Glyphosate in Cereal: Monsanto’s Weedkiller Detected at Alarming Levels
Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released its second round of 2018 test results measuring glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, in popular oat-based cereals and foods.
The nonprofit organization released the new results after two companies, Quaker and General Mills, told the public it has no reason to worry about traces of glyphosate in its products.
Seems that’s not the case.
Glyphosate in Cereal
In the latest batch of testing, all but two of the products tested contained levels of the potentially-carcinogenic weedkilling chemical above 160 parts per billion (ppb), the health benchmark set by EWG.
These findings come two months after EWG released its first series of tests measuring glyphosate in popular children’s breakfast products. Still, General Mills and Quaker Oats Company immediately went on the defensive, claiming glyphosate levels found in its foods fell within regulatory limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
That may be true, but many public health experts believe the levels of allowable glyphosate in food are far too high and don’t properly protect human health. Previously, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculations suggest that 1- to 2-year-old children likely experience the highest exposure to glyphosate, the potential cancer-causing chemical used in Monsanto’s Roundup. And according to the agency’s risk assessment, the exposure level is 230 times greater than EWG’s health benchmark of 160 ppb.
In the October 2018 batch of testing, EWG commissioned Anresco Laboratories to test a range of oat-based products, including 10 samples of different types of General Mills’ Cheerios and 18 samples of Quaker brand products. These included cereals, snack bars, granola and instant oats. Of the 28 products tested, those with the highest levels of glyphosate include: (1)
Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Honey Nut (2,837 ppb)
Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Brown Sugar (2,746 ppb)
Quaker Overnight Oats, Unsweetened with Chia Seeds (1,799 ppb)
Cheerios, Oat Crunch Cinnamon (1,171 ppb)
Quaker Overnight Oats, Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven (1,029 ppb)
Quaker Breakfast Squares Soft Baked Bars, Peanut Butter (1,014 ppb)
Quaker Breakfast Flats Crispy Snack Bars, Cranberry Almond (894 ppb)
Apple Cinnamon Cheerios (868 ppb)
Honey Nut Cheerios (833 ppb)
Chocolate Cheerios (826)
The tested products contain glyphosate at levels well above EWG’s safety standard of 160 ppb; Quaker Oatmeal Squares breakfast cereal contained levels of glyphosate 18 times higher than the benchmark.
TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES (SVG) THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
At 5:00 pm, Tropical Storm Kirk was near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 60.2 West. Maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Although gradual weakening is anticipated during the next couple of days, little change in strength is expected before Kirk moves through the Lesser Antilles overnight. ‘T.S.Kirk’ is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and a west-north westward to westward motion is expected over the next couple days. The centre of the system is expected to pass to the north of mainland St. Vincent overnight, positioning to our north-west by early morning.
Light northerly breeze across SVG should increase by early morning, to 25 to 35 mph (40 to 55 km/h) with occasional gusts.
Residents across SVG, should bear in mind that heavy rainfall and winds are occurring over the eastern portion of Kirk’s circulation. These winds and rains are likely to spread across SVG and other islands and possibly intensify by early morning. Light to moderate rain should increase to heavy showers with thunderstorms by early morning. Models indicate 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 millimeters) rainfall accumulations are possible, but higher amounts are very likely across parts of SVG especially in mountainous areas. Persons in areas prone to flooding and landslides, near rivers streams and low lying areas should be alert.
Large easterly swells up to 3.0 (10 ft) are expected to continue overnight into Friday. By late Friday, northerly swells generated by Post-Tropical cyclone Leslie, are expected to propagate southwards across our area. The north-eastern and eastern coasts could be affected first, then these northerly swells should be across SVG by late Saturday afternoon. These large waves and dangerous rip-tides can create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, and these conditions may become even more adverse at times of high tide. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are being warned to stay out of the water.
