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.


Organic Lunchables are a Thing Now, But Don’t Call Them “Healthy”

Organic Lunchables will go on sale in August 2017, but these are not at all what you would call “health-food” kits. They’re still very much processed foods.


NHS England to Ban Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine to Save Money

NHS England, the service known for doling out millions of dollars worth of needless antibiotics, is banning homeopathy and herbal remedies to save money.


A “Coffee Nap” Could Help You Have The Most Amazing Snooze Ever

There is some evidence that drinking a cup of coffee and immediately napping for 30 minutes can make you extra-alert when you wake up.


Tai Chi Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Beat Insomnia, Depression

Tai chi is comparable to cognitive behavioral therapy for treating breast cancer survivors for insomnia and depression, a study shows.


Study Shows Why It Is So Important to Maintain a Steady Weight

Research shows that even modest weight gain can set a person up for heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health problems.


California Will Get Swamped by Millions of Mosquito-Killing … Mosquitoes

20 million sterile male mosquitoes are being unleashed in Southern California to eradicate diseases, but it doesn’t come without serious risks.