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GMO Banning Continues

"The politics of genetically engineered foods are being redrawn in Europe, where a near complete disapproval persisted until earlier this year. Now, it’s up to individual nations to say whether or not they want GMO crops grown on their soil.

So far, it hasn’t been the leading farming countries that are saying no to the controversial technology. On Monday, Northern Ireland became the second European Union member state to pass a national GMO ban. In August, Scotland announced its own such measure, becoming the first country to do so following the change in EU rules that allows individual members to ban crops from being grown within their sovereign borders even if they’re approved for production in the wider union. All told, the United Kingdom produces less than 8 percent of the EU’s agriculture output, compared with nearly 18 percent from France, an industry leader in the 28-nation bloc."

More: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/09/21/northern-ireland-gmo-ban?cmpid=foodinc-fb

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Before & "After" Photos

I constantly tell my clients to "let go" of those before and after shots flooding the internet. More often than not, they aren't real! Or they are altered or simply put into perspective like time of day, how recently you worked out, lighting, editing, etc.

This video, while on the comedic, sarcastic side... still does a great job of dispelling some of these photos. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M957dACQyfU

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An Ag-Gag Law Has Been Ruled Unconstitutional for the First Time

"After years of animal rights activists saying the spate of state laws outlawing undercover investigations of farming operations—so-called ag-gag laws—violate free speech rights, a federal judge has ruled the very same.

On Monday, U.S. Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the District of Idaho said the state’s 2014 law—which came in response to an exposé video produced by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals that went inside an Idaho dairy farm—both violated the First Amendment and selectively targeted critics of the industry. It’s the first time such a law has been struck down on constitutional grounds."

Full article: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/08/04/ag-gag-law-ruled-unconstitutional-idaho?cmpid=foodinc-fb

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Salads < Big Mac?

Something so hard to believe, yet so important to keep in mind when you're eating out. This article takes a look at some common restaurant salads which actually have nutritional facts WORSE than what a Big Mac serves up. What?!! That's right. Don't be deceived by thinking ordering a "salad" means it is healthy and nutritious. While many are, many others "hide" certain ingredients within the salad that are extremely fatty or high in calories, etc.

Take a look at some of these well known salads here: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/salads-that-have-more-calories-than-a-big-mac/393359/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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