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Billions of GE Mosquitoes Released, Health Risks Ignored

Biotechnology company Oxitec spent years trying to gain approval to release its controversial genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the U.S., specifically in Key West, Florida. In June 2020, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services gave the go-ahead for the plan,1 following the U.S. EPA’s granting of an experimental use permit (EUP) that would… Read More »

EU regulator finds possible blood clot link with J&J vaccine, but says benefits outweigh risks

A box of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine doses are pictured at Grubb’s Pharmacy on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 12, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images LONDON — The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has possible links to rare blood clot incidents, but… Read More »

Low carb diet risks

If more glucose is consumed than can be stored as glycogen, it’s converted to fat for long-term storage of energy. He concluded: “Our study highlights an unfavourable association between low carbohydrate diets and total and cause-specific death, based on individual data and pooled results of previous studies. One of the main criticisms of this diet… Read More »

Diet and health risks

The risks of a poor diet and being overweight. The risks of a poor diet and being overweight Introduction Being healthy is also about what you eat – choosing the right food. It is important to enjoy the food you eat – and eating in a healthier way may even be cheaper! There is a… Read More »