Archive | February, 2010

GMOs: Does Regulation Ensure Safety?

17. February 2010

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GMOs: Does Regulation Ensure Safety?

The public's biggest concern when it comes to GMOs is their safety. There are a lot of misconceptions about genetic engineering. When pressed on science of GMOs, I have often heard people fear that the genetically modified material in the foods they are eating will somehow mutate their DNA too. While logically it sounds like that makes a bit of sense, scientifically its nonsense. So how do we test for and ensure that GMOs are safe? Allow me to introduce you to the complex world of genetic technology regulation. Image credit: kevin dolley on flickr.

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Where are Africa’s Farming Superheroes? A Look at African Child Malnutrition

15. February 2010

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Where are Africa’s Farming Superheroes?  A Look at African Child Malnutrition

As a part of her African agriculture series, Rachel Zedeck of the Medea Group wants to shift your perceptions of a food crisis away from the image of the starving child (above) to that of new opportunities crucial in changing the way we respond to childhood malnutrition.

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Nutrition Wonderland Launches Mobile Site for iPhone, Pre and Droid

12. February 2010

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Nutrition Wonderland Launches Mobile Site for iPhone, Pre and Droid

Nutrition Wonderland fans - great news for those of you on the go and want to read our information. We have recently launched a completely new mobile site, optimized for touch-enabled devices like the iPhone, Palm Pre, Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One.

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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

10. February 2010

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GMOs: Frankenfood or Evolutionary Advance?

Why are crops and animals being modified? What GMOs are currently on the market? What new GMOs are being created? Good questions... (thanks to klar!! on flickr for that cool art.)

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Who Owns Organic? Nutrition Wonderland’s List Updated for 2010

8. February 2010

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Who Owns Organic?  Nutrition Wonderland’s List Updated for 2010

If you ever wondered about who owns your favorite organic brands, look no further. Our comprehensive list covers most of the brands you will find in the grocery store as you shop - and our list is up to date. (Thanks goes to Nicholas_T over at Flickr for that killer preview photo)

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Genetically Modified Foods – Jeffrey Smith

2. February 2010

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Genetically Modified Organisms: The Back Story

2. February 2010

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Genetically Modified Organisms: The Back Story

Recently, a reinterpretation of an original Monsanto GMO study was published in the International Journal of Biological Studies which appeared to demonstrate that some aspect of Monsanto's GMO corn – potentially just additional pesticides – was causing kidney problems in their reexamination of the data. But what do most people really know about GMOs? This subject is complex – so complex I have prepared a three part series that helps explain what is going on underneath the heated debates.

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