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Oh, what they did to sacred corn! Genetically-Engineered Corn and Hispanics

Mural in Oaxaxa, Mexico

By Rosa Escondido

It’s disturbing walking through HEB, and seeing overweight Hispanic families attempting to find good food for their families.  It is hopeless because the food has been rigged against them, and more against them than any other segment of the country.

As Hispanics have developed diabetes, the government tells them that they have a genetic predisposition to diabetes which is why they have more than other groups.  Or it tells them that they feed their children poorly, or it tells them they don’t get enough exercise.  What it doesn’t tell them is the truth.

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More proof for diabetes, pesticide link

By Press TV

New findings have put more weight behind the evidences suggesting that high exposure to certain pesticides increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Another study has drawn a link between high levels of pesticides in blood tests and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare team measured blood levels of several persistent organic pollutants in about 2,000 older adults, Reuters reported. The results showed that 15 participants with high blood levels of organochlorine pesticides were suffering from type 2 diabetes.

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