A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning remain in effect until 6:00 am Monday, 1st October. High Tide times are expected around:
8:49 pm tonight; 8:09 am and 9:44 pm on Friday; 8:51 am and 10:29 pm on Saturday; 9:35 am and 11:08 pm on Sunday
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* St. Lucia
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Interests elsewhere in the central and northern Lesser Antilles
should monitor the progress of Kirk.
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products issued by your national meteorological service.
A Tropical Storm watch remains in effect for St.Vincent and the Grenadines.
At 5:00 pm, Tropical Storm Kirk was near 12.7N 55.7W or about 365 miles …587 km east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
All Schools will be closed tomorrow Thursday 27th September 2018 due to the impending passage of Tropical Storm Kirk. Acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel says an assessment will be done by NEMO regarding public servants attending work.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph…95km/h with tropical-storm-force winds extending outwards to about 115 miles (185 km) to the northeast, and 90 miles (145 km) to the southeast of the center. Movement was towards the west northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue over the next few days. The center of ‘Kirk’ is expected to pass between 80 to 100 miles north of St. Vincent and the Grenadines between Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon.
Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 mph (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are possible across the islands tomorrow as the system passes to the north.
In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms can be expected with rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) and isolated higher amount in mountainous areas. Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides, near rivers and streams are advised to be alert.
Large easterly swells of 3.0 to 4.5 (10 to 15 ft) are forecast to accompany the system. By weekend, northerly swells generated by Post-Tropical cyclone Leslie, are expected to propagate southwards across our area. Large waves and dangerous rip-tides can create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, and these conditions may become even more adverse at times of high tide. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are advised to stay out of the water.
A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning is now in effect until 6:00 am Monday, 1st October.
High Tide times are expected around:
7:28 am and 8:49 pm on Thursday; 8:09 am and 9:44 pm on Friday, 8:51 am and 10:29 pm Saturday and 9:35 am and 11:08 pm on Sunday.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of
Tropical Storm Isaac, presently located East of the Lesser Antilles.
At 5 pm Tropical Storm Isaac was centered near latitude 14.6° North; longitude 51.3° West or about 670 miles (1075 km) east northeast of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph or 110 km/h with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward 105 miles (165) km from the center. “Isaac” continues to move westward at 17 mph (28 km/h).
On the current forecast track, the center of this system is forecast to pass near Dominica, or approximately 150 miles (240 km) north of mainland St. Vincent by early Thursday.
However, by early tomorrow, an outer band associated with “Isaac” could result in some showers and possible isolated thunderstorm across our islands.
As the system progresses westward, an increase in moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds can be expected from Thursday and into Friday. Forecast Models suggest that rainfall accumulations of 50 to 75 mm (2 to 3 inches) are possible during the passage of “Isaac”.
Sea conditions are also forecast to deteriorate from late Wednesday with swells peaking near 3.5 meters or 11 feet. A small-craft warning will be in effect from 6 pm, Wednesday 12th September, 2018.
The St Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will continue to monitor this system and provide the necessary updates and/or advisories.
Billy Jeffers (Mr.)
Aviation Services Department Argyle Ministry of National Security, Air and Sea Port Development
Phone: 784-4584477 Fax: 784-4580868 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.meteo.gov.vc
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August 28, 2018, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of USD3 million (mn) to cover Haiti’s 2018-2019 insurance premiums with CCRIF SPC—the company that provides parametric insurance coverage to the Caribbean and Latin America. The Bank’s funding will help the country meet the cost of the premiums for tropical cyclone, earthquake and excess rainfall coverage to which the Government of Haiti will contribute up to USD1.8 mn.
CDB’s Director of Projects, Daniel Best said that among the Bank’s 19 Borrowing Member Countries, Haiti is one of the most vulnerable to natural hazards.
A large percentage of the population of Haiti is exposed to multiple hazards, due to climate change, the rapid growth of unplanned settlements, and ecosystem degradation and decline. We are pleased that the Government of Haiti is collaborating with development partners like CDB to design and implement development projects that focus on reducing the country’s risk to natural hazards, and help it adapt to climate change
In the event of a future disaster, however, Haiti’s parametric insurance contract under CCRIF SPC is designed to pay out quickly and reliably.
