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April 20, 2012

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Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.

Natural Health News

April 17, 2011

Multivitamin supplements boost brain function, say UK researchers
Taking a multivitamin supplement daily can improve cognitive performance in both children and adults, say UK researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

April 13, 2011

Eating cruciferous vegetables may boost breast cancer survival rate
Consumption of increased amounts of cruciferous vegetables such as turnips and bok choy was associated with improved breast cancer survival rates among Chinese women, say researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

April 12, 2011

Fruit and vegetable consumption linked with reduced risk of diabetes
Consumption of a greater quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables could slash the risk of diabetes by 21%, according to data from a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

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Pharma "Business with Disease" News

April 13, 2012

Drugmakers Refuse To Back Down Over ALEC
As more corporations flee the American Legislative Exchange Council better known as ALEC in response to a growing pressure campaign, the pharmaceutical industry is stubbornly holding its ground. In recent days, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, Wendys, Elseiver and McDonalds, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have left or agreed to leave the controversial organization that quietly works to craft state laws that favor corporate interests. Drugmakers, however, are refusing to join the exodus. These include GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer and Pfizer, as well as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America trade group, which is known as PhRMA.
Read article at pharmalot.com

April 11, 2012

J&J Is Fined $1 Billion Over Risperdal Marketing
In a huge blow to Johnson & Johnson, an Arkansas judge has fined the healthcare giant and its Janssen subisdiary more than $1.1 billion one day after a jury found the companies downplayed and hid risks notably, diabetes and weight gain associated with its Risperdal antipsychotic drug.
Read article at pharmalot.com

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GMO News

April 18, 2012

Farm group seeks U.S. halt on "dangerous" crop chemicals
A coalition of more than 2,000 U.S. farmers and food companies said Wednesday it is taking legal action to force government regulators to analyze potential problems with proposed biotech crops and the weed-killing chemicals to be sprayed over them.
Read news report at reuters.com

April 17, 2012

Problems with the relatives
Gene escape from GE insect resistant eggplants could create aggressive weeds in South and South-East Asia
We know that growing genetically engineered (GE) crops risks harm to the environment and our health, but exactly what are the dangers and how might they occur? One danger often cited is that gene escape to wild populations could cause these populations to become more vigorous weeds. This could happen if certain GE crops (e.g. those insect-resistance genes) are grown in places where local varieties (landraces) or wild (and weedy) relatives occur, for example in their centres of diversity. This danger might become a reality if proposals to grow GE insect-resistant (Bt) brinjal (also called eggplant or talong) in countries such as India and the Philippines go ahead.
Read article at greenpeace.org

April 17, 2012

Will GMOs Really Feed the World?
Thats what genetic engineering advocates claim. But science (and a shocking number of developing-world suicides) debunk this myth.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (USA) website

April 11, 2012

Chile stands up to Monsanto
On March 21, the Chilean Transparency Council stood with its citizenry against Monsanto and other global seed corporations to protect Chileans' right to know about genetically engineered (GE) crops. The Council's decision ensures that farmers, beekeepers and rural residents can find out exactly where GE crops are planted basic information that is critically important as they seek to protect their farms, apiaries and families from toxic pesticide drift and contamination by pollen from GE plants.
Read article on the Pesticide Action Network North America website

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Other Health-related News

April 10, 2012

Monsanto and Big Tobacco Blamed for Birth Defects
Monsanto, Philip Morris and other U.S. tobacco giants knowingly poisoned Argentinean tobacco farmers with pesticides, causing "devastating birth defects" in their children, dozens of workers claim in court. The farmers, on their own behalf and for their injured children, sued Altria Group fka Philip Morris Cos., Philip Morris USA, Carolina Leaf Tobacco, Universal Corporation fka Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Monsanto, and their affiliates and Argentine subsidiaries, in New Castle County Court.
Read article on the Courthouse News Service website (California, USA)

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Political News

April 13, 2011

The UK government's war on internet freedom
Censorship and surveillance proposals would put the UK's approach to internet freedom on par with authoritarian regimes.
Last summer in the wake of the London riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted that the government should have the power to censor social media and "stop [alleged rioters] from communicating via these websites". But after Cameron's plan was widely compared to the tactics of former Egypt President Hosni Mubarak - not to mention the same social media services were instrumental in helping organise post-riot cleanup - the proposal never materialised. Unfortunately, Cameron's declaration that the "free flow of information" can sometimes be a problem, then an aberration, seems to have turned into a pillar of the UK government's 2012 agenda. Despite declaring early on in his term that internet freedom should be respected "in Tahrir Square as much as Trafalgar Square", his government is now considering a series of laws that would dramatically restrict online privacy and freedom of speech.
Read article on the aljazeera.com website (Qatar)

For more political news, visit the news pages on the website of the International Alliance for Health, Peace and Social Justice, and the news page on the European Referendum Initiative website. Citizens of the UK can find additional UK-orientated news stories on the Reject the EU website.

 

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