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      Factory Farmed Chicken May Be Cheap, But the Ultimate Price You Pay Is High

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      By Dr. Mercola Demand for food at cheaper prices has dramatically altered the entire food chain. Today, food production revolves around efficiency—the ability to produce more for less. This mindset has significant ramifications for both animal and human health, and the environment. Today, nearly 65 billion animals worldwide, including cows,...
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      Black Rice Cakes with Mango Salsa

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      Also called “Forbidden Rice,” Chinese black rice has a nutty, floral taste and a high level of antioxidants. 1. In a small saucepan, combine rice with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes, or until tender and most of the water has absorbed. Let...
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      Black Rice Cakes with Mango Salsa

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      Also called “Forbidden Rice,” Chinese black rice has a nutty, floral taste and a high level of antioxidants. 1. In a small saucepan, combine rice with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes, or until tender and most of the water has absorbed. Let...
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      GMO Golden Rice: Myth, not Miracle

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      Wheat is a main staple in the diet of many cultures, and hence getting approval to grow GM wheat is one that has eluded Monsanto and others until now. Once released into the environment, there is no turning back. Last year it was reported that some GM wheat had turned...
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      GE Seed Monopoly – Fewer Choices, Higher Prices

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      The introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops has corresponded with increasing monopolization of seed by biotechnology companies and higher seed costs. This has led to tragedies in some countries, while pushing out conventional, non-GE seeds and reducing farmer seed choices. Four companies now control 40 percent of the seed market,...
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      Licorice May Block Drug Used by Transplant Patients

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      Chemists in Taiwan are reporting that an ingredient in licorice— widely used in various foods and herbal medicines — appears to block the absorption of cyclosporin e, a drug used by transplant patients to prevent organ rejection. This drug interaction could potentially result in transplant rejection, causing illness and even...
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      Brown Rice Helps Diabetics

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      A study published in the June issue of the Journal of Lipid Research finds that a compound found in brown rice can reduce damage in nerves and blood vessels related to diabetes . The compound is a growth factor acylated steryl glucosides (ASG), which helps normalize blood sugar and enzymes...
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      Untested Bioengineered Rice Found in US Food and Feed

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      Bayer CropScience has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that trace amounts of a bioengineered variety of rice may have entered the food and feed supply in the United States The engineered rice has not...
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      Toxic Toothpaste Ingredients You Need to Avoid

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      By Dr. Mercola You might not think much about the ingredients in your toothpaste compared to the ingredients in your food or even other personal care products, but those pea-sized dollops on your toothbrush twice a day add up. Over the course of a lifetime, the average American uses about...
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      Flowers Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine

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      By Dr. Mercola Herbal therapies are an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). While there are 5,767 substances defined in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Substances, a typical practitioner may routinely use between 200 and 600. Most often, the herbs (a combination of one to 13 different plants)...
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      Fresh and Chunky Gazpacho Recipe

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      By Dr. Mercola Gazpacho is an authentic Mediterranean dish that originates from the southern Spanish region of Andalusia and is a classic meal staple, especially during hot summer seasons. Usually served cold, this tomato-based recipe is an instant feast to the eyes with its chockfull of colorful vegetable ingredients. Although...

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