Amazon’s Acquisition: Deep Discounts Coming to Whole Foods Today

Once Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods becomes final on August 28, 2017, deep discounts will be coming Whole Foods, especially for Amazon Prime members.


Mindful Eating Shown to Help People Lose Weight

Mindful eating – savoring high-calorie treats, focusing solely on enjoying your food, and planning meals and snacks – may help you lose significant weight.


Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


This Is Why You Should Always Find Out Where Your Tuna Was Caught

In a recent study, where tuna was caught was nearly as important as its species, in terms of contamination from PCBs, flame retardants, and pesticides.


Investigation Brews over Insecticide-Tainted Eggs Distributed Throughout U.K.

Eggs contaminated with an insecticide were shipped to the UK and the EU from Belgium, and regulators sat on the information for nearly a month.


“Seductively” Labeling Vegetables Makes People Eat More of Them

If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables, researchers have a suggestion for you: make them sound more “seductive.”


Perdue Farms Releases First Chicken Welfare Report, Says Improvements Being Made

In its first progress report, Perdue Farms says it has made great strides towards raising and producing its chickens more safely and more humanely.


Toxic Lead Lurking in Baby Food? What You Need to Know

A nonprofit group found that about 20% of the baby foods and fruit juices they tested contained detectable levels of lead. There is no “safe” level of lead.


In Case You Missed It: EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto’s RNAi Genetic Engineering Technology

The EPA quietly approved Monsanto’s new RNAi GMO technology designed to kill western corn rootworms, which have become resistant to Bt toxins.


“Diet” Artificial Sweeteners may Actually Expand Your Waistline

A recent meta-analysis shows that artificial sweeteners cause weight gain, and increase the risks of serious health problems.


Complaints About Crop Damage Spur Temporary Ban on Dicamba in 2 States

Arkansas and Missouri have placed a temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba, an herbicide linked to massive crop damage in both states.


It’s Official: California Lists Monsanto’s Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Glyphosate is now officially listed as a carcinogenic substance in California, under the state’s Proposition 65 law. RoundUp will soon have a warning label.


Think Outside the Box: 2-Acre Shipping-Container Farm Feeds 150

Farm From a Box comes in a storage container and provides everything you need for a 2-acre, off-grid farm capable of feeding 150 people.


Migrant Workers File Class-Action Against Monsanto over Labor Standards

A class-action lawsuit alleges that the agrochemical company Monsanto does not fair migrant workers minimum wage, and misrepresents the way it pays workers.


Whether Artificial or Not, Nitrites in Food are Harming You

Hot dogs made with nitrites derived from celery juice or celery powder aren’t any safer than those made with artificial sodium nitrite.


Eating More of This Could Ease Pain, Swelling of Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to researchers, eating fish at least twice a week significantly improves the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.


FINALLY: If You Live in Oregon, You can Have Your Roadkill and Eat it, Too

If you accidentally strike a deer or elk with your vehicle in the state of Oregon, you can now legally “harvest” the roadkill for meat.