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GMO battles over 'settled' science spur new study of crops | Reuters

(Reuters) - Monsanto Co, the world’s largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side.<p>The message of “settled” science has become the rallying cry …

Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year

The best-selling drug in America isn’t what you think—and it’s a whole lot more powerful than you’d expect.<p>Quick: what’s the top-selling drug in the …

Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers • Trafficked into slavery on Thai trawlers to catch food for prawns • Thailand's seafood industry: state-sanctioned slavery? • Ask your questions - live chat as it …

A uniquely human brain area?

It’s called the ventrolateral frontal cortex. It’s a part of the brain involved in human processes, such as strategic planning and …

The Brain

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Food industry, beware of the power of the online petition.<p>Just a few days after food blogger Vani Hari, known as Food Babe, created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to …

Islamist group threatens Sochi Olympics

An Islamist group from Russia's North Caucasus has threatened to attack the Sochi Winter Olympics in a video published online.<p>In a warning to President Vladimir Putin over next month's Games, the hosts and visitors were singled out for target: "If you hold the Olympics you will receive a present …

Associated Press News

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, tasered and kicked to death by cops from the Fullerton County Police Department …

Pope: Abortion 'Throwaway Culture'

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Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Doctors talking up drugs to other doctors has been quite lucrative for pharmaceutical companies — and the physicians who moonlight as their salesmen.<p>Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors were effective pitchmen. A doctor paid by a company to give a dinner speech or to chat over lunch …

The world’s consuming more meat than ever

China and India are leading mankind’s rise up the food chain<p>Jay Z and Al Gore's newfound veganism aside, global meat consumption is on the rise.<p>A new study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at humanity's trophic level -- also known as our place …

Drug company to pay $2.2bn settlement

Pharma company Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay over $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations in the US that it promoted powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.<p>The allegations include paying kickbacks to doctors and pharmacies to …

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

Malaysia's indigenous block dam construction

Hundreds of Malaysian indigenous people have blockaded the construction site of a new dam which is set to force them from their homes in Sarawak state on the island of Borneo, activists have said.<p>Indigenous Kenyah, Kayan and Penan people began blocking the main entry road to the Baram dam on …

Mexico passes 'junk food tax' reform

<b>The Mexican Congress has approved a tax reform bill imposing new levies on junk food and soft drinks.</b><p>President Enrique Pena Nieto's project also aims to boost government revenue by increasing top earners' income tax.<p>The government says the extra cash will go on infrastructure and social security, …

Income Tax

Uruguay plans to sell pot for $1 per gram to battle illegal drug trade

Uruguay is moving forward with a plan that would combat drug trafficking by creating a government-run marijuana industry that could begin operation as soon as next year, reports the Associated Press. Smoking marijuana has reportedly been legal in the country for some time now, but growing, …

Associated Press News

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

No Year After 2047 Will Be As Cool As Now

What will you be doing then? I'll just be nearing retirement age.<p>By the time you're your parents' age, there's a good chance every new year will be hotter than any year you experienced before 2005. That's according to a new analysis of the top mathematical models that predict how the Earth will …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

Environment: News & features

How The World's Religious Landscape Has Changed Since 1960 [Infographic]

A detailed look at religion in every country, then and now<p>Even if religious doctrine hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, the number of people practicing religion, and the places they worship, can look completely different in only a few short years.<p>This ambitious infographic from …

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners on eve of peace talks after approving new settler homes in east Jerusalem

Israel approved nearly 1,000 new settlers' homes in occupied east Jerusalem on the eve of renewed peace talks, drawing accusations that it was sabotaging the chances of a historic agreement with the Palestinians, as the scheduled release of 26 Palestinian prisoners took place as planned.<p>The plan …

Peru snow state of emergency extended to more regions

<b>The Peruvian government has extended to nine more regions a state of emergency called to cope with unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall.</b><p>At least two people have died and 33,000 others have been affected by the cold spell, local officials say.<p>Tens of thousands of animals have frozen to death …

Snowfall