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U.S. Bottled Water Sales Are Booming (Again) Despite Opposition


 

U.S. Bottled Water Sales Are Booming (Again) Despite Opposition.

 

Whether it’s because you have oil and gas wells all over your property contaminating your water supply or the city is dumping toxic chemicals into your water supply, these are good reasons for turning to alternative sources for fresh drinking water. What amazes me is the number of people who without question believe most everything they see or hear on television or in magazines! The power of marketing and advertising and its ability to convince people to buy a product has never been more powerful than it is today. Have you ever taken the time to examine carefully the label of your preferred bottle of water? Have you even given a second thought as to the true origin of the water you are drinking from that bottle? Probably not and the bottling companies are counting on the fact that you won’t because if you did you would probably find your precious bottle of water wasn’t collected bottled and shipped to you from the Ozarks of Arkansas or The Swiss Alps but instead it most likely originated right there in your home town courtesy of your local municipal water works! That’s right, more times than not, you have been paying a lot of money and drinking filtered tap water! The US has been breaking sales records year after year making bottling companies very rich! In 2011 we were busy buying bottled water to the tune of 9.1 billion gallons, to be exact! That is a lot of plastic water bottles folks! Did you know that it takes between 400-1000 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose?

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Despite organized anti-bottled-water campaigns across the country and a noisy debate about bottled water’s environmental impact, Americans are buying more bottled water than ever.

In 2011, total bottled water sales in the U.S. hit 9.1 billion gallons — 29.2 gallons of bottled water per person, according to sales figures from Beverage Marketing Corp.

The 2011 numbers are the highest total volume of bottled water ever sold in the U.S., and also the highest per-person volume.

Translated to the handy half-liter size Americans find so appealing, that comes to 222 bottles of water for each person in the country — four bottles of water for every man, woman and child, every week.

Indeed, bottled water sales aren’t just growing — it’s fair to say they’re booming. Volume increased by 4.1 percent in 2011 — five times as fast as the 0.9 percent growth in the sales of beverages overall, according to Beverage Marketing. Bottled water sales, in fact, are growing twice as fast as the economy itself.

“Americans are drinking more bottled water because they find it convenient, appealing and also healthy,” says Gary Hemphill, who is managing director for information services at Beverage Marketing, and a longtime observer of bottled water and beverage sales in the U.S. and around the world.

The resurgence of bottled water — sales dropped in 2008 for the first time in 31 years, and again in 2009, tracking declines in overall drink sales because of the recession — may be surprising given the debate about its value as a product in the last five years.

The record sales year comes as more than a dozen colleges and universities have taken the extraordinary step of banning sale of bottled water on campus, often under pressure from student organizing campaigns that encourage students to drink tap water.

Just last week, Loyola University in Chicago announced it would stop selling bottled water in cafeterias and on-campus stores this fall, and remove bottled water from vending machines starting in 2013. Loyola joins at least 15 other schools in the U.S. and Canada in banning bottled water sales, including the University of Vermont, Washington University, DePauw University, and Harvard’s School of Public Health.

At least four major municipalities — New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Chicago’s Cook County — have banned use of government funds to purchase bottled water.

Despite the record amount of water sold — 2011 beat out the previous, pre-recession year of 2007, when volume was 8.8 billion gallons — 2011 was not a record year in dollar sales of bottled water.

At retail, Americans spent $21.7 billion on bottled water in 2011, just under 2007’s spending.

The big three bottled water companies — Coke, Pepsi and Nestlé — have been discounting water heavily in the last few years, to sustain sales through the recession and the growing opposition.

“Pricing in this category has been aggressive,” says Hemphill, “which has helped.”

Although the U.S. has among the safest tap water in the world, the U.S. remains the largest market for bottled water. The next two, in order, are China and Mexico, both countries in which tap water is either unavailable, or typically not considered safe to drink.

The increase in Americans’ consumption of bottled water is extraordinary — the growth having more in common with digital-era products than typical consumer products.

As recently as 2001, per person consumption of bottled water was just 18.2 gallons per person.

Despite the size and visibility of the business, the amount of water actually sold is relatively tiny, compared to tap water volumes. U.S. water utilities supply more than 1 billion gallons of tap water an hour, every hour of the day.

The total amount of water in the bottles Americans buy in a year would only supply U.S. tap water needs from midnight until 9 a.m. on January 1.

 

Charles Fishman is an award-winning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has spent the last four years traveling the world to understand and explain water issues. He is the author of The Big Thirst, which is being released in paperback tomorrow with a whole new chapter.

Comments

  1. […] to National Geographic, bottled water consumption is at an all-time high thanks to a recovering economy and a higher […]

  2. […] figures from the the Beverage Marketing Corp. (h/t National Geographic) show that bottled water sales were up 4.1% last year, versus just a 0.9% increase in bottled drink […]

  3. Amratha Kini

    India

    May 27, 7:16 am

    The same problem is in India too… The sight of a huge pile of plastic bottles and bags blocking the drain for rain water run off is annoying. Also people have to understand the effect of BPA from the plastic bottles on their health. Recently some new companies are selling soda in plastic bottles, which previously was sold in reusable glass bottles. These changes are actually not needed. People be responsible!!!

