Sad News: USDA Dumps Plans to Test Foods for Glyphosate Herbicide

The USDA has quietly scrapped plans to start testing food for glyphosate, the primary component of the Monsanto-made herbicide RoundUp.


Key Report: Hundreds of Native Bee Species Buzzing Toward Extinction

A comprehensive review of more than 4,000 native bee species warns that many species are on the brink of extinction due to pesticide use and other factors.


This County Cut Sugary Drink Sales by 20% Without a Soda Tax

Howard County, Maryland cut soda and fruit sales by 20 and 15 percent, respectively, between January 2013 and December 2015 WITHOUT levying a soda tax.


EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Glyphosate-Cancer Link

Newly unsealed documents show an EPA official may have helped kill a study linking glyphosate to cancer.


Italian Farmers Turn to Cannabis to Fight Soil Contamination

Farmers in a region of Italy have a unique use for cannabis. It seems that the low-THC hemp helps decontaminate polluted soil. Here is how.


U.K. Doctors Granted License to Create 3-Parent GM Babies

Doctors in the U.K. have received the first license to create genetically modified, three-parent babies to make them immune to mitochondrial diseases.


GOP Bill Could Let Employers Access Your Genetic and Health Info

A GOP bill in Congress would give employers the right to demand employees’ personal health and genetic information. Resist and suffer penalties.


Don’t Forget About the 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Most Pesticide-Tainted Produce

The Environmental Working Group has released its annual report on the types of produce contaminated with the most pesticides and pesticide residues.


Ray Kurzweil Predicts Humans Will Merge with Computers by 2029

Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, predicts that humans will have computers implanted in their brains by the year 2029.


Trump’s Pick for FDA Chief Has Drug and Biotech Industry Ties

President Trump’s pick for head of the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, receiving big bucks from drug makers.


Marijuana Strain Recalled in Oregon over High Pesticide Levels

The state of Oregon issued its first-ever marijuana recall after a strain called Blue Magoo was found to have high levels of pesticides.


The United Nations Says It Will Monitor the Fentanyl Market

The UN will add two chemicals used to make fentanyl to an international list that makes it easier to track suspicious orders and transactions.


Subway Sues TV Network over Report that its Chicken is 50% Soy

Subway is fighting back with a lawsuit against a Canadian broadcaster’s claims that its chicken products contain about 50 percent soy filler.


Maryland House Overwhelmingly Votes to Ban Fracking

A majority of members of Maryland’s House of Delegates voted to ban fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in the state. The bill now moves to the Senate.


California Desert “Superbloom” is Rare and Beautiful

A superbloom (profusion) of wildflowers has occurred in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and will be visible until late March 2017.


This is how Colorado is Trying to Protect its Marijuana Industry

A bill being considered in Colorado would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify recreational weed as medical in case of a federal crackdown.


Teen Live-Streams Suicide After Doubling Antidepressant Dose

A doctor recently doubled the dose of a dangerous antidepressant Naikin Venant, 14, was taking when she live-streamed her suicide in January.