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Right to Know Colorado Turns in 167,950 Signatures to Place GMO Labeling Bill...


By the Numbers: Right to Know Colorado Turns in 167,950 Signatures to Place GMO Labeling Bill on Fall Ballot   Right to Know Colorado Hosted a Rally at the State Capitol in Denver on August 4 to Submit Almost Double the Amount of Signatures Needed for Colorado’s GMO Labeling Bill – Initiative 48 – to Qualify for the Fall Statewide Ballot.   Learn more about Colorado Right to Know GMO Labeling Campaign   DENVER (Aug. 5, 2014) – In a rally held at the Capitol steps in Denver on August 4, the Right to Know Colorado campaign to label GMO foods delivered 167,950 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State in support of Initiative 48, thus asserting Coloradans' desire to know if their food has been produced with genetic engineered or GMO ingredients...
Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

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No Big Surprise: Eating Sugary Foods Boosts Diabetes Risk


If you’re a sugarholic, you’ve got a very high risk of developing type-2 diabetes.   While the link between diets high in refined sugars and other processed carbohydrates might seem obvious, scientific studies have yielded mixed findings. For this reason, Geoffrey Livesay, PhD, RPHNutr, of Independent Nutrition Logic, in the United Kingdom, and his colleagues decided to analyze 24 studies that investigated high-glycemic-load diets and diabetes risk.   The glycemic load (GL) refers to the effect a meal has on blood sugar. Refined sugars and other carbs are rapidly absorbed, leading to spikes in blood sugar, and are considered high GL. In contrast, high-fiber foods are absorbed slowly and considered low GL.   The 125,000 people in the studies consumed an average...
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