  4. Bobbi T.

    Ithaca, NY

    May 24, 10:04 am

    I work on a college campus & am a huge recycler myself. Everyday, I pack my metal re-usable bottle of filtered tap-water across campus; sometimes 2 of ‘em. Same thing on the weekends, when I’m out & about. Sometimes I have little kids w/ me, & they need water, too. So, guess what: Sometimes I run out! Helloooohhh!!! Who can honestly pack THAT much water w/ them, everyday, & everywhere they go?? I try, folks, but the fact is, sometimes it’s necessary to PURCHASE a beverage! How wrong is it to be forced to buy a softdrink when I just want some more water??

  5. Paul Morgan

    Ontario

    May 24, 9:13 am

    The amount of bottled water compared to tap water is not important, it is amount of bottled water used compared to tap water drunk. The rest of treated tapwater for washing, sprinklers, pools, industry, etc. etc. is not part of the comparison.
    No one has mentioned the dangers of bottled water; plastic breaks down, chemicals leach out, freezing/ thawing, heat, all speed up these chemical processes, and yet people says it bottle water is better for you.
    ???

  6. […] Geographic published an article this week on bottled water sales in the […]

  7. Changes In Longitude

    World

    May 22, 9:56 am

    This plastic is washing up on beaches everywhere, even creating trashy beaches in Bali. To see its effects go to: http://www.changesinlongitude.com/plastic-trash-beaches/

  8. John Doyle

    Sydney

    May 22, 12:24 am

    Bottled water is a good option only in so far as it substitutes for sugared drinks and fruit juices. Fructose is leading the charge to the obesity epidemic [check out Dr Robert H Lustig’s blogs] It is not, as JK says above a self control issue.
    The waste of bottles could be eased if there was a charge, say 5 or 10c refund. People would find it worthwhile to collect throwaways for recycling.

  9. Fisch

    Bay Area

    May 21, 7:55 pm

    The issue of bottled water is not simply the waste of plastic or the use of BPA’s in the bottles but also the movement of freshwater between watersheds. Companies over exploit public water sources, dry up watersheds and cause larger ecological repercussions. Classic example is the movement of freshwater to southern California to cities like LA that wouldn’t exist if they lived within their local caring capacity , at the expense of Northern California waterways. Water in the United States and parts of the world for the most part are handled very poorly. Anyone interested should watch the documentary “Blue Gold”

  10. JDB ESQ

    PreObamaAmerica, USA

    May 20, 12:08 am

    I fill my army canteen with self-filtered water — yummy! Someone is also drinking the 222 bottles of water that I am not drinking.

  11. sharkey

    May 19, 11:47 am

    zbeast. Why would you want to use something like a plastic bottle just one time that basically will last forever?? We have to get beyond the throw away mentality. The plastic water bottles are not recyclable even though they may have those little arrows on them. For the most part they become a permanent waste/pollution problem that will eventually enter the food chain. How much water do you really “waste” washing out a stainless or glass bottle? You can also save a lot of money by refilling 5 gallon jugs and using a dispenser or even a filter if you don’t trust the tap

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  14. Paul Schwartz

    Chicago

    May 18, 3:55 pm

    So, perhaps folks should be less concerned with banning things like bottled water which is still a healthy alternative to many of the drinks left that remain unbanned and be more focused on insuring that the companies that sell bottled water are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint. Some companies like Coke have gone to plant based bottles for example while others have gone 25%-50% recycled plastic in their bottles. Others like Evian and Voss do the above plus spend a portion of the money they make from the sales of their product to replenish what they take from the envoronment by investing in projects like wetlands development. It is disappointing that our government officials and future leaders in the student population would rather take the easy way out and just eliminate something versus finding a better solution to their concerns. Banning something only means that those individuals will go get it someplace else as hydration is critical to life. Don’t ban bottled water, get educated on who you partner with and support those that protect the environment in a meaningful way.

  15. JK

    May 18, 3:05 pm

    @Nick. It is not stupid. Paying money for water that is of equal quality as tap water is stupid. You can continue paying money for bottled water if you’d like. As for the soda and obesity comment, it’s called self-control. If you know that excessive soda consumption can cause obesity then stop drinking it. Bottled water is an economic waste for consumers. We environmentalists aren’t just saving the planet, we’re saving your wallets as well.

