed glyphosate and Roundup safe for human use. The company faces lawsuits over claims the product causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Madeline Chamber and Louise HeavensOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Johnson & Johnson Court Verdict Sends Opioid Makers A Billion-Dollar Warning

Dr. Rath Health Foundation –  August 29, 2019

NEWS

The US pharmaceutical industry faces tens of billions of dollars in potential damage payments for fueling the opioid addiction crisis after Oklahoma won a $572 million judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.

COMMENT

In 2017 alone, America’s opioid crisis cost the lives of 47,600 people. Some estimates suggest that a further half million lives could be lost over the next decade and that the full cost of dealing with the crisis may run to hundreds of billions of dollars. As shocking as these statistics are, however, the fact is that opioids are far from being the only pharmaceutical drugs that are costing patients their health and lives.

So hazardous is the pharmaceutical approach to medicine that it has been shown in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Deaths resulting from it are exceeded only by deaths from heart disease and cancer. Other research published in JAMA suggests that in 1994 alone, around 2,216,000 hospitalized Americans suffered a serious adverse drug reaction and that 106,000 suffered a fatal one.

As we have said many times before, bringing an end to this public health disaster requires terminating the pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ and replacing it with a truly preventive system of healthcare based on nutritional and Cellular Medicine approaches. Simply fining drug companies while allowing them to continue profiting from death, disease and misery is not enough.

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