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'Non!': France Bans Monsanto's Genetically Modified Corn

sunnubian ·
Published on Friday, March 16, 2012 by Common Dreams 'Non!': France Bans Monsanto's Genetically Modified CornFrench PM said decision was "to protect the environment"- Common Dreams staff France has announced today that it is imposing a new...
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Americans don't know what's in the food they eat

sunnubian ·
"Labels Matter" – Spread the Word. Most Americans don't know what's in the food they eat – but that can change if more of us speak out about why we care about the food we put in our own bodies and in our children's bodies. Watch our new video made by filmmaker Robert Kenner , who produced and directed the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary Food, Inc. – but that can change if more of us speak out about why we care about the food we put in our own bodies and in our children's bodies.
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New Report on the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Common Dreams New Report on the Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods by Richard Schiffman Soy bean field (Image: earthopensource.org) “Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other?” These questions are posed by Earth Open Source , a not-for-profit organization dedicated...
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The Threats From Genetically Modified Foods

sunnubian ·
The Threats From Genetically Modified Foods Genetically modified foods and crops pose serious threats to human and animal health, but Big Ag doesn’t want you to know that. By Robin Mather April/May 2012 Enlarge Image Image Gallery Glyphosate, Roundup's active ingredient, has been linked to birth defects in birds and amphibians, as well as to cancer, endocrine disruption, damage to DNA, and reproductive and developmental damage in mammals . Roundup-Ready crops are genetically modified to...
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In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
I wanted to address this issue because it seems as if American society is being drowned with this message that color doesn't matter. I don't really care to discuss to social implications of this in terms of how people are treated. I want this...
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Super-Mice! Super-PEOPLE?

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.news.com.au/supermo...frfkp9-1111114792115 This truly sounds like something out of STAR TREK. And this is two year old information and I just heard about it today. ================================================== A GENETICALLY engineered "supermouse" has stunned scientists with its physical abilities. The mouse can run up to six kilometres at a speed of 20 metres per minute for five hours or more without stopping, British newspaper The Independent reports. Scientists say that's...
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READ WITH CAUTION AND SKEPTICISM

sunnubian ·
Obesity Gene Identified in People of African Descent Sigourney Nuñez 6 hours ago New study discovers three unique gene variants that influence body size and obesity. African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a new study revealed it may be due to genetics. The study, conducted by Dartmouth’s Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences and the Center...
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Whites Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds

sunnubian ·
Whites Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds May 25, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 47 Albinism is caused by genetic mutation and common among groups that practice incest AFRICANGLOBE – White Americans are both genetically weaker and less diverse than their African-American compatriots, a Cornell University-led study finds. Analyzing the genetic makeup of Americans of European ancestry and African-Americans, researchers found that the former...
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5 Surprising Genetically Modified Foods

sunnubian ·
Environment ⇒ Econundrums , Environment , Food and Ag , Top Stories 5 Surprising Genetically Modified Foods Leaving aside the question of whether they're good or bad for a moment, what exactly are GMOs, and which foods are they in? —By Maggie Caldwell | Mon Aug. 5, 2013 3:00 AM PDT 211 GE rice may soon be approved for human consumption. Photo illustration/Photos from IRRI, WIkimedia Commons By now, you've likely heard about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the controversy over...
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Re: READ WITH CAUTION AND SKEPTICISM

Kocolicious ·
BULL...SHYTE!!!! Genetics? We can talk genetics...but! I won't. I'll just say....they can miss me with that bullshyte. Liars! They also said that we were subhumans too. So no form of research on us will EVER convince me they are telling the truth. They have experimented on us tooooooooo focking long for me to believe a damn thang they say. Who am I to believe them who have made billions on us? Or......my lying po' eyes? But!
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Re: Whites Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds

Kocolicious ·
I NEVER heard the albinism is caused by incest. My findings have shown that albinism is a result of a flaw caused by mutated genes affecting the skin color and eyes. This is a first for me. So how do you explain albinism in fish and animals and plants? I was very intrigued with this article until I came across this misnomer. Scholars always thinks they can say what they hell they want as long as they have a prestige elite college behind the study. Just cuz white boy says it's so...its so?
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Re: Whites Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds

