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  • Apr 27, 2017 194

    Frankencitrus Coming to a Store Near You?

    A new ruling is expected to pave the way for genetically modified citrus to enter your local stores—but a loophole allows the food industry to keep you in the dark about the nature of the fruit you’re purchasing. The Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) is getting ready to do an en...

  • Apr 27, 2017 1

    Guilty: Monsanto, Global Villain

    The international community delivered a blow to our government’s buddy, Monsanto. Will federal government cronies listen? The International Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes...

  • Apr 25, 2017 17

    Even More Natural Medicines Are Now at Risk

    The FDA is likely to move against numerous natural, compounded medicines. Action Alert! The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) advises the FDA on what supplements and drugs can be individually formulated for patients—many of whom have very specific needs that can only be met through th...

  • Apr 24, 2017 4

    Still Think the FDA Looks Out for Consumers?

    While the national movement that swept Donald Trump into office leaned heavily on a “Drain the Swamp” slogan, FDA officials are filling the swamp with more murky water and many of them are leaving the agency en masse to work at a Big Pharma consulting/lobbying firm. Greenleaf Health, which may n...

  • Apr 21, 2017 5

    FDA Loosens Reins on 23andMe Gene Tests

    After selling out to Big Pharma, 23andMe went from being a pariah with the FDA to being a darling. Recently, the FDA approved 23andMe’s direct-to-consumer genetic tests for ten conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and celiac disease. Consumers send 23andMe a saliva sample, a...

  • Apr 21, 2017 2

    A Real Solution to Feeding the World: Family Farms

    Industry says we need conventional/GMO farming to feed the world. Here’s why they’re wrong. David Montgomery, PhD, professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, recently pointed out that regenerative farming practices that restore fertility to soil will be the key to the...

  • Apr 20, 2017 4

    Doctors Disagree…88% of the Time

    Get a second opinion, and you’ll get confused. That could be the new motto for a healthcare industry characterized by dueling diagnoses. According to a new study by the Mayo Clinic, nine out of ten people who seek a second opinion after receiving an initial diagnosis from a doctor get either a som...

  • Apr 18, 2017 0

    Zen Honeycutt

    Zen Honeycutt, executive director of Moms Across America, gives an overview of the vast damage being caused by glyphosate on human health and the environment. She details the importance of going organic and provides ways to get involved in the fight against this dangerous chemical. FULL INTERVIEW: ...

  • Apr 18, 2017 11

    Repeal/Replace O-Care?

    Or just legalize an alternative? Following a politically disastrous failure to repeal and replace Obamacare earlier this year, reports suggest that House Republicans are “close” to a plan that might pass. We’ll report on this as soon as details become available. One thing, however, remains abu...

  • Apr 18, 2017 0

    Pregnant? Avoid Glyphosate

    New research shows a strong link between glyphosate levels in bodily fluids of expectant mothers and unfavorable birth outcomes, including shorter pregnancies. Babies born from mothers with glyphosate in their system tended to weigh less. It’s also linked to many chronic health issues like diabete...