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Six refreshing watercooler comments about GMOs

You dread the "Don Moment".     You are innocently refilling your cup at the office water cooler when "Know It All Don" shows up. The guy who makes sure you know you are WRONG about everything. Here is a cheat sheet for putting these Don's in their places when they blather on about GMO's.       "Don't you know we need GMO's to feed the world." Actually, Don, genetic engineering is known to decrease yields over time due to the accumulation of herbicides in the soil.   "Don't you know GMO labeling will put farmers out of business." Actually, Don, GMO labeling does not change one darn thing about how a GMO farmer goes about her business. However, it does give her to opportunity to grow higher value...
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Fish Oil Supplements Appear to Protect Infants from Allergies

Several studies have found that mothers who take fish oil supplements are less likely to deliver babies with allergies. In the most recent study along these lines, researchers reported that fish oil supplements given to infants can reduce their risk of allergies.   Susan L. Prescott, MB, PhD, of the University of Western Australia, Perth, and her colleagues obtained ethics committee approval to give 150 infants either fish oil supplements or placebos every day from birth to six months. The supplements contained 650 mg of fish oils, including 280 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 110 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The supplements modified the immune systems in ways that were “potentially allergy-protective,” wrote Prescott.   Allergy-specific Th2 (a type of...
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