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Toxic pesticides burn up in California wildfire

Published time: May 03, 2013 16:30                            US Forestry fire fighters preapre to take on an out of control wildfire on May 2, 2013 in Camarillo, California. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian) Hazmat teams are trying to contain a massive California wildfire that is threatening 2,000 […]

The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal

The doctors prescribing the drugs don’t know they don’t do what they’re meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they’re not telling. Ben Goldacre The Guardian,   Friday 21 September 2012 18.00 EDT Drugs are tested by their manufacturers,  in poorly designed trials, on hopelessly […]

Report: 15% of Americans on food stamps

Christian Science Monitor / Getty Images A record number of Americans are using this food stamp card to purchase groceries these days. By Jeff Cox, cnbc.com The number of Americans on food stamps hit a record high in June, and economists don’t expect much improvement as long as […]