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Denver Post ends media boycott of GMO labeling initiative with common sense...


It took almost a decade, but The Denver Post has finally acknowledged that its readers may have some interest in the debate over GMO labeling.  GMO is shorthand for "genetically modified organism" and refers generally to agricultural systems invented by global chemical companies to sell more of their patented herbicides.    For Colorado Voters, the decision in November voting will be to require food producers to acknowledge the that the seed, plants, processed ingredients and finished goods were made partly under the GMO system -- or not.     Special Report: Small Business and the Right to Know   Many Denver Post readers, we imagine, are not aware they have this choice of what to eat. Food is food. The cheaper the better. Labels are for choosy...
Posted 6 days 17 hours ago

Nutrition & Health Articles


Probiotic Supplements Reduce Seasonal Allergies and Asthma


Probiotics, the good bacteria that inhabit your digestive tract, are back in the news. This time a team of researchers have reported that probiotics help regulate the immune system and reduce allergy symptoms.   Anurag Singh, MD, PhD, of the Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland, and his colleagues studied 20 people with a history of seasonal allergies. Some subjects took a probiotic supplement containing a form of Bifidobacterium lactis and others had a placebo during the peak of pollen season. The subjects’ blood was analyzed at the beginning of the study, at four weeks, and again when the study ended at eight weeks.   Levels of Th-2 cytokines, which are involved in allergies, decreased significantly in people taking probiotics. In addition, their allergy symptoms...
Posted 6 days 3 hours ago