Roundup Linked to Birth Defects, & Other News of Note

It’s Official: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Causes Birth Defects (Red, Green & Blue) A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. The last …

“Organic,” “Natural” and the Power of Marketing

Quick: Which food is “greener” – the one labeled “100% Natural” or the one labeled “100% Organic”? According to a recent survey by the Shelton Group, an advertising firm, most people would say “100% Natural.” This is both funny and troubling, since any product out there can make that claim. “Natural” is not a regulated …

Drink Water, Not Fluoride

OMG! There’s not enough fluoride in bottled water! Five billion gallons of bottled water were consumed in 2000, an increase of more than 200 percent from a decade earlier. Whether consumers drink more bottled water because it is an alternative to soda, or because it is convenient to do so is unclear, but one thing …