Coca-Cola considering ‘healthy’ cannabis-infused drinks

Coca-Cola considering ‘healthy’ cannabis-infused drinks

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Coca-Cola says it is “closely watching” the use of CBD (Cannabidiol) as an ingredient in “wellness beverages” as a growing number of companies develop cannabis-infused drinks.

CBD is a cannabinoid that can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp varieties of cannabis. CBD doesn’t produce the high associated with marijuana, however, it is believed by many to have calming, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.

While Coca-Cola said it has “no interest in marijuana or cannabis,” they have stated: “Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world,” the company added. “The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.”

Coca-Cola released their statement after a report from Canada’s BNN Bloomberg reported that they were in “serious talks” with Aurora Cannabis, a medical marijuana producer and distributor, to develop drinks infused with CBD.

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Following the BNN report, stocks for Aurora Cannabis spiked 17% and Coca-Cola’s shares rose slightly.

Aurora spokeswoman Heather MacGregor said her company “has expressed specific interest in the infused-beverage space and we intend to enter that market”.

CBD oil has boomed in popularity as a number of states and countries legalize the use of CBD, hemp and marijuana products. The CBD market is forecast to grow $2.1 billion by 2020 according to Hemp Business Journal.

Canadians can legally buy and consume cannabis starting October 17th. South Africa’s highest court has recently legalized the use of cannabis by adults in private places, although it remains illegal to sell, supply and use in public. The statement has been seen as a prelude to further legalization in the united states.

Coca-Cola has been diversifying their product portfolio with recent investments in sparkling water and coffee beverages. Demand for sugary sodas has declined each year over the last decade as consumers become more health conscious.

Beer giant Molson Coors announced on August 1st that they were teaming up with The Hydropothecary Corporation, a Canadian medical marijuana grower, to develop cannabis-infused non-alcoholic beverages. Although it likely that these beverages will not only contain CBD, but also THC, the cannabinoid that causes the high or buzz effect of marijuana.

Two weeks later, spirits company Constellation Brands announced a new $4 billion in investment in Canada’s Canopy Growth, a Canadian medical marijuana producer, in exchange for a 38% stake in the company.


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Cette femme en pleine forme veut se faire opérer pour devenir handicapée parce que c’est son plus grand rêve

Dans la série des histoires complètement absurdes qui nous font nous questionner sur la nature de l’intelligence de certaines personnes, cette histoire arrive sans doute en haut du classement. Une femme américaine en pleine forme fait semblant d’être handicapée et se déplace en fauteuil roulant.

C’est le site web d’information et de divertissement Did You Know qui rapporte cette nouvelle complètement insensée qui nous fait nous demander si cette personne n’est pas tombée sur la tête et qu’elle a eu des séquelles à vie de cet accident. En effet, à Salt Lake City dans l’État de Utah, une femme de 61 ans qui est en pleine forme fait semblant d’être handicapée et se déplace en fauteuil roulant. Une histoire à dormir debout qu’elle explique en disant qu’elle a toujours rêvée d’être handicapée et qu’elle réalise un rêve d’enfant en se déplaçant en fauteuil roulant. Elle insiste même pour dire qu’elle ne s’est jamais aussi bien senti de sa vie. Autant vous dire qu’on a vraiment du mal à comprendre son attitude et on est pas les seuls.

Cette femme c’est Chloe Jennings-White, une chimiste américaine qui est donc en parfaite bonne santé mais qui s’identifie à une personne handicapée. À l’instar des personnes qui sont transgenres et qui s’identifie à un autre sexe, cette femme de 61 ans s’identifie donc à une personne handicapée mais pas n’importe quel type de personne handicapée, une paraplégique. C’est donc pourquoi, elle se déplace en fauteuil roulant, elle veut recréer cette sensation mais ce n’est pas tout, elle va encore plus loin dans son délire. En effet, Chloe se met des attelles aux deux jambes afin de créer une sensation de paraplégique. Vous l’aurez compris, elle évolue décidément sur une autre planète.


Mais ce n’est pas tout, le site web d’information et de divertissement Did You Know explique également qu’elle souhaite se faire opérer pour devenir réellement handicapée. Il y a une opération plutôt simple à faire qui lui permettra d’être paraplégique pour de bon mais comme vous pouvez l’imaginer aucun médecin n’est prêt à faire ce type d’opération. Rendre handicapé une personne en parfaite santé n’a aucun sens pour un médecin, cela est contraire à l’éthique de l’ordre de la médecine.

