Archive | August 13, 2015

Nestle Being Sued for $100 Million Dollars over Hazardous Lead in Food*

Nestle Being Sued for $100 Million Dollars over Hazardous Lead in Food*

By Carey Wedler

The Indian government has announced that it is suing mega corporation Nestle over claims it deceptively allowed unsafe and illegal levels of lead in Maggi instant noodles, one of the company’s most popular products in the country. The lawsuit, which seeks nearly $100 million in damages, alleges Nestle engaged in “unfair trade practices” and alleges the noodles are unfit for human consumption.

On Wednesday, the Indian government officially declared that it filed suit in the country’s top consumer court, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), which has semi-judicial powers. It seeks 6,400 million rupees, or $98.6 million in damages from Nestle India.

Our complaint is over their unfair trade practices and the court will now issue them notices to hear their response,” said G. Gurcharan, a secretary at the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

Sales of the noodles plunged after India’s food safety regulator reported in June that it had tested the noodles and found “unsafe and hazardous” levels of lead. According to the EPA, exposure to unsafe amounts of lead, if chronic and left untreated, is associated with serious side effects:

In adults, lead poisoning can cause:

  • poor muscle coordination
  • nerve damage to the sense organs and nerves controlling the body
  • increased blood pressure
  • hearing and vision impairment
  • reproductive problems (e.g., decreased sperm count)
  • retarded fetal development even at relatively low exposure levels

In children, lead poisoning can cause:

  • damage to the brain and nervous system
  • behavioral problems
  • anemia
  • liver and kidney damage
  • hearing loss
  • hyperactivity
  • developmental delays
  • in extreme cases, death

In addition to lead, the analysis of the noodles reportedly detected monosodium glutamate, a chemical flavor enhancer that has come under fire in recent years for its potential toxicity.

Predictably, Nestle India maintains it has done nothing wrong.

In recent months, we had over 2,700 samples of MAGGI Noodles tested by several accredited laboratories both in India and abroad. Each one of these tests have shown lead to be far below the permissible limits,” said an official statement.

If the Indian government’s concerns prove warranted, however, this would mean Nestle is lying about its claims of safety. Nestle India has already agreed to withdraw all Maggi noodles from shelves in India and said it would destroy over 3.2 billion rupees ($50 billion) worth of the product.

Indian officials maintain the dangers of the Maggi noodles are real.

It’s a serious matter concerning public health and the law allows us to take suo moto legal steps, or legal actions, against erring entities,” said one official from the ministry in June when the announcement was made that the government intended to file suit.

At the same time, the national food inspection agency announced plans to investigate Nestle’s eight factories around the country, though they do not all produce Maggi noodles.

India is no stranger to strife caused by food and biotech giants. It recently dealt with hundreds of thousands of suicides by Indian farmers, who struggled with crippling debt they incurred to buy high-priced GMO seeds. India has instituted stringent policies on GMOs.

Though the facts of the case are disputed, the current lawsuit against Nestle is yet another example of global backlash against the questionable—and often outright sinister—practices of powerful corporations.


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Occupy World: India Takes Legal Action against Bill Gates for His Vaccine Crimes*

India: The re-assimilation of the Jewel in the Crown of Western Empire*

Protestors Shut down Nestlé Plant in Drought Stricken California*

Nestle ‘Liberating’ Water from Drought Stricken Indian Reservation*

A Small Town Fights Back When Nestlé Tries to Sell Them Their Own Water*

Nestlé Removes GMOs from South African Baby Foods not U.S. Baby Foods*


Western Megabanks Are Now Stealing Depositors’ Money*

Western Megabanks Are Now Stealing Depositors’ Money*

By Benjamin Fulford

JP Morgan and other Western mega-banks have already begun stealing depositors’ money, according to sources at the Asian Development Bank and an American millionaire who reported his own funds were stolen.

The development bank source said a man who had $4 million on deposit with JP Morgan contacted him to say the bank had refused to allow him to withdraw his money. Instead the man was offered a “365 day bank guarantee.” In other words, the bank would not give him his money but offered to tell other banks that he had money. Many of the largest Western banks are now keeping themselves from going bankrupt by offering “guarantees” to each other, the source said.

The American millionaire, based in Washington State, said more than $100 million of his money had also been stolen outright. A Japanese financier also told this writer that Citibank had stolen more than $10 million of his money he deposited at their branch in Tokyo. A Japanese female acquaintance said she had too had $50,000 stolen from her account at the branch of an American owned bank in Tokyo. The banks were not available for comment at the time of this writing but it is clear from this anecdotal and also from public evidence (like derivatives holdings and market manipulation) that most Western mega-banks are no longer functioning properly.

The US military and agencies are on the case and criminal investigations are ongoing, according to Pentagon sources.

