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All The News -- January 2010

Plastic Cups May Be Bad for Your Heart -- BPA

January 19, 10 at 07:13 AM

Read More: bpa, Coronary disease, Diabetes mellitus, heart disease

Plastic Cups May Be Bad for Your Heart -- BPA

Debate about BPA, a common chemical in some plastic food and drink containers, is heating up after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will fund $30 million worth of research on the substance given its possible...

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Vegetarian has a beef with the critics - Dear Abby helps

kansascity.com | JEANNE PHILLIPS | January 15, 10 at 01:49 PM

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Vegetarian has a beef with the critics - Dear Abby helps

DEAR ABBY: I am 27 and have been a vegetarian for five years. I am trying to develop a thick skin when it comes to people who question or make fun of my choice, but I'm tired of laughing and...

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Swine flu 'a false pandemic' to sell vaccines, expert says

dailytelegraph.com.au | Chris Pollard | January 12, 10 at 05:44 AM

Swine flu 'a false pandemic' to sell vaccines, expert says

THE swine flu scare was a "false pandemic" led by drugs companies that stood to make billions from vaccines, a leading health expert said. Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claimed major firms organized a "campaign...

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Fountain soda is poopy - literally

CBSNEWS.COM | January 8, 10 at 10:31 AM

Read More: junk food, soda

Fountain soda is poopy - literally

Could you be guzzling down germs? Research from Hollins University, in Roanoke, Va., finds you very well could be, if your drink came from a cafeteria or restaurant soda fountain. Researchers tested 30 soda fountains and analyzed them for microbial...

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World's largest food service company launches flexitarian campaign

Daelyn Fortney | January 7, 10 at 03:13 PM

Read More: Compass Group, flexitarian, Humane Society of the United States

World's largest food service company launches flexitarian campaign

Compass Group, the world's largest contract food service company, has launched the "Be a Flexitarian" campaign. A flexitarian is also known as a semi-vegetarian, one who actively integrates meatless meals into his or her diet. The corporation worked closely with...

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Dieters Beware: Calorie Counts Are Frequently Off

time.com | Jeffrey Kluger | January 6, 10 at 03:05 PM

Read More: calorie, counting, diet

Dieters Beware: Calorie Counts Are Frequently Off

When you buy a car with a six-cylinder engine, you expect to get six cylinders. When you buy a dress in a size 10, you expect a size 10. And when you buy a burger at a fast-food joint that's...

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Symphony of Science - 'The Unbroken Thread' (VIDEO)

symphonyofscience.com | January 6, 10 at 01:53 PM

Read More: Carl Sagan, Jane Goodall, Symphony of Science

Symphony of Science - 'The Unbroken Thread' (VIDEO)

"The Unbroken Thread" is the fourth video in the Symphony of Science series, and it features David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, and Carl Sagan. The clips used in this installment come from Carl Sagan's Cosmos, David Attenborough's Charles Darwin and the...

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The food that makes you fat is now going to make you skinny. Huh?

abcnews.com | LARRY D. WOODARD | January 6, 10 at 09:34 AM

Read More: diet, fast food, junk food, taco bell

The food that makes you fat is now going to make you skinny. Huh?

Taco Bell's Counterintuitive Diet Ads Promise Weight Loss, But Can Fast-Food Chain Deliver?   In most American households, at least one person started the new year with the resolution to get healthier and lose weight. Millions began diets. Tens of...

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Jane Velez-Mitchell on Being a Vegan CNN Host

thescavenger.net | January 4, 10 at 09:54 AM

Read More: cnn, headline news, jane velez-mitchell, Lifestyle Choices, vegan, why i'm veg

Jane Velez-Mitchell on Being a Vegan CNN Host

Journalist and TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell is a feisty, feminist, lesbian, vegan eco-warrior who's determined to change the world. Her new book iWant is about overcoming our addictions and over-consumption. She spoke with Katrina Fox. At the beginning of 2009,...

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Sweden Allows Wolf Hunting After 45 Year Ban

treehugger.com | January 4, 10 at 09:41 AM

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Sweden Allows Wolf Hunting After 45 Year Ban

For the government of Sweden, having 237 wolves in the entire nation is a few too many. The wolves were nearly made extinct by hunting in Scandinavia until the activity was banned in the mid 60s. But now, after 45...

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Law allows US companies to hide risks of chemicals

washingtonpost.com | Lyndsey Layton | January 3, 10 at 09:13 PM

Read More: chemicals, corruption, Environmental Protection Agency, epa, fda

Law allows US companies to hide risks of chemicals

Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States -- from flame retardants in furniture to household cleaners -- nearly 20 percent are secret, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, their names and physical properties guarded from consumers...

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Move Your Money (VIDEO)

January 3, 10 at 05:11 PM

Read More: bail out, banksters, too big to fail

Move Your Money (VIDEO)

Too-big-to-fail banks are profiting from bailout dollars and government guarantees, and growing bigger. Watch the video:       To learn more, visit http://moveyourmoney.info...

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Scientists: Treat dolphins as 'persons'

timesonline.co.uk | Jonathan Leake | January 3, 10 at 03:34 PM

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Scientists: Treat dolphins as 'persons'

Dolphins have been declared the world's second most intelligent creatures after humans, with scientists suggesting they are so bright that they should be treated as "non-human persons". Studies into dolphin behaviour have highlighted how similar their communications are to those...

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Michelle Obama reveals secret ingredient on Iron Chef America

Daelyn Fortney | January 3, 10 at 08:54 AM

Read More: Iron Chef America, Michelle Obama, vegetables, White House

Michelle Obama reveals secret ingredient on Iron Chef America

The battle for culinary supremacy goes to the White House. Clad in a striking carrot orange ensemble, First Lady Michelle Obama will reveal the secret ingredient on Sunday's two-hour episode of "Iron Chef America." Mrs. Obama will inform the chefs...

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Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper reveals his love of cooking

Daelyn Fortney | January 3, 10 at 08:52 AM

Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper reveals his love of cooking

In a recent interview with PEOPLE Magazine, "Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper revealed his love of cooking. Harper explained that he finds cooking to be very relaxing and makes a point to prepare interesting vegetarian meals every night when he...

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House of Blues to serve only cage-free eggs

Daelyn Fortney | January 3, 10 at 08:48 AM

Read More: Burger King, Humane Society of the United States, Red Robin

House of Blues to serve only cage-free eggs

Starting January 1, House of Blues will serve only cage-free eggs to customers ordering from the dining menu. This groundbreaking initiative will have a large impact as the live music restaurant uses more than 2 million eggs each year. The...

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The Sims 3 named most 'Animal Friendly Game of 2009'

Daelyn Fortney | January 3, 10 at 08:43 AM

The Sims 3 named most 'Animal Friendly Game of 2009'

Electronic Arts Inc., maker of the Sims 3, was honored this week with PETA's Proggy Award for Most Animal-Friendly Game of 2009. PETA's Proggy (progress) Awards recognize animal friendly achievements in commerce and culture. The video game developer received the...

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