Stephen Hahn, F.D.A. chief, is caught between scientists and the president

Many medical experts — including members of his own staff — worry about whether Dr. Hahn has the fortitude and political savvy to protect the scientific integrity of the F.D.A. from Mr. Trump.
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Salmonella cases linked to onions increase to nearly 900

Grocery chains, including Publix and Giant Eagle, have recalled onions supplied by Thomson International and products that may contain the onions.

Voluntary phase-out by industry of certain PFAS used in food packaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a voluntary phase-out of certain types of grease-proofing agents on paper and paperboard food

FDA announces limit on inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals

The Food and Drug Administration's guidance comes eight years after Consumer Reports first went public with the problem of the potentially dangerous presence of inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals.


C.D.C. warns of the dangers of drinking hand sanitizer after fatal poisonings

Four people died and nearly a dozen others were poisoned after swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizer, federal health officials said.

Biotechnology could change the cattle industry. Will it succeed?

Gene editing could help scientists produce cows that are meatier and better for the planet. But many hurdles remain.

Scientists worry about political influence over coronavirus vaccine project

Operation Warp Speed has moved along at a rapid clip. But some people involved in the process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump.

Should the dietary guidelines help fight systemic racism

The new guidelines, published every five years, don’t reflect the nation’s growing diversity, or the particular health and dietary risks that communities of color face.

FDA hand sanitizer recall expands to at least 77 brands

Regulators say the brands contain dangerous levels of methanol, which can lead to blindness, hospitalization and even death if consumed.

Italian tax spat reveals Big Tobacco’s clout

A proposed tax hike to make heated tobacco products more expensive has run aground.

FDA recalls more hand sanitizer brands due to methanol contamination

The FDA issued a new recall on three hand sanitizer brands due to methanol contamination. This is in addition to recalls that have already been issued for more than 20 brands of hand sanitizer.


Lifting the veil on a controversial e-cigarette company—sort of

This week a corporate filing in California has provided a glimpse of those involved with a mysterious e-cigarette company.

Bottled water made by Whole Foods has high levels of arsenic, Consumer Reports says

Starkey Spring Water has been flagged in the past for arsenic levels just under or exceeding the federal threshold.
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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