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1) Portland, Ore., approves adding fluoride to water

2) Testing What We Think We Know

3) Where Cows Are Happy and Food Is Healthy

“As long as cows are kept clean and are given pasture rather than cooped up in filthy barns, there’s no need to shower them with antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals, he says.”

“Pasture does wonders for cow health,” Bob said. “There’s so much evidence that they are much happier out there. You can extend their lives so much by keeping them off concrete, so the trend is going that way.”

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1) Farm Use of Antibiotics Defies Scrutiny

“Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States goes to chicken, pigs, cows and other animals that people eat, yet producers of meat and poultry are not required to report how they use the drugs — which ones, on what types of animal, and in what quantities. This dearth of information makes it difficult to document the precise relationship between routine antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic-resistant infections in people, scientists say.”

2) Organic Pesticides: Not An Oxymoron

“When people are buying organic food, they often make the incorrect assumption that there are no pesticides. It’s true that organic production often uses fewer dangerous chemicals, but certain pesticides are allowed.”

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1) Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys

2) As Restaurants Cut Salt, Some See Reasons to Pass

“There is no evidence that average people — those without hypertension — need less sodium, critics say, and too little of the essential nutrient could be as dangerous as too much.”

3) Links Between Nutrients, Genes and Cancer Spread Documented

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1) Watch the Trailer For Butter, the Butter Sculpture Movie Need I say more?? :P (wow, quite the cast, too)

2) Leave Your Chemicals at the Border: Bhutan Going 100 Percent Organic

3) More Smart Meter Fires

4) Employing Dietitians Pays Off for Supermarkets (too bad the dieticians are making recommendations like eat Tofutti instead of ice cram)

5) See an Amazing Trick for Separating Eggs

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1) Tests on rats suggest genetically modified foods pose health hazards

“Pusztai discovered that the rats fed the genetically modified potato were sick with pre-cancerous cell growth in the digestive tract, smaller brain, liver and testicles, with partial atrophy of the liver and a damaged immune system. His findings showed that genetic engineering caused the damage to the rats, not the insecticide itself.”

2) Lipstick chemical alert: Ingredient in hundreds of household products ’causes heart problems’

“They found triclosan, which is in hundreds of household products, can hinder the process by which  muscles, including the heart, receive signals from the brain.”

3) Running a Marathon? Load Up on Fat

“New research suggests carb-loading before a race isn’t the best way to energize.”

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