  16. Nick

    State College

    May 18, 9:04 am

    banning water from vending machines is just plain STUPID…I realize there is always a choice to bring your own water, but now patrons without will be faced with soda or hmmm, soda, at the machine…only contributing to Americas obesity issues. sometimes environmentalists need to think outside their narrowed ‘save the world’ box and think about the effects of their actions

  17. holt

    May 18, 6:43 am

    I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

  18. Ann McElhatton

    DC

    May 18, 6:31 am

    I wonder if the federal government could consider banning gov. funds for bottled water. Also, has there been a review into if this increase has any correlation with the trending ‘fruit’ flavored water? Or is it strictly H2O?

  19. LIz Mason

    May 17, 11:32 pm

    Thats crazy man I just dont get it, at all!

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  20. zbeast

    Fremont cal

    May 17, 5:53 pm

    I like bottled water. I have a water filer installed for most of my major water use… but when it comes to water on the go..
    I i pull out of my fridge, a nice clean cold bottle of water.
    that I know there is no mold or other things growing in.
    So far as waste, I would waste time, soap and a lot of water cleaning out reusable water containers.

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Vaccines: CDC Issues Major Vaccine Alert


Vaccines: CDC Issues Major Vaccine Alert#.

While going through my mail the other day, I found a letter from my mother. Upon opening the letter I found a note from my mother stating she had run across my Permanent Immunization Record card and was sending this to me for my records. I was amazed as I examined the document showing the dates I had received shots, which shots were given along with some other noted information that was written in some form of code. I was born in February and the “games” began in April that same year. As I read through the dates and contents of the shots given memories began to flood of mind of the shots I had received back in 1971, 1973 and 1974. Chills ran down my spine remembering how my teachers had handed out consent forms which we were to take home and obtain the signature of our parent(s) or legal guardian in order for the school and nurse from the County Health Department to legally be able to administer the shots. There were high gloss photo handouts distributed throughout our classroom to all my classmates. It was a big deal and I remember the teacher taking a full class period going over the details carefully making sure that each of us received the reading material along with the consent forms. It goes without saying but I will say it anyway, I have never been more terrified in my life and I remember looking around the classroom at the faces of my classmates as we sat there carefully looking over the vividly colored glossy pages that were being put in front of us. All I could think about was how can I get out of having to be subjected to what was abviously going to be a day filled with frightened faces, lots of tears and basically a day of terror for all that qualified to be participating in this legal terrorizing of children. The bus ride home that day was so weird. I remember how quiet everyone was as we sat still in our seats, heads down staring at the papers we had been given to take home. No one was talking that day. The usual rumbling of conversation and loud voice of shouting school children had been replaced by virtual silence as we sat still in our seats biting our lips as our thoughts scrambled for excuses and ways we could get out of having to be subjected to the nurses big cold surgical steel needles that would in just a matter of days be puncturing the warm soft skin of our bodies if an acceptable reason or excuse was not determined. The only sounds heard were that of the windows rattling in their frames as we barreled down the dusty gravel roads making our way through the country side stopping only to eject us one by one at our homes like candy being ejected from a Pez dispenser. Just as we were approaching my house I quickly folded up the papers I had been clinching in my hand so tightly that my knuckles were white. I opened my book satchel and quickly shoved the evil papers deep into the bottom and thinking to myself, I needed to think on this some more before presenting the papers to my mother. There had to be a way to convince my mother to simply put a check mark in the box beside the statement “I DO NOT wish for my child LARRY D. PASZLI  to participate in the Cleburn County Health Department Immunization Program”. Then all that was left was to get her to place her signature at the bottom of the page and I was home free! No shots for me, I thought to my self!

To make a long story not even longer. I never gave my mother the literature or the consent form to sign. I was too scared she would side with the school and county health department. I decided I would place the check mark in the box on the form and simply sign my mothers name as I had seen her do hundreds of times before. I looked around and found a card or something with her signature and would stay up late at night with the flashlight from the kitchen drawer. Under my bed covers I practiced writing her signature over and over night after night until I felt I had masterd it. The night before the deadline for returning the consent form I practiced a few times more before very nervously and quickly signing the form using my mothers favorite pen which I took from her handbag and stuffed the now crumpled form back to the bottom of my bag. There…I did it! The next day I proudly pulled the over handled piece of paper from my bag and eagerly walked it up to the teachers desk and proudly added it to the stack of forms at the corner of my teachers desk. There was only one problem. In my rush to sign my mothers name to the form I made the grave mistake of using my last name forgetting to write my mothers new married last name which threw up a red flag causing the teacher to call my mother to inquire. Of course she had no idea what my teacher was talking about as she had never seen the consent form in question. Needless to say, I received the shots that day along with my classmates and was in bed sick for three days from what appeared to be the flu with this swollen rash on my arm at the injection site! Oh and I was grounded for two weeks from watching television!

Thought I would share that experience with those of you who have children and are being faced with the threat of your children not being able to return to school due to incomplete shots records!

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WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – Free vaccines meant for children as part of a U.S. government program may have been stored at the wrong temperature, which could make them less effective, according to a report released on Wednesday.

