New Orleans Begins Decriminalization of Pot Possession

New Orleans’ efforts to reduce penalties for pot possession may spur the state of Louisiana to abandon its strict laws.


Boulder County in Colorado to Phase Out GMO Crops

Boulder County, Colorado, officials have asked an advisory committee to submit a draft plan to phase out GMO crop growing on county-owned lands.


New Zealand Faces ‘Catastrophic’ Marijuana Shortage

Pot is in short supply in New Zealand and prices are up following its growing popularity and a large police seizure of plants.


Deleting a Gene Stops Mice From Overeating – Are Humans Next?

By deleting a gene in certain nerve cells, scientists have discovered they can stop mice from overeating. Someday, it could be used to do the same in humans.


General Mills to Label ALL Products with GMOs, Thanks to Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

Thanks to the GMO labeling law in Vermont, major GMO labeling opponent General Mills announced that it will label its products containing genetically modified ingredients.


Global Glyphosate Herbicide Market IS Driven by Genetically Modified Crops

Transparency Market Research forecasts an increase in the global glyphosate market due to increased cultivation of genetically modified crops.


This Simple Activity Offers Surprising Health Benefits

Knitting yields beautiful products and reduces stress, pain, anorexia nervosa, and depression even as it heightens memory and fine motor skills.


Wendy’s Shifts Tomato Source to Mexico, Sparking Boycott of Hamburger Titan

Wendy’s employees see company’s sift of tomato sourcing to Mexico as breach of food ethics, calls for company boycott.


Key Report Outlines 27 Solutions to Reduce Food Waste and Save $100 Billion

A recently-released comprehensive report outlines 27 solutions for cutting food waste significantly, saving the country $100 billion.


Genetically Modified Mustard? Biotech Makes more Questionable Claims

The biotech industry’s claims that non-genetically modified mustard seed is inferior are based on purposefully skewed research data.


Could Smoking Increase Kids’ Risk for COPD Later in Life?

Growing up with a parent who parents who smoke may increase the risk for COPD in later life, especially if your mom was a heavy smoker and you smoke, too.


BIG News! Senate Refuses DARK Act, Protects Americans’ Right to Know

Big News! The Senate just made the right decision in voting AGAINST a food bill that would effectively ruin GMO labeling across the country and keep Americans in the dark about what they are eating. The bill, appropriately deemed the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know act), would halt states’ decisions to enact mandatory […]


Big Food Is Still Fighting Vermont’s GMO Labeling Bill

Big Food is using DARK acts H.R. 1599 and S. 2609 to try to stop implementation of Vermont’s GMO labeling law and to stop all states from mandating GMO labeling.


Major Supermarket to Eradicate Food Waste by 2017, Give Unsold Food to Charity

To help eradicate food waste, Tesco will work with 5,000 different charities in the UK in order to give all unsold food to those who need it most.


Indian Government Cuts Monsanto’s GM Seed Royalty Fees by 70%

India’s agricultural minister has confirmed 70% cuts in royalty fees and capped sales for Monsanto’s GM cotton seeds.


Major Hemp Bill Unanimously Moves Forward in Hawaii

A bill allowing private farmers to grow and sell industrial hemp, which has many renewable uses, has passed Hawaii’s House of Representatives.


2 North Texans Hospitalized After Using Synthetic Opioid

A synthetic opioid developed in the 1970s for research is emerging as a dangerous recreational drug, despite warnings that it’s not for human consumption.