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August 26, 2005 Issue #24
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) Eating French Fries Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
2) GE Corn
3) Wash Your Melons Before Cutting Them
4) Healthy Products and Services
Eating French Fries Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
According to a study done by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School "very young children who eat French fries frequently have a much higher risk of breast cancer as adults."
Source: "Children who eat fries raise breast cancer risk," Reuters, Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Instead, cut up your potatoes in the shape of fries and bake them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees F until done. Add a little Celtic Sea salt if desired and enjoy.
"Monsanto forced to release study revealing negative health effects of GE-corn.
A study that Monsanto attempted to cover up has revealed that rats fed on a diet of GE-corn suffered severe health impacts and investigations show that these findings were misrepresented to European authorities during the regulatory process. The report confirmed claims made by prominent scientists who have found that animals fed a diet of GE corn (Mon 863, a variety of corn genetically engineered to produce a form of pesticide called bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), designed to attack a corn pest called root worm) developed severe side effects in the blood, kidney and liver and that humans eating the corn might also be at risk.
European regulators accepted the company’s assurances that their corn is safe, in spite of the unscientific and contradictory rationale that was used to dismiss significant problems. During the regulatory process, Monsanto maintained that its 1,139-page report could not be released, even to the European Food Safety Authority, on the grounds that it "contains confidential business information which could be of commercial use to our competitors”. Thanks to a German court ruling, Monsanto has been ordered to publicly expose the report, but the episode highlights the importance of impartial health and safety testing of GE-technology and the failure of current regulatory systems to act in the interests of citizens."
Source: Californians for GE-Free Agriculture, NEWSLETTER NUMBER 14, August 2005, calgefree.org/
Nobody knows the long-term effects of eating genetically engineered food. It's already in widespread use commercially and there's no way of knowing if the processed food you're buying contains GE ingredients. There are no laws requiring labeling of GE ingredients.
Produce items contain stickers with a 4 or 5 digit number. If it has a 5-digit number that starts with 8, it's genetically engineered.
Wash Your Melons Before Cutting Them
The skin of melons may contain mold. Before cutting any melon, wash the skin thoroughly with a vegetable wash or a teaspoon of bleach in a sink full of water.
Healthy Products and Services
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Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
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