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First, the Bad News

tq Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:42 PM
Carbs, in general, are what the brain uses for energy, which explains why you would make such a foolish statement. In fact, carbs, in general, are the fuel that your body burns. If you are eating a carb-free diet (good luck accomplishing *that* particular feat) your body will convert the lowest calorie component of your food and your body to carbs for fuel, that would be protein and muscle. Carb starving leaves you feeling tired and hungry all the time.
We in the media rarely lie to you.

But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context.

That's where most big scare stories come from, like recent headlines about GM foods. GM means "genetically modified," which means scientists add genes, altering the plant's DNA, in this case to make the crop resistant to pests.

Last week, Poland joined seven other European countries in banning cultivation of GM foods.

The politicians acted because headlines screamed about how GM foods caused huge tumors in rats. The pictures of the rats are scary. Some have tumors the size of tennis...