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Health at any cost?

As Gilead Sciences unveils a $1,000/day twelve-week treatment for Hepatitis C, that's 84 grand for anybody who's struggling ...

STORY URL: At $84,000 Gilead Hepatitis C Drug Sets Off Payer Revolt
As Gilead Sciences Inc. touted its $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C cure to investors in a hotel ballroom in San Francisco, a group of about 20 protesters milled outside. “Gilead=Greed,” one sign read.

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WEF 2014: Building resilient agriculture for food security

2013 saw hail hit several European countries. And the year before, there were severe droughts in the US, Russia and ...

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Music as therapy

As a student occupational therapist , I am learning the impact occupation can have on health. I think this video is ...

STORY URL: Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era
Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

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Exporting the elderly

I've just read the attached BBC article about a Swiss woman, Sybille, who opted to send her Alzheimer's-stricken mother to ...

STORY URL: Exporting Gran to care homes abroad
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25438325

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The next generation of (urban) farmers

A while back I posted about an organization called NY Sun Works which provides New York students an opportunity to ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works: The Greenhouse Project
http://nysunworks.org/thegreenhouseproject

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Medical advancement can mean living longer with disability

Nowadays, many people are living longer with better health. But did you know that medical advances can also lead to ...

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Interesting article on how "Big Data" is changing farming

...is data key to ensuring global food security?

STORY URL: On America's Farms, Data Is the New Cash Crop
Today's farmers are using all of the technology at their disposal to increase yields, critical if we hope to feed a rapidly growing population.

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What if we never run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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We are cheap - at least with food!

Today is Word Food day and the slogan is "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition". Currently we have ...

STORY URL: Cheap food is an addiction we must break
Tobias Jones: It's easy to make Tesco a pantomime villain, but shoppers and farmers must share the blame

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Happy world food day!

Happy world food day! Today we celebrate global food production, but maybe "celebration" is the wrong word. The world food ...

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Outliving our ancestors....

I was personally delighted to see Funding Longer Lives as one of the key themes for our upcoming Open Minds ...

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Is it really worth living longer?

According to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 38.2% of Europeans or 165 million people suffered from a ...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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