Organics, GMOs & Alternative Remedies

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Why healthy eating may be the new eating disorder

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3033325/Why-healthy-eating-new-eating-disorder-Raw-food-paleo-dieters-risk-dangerous-obsession-nutrition.html

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Organic Farms:

The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2015/07/29/why-organic-agriculture-is-a-colossal-hoax/print/

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Various recent studies have found that land devoted to organic farming produces 50 percent less wheat, 55 percent less asparagus and lettuce, and 23 percent less corn than conventionally farmed land of the same acreage does.

http://city-journal.org/2012/22_1_environmentalism.html

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One German organic farm has killed twice as many people as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Gulf Oil spill combined.”

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/017016.html

[Yet another example of patently false, blatant lies from willfully ignorant, greedy conservatives with nothing better to do than lie about what you should eat.  If you want to read the truth about organic farming, help yourself to the list below.]

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Organic Vs. Conventional Farming: No Clear Answers from Nitrogen Fixing             Bacteria Counts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216120509.htm

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Organic Farming Good for Wildlife?  It Depends on the Alternative…

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100906163503.htm

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Organic Farming Shows Limited Benefit to Wildlife, Researchers in UK Find

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100505102553.htm

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The World’s Greenest Milk Cow: Family Farmed and not Organic

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/09/the_worlds_greenest_milk_cow_f.html

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Health myths: Our bodies can and should be ‘detoxed’

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929310.900

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Organic food no healthier than non-organic: study

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/03/us-organic-food-idUSBRE8820M920120903

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Localizing Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Doesn’t Necessarily Solve Environmental, Health Issues, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110519135116.htm

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Organic food does not have greater nutritional value than conventionally grown food, a major University of Sydney study has found.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sunday-telegraph/benefits-of-organic-food-a-myth/story-e6frewt0-1225861032056

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Organic food neither healthier nor tastier, watchdog finds

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20100527-27469.html

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Orthorexia: Can Healthy Eating Be Labeled a Disorder?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100212/hl_time/08599196329700

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Organic Onions, Carrots and Potatoes Do Not Have Higher Levels of Healthful Antioxidants, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101103135344.htm

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Homeopathy:

NHMRC rule homeopathic remedies useless for human health

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/nhmrc-rule-homeopathic-remedies-useless-for-human-health/story-fneuzlbd-1226878166107

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Homeopathy is pure bunkum and let nobody (not even Modi) tell you otherwise

http://scroll.in/article/703237/Homeopathy-is-pure-bunkum-and-let-nobody-%28not-even-Modi%29-tell-you-otherwise

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Homeopathy not effective for treating any condition, Australian report finds

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/11/homeopathy-not-effective-for-treating-any-condition-australian-report-finds

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So homeopathy can help cure TB?  Tell that to my sick patients
When politicians call for homeopathy and other alternative treatments to get government money, they’re promoting quackery and wasting desperately-needed funds

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/06/david-tredinnick-homeopathy-astrology-nhs

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No Substantial Quality Difference Between Organically and Conventionally Produced Eggs, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100707102445.htm

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Pesticides:

Organic Pesticides Not Always ‘Greener’ Choice, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100622175510.htm

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Pesticides Not Yet Proven Guilty of Causing Honeybee Declines, Experts Say

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120920141143.htm

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Agrochemicals’ Benefits to Human Health and the Environment

http://cei.org/sites/default/files/Angela%20Logomasini%20-%20Rachel%20Was%20Wrong.pdf

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More Effort Needed to Crack Down on ‘Secret Remedies’, Expert Argues

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091216203451.htm

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Organic label makes foods seem tastier, more healthful

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-organic-food-halo-20110410,0,7456246,print.story

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“Science sense” list trashes celebrity health tips

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101230/od_nm/us_science_celebrities_odds

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The oil that saved your ungrateful life

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/100993369.html

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Food Labels:

Are Your Food Labels Lying to You?
If the promise of nature, pasture and vine-ripening influence your buying decisions, you might want to think again when reading food labels.

http://www.takepart.com/photos/confusing-food-labels

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Bogus Buzzword: This Popular Food Label Is Essentially Meaningless

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/16/consumer-reports

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‘Natural’ on food labels is misleading

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/08/natural-on-food-labels-is-misleading/index.htm?loginMethod=auto

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Experts: Placebo Power Behind Many Natural Cures

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,573846,00.html

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Genetically Modified Organisms & Food:

GMOs and Science: What have we learned?

http://www.agbioworld.org/biotech-info/religion/peter-raven.html

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A panel of seven former U.S. Department of Agriculture secretaries representing Republican and Democratic presidents alike spoke in favor of genetic engineering and large, corporate farms at a Feb. 23 agriculture conference in Virginia.”

