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Even as millions aren’t getting treatments they vitally need, a leading medical journalist argues that the main culprit in the soaring cost of American health care is actually overtreatment… and all that extra care is making us sick...
According to the Congressional Budget Office, in the past 30 years health care spending has risen 2 percent faster annually than the rest of the economy. In 2007 the total U.S. health care bill came to $2.3 trillion—more than we spent last year on food...
What do we get for all that money? Politicians are constantly telling us we have the best health care in the world, but that’s simply not the case. By every conceivable measure, the health of Americans lags behind the health of citizens in other developed countries. Our life expectancy is shorter than that of citizens in Canada, Japan, and all but one Western European country. We rank 43rd in the world in infant-mortality rates, behind Cuba, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom. We are no less disabled by disease than citizens of most developed nations, and our medical care is, with few exceptions, no better at helping us survive specific diseases. For instance,...
Originally posted by HulaAnglers
A new Doc coming out on june 12, this should make more people take notice of the crap they are eating
Another 8 million farmers in India have abandoned their lands after Monsanto bankrupted them with water- and pesticide-intensive GM cotton. A patent filed in Europe also gives Monsanto sole “rights” over the use of India's own indigenous Nap Hal wheat to make chapattis ~ a staple food of more than one-billon people.
Monsanto also continues to use child labor in India ~ “primarily very young girls, exposing them to a lethal pesticide 13-14 hours a day, for pennies in pay. But you take donations from their lobbyists,” wrote Wellesley College Alumna Linn Cohen-Cole in an open letter to Hillary Clinton last year.
BOISE, Idaho — Federal regulators said Thursday an Idaho mine that Monsanto Co. depends on to make its Roundup weed killer has violated federal and state water quality laws almost since it opened, sending selenium and other heavy metals into the region's waterways.