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it's the. first. or even. the first vizio whistleblower edward snowden and since his leaks about the n.s.a. the source of the former intelligence analyst on the run from washington's prosecution. the world again so called frankenfood activists and hundreds of cities across the globe take to the streets in protest at the triana giant monsanto. us politicians break out over the ban should the government shutdown continues we'll speak with a counselor patient was amongst hundred being denied treatment because of the deadlock in washington. the matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just irritation for us we need this treatment.
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they says coming to you live from moscow hello and welcome to the program the first videos have surfaced of washington's most wanted man edward snowden who was last spotted in august walking out of moscow's sheremetyevo airport after being granted asylum in russia the images come days after the former n.s.a. contractor was presented with an award for integrity in intelligence given to him by a group of former u.s. officials confident that the story. the n.s.a. whistleblower was very passionate in talking about the problem of government surveillance in the united states now he said the issue wasn't with any specific
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spying program rather the relationship between the states and the american people a relationship which he described as increasingly coming into conflict with democratic values snowden also lashed out at the prosecution of whistleblowers accusing the government of what he called effectively misplaced priorities instead of. you know relationship to god where we. executive order because it's on the news was. being used. by the bombs. but they will stop the. person. holding the snowden made these remarks at a ceremony right here in moscow at an undisclosed location where he was given the sam adams award for integrity in intelligence now that award was presented to him by a group of prominent american whistleblowers and former government officials they joined our team for an in-depth studio discussion on thursday this is of course speak first time that the ward a world has been able to catch
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a glimpse of mr snowden since he got asylum here in russia the last time we saw him was at the sheremetyevo airport transit zone back in july and while snowden himself may be safe and sound there have been questions about the fate of those who have worked with them and of course that is a worry that's been expressed by wiki leaks founder julian assange and i'm more concerned in terms of prison people at risk. journalists sarah harrison as we know our guardian newspaper was rated grills part of the time for nine hours and for more investigation reform terrorism investigation has started off so there you have it julian a songe describing a difficult political climate for a whistleblowers and those who helped them it's not a man himself meanwhile we are told at least has no regrets about what he did and believes that it was the right decision. it's been an eventful week for edward snowden between being returning to united rather we're his father and receiving the
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sam adams award logon to our website home to stay outdated on the latest developments in the life of the notorious whistleblower actually it's from across the globe have been taken to the streets in a worldwide rally against genetically modified food giant monsanto the protesters claim the dram crops it produces could be hopeful to humans hundreds of cities across more than sixty countries are set to take part in the march. in berlin where preparations are underway. i mean straight is all around the world not just here in germany coming out to say no to genetically modified foods people saying that they don't know the dangers that they could pose that they. they on right for human consumption can find out why people are demonstrating against g.m. foods i'm joined by a few guests right now first of all heidi alston who's the founder of the true food foundation heidi thanks very much. sun so you said that they were pulling out of
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europe apparently that's not the case though is it well peter it does appear that they're pulling out but they're just regrouping in north america and i think they're going to sneak through the back door using the new european north america trade agreement there is going to be a low level presence that's injured do so in the past maybe one percent g.m.o. would be acceptable to your government to import our canadian crops or our north american crops will be raised to two percent and three percent and four percent as more and more crops become contaminated with g.m.o. has it's very hard to contain so europe will be receiving these products and what's more frightening and most germans don't know is that there is a smart stax corn that monsanto has made and this is the most evolved technology ever and it's not tested whatsoever it is a corn that resists a six different types of herbicide so you can spray it with six different chemicals and it won't die and it also produces two insecticides in its own kernels that you
