|New urgency targets mysterious kidney disease in Central America|
The Center for Public Integrity - 4/29/2013. By Sasha Chavkin - Bringing new urgency to a mysterious kidney disease afflicting the region’s agricultural laborers, Central America’s health ministries signed a declaration Friday citing the ailment as a top public health priority and committing to a series of steps to combat its reach.
|Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act Gains Support Across US|
Sustainable Pulse - 4/29/2013. Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act on April 24 2013; 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. This bill was also introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
|New GM Nightmares with RNA|
Institute for Science in Society - 4/29/2013. Dr Mae-Wan Ho - Small double-stranded RNA (dsRNAs) that aim to interfere with specific gene expression are increasingly used to create GM crops; unfortunately they have many off-target effects and can also interfere with gene expression in all animals exposed to the crops.
|U.S.-born kids have more allergies, asthma|
Reuters - 4/29/2013. By Genevra Pittman - Kids and teens who are born abroad and immigrate to the United States are about half as likely to have asthma and allergies as those who are born in the U.S., according to a new study.