pesticides

Coke's New Juice Flavor: Fungicide?

Coca-Cola has never shied away from trying new variations of its classic beverage. The company also is known for adding flavorful twists like lime and lemon to its drinks. But last week, both Coke and archrival Pepsi revealed that a more disturbing addition had made its way into their drinks: fungicide.

My 3 Cents: When Is Food Organic vs. Natural?

Last year, grocery sales were up a modest 1.8%, yet sales of organic items more than doubled that growth rate, up 4.4%. Clearly, we're shopping differently. But are we even sure what an "organic" or "all natural" label means? It's more complicated than you might think.

'Unprecedented' Bat Die-Off Could Devastate Farming

A fungus is threatening to kill off most of North America's bat population, and that's a really big deal. Bats eat bugs -- vast quantities of bugs that would otherwise eat our crops -- and they pollinate plants, too. If researchers can't save them, U.S. agriculture will suffer a major blow.

The Brutal Business of Battling Bedbugs

A vast industry has sprouted up to fight infestation, from bug-sniffing dogs to portable fabric steamers to undercover exterminators. The front lines are jammed with all manner of measures, including pricey and high- and low-tech options.

Feds won't OK bedbug killer

The Federal Government continues to shut down proposals to use industrial pesticide to combat bed bugs. The same bugs that are spreading across homes...