New Study Renews Roundup ‘Weedkiller’ Toxicity Concern

by Sayer Ji A new study published in the January issue of International Journal of Toxicology titled, “GlyphosateCommercial Formulation Causes Cytotoxicity, Oxidative Effects, and Apoptosis on Human Cells: Differences With its Active Ingredient,” raises renewed concern that formulations of the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate…

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Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Pain in Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Researchers say Vitamin D may be cost-effective treatment or adjunct for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome and low vitamin D levels, reports PAIN® Philadelphia, January 17, 2014 – Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D…

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Whole Foods Quietly Agrees To Drop Sewage Sludge Produce

By Heather Callaghan In December 2012, whistleblower Mario Ciasulli, a semi-retired electrical engineer in North Carolina, put pressure on Whole Foods to come clean about a fertilizer method among their conventional produce suppliers. That is, using sewage sludge, the “pink slime” of large produce farming. No…

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Supreme Court Gives Monsanto Full Ability to Sue Farmers

by Heather Callaghan Do you remember the 2011 lawsuit from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association 80+ plaintiffs (farmers and small businesses) against Monsanto? They were fighting biotech giant Monsanto’s ability to sue them for patent infringement when genetically modified seeds inadvertently appear in…

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