Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A cut by US means a cut in lifesaving: UN food agency on US order proposed to cut funding to by 40%

The head of the World Food Programme said she was hopeful of continued US funding for the organisation, despite reports that Washington was mulling heavy cuts in financial support. ______ Foreign Policy magazine reported on Thursday it had seen an executive order from President Donald Trump's...

In a total by 672 studies, 229 of them openly favoring GMO companies

Financial conflicts of interest were found in 40 percent of published research articles on the genetically modified crops, also known as GMO crops, French researchers said this week. ______ FRANCE, - National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) - The findings in the December 15 edition of...

Flint’s water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit

Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis. ______ LANSING, Mich. - The 90th...

Bombs instead of food: Conflict has driven Yemen to the brink of famine

Conflict has driven Yemen to the brink of famine. Few areas have been hit harder than al-Hudaydah, where many people are now bereft of hope. ______ Broom-maker Taie al-Nahari is kneeling on the sand, shirtless, outside his thatched hut in al-Qaza village in Yemen’s al-Hudaydah governorate....

Emails released as part of a federal lawsuit show Monsanto tried to ‘ghostwrite’ research

Emails released as part of a federal lawsuit against Monsanto suggest the agriculture supplier cozied up to an EPA regulator and sought to whitewash studies to ignore potential cancer-causing effects of an herbicide found in weed-killer. ______ NPR reports the emails show the company asked scientists...

Avoid immediately these Cancer causing foods you are eating every day

Do you know that your diet can cause and sometimes prevent cancer? That’s right, some foods CAN increase the risk of cancer because of the compounds. ______ While some pose a small risk, other foods contain potentially dangerous, carcinogenic compounds. Take a look at 10 foods you eat...

Groundwater resources depletion in the next few decades – study warns

Groundwater resources could be depleted in the next few decades in dry areas of the world where people use lots of water for drinking and irrigating crops, researchers said Thursday. ______ SAN FRANCISCO, United States, American Geophysical Union - AFP -- The research was presented at...

BOOM! Monsanto’s toxic chemical glyphosate found in California wines tested

It seems Monsanto’s toxic chemical glyphosate has now found its way into wine. It isn’t surprising, however, seeing as how grapes are pesticide and herbicide-laden. Glyphosate has been showing up in foods both directly sprayed, and even foods that haven’t been sprayed, such as organic...

Almost 1.4 million children could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan & Yemen, UNICEF warns

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday. ______ In Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years, 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition...

YOUR HEALTH – 7 Worst Foods For Your Heart

Eating for a healthy heart used to seem straightforward. Avoid foods heavy in cholesterol and salt, and skip the fatty cuts of meat. Easier said than done, of course. But at least you knew what to watch out for. ______ New research has complicated all that...

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