Coming in July 2018: These Changes on Food Nutrition Labels

American citizens scored a big win on Friday when the FDA announced that food companies must overhaul nutrition labels by July 2018.


Farmers Sue Monsanto over Allegations of Cancer

Four Nebraska farmers are now suing the agricultural giant Monsanto because they believe the herbicide Roundup has caused them to develop cancer.


House Passes Bill Overhauling Chemical Safety Standards

It will take some time, but if a new bill is signed into law, 64,000 chemicals that were previously unregulated will be reviewed by the EPA.


Is a Soda Tax the Solution to Reducing Sugar-Consumption Worldwide?

Health experts in Australia say that the country should follow the UK in introducing a tax on sugary soft drinks. Is a soda tax the solution to reducing sugar consumption?


DOJ Drops Prosecution of Biggest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in US

The Justice Department gave up a 4-year effort to shut down the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary last week.


Australia to Release Herpes Virus to Kill off Invasive Carp

Thousands of tons of European carp have invaded the beaches of Australia’s Murray River, and now the government plans to kill 95% of them with herpes.


Zika Virus is ‘Scarier than the CDC Initially Thought’

The CDC said Monday that the Zika virus is scarier than they first realized, linking brain and spinal cord inflammation and infections to the mosquito-borne disease.


Physician Group Supports Federal Decriminalization, Regulation of Marijuana

A group of doctors and academics are calling on the federal government to decriminalize marijuana use for both medical and recreational uses.


First Charges Filed Against Officials Behind the Flint Water Crisis

Three officials have been charged for their alleged roles in the Flint water crisis, and many more people are expected to face charges.


USDA Won’t Pay 2 Idaho Families over Pesticide Contamination Cases

The USDA has rejected claims filed by 2 Idaho families who claim their cows were poisoned after eating hay contaminated with methyl bromide.


Farmers Sue USDA for Appointing Unqualified Individuals to Organics Board

The Cornucopia Institute and 2 of its members have filed a lawsuit against the USDA and Tom Vilsack, alleging unqualified individuals were appointed to determine what is “organic.”


Pennsylvania Becomes 24th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

After more than 2 years, much political infighting, and numerous changes, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill into law.


Will the DEA Choose to Reschedule Marijuana this Summer?

The DEA could reschedule marijuana this summer, in spite of agency head Chuck Rosenberg, who said in November that weed is “bad and dangerous.”


Medical Marijuana Could Be Legal in Pennsylvania by Week’s End

Medical marijuana activists are hopeful that Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill will pass the House, but are still fearful lawmakers could still kill it.


Study: Monsanto’s PCBs Causing ‘Severe Impact’ on Whales and Dolphins

A recently-released study says that PCB contamination of dolphin and whale habitats have caused entire populations to vanish. Extinction may be coming.


American Nurses Association Comment to the FDA: GMOs Aren’t Natural

The American Nurses Association weighed in on products with the ‘natural’ label, telling the FDA that products containing genetically modified ingredients should not be labeled ‘natural.’


Japan to Release Radioactive Water from Fukushima into the Sea

TEPCO, the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, is waiting for government clearance to dump irradiated water into the ocean.