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Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity

March 29, 2012

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Full article link: http://www.alternet.org/visions/154518/why_we_have_to_go_back_to_a_40-hour_work_week_to_keep_our_sanity/?page=entire Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity AlterNet / By Sara Robinson March 13, 2012 A short excerpt: What these studies showed, over and over, was that industrial workers have eight good, reliable hours a day in them. On average, you get no more widgets out […]

For Pennsylvania’s Doctors, a Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals

March 27, 2012

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For Pennsylvania’s Doctors, a Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals MAR 27 2012, 9:05 AM ET Under a new law, doctors in Pennsylvania can access information about chemicals used in natural gas extraction — but they won’t be able to share it with their patients. A provision buried in a law passed last month is drawing scrutiny from […]

High court throws out human gene patents

March 27, 2012

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High court throws out human gene patents Associated Press – Mon, Mar 26, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers. The court overturned patents belonging to Myriad Genetics Inc. of Salt Lake City on two genes linked to increased […]

Michigan government announces plan to destroy ranch livestock based on hair color and arrest hundreds of ranchers as felons

March 27, 2012

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Insane Michigan government announces plan to destroy ranch livestock based on hair color and arrest hundreds of ranchers as felons Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger (NaturalNews) The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true “animal genocide” — the mass murder of […]

National grocers stop buying “pink slime” meat

March 21, 2012

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National grocers stop buying “pink slime” meat By SARAH SKIDMORE | Associated Press – 1 hr 12 mins ago PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least three national supermarket operators have decided to stop buyingground beef that contains the filler now known as “pink slime.” Federal regulators say the filler, known in the industry as “lean, finely textured beef,” meets food safety standards. But critics […]

World’s supply of Helium stocks run low – and party balloons are to blame

March 19, 2012

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Helium stocks run low – and party balloons are to blame The world supply of helium, which is essential in research and medicine, is being squandered, say scientists Robin McKie Science Editor The Observer, Saturday 17 March 2012 Oleg Kirichek, the leader of a research team at the Isis neutron beam facility at the UK’s Rutherford Appleton […]

Ag-Gag Law Blows Animal Activists’ Cover

March 11, 2012

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Ag-Gag Law Blows Animal Activists’ Cover by KATHLEEN MASTERSON March 10, 2012 from WOI After a series of videos revealing apparent cruel treatment of farm animals went viral, Iowa has made it a crime for people to misrepresent themselves to gain access to a farm. The so-called “Ag-Gag” law targets undercover animal rights activists who secretly take videos. […]