“This type of insurance can play a unique role in tackling humanitarian emergencies by providing quick liquidity at a time when there is a dramatic reduction in Government revenue and, at the same time, a need for large government services expenditures,” Best added.
Given the country’s fragility and high vulnerability to natural hazards, in its 2017-2021 Country Strategy for Haiti, CDB committed to continue paying the country’s annual CCRIF SPC premiums.
Further, in the most recent negotiations for the replenishment of the Bank’s Special Development Fund, contributors agreed that there should be a continuation of the grant-supported programme of assistance for Haiti. Disaster risk reduction is among the main areas in which CDB will invest.
In 2017, CDB approved a disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation initiative for Ile-à-Vache, an island off the south coast of the southern peninsula of Haiti, which suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew.
To date, Haiti has received four payouts: one after the 2010 earthquake (USD7.7 mn), two following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 (USD20.39 mn under the tropical cyclone policy and USD3.02 mn under the excess rainfall policy), and USD162,000 in 2017 for Hurricane Irma. The latter was paid out under the Aggregated Deductible Cover, which provides a minimum payment for events that are objectively not sufficient to trigger a CCRIF SPC policy.
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There are number of things you can do to stay safe during an earthquake. None of these include running.
According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre, On August 21st at 5:31 PM local time, an earthquake occurred West of Trinidad. It was located at 10.56°N and 62.80°W with a magnitude of 6.9 and depth of 86 km. It was felt widely in the Eastern Caribbean. Please note that this event has been reviewed by a Seismologist.
It has been brought to our attention that most persons are not one hundred percent (100%) on what to do during an earthquake.
So, We have taking the time to ensure that for the next earthquake, you know what you should do.
What to do in an Earthquake
Within Minutes of the earthquake passing, much information, pictures and videos went online. Some are decades old, and some very recent. So far, we at JSR Communications have yet to see anyone doing the right thing.
If you are indoors during an earthquake
Ensure you do the following if you are indoors during an earthquake:
If you are outdoors during an earthquake
Ensure you do the following if you are outdoors during an earthquake:
If you are in a moving vehicle during an earthquake
Ensure you do the following if you are in a moving vehicle during an earthquake:
If you are trapped under debris
Ensure you do the following if you are trapped under debris during or after an earthquake:
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If you find yourself feeling sluggish mid-afternoon, fighting to stay alert throughout the day, struggling with adrenal fatigue, or feeling just plain exhausted, then it’s time for a change! Luckily, there are easy, affordable ways to banish tiredness and get a spring in your step once again — naturally.
Skip the extra cups of coffee or certain dangerous “energy” drinks and try these 10 easy and inexpensive methods for how to get energy naturally instead.
1. Vegetable Juice
Drinking fresh vegetable juice is a shock to your body — in a good way! Losing the vegetable fiber during juicing makes them easier for your body to absorb and digest. (1) And because less work is required for your body to reap the nutritional benefits, you’ll notice an increase in energy levels. Additionally, drinking your veggies helps provide important vitamins and minerals while also supplying energy to your cells.
If you feel an illness coming on, vegetable juice is also a good way to stop it in its tracks and keep energy up before it dips. Skip store-bought juices, which are often loaded with sugar, preservatives and other unpronounceable ingredients — they’ll leave you feeling worse and even more exhausted!
Make your own instead, or if you need ideas, try some of my favorite vegetable juice recipes.
