FTC Says Lumosity “Brain Training” Games Not Backed by Science

Millions of People use Lumosity to strengthen their brains, but the FTC alleges that none of its maker’s claims can be backed by science.


22,000 Nurses Refuse *Mandatory* Vaccinations

There are more than 22,000 nurses, part of Nurses against Mandatory Vaccines (NAMV), who are refusing mandatory vaccines.


Ruling Protects Organic Farmers, ‘GM-Free’ Zones in Jackson County, Oregon

After some back-and-forth concerning GMO farming, a ruling was made that is a win for farmers growing non-GM crops in Jackson County, Oregon.


Agrichemical Companies Dow and DuPont to Merge, then Split into 3 Mega Companies

Dow Chemical and DuPont are to merge under a $130 billion deal, only to split into 3 independently-traded companies.


Monsanto is Sinking: 3,600 Job Cuts as Corn, Roundup Sales Plummet

Biotech giant Monsanto has revealed that it will be cutting a total of 3,600 jobs due to restructuring and falling sales of its herbicide chemicals.


Switzerland Fed Council Extends GM Moratorium Until 2021

In December, 2015, the Swiss Federal Council decided to extend the country’s moratorium on the cultivation of GM seed until at least 2021.


FDA to Approve Cannabis-Based Pharmaceutical for Multiple Health Conditions

GW Pharmaceuticals is expected to be given a green light for a cannabidiol drug (marijuana-based medicine) which shows promise in treating epilepsy.


Pharmaceutical Company Misleads Consumers, Caught in Painkiller Scam

Drug giant Reckitt Benckiser has been ordered by the Australian Federal Court to pull its so-called “targeted” ibuprofen products off the shelves.


China’s Silence Over GMOs Sends Biotech Company to U.S.

Origin Agritech was planning on launching China’s first seed company on its home turf, but will test its seed technology in the US instead.


Bill Provision PROTECTS State Medical Marijuana Laws and Cannabis Research

The $1.1 trillion spending bill blocks the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Agency from targeting state medical marijuana laws or hemp projects.


Chinese Firm says “No” to Cloning Humans, but “Yes” to Cloning Beef Cattle

Chinese biotech company Boyalife Group rejects human cloning for now, but will start cloning 100,000 beef cattle embryos when its facility opens.


Largest Native American Tribe in California Bans GMOs

The Yurok Tribe, the largest Native American tribe in California, has just announced that it is implementing a ban on all GM crops and GM animals.


High Lead Levels in Children Spark State of Emergency in Michigan

A state of emergency has been declared in Flint, Michigan, where hundreds of children have tested positive for dangerously high levels of lead.


Another Alternative Health Doctor Killed, Found in Makeshift Grave

Canadian and alternative health doctor, Linnea Veinotte, was found dead just a few days before Christmas.


Lobbyists at it Again: GMO Labeling Fight Likely to Resume in New Year

Despite resistance from the people, leaders say the issue of GMO labeling will be ‘top priority’ when they get back to work in January.


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Meets with Monsanto to Discuss Agricultural ‘Advances’ for 2016

United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently met with high-ups at Monsanto and other companies to discuss agricultural ‘advances’ for 2016.


Huge: Spending Bill Forces FDA to Label the New GM Salmon

The Food and Drug Administration may be forced to finalize guidelines for the labeling of the recently-approved genetically modified (GM) salmon.