Current Health News

July 9, 2019 - Issue 4712


Is Wikipedia stealing the news? Part 2 of 2 — A special edition of Ghost in the Machine series, Part 8

breaking news wikipedia

July 9, 2019

Knowledge is the key to optimizing your health. Learn the top ways to avoid making bad decisions that could affect you and your loved ones.

Genetically engineered salmon on your plate without your knowledge

Genetically engineered salmon on your plate without your knowledge

July 9, 2019

Salmon that's genetically engineered to grow unnaturally fast is being raised in Indiana and will soon be available, sold under a 'bioengineered' label. However, the labelling isn't mandatory until 2022, may be hidden behind a scannable code and isn't required at all for GE salmon sold by restaurants and other food service locations.

Why is food wrapped in plastic inside plastic?

reduce plastic packaging

July 9, 2019

Plastic food packaging is a major contributor to plastic pollution, as most of it is designed to be used one time and then thrown away. With most plastic ending up in landfills, oceans and incinerators, reducing plastic packaging as much as possible is a simple way to reduce plastic waste.