World’s Largest Marine Park Declared in Antarctica

About 600,000 square miles of sea in the Antarctic will be protected from commercial fishing for the next 35 years, thanks to a special U.N. commission.


USDA Approves 2 New Types of GMO Potatoes

The USDA has approved 2 new GMO potatoes. If the FDA and EPA give them the all-clear in January, they could reach the market by spring.


Most Top Retailers Sell Food Produced with Bee-Killing Pesticides

U.S. food retailers aren’t doing a good job of keeping up with Americans’ increasing demand for organic food and elimination of pesticides in crops.


Nuclear Reactor in Norway Leaks Radioactive Iodine

Nuclear regulatory experts say no radiation has been detection outside of a research facility where a radioactive iodine leak occurred October 24.


World’s Top Medical-Ethics Body Just Installed a Corrupt President

AnIndian urologist has been inaugurated as president of a worldwide medical-ethics group, even as he faces corruption and conspiracy charges.


A Scientific First: Lab-Grown Eggs Produce Healthy Mice

The birth of baby mice made from eggs grown in a lab is sparking ethical debates over whether the technique should be used for humans by fertility clinics.


Seriously? Coca-Cola and Pepsi Fund 96 U.S. Health Groups

A new investigation shows that Coca-Cola and PepsiCo gave money to 96 public health groups from 2011-2015. Conflict of interest?


The DEA Will Slash Opioid Production 25% in 2017

The DEA has ordered drug companies to produce fewer opioids in 2017, due to the opioid addiction crisis and a decreasing demand for the drugs.


Thousands of U.S. Deaths from Superbugs go Unreported

Poor training, impatience, and fear of malpractice suits keeps many doctors from reporting superbug deaths to the CDC. Yes, this is a problem.


Activists Urge Congress to Require Schools to Test for Toxic PCBs

Activists are urging Congress to require schools to test PCB levels following a Harvard study showing that up to 26,000 schools contain toxic levels.


DEA Decides NOT to Ban Kratom … For Now

On October 12, the DEA announced it would not ban kratom, an herb used as a natural medicine. Public comment on the ban will be open until December 1.


Antitobacco Groups Sue FDA over Cigarette Warning Delays

Antitobacco groups have filed a lawsuit against the FDA, which had vowed to put graphic warnings on cigarette packs by June 2011.


Here’s Why Labels are Going on Marijuana Edibles in Colorado

Both marijuana edibles and their packaging must now be labeled with “THC” in Colorado to make them look distinctive. Here is why.


First Time Ever: U.S. Adds Bees to Endangered Species List

In a first for the U.S., 7 species of bees native to Hawaii have been granted protection under the Endangered Species Act.


CDC Issues 2 Major Zika Advisories for Men and Women

On September 30, the CDC issued fresh warnings for men and women regarding transmission of the Zika virus. Here is the scoop.


Toxic Air Affects 90% of World’s Population, According to WHO

Air pollution is responsible for 11% of deaths worldwide. Air pollution is much worse in poorer countries than in developed, wealthier ones.


Shock: Sugary Cereal Considered “Healthy,” While Avocados are “Unhealthy”

The FDA is seeking public comment on what the definition of “healthy” should be as it applies to foods. Current standards may surprise you.