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#BingeAndPurge: Rejection, Election, Oddities and more

Biotech:
U2, Bono? Celeb Partners With Monsanto to Biowreck Africa With GMOs*

U2, Bono? Celeb Partners With Monsanto, G8 to Biowreck African Farms With GMOs

Feds Knew Monsanto planted GM alfalfa before USDA approval*
Okanagan Fruits submits GMO apple for approval*
GMO labels continue to be pushed by concerned activists*
Label-It-Yourself Movement Raises Awareness About GMOs*
Dispute Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food*
Richmond Passes Ban on Genetically Engineered Crops*
Illinois illegally seizes bees resistant to Roundup; kills remaining queens*
A Last (Chemical) Gasp for Bees?*
Once-extinct bees buzz again in Britain*
Activists in UK plan to trash crop experiment*

Pharma/Vaccines/FDA/Medical:
Another State Reports Uncontrolled Rise in Prescription Drug Abuse*

More than 110,000 U.S. soldiers remain on antidepressants and sedatives*
More details emerge in Obama's secret dealings with Big Pharma during health care overhaul*
Real Simple magazine and 47,500 paralyzed Indian children*
The Shrinking World of Available Dental Care*

Food Safety/Food Regulations/Big Ag/USDA/FTC:
FDA Rejects New Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup*

USDA to mask sodium benzoate preservative with new 'anti-microbial' label to trick consumers*
White House Blocking EPA Efforts to Issue Rules on Nanomaterials, Advocates Say*
Coca-Cola dodges federal false advertising claim on its so-called "pomegranate" juice*
The "POM" Pomegranate Scam: The Truth Behind the Company and Its Billionaire Owners*
FDA, Under Court Order, Nevertheless Refuses to Allow Truthful Claims Based on Good Science*
Shareholders, Top Doctors Demand McDonald’s Assess its Health Impacts*
Congress votes down Sen. Durbin's anti-supplement amendment,
as well as Sen. Paul's Freedom of Health Speech Amendment
*
Sen. Rand Paul offers surprise amendment to rein in FDA abuses*
Rand Paul Wins One in Senate Passage of FDA Bill*
Wyoming group contests raw food rules change*
Food Safety - It's a Global Issue*

Marijuana/DrugWar:
Why Oregon's Attorney General Election May Be Referendum on Medical Marijuana With National Consequences*

"I'll Smoke a Joint on the Capitol Steps":
Pro-Legalization Congressional Candidate Says He'd Risk Arrest for the Pot Movement
*
The Right-Wing Ideologue's Guide to Obama's Teenage Pot Smoking*
How Many Anti-Pot Politicians Will be Ousted Before They Realize the Will of the Majority? *
A Judge’s Plea for Pot*
After DEA's Drug Raid Horrors Erupt in Honduras, Human Rights Groups Demand Answers for Dead Innocents*

Urban Agriculture/Localvorism/Gardening:
Video: "Nine meals away from anarchy"*

Can gardening cure depression?*
VIDEO: How a Fashion Designer's Food Forest is Changing his L.A. Neighborhood*

Climate Change/Environment/Energy Production:
Global warming skeptics as knowledgeable about science as climate change believers, study says*

The promise and peril of a military shift to biofuels*
Congress Blocks Use of Alternative Fuels for the Military*
Canada dismantles its entire ocean contaminants program*
VIDEO: Louie Schwartzberg on the beauty of pollination*
The $4 Billion Lobbying Blitz That Bought Shell the Arctic *
VIDEO: 3,000' Tower Will Generate Clean Power from Hot Air and Cool Water*
Electricity Generated from Chicken Waste Encourages Factory Farming and Pollutes Air*
Ikea Cuts Down 400-Year-Old Trees to Make Furniture*
Federal Lawsuit Targets Bike Path as Anti-Environment*
National Weather Bureau Chief Resigns…Under a Cloud*

Food Oddities/Facts:
Asexual Chef Cooks, Serves Own Genitals at Tokyo Banquet*

Put Your Ethics Where Your Mouth Is*
Mexican Cartel Declares War on Cheetos*
Teaching Old Chips New Tricks: The Red One Means Stop*
'Bath salts': Officials say the synthetic drug in disguise was behind recent ‘cannibal’ attack*
'Deadliest Catch': Flesh-Eating Bacteria Attacks Former Deck Boss From Popular TV Show*
Video: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Scare Prompts Doctors to Respond*

#PumpUpThaVolume: February 18, 2020