Less is More with Antibiotics

Twenty-five years ago, Norwegians were also losing their lives to this bacteria. But Norway’s public health system fought back with an aggressive program that made it the most infection-free country in the world. A key …

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USDA Gets Behind Local Food

Yes Magazine recently had a short article on a grant by the USDA to study local food production capacity in the northeast. How much of the food eaten in the northeastern United States could be …

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More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2009/1221/More-herbicide-use-reported-on-genetically-modified-crops The authors of the report, entitled “Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use,” used US Department of Agriculture data to look at America’s three largest genetically engineered crops – soybeans, corn, and cotton. …

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How Safe is that Chicken?

http://www.consumerreports.org/health/healthy-living/health-safety/chicken-safety/overview/chicken-safety-ov.htm You would think that after years of alarms about food safety—outbreaks of illness followed by renewed efforts at cleanup—a staple like chicken would be a lot safer to eat. But in our latest analysis …

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Soil Bacteria Work In Similar Way To Antidepressants

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/66840.php UK scientists suggest that a type of friendly bacteria found in soil may affect the brain in a similar way to antidepressants. Their findings are published in the early online edition of the journal …

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