Study: Teen Pot Dependency DOWN Despite Looser Marijuana Laws

Despite looser marijuana laws, FEWER kids are dependent on marijuana, or struggling with school or relationships, according to a new study.


Are These GMO Meatless Burgers Safe to Eat? The FDA Isn’t Sure

The FDA would not certify all of the ingredients in the Impossible Burger GRAS (generally recognized as safe) but Impossible Foods launched it anyway.


The Opioid Crisis Deemed a National Emergency: So What Happens Now?

The Trump administration has declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. What does that mean, and is there any reason for concern?


CPSC Issues Fidget Spinner Safety Guidance for Buyers, Businesses

Fidget spinners have become a huge trend in toys, but they can be dangerous to children of all ages, prompting the CPSC to issue a fidget spinner guidance.


Sad: Humans Have Created 9 Billion Tons of Plastic in 67 Years

Humans have produced 9 billion tons of plastic since 1950, and our inability to cope with the waste on land and in the ocean puts the environment in peril.


A Sad 1st in America: Heroin Overdoses Outpace Gun Homicides

A year-end repor shows that heroin overdoses outpace gun homicides for the first time in the U.S. Heroin deaths outpaced deaths from traditional opioids.


Costa Rica Aims To Ban All Single-Use Plastics By 2021

Costa Rica wants to become the first country in the world to ban all single-use plastics, with a goal of phasing them out by 2021.


Investigation Brews over Insecticide-Tainted Eggs Distributed Throughout U.K.

Eggs contaminated with an insecticide were shipped to the UK and the EU from Belgium, and regulators sat on the information for nearly a month.


Commission to Trump: Declare National Emergency over Opioid Epidemic

President Trump’s opioid commission is recommending that Trump issue a national state of emergency over the opioid epidemic.


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.


NFL Extends Offer to Work With Union to Study Medical Marijuana

In an letter to the NFL players union, the NFL offered to team up to study medical marijuana as a treatment for both acute and chronic pain in players.


Did an EPA Official Collude with Monsanto by Tilting Research?

The EPA’s inspector general is investigating allegations that a former EPA official colluded with Monsanto to hide evidence that glyphosate causes cancer.


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.


After 80-Year Ban, Pennsylvania Welcomes Benefits of Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is being planted in Pennsylvania for the first time in 80 years, and could be a chemical-free way to kill weeds and scrub the soil.


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.


In Case You Missed It: FDA is Testing Food for Glyphosate Amid Public Concern

The FDA quietly started testing for glyphosate residues in foods again after getting flak for testing for less-used herbicides.


Group of Senators Push for Ban of the Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

A group of Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would ban agricultural use of the neurotoxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos.