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You've seen Food Inc. The message was crystal clear to you and so important. You want others to see it. You want others to think about it.
AROUND the world, the food system is in crisis. Prices have rocketed; they are now higher in real terms than at any time since 1984. They could rise further still if drought lays waste to China's wheat harvest, as is feared.
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.
Ever since we started pre-screening the film this summer, we’ve been asked, “When can we watch it online?” and “When is it gonna be on TV?” We have our answer for you: right now . Thanks to our partner FilmBuff , we can reach millions of people through digital portals. No more waiting for the film to come to your town.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent cases, said that was entitled to patents on two human genes used to predict if women have an increased risk of getting breast and . The court ruled that DNA isolated from the body was eligible for patents because it was “markedly different” in its chemical structure from DNA that exists inside the chromosomes in the body. As a result, the isolated DNA is not simply a product of nature, which would not be eligible for a patent.
This week the Association for Molecular Pathology, working with the American Civil Liberties Union, won a major victory, overturning some of the patents owned by a company called Myriad on the BRCA1 gene for breast cancer . There are three reasons why gene patents like these are stupid: only the last one is funny. Patents are a sensible idea, because people are more likely to invest in innovation if they believe it will give them a competitive advantage over other people, and because patents allow people to share their discoveries safely, instead of monetising their advantage by keeping a discovery secret.
By Eric W. Dolan Wednesday, December 7, 2011 19:02 EDT The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation urged the U.S.
Bisphenol A ( BPA ) is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH 3 ) 2 C(C 6 H 4 OH) 2 .
*** I must give my personal opinion here that in order to be truly healthy - moving away from all canned foods is best. While I applaud that companies are beginning to replace the BPA in their can linings (due solely to a consumer driven movement! We DO have power!) Whatever they have replaced the BPA with is untested on humans longterm. A recent study found that virtually ALL plastics release hormone disruptors at some level.
BPA Free Cans and Lids begins with Alarming News Eden Foods became alarmed by the toxicity of bisphenol-A (BPA) in cans and food packaging long before it made it to mainstream news. Since April of 1999, EDEN beans have featured a custom made can lined with an oleoresinous c-enamel that does not contain the endocrine disrupter BPA. Oleoresin is a mixture of oil and resin extracted from plants such as pine or balsam fir.
Is there BPA in your canned food? A new study by Harvard researchers may provide another reason to skip the canned pumpkin and cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving. People who ate one serving of canned food daily over the course of five days, the study found, had significantly elevated levels — more than a tenfold increase — of bisphenol-A, or BPA, a substance that lines most food and drink cans. Most of the research on BPA, a so-called endocrine disruptor that can mimic the body’s hormones, has focused on its use in plastic bottles . It has been linked in some studies to a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity, and health officials in the United States have come under increasing pressure to regulate it.
(CBS) Talk about stirring up controversy. A new study shows that the urine of people who consume canned soup can contain surprisingly high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting compound linked to health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. PICTURES - BPA: 7 secret sources People who consumed one serving of canned soup a day for five days had a more than 1,000 percent increase in urinary BPA over people who consumed fresh soup for five days, the study showed.