RadioRaheem ·
Dr. Francis Cress Welsing has been saying this for a quarter century now
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sunnubian ·
" I NEVER heard the albinism is caused by incest. My findings have shown that albinism is a result of a flaw caused by mutated genes affecting the skin color and eyes. " ***************************************************************************** I have a feeling that whoever posted the article must have inserted that little tidbit all on their own, [which is blatant plagerism, by the way] because nowhere in the article itself does it reference anything about incest. And, I have never, ever...
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Fabulous ·
Interesting article. Although the snippet about albinism is a reminder... "what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive."
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Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: Dr. Francis Cress Welsing has been saying this for a quarter century now More like 40 years now. And she's not the only one.
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Re: Americans don't know what's in the food they eat

Kocolicious ·
Yep! I agree. That is one of the reasons why I am prown to cook my food compared to eating out. Although cooking was always a part of my role as a parent, it was usually a time factor that caused me to buy processed already made pre-heat packaged food. Big mistake. The ingredients inside these pre-prepared food never sat well with my family i.e. msg, and this salt I can't remember the name of it....but! It used to be an everyday spice until it was banned several years ago. They took it off...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

EbonyRose ·
Hmmmmm .... ???? Well, I have absolutely no idea! Biology should have been my strong suit ...but due to a rather colorful education experience through my formative years ... well, let's just say it isn't! But, that's a hell of a good question though, Yemaya! I look forward to hearing a discussion about it ... I'm sure I could learn a few things!
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Ok well let's start of with a definition of what melanin is. I will give a few definitions. From WikiPedia : Melanin ( Greek μέλας, black ; pronounced /ˈmɛlənɪn/ <small> ( listen )</small> is a class of compounds found in plants , animals , and protists , where it serves predominantly as a pigment . The class of pigments are derivatives of the amino acid tyrosine . Many melanins are insoluble salts and show affinity to water. [ citation needed ] The most common form of biological...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
. Evidently color does matter in nature, considering that it is nature that is responsible for any and all color on earth, including that of human beings. Color or lack of color in humans is only an adaptation to environment, no different or for no other reason than it is for flowers, trees, animals, fish, birds, or fruit and vegetables. That fact alone is what makes it ridiculous for people to actually believe that the color of another human being means anything negative or positive.
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Yemaya ·
Reference: I don't really care to discuss to social implications of this in terms of how people are treated. I want this discussion to lean more heavily on the scientific data that is available about hue-mans, what causes color and what is the natural evolutionary purpose of having color (melanin). And the ultimate question, does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science. Sunnubian, sista, this is a discussion based on science. I'm curious what and if there are any...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Now I'm asking the question: Are we really ready to have this mature discussion on science??? Where is Shulamite?? I'm sure that with her scientific background she would be able to add some insight into this.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
Scientifically, it is quite simple, melanin is produced by the body to protect it from the rays of the sun.
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Yemaya ·
hmmm so the only advantage to having melanin is that we are protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun?? That definitely sounds like a natural advantage. That's not a small feat. Yet we are constantly bombarded with the message that skin color doesn't matter? A perfect example of how it does indeed matter. Now I wonder what happens to that energy after it becomes absorbed by the dermal melanin??
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Yemaya ·
And what of melanin that is found inside the body in organs?
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James Wesley Chester ·
Reference: '...does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science.'---Yemaya Color is a defense mechanism against the damaging effects of sunlight. Life is more comfortable with it than without it. Period. No one...no one ever attempts to contradict that. Everything else is societal. Including those who talk about 'color doesn't matter'. PEACE Jim Chester
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shulamite ·
Hey, Yemaya The melanin pathways have multiple functions, though the function scientists recognize best is the protection from free radical damage and (UV mediated) DNA nicking. There are "balanced polymorphisms" (eg certain "versions") of melanins that confer different types of benefits that have nothing to do with sun protection. When I discussed this here last year, I think I mentioned some of the other beneficial effects... shulamite
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Thank Shulamite. I'll have to find the link to that discussion. I'll pick it up there. Yemaya
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Huey ·
Don't we also get Vitamin D from the sun as well (through our skin)? That's another reason. Because of that, not too many black folks ever suffer from brittle bones.
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