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‘Death Wish Coffee’ Recalled Due To Risk of Deadly Toxin

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Order of Death Wish Coffee ready to be shipped. Photo captured by Michael P. Farrel / Times Union

          Ironically, the aptly named Death Wish Coffee Company has come into the spotlight recently due to a recall of cold brew cans. The reason? Their nitro drinks may potentially contain deadly toxins. Continue reading ‘Death Wish Coffee’ Recalled Due To Risk of Deadly Toxin

Blood farming in India

Imagine being strapped up to a bed against your will, captive in sheds on farmland nearby the India-Nepal border with your blood being drained from your body. You’re too weak to protest or put up a fight and all of this is for the purpose of cash.

Blood farming is a growing health and human rights issue that is very common in India. This practice is highly illegal and revolves around human beings being treated like dairy cattle on an industrial farm. These individuals though however, instead of milk, are drained of their blood cruelly. It is then sold on the black market and is used for a wide range of medical purposes. Blood farming is just one of the variables of the international black market that sells fluids and tissues from the human body. According to a study in 2013, organ trafficking is a big profitable business making between $600 million and $1.2 billion in total annually.

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