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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...
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Nutrition & Health Articles


Antioxidants, Omega-3s Can Help People with Anxiety and Depression


Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, PhD, noted that the brain is especially sensitive to its nutritional environment, and deficiencies can affect mood far more quickly than they do the heart. Three recent medical journal reports described how some nutrients specifically influence mood.   Nutritionist Medhavi Gautam, PhD, of the Santokba Duriabhji Memorial Hospital in Jaipur, India, and her colleagues identified 40 patients with general anxiety disorder and 40 with depression, and then compared them with 20 healthy subjects, all of whom were between ages 20 and 60.   Blood tests showed that people with anxiety or depression had significantly lower levels of vitamins A, C, and E compared with the healthy subjects.   Gautam and her colleagues then asked the patients to take 1,000 mg...
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