GMO Mosquito Trial Approved in the Florida Keys

After communities in the Florida Keys disagreed over trials of GMO mosquitoes in the area, the mosquito control board has voted to go forward with the test.


Coming to Denver Bars and Restaurants in 2017: Legal Pot Consumption

Residents of Denver, Colorado, voted to allow marijuana consumption in bars and restaurants, so long as they have their community’s support and a license.


EPA Approves Dangerous Monsanto-Made Weedkiller

The EPA approved a new glyphosate-dicamba herbicide with restrictions intended to prevent the chemicals from drifting to other crops and damaging them.


U.S. States Join Gov. Probe of Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-DuPont Mergers

Several states will join the pending federal antitrust investigations into the Dow-DuPont and Bayer-Monsanto mergers.


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.


Support for Marijuana Legalization is Soaring Nationwide

Nationwide support for marijuana legalization is at an all-time high, and if California votes to legalize pot in November, it could set a huge precedent.