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By Joe Schwarcz, Author, USASEF Expo Performer, AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker & Director, McGill University Office for Science and Society – Montreal, QC, Canada Thanks to chemical ingenuity we lead a colourful life. Synthetic dyes have served up a feast for the eyes but they may leave us starving for good health. Our…

CALORIE COUNTS AREN’T TELLING THE FULL STORY By Joe Schwarcz, Freelance July 30, 2011 There are undoubtedly all sorts of terrorists out there hatching intricate plans aimed at destroying the western world. They needn’t bother. All they have to do is wait and westerners will eat themselves into oblivion. The average western diet, with the…