Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops – NYTimes.com

The promises made regarding genetic modification of crops was twofold: By making crops immune to the effects of weedkillers and inherently resistant to many pests, they would grow so robustly that they would become indispensable to feeding the world’s growing population, while also requiring fewer applications of sprayed pesticides.

The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat. Extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides.

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Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research

David Diamond on the Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research

For the past 60 years there has been a concerted effort to demonize saturated fats, found in animal products and tropical oils, and cholesterol, in our food and blood. Despite the well-established health benefits of diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, flawed, deceptive and biased research has created the myth that a low fat, plant-based diet is ideal for good health. Poorly conducted epidemiological research, U.S. government intervention and misinformation conveyed by contemporary lifestyle researchers have contributed to the current state of confusion on dietary influences on health. The public must educate themselves on how to optimize their diet and cardiovascular health.

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Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent

Notice the connection between dopamine and addiction and how it starts with the American addiction to sugar. First it inflames the nerves and wears out body parts. In addition to nerves the joint cartilage is destroyed by the common anti inflammatory -ibuprofen- leading to stronger medicines, then surgery and pain killers like opioids. Nerves on Fire and the opioid epidemic.

This article covers the sugar addiction and withdrawal effect. It’s a real addiction, the pangs of withdrawal are real, and the negative effect on the body is very real.

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