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Vegetable protein helps lower blood pressure

An extensive study from Imperial College in London shows that a diet rich in vegetables, pulses and grains tends to produce lower blood pressure than one full of meat. The findings could prove significant in the battle against the leading causes of death - strokes and cardiovascular disease.

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Monsanto to force-feed europe genetically engineered corn

US-based biotech giant, Monsanto, is aiming to genetically modify all of Europe's maize over the next 4 years, reveals a new Friends of the Earth report. The report also concludes that in the ten years since the introduction of genetically modified foods in Europe, the biotech industry has failed to deliver any benefits for consumers or the environment, and has not played any role in solvin...

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Seeds of legislative meddling

A national food controversy is now simmering in Michigan, as the state Senate considers a bill that poses a threat to democracy and could prove especially harmful given the serious concerns raised by genetically engineered crops.

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Nutritious diet curbs diabetes

A new study, along with previous work on the so-called Pritkin diet and exercise programme, found that just three weeks of the programme reversed the clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes - or its precursor, called metabolic syndrome.

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Dosanjh's biggest donors run medical firms

Ujjal Dosanjh received $16,000 in campaign donations from two Ontario families involved in health-service companies when he was seeking election to the House of Commons in 2004. Six weeks later, he was named health minister in Paul Martin's Liberal government.

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Protesters gear up for biotech event

The Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy takes place at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki this week. Protesters are concerned about the lack of a framework to protect the environment and native species.

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Study casts doubt on value of prostate tests

According to a new study from the Yale School of Medicine, men screened for prostate cancer through blood tests or digital examinations die of the disease at about the same rate as those who were not checked.

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Irish organic market growing

Joseph Finke arrived in Co Tipperary 22 years ago with a dream to develop Irish organic farming. In the meantime, he has seen the industry, and his business, thrive, writes Ray Ryan, Agribusiness Correspondent.

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