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.


Judge Rules General Mills Can Label Nature Valley Granola Bars “Natural”

A judge dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of 3 nonprofit groups against General Mills over its labeling of Nature Valley granola bars as “natural.”


NHS England to Ban Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine to Save Money

NHS England, the service known for doling out millions of dollars worth of needless antibiotics, is banning homeopathy and herbal remedies to save money.


In Case You Missed It: EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto’s RNAi Genetic Engineering Technology

The EPA quietly approved Monsanto’s new RNAi GMO technology designed to kill western corn rootworms, which have become resistant to Bt toxins.


Senate Appropriations Committee OKs Medical Marijuana for Vets

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would allow VA doctors to recommend and prescribe medical marijuana for veterans.


Panel: The FDA Desperately Needs to Review its Approach to Opioids

A panel of experts has released a comprehensive report detailing the ways in which the FDA should consider going about tackling the nation’s opioid crisis.


Chemicals Banned in Kids’ Toys Found in Mac and Cheese

Phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals prohibited in toys, have been discovered in mac and cheese samples at concerning levels.


Complaints About Crop Damage Spur Temporary Ban on Dicamba in 2 States

Arkansas and Missouri have placed a temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba, an herbicide linked to massive crop damage in both states.


It’s Official: California Lists Monsanto’s Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Glyphosate is now officially listed as a carcinogenic substance in California, under the state’s Proposition 65 law. RoundUp will soon have a warning label.


Migrant Workers File Class-Action Against Monsanto over Labor Standards

A class-action lawsuit alleges that the agrochemical company Monsanto does not fair migrant workers minimum wage, and misrepresents the way it pays workers.


Attorney Sues Florida over Ban on Smoking Medical Marijuana

A Florida lawyer is suing the state for not allowing some people with debilitating conditions to smoke cannabis under its medical marijuana law.


Think You’ve Seen Everything? How About Snortable Chocolate?

For a burning sensation in your nostrils, potential heart problems, and a chocolaty gum stuck in your nose, you can snort chocolate for an energy rush.


Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Nevada, and the Lines Are LONG

The sale of recreational marijuana became legal in Nevada at the stroke of midnight on 1 July 2017. Hundreds of people lined up at dispensaries.


Jeff Sessions Wants to Crack Down on Medical Marijuana Users

In a letter, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Congress to allow him to undo federal medical marijuana protections.