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Yes, it's rhino horn. This season's gift to impress in elite social circles.
Not only is the horn believed to have medicinal properties, but now it is also a symbol of social status.The majority of consumers are wealthy influential people in Vietnamese society.
In a recent anonymous survey conducted, researchers discovered the primary reason for use is in how it makes the people feel; more psychological than anything physical.
Monsanto’s about to celebrate their biggest coup ever, but we’ve got until the weekend to stop them.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a huge, ultra-secret deal among twelve major countries that would give corporations unprecedented power -- allowing them to use new global tribunals to sue our governments for passing laws that protect us, but reduce their profits! This could apply to everything from labeling GMO foods to protecting internet freedom.
At the Texan academic publisher Landes Bioscience, Nilsy Desaint and Mariana Varbanova tell us about ways to learn how people in Europe feel about genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) crops.
You can read the abstract of their report here and if you want the whole text, you can buy it. I didn't buy it but from the abstract, I see that they find polling for opinions about GM to be a misleading 'blunt instrument'.