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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 …

Food Industry Groups Say They'll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Remember those ballot initiatives in California and Washington that aimed to get food companies to label products containing genetically modified ingredients?<p>They failed, in 2012 and 2013, respectively, thanks in part to the tens of millions of dollars lavished by the Grocery Manufacturers …

Rats as big as sheep? The Anthropocene is no laughing matter

“Rats could one day be bigger than COWS,” blurted the Daily Mail on Monday, instantly transforming a press release from the University of Leicester into breaking news. Within hours, other media were dutifully trotting out the story.<p>“Rats as big as sheep,” announced The Independent. “Super-sized …

Germany to abstain in EU vote on new GMO maize

HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany intends to abstain in a European Union vote on the cultivation of a new type of genetically modified maize, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.<p>Germany will abstain in a European Union vote on the cultivation of a type of genetically modified maize, an issue …

France plans law to restore GMO crop ban

PARIS (Reuters) - France has launched a move to restore a ban on genetically modified (GMO) maize annulled by its top court to prevent sowings this spring that could raise public outcry in a country strongly opposed to GMO crops.<p>A Senator of the ruling Socialist party submitted a draft law on …

Herbicides not alone in killing-off plant diversity

The increasing use of herbicides is often blamed for the decline of plant biodiversity on farms. However, other farming practices may be more …

Study: DDT Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Exposure to the banned pesticide DDT may contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in adults, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that …

GMO Labeling, Pesticide Poisoning, Soda Taxes, and More in Food Policy

GMO Labeling Up for Vote in Washington State<p>On November 5th, residents of Washington will be able to vote on whether that state should mandate labeling of foods containing genetically-modified organisms. The possible mandate has been a source of much controversy and political campaigning, as has …

DDT: Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

<b>Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.</b><p>A study, published in JAMA Neurology, showed patients with Alzheimer's had four times as much DDT lingering in the body as healthy people.<p>Some countries still use the …

New calls to change sex and relationship education

By Jim Taylor<i>Newsbeat politics reporter</i><p>Charities and educational groups are drawing up their own guidelines for teaching about sex and relationships in school.<p>It follows the government saying it had no plans to update current guidance, which is nearly 14 years old and doesn't mention the …

The Healthy, Not The Young, May Determine Health Law's Fate

Now that the problems with the balky HealthCare.gov website are largely fixed, the Obama administration is finally feeling comfortable enough to launch some of the outreach it planned for last fall.<p>Its top target: young adults, specifically those between 18 and 35.<p>Actress and comedian Aisha Tyler …

Don't Just Sleep, Sleep Well: The Challenge of Good Sleep Hygiene

Naturally, strong undercurrents of dedication, love or even just boredom may draw us into unhealthy patterns. The trick is that we not let the occasional late-night movie turn into a home theater in the bedroom. At end of the day, we do not need to just sleep -- we need to sleep well.<p>In theory, the …

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What I learned from a week on food stamps: Paul Ryan couldn’t be any more wrong

<b>Paul Ryan (Reuters/Jose Luis Magaua)</b><p>Republicans have their sights set on food-stamp cuts that would devastate lower-income Americans<p>Sarah Gray<p>January 19, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece has been corrected since it was first published.<p>“Can I help you with something?” said a pleasant English-accented …

Chemical Company In West Virginia Water Crisis Files For Bankruptcy

Freedom Industries, the West Virginia company that's been blamed for a chemical spill that left around 300,000 people without water for days, has filed for bankruptcy. The chemical used in cleaning coal leaked into the Elk River and into the public water system.<p>It was only around midday Friday that …

Federal Judge Says N.C. Ultrasound Abortion Law Is Illegal

A controversial North Carolina law requiring women who want to have an abortion to undergo an ultrasound scan is illegal, according to a federal judge's ruling issued Friday. The state's law required that the women have a medical professional tell them what the image depicts. It also said the women …

Rural Regions Lobby For State Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals in rural regions in the U.S. are adjusting to many new requirements under the Affordable Care Act. For those in states that are not expanding their Medicaid roles, that adjustment is even harder. Rural lobbies are pushing these states for the expansion, saying that without it, many of …

Language Remains A Barrier In Latino Health Care Enrollment

As the Obama administration touts an increasing number of people signing up under the Affordable Care Act, there's a push to get Latinos enrolled. This demographic represents the most underinsured group in the country. Politics around Obamacare and Latinos are heating up, with a new ad attacking …

Poll Focuses On Views From A Wide Array Of Latino Americans

<b>Listen · 3:26</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>You've probably heard a lot about "the Latino voter" or the way companies are trying to win over "the Latino consumer."<p>It's a cliché to point out that Latinos, like every other ethnic group, are not monolithic. But let's say it one more time, …

'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually

<b>Listen · 5:01</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Carlos Mencia is well-known for his standup humor, which is slyly good-natured and often focuses on race and ethnicity. The 46 year-old Mencia has had a successful series on The Comedy Channel <i>(Mind of Mencia)</i> and draws huge crowds when he tours the …

10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

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