Outraged Senator to Block FDA Commissioner Over Questionable GM Salmon

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will block Dr. Robert Califf’s candidacy as the new commissioner of the FDA because he fails to see dangers of approved GM salmon.


Police Dept. Calls Out Big Pharma, Helps Drug Addicts Instead of Jailing

Instead of locking up drug addicts, Gloucester, MA police department is helping addicts with rehabilitation while calling out Big Pharma.


USDA Punishes Prominent Researcher for Whistleblowing, Conducting Honest Research

A top federal bee scientist is being punished by the USDA for publicizing ‘honest work’ on pesticides and pollinators, though a judge ruled in his favor.


Are New Dietary Guidelines Based on Science or Politics?

Are the new dietary guidelines based on science, or are they based more on politics and the almighty dollar?


Agricultural Secretary Vilsack to Hold ‘Secret Meeting’ with Biotech

USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has announced a closed-door, invitation-only meeting to continue the bidding of the biotech industry.


Huge: Berkeley, CA Joins in Suing Monsanto for Toxic PCB Chemical Pollution

The city of Berkeley, California has decided to hold Monsanto legally liable for polluting the land and water with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).


FTC Says Lumosity “Brain Training” Games Not Backed by Science

Millions of People use Lumosity to strengthen their brains, but the FTC alleges that none of its maker’s claims can be backed by science.


22,000 Nurses Refuse *Mandatory* Vaccinations

There are more than 22,000 nurses, part of Nurses against Mandatory Vaccines (NAMV), who are refusing mandatory vaccines.


Ruling Protects Organic Farmers, ‘GM-Free’ Zones in Jackson County, Oregon

After some back-and-forth concerning GMO farming, a ruling was made that is a win for farmers growing non-GM crops in Jackson County, Oregon.


Agrichemical Companies Dow and DuPont to Merge, then Split into 3 Mega Companies

Dow Chemical and DuPont are to merge under a $130 billion deal, only to split into 3 independently-traded companies.


Monsanto is Sinking: 3,600 Job Cuts as Corn, Roundup Sales Plummet

Biotech giant Monsanto has revealed that it will be cutting a total of 3,600 jobs due to restructuring and falling sales of its herbicide chemicals.


Switzerland Fed Council Extends GM Moratorium Until 2021

In December, 2015, the Swiss Federal Council decided to extend the country’s moratorium on the cultivation of GM seed until at least 2021.


FDA to Approve Cannabis-Based Pharmaceutical for Multiple Health Conditions

GW Pharmaceuticals is expected to be given a green light for a cannabidiol drug (marijuana-based medicine) which shows promise in treating epilepsy.


Pharmaceutical Company Misleads Consumers, Caught in Painkiller Scam

Drug giant Reckitt Benckiser has been ordered by the Australian Federal Court to pull its so-called “targeted” ibuprofen products off the shelves.


China’s Silence Over GMOs Sends Biotech Company to U.S.

Origin Agritech was planning on launching China’s first seed company on its home turf, but will test its seed technology in the US instead.


Bill Provision PROTECTS State Medical Marijuana Laws and Cannabis Research

The $1.1 trillion spending bill blocks the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Agency from targeting state medical marijuana laws or hemp projects.


Chinese Firm says “No” to Cloning Humans, but “Yes” to Cloning Beef Cattle

Chinese biotech company Boyalife Group rejects human cloning for now, but will start cloning 100,000 beef cattle embryos when its facility opens.