Autant vous dire que l’histoire de Chloe est devenue complètement virale et elle a suscité de nombreuses réactions dont la majorité sont négatives. Et on peut le comprendre. Sur Twitter de nombreux internautes ont décidé de donner une bonne leçon à Chloe en lui expliquant que c’était complètement absurde ce qu’elle faisait et qu’elle devrait plutôt se réjouir d’être en pleine forme plutôt que de faire semblant d’être handicapée.

En effet, de nombreuses personnes handicapée, qui sont paraplégiques ou qui ont un autre handicap, donneraient tout l’or du monde pour être à sa place et être en pleine possession de ses moyens. Mais ça Chloe n’a pas l’air de le comprendre, elle rêve d’être handicapée depuis qu’elle est petite et elle compte bien s’accrocher à son rêve et elle ne laissera personne l’en empêcher. Malheureusement Chloe n’est pas la seule dans ce cas-là et de nombreuses personnes aux États-Unis font semblant d’être handicapées comme elle.

Source: Did You Know
Crédit Photo: Capture d’écran Twitter

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13 of the scariest health hazards of Halloween

(CNN)Americans go batty for Halloween. We’re not afraid to dig deep to have a howling good time.

1. Deadly day for kids

The statistics are shocking. Children are twice as likely to die on Halloween than any other day of the year as they trick-or-treat along our streets. That’s according to a 2012 State Farm analysisof more than 4 million fatalities between 1990 and 2010.
An older study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was even scarier: Children were four times more likely to die on All Hallows’ Eve while walking.
More than a quarter of the deaths occurred between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., State Farm found, with 70% happening in the middle of the block, away from a crosswalk or intersection.
Parents should make sure their child’s costume sports reflective tape, and kids should carry a flashlight or glow stick. Children should not trick-or-treat alone, but in groups with parental supervision. Even then, parents need to be on guard: Excited children can easily sprint ahead and forget to look both ways.

These fatalities are not just among little kids, either. Most of the pedestrian deaths occurred among those between ages 12 and 15, followed by ages 5 to 8. Young people should be cautioned about the distractions of cell phone use and follow other safety guidelines, including use of flashlights.

2. Killer buzz

So who is responsible for most of those pedestrian deaths? You guessed it — drivers who drank or partied too much. And you don’t have to “feel” drunk or stoned to be impaired. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says: “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.”
NHTSA statistics show that during a four-year period, 14% of all pedestrian deaths on Halloween involved drunken drivers. Overall, the agency says Halloween drunk-driving fatalities are on the rise, with 44% of all people killed in car crashes on Halloween night involving a drunk driver.

Sadly, young adult drivers aged 15 to 25 were responsible for the majority of pedestrian deaths of children, according to the State Farm analysis. Safety experts suggest keeping young, inexperienced drivers off the road on Halloween, and of course, be alert for signs of alcohol abuse.

3. Demon allergies

One in 13 children under the age of 18 in the United States has food allergies. Chances are high one of those kids will visit your house for a treat.
Milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish and shellfish are responsible for 90% of allergic reactions, according to the Food Allergy Research and Education group. Some of those reactions can be deadly.
Many candies are off limits for children, either because they contain one of the top allergens or because of the danger of cross contamination.

To meet the needs of all your trick-or-treaters, you can join the Teal Pumpkin project, which suggests having non-food treats on hand, such as glow sticks, bubbles, stickers or markers. Then hang a teal pumpkin outside your home so kids with allergies will know you are allergy-safe.

4. Fire hazards

Even if you’re dressed as the devil, you don’t want to burn. Yet fire hazards abound on Halloween, as people use sandbag candles and fiery jack-o’-lanterns to decorate their homes and walkways.
By law, all costumes, wigs, masks and other accessories sold in the US are required to be made of flame-resistant materials. You’ll know they are if they are labeled “flame resistant.” That won’t stop them from burning, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission, but they will be easier to extinguish once removed from the fire source.
If you make your costume, be sure to use flame-resistant cloth as well. Nylon and polyester are good choices. If you use more flammable materials such as cotton, add a fire-retardant spray to the costume and all of its bits and pieces.
Too much trouble? There’s a startling video produced by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in the United Kingdom where children’s costumes are still considered toys and making them fire-resistant is voluntary for manufacturers. While dramatic music plays, a suited-up firefighter lights child’s costume after costume. Within seconds, each costume bursts into flames and is consumed within minutes.
“If your child is wearing one of these costumes, keep them away from naked flames,” the video suggests before it ends. Use battery-powered candles to reduce the risk, the video suggests.