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can wash that off so i don't even know if technically that's food in my mind as a nutritionist that that's no longer food well we just want those chemicals that doing to us is still something that we don't really know and i'm joined by another guest now to talk a little bit more on some joined by dr dietz to. thank us correct. what could be the potential hazards of g.m. foods the genetically modified its foods have been on the market for about fifteen years now and only last year we've seen the first long term animal study for. france and i have the pictures here all of the scientific bring the camera down here a little bit what is it showing is that we're showing the rats that we're fed these are the corn that is genetically modified for their lifetime all animal studies until then have been for ninety days only and usually not much shows in those ninety days even though there are subtle signs of organ damage even in ninety days spike in two years. the lifetime a life time of
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a rat is shortened they have massive organ damage massive west to immerse in the female rats and humans see effects will only not show for another twenty years speaker we have a much longer life span than a rat so if we are waiting for a cancer to show as a result of a most we've got to wait thank you very much a huge issue and what we're seeing here in berlin as well as around the world is people coming out and saying no to genetically modified foods but while activists are protesting the use of potentially harmful chemicals and food production one fund has been saying it's the only way to feed the global the globe's growing populations. to. in the land of supersize approximately eighty five percent of all processed foods contain genetically modified organisms g.m.o. is an acronym that owns its notoriety largely to the agriculture giant monsanto a multinational billion dollar corporation generating global criticism revolving
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around the safety of its products and growing a monopoly over the world's food supply they are able to patent their genetically modified foods with a very strong patent for farmers can only be the seeds from monsanto each year and they can save the seeds and researchers have documented dozens of health risks associated with the consumption of a modified foods and the majority of americans have campaigned for g.m.o. foods to be labeled just like these organic fruits are labeled but so far the will of the people has been silenced by the money of monsanto according to open secrets dot org the companies spent nearly six million dollars last year lobbying federal lawmakers and food regulators to payoff came this year with the passing of the so-called monsanto protection act a bill that gives the biotech companies immunity from lawsuits pertaining to the production and sale of genetically modified seeds the new reality of the world is
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that chemical companies are feeding us and our families now sort of already to the table rather than farm to table and in an effort to widen its power and profit the agriculture giant has recently purchased a corporation which sells climate data to farmers the price tag of nine hundred thirty million dollars of wasn't a problem for monsanto which grossed a reported thirteen point five billion dollars in revenue last year but decades before g.m.o. is and for years about modified foods came along monsanto was already in the business it helped bring pesticides agent orange and terminator seeds to the market agent orange was you. by the u.s. military during the vietnam war where it's estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands of people its effects are still being felt today vietnam says some half a million children have suffered birth defects due to herbicide monsanto's current
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practices have ignited protests around the globe. millions are taking to the streets demanding that big food comes clean by either illegally genetically engineered products or not selling them at all marina port ny r.t. new york i'm calling o'neil from the center for true safe saying the u.s. claims a giant corporations like monsanto pressured governments worldwide to get their products on the market these marches are raising awareness about the issue and bring awareness not only about monsanto and its influence in agriculture but also other chemical companies that have become major agribusiness influences on capitol hill i think you we see an overwhelming influence in governments and that really has to do with money that these are major chemical companies the top i mean fifty three percent over fifty three percent of seeds are owned by just
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a handful of these major agribusiness chemical companies so they exert tremendous influence in politics and have millions upon millions of dollars to spend to ensure that their products get spread through reviews and also to ensure that consumers are not informed about what the products they are eating so for instance not labeling genetically engineered foods and we've got live updates on the global action against some to online as well there's also more opinion and anonymous as a way to. also coming up this hour it's may have been home to that limb breaks but that's not making it a nice place to call home london has the names there was amazing britain a rocketing house prices snobs are name. on that in just a few minutes. well
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. it's technology innovation is developments around russia we've got the huge earth covered. news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images world world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are on the day.
