A Proposed Trial of GMO Mosquitoes Divided Voters in Florida

Two communities in the Florida Keys voted on whether to allow a trial of GMO mosquitoes in the area. The split vote could delay the trial for months.


Citizens in These 3 US States Took Action on Water Fluoridation Bans

More communities are stopping their drinking water from being fluoridated, and a handful of U.S. towns went to the polls on Nov. 8 to voice their opinions.


More California Residents Vote to Ban GMOs

Voters in Sonoma County have likely banned GMOs; official results are due in December 2016. Five other California counties have already banned GE crops


November 8: The Biggest Day for Marijuana Legalization Since 2012

On election day 2016, 4 states legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 4 others passed referenda on cannabis for medical purposes.


Good News: Smoking Rates Have Declined Rapidly in the U.S.

Smoking causes 40% of all cancer diagnoses, but the good new is that smoking rates are dropping, and they’re about 1/3 of what they were in 1965.


A New Antibiotic is Nearing Approval, but Major Concerns Linger

A panel is recommended that the FDA approve a new experimental antibiotic, but deep concerns remain over the drug’s potential to cause serious liver injury.


Mom Treats Daughter with Marijuana, Loses Custody of Her 2 Kids

An Idaho mom who gave her young daughter marijuana-infused butter to soothe her seizures lost custody of her 2 kids and faces a misdemenanor charge.


Deceptive Pesticide Ads Land Bayer in Hot Water

Bayer CropScience must pay a fine to the state of Massachusetts and stop making deceptive claims about some of its neonicotinoid pesticides.


Nestle Seeks More Groundwater to Expand Michigan Plant

Nestle has been granted preliminary approval to increase pumping from 150 to 400 gallons-per-minute at 1 of its Michigan plants.


Legal Marijuana Created 18,000 New Jobs in Colorado Last Year

In Colorado, legal marijuana brought over 18,000 new jobs and more than $1 billion in retail sales to the state in 2015.


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?