The challenge to be informed about what we are eating grows ever more complex. Many people trust Trader Joe’s as one of the smaller grocery store chains offering higher quality foods without unnecessary additives, and other harmful ingredients that can cause cancer, neurological damage, or developmental delays. But one mom recently found trisodium phosphate, an industrial strength paint thinner in her children’s Trader Joe’s breakfast cereal, and she is wondering what it is doing ther [...]
In the fight for marijuana legalization or even medical marijuana, every little step helps. So when Kentucky lawmakers in the state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow marijuana oil for certain medical conditions, it was seen as definite progress.
According to Takepart.com, the bill has yet to pass the state House of Representatives, but has a good chance there. It is also supported by Gov. Steve Beshear and even the State Police.
The bill essentially allows for a very limited medical [...]
(NaturalSociety) Heated discussions arise anytime drug testing is brought up, and with good reason. Drug testing walks a fine line between what advocates would have you believe is effective drug abuse prevention and safety enforcement, and opponents know is often a violation of civil liberties. But if random drug tests in schools and workplaces are controversial, the recommendations made public recently are downright jaw-dropping.
Robert Dupont, a former U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse Dir [...]
“All natural” and “made with natural ingredients” are great sounding claims plastered on all sorts of processed foods to sell products, many of them far from being ‘natural’. Well now another company is now being held accountable for its use of the word natural, and seems to be fighting for the right to continue using it despite how misleading it may be.
Heinz is being called to task over the “all natural” claim on its bottles of white vinegar. Plaintiff Debbie Banafsheha [...]
Michael Snyder | A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. [...]
Brazilians just set an international precedence for getting rid of GMO crops through a shocking and historic legal decision made by the Federal Court of Appeals of the 4th Circuit – TRF4. The court unanimously ruled to annul a decision, previously passed by the Technical Committee on National Security (CTNBio), that would have allowed Bayer’s transgenic, GMO corn, called Liberty Link, to infiltrate the agricultural landscape of the country. This decision will create legal groundwork for o [...]