• Drugging the Planet: Doggie Prozac and Female Viagra
    What? You’re not on drugs? Big Pharma is doing their best to change that. In its ever present bid to have every man, woman, child (and now dog) hooked on their wares, the US pharmaceutical industry continues to create new ‘syndromes’ while simultaneously claiming to possess the...
  • Dude, Where’s My Vitamin C?
    Maybe you are a person that buys vitamin C, herbal cough syrup, or probiotics when you think you might be coming down with a cold. Maybe you take Co Q10 to keep your heart healthy, or Red Yeast Rice to keep your blood pressure down because you don’t like the side effects or cost of pharmaceutical...
  • GMO Labeling Poised to Hit the Ballot in California

    Californians have the opportunity to make history and standup for our right to know what we are eating. Since the introduction of GMOs, Americans have allowed unelected officials in the USDA and FDA to decide that we don’t need to know what we are really eating. As a result, nearly 90% of the food in grocery stores today contains unlabeled food that has been genetically altered. The way polls are currently looking, Californians may lead the way in setting a precedent that changes all that.

  • Super-Weeds Clog the Cogs of the GMO Food Factory
    Artist: Paul Hoppe

    For the past 40 years, conventional farmers have been using chemical herbicides to kill weeds in their fields. It was touted as being easier on the farmer and the environment than the more traditional methods of tilling. Today, scientists are facing the grim reality that this chemical shortcut has now created a problem much larger than ever foreseen.

  • EPA Approves Pesticide Linked to Colony Collapse Disorder

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted emergency approval for the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide dinotefuran to control brown marmorated stink bugs in seven eastern states. Dinotefuran is a member of the neonicotinoid family of systemic pesticides that is known to be highly toxic to bees and associated with Colony Collapse Disorder.

  • Arsenic in Your Chicken Anyone?

    According to an Associated Press story, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that some chicken meat may contain small amounts of arsenic, though the agency is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to people who eat it.

  • GMO Study: OMG, You’re Eating Insecticide…

    Most Americans remain blissfully unaware (or don’t care) they are eating genetically-modified (GM) organisms every day. Passivity and blind faith in the USDA, FDA and EPA have largely contributed to this attitude. Perhaps that will change now that a GMO Study reveals an insecticide produced in GM corn actually gets absorbed into the human body. 

  • Scientists and Fishermen Alarmed By Sick Fish in Gulf

    According to the U.S. government, the BP oil spill is old news and the Gulf of Mexico is fine. The FDA announced back in August 2010 that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat, and it was seemingly business as usual. Now, a pnj.com article reports that scientists and fishermen are finding an alarming number of fish from this area “with skin lesions, fin rot, spots, liver blood clots and other health problems.”

  • FDA Issues First New Rules Under Food Safety Modernization Act: More Protection or More Control?

    Last Wednesday, the FDA released details on the agency’s first new rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FDA now has the authority to detain food products for 30 days simply because it has “reason to believe” they pose a threat to food safety. Signed into law by President Obama this past January, the FSMA gave the FDA new authority to oversee facilities that grow and sell the nation’s produce, including the power to issue mandatory food recalls. As we have seen the FDA’s overzealous raids on raw dairy farms even prior to the enactment of the FSMA, this raises concerns for increased abuse of power.

  • What You Need to Know About GMOs

    If you are not actively avoiding genetically-modified foods (GMOs), you are eating them every day. GMOs are in roughly 80 percent of packaged foods sold in the U.S. and Canada, according the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Studies indicate serious health risks are associated with GMO consumption, including infertility, accelerated aging, organ damage and birth defects. Want to know more?