Soda taxes are highly controversial, but the tax implemented in Berkeley, California, 5 months ago, has been successful in reducing sugar consumption.
A European study indicates that giving babies raw milk significantly lowers the incidence of many childhood infections, including ear infections.
Traces of glyphosate have been found in some Nature Valley granola bars, and consumers say the company’s “natural” label is deceptive.
President Obama expanded a national marine monument in Hawaii last week that is home to some of the rarest, most endangered species on the planet.
Things are progressing quickly in Pennsylvania since medical marijuana was legalized there in April, giving children some access.
The attorney general of Kentucky filed a civil lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the way it marketed its transvaginal mesh products.
Thousands of lives across 20 U.S. cities would be saved, and thousands of serious health problems could be prevented with tighter air pollution standards.
The DEA refuses to reclassify marijuana, but it is promising to make it easier for scientists and companies to get different strains of the plant for research.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced on August 11 that marijuana would remain illegal under federal law, while remaining a Schedule I substance.
The FDA has given Oxitec Ltd. approval to conduct a trial of mosquitoes genetically engineered to fight the Zika virus in the Florida Keys.
Soybean fields in parts of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee are plagued by “superweeds” that have become resistant to Monsanto’s herbicide ingredient, glyphosate.
The DEA said it would decide in the first part of 2016 whether to reschedule marijuana as a Schedule II substance. It has once again delayed that decision.
Beginning August 1, nearly 800 patients with intractable pain in Minnesota will have access to medical marijuana.
Starbucks is currently testing 100% recyclable paper cups in the UK. The coffee chain goes through 4 billion cups a year, including 2.5 billion in the UK.
Products that have been injected with foreign DNA are considered by the USDA to be genetically engineered, but not products with deleted DNA.
Citing a lack of financial resources, a marijuana-opposition group in Colorado has abandoned its efforts to limit the amount of THC in legal pot products.
On July 8, the House approved an agreement between itself and the Senate intended to tackle the burgeoning opioid crisis in America.