5. Revenge of the jack-o’-lantern

Pumpkin carving takes the lead each year over other Halloween injuries, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Out of an estimated 4,500 Halloween related injuries reported during October and November last year, 41% were related to pumpkin carving.
Safety experts suggest putting the sharp kitchen knives aside and using only the small pumpkin carving tools that come in kits, which are designed to minimize injuries.

6. Trick or trip

Tripping or falling wins second place for most common Halloween injury, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Getting tangled in the long legs of ill-fitting costumes is a key reason; costume masks can also be part of the problem.
Many gruesome monster heads are ill-fitting, with poorly cut eye holes that limit vision. Ghostly sheets can both obstruct eyesight and become tripping hazards. Be sure whatever you wear or put on your kids will allow full range of eyesight and has been altered to prevent tripping before you head out the door.
Experts also suggest using face paint (carefully) instead of masks for better vision. Another tip: Never ride your bike or skateboard or skate wearing a costume.

7. Falling down on the job

In addition to tripping, falling off a ladder or other height ties for second most common injury during Halloween, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Most occur while putting up or taking down Halloween decorations, most likely because of poor ladder safety skills.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission devotes an entire page to Ladder Safety 101. Some of the highlights:
  • Choose a ladder with slip-resistant feet that extends at least 3 feet over the roofline.
  • Place it on firm and level ground. If it’s not, buy leg levelers at the hardware store.
  • Make sure the ladder can support your weight and have a helper hold it at the bottom.
  • Don’t use a metal ladder near any power lines or electrical equipment.

8. Pokes in the eye

What’s a pirate without a sword? Luke Skywalker without his lightsaber? Harry Potter without his wand?
Your child (and the child in you) will likely push back if you try to limit accessorizing that special Halloween outfit, but be aware of the dangers. Just like sticks, pointed props such as swords, spears and wands can poke out the eyes of excited children (or adults) gathered too close.
Considering that falls account for nearly a third of all Halloween-related injuries, that pointy object could just as easily end up in your child’s eye, or someone else’s.
Safety experts suggest trying to purchase softer, more flexible versions of a necessary prop for a safe, but stylish Halloween.

9. Out-of-this-world eyes

Your outfit demands “creature-of-the-underworld” eyes to make it suitably eerie. And you’ve found some cheap costume contacts online that would work perfectly.
Before you plop those into your eyes, beware: They could contain chlorine, iron and other harmful chemicals, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Many of the decorative contacts sold online and in gas stations and beauty parlors are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. They could easily contain harmful colorants used to create tints and patterns on the surface of the lens. A study in Japan, where decorative contacts are popular, found those chemicals could remain even after rinsing with water.
The lens-making process can also leave uneven, scratchy surfaces that might not be visible but could scratch your cornea. Germs could then enter and infect the eye, creating scarring that can damage vision and cause blindness.
To drive home the dangers, the American Academy of Ophthalmology shares the story of Julian Hamlin, who at 17 ruined his eyes with $20 over-the-counter contacts. Ten surgeries later, he’s still blind in one eye, and continues to suffer from eye infections and glaucoma in the other.

10. Beware of face paint

Don’t turn that clown smile upside-down. Check how your skin will react to face paint before you slather your face with it. Applying a small bit on your arm a day or two before could save a lot of scratching, swelling, redness and embarrassment if you end up being allergic, the FDA advises.
The FDA does approve color additives in face paint and theatrical makeup and creates rules about where they should be applied on the body. A color that’s OK for hair or nails, it says, might not be good for the skin.
To be sure if a Halloween makeup is safe, the FDA suggests checking the Summary of Color Additives on their website. If the color on the label of the product isn’t on their list, “the company that made it is not obeying the law. Don’t use it,” warns the agency.

