According to French news source RFI, France is expected to call for a Europe-wide ban on Monsanto’s genetically modified corn following the release of a University of Caen study that found a link between Monsanto’s GM corn and tumors and organ damage in lab rats.
RFI reports, “France will call for a ban ‘at a European level’ if the national health agency (Anses) backs up the findings of the study by French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told an audience in the Burgundy city of Dijon on Thursday.”
A suicide bomber on foot attacked a joint patrol of coalition and Afghan forces in the crowded center Khost in eastern Afghanistan Monday, killing three international service members and 16 Afghan police officers and civilians, according to witnesses and hospital officials. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Reports on the Obama administration's drone war reveal that there is little to no accounting of the number of civilians killed in these strikes. It seems the president is not concerned with counting the collateral damage.
The recent wave of Islamic terrorism and radicalism in the Middle East, from the Arab Spring to the recent September 11, 2012 Benghazi and Cairo attacks, which led to the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and two Navy Seals, were not the work of spontaneous attacks, but rather the result of a decades-long carefully planned Soviet operation by former KGB chief and Soviet leader Yuri Andropov to bring about communist revolution.
Following an explosive French study suggesting a link between Monsanto’s controversial genetically engineered corn and cancer, Russian authorities have temporarily suspended all imports and use of the biotech GMO product until further safety testing can be performed. Officials worldwide are reportedly investigating the matter as well.
After Google’s unit in Brazil refused to take down a YouTube video attacking a candidate in local elections, federal police took the search-engine giant’s Brazilian chief into custody for questioning. Apparently Google had been ordered by a court to remove the clip in question based on a decades-old law purporting to prohibit attacks that "offend the dignity or decorum" of political candidates.
France is positioned to ban the words “mother” and “father” from legal documents under the country's plan to legalize homosexual “marriage” and give equal adoption rights to both traditional couples and same-sex partners. Under the proposal, which is being aggressively pushed forward by, among others, French president Francois Hollande, the term “parents” would replace “mother” and “father” in an identical marriage ceremony that will be used for both traditional and homosexual weddings.
Bristol, England, has adopted the Bristol Pound, an alternative to the pound sterling, to encourage patronage at local businesses. The BBC reports that “more than 350 firms in the city have signed up, making it the UK's largest alternative to sterling.”
In an address to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Mexican President Felipe Calderón recommends government-enforced redistribution of wealth as the key to preventing the global economic crisis from “becoming a major catastrophe.”
During an interview conducted on September 24 by Carla A. Hills, the co-chairman of the CFR’s board of directors, Calderón reported that acceptance of this central plank of the socialist economic platform helped his nation successfully avoid an absolute financial crash.
Describing the conflicts in the Middle East as "the clash between modernity and medievalism," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against "the medieval forces of radical Islam" in his address at the United Nations September 27 and repeated his call for a "red line" to be drawn before Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to build its first nuclear bomb.
WikiLeaks editor and founder Julian Assange criticized President Barack Obama during a nearly 20-minute address delivered via video to the United Nations meeting in New York City. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.