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.


What the Top 10 Foods on Twitter Say About America’s Health and Habits

Researchers studied mentions of food on Twitter to discover Americans’ relationship with food. Here are the top 10 food and beverage tweets, in order.


U.K. Government Orders Restaurants to Cut Size of Desserts

U.K. health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered restaurants, pubs, and cafes to cut the sugar content in their products and reduce dessert sizes.


Study: The Glycemic Index is Unreliable

Millions of people with diabetes look to the glycemic index to help them pick healthy food choices, but a new study suggests the index may be unreliable.


Automated Insulin System Approved for People with Type 1 Diabetes

The world’s first “artificial pancreas” has been approved by the FDA for people with Type 1 diabetes. Will life now be easier for diabetics?


Monsanto Gets the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops

Monsanto has licensed the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, which will allow the agritech giant to add and delete DNA from crops.


Archaeologists Find a 3,000 Year Old Burned Dinner

Archeologists in Denmark have happened upon a 3,000 year old pan of burned cheese that someone tossed in an ancient trash heap.


Extreme Couponer Plans to Feed 30,000 People by Her 30th Birthday

A Virginia woman who has already fed more than 5,000 people with food insecurity has a goal of feeding 30,000 people by her 30th birthday next September.


Uh Oh: FDA Finds Glyphosate Herbicide in U.S. Honey

FDA testing has revealed that U.S. honey is contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate, including a very popular brand marketed as 100 percent all-natural.


“Maybe it’s Not the Gluten,” Study Says to the Public

While the gluten-free diet trend has spiked, the number of people who suffer from Celiac disease – characterized by a gluten intolerance – remains stable.


Scientists Discover a “6th Taste” Explaining Why We Love Carbs So Freakin’ Much

Now, a new study suggests that there may be a scientific reason we can not resist food loaded with carbohydrates – because they are our 6th taste.


McDonald’s Makes Positive Food Changes Due to Demand for Healthy Food

McDonald’s has been in the news a lot this month, thanks to big changes the fast-food company is making to several of its menu offerings.


Monsanto’s Creation of Herbicide-Resistant Superweeds Grows in Several States

Soybean fields in parts of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee are plagued by “superweeds” that have become resistant to Monsanto’s herbicide ingredient, glyphosate.