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Genetic patenting means corporate profits, not progress

Until 1980, U.S. intellectual property regulations prohibited the ability to patent plants and animals, but now multinational corporations have circumvented this prohibition by arguing that genetically engineered living beings are in fact "inventions."

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FDA acquiring new powers to suppress alternative health

On May 14, 2007 the Supreme Court sided with the FDA by deciding not to hear the case of Nutraceutical v FDA, letting stand a federal appeals court ruling that permits the FDA to use drug-related risk/benefit analysis to determine if a nutrient is safe.

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Climate change may force mass migration

A billion people--one in seven people on Earth today --could be forced to leave their homes over the next 50 years as the effects of climate change worsen an already serious migration crisis.

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Hormone replacement therapy linked to ovarian cancer

A trial in the United Kingdom of postmenopausal women, has found that those receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were, on average, 20 percent more likely to develop and die from ovarian cancer than women who never received therapy.

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Tighten rules for GM foods, Quebec commission told

A collective of environmentalists, farmers and activists, told a Quebec commission on the future of agriculture that genetically modified foods for sale in the marketplace should be better regulated in the interests of the consumer.

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Vitamin D casts cancer prevention in new light

Researchers are linking low vitamin D status to the high rates of cancer in rich, Northern countries, and to a host of other serious ailments, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, influenza, osteoporosis and bone fractures among the elderly.

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