The World Takes 4th Major Step Towards Creating GMO Babies in a Year

A panel of U.S. scientists and ethicists says that 3-parent embryos can be created safely and ethically, but right now the process is banned by Congress.


Kroger Supermarket in Ohio Gives Free Fruit to Kids

A supermarket in Greenville, Ohio, gives free fruit to kids, and the community response has been overwhelmingly positive.


The Real Cost: 81% of Dollar Store Products Contained These Hazardous Chemicals

A 2015 report found that 133 of 164 dollar-store products contained at least one hazardous chemical that could cause serious health issues.


FDA Panel: Codeine-Containing Medications are Unsafe for Kids Under 18

FDA medical advisers are saying that medications containing codeine should not be given to children and most teens to treat pain or cough.


Child Slaves Receive Favorable Supreme Court Ruling Against Nestle, Others

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by Nestle to throw out a lawsuit which holds the company liable for the use of child slave workers.


California School District is 1st in the U.S. to Serve Organic, GMO-Free Meals

The Sausalito Marin City School District in California is the first school district in the nation to serve its students completely organic meals.


Nestle can No Longer Claim Nesquik is “a Great Start to the Day” in the U.K.

Nestle has to remove its claim that Nesquik is “a great start to the day” after a lobbying group claimed it encouraged poor nutritional habits in children.


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.


Judge Rules NYC Children Do NOT Need a Flu Shot for Preschools, Day Cares

A Manhattan judge has overturned a policy that would bar preschoolers who haven’t received the flu vaccine from entering city preschools and day cares.


Pesticides as Dangerous as Secondhand Smoke to Kids

Early exposure to agricultural pesticides may harm children’s lungs – even more than secondhand smoke – researchers are saying.


‘Steer Clear of Creating GMO Babies,’ Scientists and Ethicists Say

“Proceed with caution, but steer clear of creating GMO babies” was the general message sent by the dozen scientists and ethicists.


Corpses in the Streets of Syria are Spreading Flesh-Eating Bug

DAESH has been dumping rotting corpses in the streets of Syria, and now a flesh-eating bug is spreading across the country.


Scientists and Activists Call for Ban on Human Gene Editing

A group of scientists, The Center for Genetics and Society, and other activist groups have called for a global ban on gene editing of human embryos.


Antibiotics Fed to Livestock are Putting Kids’ Lives in Danger

The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning that antibiotic use for livestock is preventing doctors from treating life-threatening infections in children.


Most of the Glyphosate Sprayed in CA is Applied in Poor Areas

More than 50% of the glyphosate sprayed in Monsanto is applied in impoverished areas populated by mostly Hispanic and Latino residents.


McDonald’s, Burger King Lure Kids with Toys and Targeted Ads

A new study finds that fast-food commercials which are clearly aimed at young children are working, and they are compounding the obesity problem.


EPA Proposes Extended Ban on Neurotoxic Pesticide Sprayed on Crops

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal that would ban a pesticide commonly sprayed on citrus fruits, almonds, and other crops.