Nutrition and Lifestyle

Indian government sees the light on GMO crops

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According to an account in the Hindustan Times, the Indian government has decided to allow field testing of two GM crops, mustard and brinjal (eggplant). Continue reading

EWG rates foods for “healthfulness” — by their definition of course

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According to a report in the New York Times, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its latest masterpiece of misdirection — an 80,000 item database of foods that purports to help consumers decide which foods are most “healthful.” Continue reading

Health News: Ebola debate, chocolate and memory, & GMO labels

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Study links flavanols found in chocolate to improvements in memory – Not so fast

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Halloween is fast approaching and we’re sure you’re thinking about costumes and candy. Well, if you really need any more justification to eat chocolate, you probably should not use the current research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience in which researchers from Columbia University try to show an association Continue reading

LA City Council pushes a ‘symbolic’ GMO ban

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We’ve heard of useless laws before, but one pushed by the Los Angeles City Council ranks right up there in terms of political boot-licking. Continue reading

FDA recalls are not the end of adulterated dietary supplements

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If the FDA finds that a dietary supplement is adulterated — with a drug or any potentially harmful contaminant — it can issue what is known as a ‘class I recall’ to protect consumers from such products. According to a recent research letter in JAMA, such products don’t necessarily disappear immediately. Continue reading

Green coffee means more green for Dr. Oz, but considerably less for the company that sold the junk

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As you well know, at ACSH, our job is to talk about and reveal junk science. This is usually not especially difficult, since the same set of Continue reading

NYTimes editorial agrees: ban on extra-large sodas not going to help. But they can’t stop there.

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The New York Times editorial board tried — no, they really did — to adopt a science-based position on sugary beverages. But, alas, their belief in Big Corporate Conspiracy theories held sway at last. Big Soda cannot win with the Times. Continue reading

Health News Update: biotech crops benefits, high vaccination rates, and more ebola fears

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Bioengineered crops save lives, so why are so many against it?  The CDC has good news on vaccination rates in the U.S., but we’re not at 100% yet.  More Ebola fears, this time, a community takes it a bit too far.

Biotech crops on the rise— gradually but surely overcoming phony fears

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According to a recent report, since 1996 there have been over 5 billion acres of biotech crops harvested. Continue reading




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