However, the Pentagon sources say the Pentagon has been unable to bankrupt the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Corporation and restore the Republic of the United States of America because of objections from the Chinese. The Chinese are saying that if the Federal Reserve Board Washington DC subsidiary declared bankruptcy, all of their over $3 trillion in hard earned US dollars would become worthless. If that was the case the Chinese would stop supporting the internationally traded US dollar and thus stop subsidizing all US military activities outside of the continental United States.

What all this means is that some sort of transition will have to be, and is being, arranged.

In the meantime, pressure from the military rank and files, especially from the Colonels, means that the leadership of US Joint Chiefs of Staff will be completely overhauled at the end of September. The incoming leadership group is ready to take serious action and start a major round up of Khazarian gangsters in Washington DC, New York and elsewhere. The Israeli Military and Intelligence community is preparing to take similar action in Israel, according to MOSSAD sources.

Also, although the arrests promised for August 8th did not take place in the dramatic and sweeping manner demanded by the rank and file military, there has been a lot of progress made. The Pentagon promises “the guns of August” will produce results.

For example, “after months of pressure” from the agencies and the Pentagon, the Justice Department and FBI have started a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton. Despite a misleading headline, this has even been reported in the Khazarian mob controlled Washington Post.

That is why suddenly there is talk of Vice-President Joe Biden running for President, according to Pentagon sources.

The US Military, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the FBI are also hunting for the fugitive Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” because they want to use his testimony to take down the Bush drug mob. It is now a sure bet that most of the Bush family is going to jail.


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Lawsuit Forces Canada to Give Up its Privately owned Central Bank*

Hackers Steal $1bn from Banks*

Rothschild’s Central Banks Losing Control*

‘US Losing Financial Credibility‘ : Gerald Celente on China International Bank – AIIB!

Iceland Wizens to Banksters Game with Plan to Remove Power of Commercial Banks to Create Money*

Europe: Negative Interest has Banks Paying Borrowers*

Asian Bank Threatens the Dollar, so U.S. Threatens China*

Hungary Kills The Rothschild Banks: Ordered To Vacate Country.

Why Central Banks HATE Cash and Will Begin to Tax It Shortly*

EU Gives Countries Two Months to Adopt New Banking Rules*

How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece*

Italy and Spain Have Funded a Massive Backdoor Bailout of French Banks*

Texas Challenges Federal Reserve with a Gold-backed Bank*

Puerto Rico the U.S. Colony Driven into Bankruptcy*

Criminal Syndicate with Links to Terrorism Infiltrated Bank of England*

Switzerland’s Central Bank just lost $52 Billion*

Monsanto’s Cancer-Linked Weed Killer Sprayed in Fields Near 12,000 Churches*

Monsanto’s Cancer-Linked Weed Killer Sprayed in Fields Near 12,000 Churches*

Spraying of a new combination weed killer, Enlist Duo, which combines glyphosate with another potentially harmful toxin, is also beginning in much of the United States.

By Kit O’Connell

An environmental health watchdog group warns that thousands of America’s Christians may be exposed to potentially cancer-causing toxins during their Sunday services.

In a study published on July 15, the Environmental Working Group reported that 12,000 churches in the United States are within 1,000 feet of fields where the weed killer glyphosate is used. Five-thousand of those churches are within a mere 200 feet of those fields.

Glyphosate, first marketed to U.S. consumers as part of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, was recently determined to be “probably” carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World Health Organization. Many European and Latin American countries are considering bans on the substance.

To make matters worse, a new combination herbicide called “Enlist Duo” is beginning to be used near many fields planted with glyphosate-resistant crops. Enlist Duo combines that weed-killing chemical with another called 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), which has also been labelled as a possible carcinogen by the WHO. There are even reports that 2,4-D weed killers are contaminated with high levels of dioxins, which are known to be highly toxic environmental pollutants. According to the Australian Broadcasting Company, this creates serious concerns about the safety of 2,4-D manufacturing process:

“Lee Bell, a researcher with the National Toxic Network, says it is a wake-up call …

‘We’ve been told many, many times over the years that industry has cleaned up its act, that they have new processing equipment, new techniques, new technology that will eliminate dioxin from their herbicides and therefore from our environment,’ he said.”

EWG reported that many of the churches are near the fields where this new combination weed killer is potentially being used:

“In seven of the 15 states where the Environmental Protection Agency has permitted farmers to spray this chemical cocktail of glyphosate and 2,4-D – marketed by Dow AgroSciences as ‘Enlist Duo’ – at least half of all rural churches are within 1,000 feet of GMO corn or soybean fields. Those states are Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota.”

Wildlife may also be threatened by Enlist Duo, according to Collette Adkins Giese, a Minneapolis-based attorney and scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. Writing last year for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, she warned that there was insufficient environmental testing to approve it for use:

“Although scientists have documented pesticides drifting miles from where they’re applied and the EPA’s statistical models found that 5 percent of Enlist Duo could run off from agricultural fields into surrounding wildlife habitats, the EPA asserts that Enlist Duo will have ‘no effect’ on endangered wildlife.”

