Avocados Could be Key in Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome, Numerous Ailments

A review shows that every part of the avocado combats every component of metabolic syndrome, which means you are protected from various ailments.


Scientists Fearful of ‘Ecological Risks’ Sparked by GMO Microalgae

Scientists have created genetically engineered microalgae that have the potential to spread and to cause health and environmental problems.


Study: Don’t go Gluten-Free if You Don’t Have Celiac Disease

A gluten-free diet doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease, and in people who don’t have celiac disease, it actually increases the risk.


GMO “Super Wheat” to be Grown in the UK Despite Fears

Researchers in the U.K. have been given the go-ahead to start testing a new type of genetically modified “super wheat” despite objections by ca. 30 groups.


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.


Don’t Forget About the 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Most Pesticide-Tainted Produce

The Environmental Working Group has released its annual report on the types of produce contaminated with the most pesticides and pesticide residues.


General Mills Offers 100 Million Free Wildflower Seeds to #BringBacktheBees

Cheerios gave away 1 billion wildflower seeds, far surpassing its goal of 100 million, as part of a campaign to increase bee populations.


IKEA Launches Sustainable DIY Indoor Garden

Continuing its trend of offering environmentally-friendly products, IKEA has developed an indoor grow room that can feed a whole neighborhood.


Non-Browning GMO Arctic Apples to Hit Store Shelves Soon

Genetically modified apples engineered to brown more slowly than traditional apples will hit store shelves next month, but they won’t be overtly labeled “GMO.”


Will Donald Trump Give Bayer and Monsanto His Blessing to Merge?

Bayer and Monsanto executives met with Donald Trump on January, 11 2017 to discuss the biotech companies’ $66 billion merger.


Retailers in Italy Boycott Nutella over Concerns it Could Cause Cancer

Retailers in Italy are boycotting Nutella because it’s made with palm oil, which regulators say can cause cancer when heated to a certain temperature.


The Military is Warning Soldiers About the Health Risks of Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are popular among soldiers who need to stay awake on the battlefield, but the military is warning about their potential health risks.


Trump Picks Dow Chemical CEO to Head Manufacturing Council

Donald Trump chose Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris as head of the American Manufacturing Council. Some fear Liveris could use his position to benefit Dow.


Survey Reveals Americans Don’t Trust Scientists on GMOs

A lot of highly educated people don’t trust GMOs or the scientists that work with them, so don’t let anyone tell you that you must be stupid to be anti-GMO.


Reinventing the Wheel: Nestle Reformulates Sugar

Instead of simply cutting the sugar content in its candy products, Nestle has decided to reformulate the substance into “sugar lite.”


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.


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.