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Losing Weight. Corporate Greed. News Media. Eating Less Red Meat Could Benefit Health And Environment, Study Suggests. Cutting down the amount of red meat we eat not only affects our physical health, but also the health of the environment, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.

Eating Less Red Meat Could Benefit Health And Environment, Study Suggests

Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that cutting back on red meat consumption could decrease the number of cases of chronic disease by 3 to 12 percent, and make the carbon footprint nearly 28 million tons smaller per year by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The BMJ Open study included data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of British Adults in 2000-2001. Researchers looked at the amount of meat the people in the study consumed, as well as how many green gas emissions were emitted that are linked to 45 different kinds of food.

After adjusting for proportions, the researchers found that people who regularly ate red or processed meat in the study also just generally consumed more food than people who didn't regularly eat red or processed meat.

Mining

Science as Religious Dogma. Big Bad Corn – An Infographic on America’s Scary Corn Industry. Tax Cuts For The Rich Do Not Spur Economic Growth: Study. There is no clear correlation between tax cuts for high earners and economic growth, according to a new study by Congress' nonpartisan policy analyst.

Tax Cuts For The Rich Do Not Spur Economic Growth: Study

"There is not conclusive evidence, however, to substantiate a clear relationship between the 65-year steady reduction in the top tax rates and economic growth," concluded a report by the Congressional Research Service released Friday. "Analysis of such data suggests the reduction in the top tax rates have had little association with saving, investment, or productivity growth. " The findings are pertinent to a central debate in the presidential election, wherein President Obama is pushing to end the Bush-era tax cuts on high incomes, while his Republican challenger Mitt Romney insists on cutting rates across the board 20 percent below current policy. Democrats contrast the tax hikes of the 1990s and ensuing economic growth with the tax cuts of the 2000s and relatively meager gains that followed. Teck Resources Admits Polluting Columbia River For 100 Years; Damage To Be Assessed. VANCOUVER - There used to be a beach in Washington state called Black Sand Beach.

Teck Resources Admits Polluting Columbia River For 100 Years; Damage To Be Assessed

Only it wasn't sand that lined the banks of the Columbia River. It was slag, a pebbly waste laden with arsenic, mercury, lead and an alphabet soup of other metals left over from processing zinc at a smelter upstream, across the border in British Columbia. 52 Shades of Greed - An Illustrated Education Game.

Manipulation of Public

Profits Instead of Responsibility. Toxic Products. Product Misrepresentation. 10 Things I Wish All Americans Knew About The Meat & Dairy Industries. Are you being manipulated into buying things you don’t want or need?

10 Things I Wish All Americans Knew About The Meat & Dairy Industries

In my book Meatonomics, I show that animal food producers control our everyday food-buying choices with misleading messaging, artificially low prices, and heavy control over legislation and regulation. This producer behavior is simply shocking.

Politics

American Dietetic Association Issues. Agriculture. Animal Abuse. Civil Rights Abuses. Health. Taking Responsibility for Health. Politics 2. Corporations Versus Individuals. You Don't Have To Like Everyone, But You Do Need To Do This... Support for the Arts. Joseph A. Palermo: Super-Storm Sandy's Teachable Moment. Rex Tillerson, the CEO of ExxonMobil, sees global climate change as an "engineering" problem to be managed.

Joseph A. Palermo: Super-Storm Sandy's Teachable Moment

Deregulation

Energy. To Encourage Biking, Cities Forget About Helmets. Accuracy of Media Reporting. Political Influence. Education. Environmental Issues. GMOs. Study Reveals Nanoparticles Jeopardize Food Quality and Soil Fertility. (Beyond Pesticides, August 23, 2012) Two commonly used nanoparticles have a significant impact on the growth and yield of food crops, according to a team of scientists led by University of California Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.

Study Reveals Nanoparticles Jeopardize Food Quality and Soil Fertility

The Dirty Dozen—Contaminated Foods. Eating organically grown food is a clear, intelligent, delicious choice.

The Dirty Dozen—Contaminated Foods

Finding and affording only organic food is sometimes tough. We do the best we can. Certain foods are worth the extra effort, or worth simply avoiding when organic is not available. The "dirty dozen" are the most commonly and highly contaminated foods with pesticides and chemicals, even after washing and peeling. The research used to compile this list is from extensive independent tests run by the FDA and the USDA from more than 100,000 samples of food. 12 Contaminated Foods. Mark Hyman, MD: Money, Politics and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy. "There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.

Mark Hyman, MD: Money, Politics and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy

For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order. " Climate Change Threat To World's Poor Is Underestimated, Oxfam Says. Tom Zeller Jr.: Mitt Romney's Energy Plan: Of The Fossil Fuel Lobby, By The Fossil Fuel Lobby. Barack Obama has given "billions of taxpayer dollars to green energy projects run by political cronies," according to an ambitious new energy plan rolled out last week by the president's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

Tom Zeller Jr.: Mitt Romney's Energy Plan: Of The Fossil Fuel Lobby, By The Fossil Fuel Lobby

Ocean Horror Show: Dead Sea Birds With Bellies Full of Plastic Garbage. 7 Gross Things In Your Food. Michele Simon: Top 10 Lies Told by Monsanto on GMO Labeling in California. Will Gray Wolf Success Story Become a Conservation Tragedy? Like most good fairytales, the story of the gray wolf is truly captivating.

Will Gray Wolf Success Story Become a Conservation Tragedy?

Only this fairytale may turn out to have a tragic ending. When President Clinton appointed me as director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1997, there were about 200 wolves in the Northern Rockies. How the FDA is Recklessly Abandoning Drug Safety. Super PAC Donors Unmasked: Who's Bankrolling The Presidential Election? - News. Lobby Costs by Big Pharma. Install Your Own Water Filter at Home. Pacific Ocean Caffeine Pollution Analyzed In Recent Study. How to Rewire Your Brain to End Food Cravings.