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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

The idea that the Earth is entering a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – because of human activity is an important one that needs to enter public consciousness. But is speculating about giant rats really the best way to do it?<p>“Rats could one day be bigger than COWS,” blurted the Daily Mail …

France plans law to restore GMO crop ban | Reuters

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 - Futurity

Herbicides are often blamed for the decline of plant biodiversity on farms. However, other farming practices may be more important to species …

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 …

Dementia

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 …

Sexual Health

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

In theory, the thirsty seek water, the hungry seek nourishment and the tired seek rest. Reality, however, rarely keeps it that simple. From day to day, the choices we have multiply, packaging glistens, and our time shrinks. Cravings, memories, peer pressure, aromas, proximity, actors, shelf height, …

Sleep

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

Republicans have their sights set on food-stamp cuts that would devastate lower-income Americans<p>“Can I help you with something?” said a pleasant English-accented voice. It was 4:46 p.m. on a Saturday and I’d been staring -- face contorted with confusion -- at the buzzer directory of 12 East 14th …

Inspirational Quotes for 2014

10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014<p>Live by these mantras, and you’ll have one amazing year<p>Ready to make 2014 amazing? We thought so. To help you along, here are 10 so-motivating-you’ll-feel-like-you-can-do-anything quotes!