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After watching several documentaries about our food supply and learning just how deficient in nutrients the food we consume has become over the past 30-years, our family has decided to make some serious changes. We are buying organic, eating in season and buying locally. Our meat is grassfed, our bread in homebaked and I feel good about what my family is eating.

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youthhealthmag.com

May 5, 2015

A mother fought for an inquest for her daughter's death after her passing was ruled out to be by natural causes. She believed she might have been poisoned.

Samantha Jenkins was a 19-year-old girl working in a shop in South Wales when she died after throwing a fit and complaining about a massive headache. Based on her Facebook post, though, she might already be showing symptoms as she often complained about headaches for many months. She passed away in June 2011.

yournewswire.com

March 21, 2017

Hundreds of millions of salmon are presumed dead along the US west coast amid fears that ocean life is being wiped out following Fukushima.

Worst Klamath chinook run on record forecast - The worst run forecast on record for the Klamath River's chinook salmon could close all salmon fishing along most of the Oregon Coast this summer...

ydr.com

by By Register Citizen Editorial Board

March 28, 2013

"Frankenfoods' or better living through biotechnology? when it comes to genetically modified organisms, they just want what all of us want to know: Are GMOs safe? And should we know if they're in our food? Therein lies the rub over GMOs.

Anti-GMO crusaders dispute such benefits. In any case, they say they have a right to know if GMOs are in their food, while opponents of labeling challenge the anti-GMO crowd to produce real scientific evidence of harm.

xrepublic.tv

June 27, 2013

Ecuador has ramped up its defiance of the US over Edward Snowden by waiving preferential trade rights with Washington even as the whistleblower's prospect of reaching Quito dimmed.

President Rafael Correa's government said on Thursday it was renouncing the Andean Trade Preference Act to thwart US "blackmail" of Ecuador in the former NSA contractor's asylum request. Officials, speaking at an early morning press conference, also offered a $23m donation for human rights training in the US, a brash riposte to recent US criticism of Ecuador's own human rights record.

xkcd.com

August 16, 2012

I can't help but admire the audacity of the marketer who came up with the phrase "contains a clinically studied ingredient."

www.china.org.cn

by Chen Boyuan

January 9, 2012

Organic food has become increasingly more popular in the market. But along with the expansion of variety, the authentication process is also failing to improve, Legal Daily reported.

Besides high prices and exquisite packing, the "organic food" labels are what make this sort of healthy food unique. But in reality, most labels don't show a certification serial number as required by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the watchdog agency; instead, a sticker that says "organic" would usually get by.

wtsp.com

May 22, 2012

Police are investigating a vicious beating at a McDonald's drive-thru in Denver.

The attack happened in the middle of the busy lunch hour at the McDonald's on 3300 Colorado Boulevard near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Radio reference recorded dispatchers describing the attack, as multiple 911 calls came in. "Two black females are inside. They're fighting inside the car still in the drive-thru," one dispatcher can be heard saying.

wsj.com

by Annie Gasparro

May 13, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is kicking off a review of the 1990s official definition of "healthy" at the urging of food companies and lawmakers.

How is it possible a sugary cereal could be considered healthy but not almonds, avocados and salmon? Because the science of healthy eating has changed since the Food and Drug Administration wrote the current guidelines in the 1990s. Believe it or not, none of those foods would be considered "healthy" under the FDA's current guidelines.

wsj.com

by Tennille Tracy

October 3, 2015

The House voted to remove country-of-origin labels on beef, pork and chicken sold in the U.S., hoping to prevent a protracted battle over the labels with Canada and Mexico.

Thanks to a little-known congressional bill, it may soon be impossible to tell whether your Fourth of July burger is all-American Angus or beef imported from the Amazon, according to a Facebook meme. "The House of Representatives just voted 300-131 to remove 'country-of-origin labeling' on chicken, pork, and beef sold in the United States," the meme says. "Sorry but you don't deserve to know where your meat is coming from." Buy Local!

wort.lu

October 28, 2015

EU lawmakers on Wednesday rejected by a huge majority a hard-won compromise which would have allowed EU member states to decide for themselves whether or not to import Genetically Modified Organisms for use in food and animal feed.

Parliament voted 557 to 75 against a law which took the European Commission years to negotiate amid deep suspicions about the possible health and safety implications of GMO products. The outcome, however, turned on a matter of principle -- allowing member states to ban GMO products would mean erecting barriers within the EU's most cherished achievement, its single market of more than 500 million people.

      

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