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Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe, FDA Says

FDA declares gene-modified apples and potatoes safe, the evolutionary reason men like curves and more.

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Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe, FDA Says

FDA declares gene-modified apples and potatoes safe, the evolutionary reason men like curves and more.

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Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe, FDA Says

Per WebMD: "A number of new varieties of genetically modified apples and potatoes are safe to eat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency said it evaluated two varieties of genetically modified apples from Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc. in Canada and six varieties of genetically modified potatoes from J.R. Simplot Co. in Idaho." For the full story, click here.

Industry makes $7,000 for each tobacco death – campaigners

Per Reuters: "The tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each of the more than 6 million people who die each year from smoking-related illness, the health campaign group World Lung Foundation (WLF) said on Thursday. Last year, more than 5.8 trillion cigarettes were smoked, similar to 2013, as rising tobacco use in China counters declines in other countries, according to a report on Thursday led by WLF." For the full story, click here.

The evolutionary reason to why guys like curves

Per USA Today: "A new study finds that there's an evolutionary reason men prefer women with a 'theoretically optimal angle of lumbar curvature.' Another way of putting it? Even prehistoric guys probably liked a gal with a curvy backside. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin ran a two-part study, published in Evolution and Human Behavior: In the first part, men rated the attractiveness of manipulated images of spinal curves; most best liked a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks. In the second part, men were shown pictures of women with different buttock sizes—and they still most preferred the ones whose spinal curvature was closest to the ideal, meaning it's the lumbar curvature they like, not just 'big butts,' researchers say in a press release. But 'men may be directing their attention to the butt and obtaining information about women's spines, even if they are unaware that that is what their minds are doing," the lead researcher explains, per Medical Daily.'" For the full story, click here.