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Stanton Peele – How Placebos Prove That People Conquer Addiction With Their Minds

Americans are dead set on finding a magic-bullet solution for addiction. And the leading experts in the field, including pharmacologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists—adding their voices to the 12-step movement—are all clamoring to be recognized as the true messiahs leading us to this promised land. But the new magic bullets are no better than the old AA one. To demonstrate …

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Lydia Mulvany – India cuts Monsanto modified cotton-seed royalty fees by 70%

* Government makes move despite opposition from Monsanto venture * Venture had said it would ‘reevaluate’ position in India India cut royalties for genetically-modified cotton seeds, defying Monsanto Co., which has said such a move would cause it to reevaluate its business in the country, the largest grower of the fiber. The agriculture ministry said Tuesday that so-called trait royalties …