The report also found that both expired and unexpired vaccines had been stored together in some doctors’ offices and clinics, which could potentially lead to mistakes in giving the wrong version, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the Department of Health and Human Services said.

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Human race being terminated by scientific suicide\’


Human race being terminated by \’scientific suicide\’

via Human race being terminated by \’scientific suicide\’.

(NaturalNews) This is, without question, the most important article I’ve ever penned, because it discusses the idea that the human race is being destroyed in the name of science.

Stopping these “scientists” from destroying our world and our civilization must become our top priority if we hope to survive.

The entire Northern hemisphere is now imminently threatened by a massive, “global killer” radiation release from failing Fukushima reactor No. 4. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035789_Fukushima_Cesium-137_Plume-Gate.htm…). Our world is right now just one earthquake away from a radiological apocalypse, and we were put into this position by scientists who promised us that nuclear power would be safe and inexpensive.

Even as we live under the immediate threat of Cesium-137-induced radiological extinction, another group of genetic scientists threatens the future of our world with self-replicating genetic pollution. These scientists work for Monsanto, Dupont and other biotech firms that have compromised the future of life on Earth in order to seek their own selfish profits. Bill Gates and all the others who have promoted GMOs and allowed them to be unleashed into our world are guilty of nothing less than crimes against both the human race and nature itself. They are a threat to the continuation of life on Earth and must be stopped.

In the realm of human biology, our very existence is now being widely threatened by toxic vaccines. Always promoted in the name of “science,” these vaccines actually cause severe neurological damage and widespread infertility, compromising the ability of members of the human race to reproduce.

And in terms of our global food supply, the accelerating collapse of the honey bees is now solidly linked to the widespread use of chemical pesticides manufactured by pharmaceutical companies (http://www.naturalnews.com/034678_honey_bees_colony_collapse_pesticid…). These pesticides, of course, are always promoted in the name of “science!” It’s better living through chemistry, remember?

In fact, if you take an honest look at what threatens our civilization and our planet today, it’s always something done in the name of science!

Death by science

• Toxic pesticides that kill the soils and rivers? “Science!”

• Toxic chemical medications that kill humans and pollute downstream waters? “Scientific!”

• The mass poisoning of the population with a toxic combination of industrial waste products called “fluoride?” It’s all done for “science!”

• Nuclear bombs that have already decimated civilian populations? “Science!”

• Mammograms and other medical imaging devices that actually cause cancer? “Scientific!”

• Chemotherapy poisons, “preventive” mastectomies, cancer radiation treatments? It’s all “scientific” of course.

• The mass mercury poisoning of children through dental amalgams? They call it “science-based dentistry!”

What’s clear from all this is that the human race is being murdered in the name of science.

But underneath that realization is an even more profound one: Much of the so-called “science” is really just fraudulent science that’s twisted, distorted and quacked up by greed-driven corporations.

Real science is the quest for understanding, not the quest for profit

Real science is a good thing, as it is based on the quest for knowledge. But today, there’s not much real science being conducted anymore. Most of what takes place is corporate-driven science for the purpose of gaining power and profits.

In medicine, for example, the search for new drugs is not about helping humanity; it’s about helping quarterly profits. But you already knew that. Only the most naive individuals today still believe Big Pharma cares about human beings.

In the world of GMOs, it’s not about actually “feeding the world” as is ridiculously claimed by its corrupt, criminal pushers; it’s actually about “owning the world” and using food as a weapon against the People of the world. He who controls the food supply eventually controls everything. Monsanto is hell bent on world domination, not world nourishment.

Vaccines, for their part, aren’t about actually preventing disease and enhancing the health of the public. Infectious disease prevention could be easily accomplished through sanitation improvements and low-cost vitamin D supplementation. Vaccines are really about two things: 1) Population control, 2) Repeat business for the drug industry due to all the vaccine damage caused by inoculations. (Vaccines damage the liver, kidneys, brain and intestines, among other organs.)

The “science” practiced today is a science of domination and control. It is almost never carried out for humanitarian purposes to benefit humankind. Even the entire intellectual property “ownership” system of patents and trademarks is set up to grant corporate monopolies over innovation, thereby denying the People access to such innovations. Intellectual property laws have been twisted and exploited by corporate giants to hijack the innovation process and use it to crush competition. All corporations ultimately want a global monopoly over their particular industry sectors.

Universities, which once conducted research to benefit humankind, now use taxpayer money to develop patentable chemicals that are then licensed to drug companies (or pesticide companies) in exchange for royalties that enrich the university.

As a result of such trends, “science” has come to mean corruption, dishonesty, greed and death. “Scientists” — the people who practice such science — are death engineers whose innovations may deliver hyped-up short-term benefits, but they often ultimately lead to long-term death and destruction. Roundup herbicide, for example, kills crop soils and encourages the development of pesticide-resistant “superweeds.” In the terrain of human biology, much the same ramification of death and destruction is happening with the widespread abuse of antibiotics and the alarming rise of MRSA and other “superbugs.”

