This Hospital Will Do Anything to Avoid Prescribing Opioids

A New Jersey hospital has started a program which attempts to treat patients’ pain in every way possible before turning to opioids, and it’s working.


Monsanto has Been Overcharging and Swindling Indian Farmers for Far too Long

Companies like Monsanto, along with Indian associates such as Mahyco, have been exploiting farmers in the South India state by charging fees on seeds farmers don’t own patents for.


FDA Takes Action Against ‘Bogus Stem Cell Clinics’

So-called “stem cell clinics” offer expensive and useless products and procedures that can maim and kill patients, but the FDA is cracking down.


Campbell to Remove BPA Chemical from Canned Foods by 2017

3 major companies announced they will remove BPA from their canned products following a report showing the number of food products containing the chemical.


Scientists Discovered a New Bacteria that Causes Lyme Disease

A second type of bacteria that causes Lyme disease has been discovered which causes more, scarier symptoms than the first type.


Mold May be Lurking in Your Child’s Sippy Cup

Many parents have been cracking open Tommee Tippee sippy cup spouts to find black mold flourishing inside of them.


Monsanto Pushes for Bt Cotton in Kenya with Dismal Track Record Elsewhere

Monsanto’s Kenya Ltd., a subsidiary of the larger company, is trying to push another GM Bt cotton strain into Africa, even with its poor track record elsewhere.


Groups File Lawsuit to Block FDA’s Approval of GM Salmon

A lawsuit filed last week challenges the FDA’s authority to approve GM salmon under the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


Terminix Will Pay $10 Million To Family Sickened By Pesticide

Terminix has agreed to pay $10 million after it sickened a family by spraying a pesticide containing a chemical banned in 1984.


Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Senate in This Eastern U.S. State

The Pennsylvania House has voted to legalize medical marijuana. After ratifying House changes, the state Senate is expected to pass the bill.


Hillary Clinton Remains Silent on GMO Labeling Issue

Hillary Clinton still hasn’t stated her stance on GMO labeling. Bernie Sanders is the only 2016 presidential candidate to call for mandatory labeling.


Major UK Store Will No Longer Sell Monsanto’s Roundup

UK stores Waitrose and toom Baumarkt have stopped selling glyphosate-based Roundup. A petition is available to persuade U.S. stores to follow suit.


Purple Bread is Being Hailed as the First Baked Superfood

A scientist in Singapore has created a purple, antioxidant-rich bread with the same smooth texture of white bread, but it is digested more slowly.


Ready for Canola Oil Sprayed with Not One But TWO Herbicides?

Biotech giant Bayer Cropscience is registering a new GM canola plant that will be tolerant to both glufosinate and glyphosate.


Another Win! Kellogg’s and Mars to Label GMOs Nationwide

To comply with Vermont’s GMO labeling initiative, Kellogg’s and Mars have announced that they will be labeling their products if they contain genetically modified ingredients.


First Russia Bans GMOs, Now a Junk Food Tax Could be Next

California is rolling out its soda tax again, while Russia may add soda, potato chips and palm oil to their excise tax list. Both cite health concerns.


Why Have Drug Shortages Ballooned by 400% in ER’s Since 2001?

New study detailing drug shortages in ERs shows drug companies won’t produce even the most vital drugs if they can’t make a big profit from them.