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Brazil Refuses GMO Imports From United States

by Amelia Kinney, True Activist

Brazil joins the growing number of countries rejecting GMO imports from the United States. In the last decade, bio-technology and gene modification in large-scale agriculture has become a controversy driving a wedge into the industry. In 2015, 19 European nations had declared a ban on GM crops, citing political, health and environmental concerns.

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New Witnesses Accuse Fmr UK Prime Minister Of Pedophilia, Ritual Murder

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

Sir Edward Heath, former Prime Minister of England, stands accused of rampant pedophilia and participating in ritualistic child murder by former police officers and alleged victims.

In recent months, high-ranking politicians, attorneys, doctors and others have been accused or caught participating in depraved acts involving the sexual abuse of children. While the media has largely shied away from these stories, there is no denying that the tide of arrests is developing into something truly unprecedented. However, these revelations involving the widespread practice of pedophilia among the world’s wealthy and powerful pale in comparison to explosive new testimony and allegations that surfaced over the weekend regarding the disturbing private life of former Prime Minister of England, Sir Edward Heath. While many noted “conspiracy theorists” have long asserted that Heath was a pedophile of the worst order, a lack of witnesses and public attention as well as an alleged and highly sophisticated cover-up kept these allegations on the sidelines.

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Study Confirms Pot Is NOT A Gateway Dug, Can Treat Tobacco And Opioid Addiction

A groundbreaking study finds cannabis is not a gateway drug — and it can be used in the treatment of alcohol and opioid abuse.

By: Claire Bernish / The Free Thought Project

In the latest of dozens of studies proving the healthful benefits of cannabis, researchers in Canada found not only can marijuana be effective in managing pain, but it can reduce a user’s dependency on tobacco, alcohol, and can replace a number of prescription medications — including antidepressants.

Weed, they also found, simply isn’t the “gateway drug” politicians and detractors have claimed it is for decades.

Published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study — comprised of 271 participants enrolled in Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes program — is considered one of the first to evince how cannabis can help alleviate substance addiction.

“[T]his study is the first to specify the classes of prescription drugs for which cannabis is used as a substitute, and to match this substitution to specific diagnostic categories,” the study findings state.

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Scientists Reveal Plans To Bring The Wooly Mammoth Back From Extinction

by Jessica Murray, True Activist

A group of researchers at Harvard have announced that they are trying to resurrect the wooly mammoth that went extinct around 10,000 years ago. The announcement was made by the team who explained their intentions ahead of the annual gathering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston earlier this week. They explained that their main aim of bringing the giants back from extinction is to use a popular gene-editing tool called CRISPR to produce “elephant-mammoth embryos”. The Guardian recently reported that the scientific team is currently only at the cell stage where they are experimenting with an array of combinations of both elephant and mammoth genes. Whilst the embryos themselves have not been created yet, the leader of the project has said that the team is merely two years away from producing them. Although recent reports have also said that it would be “many years” before any of the new “mammoths” would be allowed, or even able, to grow into full adults.

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Ashton Kutcher Gives Emotional Testimony At Hearing To End Human Trafficking [Watch]

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

On Wednesday, well-established actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. During the hearing, he spoke about the requirement to end modern slavery and human trafficking and gave an emotional testimony to support his message.

At first, Kutcher’s presence was taken light-heartedly. Senator John McCain commented that the actor looked better “in the movies,” to which Kutcher then blew him a kiss. But from then on, it adopted a serious tone. Seated next to Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino, Ashton gave his passionate speech. He began,

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Son Of Pablo Escobar Reveals His Dad "Worked For The CIA" Selling Drugs – Media Silent

Notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar 'worked for the CIA selling cocaine' his son now claims. Media conveniently ignores it.

By: Claire Bernish / The Free Thought Project   

Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father “worked for the CIA.”

In a new book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.”

“The drug business is very different than what we dreamed,” he continues. “What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.”

“He did not make the money alone,” Marroquín elaborated in an interview, “but with US agencies that allowed him access to this money. He had direct relations with the CIA.”

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San Francisco Bans The Sale Of Non-Rescue Cats And Dogs In Pet Stores

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

In an effort to crack down on puppy mills, San Francisco ruled that only rescue cats and dogs older than 8 weeks are allowed to be sold in pet stores.

Following in the footsteps of New Jersey and Arizona, the entire city of San Francisco has banned the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats at local pet stores. The initiative aims to crack down on “puppy mills” and ensure that some of the millions of animals that live in shelters across the nation find forever homes.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that on Tuesday, the San Francisco Boards of Supervisors unanimously voted to amend the city’s health code. Proposed by Supervisor Katy Tang from District 4, the new rules only allow the sale of animals sourced from animal rescue shelters or groups at pet stores. Additionally, any animal younger than 8 weeks old is banned from being sold at a commercial pet store.

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Pope Francis: Native Americans Should Have Final Say About Their Land

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

Pope Francis declared that Native Americans deserve the right to give prior consent to any economic activity that affects their ancestral lands.

On Wednesday, Pope Francis attended the Indigenous Peoples Forum in Rome and defended the rights of indigenous tribes. The meeting was part of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, and Pope Francis addressed 40 representatives of the 300 largest indigenous groups in the world.

According to Reuters, he stated that “The particular characteristics of indigenous peoples and their territories” must be protected. The Pope then mentioned that this is especially true “when planning economic activities which may interfere with indigenous cultures and their ancestral relationship to the earth.”

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Wikileaks Exposes CIA Interference In 2012 French Presidential Election

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

A new release from Wikileaks has revealed that the CIA took part in a seven-month long spying campaign against every major French political party and candidate before and after the nation’s presidential elections in 2012.

While the mainstream media continues to propagate a months-long frenzy based on unfounded claims accusing Russia of “meddling” in U.S. political affairs, Wikileaks has once again revealed new evidence exposing the real forces responsible for interfering in foreign electoral processes. Today, Wikileaks released three classified “tasking orders” from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that detail a seven-month long spying campaign and covert actions taken by the agency in France prior to the 2012 French presidential election. Wikileaks’ press release said that this latest release is meant to serve as context for an upcoming, major release of the cryptically-named CIA Vault 7 series, a release that will ostensibly shed light on some of the more sinister “meddling” of the CIA both domestically and abroad.

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Environmental Protection Agency To Officially Terminate On Dec. 31, 2018

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

In the handful of weeks that Donald Trump has been President of the United States, a lot has happened. The stress that’s been mounting due to recent events just increased, however. That’s because, by the end of next year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be terminated.

H.R. 861, which was introduced by House Republicans on Feb. 3, only contains one sentence: “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” As Daily KOS reports, the bill which was introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) and cosponsored by Reps. Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi), Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), and Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia) is presently awaiting action in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

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