Health News – 7 Famous Brands That Use Child Slaves To Make Your Chocolate

7 Famous Brands That Use Child Slaves To Make Your Chocolate
By: Vandita via anonhq.com
Children younger than 15 – some as young as 5 – work from 6 am till evening in West Africa at cocoa farms connected to Nestlé, Hershey, Mars, Kraft, ADM Cocoa, Godiva, and Fowler’s Chocolate to produce your favorite chocolates including Reese’s, Kit Kat, M&M’s, MilkyWay and Butterfinger.
In September 2015, three class action lawsuits brought in California accused Nestlé, Hershey, and Mars of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses by cocoa suppliers in West Africa while falsely portraying themselves as socially and ethically responsible. Nestlé, Cargill and ADM are currently facing a separate lawsuit brought by three Malian former child slaves in 2005 that accuses the companies of aiding and abetting child slavery in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa market.
The shocking 2000 documentary titled Slavery: A Global Investigation exposes the chocolate industry’s deep, dark connection to cocoa harvested by child slaves. The guardian of 19 children freed from slavery by the Ivorian authorities told the makers how they worked from dawn until dusk each day, locked in a shed at night where they were given a tin cup in which to urinate, stripped naked, tied up and routinely beaten. And how thousands of children were being purchased from their parents come from countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso, and Togo for a pittance, or in some cases outright stolen, and then shipped to Ivory Coast, where they are enslaved on cocoa farms.

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Millions of Muslims take part in mass pilgrimage of Arbaeen – in spite of Isis
Isis has attacked the nearby city of Karbala using suicide bombers
Alexandra Sims Thursday 24 November 2016 14:08 GMT
Millions of Shia Muslims have taken part in one of the biggest marches in the world, as they travel through Iraq in celebration of a famous Muslim martyr.
The marchers made their way to the city of Karbala, 62 miles south west of Baghdad, on Sunday and Monday for the holy day of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD.
Large crowds visit the shrines of Imam Hussein and his half-brother Abbas in Karbala, where they were killed in a revolt against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed in the 7th century AD when they refused to pledge allegiance to Yazeed’s Umayyad caliphate.
Nusayyef al-Khattabi, who heads the Karbala provincial council, said he expected the total number of visitors over several days to range “between 17 million and 20 million”. Among them are an estimated three million foreigners, the majority Iranians who started crossing the border days ago.
Many choose to make the journey on foot, despite travelling near Isis-controlled areas in the country and the extremist group having made frequent deadly attacks on the pilgrimage.

Saga of 5-year-old Idaho girl raped by Muslim migrants gets worse
by PAMELA GELLER (PamelaGeller.com ad WND.com)
Last summer, a 5-year-old girl was orally, anally and vaginally raped and urinated upon by three Muslim migrant boys in Twin Falls, Idaho. Since then, instead of getting justice, the victim’s family has been abused by law enforcement and governing authorities as if they were the criminals – because what happened to their little girl contradicts the politically correct narrative about Muslim migrants.
And it just keeps getting worse. The victim’s mother has now informed me that, despite the huge medical expenses for their daughter that this attack has necessitated, the state of Idaho has told her the maximum assistance that her family can get is $4,500.

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds
Researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch” which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells Credit:  PEGAZ/Alamy
by Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent 5 June 2014 • 7:45pm
Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable”.
Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.
Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy.

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Children need microbes – not antibiotics – to develop immunity, scientists say