Such “scientific” innovations were, of course, developed by well-meaning people who didn’t mean to cause widespread crop failures and antibiotic-resistant staph infections, but in doing so they only became experts in paving the road to Hell with good intentions.

Science is killing us. As a race, we are committing suicide by allowing science to dominate our medicine, agriculture and military industries. To the degree that we allow scientists to unleash their dangerous experiments onto the world without legitimate testing — and no, flu shot vaccines are never scientifically tested for long-term safety — we only accelerate the digging of our own graves. If we don’t learn to restrain the blind ambitions of arrogant scientists who are all too easily enticed by the chance to roll the dice in their “let’s play God” games, the blind pursuit of science without wisdom will only lead to our total destruction.

Because next we can count on the rise of the robot drones in the name of science — a new race of Terminator machines (unmanned AI drones) with the capability to mindlessly unleash bombs and bullets on civilian populations. Such drones will be developed in the name of “science,” of course, with all the predictable ego-driven fantasies of their geek-headed inventors who, with all their superior intellect, have still failed to study human history.

Even if the drones don’t get us, nanotechnology may yet spell our demise. Scientists are already running dangerous experiments with nanotechnology, and if just one such experiment results in a self-replicating nanotech “grey goo,” our entire world could be inescapably devoured by self-replicating microscopic machines that make GMOs seem tame by comparison. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_goo)

If we are to survive, we must force science to be bound by the Precautionary Principle

If we are to survive the endless greed, arrogance and ambition of today’s scientists — whose actions more closely resemble little children with flamethrowers than mature, adult individuals — we must force science to abide by the Precautionary Principle.

The Precautionary Principle means that when we experiment with nature, we force ourselves to err on the side of caution, not profits. In practical terms, that means we should never unleash self-replicating genetic programs (GMOs) into the open world and let experimental seeds get blown across the continent by the wind.

We should never build highly radioactive nuclear power facilities that require power to run pumps in order to avoid a nuclear meltdown. Such facilities must be designed to run in a grid-down, self-shutdown format that defaults to an unmanned state of non-criticality.

We should never unleash synthetic chemicals across the world’s crops and soils to kill insects, not knowing the long-term ramifications of such neurotoxins being introduced into the ecosystem.

The Precautionary Principle recognizes that human civilization is fragile, and science-sounding experiments can run amok in ways that simply cannot be anticipated by even the most brilliant and well-intentioned human minds.

Technology without wisdom is suicide

In the name of science, humanity has developed remarkable technologies. But as a species, humankind operates as infants in terms of wisdom and maturity. We are worse than children with flamethrowers — we are children with nukes!

A typical top-level scientist working for a corporation or a government body is ethically under-developed, lacking wisdom and perspective. They may be geniuses in their absurdly narrow realms of technical expertise, but they have no understanding of the importance of restraining the application of scientific pursuits in the real world. Even now, scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva are playing God with the universe, attempting to discover what they ridiculously call new “particles” even though such particles are not even particles in the first place. (http://www.naturalnews.com/025486_article_science_WHO.html)

In their quest for what they claim to be scientific knowledge, they are playing a dangerous game with our world, risking the very small but catastrophically fatal chance that their experiment might create a planet-consuming black hole that devours our world. Sound like science fiction? Most conventional scientists dismiss such ideas as pure nonsense. But their colleagues also told us that nuclear power was safe; that GMOs are safe; that pesticides are safe; that fluoride is safe; that vaccines are safe; and on and on. If there’s one thing we can scientifically establish as truth in our world today, it’s that scientists vastly and naively overestimate the safety of their own experiments, often in ways that cause widespread harm, death or destruction to innocent people around them.

Scientists are a danger to our world, in other words. And they need to be immediately restrained before they utterly destroy the very conditions on our planet that make human life possible.

History has taught us that scientists have very little ability to anticipate the long-term effects of their present-day actions. The nature of the universe is more complex than even the most brilliant scientist can imagine, it turns out, and when they start to play God with the natural world, unexpected things can and do occur. Murphy was an optimist, as the saying goes. Not only will things go wrong if they can go wrong; they will go wrong in catastrophic ways that simply cannot be anticipated.

The sixth mass extinction on our planet may be caused by science itself

There have been five mass extinction events on our planet, the most recent being the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous%E2%80%93Paleogene_extinction_…).

The sixth such event may be caused by science itself, either with a global radiological release, a runaway genetic pollution event, a nanotechnology disaster, an AI rise to power, or something far more sinister that we can’t even anticipate. We already stand on the verge of being inundated with radiation from Fukushima — a precarious situation upon which “the fate of the world” now rests. What other great threats to our survival have been committed in the name of science?

Until the Wild West, “anything goes” approach to science as practiced today is held in check by a sense of self preservation, the human race will remain at grave risk of becoming an inadvertent casualty of well-intentioned science gone terribly wrong.

