Sad News: USDA Dumps Plans to Test Foods for Glyphosate Herbicide

The USDA has quietly scrapped plans to start testing food for glyphosate, the primary component of the Monsanto-made herbicide RoundUp.

This County Cut Sugary Drink Sales by 20% Without a Soda Tax

Howard County, Maryland cut soda and fruit sales by 20 and 15 percent, respectively, between January 2013 and December 2015 WITHOUT levying a soda tax.

EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Glyphosate-Cancer Link

Newly unsealed documents show an EPA official may have helped kill a study linking glyphosate to cancer.

U.K. Doctors Granted License to Create 3-Parent GM Babies

Doctors in the U.K. have received the first license to create genetically modified, three-parent babies to make them immune to mitochondrial diseases.

GOP Bill Could Let Employers Access Your Genetic and Health Info

A GOP bill in Congress would give employers the right to demand employees’ personal health and genetic information. Resist and suffer penalties.

Trump’s Pick for FDA Chief Has Drug and Biotech Industry Ties

President Trump’s pick for head of the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, receiving big bucks from drug makers.

Marijuana Strain Recalled in Oregon over High Pesticide Levels

The state of Oregon issued its first-ever marijuana recall after a strain called Blue Magoo was found to have high levels of pesticides.

The United Nations Says It Will Monitor the Fentanyl Market

The UN will add two chemicals used to make fentanyl to an international list that makes it easier to track suspicious orders and transactions.

Maryland House Overwhelmingly Votes to Ban Fracking

A majority of members of Maryland’s House of Delegates voted to ban fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in the state. The bill now moves to the Senate.

This is how Colorado is Trying to Protect its Marijuana Industry

A bill being considered in Colorado would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify recreational weed as medical in case of a federal crackdown.

Jeff Sessions: Pot “Only Slightly Less Awful” than Heroin

Attorney General Jeff Sessions showed off his anti-marijuana efforts yet again when he said that marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.

Israel Decriminalizes Marijuana

Israel has decriminalized the use of marijuana, and openly admits the move was done, in part, because of shifting attitudes about the plant worldwide.

Wanting to Avoid Panic, Calif. State Officials Hid Cell Phone Risks

The state of California was forced by a Superior Court judge this month to release guidelines for safe cell phone use that they feared would cause panic.

Here it Comes: Feds to Crack Down on Recreational Marijuana

Despite pot legalization by states, White House spokesman Sean Spicer says there will be greater enforcement of federal marijuana laws in the near future.

Australians Finally Close to Obtaining Access to Legal Cannabis

Some Australians are finally getting close to obtaining access to legal cannabis after the federal government loosened restrictions on cannabis imports.

Trump Admin Delays Listing Rusty Patched Bumblebees as Endangered

The Trump administration has delayed listing the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species. Conservationists worry it will be cut from the list.

Scientific Panel Softens Stance on Human Gene Editing

With rapid advancements in human genome-editing, a group of scientists have released a 200 pages of recommendations for how to proceed.