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Latin America wants GM foods labelled

Labels on foods sold in Latin American countries don't indicate whether they contain genetically engineered ingredients. There is legislation on the books in Brazil, but companies aren't complying with the requirement. In Mexico the laws on the matter are imprecise, and in Chile a new law is expected soon.

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Announcing: April 8th, Joint International GM Opposition Day

One-hundred international organizations from more than 40 countries[i] are now announcing April 8, 2006 as a Joint International GM Opposition Day. The day will feature major public events in several of these countries to demonstrate continuing global opposition to genetically modified foods and crops.

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Organic farmers debate genetic engineering of crops

Should genetically modified seeds be allowed in organic agriculture? At the 26th annual Ecological Farming Conference in Pacific Grove in late January, Dave Henson, director of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center in Occidental and a steering committee member of the Californians for GE-Free Agriculture campaign, and Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at the Organic Center, addressed the questi...

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The answers to some big "fat" questions

After the confusion caused by a health study released this week, scientists are now declaring that all fats are definitely not OK. One specialist issues this warning: "Anything that says 'partially hydrogenated' on the box should be viewed as having a skull and crossbones."

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Terminator technology is back

Terminator technology refers to plants that have been genetically modified to render sterile seeds at harvest (also called Genetic Use Restriction Technology or GURTs). Please join the international campaign to BAN TERMINATOR. Your action is needed now. Governments and corporations are pushing hard to commercialize this technology. Currently there is an international de facto moratorium on Term...

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Women more aware of heart-disease risk

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women. Cardiovascular disease causes more than 480,000 [female] deaths each year. The good news is that women are becoming more aware of their heart-disease risk, experts report.

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