EWG Releases 2016 “Dirty Dozen” List of Pesticide-Laden Produce

The Environmental Working Group just published the 2016 “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and veggies with the highest levels of pesticide residues.


Study: Monsanto’s PCBs Causing ‘Severe Impact’ on Whales and Dolphins

A recently-released study says that PCB contamination of dolphin and whale habitats have caused entire populations to vanish. Extinction may be coming.


Pest-Control Giant to Phase out Use of Bee-Killing Chemicals by 2021

Pest-control company Ortho plans to phase out the use of neonicotinoid-pesticides by 2021 in order to protect the world’s pollinators.


New Scientific Discovery Could Make it Easier to Diagnose, Treat Autism

Researchers at Harvard and MIT have discovered a link that could make it easier to diagnose and treat autism.


EPA: 97% of Endangered Species Threatened by 2 Pesticides

An EPA analysis pinpoints the effects of just 3 pesticides on 97% of all the animals on endangered- and threatened-species lists nationwide.


High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Popular Chocolate Brands

Fifty different cocoa samples were obtained and analyzed by an independent lab. More than half contained high levels of lead and cadmium.


US Pork Producers Develop 3-Point Plan to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

The US National Pork Board will implement guidelines January 1, 2017 that aimed at reducing antimicrobial resistance.


Glyphosate Found in 100% of California Wines Tested

Trace amounts of glyphosate herbicide have been found in 100% of California wines tested and 14 brands of beer in Germany.


Study: Some Bed Bugs 1000x more Resistant to Common Pesticides

Recent research found that bed bugs across the U.S. had dramatic levels of immunity against regular doses of pesticide chemicals used worldwide.


Due to High Arsenc Levels, FDA Warns Parents to Avoid Infant Rice Cereal

The FDA released a draft guidance on Friday that would limit inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, a primary source of arsenic exposure in babies.


Unlabeled Wood Pulp in Cheese Triggers Gov’t and Consumer Lawsuit

The government is starting to take the mislabeling of cheese products containing a filler made with wood pulp seriously, as consumers, too, fight back.


Stop the Antibiotics on Animals – Petition to McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, KFC

Overuse of antibiotics in meat-source animals for fast food restaurants (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, KFC, Subway, etc.) causes resistant diseases.


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.


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.