MAD COW REGULATIONS: A LONG TIME COMING
Last January, after the first case of Mad Cow Disease was discovered in the U.S, the federal government tried to alleviate consumer concerns by announcing new regulations that would forbid the feeding of blood, slaughterhouse wastes, and manure to cows.
ACTION ALERT--TERMINATE THE TERMINATOR
Consumer, farmer, and environmental organizations across the globe are mobilizing to stop the legalization and commercialization of the controversial Terminator Gene Technology, whereby seeds are genetically engineered to become sterile or commit suicide after one growing season.
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To be considered 'Organic,' the cows that produce our precious organic milk must be able to feed on pasture land, not be confined expediently, as in other forms of factory farming. Also, be aware that Mad Cow prions are now being discovered in muscle ('meat'), not just in brains, spinal cords, in new experiments. Check the details.....
The Outer Space Treaty, as it is known, was the second of the so-called "nonarmament" treaties; its concepts and some of its provisions were modeled on its predecessor, the Antarctic Treaty. Like that Treaty it sought to prevent "a new form of colonial competition" and the possible damage that self-seeking exploitation might cause.
Prometheus Nuclear Systems & Technology, along with Department of Energy's Office of Naval Reactors, is evaluating the possibility of developing a space nuclear reactor to supply future exploration spacecraft with a significant increase in on-board power and spacecraft propulsion capability. Such an increase in power would enable missions to the outer reaches of the solar system and beyond as well as substantially increasing the amount of science per mission.
Having considered the report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space covering its work during 1966,1 and in particular the work accomplished by the Legal Subcommittee during its fifth session, held at Geneva from 12 July to 4 August and at New York from 12 September to 16 September,
The report on the Prevention of an Arms Race in
Outer Space contained one resolution
(document A/55/558), which was adopted by a
vote of 163 in favour to none against,
with 3 abstentions
(Federated States of Micronesia, Israel,
United States) (Annex III).