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March 1999

Editorial: The Very Best
By Martin Rowe

Organics Under Fire: The U.S. Debate Continues
By Ronnie Cummins
As continuing media reports indicate, large-scale factory-style farming is breaking down at its most vulnerable point—the safety of its products.

Seeds of Doubt
By Hillary Hoffman
Since the early 1990s, conpanies like Monsanto, Novartis, DuPont and Calgene have been creating and marketing foods such as tomatoes, potatoes, corn, soybeans and milk that have been genetically altered. These products, which contain the genetic material of other organisms, are often sold unlabeled, even though scientists are still uncertain of whether genetically modified foods are safe for human health.

How Safe is Your Soy?
By Hillary Hoffman
If you're a vegetarian and think your food is safe, think again. It may be tainted with pesticides, herbicides or genetic modification.

Fad Diets: Feeding Our Obsession
By Vanessa Alford
In our desperation to be forever beautiful, we often turn to popular diet books for answers. These books are loaded with promises such as permanent fat loss with no hunger, increased energy and physical perfomance, reversal of disease and so on. It sounds so good, yet it's impossible to know whom to believe.



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