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Genetically modified corn study reveals health damage and cover-up

When a German court ordered Monsanto to make public a controversial 90-day rat study on June 20, 2005, the data upheld claims by prominent scientists who said that animals fed the genetically modified (GM) corn developed extensive health effects in the blood, kidneys and liver and that humans eating the corn might be at risk.

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Wanted: A perfectly local chicken

Does vegetarianism fit into a local, sustainable diet? Tyee magazine writers Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon have vowed to eat nothing originating more than 100 miles from their home in Vancouver.

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Low chromium linked to high heart attack risk

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have shown that a low level of chromium in the body indicates an increased risk of heart attack. While the UK's Food Standards Agency has already decided that chromium picolinate is safe for use as a supplement,it has not been approved in the US or Canada.

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Healthy heart is about food, not genes

The study is the first of its kind since it doesn't blame your genes. In the New Delhi study, areas with high figures of heart disease showed more consumption of fat, sugar and meat and very low consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Beans, beans, good for the heart

A Harvard University study reports that Costa Ricans who ate one serving, or a third of a cup, of beans per day were 38 percent less likely to have suffered a heart attack than were those who ate beans less than once a month.

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Long-term low-dose Aspirin does not prevent cancer

Regular aspirin use has been associated with a lower incidence of colorectal, breast, prostate, gastric, esophageal and pancreatic cancer. However, researchers affiliated with the Women's Health Study have reported that this is not true according to scientific study.

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Acupuncture for fertility

Although many acupuncturists and doctors of oriental medicine swear by the treatment -- and have relied on it as an infertility remedy for years -- the mainstream medical community remains divided on acupuncture's efficacy.

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Sterile seeds, Canada's impotence

African Dr. Tewolde Egziabher, of world's foremost experts in the area of food safety and one of the world's most effective and determined opponents of genetically modified crops, was denied access to Canada by the Canadian government in what many call a political exercise.

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