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i. hear welching all say it's good to have you with us welcome back the u.s. administration has a deadlock with congress over raising the debt ceiling with just five days left to strike a deal and avoid a catastrophic default the republicans won't be borrowing limit extended by six weeks but president obama is calling for a long term solution and has the latest statement from the white house. we cannot have a situation where we the debt ceiling is extended as part of a budget negotiation process for only six weeks which would put us right back in the same position that we're in now. meanwhile the government situations remain in chandon which has put hundreds of thousands of workers on unpaid leave the crisis
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was sparked off to republican lawmakers refused to sign the affordable health care program known as obamacare the shutdown has now canceled a vital lifeline for many cancer patients who are being denied his treatment and one of them long been grievances to see. lives are at stake two hundred people are trying to get into trials at an age each week and each week passes that's another two hundred that are turned away at this time and it's a matter of life or death it's not a matter of inconvenience or just an irritation for us we need this treatment. was diagnosed with coma a rare form of cancer after nine months of chemotherapy blind for additional treatment at the national institutes of health but chan hundreds of others were turned away when the government shutdown took effect and we asked michelle what should like to say to the politicians in washington whose bickering settled the
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deadlock i have heard a couple of instances where they find this is just a game between them and it's a matter of winning and i'd like to say that it's not a matter of win or lose i mean it's please listen to the people and know that it's affecting so many that are in need of help and of course some stunning views for you online including this. luckily the driver of the truck managed to get help just minutes before a train smashed into it and drag it along the tracks truck on the full video on find out exactly what happened on archie's you tube channel. plus i don't see dot com six hundred million users worldwide could have been snooped on by the n.s.a. and one a european country that's not willing to put up with at once to challenge the
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internet in court. right. first. and i think the church. is my bar is tower bridge buckingham palace and st paul's cathedral but there will be little boasting about london's newest title as britain's was down at least that's according to a tongue in cheek book identifying the u.k.'s fifty least desirable locations on his last minutes as the man behind the award why the capital fad so badly. it's
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interesting the dreary day here in london typical for you the weather which may be the perfect day for me to tell you that nothing has been facing the worst area in the u.k. to live in despite the fact that within a mile radius from here it houses the parliament westminster abbey the london eye and other really famous landmarks it's a book called crack hounds return which named the fifty one days since it be in the u.k. as it took to london i didn't really understand this is a city of london being the what place but luckily i'm told it's here to explain that to me with an umbrella and his gopi and perhaps having to tell them that i mean i can think of ten worst places just off the top of my head what your criteria are all kinds of criteria i think one of the things that people write in about a lot is the daily grind it so hard in london getting on the northern line having your all but i mean you have no use jammed into someone else's all the time expense
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the fact that it costs so much to to buy property or is in fact impossible for most people to buy property in the center of london to be hollowed out or nearly in as going to the state not even professionals like doctors can and there's also a lot of anger with london from the rest of the country had the banking crisis which is all centered around london and then we're told that subsequently the recession is over and there's growth but are you london really seems to be getting the benefits of the new sticking up another housing bubble that's primarily it's a book that people read in the toy that it's made to make them laugh it does it does seem to provoke to mind. people thinking about times in the way we treat them and the way we live and hopefully start a conversation quite serious conversation it's certainly easy to say on a day like today why london might not be everyone's idea of paradise because because it's the capital city get inside and out businesses from the outside say it's incredibly expensive to visit the transport system isn't very reliable and
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people are very rude it might just be possible for london to pick up its behavior in the next ten years and become not quite so awful. under another world news in breach of this hour three people including two police officers have been killed in a suicide car bombing in eastern afghanistan that apparently targeted a police compound the blast struck its main entrance i'm going to insurgents have been increasing that harks as foreign forces withdraw from the country. militias have marched through the streets of the libyan city of benghazi they were chanting and waving banners in support of suspected terrorist abu anas al libi it was seized last week by american forces for his alleged involvement in the bombings of two embassies in africa it's believed the u.s. led operation provoked the kidnapping of prime minister hours a done earlier this week has been accused of collaborating with washington over the capture of maybe. thirty four people have so far been
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confirmed dead after a boat carrying african migrants sank in the military and the majority of the two hundred or so on board have been rescued by italian and maltese ships reported by helicopters in a similar incident last week more than three hundred fifty people mostly from eritrea and somalia drowned near the it time and island of love it is her. two mortar shells have hit a serious comfortable damascus killing an eight here old child and wounding eleven other people one of the shells fell near a school while the other damaged several cars and nearby shops the explosions also occurred just three hundred meters away from the hotel where chemical weapons inspectors are staying now meanwhile with international strikes against syria now on hold another battle is raging the one in the media talk of the country's humanitarian crisis has always been one of the main arguments for western states to
