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With Tysabri decision, FDA declares no drug is too dangerous to be FDA approved

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March 28 2006

http://www.newstarget.com/019331.html
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency that claims to be
responsible for protecting consumers from dangerous food and drug
products, has just surrendered its primary responsibility. Recently,
an FDA advisory panel voted to recommend …

Mar
29
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Poll: Americans See a Climate Problem

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In a new TIME survey, most people see global warming worsening — and
want action
Sunday, Mar. 26, 2006

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1176967,00.html
A large majority of Americans — 85% — say global warming is probably
happening, according to a new TIME magazine/ABC News/Stanford
University poll. An even larger percentage (88%) think global warming
threatens future generations. More than half …

Mar
28
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Now what? Cloned Pig! all in the name of ‘health’

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Cloning May Lead to Healthy Pork
By GINA KOLATA
March 27, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/27/health/27pig.html?_r=2&th=&oref=slogin&emc=th&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin

A group of university researchers said yesterday that they had
created what sounds like a nutritional holy grail: cloned pigs that
make their own omega-3 fatty acids, potentially leading to bacon and
pork chops that might help your heart.
For now, the benefits of the …

Mar
28
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Will consumers have a beef with test-tube meat?

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ANNE MCILROY
From Monday’s Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060327.wxmeat27/BNStory/Science/home?pageRequested=all&print=true

Scientists can grow frog and mouse meat in the lab, and are now
working on pork, beef and chicken. Their goal is to develop an
industrial version of the process in five years.
If they succeed, cultured or in vitro meat could be coming to a
supermarket near you. …

Mar
28
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Oil Gushes into Arctic Ocean from BP Pipeline

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by Leonard Doyle
The Independent / UK
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0321-06.htm
Across the frozen North Slope of Alaska, the region’s largest oil
accident on record has been sending hundreds of thousands of litres
of crude pouring into the Arctic Ocean during the past week after a
badly corroded BPO pipeline ruptured.
The publicity caused by the leak …

Mar
22
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Meat out day TODAY! FREE Vegetarian Kit

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Meatout is an international observance helping individuals evolve to a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection of meat and dairy alternatives in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, …

Mar
20
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Vegetarians, Vegans, Raw Foodists, Macrobiotics & more

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What do Mahatma Gandhi & Steve Jobs have in common?
By DAVID SCHMEICHEL
March 19, 2006

http://winnipegsun.com/News/FoodFright/2006/03/19/pf-1495094.html
There are almost as many different kinds of vegetarians out there as
there are vegetables themselves. There’s even a name (“flexitarian”)
for those sliders who claim to be vegetarians, but surrender every
once in awhile to their cravings for a …

Mar
20
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US probe seeks second calf from Alabama mad cow

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Reuters

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1739024
WASHINGTON – Officials investigating the new U.S. case of mad cow
disease said on Friday they had a “strong lead” on a second calf from
the crossbred beef cow and hoped to find the farm where the cow was
born a decade ago.
The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the new case, in a cow …

Mar
19
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Benzene ~ Soft drinks found to have high levels of cancer chemical

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By Rajeev Syal
March 02, 2006

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0%2C%2C2-2065539%2C00.html
TRACES of a carcinogenic chemical have been found in soft drinks at
eight times the level permitted in drinking water, it was revealed
last night.
Tests conducted on 230 drinks on sale in Britain and France have
identified high levels of benzene, a compound known to cause cancer,
according to the …

Mar
16
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Protect your Health Freedom ~~ Health Freedom Protection Act

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Protect your health freedom: Put an end to Codex and support the
Health Freedom Protection Act
March 15 2006
http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/%3Cbr%20/%3Ehttp://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=8240751&type=CO

The United States has come to a decision point on nutritional
supplements. Choice A is to continue participating in the Codex
Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which could be hazardous to public
health by setting limitations on supplements, and …

Mar
16
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Giving Up Myths about Protein is Like Changing Your Religion