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2012/04/12/agriculture-secretaries-support-genetic-improvement

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No risk with GMO food, says EU chief scientific advisor

http://www.euractiv.com/innovation-enterprise/commission-science-supremo-endor-news-514072

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… research shows that there are significant agricultural benefits to GM foods, including decreased use of toxic insecticides, increased crop yields for some farmers, more sustainable farming practices.  Further, no peer-reviewed studies have been published to support the health and environmental risks alleged by anti-GMO activists.   One of the most comprehensive studies on the health risks, ‘A Decade of EU Funded GMO Research,’ concluded that ‘biotechnology, and in particular GMOs, are not per se more risky than e.g. conventional plant breeding technologies.’  The $425 million study included 130 research projects from more than 500 independent groups over 25 years.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/06/frankenfood_debate_over_gmos_in_europe_and_the_united_states_.single.html

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Math anxiety factors into understanding genetically modified food messages

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227125514.htm

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Soylent Green and the Dangers of Doomsaying

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/04/06/soylent_green_climate_change_and_overpopulation_video_.html

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Overall, it is estimated that at least two billion additional people are likely to be added to the world population before it can reach stability, and some of the societies in which individuals consume the most are advocating population growth again now.  For all of the countries of the world at their present population levels to reach the current standard of living of the industrialized countries would require the productivity of approximately two additional copies of the planet Earth .  All of this must, therefore, be judged against the background of a world in which a sixth of us are starving, and half of us are malnourished and living in extreme poverty, with at least two billion more people being added over the next few decades and expectations for even greater levels of consumption endemic to human beings everywhere.

http://www.agbioworld.org/biotech-info/religion/peter-raven.html

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Pakistan desperately needs innovations like biotechnology

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=162091

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Breakthrough Offers Promise of Improved GMO Testing

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/05/breakthrough-offers-promise-of-improved-gmo-testing/#.UE9LllH4JCQ

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Same old genes but a super crop

http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2012/08/13/20097331.html

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…  some esteemed figures in the environmentalist pantheon–not just groups like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth–embrace this criteria for GMOs.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2012/05/24/is-environmentalism-anti-science/

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The GMO Stigma

http://www.project-syndicate.org/print/henry-i–miller-on-the-meaningless-distinction-between-genetically-modified-organisms-and-their-conventional-counterparts

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Genetic Engineering Produces A Genuine Monstrosity

http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2013/08/14/activists-vindicated-genetic-engineering-produces-a-genuine-monstrosity/print/

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Golden Rice: Lifesaver?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/sunday-review/golden-rice-lifesaver.html?pagewanted=all&pagewanted=print

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California genetic food vote is no victory for science

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628910.200-california-genetic-food-vote-is-no-victory-for-science.html?full=true

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Scientific Journal Retracts Anti-GMO Junk Science Study

http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/29/scientific-journal-retracts-anti-gmo-jun/print

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      2012 Corn & Cancer Study:

Study linking GM crops and cancer questioned

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22287-study-linking-gm-crops-and-cancer-questioned.html

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Don’t worry. Genetically modified corn isn’t going to give you cancer.

This brand of fear-mongering is what I’ve come to expect from environmental groups, anti-GMO activists, and their most shamelessly exploitive soul travelers.  This is what agenda-driven ideologues do.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/09/are_gmo_foods_safe_opponents_are_skewing_the_science_to_scare_people_.single.html

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Following the release of the study, numerous scientists questioned the findings, citing ‘anomalies throughout the paper that normally should have been corrected or resolved through the peer-review process.

http://ksj.mit.edu/tracker/2012/09/rancid-corrupt-way-report-about-science

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Between Famine and Politics, Zambians Starve

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/30/world/between-famine-and-politics-zambians-starve.html?pagewanted=1&pagewanted=print

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Is It Organic?

http://www.isitorganic.ca/

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Herbal Supplements & Remedies:

The Myth of the Benign Nature of Herbal Remedies

http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-myth-of-the-benign-nature-of-herbal-remedies/?print=1

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Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/science/herbal-supplements-are-often-not-what-they-seem.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print

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Herbal supplements often contain unlisted ingredients

http://health.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=31737&content=98759354&pageNum=-1

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Heart Patients Using Herbal Remedies May Be at Heightened Risk of Dangerous Drug Interactions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100201171409.htm

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Lead Levels Jump for Some Herb Users

http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/health_stories/supplements_lead_levels/2009/11/30/291992.html

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Bee pollen weight loss supplements can sting you
Dietary supplements can contain dangerous drugs

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/04/bee-pollen-weight-loss-supplements-can-sting-you/index.htm

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3 supplements you should never take

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/05/supplements-to-avoid/index.htm

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The conclusion of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture’s study is that there is no clear or consistent difference in the nutritional value between organic and conventional foods.”

http://midmichigancc.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=113&Itemid=61

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New Research Links “Natural” Corn To Fatal Birth Defects

http://www.cgfi.org/2004/06/new-research-links-natural-corn-to-fatal-birth-defects/

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Product Safety for Food and Feed

http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/Biotech-Food-GMO-Safety.aspx

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Organic Food: Environmentally Irresponsible

For safe, sustainable, and healthy food, there’s only one way to go: genetically modified.

http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/123521

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Alternative Medicine:

Advocates of alternative therapies are gambling with patients’ lives

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-advocates-of-alternative-therapies-are-gambling-with-patients-lives/story-fnihsr9v-1227252912780

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The Alternative Medicine Racket: How the Feds Fund Quacks
The NIH has spent $5.5 billion on bringing quackery—from faith healing to homeopathy—right into the heart of the American medical establishment.

http://reason.com/archives/2015/09/04/alternative-medicine-racket/print

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What Christians Need to Know about Alternative Medicine

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/channel/utilities/print.html?type=article&id=112567

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Eating ‘healthy’ food may not make you fit: Study

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102781170

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Why salad is so overrated

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/why-salad-is-so-overrated/2015/08/21/ecc03d7a-4677-11e5-8ab4-c73967a143d3_story.html

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