May 15th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Big news out of New Jersey, particularly if you’re a pregnant pig: The state legislature voted to ban gestation crates by a vote of 60 to 5 in the Assembly and in the Senate by a vote of 29 to 4. It now goes to Governor Christie’s desk, where he’s expected to sign it into law.
Read More:Pigs Fly in New Jersey: State Passes Ban on Cruel Gestation Crates
May 14th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The Supreme Court announced its ruling yesterday in favor of biotech giant Monsanto in the highly publicized Bowman v. Monsanto case brought about by an Indiana farmer over the company’s right to patent seeds.
Read More:Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto’s Right to Patent Seeds (And Sue You)
May 12th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Good news for all you sun worshippers: Researchers out of Scotland’s University of Endinburgh have found that sun exposure may also help reduce the risks of high blood pressure and certain heart health issues including strokes and heart attack. It may even extend your life.
Read More:Sun Exposure Connected to Decreased Blood Pressure
May 11th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Coca-Cola—the world’s top-selling manufacturer of soft drinks—has announced efforts to target the growing obesity epidemic by encouraging physical activity and plans to cease marketing efforts directed towards children under the age of 12.
Read More:Can Coca-Cola Cure Obesity?
May 10th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Texas has heightened its concern over mercury levels in fish being caught off the Gulf coast of the state, according to The Department of State Health Services, which made the announcement earlier this week.
Read More:Major Mercury Warning for Texas-Caught Fish
May 9th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The norovirus—the biggest cause of foodborne illnesses in the world—appears to be transmitted through the spraying of agricultural pesticides on common crops, reports a recent stuffy.
Read More:Pesticides Transmit Norovirus Through Contaminated Crops
May 8th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
They were here for a short while, but GMO potatoes have been out of the U.S. food market for more than a decade. But they may be making a return.
Read More:They’re Back: GMO Potato Producer Seeks USDA Approval for New Variety
May 5th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
While Europe recovers from its recent horsemeat scandal, here in the U.S. concerns are heating up over the opening of the nation’s first horse slaughterhouse in more than six years.
Read More:Horse Slaughterhouse Expected to Open Soon Despite Violations and Outrage
May 4th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
After what many concerned consumers, health and environmental advocates labeled a major victory, California must now remove BPA (bisphenol-A) from its list of chemicals known to cause reproductive issues.
Read More:California Must Delist BPA as Reproductive Toxin from Prop 65 List