2. Improve Sleep Quality
Can’t sleep? Spending your nights tossing and turning can definitely make you feel exhausted the next day. While you sleep, your body is restoring and repairing the day’s damage. (2) Squeezing in more sleep is one of the easiest methods for how to get energy in the morning.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, try my list of natural sleep aids. Plus, here are some of my favorite tips:
3. Adaptogenic Herbs
When you’re feeling exhausted, fatigued or stressed, adaptogenic herbs can help. These healing plants balance and restore the body’s natural ability to handle stress by regulating the adrenal system, which is responsible for controlling the way hormones respond to stress. Adaptogens don’t target a specific body part; instead, they help your entire body gently cope with stress, anxiety and, of course, fatigue. (3)
Some of the best adaptogen herbs that have been shown to boost energy and combat low energy in females and males alike include: ashwagandha, rhodiola, holy basil and ginseng. (4, 5, 6, 7)
Incorporating adaptogenic herbs into your daily routine could help you feel calmer, less exhausted and more focused.
4. Reduce Carb Consumption
While they do provide your body with energy, foods heavy in carbohydrates can leave you feeling sluggish. The main culprit? Simple carbs, like those found in sugary drinks, cookies and processed foods (think white bread and pasta), which burn through your body quickly. Though they provide a fast boost of energy, it’s quickly followed by a crash as your blood sugar spikes and then drops. (8)
The solution for how to boost energy when tired and keep blood sugar levels steady? Stick to whole-grain, low-glycemic carbohydrates that take the body longer to digest and avoid the crash and burn effect. Nuts, legumes, sweet potatoes, oats and brown rice are all low-glycemic carbohydrates that will provide the body with a steady stream of energy.
5. Eat Chia Seeds
If your only experience with chia seeds is the Chia Pet, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. These magic little natural energy foods will boost energy levels and provide your body with a lot of nutritional bang for the buck.
The ancient Mayans and Aztecs ingested chia seeds to keep up energy and alertness among warriors during war. (9) For us mere mortals, the essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) found in chia seeds have been shown to enhance sleep quality, boost brain power and combat inflammation, which keeps your body feeling fresh. (10, 11, 12)
Coupled with high levels of protein and fiber, which keep blood sugar stable (no afternoon sugar crashes!), it’s no wonder chia seeds are being heralded as a superfood and natural energy boost supplement.
Due to increased organization, Tropical Depression Two has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Beryl, and is the 2nd named storm for the 2018 hurricane season.
As of 5:00 PM today, TS Beryl was located at 10.3N 42.8W, moving west at 16mph (26km/h). Maximum sustain winds of 50mph (80km/h) with a minimum central pressure of 1004mb. It is forecast to be close to the Eastern Caribbean around Sunday. Currently, projections show the possibility of disorganization around this time period as strong upper level westerly winds may result in shearing. Some scattered showers from its remnants are likely Sunday night into Monday. Further monitoring and updating by the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will be done.
Meanwhile, the Ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant feature resulting in fair to partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions, before a tropical wave moves into the area around late Saturday. Model guidance is indicating only a few scattered showers associated with this wave.
Strong east north- east to east winds at approximately 25km/h – 45km/h is forecast and seas are to remain moderate to rough (2.0m-2.5m) in open waters.
Issued at 12noon Saturday 23rd June, 2018
A strengthening Atlantic High Pressure System is generating strong surface to low level winds across the Lesser Antilles. Wind speeds across St. Vincent and the Grenadines are expected to increase overnight, continuing over the next couple days. During this time, wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (46 to 61 km/h) with higher gusts are anticipated. Thus, a High-Wind Warning will be in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines effective 6:00 p.m, Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 until 6:00 pm Monday 25th June, 2018.
Winds of this magnitude;
Residents and motorists are urged to be vigilant and secure all loose objects in order to mitigate the effects of the above-mentioned impacts.
A small Craft warning will also be in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines until 6:00 p.m, Monday 25th June, 2018. This Small-Craft warning means in this case, that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) and/or mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61km/h) will affect the marine area.
High tide times are expected around
The High-Wind and Small Craft Warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be in effect 6:00 p.m, Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 until 6:00 pm Monday 25th June, 2018.
Prepared by Joan Mc Donald
Aviation Services Department Argyle Ministry of National Security, Air and Sea Port Development Phone: 7844584477 Fax: 7844584477 Email: email@example.com
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