1. Genetically Engineered Salmon is Approved by the FDA. On Thursday, the FDA approved the production of a Genetically Engineered Salmon that is able to grow to market size in about half the time of non-modified salmon. The FDA even stated that this salmon will not need to be labeled. Many scientists, consumers and salmon farmers are concerned at how this will affect our health and the potential threat on the environment.
2. The National Institute of Health has ended the use of chimps for biomedical research.
3. The Danger of Sleeping In. A study by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has shown that a change in sleep schedule on the weekends can lead to lower HDL or good cholesterol, higher triglycerides and higher insulin resistance.
4. The FDA finalized a set of standards for how fruits and vegetables are produced.