11. There goes the dental work

As the American Dental Association says: “Be picky if it’s sticky.” Caramels, taffy, gummies and other chewy candies stick to the teeth longer, contributing to cavities, but they are also notorious for pulling out fillings and crowns. Sticky, gummy candy and braces? What a tangled web you’d weave with that.
On the opposite end, hard candies can also be bad for your teeth. They also last longer in the mouth, contributing to decay, and you can break a tooth if you chomp down too hard. Hard candies can also damage brackets and other appliances that hold braces together.
What do dentists recommend? Chocolate is good because it’s soft and leaves the mouth rather quickly. Just be sure to brush and floss.
Another tip: Eat Halloween candy just after meals. Saliva production increases during meals and helps rinse away food particles and bacteria, the ADA says.

12. Careful with candy

Nine out of 10 Americans believe chocolate and candy make Halloween more fun, according to a survey released by the National Confectioners Association. And since Americans are expected to dish out 2.6 billion dollars on candy this year, we certainly plan to have a LOT of fun.
Of course, that means a LOT of extra calories. Even “fun size” candies, which have become the standard Halloween giveaway, contain a deceptively high calorie count, considering their tiny size.
Take fun-size M&Ms. A bag of originals contains 73 calories. Add peanuts and it’s 90 calories. There are 80 calories each in Twix, Almond Joy, Milky Way and Snickers fun size bars; Butterfinger and Baby Ruth have 85. Fun size Skittles have 60 calories. And that favorite nibble, candy corn, is seven calories … each. But who eats just one?
So if one candy splurge consisted of one of each of the candies above, plus about 30 candy corns, you’ll have taken in 923 fun-sized calories.
To burn off that really fun time, you’d have to do about three hours of walking, biking, dancing or golf, or about 4.5 hours of light weight training. Having a blast yet?

13. A deadly snack for Fido or Fluffy

Halloween candy can be deadly for your dog or cat. No candy is healthy, but anything that’s sugar-free, or contains raisins or chocolate can quickly cause seizures, even organ failure.
“Pets are 32% more likely to experience food poisoning during Halloween week,” said Cara Meglio, content and communications manager for Petplan, a pet insurance company.
It can be all too easy for your pet to sneak a snack while your children inspect their haul, so be sure to put your furry friend in another room before bringing out the sweet stuff.
If pets do get hold of raisins, sugar-free candy or chocolate, call your vet immediately. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a poison hot line, too: (888) 426-4435.
If poisoned, your pet might need his or her stomach pumped. According to Petplan, the average cost of treatment for food poisoning last year was $730.17, but can easily rise to $1,100 or more depending on the severity of the poisoning and any complications.
Pet costumes are a growing trend, especially among millennials, says the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. Choose costumes that aren’t too restrictive, especially around the throat, say vets, and beware of loose costume bits that can be chewed off and swallowed.

Those, along with lollipop sticks, glow sticks and foil or cellophane wrappers can create digestive blockages you might not notice for days. In 2017 the average cost of surgical removal of a foreign object lodged in the intestines of a pet was $2,062.13. “As with food poisoning cases, more severe or complicated occurrences can cost much more,” said Petplan’s Meglio.

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN

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Accusés de racisme, « Les Simpsons » vont finalement supprimer le personnage d’Apu

La fin d’une ère

« Les Simpsons » vont finalement supprimer le personnage d’Apu

« Les Simpsons » répondent aux accusations de racisme envers Apu

Voilà bientôt 30 ans que Les Simpsons font rire Américains et aficionados de dessins animés pour adultes. En novembre 2017, l’un des personnages de la série avait été la cible d’un documentaire, baptisé The Problem with Apu. Dans ce dernier, Hari Kondabolu dénonçait les stéréotypes utilisés, notamment avec le personnage d’Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Quelques mois plus tard, la série avait répondu au film dans l’un de ses épisodes.

Aujourd’hui, le producteur du show Adi Shankar a annoncé que le personnage d’Apu serait finalement supprimé, suite à la polémique. « J’ai vérifié l’information auprès de plusieurs sources. Ils vont abandonner le personnage d’Apu. Ils ne vont pas en faire toute une histoire, mais ils vont juste l’abandonner pour éviter la controverse », a-t-il confié à IndieWire le 26 octobre. Avant de donner son avis sur ce choix : « Ce n’est ni un pas en avant, ni un pas en arrière, c’est tout simplement un pas de côté […] Si vous faites une série qui traite de différentes cultures et que vous avez trop peur de parler de ces cultures […] vous êtes tout bonnement une série lâche. » Voilà qui est dit.


