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SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

The untold story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacey.  In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared.  As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farms, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Coliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening stry, th...

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Digital Heroin: Screens are turning kids into junkiess

Are iPads, smartphones and Xboxes a form of digital drug? Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex exactly like cocaine.

 

The frontal cortex controls executive functioning, including impulse control. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in th...

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Complimentary medicine in Switzerland now a mandatory health insurance service

The Swiss Federal Government announces that specific medical services using complementary medicine are to be covered by mandatory health insurance (basic insurance). The Swiss Umbrella Association for Complementary Medicine and the Union of Associations of Swiss Physicians for Complementary Medicine welcome this decision. It implements one of the key demands of the constitutional referendum hel...

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New herbal study pours further ridicule on claims that natural health therapies are not scientifically proven

New research from Northumbria University in the UK has found that popular herbs such as peppermint can boost memory. Presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society last month, the researchers say the beneficial effects were particularly significant in older people. Building on similar work conducted previously, their findings effectively pour further ridicule on...

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Canadians Have A Right To Know If They're Eating Harmful GMOs

The GMO agritech sector and food companies have spent tens of millions of dollars in the U.S. to prevent the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The public have genuine concerns about GM but are being denied the right to know if GMOs are in the food they eat.

There is sufficient evidence that indicates the adverse health impacts of genetically eng...

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Call to Action - GMO Labelling

Dear HANS Members and Friends,

Few of us are aware that there is currently a bill being debated in the House of Commons that, if passed, would establish mandatory labeling of GM (or genetically modified) food ...
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