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A recent study comparing Americans to Canadians shows that Americans have twice as much BPA in their systems than Canadians. BPA also known as Bisphenol A is an estrogen mimicking chemical found in many plastics, canned food, shopping receipts, and the most controversial of the products: baby bottles. Although many deem the chemical to be […]
A report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists studied more than 100 countries and found that 145 journalists, editors, and photojournalists were behind bars worldwide at the end of last year, while a further 44 had been killed on the job. Nearly half of those jailed were in Iran and China, with 34 jailed […]
According to the recent information leaked by WikiLeaks, details have emerged that the United States has been pushing efforts to promote genetically modified (GM) crops and biotechnology across the globe, including the Vatican, where US diplomats pushed the Roman Catholic Church to support biotech food in developing nations. Embassies in Spain, Austria and even Pakistan […]