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Top 25 Censored News 2011: #20 US Agencies Trying to Outlaw GMO Food Labelling

There is growing concern over the health impact of growing and eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The World Health Organization has identified allergenicity, antibiotic resistance, gene transfer, outcrossing, GM genes introduced into the wild population, gene stability, susceptibility of non-target

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Feb 23, 1954: Children Receive First Polio Vaccine

On this day in 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. Though not as devastating as the plague or influenza, poliomyelitis

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Technology Undermines Censorship in China

Source: The Daily Evergreen Peter Herford examines the technological challenge being posed to censorship in China. The Chinese government is facing a diminishing ability to control the technological environment they actually created, CBS veteran producer Peter Herford said. Herford visited

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#11. The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating Data to Enrich Drug Companies

The H1N1 virus has spawned widespread panic and fear throughout the world. However, upon closer examination, many of the claims made by the World Health Organization (WHO) seem to be based on weak and incomplete data. The Atlanta-based Centers for

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#15. Bhopal Water Still Toxic Twenty-five Years After Deadly Gas Leak

Around midnight on December 2, 1984, the citizens of Bhopal, India, a city of over 500,000 people in central India, were poisoned by approximately forty tons of toxic gases pouring into the night air from a largely abandoned chemical insecticide

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