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Scientists Urge UK Govt to Ditch 'Dysfunctional' GMO Regulations
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, Health, Law, Politics, Science, Security, UK )

Ray
- 924 days ago - rt.com
There is no evidence that GM crops are more dangerous than conventionally farmed food, a group of scientists allegedly linked to the biotech industry have advised UK PM David Cameron. Critics say the group is funded by the GM lobby.
Children of Fukushima Battle An Invisible Enemy
Offbeat  (tags: children, safety, health, Fukushima, radiation nuclear plant )

Naoko
- 930 days ago - japantoday.com
Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside--fear of radiation has kept them in doors for much of their short lives.
Longevity Advice From World's Oldest Woman: 'Eat a Good Meal and Relax'
Offbeat  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, health, food, relax, longevity, woman, Japan )

Naoko
- 937 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
She's 116, is the world's oldest woman, and she's CUTE!
Monsanto's Roundup May Be Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease, New Study Suggests
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Asia, Central America, Ecology, Health, Monsanto )

Ray
- 941 days ago - rt.com
A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto's Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.
Americans Trash About 1/3 of Their Food, Worth $161bn - USDA
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Biology, Food, Health, Politics, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 942 days ago - rt.com
About 30 percent of the 430 billion pounds of food produced in the United States is wasted, an incredible statistic, especially given the lack of landfill space, not to mention the global menace of world hunger.
15 Household Uses for Honey
Offbeat  (tags: bees, honey, food, interesting, home remedies, cleaning, moisturizing, health, natural solutions )

Kamia
- 942 days ago - motherearthliving.com
If you're looking for natural, non-chemical solutions, and especially if you live in an area where there are bee hive keepers, honey is an ancient recipe for health, wellness, and now keeping your home up too.
Seven Months Pregnant and Working in the Fields
Offbeat  (tags: Nepal, Women, Hard Labour, Human Rights, Agricultural Work, Health )

Ray
- 945 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Women in Nepal do the lion's share of agricultural work, and it's common for them to continue working in the fields throughout pregnancy. But this can seriously affect their health, and that of their unborn child.
Exxon CEO: Don't Frack in My Backyard
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Ecology, Energy, Fracking, Gas, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 947 days ago - rt.com
The CEO of ExxonMobil - the top producer of natural gas in the US - has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
Nuclear Site Whistleblower Fired After Complaining About Safety Conditions
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Employment, Energy, Health, Nuclear, USA )

Ray
- 949 days ago - rt.com
The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out.
French Law Temporarily Bans GM-Maize Planting While Larger Ban Gains Steam
Offbeat  (tags: Court, France, Health, Information Technology, Law, Politics )

Ray
- 950 days ago - rt.com
The French government issued a decree Monday forbidding farmers to plant genetically-modified maize in the immediate future while the government drafts a comprehensive law that will attempt to ban the practice nationwide.
19 PHOTOS THAT PROVE LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS
Offbeat  (tags: animals, GoodNews, protection, rescued, off-beat, funny, humor, interesting, news, photos, goodnews, health, unusual, wildlife, dogs, cats, CUTE animal pictures )

Desanka
- 952 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Sometimes it takes animals to remind us how to be human.
Beg Bugs Ruling the World
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, business, children, crime, culture, ethics, food, government, health, humans, hypocrisy, news, odd, protection, society, safety, UN, women, world )

Rahman
- 953 days ago - dotsub.com
Pat Condell eloquently speaks out against the fox guarding the henhouse in the UN, with women-hating, terrorism-supporting countries being place in charge of human rights.
Cancer Victim Humiliated By TSA Agents at Checkpoint
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Health, Human rights, Planes, Security, TSA, Transport, USA )

Ray
- 958 days ago - rt.com
The Transportation Security Administration is being criticized yet again, this time for embarrassing a cancer victim by proclaiming his incontinence issues to other travelers and strip-searching him before allowing the man to proceed.
'World's First' Farmer Trial Over GM Crop Contamination Begins in Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Conflict, Court, Ecology, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto )

Ray
- 959 days ago - rt.com
A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers' liability if their crops affect neighboring territories.
 

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