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Updated – Experts on regulatory bodies’ approach to GM products

Peter Griffin posted in on March 26th, 2013.

UPDATED: Independent experts have responded to accusations that lax regulations are allowing potentially unsafe genetically modified products into  New Zealand and Australia. A recent analysis by Professor Jack Heinemann, director of the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety, and colleagues, critically examined several regulatory bodies and how they assess genetically modified organisms […]

Is sugar as toxic as alcohol?

John Kerr posted in on February 2nd, 2012.

In a ‘provocative’ commentary article, several scientists have called for sugar to be regulated as a harmful substance like alcohol and tobacco, prompting debate over individual liberty and the western diet. In the article, published in the leading science journal Nature,  international scientists argue that added sweeteners pose dangers to health that justify controlling them […]

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