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Harvard study: Pasteurized milk from industrial dairies linked to cancer

Harvard study: Pasteurized milk from industrial dairies linked to cancer | Generation Organic | Scoop.it

Evaluating data from all over the world, Dr. Davaasambuu and her colleagues identified a clear link between consumption of such high-hormone milk, and high rates of hormone-dependent cancers. In other words, contrary to what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the conventional milk lobby would have you believe, processed milk from factory farms is not a health product, and is directly implicated in causing cancer.

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Mild dehydration can have serious effects on health

Mild dehydration can have serious effects on health | Generation Organic | Scoop.it

According to two new studies from University of Connecticut's Human Performance Laboratory, even mild dehydration can have a significant impact on a person's mood, energy levels and mental performance.

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EU, US deal seen boosting trade in organic goods

A deal announced on Wednesday to allow organically produced goods certified in Europe or the United States to be sold as organic in both regions is expected to boost transatlantic trade in the growth food sector, officials said.

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Anti-cancer fungus found to naturally eat away plastic waste

Anti-cancer fungus found to naturally eat away plastic waste | Generation Organic | Scoop.it

What if it was possible to eliminate much of the world's otherwise very-slowly-biodegrading plastic waste using a natural Amazonian fungus? Well, it just might be, thanks to research conducted by Jonathan Russell and colleagues from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, who recently discovered that Pestalotiopsis microspora effectively eats away polyurethane (PUR) plastics, and is capable of using plastic as its sole food source in both aerobic and anaerobic environments.

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Nature’s Antidepressant: Dirt | GreenAnswers

Nature’s Antidepressant: Dirt | GreenAnswers | Generation Organic | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that dirt contains a strain of bacteria that acts as a natural mood-enhancer.
The bacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae, increases levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that boost mood and the sense of overall well-being.
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Oxford Study Finds a Farming Method “Greener than Organic” | GreenAnswers

Oxford Study Finds a Farming Method “Greener than Organic” | GreenAnswers | Generation Organic | Scoop.it
An Oxford University study from earlier this month has found that “integrated farming,” or farming that emphasizes both high crop production and eco-friendly practices, beats both organic and conventional methods, filling fields, wallets, and...
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