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C'mon, Yah Cowardly Lion: Courage to Be the Change

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

When Bayer, a $7 billion multinational pharmaceutical company, acquired a smaller $300 million diagnostic company, CEO Rolf Classon chose to call it...

Drugmaker Makes Huge Buy

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Germany's Bayer plans to buy U.S.-based Merck & Co.'s consumer health business, creating a combined medicine cabinet of hou...

Christina Wilkie

Christie's Mansion Fund Collected Millions From Political Favor Seekers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In January 2010, as newly elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office, there was a major change at the top of the Drumthwacke...

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.

Washingtonians Fight for GMO Labeling

Carl Gibson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Carl Gibson

This November, voters in Washington State will get to decide whether or not people should have the right to know if there are genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food they buy when they vote on Initiative 522.

Corporate Colonialism: Pesticides, GMOs and Kauai Fights Back

Maggie Sergio | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Maggie Sergio

What has happened on Kauai after Bill #2491 was introduced on June 30 has been dramatic. It has opened my eyes to the practices of the biotech industry, and it has angered and saddened me.

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.

GMO & Pesticide Experiments in Hawaii: The Poisoning of Paradise

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If action isn't taken quickly and soon, I am fearful of what the long term, unrestrained use of pesticides will do to the ecology of Hawaii. What the general public needs to know, is that GMO research in Hawaii requires the use of powerful restricted use pesticides.

Zach Carter

U.S. Pushing To End Cheap Drugs For Poorest Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seeking to curb efforts to exempt the world's poorest countries from expansive trade rules that would substa...

Honeybees to EPA: Where Is Thy Sting?

OnEarth | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Scott Dodd, OnEarth The list of fruits, vegetables, and field crops that rely on honeybees for pollination is truly astonishing: apples, avocados, ...

Christina Wilkie

Pesticide Lobby Spends Millions To Defend Chemicals Tied To Bee Deaths

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chemical pesticide lobby is waging a multi-million dollar battle to prevent regulation of chemicals linked to the dramatic escalatio...

Bee Pesticide Manufacturers Propose Plan To Aid Failing Colonies

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green

By Emma Thomasson ZURICH, March 28 (Reuters) - Syngenta and Bayer , top producers of the pesticides blamed for a sharp fall in bee po...

Coming Soon: When Touch Games Touch Back

Turnstyle | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson I didn't expect the coolest thing I'd see on the first day of E3 to be a pair of headphones. Scratch that. I didn't expect the c...

Zach Carter

Obama's Global Health Policy Undercuts Reform At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few hours after the Supreme Court upheld his signature health care legislation last week, President Barack Obama approached a White Ho...

$750 Million GMO Rice Settlement Moves Forward

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Rice growers met a threshold to move forward with a $750 million settlement over genetically modified rice, the company blam...

What Can Give You Economic Misery, an Embolism, and a Backyard Full of Elephants?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Although when it comes to the specific date of our mass death, Harold Camping might as well be talking Chinese nuclear development with Herman Cain, i...

Another Agribusiness Disaster on the Horizon

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

There's no reason for concern about the mass death of bees through Colony Collapse Disorder. No reason at all, unless you happen to be a living being who is planning to sustain life by eating food.

Seeds of Life: Seed Industry Structure (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Understanding the organizational structure of the seed industry may seem a pursuit into the arcane, and wonkish world of academics, and private seed breeders. This is certainly not the case.

Big-Pharma Backed Marijuana Spray Approved As Medicine, But Consumers Of The Natural Herb Still Face Jail

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

British health regulators have approved the sale and marketing of Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts as a treatment for symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

FDA May Tighten Rules On Omniscan, A GE MRI Drug

BusinessWeek / ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing further regulation of three drugs used to create high-contrast images on MRI scans, based on a new a...

New Report: GMOs Causing Massive Pesticide Pollution

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

There is one fact about genetically engineered foods that there is no debate about: no one wakes up in the morning eager to buy gene-altered food. There's good reason for this.

Packaged Deceit: How Dietary Supplements and Fortified Foods Fool You

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

For years, Bayer has marketed its selenium supplements to men as a way to prevent prostate cancer. But the evidence that selenium prevents prostate cancer is as skimpy as Paris Hilton's bikini.

Goodbye to You, Yaz

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

Yaz wasn't approved to treat PMDD and acne, and in any case, not all women have PMDD or untreated acne, even though the makers of Yaz probably wish that that was the case.

Birth Control Pill Yaz's False Advertising: Doesn't Help Acne, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

New York Times | NATASHA SINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has just introduced a new $20 million advertising campaign for Yaz, the most popular birth control pill in the United...