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GM crops out of control

It's been 10 years since commercial Genetically Modified (GM) crops were first introduced on a large scale in 1996. So what has been their effect? A report released this month by Greenpeace and GeneWatch U.K., titled "GM Contamination Report 2005" shows disturbing results.

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Eating fat improves mental health, study finds

A new study presented at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver, Colorado this weekend has concluded that an increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids could play a role in improving overall state of mind, controlling mood swings and diminishing erratic and sometimes suicidal behavior.

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Hard times for soft drinks

The New York Times reported last week that soft drink sales are down for the first time in 20 years, and sales of bottled water, juices and energy drinks are continuing to eat into the soda market.

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Garden of Life commits to 100 percent wind power

A pioneer and innovator in the digestive health category and whole food nutritional products, today announced the purchase of renewable energy certificates equal to 100% of the company's energy needs. The renewable energy purchase is the first of several sustainability initiatives planned for 2006 by the 5-year old company.

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Two more women die after taking abortion pill

Two more American women have died after taking the abortion pill popularly known as RU-486, bringing to seven the number of fatalities attributed to the controversial drug since it was approved by federal regulators five years ago.

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Is medicine still a profession?

There must be something to this question, given the increasing number of medical associations that are issuing proclamations to promote professionalism. Some of the questions come as a result of a leakage of physicians' authority resulting from the better education and empowerment of patients.

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Industrial agriculture the real cause of bird flu

Wild migratory birds and backyard poultry are the victims, not the carriers of the disease. Inside factory farms viruses becomes lethal and multiply. Air thick with viral load from infected factory farms travels for miles, while integrated trade networks spread the disease through live birds and chicken manure.

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First contamination report: worldwide spread of GE

The first report into the extent to which genetically engineered organisms have 'leaked' into the environment - released today - reveals a disturbing picture of widespread contamination, illegal planting and negative agricultural side effects.

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Fish farming: The dam truth?

The ever-increasing evidence that farmed salmon are so bad to eat that they should be declared poisonous convinces no one. The industry doesn't meet evidence with evidence, but simply denies what independent science is saying around the world.

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