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intervene militarily honestly i want to see want to see for herself. now that we have been able to make progress on the chemical weapons issue we should not forget . we also needed to make progress on the humanitarian issue a warning echoing through many corridors of power in the west this is on track to be. the biggest humanitarian catastrophe of the twenty first century and this is building into one of the great humanitarian crisis on the face of the planet. no this is not true we hardly know we're all liars we don't care what they say outside here as you can see we have no trouble in this bakery in downtown damascus tens of thousands of traditional floats are churned out each day the machines work sixteen hours a day six days a week sure we have extra quantities enough for another fifteen days. while in this public market and the thousands like it across syria shoppers
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and management tell us in two years they've never been any shortages in this growing rice and sugar there are always available you never have a shortage of them in our warehouses are always full. i said madani recently arrived in the country and was shocked to find that local stores of food i thought that there would be nothing nothing at all everywhere in the supermarkets and nothing to eat and nothing i was really very agreeably surprised there is a lot of everything fruits. vegetables. ok the reality is that most people here are going about their daily routine far removed from the hardships depicted in the foreign press but when it comes to shortages there is one that is crippling the economy queues like this are commonplace for gas stations around the country caused by sanctions imposed by the united states and the european union ironically the very countries that according
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for humanitarian intervention. the syrian people need a solution not the governments or the media who are trying to use everything we have even the. small things like bread to justify their own objectives the fight for syria is far from over and the psychological war the battle of perceptions over reality is likely to be fought for as long if not longer than the sides who have taken up arms against each other policy r t damascus since nine eleven america has done a lot to boost surveillance and increased security however the policies don't necessarily make people feel safe and a risk fueling paranoia of terrorists around every corner artie's abby marcia looks about and breaking the set later today but has a pretty. leeson flight from d.c. to orlando hosted what can only be described as a terrorist dry run take
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a look at how they figured it out. crewmembers say that shortly after takeoff a group of four quote middle eastern men caused a commotion the witnesses claimed one of the men ran from his seat in coach toward the flight deck door he made a hard left and entered the forward bathroom quote for a considerable length of time you know the reason stories like this even gain traction in the first place is because of the fear of the other or by that i mean anyone who remotely looks brown and it proved my point it just so happens that i have acquired some rare footage of what really went down on that flight. this is. yeah i think you get the idea.
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and up next the gem foods help feed the wild golden rice is right after this break . i recently read headlights all over the russian internet screaming in full paranoia mode that china has just bought five percent of ukraine now they're writing that china will lease five percent of ukraine over ukrainian officials themselves claim the china won't be getting either and that this is a deal about some drip irrigation system the situation didn't explode onto the internet to the fantasies of bloggers the south china. the morning post reported that one company does have a crop and pig farming plan design utilized nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land ukraine coincidently been lifted
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although i am the distrustful pro sovereignty type getting a rich foreign country to pay to develop your nation's agriculture might not be too bad of a deal it would definitely take a lot of money to restore ukraine's farming to its former glory they see that ukraine used to be the bread basket of europe agree that status spec could really help the country but selling off or even just leasing nine percent of the nation's territory is absolutely unacceptable doing a large project with the chinese that is mutually beneficial is one thing but selling or leasing off your country is another and by another i mean treason but that's just my opinion. down to a meal did you give consent for your child to eat golden rice. we
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didn't know it at the time they didn't tell us it was g.m. food. if i had known it at the time i wouldn't have allowed it. many of the parents now regret at me. for the tanit they said the food was very healthy for the kids if they said something about spirulina or something we didn't really understand they only said it was very good that's why we signed the consent form and let our children eat the meals. so. i'm furious my daughter in law and son were not. they left their child in my care. if anything happens i'm the one who's responsible this is coming i don't know what
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will happen didn't it we are we it's. third time it's just very frightening. these people feel betrayed what were the responsible authorities thinking the study was financed by the national health office of the united states and conducted by tufts university they made no official comment only that the research project was the subject of an ongoing investigation how does this story fit in with the inventor's humanitarian ideals veers into false if we assumed that everything was being done properly and i'm still assume that. i don't know the chinese partners but i know the partners from the us i actually still believe that they did everything correctly. why do they need to know why and how was the spanish produce that was used in the trial.

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