Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Splenda (Sucralose) Found To Have Diabetes-Promoting Effects

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Author: Sayer Ji

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Promoted for decades as a "safe" sugar alternative, presumably to prevent or reduce symptoms of diabetes, Splenda (sucralose) has been found to have diabetes-promoting effects in human subjects. The artificial sweetener sucralose, which is approximately 600 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), and marketed under a variety of brand names,...

EU Debates Biopiracy Law to Protect Indigenous People

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Author: Marc Hall

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The European parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to compensate indigenous people if it makes commercial use of local knowledge such as plant-based medicines. Under the law – based on the international convention on access to biodiversity, the Nagoya protocol – the pharmaceuticals industry would need the...