“National crisis” facing UK National Health Service as deficits grow By Ben Trent

16 October 2018 — WSWS

In the latest quarterly report of NHS Improvement (NHSI), the combined forecast deficit of NHS trusts stands at a staggering £519 million.

NHSI is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as “independent providers” operating within the NHS. This figure has been deemed “unaffordable” by NHSI. Trusts across England were already at a total deficit of £814 million at the close of June, roughly £80 million worse than the same time last year.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 28 September 2018

28 September 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

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First Ever Glyphosate Strip Tests for Food and Water Enable Affordable Home Testing

The first ever home-use strip tests for identifying glyphosate residues, have been released to the public on Wednesday. It is now possible for people everywhere to find out whether the world’s most used weed-killer is in their food or water, in the comfort of their own homes. The Detox Project is working alongside the manufacturer […] The post First Ever Glyphosate Strip Tests for Food and Water Enable Affordable Home Testing appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

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Scientific Reviews of Glyphosate’s Cancer Risk Fail to Fully Disclose Monsanto’s Role

28 September 2018 — Center For Biological Diversity

Publisher Requests Corrections of Studies That Contradicted World Health Organization Findings

The scientific journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology has issued a rare “Expression of Concern” and requested corrections to articles it published that failed to fully disclose Monsanto’s role in reviews of glyphosate’s cancer risks.

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The Fracking Industry’s Water Nightmare: Injection Wells Damage Production Wells, Rising Disposal Costs Will Increase Industry Losses

28 September 2018 — Naked Capitalism

[UK take note! WB]

By Justin Mikulka, a freelance writer, audio and video producer living in Trumansburg, NY. Originally published at DeSmog Blog

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has clearly documented the multiple risks — despite repeated dismissals from the oil and gas industry — that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) poses to drinking water supplies. However, the tables may be turning: Water itself now poses a risk to the already failing financial model of the American fracking industry, and that is something the industry won’t be able to ignore.

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Glyphosate Linked to Bee Deaths By Nick Carne

26 September 2018 — Global Research

Research broadens concerns over the impact of the world’s most common weed-killer. Nick Carne reports

There’s more bad news for glyphosate, the active ingredient of Roundup, with a recent study suggesting the widely used weed-killer might be contributing to the death of honey bees and native bees around the world.

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