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Video: ‘Natural’ label is meaningless

Liz Scheltens | 
We want to buy what’s best, but there are almost too many choices. Food companies know this. So they use ...
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How will GMOs be labeled if Senate’s bill becomes law?

Brad Plumer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What does the Senate’s ...
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Embryo donation gaining popularity as affordable solution for infertility

Eliza Barclay | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Infertility now affects one ...

Oxytocin ‘love’ hormone? Scientists now doubting its supposed effects on trust

Brian Resnick | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Here's one conclusion from ...
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Video: Need more proof that evolution is real? Check out your own body

Joss Fong | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Vestigial structures are evolution's ...

What factors drive Europe’s superior tasting vegetables?

Julia Belluz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . . Why ...
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There’s a good chance your nutritional supplements are laced with deadly substances

Julia Belluz, Soo Oh | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Americans spend more than ...
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Why can’t the U.S. have clear, sensible food guidelines?

Julia Belluz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Why doesn't the United ...

Bad at planning? You might be out of touch with your future self

Susannah Locke | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Lately, scientists have come ...
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Knowing your biology may help you argue more effectively

Brian Resnick | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Evidence continues to mount ...

No, there’s no ‘human’ in your veggie dogs

Nathanael Johnson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  There was a bit ...

Why have mammograms failed to reduce breast cancer?

Julia Belluz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The whole idea behind ...
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23andMe relaunching health tests with nod from FDA

Julia Belluz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The genetic testing company 23andMe has ...
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Can Dr. Oz rehabilitate image as haven for pseudoscience?

Julia Belluz | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The Federal Trade Commission had ...
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Global Food Series: How much do households from around the world spend on food?

In an absolute sense, the United States spends more per household on food consumed at home ($2,390 per year) than, ...
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Have humans manipulated ‘natural’ foods before modern GMOs? Look at a Renaissance painting

Phil Edwards | 
Over time, we've bred watermelons to have the bright red color we recognize today. That fleshy interior is actually the ...
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Latest blow for Oz: Oprah dumps his radio show, replaces him with Sanjay Gupta

Julia Belluz | 
The Dr. Oz media empire just took a blow from the woman who helped make him famous: Oprah Winfrey. According ...

Oz bungled attempt to shift focus to his critics

Julia Belluz, Steven Hoffman | 
Dr. Oz is finally responding to his critics. But rather than address their complaints head on, he mostly wants to ...

More trouble in Oz: Wikileaks reveal beleaguered doc promotes products based on ‘business synergy’

Julia Belluz | 
Last week, WikiLeaks released a series of emails sent between Dr. Oz, his staff, and executives at Sony (one of ...
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Fall of Dr. Oz: Tour of the world of a celebrity medical quack

Julia Belluz | 
Dr. Oz is arguably the most influential health professional in America. The Dr. Oz Show, which started in 2009, has an average ...

Overhyping research on ‘cures’ harms patients and medical community

Julia Belluz | 
In 2003, researchers writing in the American Journal of Medicine discovered something that should change how you think about medical ...

Combination of stresses contributes to bee deaths

Brad Plumer | 
In a recent review paper for Science, a team of researchers argue that the combination of modern stresses facing bees ...

Why we should be concerned about antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Julia Belluz | 
Scientists and public-health officials are a careful bunch who don't often paint doomsday scenarios. That is, unless they're talking about ...

Herbicides aren’t sole culprit in Monarch butterfly decline

Brad Plumer | 
Monarch butterflies are vanishing. Over the last 20 years, fewer and fewer of them have been making the long journey down to ...

After a decade and a half, stem cells remain a controversial topic

Susannah Locke | 
A couple of things helped lessen the [stem cell] controversy. By the late 2000s, researchers discovered other ways to create cells ...
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Will Maui and Molokai’s GMO ban hold up in court?

Brad Plummer | 
Voters in Maui County approved an initiative that will put a moratorium on the planting of all genetically engineered seeds ...

What we know (and don’t) about the causes of autism

Joseph Stromberg | 
What causes autism? As researchers have worked to unravel t[autism's] nature, they've come to grips with some unsatisfying facts. One is ...
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Personal genetics consumers risk uncovering uncertain paternity

Julia Belluz | 
Personal genomics products continue to have unintended consequences that end either in joyous occasion, but often times also come with ...