Children need microbes — not antibiotics — to develop immunity, scientists say
Yes, it’s important to wash your hands. It’s critical during cold and flu season and especially if you visit someone at the hospital.
The problem is — in the West at least — parents have taken the business of keeping clean way too far.
New science shows that a lot of the tiny organisms called microbes that we’re so busy blasting away with our hand sanitizers, antibacterial soaps and liberal doses of antibiotics are having a profoundly negative impact on our kids’ immune systems, says microbiologist Marie-Claire Arrieta, co-author of a new book called Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World.
The assistant professor at the University of Calgary, along with her co-author, esteemed microbiologist Brett Finlay, make the case that we’re raising our kids in a cleaner, more hyper-hygienic environment than ever before. They say that overdoing it the way we are is contributing to a host of chronic conditions ranging from allergies to obesity. I chatted with Arrieta recently to find out more.
What inspired you and Finlay to write Let Them Eat Dirt?
We’re both microbiologists and we’ve been studying the community of microbes that live in our guts — what we call our gut microbiome. In recent years research from our lab and other labs has shown that the health of this microbiome early in life is really crucial to our lifelong health. It’s not just that we’re scientists but we’re both parents. We thought that parents and caregivers would really benefit from us bringing this knowledge to the public.
We’ve been hearing for some time that overusing antibiotics may lead to antibiotic-resistant hospital infections, something we may associate with the elderly and other immune-compromised people. But I gather the implications are much more immediate and individual than that. What’s the connection between microbes and the development of the immune system in childhood?
When we’re born we do not have any microbes. Our immune system is underdeveloped. But as soon as microbes come into the picture, they kick-start our immune system to work properly. Without microbes our immune system can’t fight infections well.

Why did the media stop talking about Hannah Poling? Easy: her case of vaccines causing autism was unassailable. Her dad was a neurologist. They’d won big in vaccine court. Even the head of CDC, Julie Gerberding, had to concede that autism happened in rare cases. Then what happened? The Polings, and Hannah’s story, simply disappeared from the media. It was too devastating a blow, so just pretend it never happened. Thank God for YouTube!! (Also, remember: Mary Holland and others found 83 cases in Vaccine Court exactly like Hannah Poling–it’s not as rare as Dr. Gupta makes it out to be see link in the first comment below.)

Deadly shots: the polio vaccine saga
Millions of Australians were given a polio vaccine infected with remnants of a cancer-causing virus. Scientists knew the dangers but released the vaccine anyway, writes Gary Hughes.
The eight scientists gathered in the meeting room at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories in Melbourne included the key researchers who had helped turn the tide in the fight against polio in Australia.
But the mood was far from celebratory as the meeting started on May 1, 1962. The team responsible for developing and producing the local version of the Salk polio vaccine in 1956, which had been given to millions of Australians during the following years, was faced with a crisis.
Four days earlier CSL biochemist John Withell had completed laboratory tests that confirmed what had been feared: the latest batch of polio vaccine was contaminated with a newly discovered virus that came from monkey kidneys used to produce it.
The virus had been designated SV40 – the 40th simian virus that had been identified – but this virus, first discovered by British researchers the previous year, was different. Tests in the United States had shown it could cause aggressive cancers in small animals and was not killed in the normal process used to manufacture polio vaccine.
In the words of Withell, who went on to become head of the government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration laboratories in Canberra, SV40 “was recognised straight away as a fairly nasty virus”.
Those at the meeting were confronted with the dilemma of what to do. The discovery of SV40 contamination could not have come at a worse time for the government-run CSL. The laboratories, which carried out virtually all vaccine research and production in Australia, had just undergone one of the most turbulent periods in its history, with mounting political pressure over delays in producing the polio vaccine, the removal of its director, management upheavals and rising costs.
While the introduction of Salk vaccine in Australia in 1956 had blunted the threat of polio, outbreaks had continued: in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in 1960-61 and in Queensland and NSW in 1961-62.
The spectre of poliomyelitis, which could lead to death or permanent paralysis, was still enough to cause widespread public panic, in turn pressuring politicians and health authorities.
In 1961 state health authorities and health ministers were pressing Canberra to provide increased amounts of the vaccine amid a growing shortage caused by production problems at the laboratories. Two entire batches of vaccine, representing about 1.4 million individual doses, had been destroyed in November 1961 because they had failed safety tests. The release of other batches had been delayed because independent tests showed the vaccine still contained live polio virus, forcing it to be reprocessed.
The pressure was showing among senior staff, with some worried about standards being compromised.