Philippines Protesters Trample, Uproot GM Golden Rice Trial

by Heather Callaghan A new genetically modified crop of ‘Golden rice’ was weeks away from harvest in the Philippines. It was reportedly going to be submitted to authorities for evaluation. This was an important milestone as other countries like Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia were considering going for the crops in Philippines’ wake. Growing GM rice…

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B Vitamins Slow Alzheimer’s and Grey Matter Loss

by Case Adams, Naturopath Researchers from the University of Oxford have determined that B vitamin supplementation can slow and possibly reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms along with cognitive impairment. The researchers – from Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences – conducted a clinical trial with 156 elderly patients who had mild cognitive impairment and…

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Monsanto can sue farmers for GMO contamination event

by Rady Ananda At the Justice Begins with Seeds biosafety conference held in Seattle August 2-3, it was announced that a recent court decision prevented Monsanto from suing farmers for patent infringement when their crops become genetically contaminated with lab-engineered patented seeds. But the ruling is insufficient to protect farmers in the real world, where…

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Raw Milk Farmer on Trial for Keeping Eggs at Customer Preferred Temperature

By Brad Jordan The state of Minnesota is going after a small, peaceful dairy farmer…again. Alvin Schlangen is wanted for selling raw milk and other real foods to members of a private, buying club, without retail food sales permits. The state – which generally sees local foods produced outside of the industrialized food system as…

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