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From Dr. Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live:
Remember those four basic food group charts we all saw in every classroom in elementary school? Protein had its own box, designated by a thick steak, a whole fish, and an entire chicken. Dairy foods had their own special box as well. A healthy …

Mar
15
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Government to Scale Back Mad Cow Testing

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By LIBBY QUAID
14 March, 2006

http://www.localnewsleader.com/kindred/stories/index.php?action=fullnews&id=157828
WASHINGTON – Despite the confirmation of a third case of mad cow
disease, the government intends to scale back testing for the
brain-wasting disorder blamed for the deaths of more than 150 people
in Europe.
The testing program detected an infected cow in Alabama last week,
and further analysis confirmed Monday …

Mar
15
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The Meatrix II: Revolting – Taking on Factory Farming with a Modern

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What is the Meatrix? It is the lie we tell ourselves about where our
meat and animal products come from.
In an age characterized by mechanization, there is a large gap
between our illusions about where food comes from and the stark
industrial reality of meat production. No longer the dominion of the
suspender-clad farmer, …

Mar
14
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Switching to vegetarian keeps weight down

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study
13 March 2006
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2006/March/theworld_March318.xml&section=theworld&col=

LONDON – If you want to keep the weight down, switch to a meat-free
diet, scientists said on Tuesday.
Researchers, who studied the eating habits of 22,000 people over five
years, including meat eaters and vegetarians, found they all put on a
few kilos but meat eaters who changed to a vegetarian …

Mar
14
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A cow in Alabama has tested positive for mad cow disease

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WASHINGTON – A cow in Alabama has tested positive for mad cow disease, the Agriculture Department confirmed Monday, the third case in the U.S.
The animal was a beef cow but hadn’t entered the food supply for people or animals, said the department’s chief veterinarian, John Clifford.
A routine test last week …

Mar
13
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A Vegetarian Diet Not Only Healthier but Safer

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says Adventists
March 7, 2006
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

http://news.adventist.org/data/2006/02/1141762542/index.html.en
Recent news reports from the Food and Drug Administration in the
United States indicate that meat companies sometimes use carbon
monoxide to keep beef looking red and more attractive to consumers.
While many doctors agreed that carbon monoxide used in small amounts
is not unsafe, the concern …

Mar
10
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Vegan lifestyle good for the heart, body, soul and mind

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By: Marianne Harris, guest columnist
Thursday, March 9, 2006

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2006/03/09/news/lifestyle/02vegan.txt
So, you want to lose weight. You want to live healthier. You want
fewer visits to the doctor. Normal blood pressure and cholesterol
levels. Clear, unclogged arteries. Pain-free days and nights. A good
night’s sleep – good digestion – a sharp memory with good
concentration. Sexual vitality. …

Mar
10
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Omega oils influence mood, impulsivity and personality

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Omega oils influence mood, impulsivity and personality

http://www.foodnavigator.com/news/ng.asp?n=66234&m=1fny306&c=qdrhrvoeraoqydo
People who have high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids are more
agreeable and less impulsive, says a new study from Pittsburgh.
Previous studies have linked low levels of omega-3 to several
neurobehavioral disorders, while rowdy British kids supplemented with
omega-3s showed improvements in behavior and learning after only …

Mar
9
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Star fruit could offer inexpensive source of antioxidants

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By Stephen Daniells

http://www.foodnavigator.com/news/ng.asp?n=66268&m=2niy308&c=qdrhrvoeraoqydo
Residues from star fruit, a waste product from the juicing process,
is a rich source of extractable antioxidants, says research from
Singapore.
Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola L.), also known as carambola, are
grown extensively in Southeast Asia, Australia, South America, Hawaii
and Southern Florida. Sales of star fruit from Florida were estimated
at $17.1 …

Mar
9
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LOOK AT THINGS AS THEY CAN BE

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Your range of available choices right now has no limits.
The only limits you have are in your mind.
You’ve got it in you to succeed.
Just make up your mind and stick with it.
You weren’t born with any limits on your powers
or any set limits to your capacity.
At any moment, you have …

Mar
8
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