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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7/29/14 Health news: Fears About Ebola Spread Beyond Africa ♦ Do foam cups contain cancer-causing chemicals? ♦ US Food Producers Turning GMO-Free

Ebola Outbreak: New Fears About Ebola Spread Beyond Africa
DAKAR, Senegal—No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.Continue Reading
Do foam cups contain cancer-causing chemicals?
A chemical used in foam cups and disposable food containers may cause cancer, scientists have warned.Styrene can be 'reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen', the National Research Council in the U.S. said yesterday.The conclusion was reached by a team of 10 experts in toxicology, chemistry and medicine.Continue Reading
US Food Producers Turning GMO-Free with Little to No Advertising
MOSCOW, July 29 (RIA Novosti) - US food producers have been eliminating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from their products without any special announcements, NPR reported. While some companies, like ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s, are advertising their healthy switch as loudly as possible, others are experimenting with the elimination of GMO “cautiously and quietly.” “ … continue reading

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