Outrage: Nestlé Buys Drought-Stricken Town’s Water Supply

People around the world are furious over Nestle’s latest escapade: buying a drought-stricken town’s water supply.


Marijuana-Based Drug Nears Approval for Childhood Epilepsy

A marijuana-based childhood epilepsy drug has taken 1 step closer to approval after phase 3 clinical trial results kids had a 42% reduction in seizures.


Monsanto Gets the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops

Monsanto has licensed the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, which will allow the agritech giant to add and delete DNA from crops.


The FDA is Offering a Cash Prize for an App to Fight Opioid Overdoses

The FDA will host a contest that will allow programmers to submit a smartphone app designed to reduce opioid overdose deaths.


Progress: U.S. Attorney General Admits Pot is NOT a Gateway Drug

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted in a speech at a Kentucky high school that marijuana is NOT a gateway to harder drugs.


World Leaders Meet to Finally Address Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

The UN General Assembly formally approved a declaration aimed at helping world leaders tackle the humanity-threatening problem of antibiotic resistance.


Kratom to Be Banned in 1 Week – Many Find the Decision in Haste and Error

Kratom will be banned as a Schedule I substance this next week, though many are opposed. How can it be proven that it has medicinal benefits?


New Inhaler Developed to Protect Lungs Against Air Pollution

In the wake of toxic levels of pollution, scientists have developed over the counter inhalers to help protect lungs from the worst of it.


Doctors in Canada Get the Green Light to Prescribe Heroin

Doctors are now able to prescribe medical-grade heroin to severely addicted patients who haven’t been able to get clean via other methods.


France to Become First Country to Ban Disposable Plastic Cups and Plates

France is set to be the first country in the world to ban non-biodegradable plastic cutlery, but many companies are opposed.


215 Million Gallons of Radioactive Water Threaten Drinking Water in Florida

A sinkhole has been leaking radioactive water into Florida’s drinking supply, and the company responsible has concealed it for weeks.


Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in a 4th Person in the U.S.

A Connecticut toddler is carrying an antibiotic-resistant form of E. coli, making her the 4th person in the U.S. found to be harboring the superbug.


Genetically Modified Mustard Steps Closer to Approval in India

An assessment by India’s Environment Ministry shows thatGM mustard is nutritionally equal to standard mustard and poses no health or environmental threats.


Fentanyl Maker is Fighting Legal Marijuana in Arizona with Big Bucks

An embattled pharmaceutical company that manufactures fentanyl donated $500,000 to stop marijuana from being legalized in Arizona.


U.K. Pledges to Phase out Microbeads in Cosmetics by the End of 2017

The U.K. government announced on September 3 that it would require cosmetics companies to phase out microplastics in their products by the end of 2017.


Denver may Allow Marijuana Use in Cafes, Concerts, Yoga Studios

In November, residents of Denver, Colorado, will vote on whether marijuana consumption should be permitted in some indoor venues.


Why Did the FDA Recently Ban 19 Chemicals Found in Antibacterial Soaps?

The FDA has given companies a year to remove 19 antibacterial chemicals from hand soaps and body washes, including triclosan, a potential hormone disruptor.