“Seductively” Labeling Vegetables Makes People Eat More of Them

If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables, researchers have a suggestion for you: make them sound more “seductive.”


Study: Nearly 40% of Canned Goods Still Contain Gender-Bending BPA Chemical

Supermarkets and dollar stores are still selling canned foods containing the endocrine-disrupting chemical, BPA, including Kroger’s and Albertson’s.


Monsanto Emails Raise More Questions About Collusion and Roundup Safety

A fresh batch of Monsanto documents raise more questions about whether or not the company suppressed information showing Roundup causes cancer.


Survey: 42% of People Replaced Pharmaceuticals with Marijuana Compounds

The largest survey to date on cannabidiol (CBD) use shows nearly half of respondents were able to replace traditional treatments with the cannabis product.


Fewer Dying from 3 of the 5 Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.

Between 2010-2014, fewer people died from 3 of the 5 leading causes of death in the U.S. – cancer, stroke, and heart disease.


WHO Ranks Antibiotics to Fight Life-Threatening Antibiotic Resistance

The World Health Organization has made the biggest changes in 40 years to its Essential Medicines List in an effort to tackle drug resistance.


Blowing out Birthday Candles = 1400% More Bacteria. Yum!

Clemson University researchers have discovered that blowing out birthday candles increases the bacterial contamination on a cake by 1,400%.


Scientists Use CRISPR to Edit Human Embryos in U.S. for First Time

A team of scientists in Oregon have genetically modified human embryos for the first time in the United States using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool.


Perdue Farms Releases First Chicken Welfare Report, Says Improvements Being Made

In its first progress report, Perdue Farms says it has made great strides towards raising and producing its chickens more safely and more humanely.


15 Million Americans may be Drinking Water Contaminated with PFCs

About 15 million people in 27 states may have drinking water contaminated with perfluorochemicals that come from primarily industrial and military sites.


FDA Urged to Investigate Hazards of Chemical Phthalates in Food Packaging

In a letter to the FDA commissioner, Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the agency to launch a study into the consequences of using phthalates in food packaging.


Toxic Lead Lurking in Baby Food? What You Need to Know

A nonprofit group found that about 20% of the baby foods and fruit juices they tested contained detectable levels of lead. There is no “safe” level of lead.


200 Scientists Want Tougher Limits on Chemicals in Personal Care Products

A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals are calling on the FDA to tightly restrict the production and use of triclosan and triclocarban.


Vitamin C Infusions Could Be Essential for Treatment of Sepsi

Studies show that injected vitamin C infusions could be an essential part of treatment for sepsis, viral pneumonia, and a wide range of infections.


Your “Organic” Milk may be Produced with Non-Organic Ingredients

Horizon’s DHA organic milk contains oil made from algae that is fed corn syrup, yet it has the USDA Organic seal. Can it really be considered “organic”?


Judge Rules General Mills Can Label Nature Valley Granola Bars “Natural”

A judge dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of 3 nonprofit groups against General Mills over its labeling of Nature Valley granola bars as “natural.”


Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Found to Contain Traces of Glyphosate

The Organic Consumers Association says out of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream have tested positive for low level traces of the herbicide glyphosate.