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September 11, 2014

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Vitamin D ‘should be considered’ for epileptics: Study

September 8, 2014

Patients with epilepsy on antiepileptic drugs should consider vitamin D supplementation as they are often deficient and are at higher risk of poor bone health and fractures, suggest researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study

September 4, 2014

High-dose omega-3 supplementation can reduce anti-social behaviour in children - and alter parent attitudes - a 2-year study has found.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women

September 4, 2014

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Huge 40-year, 180,000 woman cohort shows flavanols can reduce ovarian cancer risk

September 2, 2014

Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to a cohort study involving nearly 180,000 women and begun in 1976.
Read article at nutraingredients.com


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Beta-blockers don't improve heart failure, A-fib outcomes

September 4, 2014

Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation given beta-blockers have no significant reduction in all-cause mortality compared to those given placebo treatment, according to research published online Sept. 2 in The Lancet.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 Other Facts About America’s Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare

September 2, 2014

Has there ever been a nation more hooked on drugs than the United States? And I am not just talking about illegal drugs – the truth is that the number of Americans addicted to legal drugs is far greater than the number of Americans addicted to illegal drugs.
Read article by Michael Snyder at endoftheamericandream.com


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GMO experiments receive questionable oversight

September 7, 2014

At a secret location among the vineyards of California's Central Coast, a plot of genetically engineered corn is producing proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical uses, including an experimental vaccine for hepatitis B.
Read article on the San Francisco Chronicle website (USA)

Gene-altered apple tested in Washington state

September 5, 2014

An inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples in central Washington last year turned up a troubling finding – gene-altered trees flowering less than 100 feet from conventional apple trees.
Read article at seattlepi.com (USA)

Guatemala Strikes Down 'Monsanto Law'

September 5, 2014

On Thursday, Guatemalan lawmakers voted 117-111 in favor of repealing the 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) with the United States.
Read article at telesurtv.net (Venezuela)

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry

September 2, 2014

Germany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by forcing the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed.
Read article at gmofreeglobal.org

Mexican Judge Departs From Script, Turns Monsanto’s Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare

September 1, 2014

The U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto is long accustomed to getting its own way. Through a combination of back-channel lobbying, opaque political funding and revolving-door politics, the multinational agrochemical and biotechnology corporation has subverted, corrupted and infiltrated the elected governments of countries around the world, from the smallest and poorest to the biggest and richest. However, if recent events in Europe and Latin America are any indication, the tide may well be subtly turning against the interests of Monsanto and its fellow GMO oligopolies and in the favor of independent food growers and consumers.
Read article at wolfstreet.com


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Chinese Kids Gorge on Junk Food, With Familiar Consequences

September 4, 2014

It turns out American kids aren’t the only junk food-consuming, soda-imbibing couch potatoes out there. Rising incomes, rapid urbanization, and cities dotted with Pizza Hut, KFC, and McDonald’s outlets are contributing to unhealthy eating habits and growing obesity among Chinese children.
Read article at businessweek.com

Study: Pesticides Could Cause Unexpected Allergic Reactions

September 3, 2014

Traces of antibiotic pesticides in fruits and vegetables may trigger unexpected allergic reactions for people with food allergies, according to a new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Read article on the Time magazine website (USA)


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Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks

September 6, 2014

More than a dozen prominent Washington research groups have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments in recent years while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ priorities, an investigation by The New York Times has found.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

BP 'grossly negligent' in 2010 U.S. spill, fines could be $18 billion

September 4, 2014

A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion (11.01 billion pounds) in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company took for the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Read news report at reuters.com

Hundreds of fast-food protesters arrested while striking against low wages

September 4, 2014

A nationwide protest against low wages in the US fast-food industry culminated in hundreds of arrests on Thursday, as activists stepped up their campaign for higher pay and better benefits for workers at companies such as McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)


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