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organic food is no healthier

Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published [today].

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated US$48 billion in 2007.

A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference.
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quotation of the week

bearing in mind all the horrors expected in china and india on account of the total solar eclipse experienced over these regions [yesterday]...

«The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.»
~Joseph Conrad

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Australia town bans bottled water

A rural town in Australia has voted overwhelmingly to ban the sale of bottled water over concerns about its environmental impact. And it sounds like a rather brilliant idea.

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Happy Birthday to ME!

Text from Much Ado About Nothing, attributed to a certain William Shakespeare.

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