Roundup, labels, optimal health, local food in school and more from the week-end readings

This should be considered the MOST important news of last week – Roundup, An Herbicide, Could Be Linked To Parkinson’s, Cancer And Other Health Issues, Study Shows.

Last Wednesday, “U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, bipartisan legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clearly label genetically engineered (GE) foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat.” I discussed the reasons for labeling GMOs on a number of occasions but the press release once again brings up the reasonable arguments for.

More on GMOs and reason for labeling (or rather reasons of not being frighten by labeling as big agribusiness are) comes from Pesticide Action Network North American’s article Don’t worry, GE labeling will not cause world hunger by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman.

Courtesy of Dr. Mercola, here are Top 12 Strategies for Optimizing Your Health.

Bringing local food to schools: a hard nut to crack but it sounds like school cafeterias in Connecticut are on a (slooow) path to receive more local food.  

If you would like your grocery produce to stay fresh two to three times longer than they usually last in your refrigerator or on the counter, see what Kavita Shukla invented.

This may not seem directly related to environment, health or food but that just at the first look. After good health, decent education can be a way to a successful life. The Coming Revolution in Public Education is certainly worth attention.

And finally, Tell Congress to Stop GE Salmon by going following the link from Center for Food Safety (CFS).

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