Let us take steps now to halt the life-threatening science that has put us all at risk and pull ourselves back from the brink of scientific suicide.

The top ten “scientific” projects threatening the survival of the human race right now

#1) Nuclear power (Fukushima in particular)
#2) GMOs (self-replicating genetic pollution)
#3) Nanotechnology (self-replicating microscopic machines)
#4) Bioweapons (self-replicating microscopic weapons)
#5) Atmospheric experiments (HAARP and high-altitude spraying)
#6) Artificial Intelligence (AI, when coupled with killer drone hardware)
#7) Particle accelerator physics experiments (Large Hadron Collider)
#8) Pollinator disruption chemicals (synthetic pesticides that destroy honey bee colonies)
#9) Nuclear weapons
#10) Weaponized vaccines (live cross-species viral material being injected into human targets)

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035790_scientific_suicide_humans.html#ixzz1uGU7r2dI

 

Human race being terminated by scientific suicide’


Human race being terminated by ‘scientific suicide’

via Human race being terminated by ‘scientific suicide’.

(NaturalNews) This is, without question, the most important article I’ve ever penned, because it discusses the idea that the human race is being destroyed in the name of science.

Stopping these “scientists” from destroying our world and our civilization must become our top priority if we hope to survive.

The entire Northern hemisphere is now imminently threatened by a massive, “global killer” radiation release from failing Fukushima reactor No. 4. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035789_Fukushima_Cesium-137_Plume-Gate.htm…). Our world is right now just one earthquake away from a radiological apocalypse, and we were put into this position by scientists who promised us that nuclear power would be safe and inexpensive.

Even as we live under the immediate threat of Cesium-137-induced radiological extinction, another group of genetic scientists threatens the future of our world with self-replicating genetic pollution. These scientists work for Monsanto, Dupont and other biotech firms that have compromised the future of life on Earth in order to seek their own selfish profits. Bill Gates and all the others who have promoted GMOs and allowed them to be unleashed into our world are guilty of nothing less than crimes against both the human race and nature itself. They are a threat to the continuation of life on Earth and must be stopped.

In the realm of human biology, our very existence is now being widely threatened by toxic vaccines. Always promoted in the name of “science,” these vaccines actually cause severe neurological damage and widespread infertility, compromising the ability of members of the human race to reproduce.

And in terms of our global food supply, the accelerating collapse of the honey bees is now solidly linked to the widespread use of chemical pesticides manufactured by pharmaceutical companies (http://www.naturalnews.com/034678_honey_bees_colony_collapse_pesticid…). These pesticides, of course, are always promoted in the name of “science!” It’s better living through chemistry, remember?

In fact, if you take an honest look at what threatens our civilization and our planet today, it’s always something done in the name of science!

Death by science

• Toxic pesticides that kill the soils and rivers? “Science!”

• Toxic chemical medications that kill humans and pollute downstream waters? “Scientific!”

• The mass poisoning of the population with a toxic combination of industrial waste products called “fluoride?” It’s all done for “science!”

• Nuclear bombs that have already decimated civilian populations? “Science!”

• Mammograms and other medical imaging devices that actually cause cancer? “Scientific!”

• Chemotherapy poisons, “preventive” mastectomies, cancer radiation treatments? It’s all “scientific” of course.

• The mass mercury poisoning of children through dental amalgams? They call it “science-based dentistry!”

What’s clear from all this is that the human race is being murdered in the name of science.

But underneath that realization is an even more profound one: Much of the so-called “science” is really just fraudulent science that’s twisted, distorted and quacked up by greed-driven corporations.

Real science is the quest for understanding, not the quest for profit

Real science is a good thing, as it is based on the quest for knowledge. But today, there’s not much real science being conducted anymore. Most of what takes place is corporate-driven science for the purpose of gaining power and profits.

In medicine, for example, the search for new drugs is not about helping humanity; it’s about helping quarterly profits. But you already knew that. Only the most naive individuals today still believe Big Pharma cares about human beings.

In the world of GMOs, it’s not about actually “feeding the world” as is ridiculously claimed by its corrupt, criminal pushers; it’s actually about “owning the world” and using food as a weapon against the People of the world. He who controls the food supply eventually controls everything. Monsanto is hell bent on world domination, not world nourishment.

Vaccines, for their part, aren’t about actually preventing disease and enhancing the health of the public. Infectious disease prevention could be easily accomplished through sanitation improvements and low-cost vitamin D supplementation. Vaccines are really about two things: 1) Population control, 2) Repeat business for the drug industry due to all the vaccine damage caused by inoculations. (Vaccines damage the liver, kidneys, brain and intestines, among other organs.)

The “science” practiced today is a science of domination and control. It is almost never carried out for humanitarian purposes to benefit humankind. Even the entire intellectual property “ownership” system of patents and trademarks is set up to grant corporate monopolies over innovation, thereby denying the People access to such innovations. Intellectual property laws have been twisted and exploited by corporate giants to hijack the innovation process and use it to crush competition. All corporations ultimately want a global monopoly over their particular industry sectors.