Giese accused the EPA of skipping legally-required steps such as consulting with the national Fish and Wildlife Service, potentially at great cost to the environment:

“By purposefully sidestepping this important protective step, the EPA is putting at risk over 20 endangered species in the Upper Midwest and the habitats we share with them, including a dozen species of freshwater mussels and the pallid sturgeon — the 6-foot-long freshwater behemoth that spawns only once every 10 years.”


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Monsanto Herbicides in 75% of Mississippi Air and Rain Samples*

Herbicide-Resistant Insects Meet GMO Crops – Guess which are Winning*

Scientists Warn “Supercharged” GMOs Could be Used as Bio-weapons*

Heavily-Armed White Men Patrol Ferguson Ready to Confront and Defend U.S. Constitution’*

Heavily-Armed White Men Patrol Ferguson Ready to Confront and Defend U.S. Constitution’*

Armed to teeth with semi-automatic assault rifles and handguns, members of the Oath Keepers militia, formed of former and current law enforcement.

Heavily armed civilians with a group known as the Oath Keepers arrive in Ferguson, Mo., early Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The far-right anti-government activists, largely consists of past and present members of the military, first responders and police officers. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the overnight presence of the militia group, wearing camouflage bulletproof vests and openly carrying rifles and pistols on West Florissant Avenue, the hub of marches and protests for the past several days, was “both unnecessary and inflammatory.”

Heavily armed civilians with a group known as the Oath Keepers arrive in Ferguson, Mo., early Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The far-right anti-government activists, largely consists of past and present members of the military, first responders and police officers. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the overnight presence of the militia group, wearing camouflage bulletproof vests and openly carrying rifles and pistols on West Florissant Avenue, the hub of marches and protests for the past several days, was “both unnecessary and inflammatory.”

At least four members of the ‘Oath Keepers’ arrived in Ferguson on early Tuesday and began patrolling the West Florissant Avenue, walking through the crowds of protesters gathered there for a ‘day of civil disobedience’ following the anniversary of the killing of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown, shot dead by white Police Officer Darren Wilson.

The Oath Keepers are wearing military harness, bullet-proof vests and are armed with AR-15 assault rifles. Videos and pictures posted online show that the Oath Keepers spotted at the rally are all white. Allegedly, they have an agreement with police not to walk through the ranks of law enforcement, according to a Guardian reporter. They are also cited to “be on the protesters’ side.”

The appearance of heavily-armed white men stirred unease on the part of the civil rights activists from the Black Lives Matter movement, heavily represented at Ferguson protests.

“Why are there men with guns and the police are doing nothing?” prominent activist Kayla Reed demanded on Twitter.

The American non-profit organization Oath Keepers consists mainly of former and serving U.S. military and law enforcement personnel, as well as members of other paramilitary services, who declare their aim as protecting the US Constitution even at the cost of disobedience to official orders, in case these orders violate fundamental American law.

Expressing his disapproval at the government’s handling of the situation in Ferguson, Oath Keepers volunteer Sam Andrews told RT:

“Why the National Guard was not here supporting the St. Louis County Police and supporting the highway patrol and protecting these businesses, to me, is either such a grotesque incompetence or downright criminal negligence.”

“We are family people. And you know what? Nothing is going to change unless we stop electing politician lawyers to officers,” Andrews said, as quoted by Ruptly.

“You elect Donald Trump, you put Donald Trump in office, he’ll change it all, he’ll get rid of these clowns he’ll get rid of these people that violate our rights and we’ll have somebody that actually cares about Americans again,” Andrews said, expressing his support for the Republican presidential candidate.

A year ago, during the first round of protests, they also patrolled Ferguson. The Oath Keepers were also present in November 2014, when more protests erupted in the St. Louis, Missouri, neighbourhood.

“Private business people that cannot afford security have asked the volunteers to help protect their businesses. The people in Ferguson have learnt a sad and difficult lesson, that there are not enough police and National Guards to protect all the homes and all the businesses,” a man in military fatigues told Sky News.

But Andrews said it’s not just about defending businesses.

“We have people living in apartments above these businesses…so arson is a lethal threat,” he told RT.

The anniversary of Michael Brown’s death turned very violent on Sunday evening, when tensions escalated after a fierce shootout took place close to the rally, with about 20 shots fired in a short period of time. As a result an 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr., allegedly a friend of Brown, was shot by police. Another person was wounded.

The tensions in Ferguson have significantly reduced since then, after police arrested at least a dozen people the previous day for throwing bottles and other items at police officers. As of early Tuesday morning, only about 150 protesters could be seen along several blocks, with police presence also diminished.

On Monday arrests were much more numerous, with about 120 people being detained on Interstate 70 while trying to block traffic.

Harris has been charged with four counts of assault on law enforcement in the first degree, five counts of armed criminal action and one count of discharging or shooting a firearm at a motor vehicle. He is currently being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond, the International Business Times reports.


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