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The Missing and Murdered: Indigenous Women Forgotten in the Americas Human Rights 

The Missing and Murdered: Indigenous Women Forgotten in the Americas

(RustBelt) – Last night I attended a vigil held for the memory of Savanna Greywind, a Fargo, ND Indigenous woman, who was brutally murdered allegedly by her neighbors in an attempt to steal her baby. She was eight months pregnant when she was killed, and her body was found, wrapped in plastic and duct-tape, in the Red River. A newborn baby girl, believed to be Savanna’s, was discovered shortly before at the neighbor’s apartment. This particular story isn’t unfamiliar. It’s an unfortunate truth that mentally warped individuals with no consciences occasionally target pregnant women for their babies. What did surprise me Read More

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Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them? Featured Food Science and Nature 

Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them?

North America (Ensia) – After decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty aims to bring genetically engineered salmon to U.S. and Canadian markets next year. On a hill above the cold waters around Prince Edward Island, technicians painstakingly create fertilized Atlantic salmon eggs that include growth-enhancing DNA from two other fish species. The eggs will be shipped to tanks in the high rainforest of Panama, where they will produce fish that mature far more quickly than normal farmed salmon. More than 20 years after first seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, AquaBounty Technologies of Maynard, Massachusetts, plans Read More

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Canada Plans To Legalize Cannabis In 2018 Featured Health Politics Science and Nature 

Canada Plans To Legalize Cannabis In 2018

World (Sputnik) – The Canadian government has introduced a bill that would make the country the first in North America to legalize marijuana and other cannabis products for recreational purposes. The proposal has the popular support of a majority of Canadians. However, the Canadian Psychiatric Association has expressed some concerns. After long promising on the campaign trail to legalize recreational marijuana, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced plans to do so. Cannabis had already been legal in Canada for limited medical use since 2001. The Trudeau government is proposing allowing for the legal trade of the drug for recreational use as well from the age of 18. A federal government task Read More

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