Universities, which once conducted research to benefit humankind, now use taxpayer money to develop patentable chemicals that are then licensed to drug companies (or pesticide companies) in exchange for royalties that enrich the university.

As a result of such trends, “science” has come to mean corruption, dishonesty, greed and death. “Scientists” — the people who practice such science — are death engineers whose innovations may deliver hyped-up short-term benefits, but they often ultimately lead to long-term death and destruction. Roundup herbicide, for example, kills crop soils and encourages the development of pesticide-resistant “superweeds.” In the terrain of human biology, much the same ramification of death and destruction is happening with the widespread abuse of antibiotics and the alarming rise of MRSA and other “superbugs.”

Such “scientific” innovations were, of course, developed by well-meaning people who didn’t mean to cause widespread crop failures and antibiotic-resistant staph infections, but in doing so they only became experts in paving the road to Hell with good intentions.

Science is killing us. As a race, we are committing suicide by allowing science to dominate our medicine, agriculture and military industries. To the degree that we allow scientists to unleash their dangerous experiments onto the world without legitimate testing — and no, flu shot vaccines are never scientifically tested for long-term safety — we only accelerate the digging of our own graves. If we don’t learn to restrain the blind ambitions of arrogant scientists who are all too easily enticed by the chance to roll the dice in their “let’s play God” games, the blind pursuit of science without wisdom will only lead to our total destruction.

Because next we can count on the rise of the robot drones in the name of science — a new race of Terminator machines (unmanned AI drones) with the capability to mindlessly unleash bombs and bullets on civilian populations. Such drones will be developed in the name of “science,” of course, with all the predictable ego-driven fantasies of their geek-headed inventors who, with all their superior intellect, have still failed to study human history.

Even if the drones don’t get us, nanotechnology may yet spell our demise. Scientists are already running dangerous experiments with nanotechnology, and if just one such experiment results in a self-replicating nanotech “grey goo,” our entire world could be inescapably devoured by self-replicating microscopic machines that make GMOs seem tame by comparison. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_goo)

If we are to survive, we must force science to be bound by the Precautionary Principle

If we are to survive the endless greed, arrogance and ambition of today’s scientists — whose actions more closely resemble little children with flamethrowers than mature, adult individuals — we must force science to abide by the Precautionary Principle.

The Precautionary Principle means that when we experiment with nature, we force ourselves to err on the side of caution, not profits. In practical terms, that means we should never unleash self-replicating genetic programs (GMOs) into the open world and let experimental seeds get blown across the continent by the wind.

We should never build highly radioactive nuclear power facilities that require power to run pumps in order to avoid a nuclear meltdown. Such facilities must be designed to run in a grid-down, self-shutdown format that defaults to an unmanned state of non-criticality.

We should never unleash synthetic chemicals across the world’s crops and soils to kill insects, not knowing the long-term ramifications of such neurotoxins being introduced into the ecosystem.

The Precautionary Principle recognizes that human civilization is fragile, and science-sounding experiments can run amok in ways that simply cannot be anticipated by even the most brilliant and well-intentioned human minds.

Technology without wisdom is suicide

In the name of science, humanity has developed remarkable technologies. But as a species, humankind operates as infants in terms of wisdom and maturity. We are worse than children with flamethrowers — we are children with nukes!

A typical top-level scientist working for a corporation or a government body is ethically under-developed, lacking wisdom and perspective. They may be geniuses in their absurdly narrow realms of technical expertise, but they have no understanding of the importance of restraining the application of scientific pursuits in the real world. Even now, scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva are playing God with the universe, attempting to discover what they ridiculously call new “particles” even though such particles are not even particles in the first place. (http://www.naturalnews.com/025486_article_science_WHO.html)

In their quest for what they claim to be scientific knowledge, they are playing a dangerous game with our world, risking the very small but catastrophically fatal chance that their experiment might create a planet-consuming black hole that devours our world. Sound like science fiction? Most conventional scientists dismiss such ideas as pure nonsense. But their colleagues also told us that nuclear power was safe; that GMOs are safe; that pesticides are safe; that fluoride is safe; that vaccines are safe; and on and on. If there’s one thing we can scientifically establish as truth in our world today, it’s that scientists vastly and naively overestimate the safety of their own experiments, often in ways that cause widespread harm, death or destruction to innocent people around them.

Scientists are a danger to our world, in other words. And they need to be immediately restrained before they utterly destroy the very conditions on our planet that make human life possible.

History has taught us that scientists have very little ability to anticipate the long-term effects of their present-day actions. The nature of the universe is more complex than even the most brilliant scientist can imagine, it turns out, and when they start to play God with the natural world, unexpected things can and do occur. Murphy was an optimist, as the saying goes. Not only will things go wrong if they can go wrong; they will go wrong in catastrophic ways that simply cannot be anticipated.