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A Strange Situation In France: Something Big Might Happen


In France, In a town called Saumur, gardeners employed by the town made a strange discovery. They went to work on an old church. Behind that church there are old natural caves. When they arrived there they saw 3 men getting in a white van and leaving the place. So they went to see inside that cave. They found ISIS flags, audio and video stuff, newspapers in Arabic, a generator.. So, they immediately alerted the local police, which in turn alerted all the other services of the state : national police, anti-terrorist forces, the prosecutor of the republic, the scientific police, etc..

Turns out, it was “just an exercise”, led by the military center for nuclear, chemical, biological and radio-logical defense, allegedly of course. But no one was aware of that exercise, not the local police, not the anti-terrorist forces etc.., no one but some general in the army. The question is, why would they need ISIS flags and stuff in Arabic for an exercise, and a generator ? Why didn’t they inform at least the local police that there was an exercise going on ? Because that’s usually the case. Usually government officials are informed, and the local population, too in some cases.

It is to be noted that they almost always find ISIS flags in some car, or in some apartment shortly after a terrorist attack, and also stuff in Arabic. This looks like a deep state operation. An operation that is led by some state service, in the shadows.

There are almost no articles in French MSM regarding this, and if there are, it is just a short article to say that military personnel have been mistaken with terrorists.

Only this link digs deeper and ask all the relevant questions.


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Everything is in French.

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Millions of bees die after South Carolina sprays pesticide to curb Zika


This is the ultimate buzzkill.

In an effort to stop the spread of Zika before it starts, parts of South Carolina were doused from the air on Sunday morning with a common insecticide called Naled, the Washington Post reported. After the early morning spray, local beekeepers arrived at work to a startling sound: overwhelming silence.

By one estimate, Flowertown Bee Farm and Supplies lost 46 hives in the death spray, or about 2.5 million bees, local NBC affiliate WCBD-TV reported. Beekeepers were devastated by the loss.

“I was angry that day, I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that we spray poison from the sky,” bee owner Andrew Macke told WCBD-TV.

Mosquitoes from Miami Beach test positive for Zika virus

A honey bee queen, center, mills about a honeycomb as it's hive receives routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo and TwoHoneys Bee Co., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at EcOhio Farm in Mason, Ohio. A federal rule to be proposed Thursday, May 28, would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A honey bee queen, center, mills about a honeycomb as it’s hive receives routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo and TwoHoneys Bee Co., Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at EcOhio Farm in Mason, Ohio. A federal rule to be proposed Thursday, May 28, would create temporary pesticide-free zones when certain plants are in bloom around bees that are trucked from farm to farm by professional beekeepers, which are the majority of honeybees in the U.S. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


And not all of the bees died after the spray.

“As you can see, a few that are alive are trying to help and save and clean up the ones that are dead,” one beekeeper from Flowertown Bee Farm said in a morose Facebook video, her voice full of emotion.

South Carolina currently has 46 travel-related cases of Zika in the state,according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, one of which was sexually transmitted.

As of now, there are no reports of Zika from local mosquito bites, but Dorchester County took the extra step to spray from the air on Sunday — and the deviation from the county’s usual ground-based efforts in curbing the pesky insects is where the problem began, bee owners say.

“Had I known, I would have been camping on the steps doing whatever I had to do screaming, ‘No you can’t do this,'” Juanita Stanley told Charleston’s WCSC-TV.

The county acknowledged to the New York Times that a county worker had not followed proper protocol for the pesticide spraying — he didn’t call every registered beekeeper.

“He made a mistake in terms of going down his list and failed to call,” Jason L. Ward told the New York Times.

Even still, some bee owners are hoping that this can be a learning experience for people.

“If we turn this into a teachable moment, how important bees are to the environment and how unhealthy it is to aerial spray a pesticide,” Macke told WCBD-TV.

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Challenge of the day: Find the cell phone in this picture

Another puzzle has arrived to stump the Internet and it’s a real eye-strainer.

Though this may look like a simple photograph of a table on top of a patterned carpet, it’s actually hiding an important technological treasure…A cell phone.

Your job is simple — find the cell phone amongst the visual chaos that is this patterned carpet.

It’s a tricky one, but we assure you, the cell phone is somewhere in there. And hey, if your eyes get too tired you always have that nice white table to glance at.

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