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Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days Before Temp Worker Buried Alive

Janio Salinas was buried alive in sugar. A newly released accident report and an undercover investigation by Univision reveal the obstacles OSHA faces in its temp worker safety initiative.

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 READ MORE



Halve Your Sugar Intake to Prevent Diabetes and Obesity, World Health Organization Says

The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay.

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 READ MORE



Alchemy Is More Important Than Scientists Initially Thought

Scholars are acknowledging that alchemy actually led to noteworthy experiments; the CIA allegedly hired out a torture villa in Poland; meanwhile, sugar may soon power tablets, phones and more. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE



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Sugar: It Could Be Worse Than You Think

According to The New York Times’ Gary Taubes, who isn’t a scientist but is a journalist obsessed with the topic, the recent uptick in anti-sugar sentiment in nutritional (and lay) circles isn’t without basis. In fact, he goes so far as to essentially answer his headline question “Is Sugar Toxic?” in the affirmative.

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 READ MORE


Sugar in the Gas Tank

As part of its drive toward energy independence, Brazil has encouraged the use of cars that run on any combination of ethanol and gasoline.  More than 2 million of the flex-fuel cars have now been sold in the country, accounting for 77% of the market.

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


Obese Outnumber Starving People Globally

The world now holds more than a billion overweight people and 800 million who are undernourished, a health expert told an international panel. A possible solution: subsidize fruits and vegetables, instead of fat-producing corn crops.

  • Wanna learn more? Check out Truthdig’s interview with food expert Michael Pollan.
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    Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Obesity Epidemic Linked to Soda, Study Says

    An extra can of soda a day can add 15 pounds a year, according to a report in a prestigious journal. And this kind of consumption may be the prime mover behind this nation’s apocalyptically expanding waistlines.

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Fat Tax
    From the Daily Mail

    Doctors Call for Fat Tax

    Members of the American Medical Association’s annual conference will call for a levy on the sweeteners put in sugary drinks to pay for a massive health education campaign.

    Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Diet Soda Drinkers Rejoice: No Cancer Link to Aspartame

    The results of a big European study of the artificial sweetener confirm those of a huge U.S. study released last month, which found no link to cancer.
    Go ahead, pop that Diet. Mr Pibbs.

    Posted on May 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Soda Sales Will Stop in Most Public Schools

    The nation’s largest beverage distributors have agreed to remove the sugary drinks from school vending machines and cafeterias. Bill Clinton brokered the deal.

    Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


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