The sixth mass extinction on our planet may be caused by science itself

There have been five mass extinction events on our planet, the most recent being the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous%E2%80%93Paleogene_extinction_…).

The sixth such event may be caused by science itself, either with a global radiological release, a runaway genetic pollution event, a nanotechnology disaster, an AI rise to power, or something far more sinister that we can’t even anticipate. We already stand on the verge of being inundated with radiation from Fukushima — a precarious situation upon which “the fate of the world” now rests. What other great threats to our survival have been committed in the name of science?

Until the Wild West, “anything goes” approach to science as practiced today is held in check by a sense of self preservation, the human race will remain at grave risk of becoming an inadvertent casualty of well-intentioned science gone terribly wrong.

Let us take steps now to halt the life-threatening science that has put us all at risk and pull ourselves back from the brink of scientific suicide.

The top ten “scientific” projects threatening the survival of the human race right now

#1) Nuclear power (Fukushima in particular)
#2) GMOs (self-replicating genetic pollution)
#3) Nanotechnology (self-replicating microscopic machines)
#4) Bioweapons (self-replicating microscopic weapons)
#5) Atmospheric experiments (HAARP and high-altitude spraying)
#6) Artificial Intelligence (AI, when coupled with killer drone hardware)
#7) Particle accelerator physics experiments (Large Hadron Collider)
#8) Pollinator disruption chemicals (synthetic pesticides that destroy honey bee colonies)
#9) Nuclear weapons
#10) Weaponized vaccines (live cross-species viral material being injected into human targets)

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FDA proposes bypassing doctors, selling prescription drugs over the counter


FDA proposes bypassing doctors, selling prescription drugs over the counter

via FDA proposes bypassing doctors, selling prescription drugs over the counter.

Oh yes, of course this sounds like another brilliant idea from a branch of our government, your friend and mine, the FDA. Just bypass the doctors and sell drugs over the counter at your local Walgreens or CVS. We won’t decriminalize or legalize Marijuana but we are willing to sell prescription medications over the counter like candy to anyone including those under the age of 18! Come on, give me a break, seriously?

FDA proposes bypassing doctors, selling prescription drugs over the counter

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(NaturalNews) When it comes to freedom of food choice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers Americans to be too stupid to make their own dietary choices. But when pharmaceuticals are involved, the FDA apparently thinks individuals should be able to completely self-medicate themselves without a prescription, having recently proposed new guidelines that would make it easier than ever for patients to access high-risk prescription drugs without even having to see a doctor.

The Washington Times reports that a new four-page proposal made by the FDA suggests that cholesterol (statins), diabetes, and asthma drugs, among others, be made available over-the-counter (OTC) to patients without a prescription. And what is the reason for this? According to the agency, too many patients are not getting their prescriptions filled, and many would-be patients are not going in to receive the treatments that their medical overlords feel they should be receiving.

The drug industry, in other words, is losing profits because many patients simply are not participating in the health care system as we know it. So to help boost participation, the drug industry’s gatekeeper, the FDA, is working on behalf of Big Pharma to make prescription drugs as easy to access as a candy bar or a pack of gum, even though prescription drugs are typically extremely high-risk and come with severe side effects.

“The FDA has not offered any evidence establishing that it is safe, or patient outcomes are improved, when patients with hypertension, [high cholesterol], asthma or migraine headaches self-diagnose and manage these (or other) serious chronic medical conditions on their own,” said Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, who testified on behalf of the American Medical Association (AMA) at an FDA-held public hearing recently.

But this has not stopped the FDA, Big Pharma, and various pharmacist groups from arguing that there are somehow too many barriers to patients accessing deadly pharmaceuticals. The FDA’s proposal, in fact, explicitly views having to see a doctor before being allowed access to prescription drugs an “unnecessary hindrance,” according to Sarah Kliff from the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com).

Both sides fighting for the same goal – to maximize prescription drug use
Meanwhile, both sides of the debate appear to be concerned about one thing, and one thing only — getting as many people as possible to take their prescription drugs. Peter Carmel from the AMA, for instance, told the Washington Post that he is concerned patients will not take their prescription drugs unless they first see a doctor, while the other side says having to see a doctor deters too many patients from accessing prescription drugs.

In either case, the medical-industrial complex is primarily concerned with drug company profits rather than patient safety. And the FDA, which is also busy aggressively harassing and tyrannizing family farmers selling raw milk to willing customers (http://www.naturalnews.com/033280_FDA_raids_timeline.html), is an active co-conspirator in this drug industry scam to basically deregulate prescription drugs to boost industry profits.

You can view the FDA proposal, entitled Using Innovative Technologies and Other Conditions of Safe Use To Expand Which Drug Products Can Be Considered Nonprescription (Docket No. FDA-2012-N-0171), here:
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2012-N-0171-0001

Sources for this article include:

http://www.washingtontimes.com

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