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Why The Biggest Loser Contestants Gain Back the Weight

Why The Biggest Loser Contestants Gain Back the Weight It's an unfortunate truth that many people who lose a significant amount of weight will gain it back. But a new study of contestants of the popular reality show The Biggest Loser suggests that a slowed metabolism—not a lack of willpower—is largely to … Read more […]

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Letter: GMO labeling bill deserves support

Letter: GMO labeling bill deserves support As a resident of South Salem, I would like Assemblyman David Buchwald to co-sponsor and actively support legislation that would require the labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods sold in the State of New York. We as New York residents and … Read more on The Journal News | LoHud.com […]

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What's a GMO? Apparently not these magic mushrooms. What's a genetically modified organism? This isn't just a question for twisty “whoa-brah” essays. It's a tricky question whose answer determines what regulators scrutinize and what they ignore. And that, depending on your bent, determines what techno … Read more on Grist ]

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The Fate Of Anti-Zika GMO Mosquitos In The U.S. Rests On Florida

The Fate Of Anti-Zika GMO Mosquitos In The U.S. Rests On Florida The battle about GMO mosquito testing is an ongoing issue in Key West, where in 2012 the city commission passed a resolution to prevent GMO mosquitos being released within city limits (Key Haven is outside of the city-limit boundaries). In the four … […]

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Study Finds GMO Labeling Won't Cost More

Study Finds GMO Labeling Won't Cost More A study conducted for the U.K. Food Standards Agency has found that GMO labeling would increase a family's food costs by 33 cents to $ 5.58 a year. And a study by Consumers Union reviewed research on GMO labeling and found the annual median cost … Read more on […]

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Why Vermont's GMO labels will be showing up in your grocery stores The Vermont GMO labeling law was pushed through thanks, in large part, to grassroots activism by people like Will Allen. Allen is the manager of Cedar Circle Farm in central Vermont, where he grows nearly 100 different types of organic vegetables and … […]

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Are Those GMO Mushrooms onYour Plate? You May Never Know That's right – a researcher at Penn State University has developed a new GMO mushroom, using a new gene-editing technique. Surprisingly, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the GMO mushroom can be grown without needing prior … Read more on Environmental Working […]

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Differences between non-GMO and organic: More profits for farmer, more costs

Differences between non-GMO and organic: More profits for farmer, more costs … It requires submitters to demonstrate how their food is produced without genetic modification—which is easy for, say, salt, which has no genes or genetic material to speak of but harder for living organisms like corn. The non-GMO Project has a … Read more […]

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Sonoma County Postpones Decision To Ban GMO's or Not GMO ? Or NO? It's Sonoma County's favorite arguement! Sonoma County supervisors have postponed a decision whether to enact a measure to ban genetically modified crops and seeds in the county. The board said yesterday it plans to spend … Read more on KSRO ]

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Finding the Middle Ground in Debate Over GMO Regulation My talk, "Moving Beyond Shrillness: Finding the Middle Ground in GMO Regulation," focused not on ending public debate over GMOs. The marketplace of ideas, I noted, is strong enough to withstand America's deep-seated differences of opinion over the … Read more on Reason ]

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Judge Denies Chipotle's Motion to Dismiss GMO Lawsuit A lawsuit accusing Chipotle of "purposefully misrepresenting" that its food does not contain organisms that have been genetically modified can move forward, a judge ruled Wednesday. The plaintiff, Leslie Reilly of Florida, sued Chipotle in September … Read more on ABC News ]

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Night Shift Work May Be Tough on Your Heart

Night Shift Work May Be Tough on Your Heart TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. “We saw a modest increased risk of heart disease associated with longer duration of rotating … Read more on Health.com

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Researchers suggest GMO oilseed crop led to deformed butterflies, critic

Researchers suggest GMO oilseed crop led to deformed butterflies, critic … [F]ully a third of the controls also had deformed wings, an inconvenient fact that the anti-GMO people predictably failed to note. So why the deformed wings? The study authors admit that they got the humidity wrong when raising the insects and that … Read […]

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Chipotle has a 'misleading, inconsistent, self-interested definition of Non … Just two days after a Florida judge allowed a false advertising case vs Chipotle to proceed over its non-GMO claims, a copycat case has been filed in California, providing further evidence – say attorneys – of the legal minefield marketers are walking … Read more […]

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Junior doctors' leaders 'trying to topple the government'

Junior doctors' leaders 'trying to topple the government' Junior doctors' leaders are trying to bring down the government, a government source has told the BBC. In a scathing attack, the source said the two all-out strikes this week were aimed at toppling the government and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Read more on BBC News

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Junior doctors' strikes: Jeremy Hunt rejects plan to pilot contract

Junior doctors' strikes: Jeremy Hunt rejects plan to pilot contract Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has rejected a cross-party plan by MPs for a new NHS contract for junior doctors be piloted first in a bid to end the long-running row over its imposition. In a letter, the MPs call for it to be independently evaluated […]

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Judge Says Lawsuit Accusing Chipotle of Deception Over GMOs Can Go Forward

Judge Says Lawsuit Accusing Chipotle of Deception Over GMOs Can Go Forward The case, filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida in September and seeking class action status, claims that Chipotle misled consumers in ads saying its food is GMO-free. Chipotle's meat and dairy products come from animals that … Read […]

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GMO Mosquito Plan Headed for Residents' Vote in Florida Keys

GMO Mosquito Plan Headed for Residents' Vote in Florida Keys Residents in the Florida Keys will get to vote on whether genetically modified mosquitoes should be released in their neighborhood. The mosquito control district in the island chain wants the British biotech firm Oxitec to test its modified mosquitoes … Read more on ABC News […]

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US Gov't Pressured EU Officials to Disregard GMO Laws

US Gov't Pressured EU Officials to Disregard GMO Laws U.S. trade officials pressured EU lawmakers to drop health and environmental safeguards on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in order to pave the way for a transatlantic trade agreement, or TTIP, according to documents acquired by NGOs under the … Read more on teleSUR English ]

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The GMO Circus Comes To Congress And It's Not Fun By Julie Kelly and Henry I. Miller. Like Nero fiddling while Rome burned, some politicians have a hard time setting priorities. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, in a recent interview … Read more on Forbes ]

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