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Chipotle Starts Labeling GMO Ingredients On Website Menu
The Huffington Post
Many consumers think of Chipotle Mexican Grill as a healthy place to eat — or at least a healthy alternative to other fast-food chains. The brand often promotes its commitment to naturally raised meats and local produce in a bid to distance itself from places like Taco Bell and McDonald's. But it turns out that even at Chipotle, you can't escape genetically modified organisms, which were developed in the '90s to increase farmers' productivity but have been dogged by criticism from some health advocates and environmentalists.
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ACAM NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


ACAM Welcomes Our Newest Members
ACAM
Each week ACAM welcomes new integrative practitioners to the organization. We're happy to introduce our newest members to you!

Kevin Hall, MD - Haskell, N.J.
Mark Conliffe - East Lansing, Mich.
David Borenstein, MD - New York City

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ACAM Welcomes the Following Member Renewals
ACAM
ACAM would like to recognize the following professionals who have decided to renew their membership.

Jehangir Rao, MD - Dearborn, Mich.
Ty Vincent, MD - Wasilla, Alaska
Richard Podkul, MD - Bloomfield, N.J.
Mark Stengler, NMD - Encinitas, Calif.
John Ghuneim, MD - Saline, Mich.
Kevin Wand, DO - Bloomington, Minn.
Tiffany Mitchell, NMD, BPCT - Peoria, Ariz.
Cynthia Browne, MD - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Robert Hanner, MBBS, BS, BPCT - Brighton, Austraila
Angel Fusaro, MD - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
July 12-14 Colorado Integrative Medicine Conference Estes Park, Colo.
July 13 AANMC Naturopathic Medicine Informational Forum Keystone, Colo.
July 13 CTCA Review 2013 Chicago
Nov. 20-24 Save the Date for the ACAM Fall Conference! TBD
Aug. 2-4 Scripps 30th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference San Diego, Calif.
Dec. 6-8 11th Annual Dr. Roizen's Preventive Care and Integrative Medicine Conference Focus on Inflammation Las Vegas, Nev.

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FOOD & NUTRITION


Official: Sale of Heel Homeopathic Medicine Could Resume Within a Month in Ukraine
Interfax-Ukraine
Sales of homeopathic medications made by Germany's Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH (Heel) in Ukraine that have been certified as genuine could resume within a month, Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Medicinal Products, Oleksiy Solovyov, said at a press conference on Tuesday in Kyiv.
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LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE CORNER


Lyme Disease Bill Passes Maine legislature, Heads to Governor's Desk
The Global Dispatch
A Lyme disease bill, which would require the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to link to alternative treatments for the bacterial disease, passed both houses of the Maine legislature last week and now goes to the desk of Gov. Paul LePage. The bill, LD 597, directs the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to include on its publicly accessible website information about different alternatives for the treatment of Lyme disease.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


Japan Calls for More GMO Info Before Lifting US Wheat Ban
Bakeryandsnacks.com
Japan will not lift its ban on US Western White wheat imports until the American government provides detailed information on the extent of unauthorized genetically modified wheat found in Oregon, a government official says.
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Washington Voters to Decide on GMO-labeling Initiative
KPLU-AM
Washington voters will decide on the fate of an initiative that would require labeling of genetically-modified food products. Initiative 522 would require food products to bear a label informing the consumer if they contain any genetically-modified organisms, or GMOs. The public signature-gathering campaign for the bill was successful, and while it allowed the Washington state Legislature an opportunity to decide its fate, its language mandated that if lawmakers took no action, the initiative would automatically to a public vote in November.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Colon Cancer Screening Tied to Better Outcomes
Reuters
People who are diagnosed with colon cancer after routine colonoscopies tend to have better outcomes and less advanced cancers than people diagnosed based on symptoms, says a new study. Those who were diagnosed with colon cancer as a result of symptoms were three times more likely to die during the study than the patients diagnosed after colonoscopy screenings, researchers found.
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Serial MRI Helps Manage Iron Overload
Medpage Today
A series of MRI exams over time is central to early identification and treatment of cardiac iron overload in patients with beta-thalassemia major, according to a consensus statement from the American Heart Association. Beta-thalassemia major is a genetic condition that is particularly life-threatening in a child's first few years. Life-long blood transfusions are required, as is iron chelation treatment to prevent or reverse iron overload, according to the statement, published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
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