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Vitamin D and breast cancer

  17.12.2015. A new paper published in October 2015 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that vitamin D3 could oppose breast cancer caused by estrogen. The study of over 57,000 post menopausal women found that, among women who had ever used hormone therapy, those that were supplementing with...

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Simple sugar from meat associated with increased risk of cancer

  02.01.2015 – When carnivorous animals consume red meat this shows no adverse effects on their health, but that is not the case in humans. Epidemiological studies have shown that consumption of red meat increases the risk of many diseases, including cancer, atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes. A study published...

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Retail chains are demanding GMO-free feed

  9 October 2014 – The leading German retail chains have been forging the German poultry industry to return to the use of non-GMO feed. In late August 2014, the retailers have announced to German consumers that they demanded from the German Poultry Association (ZDG) to stop using GMO feed...

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French study on the toxic effects of GMOs republished

  01 July 2014 – The French toxicological study of the long-term effects of the herbicide Roundup and GMO corn was republished in the scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe, passing the third peer-review. The study has open access to raw data in contrast to GM studies that never present its...

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Glyphosate found again in animals and humans

  22 April 2014 – A study published in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology tested glyphosate residues in urine and different organs of dairy cows as well as in urine of hares, rabbits and humans using ELISA and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS). The use of this global herbicide...

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Subway will remove azodicarbonamide

  12 February 2014 – American blogger Vani Hari (foodbabe.com) supported by over 89,000 petition signatures* in one week, forced the world’s largest restaurant chain to remove the chemical azodicarbonamide from its bread (* signatures dated February 12, 2014). The food additive azodicarbonamide is allowed in the US by the...

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Petition against the Award of the World Food Prize

  10 October 2013 – The Internet site “Sum Of Us” is collecting signatures against the award of this year’s World Food Prize. Earlier in June the U.S. State Department announced this year’s World Food Prize laureates, geneticists Robert Fraley, Marc Van Montagu and Mary-Dell Chilton. The Prize aims to...

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France: Court overturned the ban on GMO’s!

  2 August 2013. Paris – France’s highest court overturned the ban on the cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by the American multinational company Monsanto on the grounds that the ban was allowed only if farming brings a “high risk”, according to France24. France banned the cultivation of maize...

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The green Coca Cola

  24 July 2013. The Coca Cola Company launched earlier this month a new product on the Argentine market called Coca Cola Life. After a hundred years of red colour labels, this is the first Coca Cola in green colour. It has been advertised as “natural,” “green,” low-calorie drink. The...

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“Free-range” consumer deception

  14 July 2013. From Australia comes the news that almost 30% of free-range eggs are miss-labeled. The code for Welfare of Animals stipulates the acceptable density of 1500 hens per one hectare (6.7 m2 per hen), but the Australian Egg Corporation indicates that 30% of eggs labeled “free-range” has...

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The World Food Prize goes to biotechnology multinationals

  19 June 2013. The US State Department in Washington announced this year’s World Food Prize laureates: geneticists Robert Fraley, Marc Van Montagu and Mary-Dell Chilton who will share the sum of $250,000. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the keynote address stating the role of this three...

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EU Wants To Regulate Cultivation Of All Fruits And Vegetables

  27 April 2013. The EU wants to regulate cultivation of all fruits and vegetables … even in private gardens! The Regulation on Marketing of Plant Reproductive Material goes before the EU Commision on May 6th 2013. The EC wants to impose on farmers and gardeners in the future the...

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French study shows risk from GM maize

  22 September 2012 – “These data are alarming”, said Gilles-Eric Seralini, professor at the University of Caen and expert on genetically modified food. Laboratory mice that scientists fed GMO corn, died younger and were more likely to contract cancer than controls (animals that were fed normally). The French study was...