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Ag-giant Monsanto Buys Bozeman Research Co.
“Kristina Hubbard, a Missoula-based consultant with the Farmers to Farmers Campaign on Genetic Engineering, said Monsanto’s aggressive behavior in the corn and soybean industry has reduced the choices farmers of those crops have when buying seeds.”…More

Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food
“Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They conclude, “There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation,” as defined by recognized scientific criteria. “The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.” …More

Dieting Monkeys Offer Hope for Living Longer
“A long-awaited study of aging in rhesus monkeys suggests, with some reservations, that people could in principle fend off the usual diseases of old age and considerably extend their life span by following a special diet.”…More

Fight Over Mercury Risks Muddied by Bad Science
Researchers recommend revisions to current fish consumption advisories, to account for the protective power of the selenium abundant in most seafood and many freshwater fish….More